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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Dec 5, 2016Week 5 Rankings for Mark Berman
1Villanova (57)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jon Wilner
1613
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2Kansas
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1458
Points
3UCLA (2)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1478
Points
4Baylor (6)
8-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Scott Mansch
1437
Points
5Duke
8-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1389
Points
6Gonzaga
8-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1198
Points
7North Carolina
8-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1234
Points
8Saint Mary's
6-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
899
Points
9Creighton
8-0Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Soren Petro
1003
Points
10Kentucky
7-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1274
Points
11Indiana
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1103
Points
12Louisville
7-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 18 - Dave Borges
901
Points
13West Virginia
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 21 - Clay Fowler
729
Points
14Butler
8-0Actual: 16
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 22 - Clay Fowler
691
Points
15Xavier
7-1Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 21 - Cormac Gordon
784
Points
16South Carolina
8-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
476
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17Cincinnati
7-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
258
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18Wisconsin
7-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Joe Juliano
Lowest: 22 - Mandy Mitchell
655
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19Virginia
7-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
758
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20Notre Dame
8-0Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
197
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21Florida
7-1Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Hugh Kellenberger
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
285
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22USC
8-0Actual: 27
Highest: 20 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
43
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23Purdue
6-2Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
485
Points
24Iowa State
5-2Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
95
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25Virginia Tech
6-1Actual: 31
Highest: 22 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
11
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