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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Dec 19, 2016Week 7 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Villanova (56)
11-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1614
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2UCLA (3)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Craig Meyer
1514
Points
3Kansas
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Paul Klee
1450
Points
4Duke
10-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1385
Points
5Kentucky
10-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1337
Points
6Baylor (6)
11-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Scott Mansch
1439
Points
7North Carolina
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1170
Points
8Gonzaga
11-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Mike Barber
1211
Points
9Louisville
10-1Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1044
Points
10Virginia
9-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
886
Points
11Creighton
11-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 15 - Soren Petro
1058
Points
12West Virginia
9-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
937
Points
13Butler
10-1Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - 10 Voters
821
Points
14Purdue
9-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
754
Points
15Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
781
Points

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16Florida State
11-1Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
290
Points
17Arizona
10-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 25 - Zach Osterman
501
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18Notre Dame
9-2Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
188
Points
19Indiana
8-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
719
Points
20Xavier
9-2Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
542
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21Virginia Tech
9-1Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
40
Points
22USC
10-0Actual: 23
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
212
Points
23Saint Mary's
8-1Actual: 19
Highest: 16 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
389
Points
24South Carolina
9-1Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
218
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25Maryland
11-1Actual: 28
Highest: 21 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
27
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