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 15, 2021Week 13 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Baylor (5)
17-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 59 Voters
1541
Points
2Gonzaga (59)
20-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 5 Voters
1595
Points
3Michigan
14-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1469
Points
4Ohio State
17-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1402
Points
5Illinois
14-5Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1311
Points
6Houston
17-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Seth Davis
1170
Points
7Virginia
15-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 18 - Donald Hunt
1129
Points
8Oklahoma
13-5Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
1071
Points
9Alabama
17-5Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
1085
Points
10Creighton
16-5Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 18 - 4 Voters
793
Points
11Villanova
13-3Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Dick Vitale
1060
Points
12West Virginia
14-6Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 19 - 4 Voters
836
Points
13USC
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - Seth Davis
586
Points

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14Loyola (IL)
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
166
Points
15Iowa
15-6Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 18 - Paul Klee
910
Points
16Texas Tech
14-6Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
791
Points

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17Texas
13-5Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - Jesse Newell
885
Points
18Missouri
13-5Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
412
Points
19Tennessee
14-5Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 25 - Bennett Conlin
452
Points
20Virginia Tech
14-4Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
513
Points

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21Saint Louis
10-3Actual: 39
Highest: 21 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
5
Points
22Kansas
15-7Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
140
Points

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23Florida State
11-3Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 23 - Sam Blum
624
Points
24Arkansas
16-5Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
111
Points
25Belmont
22-1Actual: 28
Highest: 19 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
47
Points