Kevin McNamaraWPRO-Providence / KevinMcSports.com (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.


Ballot Score

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Jan 17, 2022Week 11 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Auburn (36)
16-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 36 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1482
Points
2Gonzaga (25)
14-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 25 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Andrew Kahn
1486
Points
3Arizona
14-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - James Crepea
1320
Points
4Baylor
15-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Stephen Tsai
1238
Points
5Kansas
14-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: 14 - Seth Davis
1192
Points
6Houston
15-2Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 16 - Jerry DiPaola
1036
Points
7Purdue
14-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1255
Points
8Villanova
13-4Actual: 11
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 18 - Aria Gerson
908
Points
9Wisconsin
14-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
1056
Points
10UCLA
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Sheldon Mickles
Lowest: 18 - Paul Klee
1041
Points
11Michigan State
14-3Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
681
Points
12LSU
15-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Ethan Joyce
738
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
13Duke
14-2Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: 13 - Kevin McNamara
1205
Points
14Kentucky
14-3Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 21 - James Crepea
804
Points
15Illinois
13-3Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - Mia O'Brien
521
Points
16Texas Tech
13-4Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - Bruce Pascoe
509
Points
17USC
14-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
618
Points
18Xavier
13-3Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
427
Points
19Iowa State
14-3Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Stephen Tsai
665
Points
20Ohio State
11-4Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - James Crepea
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
465
Points
21Providence
14-2Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
350
Points
22Texas
13-4Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
185
Points
23Loyola Chicago
13-2Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
193
Points
24Connecticut
11-4Actual: 25
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
73
Points
25BYU
15-4Actual: 27
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
50
Points