Scott GleesonUSA Today
About: Scott, an Illinois State grad who grew up watching Michael Jordan stick his tongue out, joined USA TODAY Sports after stints with The Washington Examiner and SLAM. He's an avid marathon runner with an embarrassing addiction to boyband music.

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Oct 22, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Scott Gleeson
1Kansas (37)
31-8Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Elton Alexander
1581
Points
2Duke (4)
29-8Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1452
Points
3Virginia (2)
31-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1286
Points
4Kentucky (19)
26-11Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jerry Carino
1529
Points
5Gonzaga (1)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - Matt McCoy
1461
Points
6North Carolina
26-11Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
7Nevada
29-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
1230
Points
8Auburn
26-8Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 19 - Elton Alexander
974
Points
9Tennessee (1)
26-9Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - Dave Borges
1268
Points
10Michigan State
30-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
1024
Points
11Kansas State
25-12Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - John Feinstein
922
Points
12Villanova (1)
36-4Actual: 9
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 16 - Bob Holt
1085
Points

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13Loyola (IL)
32-6Actual: 26
Highest: 10 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
162
Points
14Oregon
23-13Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
Points
15Virginia Tech
21-12Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
630
Points

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16LSU
18-15Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
187
Points
17Florida State
23-12Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
530
Points
18Mississippi State
25-12Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
451
Points
19TCU
21-12Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
311
Points

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20West Virginia
26-11Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
678
Points
21Michigan
33-8Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
437
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22Maryland
19-13Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
28
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23Cincinnati
31-5Actual: 34
Highest: 22 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
21
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24Louisville
22-14Actual: 39
Highest: 17 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
11
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25Syracuse
23-14Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Tom Bragg
620
Points