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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Jan 4, 2021Week 7 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Gonzaga (63)
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1599
Points
2Baylor (1)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 2 - 63 Voters
1537
Points
3Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Adam Grosbard
1453
Points
4Texas
8-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jesse Newell
1415
Points

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5Michigan
9-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
1039
Points
6Iowa
9-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 13 - David Cloninger
1298
Points
7Houston
8-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 20 - Shannon Ryan
977
Points
8Tennessee
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jon Wilner
1076
Points
9Creighton
8-2Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Luke DeCock
1140
Points
10Wisconsin
9-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 14 - B.J. Rains
1085
Points

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11Kansas
8-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: 14 - Jesse Newell
1224
Points

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12Clemson
8-1Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
411
Points
13Missouri
7-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
747
Points
14West Virginia
8-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 25 - Zach Klein
706
Points

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15Duke
3-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
280
Points
16Rutgers
7-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - Doug Doughty
703
Points
17Virginia Tech
8-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
411
Points
18Minnesota
10-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
559
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19Illinois
8-3Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - Ken Weinman
878
Points
20Texas Tech
8-3Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
445
Points

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21BYU
0-0Actual: 33
Highest: 20 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
18
Points

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22Oregon
8-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
545
Points
23Saint Louis
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 20 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
133
Points
24Louisville
7-1Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
103
Points

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25Drake
12-0Actual: 34
Highest: 23 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
17
Points