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 1, 2018Week 9 Rankings for Chris Murray
1Duke (21)
13-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1556
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2Villanova (1)
13-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 8 - Norm Wood
1444
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3Michigan State (43)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Tyson Alger
1600
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4Arizona State
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jesse Newell
1336
Points
5Xavier
14-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 15 - Graham Couch
1325
Points
6West Virginia
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 13 - Theo Lawson
1304
Points
7Oklahoma
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jesse Newell
1160
Points

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8TCU
12-1Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
760
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9Miami (FL)
12-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Matt Vautour
782
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10Kentucky
11-2Actual: 17
Highest: 5 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
742
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11Wichita State
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 17 - Craig Meyer
1026
Points
12North Carolina
12-2Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 19 - Norm Wood
890
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13Virginia
12-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 19 - Graham Couch
1048
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14Kansas
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 20 - David Cloninger
963
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15Purdue
13-2Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
883
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16Texas A&M
11-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 21 - Carlos Silva
894
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17Texas Tech
12-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
483
Points
18Arizona
11-3Actual: 14
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Doug Doughty
832
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19Cincinnati
12-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
410
Points
20Seton Hall
13-2Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
353
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21Gonzaga
12-3Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - Shannon Ryan
410
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22Arkansas
11-2Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
254
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23Butler
12-3Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
23
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24Clemson
12-1Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
104
Points
25Baylor
10-3Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
83
Points