Cormac GordonStaten Island Advance (Staten Island, NY)
About: Cormac Gordon is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist for the Staten Island Advance who has covered numerous World Series, Triple Crown races, NCAA college hoop tournaments and NBA playoffs in his 30 years in the business. He is a former beat writer of St. John's University basketball and still the Advance beat writer covering Wagner College hoops. A resident of Staten Island and Amelia Island, Florida, he also worked as a general news columnist, often writing on politics and organized crime in the New York City area and covering 9/11 and its aftermath. A 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, Gordon spent more than a decade investigating organized crime in New York. He is a jazz enthusiast, the father of three children and grandfather of five.

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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Cormac Gordon
1Duke (58)
25-11Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Craig Handel
1612
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2Kansas
33-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1476
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3Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
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4Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
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5Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
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6North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
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7Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
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8UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
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9Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
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10Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
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11Louisville
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
755
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12Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
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13Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
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14Rhode Island
17-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
199
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15Cincinnati
22-11Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
110
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16Michigan State
29-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
903
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17Syracuse
23-14Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
464
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18Iowa State
23-12Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
168
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19Creighton
20-15Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
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20Dayton
25-8Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
98
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21Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
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22Saint Mary's
29-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
512
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23West Virginia
26-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
360
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24Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
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25San Diego State
28-10Actual: 30
Highest: 19 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
48
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