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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Jan 22, 2018Week 12 Rankings for Mark Berman
1Villanova (63)
18-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1623
Points
2Virginia (1)
18-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 5 - Graham Couch
1537
Points
3Purdue (1)
19-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 5 - Norm Wood
1499
Points
4Duke
17-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - David Cloninger
1439
Points
5Kansas
16-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Norm Wood
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1338
Points
6West Virginia
16-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1217
Points
7Xavier
18-3Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 14 - Graham Couch
1180
Points
8Arizona
16-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
974
Points
9North Carolina
16-4Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 15 - Scott Gleeson
1014
Points
10Cincinnati
17-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1087
Points
11Ohio State
17-4Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 20 - David Cloninger
787
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
12Michigan State
17-3Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1243
Points
13Oklahoma
14-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
917
Points
14Texas Tech
15-4Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - David Cobb
763
Points
15Saint Mary's
19-2Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Justin Ferguson
Lowest: NR - Matt McCoy
571
Points
16Florida
14-5Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - David Cobb
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
366
Points
17Clemson
16-3Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
474
Points
18Gonzaga
17-4Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - Scott Mansch
610
Points
19Auburn
17-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
470
Points
20Wichita State
15-4Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - David Cobb
547
Points
21Tennessee
13-5Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
260
Points
22Nevada
18-3Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
190
Points
23Rhode Island
15-3Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
189
Points
24Miami (FL)
14-4Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
83
Points
25Louisville
15-4Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
81
Points