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Michelle GardnerArizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
About: I came to the area after 16 years with the Southern California News Group where my focus was high schools and local colleges but I have covered just about everything.


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Oct 17, 2022Pre-Season Rankings for Michelle Gardner
1North Carolina (47)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Percy Allen
1532
Points
2Gonzaga (12)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Dick Vitale
1479
Points
3Houston (1)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 7 - Dave Borges
1404
Points
4Kansas
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1200
Points
5Kentucky (2)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Brian Holland
1364
Points
6Arkansas
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
1026
Points
7Creighton
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1060
Points
8Duke
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 14 - Jerry Carino
1168
Points
9Baylor
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1200
Points
10Indiana
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 23 - Abby Schnable
745
Points
11Tennessee
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Dave Borges
880
Points
12Texas
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jerry Carino
844
Points

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13UCLA
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Sam Connon
Lowest: 14 - Justin Jackson
1093
Points
14Virginia
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
462
Points
15TCU
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Seth Davis
735
Points
16Arizona
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
543
Points
17Villanova
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
578
Points
18Michigan
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 8 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
229
Points

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19Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
112
Points

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20Auburn
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
623
Points
21Dayton
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
170
Points
22Oregon
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
260
Points
23San Diego State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
394
Points

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24Purdue
0-0Actual: 29
Highest: 17 - Mike Carmin
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
56
Points

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25Ohio State
0-0Actual: 35
Highest: 18 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
23
Points