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 12, 2018Week 15 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (30)
23-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1557
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2Villanova (9)
23-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Justin Jackson
1518
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3Purdue
23-4Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1269
Points
4Michigan State (21)
24-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1527
Points
5Cincinnati
23-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Graham Couch
1359
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6Duke
20-5Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - David Cloninger
942
Points
7Gonzaga
23-4Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Graham Couch
1063
Points
8Texas Tech
21-4Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1258
Points

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9Xavier (5)
23-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1465
Points
10Ohio State
22-5Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Paul Klee
1094
Points
11North Carolina
19-7Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 21 - Justin Jackson
763
Points
12Kansas
19-6Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
816
Points
13Auburn
22-3Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Scott Mansch
1025
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14West Virginia
18-7Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
339
Points
15Wichita State
19-5Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - Seth Davis
495
Points
16Tennessee
18-6Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 3 Voters
580
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17Clemson
20-4Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
945
Points
18Saint Mary's
24-3Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
683
Points
19Arizona
20-6Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 23 - Matt Vautour
594
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20Creighton
18-7Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
44
Points
21Texas A&M
17-8Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
241
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22Butler
17-9Actual: 29
Highest: 21 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
43
Points
23Florida
17-8Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
48
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24Rhode Island
20-3Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
666
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25Florida State
17-8Actual: 43
Highest: 25 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
1
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