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 25, 2017Week 8 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Villanova (43)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 3 Voters
1600
Points
2Michigan State (16)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1560
Points
3Duke
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1435
Points
4Arizona State (6)
12-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1481
Points
5Texas A&M
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Bob Holt
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1309
Points
6West Virginia
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
1226
Points
7Virginia
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
969
Points
8Xavier
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1242
Points
9Wichita State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 17 - Cecil Hurt
992
Points
10North Carolina
11-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - Norm Wood
891
Points
11TCU
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
923
Points
12Purdue
12-2Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Theo Lawson
839
Points
13Miami (FL)
10-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - David Cobb
827
Points
14Arizona
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
511
Points
15Oklahoma
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Theo Lawson
901
Points
16Gonzaga
10-3Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
382
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
17Kansas
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jon Wilner
920
Points
18Baylor
10-2Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
437
Points
19Kentucky
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
735
Points
20Tennessee
9-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Joe Rexrode
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
405
Points
21Seton Hall
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
227
Points
22Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
377
Points
23Creighton
10-2Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
143
Points
24Florida State
11-1Actual: 24
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
169
Points
25Texas Tech
11-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
351
Points