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.


Ballot Score

-15

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Mar 2, 2020Week 18 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Kansas (64)
26-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 64 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 64 Voters
1600
Points
2Dayton
27-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jesse Newell
1453
Points
3Gonzaga
29-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Chris Murray
1514
Points
4San Diego State
28-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 7 Voters
1375
Points
5Baylor
25-3Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 10 Voters
1395
Points
6Kentucky
24-5Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jesse Newell
1253
Points
7Seton Hall
21-7Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 16 - Jordan Hansen
1145
Points
8Florida State
24-5Actual: 7
Highest: 6 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1164
Points
9Creighton
22-7Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jack Ebling
843
Points
10Maryland
23-6Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Carlos Silva
1041
Points
11BYU
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: 22 - Brian Holland
756
Points
12Louisville
24-6Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 3 Voters
948
Points
13Duke
23-6Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
809
Points

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14Houston
22-7Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
265
Points
15Ohio State
20-9Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 25 - Brian McInnis
489
Points
16Villanova
22-7Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Carlos Silva
779
Points
17Oregon
22-7Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
802
Points
18Michigan State
20-9Actual: 16
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
726
Points
19Iowa
20-9Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
492
Points
20Wisconsin
19-10Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
179
Points
21Penn State
21-8Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
367
Points

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22Auburn
24-5Actual: 17
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
575
Points
23UCLA
19-11Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
54
Points

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24Providence
17-12Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
17
Points
25Stephen F. Austin
26-3Actual: 28
Highest: 18 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
47
Points