Norm WoodThe Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
Twitter: @normwood
About: Norm has covered Virginia Tech athletics since 2000, during the school's time in both the Big East Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference. He has also covered University of Virginia athletics since 2008.

Ballot Score

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Nov 1, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Norm Wood
1Duke (33)
28-9Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 33 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1572
Points
2Arizona (18)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Chris Dachille
1506
Points
3Michigan State (13)
20-15Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Gary D'Amato
1520
Points
4Kentucky
32-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Gary D'Amato
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1340
Points
5Kansas (1)
31-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1439
Points
6Wichita State
31-5Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - David Cobb
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1270
Points

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This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
7Miami (FL)
21-12Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Chris Dachille
836
Points
8Villanova
32-4Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1284
Points
9USC
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
995
Points
10Florida
27-9Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1100
Points
11Cincinnati
30-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR -
837
Points
12North Carolina
33-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
1047
Points
13Minnesota
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
642
Points
14West Virginia
28-9Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Dave Matter
Lowest: NR -
840
Points
15Northwestern
24-12Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
473
Points
16Xavier
24-14Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR -
544
Points
17Notre Dame
26-10Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
814
Points
18UCLA
31-5Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
340
Points
19Gonzaga
37-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
500
Points
20Louisville
25-9Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
570
Points
21Seton Hall
21-12Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Doug Haller
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
274
Points
22Baylor
27-8Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
163
Points
23Saint Mary's
29-5Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
333
Points
24Alabama
19-15Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
86
Points

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This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
25Providence
20-13Actual: 30
Highest: 21 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
34
Points