Gene HenleyChattanooga Times/Free Press (Chattanooga, TN)
Twitter: @genehenley3
About: Gene has been with the Times Free Press since July 2008. Prior to that, he spent three years covering sports for the Cleveland Daily Banner. He now covers Tennessee athletics, focusing on football and basketball. Prior to that he spent five years in the same capacity, covering UTC. Gene spent three years playing college basketball, then played a year of semi-professional before starting with the Cleveland Daily Banner in 2005. His passion is basketball, but he loves all sports of all kinds. He does consider himself a fan of the Bulls (NBA), 49ers (NFL) and Cubs (MLB) at the professional level. Gene lives in Cleveland and has a 14-year old son, Judah.

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Aug 19, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Gene Henley
1Clemson (52)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 10 Voters
1540
Points
2Alabama (10)
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1496
Points
3Georgia
11-3Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
1403
Points
4Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1331
Points
5Ohio State
13-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mark Whicker
1261
Points
6LSU
10-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Matt Brown
Lowest: 12 - Robert Cessna
1199
Points
7Michigan
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1164
Points
8Texas
10-4Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Matt Baker
1005
Points
9Notre Dame
12-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Conor O'Neill
Lowest: 16 - Eric Boynton
1044
Points
10Oregon
9-4Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 21 - John Bednarowski
860
Points
11Florida
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Mark Whicker
Lowest: 16 - Adam Zucker
1054
Points
12Penn State
9-4Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
651
Points
13Texas A&M
9-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
852
Points
14Washington
10-4Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
786
Points
15Utah
9-5Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 24 - Garland Gillen
772
Points
16Iowa
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
330
Points
17UCF
12-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
410
Points

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18Missouri
8-5Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
117
Points
19Auburn
8-5Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
578
Points
20Wisconsin
8-5Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
370
Points
21Michigan State
7-6Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
377
Points
22Syracuse
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
209
Points
23Washington State
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Brooks Kubena
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
200
Points
24Iowa State
8-5Actual: 21
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
302
Points

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25Northwestern
9-5Actual: 30
Highest: 15 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
63
Points