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 18, 2021Week 9 Rankings for Sam Blum
1Baylor (2)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 62 Voters
1538
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2Gonzaga (62)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1598
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3Iowa
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Chris Murray
1420
Points
4Houston
11-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1155
Points
5Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 49 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1445
Points
6Michigan
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 13 - Joe Buettner
1197
Points
7Tennessee
10-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1242
Points
8Texas
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1289
Points

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9Alabama
11-3Actual: 18
Highest: 6 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
487
Points
10Virginia
9-2Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - David Cloninger
778
Points
11Texas Tech
11-4Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
792
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12Connecticut
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
209
Points
13Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 19 - Bob Ballou
939
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14Kansas
10-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 17 - Seth Davis
1072
Points
15Missouri
8-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
462
Points

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16Creighton
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 22 - Bob Ballou
833
Points
17Ohio State
11-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
631
Points
18West Virginia
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - Dick Vitale
732
Points
19Virginia Tech
11-2Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Bob Ballou
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
536
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20Louisville
9-2Actual: 26
Highest: 13 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
155
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21LSU
10-2Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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22Minnesota
11-4Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
507
Points
23Colorado
11-3Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
148
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24Drake
13-0Actual: 32
Highest: 13 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
42
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25Clemson
9-2Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
354
Points