Chris MurrayReno Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV)
Twitter: @MurrayRGJ
About: Chris Murray has been the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal’s Nevada Wolf Pack basketball beat writer since 2007 and the newspaper’s football beat writer since 2010. He’s also held the role of assistant sports editor and won multiple APSE and Nevada Press Association awards for feature writing, project writing and explanatory journalism.

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Jan 9, 2018Final Rankings Rankings for Chris Murray
1Alabama (57)
13-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1521
Points
2Georgia
13-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 51 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 10 Voters
1454
Points
3Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 40 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Keith Sargeant
1374
Points
4UCF (4)
13-0Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Soren Petro
1248
Points
5Ohio State
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 16 Voters
1286
Points
6Clemson
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1292
Points
7Wisconsin
13-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1194
Points
8Penn State
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 43 Voters
1120
Points
9TCU
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 8 - Ross Dellenger
Lowest: 17 - Matt Charboneau
974
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
10Michigan State
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 19 - John Clay
705
Points
11Auburn
10-4Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 17 - Brent Axe
917
Points
12Notre Dame
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jeff Miller
857
Points
13USC
11-3Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
839
Points
14Miami (FL)
10-3Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Robert Gagliardi
769
Points
15Washington
10-3Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - John Clay
Lowest: 20 - Dave Reardon
668
Points
16Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 18 - Adam Jude
758
Points
17Northwestern
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - Parrish Alford
528
Points
18Mississippi State
9-4Actual: 19
Highest: 15 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
359
Points
19North Carolina State
9-4Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
232
Points
20Boise State
11-3Actual: 22
Highest: 18 - Rece Davis
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
251
Points
21LSU
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
368
Points
22Stanford
9-5Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
336
Points
23South Florida
10-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
267
Points
24Virginia Tech
9-4Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
126
Points
25Memphis
10-3Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
119
Points