Dave BorgesNew Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
Twitter: @DaveBorges
About: David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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Oct 22, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Dave Borges
1Kansas (37)
31-8Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Elton Alexander
1581
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2Virginia (2)
31-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1286
Points
3Kentucky (19)
26-11Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jerry Carino
1529
Points
4Gonzaga (1)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - Matt McCoy
1461
Points
5Duke (4)
29-8Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1452
Points
6Nevada
29-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
1230
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7Kansas State
25-12Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - John Feinstein
922
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8North Carolina
26-11Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
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9Syracuse
23-14Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Tom Bragg
620
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10Auburn
26-8Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 19 - Elton Alexander
974
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11Michigan State
30-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
1024
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12Tennessee (1)
26-9Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - Dave Borges
1268
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13Villanova (1)
36-4Actual: 9
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 16 - Bob Holt
1085
Points
14Florida State
23-12Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
530
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15Oregon
23-13Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
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16Indiana
16-15Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
98
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17West Virginia
26-11Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
678
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18Purdue
30-7Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
170
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19Washington
21-13Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
165
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20Notre Dame
21-15Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
22
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21Michigan
33-8Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
437
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22Virginia Tech
21-12Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
630
Points
23LSU
18-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
187
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24Providence
21-14Actual: 48
Highest: 24 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
2
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25UCF
19-13Actual: 35
Highest: 21 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
15
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