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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Dec 5, 2016Week 5 Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Villanova (57)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jon Wilner
1613
Points
2Kansas
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1458
Points
3Duke
8-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1389
Points
4UCLA (2)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1478
Points
5Baylor (6)
8-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Scott Mansch
1437
Points
6Kentucky
7-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1274
Points
7North Carolina
8-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1234
Points
8Gonzaga
8-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1198
Points

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9Butler
8-0Actual: 16
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 22 - Clay Fowler
691
Points
10Indiana
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1103
Points
11Creighton
8-0Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Soren Petro
1003
Points
12Xavier
7-1Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 21 - Cormac Gordon
784
Points
13Louisville
7-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 18 - Dave Borges
901
Points
14West Virginia
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 21 - Clay Fowler
729
Points
15Virginia
7-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
758
Points
16Wisconsin
7-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Joe Juliano
Lowest: 22 - Mandy Mitchell
655
Points
17Purdue
6-2Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
485
Points

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18Saint Mary's
6-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
899
Points
19Cincinnati
7-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
258
Points
20Arizona
6-2Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
320
Points
21South Carolina
8-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Cormac Gordon
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
476
Points

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22Virginia Tech
6-1Actual: 31
Highest: 22 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
11
Points
23Florida
7-1Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Hugh Kellenberger
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
285
Points
24Iowa State
5-2Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
95
Points
25Oregon
7-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
175
Points