Chris MurrayReno Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV)
Twitter: @MurrayRGJ
About: Chris Murray has been the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal’s Nevada Wolf Pack basketball beat writer since 2007 and the newspaper’s football beat writer since 2010. He’s also held the role of assistant sports editor and won multiple APSE and Nevada Press Association awards for feature writing, project writing and explanatory journalism.

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Aug 21, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Chris Murray
1Alabama (52)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Pat Dooley
1513
Points
2Ohio State (3)
11-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 6 Voters
1414
Points
3USC (2)
10-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Mitch Vingle
1325
Points
4Florida State (4)
10-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Mitch Vingle
1396
Points
5Washington
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Adam Jude
Lowest: 16 - Pat Dooley
1150
Points
6Clemson
14-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1201
Points
7Penn State
11-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mitch Vingle
1196
Points
8Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1170
Points
9Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 19 - Adam Zucker
926
Points
10Stanford
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
695
Points

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11Florida
9-4Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
624
Points
12Michigan
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
881
Points

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13Miami (FL)
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
492
Points
14Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 23 - Mitch Vingle
889
Points
15LSU
8-4Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: 23 - Robert Gagliardi
784
Points
16Auburn
8-5Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - John Adams
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
880
Points
17Louisville
9-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: 25 - Mitch Vingle
629
Points
18Kansas State
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
317
Points
19Georgia
8-5Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
690
Points
20West Virginia
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
207
Points
21Virginia Tech
10-4Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
240
Points
22Texas
5-7Actual: 23
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
173
Points
23South Florida
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
327
Points

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24San Diego State
11-3Actual: 36
Highest: 23 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
9
Points
25Notre Dame
4-8Actual: 28
Highest: 3 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
65
Points