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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Oct 22, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Chris Murray
1Kentucky (19)
26-11Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jerry Carino
1529
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2Kansas (37)
31-8Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Elton Alexander
1581
Points
3Duke (4)
29-8Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1452
Points
4Tennessee (1)
26-9Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - Dave Borges
1268
Points
5Nevada
29-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
1230
Points
6Gonzaga (1)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - Matt McCoy
1461
Points
7Virginia (2)
31-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1286
Points
8Villanova (1)
36-4Actual: 9
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 16 - Bob Holt
1085
Points
9North Carolina
26-11Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
10Kansas State
25-12Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - John Feinstein
922
Points
11Auburn
26-8Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 19 - Elton Alexander
974
Points
12Michigan State
30-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
1024
Points
13Virginia Tech
21-12Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
630
Points
14Florida State
23-12Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
530
Points
15West Virginia
26-11Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
678
Points
16Michigan
33-8Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
437
Points
17Mississippi State
25-12Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
451
Points

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18LSU
18-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
187
Points
19TCU
21-12Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
311
Points
20Clemson
25-10Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
268
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21Syracuse
23-14Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Tom Bragg
620
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22Oregon
23-13Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
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23Indiana
16-15Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
98
Points
24Washington
21-13Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
165
Points
25Loyola (IL)
32-6Actual: 26
Highest: 10 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
162
Points