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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Nov 1, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Dave Borges
1Michigan State (13)
20-15Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Gary D'Amato
1520
Points
2Duke (33)
28-9Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 33 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1572
Points
3Arizona (18)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Chris Dachille
1506
Points
4Kansas (1)
31-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1439
Points
5Villanova
32-4Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1284
Points

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6Cincinnati
30-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR -
837
Points
7Kentucky
32-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Gary D'Amato
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1340
Points
8Wichita State
31-5Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - David Cobb
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1270
Points
9USC
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
995
Points
10Notre Dame
26-10Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
814
Points
11West Virginia
28-9Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Dave Matter
Lowest: NR -
840
Points
12North Carolina
33-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
1047
Points
13Miami (FL)
21-12Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Chris Dachille
836
Points

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14Florida
27-9Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1100
Points
15Minnesota
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
642
Points

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16Seton Hall
21-12Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Doug Haller
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
274
Points

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17Saint Mary's
29-5Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
333
Points
18Xavier
24-14Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR -
544
Points
19Louisville
25-9Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
570
Points
20Gonzaga
37-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
500
Points
21Northwestern
24-12Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
473
Points
22Baylor
27-8Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
163
Points
23UCLA
31-5Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
340
Points
24Texas A&M
16-15Actual: 25
Highest: 10 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
130
Points
25Rhode Island
25-10Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
49
Points