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 22, 2018Week 12 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Villanova (63)
18-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1623
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2Purdue (1)
19-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 5 - Norm Wood
1499
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3Virginia (1)
18-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 5 - Graham Couch
1537
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4Duke
17-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - David Cloninger
1439
Points
5Michigan State
17-3Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1243
Points
6Cincinnati
17-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1087
Points
7Kansas
16-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Norm Wood
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1338
Points
8West Virginia
16-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1217
Points
9North Carolina
16-4Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 15 - Scott Gleeson
1014
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10Gonzaga
17-4Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - Scott Mansch
610
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11Ohio State
17-4Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 20 - David Cloninger
787
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12Texas Tech
15-4Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - David Cobb
763
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13Xavier
18-3Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 14 - Graham Couch
1180
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14Clemson
16-3Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
474
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15Florida
14-5Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - David Cobb
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
366
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16Tennessee
13-5Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
260
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17Arizona
16-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
974
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18Creighton
15-5Actual: 32
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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19Florida State
14-5Actual: 33
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
14
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20Saint Mary's
19-2Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Justin Ferguson
Lowest: NR - Matt McCoy
571
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21Oklahoma
14-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
917
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22Wichita State
15-4Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - David Cobb
547
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23Auburn
17-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
470
Points
24Nevada
18-3Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
190
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25TCU
14-5Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - Joe Rexrode
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
45
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