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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Feb 19, 2018Week 16 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Virginia (42)
24-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
1601
Points
2Michigan State (19)
26-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Paul Klee
1565
Points
3Villanova (4)
24-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 4 Voters
1509
Points
4Xavier
24-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: 11 - Jesse Newell
1398
Points
5Kansas
21-6Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 14 - John Feinstein
1166
Points
6Duke
22-5Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - David Cloninger
1292
Points
7Texas Tech
22-5Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Shannon Ryan
1206
Points
8North Carolina
21-7Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Dave Borges
1074
Points
9Cincinnati
23-4Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 18 - Seth Davis
954
Points
10Purdue
24-5Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: 14 - Carlos Silva
1130
Points
11Auburn
23-4Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
873
Points

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12Gonzaga
25-4Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1206
Points
13Arizona
21-6Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: 21 - Matt Vautour
831
Points
14Wichita State
21-5Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 17 - 3 Voters
870
Points
15Clemson
20-6Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Scott Gleeson
683
Points
16Ohio State
22-7Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - Paul Klee
680
Points
17Tennessee
19-7Actual: 19
Highest: 15 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
427
Points
18Michigan
22-7Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 23 - Doug Haller
615
Points
19Rhode Island
21-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
455
Points
20West Virginia
19-8Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
329
Points

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21UCLA
19-8Actual: 30
Highest: 20 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
Points
22Nevada
23-5Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - Justin Jackson
330
Points
23Houston
21-5Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
263
Points
24Kentucky
18-9Actual: 27
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
33
Points

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25St. Bonaventure
20-6Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
13
Points