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 26, 2018Week 17 Rankings for Ben Steele
1Virginia (48)
26-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 17 Voters
1608
Points
2Michigan State (17)
28-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1571
Points
3Villanova
25-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1416
Points
4Xavier
25-4Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1422
Points
5Kansas
23-6Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 10 - Brant Wilkerson
1272
Points
6Duke
24-5Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 11 - David Cloninger
1362
Points
7Purdue
26-5Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1178
Points
8North Carolina
22-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1140
Points
9Gonzaga
27-4Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1231
Points
10Ohio State
24-7Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Paul Klee
791
Points
11Auburn
24-5Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 21 - Shannon Ryan
781
Points
12Texas Tech
22-7Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Scott Mansch
887
Points
13Rhode Island
23-4Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
558
Points
14Wichita State
23-5Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 16 - Lauren Brownlow
945
Points
15Michigan
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 20 - Scott Wolf
753
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
16Cincinnati
25-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
1013
Points
17Arizona
22-7Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
450
Points
18Nevada
25-5Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
386
Points
19Clemson
21-7Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: 25 - Doug Doughty
499
Points
20Tennessee
21-7Actual: 16
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
564
Points
21Kentucky
20-9Actual: 23
Highest: 20 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
174
Points
22Saint Mary's
27-4Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
318
Points
23TCU
20-9Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
41
Points
24Houston
22-6Actual: 25
Highest: 22 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
45
Points
25Butler
19-10Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
34
Points