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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Feb 20, 2017Week 16 Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Gonzaga (59)
28-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jon Nyatawa
1618
Points
2Villanova (5)
26-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 9 Voters
1556
Points
3Kansas (1)
24-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1503
Points
4Arizona
25-3Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 27 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Shannon Ryan
1356
Points
5UCLA
24-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Scott Wolf
1316
Points
6Baylor
22-5Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1108
Points
7Louisville
22-5Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - Doug Doughty
1267
Points
8Oregon
24-4Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Hugh Kellenberger
1297
Points
9Duke
22-5Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1014
Points
10North Carolina
23-5Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Scott Mansch
1138
Points
11Kentucky
22-5Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: 17 - John Feinstein
943
Points
12Wisconsin
22-5Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
713
Points
13Cincinnati
24-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 3 Voters
733
Points
14Purdue
22-5Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Bruce Pascoe
807
Points
15Florida
22-5Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 19 - Scott Richey
822
Points
16Southern Methodist
24-4Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 23 - Patrick Murray
554
Points

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17West Virginia
21-6Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 20 - Seth Davis
908
Points
18Virginia
18-8Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
427
Points
19Butler
21-6Actual: 22
Highest: 18 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
295
Points
20Saint Mary's
24-3Actual: 20
Highest: 17 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
375
Points
21Florida State
21-6Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: 24 - 3 Voters
419
Points
22Notre Dame
21-7Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
322
Points
23Creighton
22-5Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
178
Points
24Maryland
22-5Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
159
Points

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25USC
21-6Actual: 30
Highest: 23 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
10
Points