John FeinsteinNational Public Radio (Washington, DC)
About: John Feinstein is the bestselling author of Moment of Glory, Are You Kidding Me? (with Rocco Mediate), Living on the Black, Tales from Q School, Last Dance, Next Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A March to Madness, A Civil War, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, Hard Courts, and four sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for The Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, and Golf Digest.

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Nov 1, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for John Feinstein
1Michigan State (13)
20-15Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Gary D'Amato
1520
Points
2Kansas (1)
31-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1439
Points
3Villanova
32-4Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1284
Points
4Duke (33)
28-9Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 33 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1572
Points
5Kentucky
32-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Gary D'Amato
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1340
Points
6North Carolina
33-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
1047
Points
7Arizona (18)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Chris Dachille
1506
Points
8West Virginia
28-9Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Dave Matter
Lowest: NR -
840
Points

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9Notre Dame
26-10Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
814
Points
10Wichita State
31-5Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - David Cobb
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1270
Points
11Florida
27-9Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1100
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12Xavier
24-14Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR -
544
Points
13Miami (FL)
21-12Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Chris Dachille
836
Points

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14UCLA
31-5Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
340
Points
15Northwestern
24-12Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
473
Points

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16Saint Mary's
29-5Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
333
Points
17Minnesota
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
642
Points

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18Virginia
23-11Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
57
Points
19Gonzaga
37-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
500
Points
20Purdue
27-8Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
362
Points

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21Maryland
24-9Actual: 36
Highest: 21 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
7
Points

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22Wisconsin
27-10Actual: 33
Highest: 20 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
14
Points
23Seton Hall
21-12Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Doug Haller
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
274
Points

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24Louisville
25-9Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
570
Points

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25Harvard
18-10Actual: 46
Highest: 25 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
1
Point