Kevin McNamaraThe Providence Journal (Providence, RI)
About: Kevin McNamara has been a Sports Writer at The Providence Journal since 1988. Kevin has covered college basketball for the paper for more than 20 years and followed the Big East, the Atlantic 10 and the Ivy League over that time. He has also covered the Red Sox in the World Series, the Celtics in the NBA Finals a bit of everything in between in his career. Kevin is a native of Coventry.

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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Kevin 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
3Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
Points
4North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
Points
5Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
Points
6Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
Points

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7UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
Points
8Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
Points
9Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
Points
10Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
Points
11Michigan State
29-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
903
Points
12Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
Points
13Louisville
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
755
Points
14Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
Points
15Syracuse
23-14Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
464
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16Florida State
20-14Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
88
Points
17Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
Points
18Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
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19Iowa State
23-12Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
168
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20Texas A&M
28-9Actual: 38
Highest: 20 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
14
Points
21Connecticut
25-11Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
504
Points

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22San Diego State
28-10Actual: 30
Highest: 19 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
48
Points
23Dayton
25-8Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
98
Points
24Creighton
20-15Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
Points

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25West Virginia
26-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
360
Points