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Mark BermanThe Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)
About: Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech basketball for The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Va. He is a Syracuse University graduate who grew up in Trumbull, Conn. He has been at The Roanoke Times since 1998. He covered James Madison for The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., from 1989-98. His blog can be read at http://blogs.roanoke.com/courtside.


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Nov 9, 2020Pre-Season Rankings for Mark Berman
1Baylor (24)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 24 Voters
Lowest: 6 - John Feinstein
1540
Points
2Villanova (11)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1501
Points
3Gonzaga (28)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 28 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Scott Wolf
1541
Points
4Virginia (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1364
Points
5Iowa
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1273
Points
6Kansas
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
7Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1150
Points
8Kentucky
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 18 - Donna Ditota
1038
Points
9Illinois
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 22 - John Feinstein
1105
Points
10Duke
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
1073
Points
11Creighton
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Donna Ditota
Lowest: 20 - Doug Doughty
922
Points
12Tennessee
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
919
Points
13Michigan State
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
820
Points
14West Virginia
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
651
Points

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15Florida State
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
351
Points
16Houston
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
438
Points
17Oregon
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
375
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18Ohio State
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
270
Points

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19Texas Tech
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - Dave Preston
790
Points
20UCLA
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
336
Points

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21LSU
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
146
Points

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22North Carolina
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - John Werner
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
465
Points
23Texas
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
380
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24Arizona State
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
402
Points

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25Richmond
0-0Actual: 32
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
40
Points