Basketball Blog Poll - v2.1

I have submitted my initial hoops blog poll ballot for this week and it can be seen below.  If anybody has paid attention this ballot is VERY different from previous ballots.  At the top I have catapulted Georgetow into the #2 spot and dropped UConn a little bit down to #6.  This is primarily due to me being more comfortable with the KenPom rankings which I heavily rely on to guide my rankings.  Since those ranking are based on stats it is really hard to rely on them during the first couple weeks of the season.  Even now it is early but I'm more comfortable than I was before.

Here is the table of my ballot and the KenPom ranking in the far right column.

School The Daily Gopher KenPom Rank
North Carolina 1 1
Georgetown 2 2
Louisville 3 5
Pittsburgh 4 4
Gonzaga 5 3
Connecticut 6 16
Texas 7 8
Duke 8 7
Kansas 9 9
Oklahoma 10 15
Ohio State 11 6
Missouri 12 11
Tennessee 13 10
Baylor 14 13
West Virginia 15 14
Washington State 16 12
Arizona State 17 18
UCLA 18 27
Villanova 19 21
Notre Dame 20 25
Memphis 21 22
BYU 22 20
Clemson 23 24
Wake Forest 24 31
Purdue 25 23

Please provide your thoughts and critiques this afternoon and I'll have time to adjust before my final ballot.  Other schools on my radar are Syracuse, Xavier, Davidson, Michigan, Illinois and Butler.

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