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

5

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Dec 20, 2021Week 7 Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Baylor
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Paul Klee
1524
Points
2Duke
10-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 49 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jesse Newell
1445
Points
3Purdue
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1360
Points
4Kansas
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 9 - Bob Ballou
1210
Points
5Gonzaga
9-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1313
Points
6UCLA
9-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jesse Newell
1294
Points
7Arizona
11-0Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 11 - Seth Davis
1230
Points

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8Seton Hall
9-2Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
693
Points
9Auburn
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: 23 - Jon Wilner
782
Points
10Houston
10-2Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Scott Richey
780
Points
11Iowa State
11-0Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
926
Points
12USC
12-0Actual: 8
Highest: 8 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 20 - James Crepea
937
Points
13Michigan State
9-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Lauren Brownlow
822
Points
14Alabama
9-2Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Brian Holland
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
897
Points
15LSU
11-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Ethan Joyce
542
Points
16Xavier
11-1Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
469
Points
17Ohio State
8-2Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 4 Voters
744
Points
18Texas
8-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
569
Points
19Colorado State
10-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
328
Points
20Providence
11-1Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
266
Points
21Texas Tech
8-2Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
86
Points
22Kentucky
8-2Actual: 20
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
428
Points
23Villanova
7-4Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
222
Points

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24Tennessee
8-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
447
Points
25Illinois
8-3Actual: 29
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
49
Points