Chris MurrayNevada Sports Net (Reno, NV)
Twitter: @MurrayNSN
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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Dec 25, 2017Week 8 Rankings for Chris Murray
1Villanova (43)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 3 Voters
1600
Points
2Michigan State (16)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1560
Points
3Arizona State (6)
12-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1481
Points
4Duke
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1435
Points
5Xavier
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1242
Points
6Texas A&M
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Bob Holt
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1309
Points
7West Virginia
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
1226
Points
8TCU
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
923
Points
9Oklahoma
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Theo Lawson
901
Points

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10Miami (FL)
10-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - David Cobb
827
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11Kentucky
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
735
Points
12Wichita State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 17 - Cecil Hurt
992
Points
13North Carolina
11-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - Norm Wood
891
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14Virginia
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
969
Points
15Kansas
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jon Wilner
920
Points
16Purdue
12-2Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Theo Lawson
839
Points
17Baylor
10-2Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
437
Points
18Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
377
Points
19Seton Hall
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
227
Points
20Florida State
11-1Actual: 24
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
169
Points
21Texas Tech
11-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
351
Points
22Gonzaga
10-3Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
382
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23Arizona
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
511
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24Tennessee
9-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Joe Rexrode
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
405
Points
25Arkansas
9-2Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
85
Points