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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Feb 6, 2017Week 14 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (59)
24-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1619
Points
2Kansas
20-3Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1446
Points
3Villanova (6)
22-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Kevin McNamara
1565
Points
4Louisville
19-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 5 Voters
1411
Points
5Arizona
21-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - John Feinstein
1136
Points
6UCLA
21-3Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 15 - Jon Wilner
1115
Points
7Wisconsin
20-3Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 17 - Graham Couch
1232
Points
8Oregon
21-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Krista Pirtle
Lowest: 11 - Tod Palmer
1263
Points
9Baylor
20-3Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Dana O'Neil
1255
Points
10North Carolina
21-4Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1145
Points
11Florida State
20-4Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
839
Points
12West Virginia
18-5Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Tod Palmer
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
861
Points
13Cincinnati
21-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Bob Holt
Lowest: 19 - Krista Pirtle
876
Points

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14Butler
18-5Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
285
Points
15Kentucky
18-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: 20 - Dick Vitale
741
Points
16Virginia
17-5Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
875
Points
17Purdue
19-5Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 22 - 5 Voters
537
Points
18Duke
18-5Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
514
Points
19Florida
18-5Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Dana O'Neil
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
530
Points
20Maryland
20-3Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 25 - Terry Toohey
326
Points
21South Carolina
19-4Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
493
Points
22Southern Methodist
20-4Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
107
Points
23Xavier
17-6Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
144
Points
24Creighton
20-4Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Clay Fowler
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
207
Points

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This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
25Saint Mary's
21-2Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
468
Points