Shannon RyanChicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
Twitter: @sryantribune
About: Shannon Ryan is a sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune, covering mainly college athletics. Before joining the Tribune, Ryan worked for seven years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering the NFL and college basketball.

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Oct 22, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Shannon Ryan
1Kentucky (19)
26-11Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jerry Carino
1529
Points
2Kansas (37)
31-8Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Elton Alexander
1581
Points
3Duke (4)
29-8Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Rothstein
1452
Points
4Gonzaga (1)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - Matt McCoy
1461
Points
5North Carolina
26-11Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
6Nevada
29-8Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 20 - Scott Mansch
1230
Points
7Tennessee (1)
26-9Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - Dave Borges
1268
Points
8Virginia (2)
31-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1286
Points
9Villanova (1)
36-4Actual: 9
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 16 - Bob Holt
1085
Points
10Auburn
26-8Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 19 - Elton Alexander
974
Points
11Kansas State
25-12Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 21 - John Feinstein
922
Points
12Michigan State
30-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
1024
Points
13Syracuse
23-14Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Tom Bragg
620
Points
14Oregon
23-13Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
Points

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15Purdue
30-7Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
170
Points
16West Virginia
26-11Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
678
Points
17UCLA
21-12Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
297
Points
18Michigan
33-8Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
437
Points
19Virginia Tech
21-12Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
630
Points
20Florida State
23-12Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
530
Points

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21Marquette
21-14Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
124
Points
22Washington
21-13Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
165
Points

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23Maryland
19-13Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
28
Points
24Loyola (IL)
32-6Actual: 26
Highest: 10 - Mark Berman
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
162
Points

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25Mississippi State
25-12Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
451
Points