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My VFAB WBB ballot: LSU leaps Stanford as Ohio State tumbles

Stanford is continuing to be challenged in the rough-and-tumble Pac-12, but save for one time, it’s looking strong in the face of those obstacles.

The Cardinal swept the weekend against the Oregon schools, with Cameron Brink’s triple-double — 16 points, 12 rebounds and a program-record 10 blocks — leading the way on Sunday to a win over Oregon.

The tight win over Oregon State on Friday was enough for me to keep the Cardinal at No. 3, even as previously No. 2 Ohio State lost not once, not twice, but three times in one week.

LSU leapfrogs to No. 2 thanks in part to previously crushing the same Oregon State team Stanford struggled with. But the 20-0 Tigers will have arguably their toughest test of the season when Tennessee comes to Baton Rouge on Monday night.

Elsewhere, a week filled with top-25 matchups caused a whole lot of shakeups and movement. Here’s where everyone ended up:

(Last week’s ballot)

1. South Carolina
2. LSU
3. Stanford
4. Indiana
5. UConn
6. Utah
7. Iowa
8. Maryland
9. Notre Dame
10. Ohio State
11. North Carolina
12. UCLA
13. Iowa State
14. Virginia Tech
15. Gonzaga
16. Middle Tennessee
17. Duke
18. NC State
19. Michigan
20. South Florida
21. Arizona
22. Texas
23. Illinois
24. Tennessee
25. Columbia

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