Mark BermanThe Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)
About: Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech basketball for The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Va. He is a Syracuse University graduate who grew up in Trumbull, Conn. He has been at The Roanoke Times since 1998. He covered James Madison for The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., from 1989-98. His blog can be read at http://blogs.roanoke.com/courtside.

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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Mark Berman
1Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
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2Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
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3Duke (58)
25-11Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Craig Handel
1612
Points
4Kansas
33-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1476
Points
5Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
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6Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
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7North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
Points
8Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
Points
9Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
Points
10Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
Points
11Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
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12West Virginia
26-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
360
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13Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
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14Dayton
25-8Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
98
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15Saint Mary's
29-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
512
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16UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
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17Creighton
20-15Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
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18Rhode Island
17-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
199
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19Connecticut
25-11Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
504
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20Cincinnati
22-11Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
110
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21San Diego State
28-10Actual: 30
Highest: 19 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
48
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22Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
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23Seton Hall
25-9Actual: 45
Highest: 23 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
5
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24Notre Dame
24-12Actual: 44
Highest: 23 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
6
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25Virginia Tech
20-15Actual: 35
Highest: 20 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
18
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