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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 21, 2022Week 3 Rankings for David Jones
1Virginia (1)
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - David Jones
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1279
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2Texas (5)
3-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1377
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3Houston (9)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1499
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4Baylor
4-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1102
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5North Carolina (47)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 3 Voters
1541
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6Kansas (1)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 9 - Dave Borges
1396
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7Illinois
4-1Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
673
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8Maryland
5-0Actual: 23
Highest: 8 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
223
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9Alabama
4-0Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
510
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10Duke
3-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Kevin Sjuts
Lowest: 16 - David Jablonski
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11Purdue
3-0Actual: 24
Highest: 11 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
215
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12Indiana
4-0Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - Stephen Tsai
932
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13San Diego State
3-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Matt Tait
601
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14Arkansas
3-0Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 20 - Dave Borges
1038
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15Gonzaga
3-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: 15 - David Jones
1273
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16Charleston
5-1Actual: 31
Highest: 16 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
17
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17Michigan State
3-1Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
825
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18Arizona
3-0Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Dave Borges
725
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19Auburn
4-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 23 - Dave Borges
737
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20Saint Mary's
5-0Actual: 27
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
59
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21Creighton
4-0Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - David Jones
1004
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22Virginia Tech
5-1Actual: 36
Highest: 22 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
5
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23Ohio State
3-0Actual: 28
Highest: 14 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
56
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24UCLA
3-2Actual: 19
Highest: 7 - Matt Tait
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
506
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25Penn State
5-1Actual: 43
Highest: 25 - David Jones
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
1
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