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.


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Mar 7, 2022Week 18 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (52)
24-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Dave Preston
1514
Points
2Kentucky
25-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1306
Points
3Baylor (3)
26-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Bob Ballou
1402
Points
4Auburn
27-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jesse Newell
1331
Points
5Arizona (6)
28-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1435
Points
6Villanova
23-7Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Bret Bloomquist
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1096
Points
7Kansas
25-6Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1170
Points
8Providence
24-4Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
951
Points
9Tennessee
23-7Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jeff Rabjohns
967
Points

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10Arkansas
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
687
Points
11Texas Tech
23-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 18 - 4 Voters
730
Points
12Wisconsin
24-6Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 25 - Paul Klee
857
Points
13Purdue
25-6Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Geoff Grammer
967
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14Duke
26-5Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1100
Points
15UCLA
23-6Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 23 - Seth Davis
737
Points
16Illinois
22-8Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: 20 - 3 Voters
612
Points
17Connecticut
22-8Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
370
Points
18Saint Mary's
24-6Actual: 17
Highest: 14 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Dave Preston
506
Points
19Murray State
30-2Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
424
Points
20Houston
26-5Actual: 18
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
502
Points
21USC
25-6Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
279
Points

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22LSU
21-10Actual: 30
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
22
Points
23Colorado State
24-4Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
194
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24Alabama
19-12Actual: 36
Highest: 22 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
7
Points
25Iowa
22-9Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
189
Points