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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Dec 26, 2016Week 8 Rankings for John McNamara
1Villanova (56)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1614
Points
2UCLA (3)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Craig Meyer
1518
Points
3Kansas
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1461
Points
4Baylor (6)
12-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1458
Points
5Duke
12-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Graham Couch
1375
Points
6Louisville
11-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Craig Handel
1260
Points
7Gonzaga
12-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Mike Barber
1222
Points
8North Carolina
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1113
Points
9Creighton
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Soren Petro
1049
Points
10Kentucky
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1171
Points
11West Virginia
11-1Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
933
Points
12Virginia
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
892
Points
13Butler
11-1Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - 6 Voters
837
Points
14Wisconsin
11-2Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
772
Points
15Purdue
11-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Patrick Murray
745
Points
16Indiana
10-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Scott Wolf
709
Points
17Xavier
10-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: 22 - 3 Voters
548
Points
18Arizona
11-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 23 - Matt Vautour
512
Points
19Saint Mary's
10-1Actual: 19
Highest: 16 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
407
Points
20Oregon
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
321
Points
21Florida State
12-1Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
326
Points
22USC
13-0Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
248
Points
23Cincinnati
10-2Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
207
Points
24Notre Dame
10-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
204
Points

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25South Carolina
9-2Actual: 34
Highest: 24 - Clay Fowler
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
4
Points