Shannon RyanChicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
Twitter: @sryantribune
About: Shannon Ryan is a sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune, covering mainly college athletics. Before joining the Tribune, Ryan worked for seven years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering the NFL and college basketball.

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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Shannon Ryan
1Duke (58)
25-11Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Craig Handel
1612
Points
2Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
Points
3Kansas
33-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1476
Points
4Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
Points
5Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
Points
6North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
Points
7Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
Points
8Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
Points
9Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
Points
10Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
Points
11Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
Points
12Louisville
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
755
Points
13Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
Points
14Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
Points
15UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
Points

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16Creighton
20-15Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
Points

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17Michigan State
29-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
903
Points
18Connecticut
25-11Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
504
Points
19Saint Mary's
29-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
512
Points
20Iowa State
23-12Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
168
Points
21Rhode Island
17-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
199
Points

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22Florida State
20-14Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
88
Points
23West Virginia
26-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
360
Points
24Cincinnati
22-11Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
110
Points

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25Wichita State
26-9Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
21
Points