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 15, 2021Week 17 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Gonzaga (60)
26-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 60 Voters
1500
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2Illinois
23-6Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 35 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 25 Voters
1415
Points
3Baylor
22-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 25 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Matt Murschel
1397
Points
4Houston
24-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1145
Points
5Michigan
20-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1280
Points
6Alabama
24-6Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Stephen Tsai
1242
Points
7Iowa
21-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 11 - Bennett Conlin
1132
Points
8Arkansas
22-6Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
895
Points
9Oklahoma State
20-8Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
891
Points
10Texas
19-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Matt Murschel
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
993
Points
11Ohio State
21-9Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Bruce Pascoe
1138
Points
12San Diego State
23-4Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - Stephen Means
521
Points
13Loyola (IL)
24-4Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
513
Points
14Florida State
16-6Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Brian Holland
Lowest: 23 - James Crepea
651
Points
15Virginia
18-6Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 24 - James Crepea
584
Points

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16Georgia Tech
17-8Actual: 26
Highest: 13 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
103
Points
17Purdue
18-9Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
382
Points

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18USC
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
125
Points

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19Kansas
20-8Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Bennett Conlin
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
803
Points
20Creighton
20-8Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
411
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21West Virginia
18-9Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
745
Points

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22LSU
18-9Actual: 30
Highest: 14 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
54
Points
23BYU
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
125
Points
24Colorado
22-8Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
243
Points

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25Georgetown
13-12Actual: 39
Highest: 25 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
1
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