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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Dec 3, 2018Week 5 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Kansas (19)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Graham Couch
1539
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2Gonzaga (43)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jesse Newell
1578
Points
3Duke (1)
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1463
Points
4Michigan
8-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 10 - John Bednarowski
1339
Points
5Tennessee
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 12 - Jesse Newell
1238
Points
6Virginia (1)
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1367
Points
7Nevada
8-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ken Weinman
Lowest: 8 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
1300
Points
8Auburn
6-1Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 14 Voters
1154
Points
9Kentucky
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
1070
Points
10Texas Tech
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
783
Points
11Michigan State
6-2Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 20 - Chris Murray
915
Points
12Wisconsin
7-1Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
809
Points
13North Carolina
6-2Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Mark Berman
782
Points

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14Maryland
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
204
Points
15Kansas State
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
629
Points
16Iowa
6-1Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
417
Points
17Arizona State
7-0Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
384
Points
18Villanova
6-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
356
Points

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19Florida State
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 20 - Jon Nyatawa
871
Points
20Buffalo
7-0Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
515
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21Syracuse
5-2Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
62
Points
22Ohio State
7-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
385
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23Virginia Tech
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - John Bednarowski
675
Points

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24Iowa State
6-1Actual: 29
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
46
Points
25Purdue
5-3Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
100
Points