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 26, 2016Week 8 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Villanova (56)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1614
Points
2UCLA (3)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Craig Meyer
1518
Points
3Kansas
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1461
Points
4Duke
12-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Graham Couch
1375
Points
5Baylor (6)
12-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1458
Points
6Gonzaga
12-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Mike Barber
1222
Points
7Louisville
11-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Craig Handel
1260
Points
8Kentucky
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1171
Points
9North Carolina
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1113
Points
10Virginia
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
892
Points
11Creighton
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Soren Petro
1049
Points
12West Virginia
11-1Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
933
Points
13Butler
11-1Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - 6 Voters
837
Points
14Purdue
11-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Patrick Murray
745
Points
15Wisconsin
11-2Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
772
Points
16Florida State
12-1Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
326
Points
17Arizona
11-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 23 - Matt Vautour
512
Points
18Indiana
10-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Scott Wolf
709
Points
19Xavier
10-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: 22 - 3 Voters
548
Points
20USC
13-0Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
248
Points
21Notre Dame
10-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
204
Points

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22Virginia Tech
10-1Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
37
Points
23Saint Mary's
10-1Actual: 19
Highest: 16 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
407
Points
24Florida
9-3Actual: 25
Highest: 17 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
76
Points
25Maryland
12-1Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
40
Points