Norm WoodThe Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
Twitter: @normwood
About: Norm has covered Virginia Tech athletics since 2000, during the school's time in both the Big East Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference. He has also covered University of Virginia athletics since 2008.

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Oct 22, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Norm Wood
1Kentucky (19)
26-11Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jerry Carino
1529
Points
2Kansas (37)
31-8Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Elton Alexander
1581
Points
3Duke (4)
29-8Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1452
Points
4Gonzaga (1)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - Matt McCoy
1461
Points
5Nevada
29-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
1230
Points
6Tennessee (1)
26-9Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - Dave Borges
1268
Points
7Villanova (1)
36-4Actual: 9
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 16 - Bob Holt
1085
Points
8North Carolina
26-11Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
9Virginia (2)
31-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1286
Points
10Auburn
26-8Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 19 - Elton Alexander
974
Points
11Michigan State
30-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
1024
Points
12Oregon
23-13Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
Points
13West Virginia
26-11Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
678
Points
14Virginia Tech
21-12Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
630
Points
15Kansas State
25-12Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - John Feinstein
922
Points
16Florida State
23-12Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
530
Points
17UCLA
21-12Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
297
Points
18Michigan
33-8Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
437
Points
19Syracuse
23-14Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Tom Bragg
620
Points
20Mississippi State
25-12Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
451
Points
21TCU
21-12Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
311
Points
22Clemson
25-10Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
268
Points

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23Indiana
16-15Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
98
Points
24LSU
18-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
187
Points

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25Maryland
19-13Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
28
Points