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 25, 2017Week 8 Rankings for John McNamara
1Villanova (43)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 3 Voters
1600
Points
2Michigan State (16)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1560
Points
3Arizona State (6)
12-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1481
Points
4Duke
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1435
Points
5Texas A&M
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Bob Holt
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1309
Points
6Xavier
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1242
Points
7West Virginia
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
1226
Points
8Wichita State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 17 - Cecil Hurt
992
Points
9North Carolina
11-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - Norm Wood
891
Points

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10Kentucky
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
735
Points
11Miami (FL)
10-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - David Cobb
827
Points
12Virginia
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
969
Points
13Kansas
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jon Wilner
920
Points
14TCU
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
923
Points
15Purdue
12-2Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Theo Lawson
839
Points
16Gonzaga
10-3Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
382
Points

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17Oklahoma
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Theo Lawson
901
Points
18Arizona
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
511
Points
19Baylor
10-2Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
437
Points
20Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
377
Points
21Tennessee
9-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Joe Rexrode
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
405
Points
22Texas Tech
11-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
351
Points
23Seton Hall
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
227
Points
24Florida State
11-1Actual: 24
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
169
Points
25Creighton
10-2Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
143
Points