Dave BorgesNew Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
Twitter: @DaveBorges
About: David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Dave Borges
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
Points
3Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
Points
4Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
Points
5Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
Points
6Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
Points
7Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
Points
8North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
Points
9Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
Points
10Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
Points

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11UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
Points
12Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
Points
13Saint Mary's
29-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
512
Points
14Michigan State
29-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
903
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15Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
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16Cincinnati
22-11Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
110
Points
17Connecticut
25-11Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
504
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18Rhode Island
17-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
199
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19Louisville
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
755
Points
20Syracuse
23-14Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
464
Points
21West Virginia
26-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
360
Points
22Iowa State
23-12Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
168
Points
23Texas
20-13Actual: 21
Highest: 9 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
250
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24Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
Points
25Florida State
20-14Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
88
Points