Kevin McNamaraThe Providence Journal (Providence, RI)
About: Kevin McNamara has been a Sports Writer at The Providence Journal since 1988. Kevin has covered college basketball for the paper for more than 20 years and followed the Big East, the Atlantic 10 and the Ivy League over that time. He has also covered the Red Sox in the World Series, the Celtics in the NBA Finals a bit of everything in between in his career. Kevin is a native of Coventry.

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Oct 22, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Kansas (37)
31-8Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Elton Alexander
1581
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2Gonzaga (1)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - Matt McCoy
1461
Points
3Kentucky (19)
26-11Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jerry Carino
1529
Points
4Duke (4)
29-8Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1452
Points
5North Carolina
26-11Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
6Tennessee (1)
26-9Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - Dave Borges
1268
Points
7Nevada
29-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
1230
Points
8Michigan State
30-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
1024
Points
9Kansas State
25-12Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - John Feinstein
922
Points
10Auburn
26-8Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 19 - Elton Alexander
974
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11Syracuse
23-14Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Tom Bragg
620
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12Mississippi State
25-12Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
451
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13Oregon
23-13Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
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14LSU
18-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
187
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15Villanova (1)
36-4Actual: 9
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 16 - Bob Holt
1085
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16Virginia (2)
31-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1286
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17Purdue
30-7Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
170
Points
18UCLA
21-12Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
297
Points
19Clemson
25-10Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
268
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20USC
24-12Actual: 42
Highest: 20 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
6
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21Florida
21-13Actual: 29
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
71
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22Marquette
21-14Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
124
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23West Virginia
26-11Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
678
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24Michigan
33-8Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
437
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25Florida State
23-12Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
530
Points