Chris MurrayReno Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV)
Twitter: @MurrayRGJ
About: Chris Murray has been the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal’s Nevada Wolf Pack basketball beat writer since 2007 and the newspaper’s football beat writer since 2010. He’s also held the role of assistant sports editor and won multiple APSE and Nevada Press Association awards for feature writing, project writing and explanatory journalism.

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Dec 5, 2016Week 5 Rankings for Chris Murray
1Villanova (57)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jon Wilner
1613
Points
2UCLA (2)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1478
Points
3Baylor (6)
8-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Scott Mansch
1437
Points
4Kentucky
7-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1274
Points
5Gonzaga
8-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1198
Points
6Indiana
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1103
Points
7North Carolina
8-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1234
Points

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8Kansas
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1458
Points
9Duke
8-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1389
Points
10Creighton
8-0Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Soren Petro
1003
Points
11Xavier
7-1Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 21 - Cormac Gordon
784
Points
12Virginia
7-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
758
Points
13Butler
8-0Actual: 16
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 22 - Clay Fowler
691
Points
14Saint Mary's
6-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
899
Points
15Louisville
7-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 18 - Dave Borges
901
Points
16West Virginia
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 21 - Clay Fowler
729
Points
17Wisconsin
7-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Joe Juliano
Lowest: 22 - Mandy Mitchell
655
Points
18South Carolina
8-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
476
Points
19Arizona
6-2Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
320
Points
20Oregon
7-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
175
Points
21Purdue
6-2Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
485
Points
22Florida
7-1Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Hugh Kellenberger
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
285
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23TCU
8-0Actual: 29
Highest: 20 - Tony Parks
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
33
Points
24Notre Dame
8-0Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
197
Points
25Cincinnati
7-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
258
Points