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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Dec 6, 2021Week 5 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Purdue (61)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Duke
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Stephen Tsai
1390
Points
3Gonzaga
7-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1240
Points
4UCLA
8-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Ben Steele
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1293
Points
5Baylor
8-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1421
Points
6Villanova
6-2Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1175
Points
7Kansas
6-1Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1068
Points
8Arkansas
8-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
905
Points

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9Houston
7-1Actual: 14
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Mark Berman
686
Points
10Alabama
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1029
Points
11Texas
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jeff Rabjohns
1101
Points
12Kentucky
6-1Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
972
Points
13Arizona
7-0Actual: 11
Highest: 3 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 18 - Donna Ditota
919
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14Michigan State
7-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
405
Points
15Connecticut
8-1Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Stephen Tsai
527
Points
16Auburn
7-1Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
419
Points
17Ohio State
6-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
370
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18Seton Hall
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
177
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19Tennessee
6-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 25 - Rick Bozich
762
Points
20USC
8-0Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
510
Points
21Iowa State
8-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
499
Points
22Florida
6-1Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - David Jablonski
386
Points
23LSU
8-0Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
135
Points
24Xavier
7-1Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
78
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25Iowa
7-1Actual: 33
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
12
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