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 8, 2021Week 16 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Baylor (2)
21-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Stephen Tsai
1510
Points
2Gonzaga (61)
24-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1573
Points
3Illinois
20-6Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jesse Newell
1438
Points
4Houston
21-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Seth Davis
1173
Points
5Michigan
19-3Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 7 - Sheldon Mickles
1382
Points
6Arkansas
21-5Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Bruce Pascoe
1046
Points
7Iowa
20-7Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Donna Ditota
1314
Points
8Alabama
21-6Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 9 Voters
1239
Points

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9Loyola (IL)
24-4Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
488
Points

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10San Diego State
20-4Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
462
Points
11Florida State
15-5Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
687
Points
12Oklahoma State
18-7Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
851
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13Purdue
18-8Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
389
Points
14Texas
17-7Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Paul Klee
802
Points

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15USC
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
175
Points

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16West Virginia
18-8Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
919
Points
17Creighton
18-7Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - James Crepea
510
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18Ohio State
18-8Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Edgar Thompson
1032
Points

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19Kansas
19-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
873
Points
20Virginia
17-6Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
531
Points

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21Villanova
16-5Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 25 - Stephen Tsai
729
Points
22Virginia Tech
15-5Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
266
Points
23Texas Tech
17-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
389
Points
24BYU
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
93
Points
25Colorado
20-7Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
209
Points