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 23, 2019Week 8 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (54)
13-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 54 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1608
Points
2Ohio State (9)
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Troy Provost-heron
1520
Points
3Duke (1)
10-1Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - Scott Wolf
1429
Points
4Kansas
9-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jordan Hansen
1388
Points
5Louisville (1)
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 7 - Troy Provost-heron
1460
Points
6Oregon
10-2Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Joe Buettner
Lowest: 14 - Luke DeCock
1286
Points
7Baylor
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Scott Wolf
1207
Points
8Auburn
11-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
1107
Points

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9Dayton
9-2Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
541
Points
10Memphis
10-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
1040
Points
11Butler
11-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Carlos Silva
853
Points
12Villanova
9-2Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
950
Points
13Maryland
10-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
785
Points
14Michigan State
9-3Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
775
Points
15Florida State
10-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
583
Points
16San Diego State
12-0Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 20 - Bob Sutton
763
Points
17Virginia
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
595
Points
18West Virginia
10-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
229
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19Michigan
9-3Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Edgar Thompson
889
Points
20Penn State
10-2Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Craig Meyer
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
332
Points
21Kentucky
8-3Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
411
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22Xavier
11-2Actual: 28
Highest: 11 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
68
Points
23Wichita State
10-1Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
112
Points
24Washington
9-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
326
Points

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25Indiana
11-1Actual: 30
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
45
Points