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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Dec 30, 2019Week 9 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Gonzaga (63)
13-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jesse Newell
1621
Points
2Kansas (1)
10-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1497
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3Auburn
12-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
1159
Points
4Duke (1)
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 7 - Scott Wolf
1516
Points
5Baylor
9-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Geoff Grammer
1267
Points
6Oregon
11-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Luke DeCock
1361
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7West Virginia
11-1Actual: 16
Highest: 4 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 22 - Paul Klee
719
Points
8Ohio State
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Tom Bragg
1277
Points
9Memphis
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
1055
Points
10San Diego State
13-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
780
Points
11Butler
12-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Carlos Silva
883
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12Louisville
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - James Crepea
1196
Points
13Villanova
9-2Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
970
Points
14Michigan
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Edgar Thompson
880
Points
15Maryland
11-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
720
Points

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16Georgetown
10-3Actual: 36
Highest: 16 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
10
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17DePaul
12-1Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
47
Points
18Florida State
11-2Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 22 - 4 Voters
531
Points
19Iowa
10-3Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
137
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20Utah State
13-2Actual: 31
Highest: 16 - Rob Dauster
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
30
Points
21Dayton
10-2Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Rob Dauster
Lowest: NR - Jack Ebling
483
Points
22Penn State
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
312
Points
23Wichita State
11-1Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
135
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24Kentucky
9-3Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - Bob Holt
674
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25Saint Mary's
13-2Actual: 32
Highest: 21 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
28
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