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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Jan 2, 2017Week 9 Rankings for Chris Murray
1Villanova (59)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1619
Points
2Baylor (6)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Seth Davis
1532
Points
3Gonzaga
14-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1357
Points
4Kansas
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 26 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1503
Points
5UCLA
14-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Dick Vitale
1406
Points
6Kentucky
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 14 - Doug Doughty
1280
Points
7Louisville
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 3 Voters
1063
Points
8West Virginia
12-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1179
Points
9Creighton
13-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Geoff Grammer
1015
Points
10Florida State
14-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Stephen Schramm
902
Points
11Virginia
11-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
954
Points
12Wisconsin
12-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Paul Klee
865
Points
13Oregon
13-2Actual: 15
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
771
Points

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14Duke
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Graham Couch
1090
Points
15North Carolina
12-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 25 - Jason Butt
785
Points

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16Virginia Tech
12-1Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
293
Points
17Butler
12-2Actual: 18
Highest: 6 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
477
Points
18Arizona
13-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 22 - Cecil Hurt
613
Points
19Xavier
12-2Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Mandy Mitchell
634
Points
20Saint Mary's
12-1Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
416
Points
21Cincinnati
12-2Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - Jason Butt
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
258
Points
22Notre Dame
12-2Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
250
Points
23Purdue
12-3Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Clay Fowler
Lowest: NR - Tony Parks
405
Points
24USC
14-1Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
74
Points
25Minnesota
13-2Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
56
Points