Steve WisemanThe Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)
About: Steve Wiseman, the Duke beat writer for the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun, has written about sports for daily newspapers since graduating from Illinois State University in 1989. He has covered ACC and SEC sports beats, as well as the NFL's Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. He also spent two years covering the South Carolina General Assembly. Prior to coming to Durham, he worked for the Columbia (S.C.) State, Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald, Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, Charlotte Observer and Hickory (NC) Daily Record.

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Mar 14, 2017Final Rankings Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Villanova (59)
31-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1619
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2Kansas
28-4Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Andrew Lopez
1478
Points
3North Carolina
27-7Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1278
Points
4Gonzaga (6)
32-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jon Rothstein
1520
Points
5Kentucky
29-5Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Paul Klee
1275
Points
6Arizona
30-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1427
Points
7Duke
27-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 11 - Elton Alexander
1250
Points
8Louisville
24-8Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jason Butt
981
Points
9Oregon
29-5Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1194
Points
10UCLA
29-4Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Rick Bozich
1207
Points

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11Florida State
25-8Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
568
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12Florida
24-8Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Clay Fowler
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
388
Points
13Baylor
25-7Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
877
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14Butler
23-8Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
359
Points
15West Virginia
26-8Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Mandy Mitchell
842
Points

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16Southern Methodist
30-4Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
951
Points
17Cincinnati
29-5Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
520
Points
18Notre Dame
25-9Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jon Rothstein
682
Points
19Iowa State
23-10Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Andrew Lopez
568
Points

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20Purdue
25-7Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Craig Handel
652
Points
21Wichita State
30-4Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Seth Davis
436
Points
22Michigan
24-11Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
252
Points
23Virginia
22-10Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
238
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24Creighton
25-9Actual: 29
Highest: 21 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
10
Points
25Saint Mary's
28-4Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
304
Points