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 24, 2018Week 8 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Kansas (4)
10-1Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 15 Voters
1386
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2Duke (35)
11-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 35 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1529
Points
3Tennessee (12)
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1471
Points
4Michigan (9)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1472
Points
5Virginia (4)
11-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - James Crepea
1427
Points
6Nevada
12-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1316
Points
7Gonzaga
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1199
Points
8Michigan State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 12 - Chris Murray
1146
Points
9Florida State
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jesse Newell
1061
Points
10Auburn
10-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 25 - Mark Cooper
770
Points
11Texas Tech
10-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
845
Points

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12Arizona State
9-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - John Werner
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
626
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13Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - James Crepea
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
673
Points
14North Carolina
8-3Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Craig Meyer
678
Points
15Mississippi State
11-1Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
518
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16Oklahoma
11-1Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
163
Points
17Ohio State
11-1Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Brian Holland
737
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18Virginia Tech
10-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
924
Points
19Kentucky
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
664
Points
20Houston
12-0Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
274
Points
21Marquette
10-2Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
538
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22St. John's
12-0Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
67
Points
23North Carolina State
11-1Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
292
Points
24Nebraska
10-2Actual: 26
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
160
Points
25Iowa
10-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
178
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