Steve WisemanThe Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)
About: Steve Wiseman, the Duke beat writer for the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun, has written about sports for daily newspapers since graduating from Illinois State University in 1989. He has covered ACC and SEC sports beats, as well as the NFL's Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. He also spent two years covering the South Carolina General Assembly. Prior to coming to Durham, he worked for the Columbia (S.C.) State, Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald, Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, Charlotte Observer and Hickory (NC) Daily Record.

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Aug 19, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Steve Wiseman
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
4Ohio State
13-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mark Whicker
1261
Points
5Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1331
Points
6Michigan
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1164
Points
7LSU
10-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Matt Brown
Lowest: 12 - Robert Cessna
1199
Points
8Notre Dame
12-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Conor O'Neill
Lowest: 16 - Eric Boynton
1044
Points
9Texas
10-4Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Matt Baker
1005
Points
10Florida
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Mark Whicker
Lowest: 16 - Adam Zucker
1054
Points
11Texas A&M
9-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
852
Points
12Oregon
9-4Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 21 - John Bednarowski
860
Points
13Penn State
9-4Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
651
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
16Wisconsin
8-5Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
370
Points
17Auburn
8-5Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
578
Points

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18Nebraska
4-8Actual: 24
Highest: 12 - Doug Lesmerises
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
154
Points
19Iowa
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
330
Points

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20Mississippi State
8-5Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
87
Points
21Syracuse
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
209
Points
22Michigan State
7-6Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
377
Points
23Missouri
8-5Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
117
Points

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24Boise State
10-3Actual: 33
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
38
Points
25Iowa State
8-5Actual: 21
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
302
Points