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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Jan 8, 2018Week 10 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Villanova (52)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 3 - David Cloninger
1611
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2Michigan State
15-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Kevin Lyttle
1390
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3Purdue
15-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Graham Couch
1225
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4Virginia (1)
14-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 11 - Graham Couch
1438
Points
5Texas Tech
14-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1174
Points
6Duke
13-2Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 21 - Lindsay Schnell
1222
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7West Virginia (12)
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jesse Newell
1559
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8Cincinnati
14-2Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
739
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9Kansas
12-3Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 4 Voters
888
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10Gonzaga
14-3Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Joe Rexrode
676
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11North Carolina
12-4Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
423
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12Wichita State
13-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - B.J. Rains
1225
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13Xavier
15-2Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Sheldon Mickles
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1050
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14Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1152
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15Creighton
13-3Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
160
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16Clemson
14-1Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Tyson Alger
465
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17Notre Dame
13-3Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
61
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18Arizona
12-4Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - Jon Nyatawa
537
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19Seton Hall
14-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Lindsay Schnell
Lowest: 21 - Marcus Fuller
759
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20Arizona State
13-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
1036
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21Florida State
12-3Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
202
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22TCU
13-2Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
621
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23Tennessee
10-4Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Lindsay Schnell
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
198
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24Miami (FL)
13-2Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: NR - Matt Vautour
502
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25Kentucky
12-3Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
314
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