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 21, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Kansas (3)
26-10Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Seth Davis
1457
Points
2Michigan State (60)
32-7Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Scott Wolf
1619
Points
3Kentucky (2)
30-7Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Luke DeCock
1497
Points
4Duke
32-6Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1399
Points
5Florida
20-16Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - John Feinstein
1313
Points
6Maryland
23-11Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1134
Points
7Virginia
35-3Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
1007
Points
8Louisville
20-14Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Matt McCoy
1386
Points
9Gonzaga
33-4Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 3 Voters
1096
Points
10Seton Hall
20-14Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Stephen Means
863
Points
11Memphis
22-14Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
773
Points
12North Carolina
29-7Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 14 - 9 Voters
1060
Points

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13Florida State
29-8Actual: 30
Highest: 13 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
36
Points
14Texas Tech
31-7Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: NR - Luke DeCock
837
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15Villanova
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 16 - Dave Matter
1048
Points

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16Washington
27-9Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
164
Points
17Oregon
25-13Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
742
Points
18Utah State
28-7Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
491
Points

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19Auburn
30-10Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - B.J. Rains
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
210
Points

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20Tennessee
31-6Actual: 28
Highest: 13 - Christina Chambers
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
78
Points
21VCU
25-8Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
193
Points
22Xavier
19-16Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
356
Points
23Colorado
23-13Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
152
Points
24Saint Mary's
22-12Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
330
Points
25Arizona
17-15Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
265
Points