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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Mar 12, 2018Final Rankings Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Virginia (65)
31-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 65 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 65 Voters
1625
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2Villanova
30-4Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1554
Points
3Kansas
27-7Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 23 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 4 Voters
1379
Points
4Xavier
28-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - Richard Croome
Lowest: 11 - Jesse Newell
1383
Points
5Michigan
28-7Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1213
Points
6North Carolina
25-10Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1100
Points
7Duke
26-7Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Joe Rexrode
1179
Points
8Arizona
27-7Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Scott Gleeson
Lowest: 19 - Jesse Newell
918
Points
9Cincinnati
30-4Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1230
Points

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10Michigan State
29-4Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Rothstein
1304
Points
11Gonzaga
30-4Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Rothstein
1199
Points
12Purdue
28-6Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 14 - Rick Bozich
1047
Points
13Texas Tech
24-9Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 22 - Joey Knight
716
Points
14Wichita State
25-7Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 21 - 11 Voters
604
Points
15Tennessee
25-8Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
771
Points
16West Virginia
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Norm Wood
663
Points
17Kentucky
24-10Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 7 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
528
Points
18Clemson
23-9Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Dave Borges
439
Points
19Houston
26-7Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
430
Points
20Ohio State
24-8Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Paul Klee
600
Points
21Auburn
25-7Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Tyson Alger
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
501
Points
22Florida
20-12Actual: 23
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
102
Points

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23TCU
21-11Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - Terry Hutchens
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
40
Points

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24Providence
21-13Actual: 30
Highest: 22 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
22
Points
25Saint Mary's
28-5Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
71
Points