Jesse NewellKansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)
Twitter: @jessenewell
About: Newell comes to The Star from the Topeka Capital-Journal, where he currently covers KU. His writing has won numerous awards since he joined the Capital-Journal in 2013, including beat writer of the year in the most recent Associated Press Sports Editors contest. Newell is also the co-author, with former Star writer Jason King, of “Beyond the Phog,” an inside look at former KU basketball players. He was previously the online editor for the Lawrence Journal-World. He started his career at the Emporia Gazette.

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Mar 12, 2018Final Rankings Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (65)
31-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 65 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 65 Voters
1625
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2Villanova
30-4Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1554
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3Duke
26-7Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Joe Rexrode
1179
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4Cincinnati
30-4Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1230
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5Purdue
28-6Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 14 - Rick Bozich
1047
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6Michigan State
29-4Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Rothstein
1304
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7North Carolina
25-10Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1100
Points
8Kansas
27-7Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 23 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 4 Voters
1379
Points
9Gonzaga
30-4Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Rothstein
1199
Points
10Michigan
28-7Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1213
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11Xavier
28-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - Richard Croome
Lowest: 11 - Jesse Newell
1383
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12West Virginia
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Norm Wood
663
Points
13Texas Tech
24-9Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 22 - Joey Knight
716
Points
14Tennessee
25-8Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
771
Points
15Kentucky
24-10Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 7 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
528
Points
16Ohio State
24-8Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Paul Klee
600
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17Houston
26-7Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
430
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18Wichita State
25-7Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 21 - 11 Voters
604
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19Arizona
27-7Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Scott Gleeson
Lowest: 19 - Jesse Newell
918
Points
20Clemson
23-9Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Dave Borges
439
Points
21Auburn
25-7Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Tyson Alger
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
501
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22Florida
20-12Actual: 23
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
102
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23TCU
21-11Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - Terry Hutchens
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
40
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24Butler
20-13Actual: 32
Highest: 21 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
9
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25Creighton
21-11Actual: 39
Highest: 23 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
4
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