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.

Ballot Score

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Mar 4, 2019Week 18 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (42)
29-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 22 Voters
1578
Points
2Duke (1)
25-4Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1399
Points
3Virginia (21)
26-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1553
Points
4North Carolina
24-5Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Bruce Pascoe
1428
Points
5Kentucky
24-5Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1274
Points
6Tennessee
26-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1366
Points
7Texas Tech
24-5Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: 13 - Scott Richey
1100
Points
8LSU
24-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
1005
Points
9Purdue
22-7Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Tom Bragg
999
Points
10Michigan State
23-6Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 13 - 5 Voters
1039
Points
11Michigan
26-4Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1216
Points
12Houston
27-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
895
Points
13Florida State
23-6Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - David Cloninger
702
Points
14Marquette
23-6Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
626
Points
15Kansas
22-7Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 18 - Carlos Silva
798
Points
16Kansas State
22-7Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
499
Points
17Cincinnati
25-4Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
408
Points
18Buffalo
26-3Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dick Vitale
437
Points
19Nevada
26-3Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
579
Points
20Maryland
21-9Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
207
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
21Virginia Tech
22-6Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
668
Points
22Wofford
26-4Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
269
Points
23Villanova
22-8Actual: 23
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
214
Points
24Wisconsin
20-9Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
322
Points
25Iowa State
20-9Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
21
Points