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 19, 2016Week 7 Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Villanova (56)
11-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1614
Points
2UCLA (3)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Craig Meyer
1514
Points
3Kansas
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Paul Klee
1450
Points
4Duke
10-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1385
Points
5Baylor (6)
11-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Scott Mansch
1439
Points
6Kentucky
10-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1337
Points
7Gonzaga
11-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Mike Barber
1211
Points
8North Carolina
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1170
Points
9Creighton
11-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 15 - Soren Petro
1058
Points

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10Xavier
9-2Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
542
Points
11Louisville
10-1Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1044
Points
12West Virginia
9-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
937
Points
13Butler
10-1Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - 10 Voters
821
Points
14Indiana
8-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
719
Points
15Virginia
9-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
886
Points
16Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
781
Points
17Purdue
9-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
754
Points
18Arizona
10-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 25 - Zach Osterman
501
Points

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19Virginia Tech
9-1Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
40
Points
20Oregon
10-2Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
299
Points
21Florida State
11-1Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
290
Points
22USC
10-0Actual: 23
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
212
Points
23Cincinnati
9-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
202
Points
24South Carolina
9-1Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
218
Points

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25Saint Mary's
8-1Actual: 19
Highest: 16 - Patrick Murray
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
389
Points