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 29, 2018Week 13 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Villanova (47)
20-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 18 Voters
1607
Points
2Purdue (1)
21-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 3 - 60 Voters
1501
Points
3Virginia (17)
20-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 5 Voters
1572
Points
4Kansas
17-4Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1224
Points
5Duke
18-3Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 9 - David Cloninger
1372
Points
6Arizona
18-4Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1103
Points
7Xavier
19-3Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Graham Couch
1278
Points
8Cincinnati
19-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 12 - Graham Couch
1208
Points
9Michigan State
20-3Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1347
Points
10Auburn
19-2Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 21 - Chris Dachille
882
Points
11Oklahoma
15-5Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - David Cobb
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
840
Points
12Texas Tech
17-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 19 - Dave Borges
987
Points

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13Clemson
17-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Chris Dachille
414
Points
14West Virginia
16-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
709
Points

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15Michigan
17-6Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
103
Points
16Tennessee
15-5Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
512
Points
17Gonzaga
19-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
750
Points
18North Carolina
16-6Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
470
Points
19Ohio State
18-5Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 24 - Geoff Grammer
566
Points
20Kentucky
16-5Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
344
Points

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21Wichita State
17-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 25 - Seth Davis
635
Points
22Arizona State
16-5Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
100
Points
23Florida
15-6Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
172
Points
24Rhode Island
17-3Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
327
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25Saint Mary's
21-2Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 25 - Kevin McNamara
753
Points