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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Oct 31, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Duke (58)
25-11Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Craig Handel
1612
Points
2Oregon (1)
31-7Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1343
Points
3Kentucky (2)
27-9Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1479
Points
4Villanova (4)
35-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Cormac Gordon
1465
Points
5Kansas
33-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1476
Points
6North Carolina
33-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1314
Points
7Wisconsin
22-13Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1135
Points

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8Louisville
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
755
Points
9Arizona
25-9Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jerry Carino
1004
Points
10Virginia
29-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Elton Alexander
1149
Points
11Xavier
28-6Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Mitch Vingle
1167
Points
12Michigan State
29-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR -
903
Points
13Purdue
26-9Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
672
Points
14Indiana
27-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Elton Alexander
917
Points
15Connecticut
25-11Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
504
Points
16UCLA
15-17Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
540
Points
17Gonzaga
28-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR -
699
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18Iowa State
23-12Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
168
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19Cincinnati
22-11Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
110
Points
20Creighton
20-15Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
Points
21Saint Mary's
29-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Craig Handel
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
512
Points
22Rhode Island
17-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
199
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23Virginia Tech
20-15Actual: 35
Highest: 20 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
18
Points

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24Butler
22-11Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
21
Points
25Florida State
20-14Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
88
Points