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 21, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Shannon Ryan
1Michigan State (60)
32-7Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Scott Wolf
1619
Points
2Kentucky (2)
30-7Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Luke DeCock
1497
Points
3Kansas (3)
26-10Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Seth Davis
1457
Points
4Louisville
20-14Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Matt McCoy
1386
Points
5Duke
32-6Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1399
Points
6Florida
20-16Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - John Feinstein
1313
Points
7Villanova
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 16 - Dave Matter
1048
Points
8Maryland
23-11Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1134
Points
9Gonzaga
33-4Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 3 Voters
1096
Points
10Virginia
35-3Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
1007
Points
11North Carolina
29-7Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 14 - 9 Voters
1060
Points

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12Utah State
28-7Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
491
Points
13Memphis
22-14Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
773
Points
14Texas Tech
31-7Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: NR - Luke DeCock
837
Points

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15Saint Mary's
22-12Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Jerry Carino
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
330
Points
16Oregon
25-13Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
742
Points

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17Seton Hall
20-14Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Stephen Means
863
Points
18Ohio State
20-15Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
407
Points
19Baylor
20-14Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
523
Points
20Xavier
19-16Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
356
Points
21LSU
28-7Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
234
Points
22Purdue
26-10Actual: 23
Highest: 6 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
230
Points
23Auburn
30-10Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - B.J. Rains
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
210
Points
24VCU
25-8Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
193
Points

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25Davidson
24-10Actual: 31
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
34
Points