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 10, 2017Final Rankings Rankings for Steve Wiseman
1Clemson (60)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 60 Voters
1500
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2Alabama
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 60 Voters
1440
Points
3Ohio State
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Pete DiPrimio
1240
Points
4Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Bill Landis
1252
Points
5Washington
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1277
Points
6Florida State
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Mandy Mitchell
1105
Points
7Penn State
11-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1130
Points
8Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 13 - Eric Hansen
920
Points

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9USC
10-3Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 23 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Steve Wiseman
1292
Points
10Michigan
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Rob Long
1001
Points
11Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1032
Points
12Florida
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 12 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
640
Points
13Colorado
10-4Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Gary Horowitz
585
Points

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14Utah
9-4Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
222
Points
15West Virginia
10-3Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
368
Points
16LSU
8-4Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
651
Points

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17Tennessee
9-4Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
253
Points
18Western Michigan
13-1Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Pat Caputo
619
Points

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19Stanford
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Ed Johnson
730
Points
20Virginia Tech
10-4Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Josh Kendall
610
Points

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21Boise State
10-3Actual: 32
Highest: 18 - Michael Bonner
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
19
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22Nebraska
9-4Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
38
Points
23Louisville
9-4Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
277
Points

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24South Florida
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
358
Points

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25Miami (FL)
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
338
Points