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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Dec 4, 2017Week 5 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Duke (65)
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 65 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 65 Voters
1625
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2Kansas
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 39 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 9 Voters
1525
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3Michigan State
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 24 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Paul Klee
1500
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4Florida
5-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 8 Voters
1301
Points
5Notre Dame
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Kevin Lyttle
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
1156
Points
6Villanova
8-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Graham Couch
1434
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7Miami (FL)
7-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1122
Points
8Wichita State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Theo Lawson
1197
Points
9Kentucky
7-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Graham Couch
1174
Points
10Texas A&M
7-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Carlos Silva
1192
Points
11Gonzaga
7-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 19 - Brant Wilkerson
856
Points
12Minnesota
8-1Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 23 - David Cobb
758
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13West Virginia
7-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
557
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14North Carolina
8-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 16 - Jon Nyatawa
999
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15Virginia
8-0Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Carlos Silva
728
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16USC
4-2Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
90
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17Arizona State
7-0Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
609
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18Xavier
7-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 20 - Graham Couch
768
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19Cincinnati
7-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
583
Points
20Nevada
8-0Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
199
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21Seton Hall
7-1Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
405
Points
22Purdue
8-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
266
Points
23TCU
8-0Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - David Cobb
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
311
Points
24Tennessee
6-1Actual: 24
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
96
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25Rhode Island
5-2Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
73
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