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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Jan 18, 2021Week 9 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (62)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1598
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2Baylor (2)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 62 Voters
1538
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3Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 49 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1445
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4Iowa
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Chris Murray
1420
Points
5Tennessee
10-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1242
Points
6Texas
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1289
Points
7Michigan
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 13 - Joe Buettner
1197
Points
8Kansas
10-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 17 - Seth Davis
1072
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9West Virginia
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - Dick Vitale
732
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10Virginia
9-2Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - David Cloninger
778
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11Houston
11-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1155
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12Texas Tech
11-4Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
792
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13Creighton
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 22 - Bob Ballou
833
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14Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 19 - Bob Ballou
939
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15Ohio State
11-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
631
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16Oregon
9-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Bob Ballou
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
235
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17Connecticut
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
209
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18Minnesota
11-4Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
507
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19Colorado
11-3Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
148
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20Alabama
11-3Actual: 18
Highest: 6 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
487
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21UCLA
11-2Actual: 24
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
195
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22Florida State
7-2Actual: 29
Highest: 11 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
112
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23USC
0-0Actual: 30
Highest: 15 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
74
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24Saint Louis
7-1Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
172
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25Virginia Tech
11-2Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Bob Ballou
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
536
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