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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Jan 22, 2018Week 12 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Villanova (63)
18-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1623
Points
2Purdue (1)
19-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 5 - Norm Wood
1499
Points
3Virginia (1)
18-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 5 - Graham Couch
1537
Points
4West Virginia
16-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1217
Points
5Duke
17-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - David Cloninger
1439
Points
6Kansas
16-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Norm Wood
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1338
Points
7Arizona
16-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
974
Points
8Xavier
18-3Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 14 - Graham Couch
1180
Points
9Cincinnati
17-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1087
Points
10Oklahoma
14-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
917
Points
11North Carolina
16-4Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 15 - Scott Gleeson
1014
Points
12Ohio State
17-4Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 20 - David Cloninger
787
Points

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13Michigan State
17-3Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1243
Points
14Texas Tech
15-4Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - David Cobb
763
Points
15Clemson
16-3Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
474
Points
16Auburn
17-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
470
Points
17Florida
14-5Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - David Cobb
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
366
Points
18Gonzaga
17-4Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - Scott Mansch
610
Points
19Tennessee
13-5Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
260
Points
20Wichita State
15-4Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - David Cobb
547
Points
21Arizona State
15-4Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
353
Points
22Nevada
18-3Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
190
Points
23Rhode Island
15-3Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
189
Points

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24Saint Mary's
19-2Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Justin Ferguson
Lowest: NR - Matt McCoy
571
Points
25Michigan
17-5Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
123
Points