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 11, 2021Week 8 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Gonzaga (63)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1599
Points
2Baylor (1)
11-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 3 - Jon Wilner
1536
Points
3Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 39 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1436
Points
4Texas
10-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1422
Points
5Michigan
10-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 11 - 5 Voters
1161
Points
6Iowa
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - David Cloninger
1322
Points
7Houston
10-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
993
Points
8Tennessee
9-1Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1093
Points
9Creighton
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Luke DeCock
1151
Points
10Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 12 - Stephen Tsai
1110
Points

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11Kansas
10-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jesse Newell
1220
Points
12Clemson
9-1Actual: 12
Highest: 10 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
747
Points
13Texas Tech
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
689
Points
14Louisville
8-1Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
464
Points
15Duke
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Zach Klein
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
397
Points

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16Connecticut
6-1Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
181
Points
17Missouri
7-2Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
436
Points

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18West Virginia
9-4Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Nick Suss
701
Points

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19Illinois
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
694
Points
20Ohio State
9-3Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
280
Points
21Virginia Tech
9-2Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
286
Points
22Saint Louis
7-1Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
220
Points

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23Drake
13-0Actual: 32
Highest: 14 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
42
Points
24Oregon
9-2Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
264
Points

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25Xavier
10-2Actual: 38
Highest: 22 - Craig Meyer
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
7
Points