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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42

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Feb 8, 2021Week 12 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Baylor (8)
17-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 55 Voters
1520
Points
2Gonzaga (55)
18-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 8 Voters
1567
Points
3Michigan
13-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1438
Points
4Ohio State
15-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jon Wilner
1365
Points
5Illinois
13-5Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 14 - Jack Ebling
1239
Points
6Houston
16-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
1060
Points
7Villanova
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1281
Points
8Texas Tech
14-5Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - Craig Meyer
1102
Points

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9West Virginia
13-5Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
824
Points
10Alabama
15-5Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 17 - Justin Jackson
911
Points
11Oklahoma
12-5Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 25 - Luke DeCock
863
Points
12Virginia
13-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 18 - Zach Klein
969
Points
13Missouri
13-3Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
966
Points

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14Loyola (IL)
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
200
Points
15Virginia Tech
14-4Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
486
Points
16Tennessee
13-4Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Edgar Thompson
690
Points
17Texas
11-5Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Luke DeCock
841
Points
18Creighton
14-5Actual: 19
Highest: 7 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 25 - Bob Ballou
465
Points
19USC
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 8 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
411
Points

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20Iowa
13-6Actual: 15
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - Sam Blum
757
Points
21Wisconsin
14-6Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
358
Points

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22St. John's
0-0Actual: 37
Highest: 22 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
7
Points

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23Florida State
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 4 Voters
514
Points
24Xavier
11-2Actual: 28
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
37
Points
25Colorado
14-5Actual: 26
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
41
Points