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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Jan 2, 2017Week 9 Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Villanova (59)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1619
Points
2Baylor (6)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Seth Davis
1532
Points
3Kansas
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 26 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1503
Points
4Gonzaga
14-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1357
Points
5UCLA
14-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Dick Vitale
1406
Points
6Creighton
13-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Geoff Grammer
1015
Points
7Kentucky
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 14 - Doug Doughty
1280
Points
8West Virginia
12-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1179
Points
9Wisconsin
12-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Paul Klee
865
Points
10Florida State
14-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Stephen Schramm
902
Points
11Duke
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Graham Couch
1090
Points
12Oregon
13-2Actual: 15
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
771
Points
13Virginia
11-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
954
Points

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14Louisville
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 3 Voters
1063
Points
15Xavier
12-2Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Mandy Mitchell
634
Points

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16Virginia Tech
12-1Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
293
Points
17North Carolina
12-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 25 - Jason Butt
785
Points
18Saint Mary's
12-1Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
416
Points
19Arizona
13-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Andrew Lopez
Lowest: 22 - Cecil Hurt
613
Points
20Purdue
12-3Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Clay Fowler
Lowest: NR - Tony Parks
405
Points
21Notre Dame
12-2Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
250
Points
22Cincinnati
12-2Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - Jason Butt
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
258
Points
23Florida
10-3Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
193
Points

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24Iowa State
9-3Actual: 32
Highest: 24 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
3
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25Butler
12-2Actual: 18
Highest: 6 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
477
Points