John McNamaraThe Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD)
About: John McNamara covers Maryland basketball and football for the Annapolis Capital, where he has worked for the last 19 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Prince George's Journal and the Hagerstown Morning Herald after graduating with a degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland in 1983.

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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for John McNamara
1Duke (58)
25-11Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Craig Handel
1612
Points
2Kansas
33-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1476
Points
3Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
Points
4Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
Points
5Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
Points
6North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
Points
7Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
Points
8Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
Points
9Michigan State
29-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
903
Points
10Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
Points
11Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
Points
12Louisville
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
755
Points
13Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
Points

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14Syracuse
23-14Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
464
Points
15Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
Points

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16Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
Points

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17Creighton
20-15Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
Points
18Connecticut
25-11Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
504
Points
19West Virginia
26-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
360
Points
20Saint Mary's
29-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
512
Points
21Maryland
27-9Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
144
Points
22Rhode Island
17-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
199
Points

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23UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
Points
24Texas
20-13Actual: 21
Highest: 9 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
250
Points
25Florida State
20-14Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
88
Points