Ben SteeleMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)
Twitter: @bensteelemjs
About: Marquette men's basketball beat writer for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Ballot Score

129

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Dec 27, 2021Week 8 Rankings for Ben Steele
1Baylor (61)
11-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Duke
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 50 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jesse Newell
1448
Points
3UCLA
8-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1296
Points
4Gonzaga
10-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 7 - Stephen Tsai
1335
Points
5Purdue
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Chris Murray
1371
Points
6Kansas
9-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1233
Points
7Michigan State
10-2Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
901
Points
8USC
12-0Actual: 7
Highest: 7 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 23 - James Crepea
994
Points
9Iowa State
12-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
985
Points
10Auburn
11-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Jon Wilner
826
Points
11Houston
11-2Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Marcus Fuller
801
Points
12Seton Hall
9-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
716
Points
13Ohio State
8-2Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
787
Points
14Tennessee
9-2Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
729
Points

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15Arizona
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 18 - Zach Klein
973
Points
16LSU
12-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
609
Points
17Providence
11-1Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
315
Points
18Texas
9-2Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Aria Gerson
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
567
Points
19Colorado State
10-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
366
Points
20Kentucky
9-2Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
459
Points

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21Loyola Chicago
9-2Actual: 29
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
39
Points
22Xavier
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
237
Points
23Wisconsin
9-2Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
207
Points

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24Connecticut
10-3Actual: 30
Highest: 20 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
34
Points
25Villanova
8-4Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
312
Points