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 26, 2016Week 8 Rankings for Chris Murray
1Villanova (56)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1614
Points
2UCLA (3)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Craig Meyer
1518
Points
3Baylor (6)
12-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1458
Points
4Gonzaga
12-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Mike Barber
1222
Points
5Kansas
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1461
Points
6Duke
12-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Graham Couch
1375
Points
7Creighton
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Soren Petro
1049
Points
8Louisville
11-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Craig Handel
1260
Points
9Kentucky
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1171
Points
10North Carolina
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1113
Points
11Virginia
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
892
Points
12West Virginia
11-1Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
933
Points
13Butler
11-1Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - 6 Voters
837
Points
14Indiana
10-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Scott Wolf
709
Points
15Wisconsin
11-2Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
772
Points
16Xavier
10-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: 22 - 3 Voters
548
Points
17Purdue
11-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Patrick Murray
745
Points
18Arizona
11-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 23 - Matt Vautour
512
Points
19Oregon
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
321
Points
20Saint Mary's
10-1Actual: 19
Highest: 16 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
407
Points
21Florida State
12-1Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
326
Points
22USC
13-0Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
248
Points
23Virginia Tech
10-1Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
37
Points
24Maryland
12-1Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
40
Points

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25Minnesota
12-1Actual: 30
Highest: 23 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
8
Points