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 30, 2019Week 9 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (63)
13-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jesse Newell
1621
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2Kansas (1)
10-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1497
Points
3Duke (1)
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 7 - Scott Wolf
1516
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4Oregon
11-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Luke DeCock
1361
Points
5Baylor
9-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Geoff Grammer
1267
Points
6Auburn
12-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
1159
Points

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7West Virginia
11-1Actual: 16
Highest: 4 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 22 - Paul Klee
719
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8Ohio State
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Tom Bragg
1277
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9Louisville
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - James Crepea
1196
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10Dayton
10-2Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Rob Dauster
Lowest: NR - Jack Ebling
483
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11Memphis
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
1055
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12Butler
12-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Carlos Silva
883
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13Villanova
9-2Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
970
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14Maryland
11-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
720
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15Michigan State
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
747
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16Florida State
11-2Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 22 - 4 Voters
531
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17San Diego State
13-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
780
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18Michigan
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Edgar Thompson
880
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19Virginia
10-2Actual: 19
Highest: 4 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
506
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20Wichita State
11-1Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
135
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21Kentucky
9-3Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - Bob Holt
674
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22Penn State
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
312
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23Xavier
11-2Actual: 27
Highest: 11 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
58
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24Arkansas
11-1Actual: 34
Highest: 22 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
19
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25Marquette
10-2Actual: 33
Highest: 19 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
27
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