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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Jan 2, 2017Week 9 Rankings for John McNamara
1Villanova (59)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1619
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2Kansas
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 26 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1503
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3Baylor (6)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Seth Davis
1532
Points
4Gonzaga
14-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1357
Points
5Kentucky
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 14 - Doug Doughty
1280
Points
6UCLA
14-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Dick Vitale
1406
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7West Virginia
12-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1179
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8Wisconsin
12-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Paul Klee
865
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9Oregon
13-2Actual: 15
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
771
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10Duke
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Graham Couch
1090
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11Xavier
12-2Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Mandy Mitchell
634
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12Louisville
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 3 Voters
1063
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13Florida State
14-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Stephen Schramm
902
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14Saint Mary's
12-1Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
416
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15Creighton
13-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Geoff Grammer
1015
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16North Carolina
12-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 25 - Jason Butt
785
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17Virginia
11-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
954
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18Arizona
13-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 22 - Cecil Hurt
613
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19Butler
12-2Actual: 18
Highest: 6 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
477
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20Notre Dame
12-2Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
250
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21Purdue
12-3Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Clay Fowler
Lowest: NR - Tony Parks
405
Points
22Cincinnati
12-2Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - Jason Butt
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
258
Points
23Florida
10-3Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
193
Points
24Virginia Tech
12-1Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
293
Points
25USC
14-1Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
74
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