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 29, 2018Week 13 Rankings for Mark Berman
1Villanova (47)
20-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 18 Voters
1607
Points
2Virginia (17)
20-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 5 Voters
1572
Points
3Purdue (1)
21-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 3 - 60 Voters
1501
Points
4Xavier
19-3Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Graham Couch
1278
Points
5Duke
18-3Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 9 - David Cloninger
1372
Points
6Kansas
17-4Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1224
Points
7Arizona
18-4Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1103
Points
8Cincinnati
19-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 12 - Graham Couch
1208
Points
9Michigan State
20-3Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1347
Points
10Texas Tech
17-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 19 - Dave Borges
987
Points
11Auburn
19-2Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 21 - Chris Dachille
882
Points

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12Tennessee
15-5Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
512
Points
13Oklahoma
15-5Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - David Cobb
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
840
Points
14Saint Mary's
21-2Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 25 - Kevin McNamara
753
Points
15Gonzaga
19-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
750
Points
16Ohio State
18-5Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 24 - Geoff Grammer
566
Points
17Wichita State
17-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 25 - Seth Davis
635
Points
18Clemson
17-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Chris Dachille
414
Points
19Rhode Island
17-3Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
327
Points
20Florida
15-6Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
172
Points
21Kentucky
16-5Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
344
Points

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22West Virginia
16-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
709
Points
23North Carolina
16-6Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
470
Points
24Nevada
18-4Actual: 28
Highest: 22 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
41
Points
25Florida State
16-5Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
76
Points