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 15, 2018Week 11 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Villanova (63)
16-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1623
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2Purdue (1)
17-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 8 - 5 Voters
1411
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3Virginia (1)
16-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 8 - Graham Couch
1527
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4Duke
15-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - David Cloninger
1319
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5Michigan State
16-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1062
Points
6Texas Tech
15-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 11 - Marcus Fuller
1276
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7Gonzaga
16-3Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 23 - Joe Rexrode
829
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8West Virginia
15-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Chris Dachille
1304
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9Cincinnati
15-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 21 - Graham Couch
858
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10Kansas
14-3Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: 16 - Kevin McNamara
1032
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11North Carolina
14-4Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 20 - 3 Voters
666
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12Wichita State
15-2Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jesse Newell
1283
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13Oklahoma
14-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jesse Newell
1371
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14Xavier
16-3Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
928
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15Michigan
15-4Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
223
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16Ohio State
15-4Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
276
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17Clemson
15-2Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Scott Wolf
444
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18Tennessee
12-4Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - Jason Butt
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
358
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19Creighton
14-4Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
56
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20Arizona
14-4Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
723
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21Saint Mary's
17-2Actual: 30
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
19
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22Florida State
13-4Actual: 28
Highest: 18 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
25
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23Auburn
16-1Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Tony Parks
Lowest: NR - Paul Klee
523
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24Kentucky
14-3Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
487
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25Arizona State
14-3Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Craig Meyer
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
639
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