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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Feb 17, 2020Week 16 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Baylor (48)
23-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jesse Newell
1559
Points
2Gonzaga (14)
26-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Luke DeCock
1518
Points
3San Diego State
26-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jon Wilner
1404
Points
4Kansas (1)
22-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 5 - Jordan Hansen
1434
Points
5Dayton
23-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1294
Points
6Duke
22-3Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1285
Points
7Maryland
21-4Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Bob Sutton
1194
Points
8Penn State
20-5Actual: 9
Highest: 8 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 17 - James Crepea
1024
Points
9Florida State
21-4Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1088
Points
10Kentucky
20-5Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
1011
Points
11Creighton
20-6Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 23 - Brian Holland
718
Points
12Seton Hall
18-7Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 20 - John Feinstein
672
Points
13Auburn
22-3Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
818
Points
14Louisville
21-5Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
837
Points
15Villanova
19-6Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
824
Points
16West Virginia
18-7Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
552
Points

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17Texas Tech
16-9Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
92
Points
18Marquette
17-7Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
404
Points
19Houston
20-6Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
237
Points

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20Oregon
20-6Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 8 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
742
Points
21Colorado
20-6Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Donna Ditota
Lowest: NR - Bob Sutton
501
Points
22Ohio State
17-8Actual: 25
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
95
Points
23BYU
21-7Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
188
Points
24Iowa
18-8Actual: 20
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
254
Points

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25Stephen F. Austin
22-3Actual: 32
Highest: 22 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
14
Points