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 29, 2018Week 13 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Villanova (47)
20-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 18 Voters
1607
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2Virginia (17)
20-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 5 Voters
1572
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3Purdue (1)
21-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 3 - 60 Voters
1501
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4Duke
18-3Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 9 - David Cloninger
1372
Points
5Michigan State
20-3Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1347
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6Cincinnati
19-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 12 - Graham Couch
1208
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7Kansas
17-4Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1224
Points

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8Gonzaga
19-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
750
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9Texas Tech
17-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 19 - Dave Borges
987
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10Xavier
19-3Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Graham Couch
1278
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11West Virginia
16-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
709
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12Auburn
19-2Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 21 - Chris Dachille
882
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13Tennessee
15-5Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
512
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14North Carolina
16-6Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
470
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15Arizona
18-4Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1103
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16Ohio State
18-5Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 24 - Geoff Grammer
566
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17Florida
15-6Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
172
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18Creighton
17-5Actual: 30
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
33
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19Florida State
16-5Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
76
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20Saint Mary's
21-2Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 25 - Kevin McNamara
753
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21Wichita State
17-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 25 - Seth Davis
635
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22Oklahoma
15-5Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - David Cobb
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
840
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23Clemson
17-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Chris Dachille
414
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24Kentucky
16-5Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
344
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25Michigan
17-6Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
103
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