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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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Oct 17, 2022Pre-Season Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Kentucky (2)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Brian Holland
1364
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2North Carolina (47)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Percy Allen
1532
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3Gonzaga (12)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Dick Vitale
1479
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4Creighton
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1060
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5Arkansas
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
1026
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6Houston (1)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 7 - Dave Borges
1404
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7Baylor
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1200
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8UCLA
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Sam Connon
Lowest: 14 - Justin Jackson
1093
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9Tennessee
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Dave Borges
880
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10Duke
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 14 - Jerry Carino
1168
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11Kansas
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1200
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12TCU
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Seth Davis
735
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13Arizona
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
543
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14Oregon
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
260
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15Connecticut
0-0Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
101
Points
16Indiana
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 23 - Abby Schnable
745
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17Texas
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jerry Carino
844
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18San Diego State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
394
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19Auburn
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
623
Points
20Virginia
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
462
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21Villanova
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
578
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22Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 28
Highest: 12 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
66
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23Xavier
0-0Actual: 33
Highest: 20 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
29
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24Dayton
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
170
Points
25Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
112
Points