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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Nov 1, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Michigan State (13)
20-15Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Gary D'Amato
1520
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2Duke (33)
28-9Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 33 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1572
Points
3Arizona (18)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Chris Dachille
1506
Points
4Kansas (1)
31-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1439
Points

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5USC
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
995
Points
6Kentucky
32-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Gary D'Amato
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1340
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7Miami (FL)
21-12Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Chris Dachille
836
Points
8Villanova
32-4Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1284
Points
9Florida
27-9Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1100
Points
10Wichita State
31-5Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - David Cobb
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1270
Points
11Cincinnati
30-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR -
837
Points
12Louisville
25-9Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
570
Points
13West Virginia
28-9Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Dave Matter
Lowest: NR -
840
Points
14Xavier
24-14Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR -
544
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15North Carolina
33-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
1047
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16Seton Hall
21-12Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Doug Haller
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
274
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17Minnesota
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
642
Points
18UCLA
31-5Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
340
Points
19Purdue
27-8Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
362
Points
20Saint Mary's
29-5Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
333
Points
21Gonzaga
37-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
500
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22Notre Dame
26-10Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
814
Points
23Texas A&M
16-15Actual: 25
Highest: 10 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
130
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24Oklahoma
11-20Actual: 36
Highest: 21 - Brant Wilkerson-New
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
7
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25Alabama
19-15Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
86
Points