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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Mar 1, 2021Week 15 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Gonzaga (59)
24-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1571
Points
2Michigan (4)
18-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1512
Points
3Baylor
18-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Wayne Epps
1450
Points

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4Houston
20-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Troy Provost-Heron
1109
Points
5Illinois
18-6Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jon Wilner
1350
Points
6West Virginia
17-6Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Wayne Epps
Lowest: 14 - Jesse Newell
1210
Points

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7Arkansas
19-5Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Sam Blum
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
847
Points
8Florida State
14-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 18 - David Cloninger
897
Points
9Iowa
18-7Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Stephen Means
Lowest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
1266
Points
10Ohio State
18-7Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: 19 - Edgar Thompson
1163
Points
11Alabama
19-6Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Joe Buettner
1130
Points

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12Loyola (IL)
21-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
367
Points
13Creighton
17-6Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
669
Points
14Villanova
15-4Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
942
Points
15San Diego State
19-4Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
406
Points
16Kansas
18-8Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Dave Borges
785
Points
17Oklahoma State
16-6Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
553
Points

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18USC
19-6Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
88
Points
19Texas
14-7Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
650
Points
20Virginia Tech
15-5Actual: 22
Highest: 10 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
335
Points

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21BYU
19-5Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
101
Points
22Texas Tech
15-8Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
494
Points
23Virginia
15-6Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
362
Points
24Purdue
16-8Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
192
Points
25Clemson
15-5Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
47
Points