Ben SteeleMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)
Twitter: @bensteelemjs
About: Marquette men's basketball beat writer for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Ballot Score

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Feb 19, 2018Week 16 Rankings for Ben Steele
1Villanova (4)
24-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 4 Voters
1509
Points
2Virginia (42)
24-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
1601
Points
3Michigan State (19)
26-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Paul Klee
1565
Points
4Xavier
24-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: 11 - Jesse Newell
1398
Points
5Texas Tech
22-5Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Shannon Ryan
1206
Points
6Kansas
21-6Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 14 - John Feinstein
1166
Points
7Duke
22-5Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - David Cloninger
1292
Points
8Gonzaga
25-4Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1206
Points

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9Arizona
21-6Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: 21 - Matt Vautour
831
Points
10Purdue
24-5Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: 14 - Carlos Silva
1130
Points
11North Carolina
21-7Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Dave Borges
1074
Points
12Auburn
23-4Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
873
Points
13Wichita State
21-5Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 17 - 3 Voters
870
Points
14Clemson
20-6Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Scott Gleeson
683
Points
15Michigan
22-7Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 23 - Doug Haller
615
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
16Cincinnati
23-4Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 18 - Seth Davis
954
Points
17Ohio State
22-7Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - Paul Klee
680
Points
18Tennessee
19-7Actual: 19
Highest: 15 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
427
Points
19Nevada
23-5Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - Justin Jackson
330
Points
20West Virginia
19-8Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
329
Points
21Houston
21-5Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
263
Points
22Rhode Island
21-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
455
Points
23Kentucky
18-9Actual: 27
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
33
Points
24Baylor
17-10Actual: 26
Highest: 19 - Jason Butt
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
52
Points
25Florida State
19-8Actual: 25
Highest: 22 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
63
Points