Sam BlumDallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
Twitter: @SamBlum3
About: Sam covers SMU athletics and the Texas Rangers for The Dallas Morning News, and previously covered Auburn University athletics for AL.com. He's also covered University of Virginia athletics for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. He graduated from Syracuse University.


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Oct 21, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Sam Blum
1Michigan State (60)
32-7Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Scott Wolf
1619
Points
2Kansas (3)
26-10Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Seth Davis
1457
Points
3Kentucky (2)
30-7Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Luke DeCock
1497
Points
4Florida
20-16Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - John Feinstein
1313
Points

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5Virginia
35-3Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
1007
Points
6Maryland
23-11Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1134
Points
7Louisville
20-14Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Matt McCoy
1386
Points
8Duke
32-6Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1399
Points
9Seton Hall
20-14Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Stephen Means
863
Points

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10Oregon
25-13Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
742
Points
11Gonzaga
33-4Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 3 Voters
1096
Points
12Memphis
22-14Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
773
Points
13Villanova
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 16 - Dave Matter
1048
Points

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14North Carolina
29-7Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 14 - 9 Voters
1060
Points
15Xavier
19-16Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
356
Points
16Texas Tech
31-7Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: NR - Luke DeCock
837
Points

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17Washington
27-9Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
164
Points
18Baylor
20-14Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
523
Points
19Ohio State
20-15Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
407
Points

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20VCU
25-8Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
193
Points
21Saint Mary's
22-12Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
330
Points

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22Utah State
28-7Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
491
Points
23LSU
28-7Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
234
Points
24Colorado
23-13Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
152
Points

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25Vermont
27-7Actual: 43
Highest: 25 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
2
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