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David JonesPenn Live (Dowington, PA)
Twitter: @djoneshoop
About: Joined The Patriot-News in 1989 after five years full-time at The Columbus Dispatch as a college football/basketball beat writer (Ohio University and MAC, 1984-85); Television-Radio Critic (1985-87); and police/courts reporter (1987-89). Has covered every NCAA Final Four since 1994 and 25 in all. Has covered Penn State basketball for 28 seasons and Penn State football for 27, first as the beat writer and since 2002 as the columnist. Has been the Patriot-News's full-time sports columnist since 2002. Three-time winner of Pennsylvania Newspaper Association award as the state's best sports columnist (1999, 2004 and 2006) in top circulation category (75,000+). Named by Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors as state's best sports columnist (75,000+) in 2012. Multiple winner of national APSE Top 10, Football Writers Association of America and U.S. Basketball Writers Association awards including 2006 USBWA best feature story in nation. Winner of 2010 APSE first-place national columnist award (75,000-175,000 circ.). The 74th president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2017. To be inducted into the United States Basketball Writers Association hall of fame in April 2018. Son Nicholas is an undergrad at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Lives with wife Anna and in Downingtown, PA.


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Nov 14, 2022Week 2 Rankings for David Jones
1Kentucky (3)
2-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Andrew Kahn
1394
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2Houston (2)
2-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Dave Borges
1439
Points
3Baylor
2-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 11 - Seth Davis
1253
Points
4UCLA
2-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1138
Points
5North Carolina (44)
2-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 44 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Brian Holland
1543
Points
6Gonzaga (14)
2-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1497
Points
7Arkansas
2-0Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 21 - Dave Borges
1059
Points
8Duke
2-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Mark Berman
1216
Points
9Kansas
2-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Greg Madia
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1218
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10Virginia
2-0Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
590
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11Memphis
1-0Actual: 35
Highest: 11 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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12Oregon
1-1Actual: 32
Highest: 12 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
36
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13Texas
2-0Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jeff Welsch
932
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14Indiana
2-0Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - Jon Wilner
867
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15Purdue
2-0Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
104
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16Dayton
2-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
280
Points
17Michigan
2-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
308
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18Ohio State
2-0Actual: 32
Highest: 15 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
36
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19Arizona
2-0Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Andrew Kahn
Lowest: NR - Stephen Means
694
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20Alabama
2-0Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
436
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21Michigan State
1-1Actual: 26
Highest: 7 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
119
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22Auburn
2-0Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
724
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23Seton Hall
2-0Actual: 45
Highest: 23 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
3
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24Creighton
2-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 24 - David Jones
1036
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25Xavier
2-0Actual: 31
Highest: 18 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
44
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