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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Feb 5, 2018Week 14 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Villanova (48)
22-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 17 Voters
1608
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2Virginia (16)
22-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1572
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3Purdue (1)
23-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 3 - 61 Voters
1500
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4Michigan State
22-3Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 49 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Nyatawa
1407
Points
5Duke
19-4Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 18 - John Feinstein
1075
Points
6Cincinnati
21-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1305
Points
7Kansas
18-5Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
1015
Points
8Texas Tech
19-4Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 18 - Scott Mansch
1182
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9Tennessee
17-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
739
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10Gonzaga
21-4Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
851
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11Xavier
21-3Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jesse Newell
1350
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12Auburn
21-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Scott Mansch
1138
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13West Virginia
17-6Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
457
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14North Carolina
17-7Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
304
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15Saint Mary's
23-2Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
895
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16Ohio State
20-5Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Paul Klee
747
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17Arizona
19-5Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Brian McInnis
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
816
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18Wichita State
17-5Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
295
Points
19Clemson
19-4Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
720
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20Creighton
17-6Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
18
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21Butler
17-7Actual: 26
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
65
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22Florida State
17-6Actual: 28
Highest: 19 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
27
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23Nevada
20-4Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
205
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24Michigan
19-6Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
331
Points
25Kentucky
17-6Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
133
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