John SilverThe Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT)
Twitter: @JohnFSilver
About: John Silver is the Assistant Sports Editor for the Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer and is entering his eighth season covering the University of Connecticut football team. John has a decade of experience working in the newspaper field and has covered college basketball and football for the last 11 seasons. John has won a handful of regional awards for his work covering college athletics and also won the FWAA's Best Writing Contest for column writing in 2010. John will serve on the FWAA's 2012 FWAA All-America Board representing the Big East Conference and also is a voter for the Biletnikoff Award (top wide receiver) and the Davey O'Brien Award (top quarterback). A University of Connecticut graduate, John resides in Farmington, Conn. with his wife Shannon and two children, Julia and John Jr. ages 6 and 3. 


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Aug 17, 2014Pre-Season Rankings for John Silver
1Florida State (57)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Drew Sharp
1496
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2Oklahoma (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 11 - Eric Hansen
1324
Points
3Oregon (1)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 9 - Logan Lowery
1334
Points
4Alabama (1)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Drew Sharp
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1361
Points
5Auburn
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1198
Points
6UCLA
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Charles Davis
Lowest: 16 - Logan Lowery
1106
Points
7Ohio State
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Logan Lowery
1207
Points
8South Carolina
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
1015
Points
9Stanford
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 2 - Chuck McGill
Lowest: 18 - Scott Wolf
885
Points
10LSU
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Doug Doughty
776
Points
11Michigan State
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Logan Lowery
Lowest: 16 - Drew Sharp
1080
Points
12Baylor
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Chadd Cripe
966
Points
13Georgia
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
843
Points
14Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
637
Points
15Clemson
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
536
Points
16USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - Charles Davis
626
Points
17Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Jimmy Burch
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
445
Points
18Arizona State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Charles Davis
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
357
Points
19Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
238
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20BYU
0-0Actual: 43
Highest: 20 - John Silver
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
8
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21Marshall
0-0Actual: 32
Highest: 15 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
41
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22Cincinnati
0-0Actual: 40
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
15
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23UCF
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 10 - Logan Lowery
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
94
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24Boise State
0-0Actual: 41
Highest: 21 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
10
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25Washington
0-0Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
130
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