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

-32

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Nov 9, 2020Pre-Season Rankings for Sam Blum
1Baylor (24)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 24 Voters
Lowest: 6 - John Feinstein
1540
Points
2Iowa
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1273
Points
3Villanova (11)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1501
Points
4Gonzaga (28)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 28 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Scott Wolf
1541
Points
5Virginia (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1364
Points
6Illinois
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 22 - John Feinstein
1105
Points
7Kansas
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
8Duke
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
1073
Points
9Tennessee
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
919
Points
10Creighton
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Donna Ditota
Lowest: 20 - Doug Doughty
922
Points

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11Houston
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
438
Points
12Kentucky
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 18 - Donna Ditota
1038
Points
13Michigan State
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
820
Points
14Texas Tech
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - Dave Preston
790
Points

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15Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1150
Points
16West Virginia
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
651
Points

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17Rutgers
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
190
Points
18Texas
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
380
Points
19Oregon
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
375
Points
20Arizona State
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
402
Points
21Florida State
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
351
Points

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22Richmond
0-0Actual: 32
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
40
Points

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23North Carolina
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - John Werner
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
465
Points

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24Seton Hall
0-0Actual: 41
Highest: 24 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
2
Points

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25Stanford
0-0Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
14
Points