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 26, 2018Week 17 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (48)
26-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 17 Voters
1608
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2Duke
24-5Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 11 - David Cloninger
1362
Points
3Villanova
25-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1416
Points
4Michigan State (17)
28-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1571
Points
5Purdue
26-5Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1178
Points
6Cincinnati
25-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
1013
Points
7North Carolina
22-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1140
Points
8Kansas
23-6Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: 10 - Brant Wilkerson
1272
Points
9Gonzaga
27-4Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1231
Points

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10Xavier
25-4Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1422
Points
11Texas Tech
22-7Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Scott Mansch
887
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12West Virginia
21-8Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
429
Points
13Wichita State
23-5Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 16 - Lauren Brownlow
945
Points
14Michigan
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 20 - Scott Wolf
753
Points
15Auburn
24-5Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 21 - Shannon Ryan
781
Points
16Ohio State
24-7Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Paul Klee
791
Points
17Tennessee
21-7Actual: 16
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
564
Points

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18TCU
20-9Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
41
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19Butler
19-10Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
34
Points
20Kentucky
20-9Actual: 23
Highest: 20 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
174
Points
21Arizona
22-7Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
450
Points
22Clemson
21-7Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: 25 - Doug Doughty
499
Points
23Saint Mary's
27-4Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
318
Points
24Houston
22-6Actual: 25
Highest: 22 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
45
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25Creighton
20-9Actual: 30
Highest: 21 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
26
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