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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Mar 5, 2018Week 18 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (65)
28-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 65 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 65 Voters
1625
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2Villanova
27-4Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 34 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1516
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3Duke
25-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 10 - Shannon Ryan
1340
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4Cincinnati
27-4Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1213
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5Purdue
28-6Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 15 - Carlos Silva
1096
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6Michigan State
29-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Ben Steele
1346
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7North Carolina
22-9Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Dave Borges
852
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8Michigan
28-7Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 13 - Tyson Alger
1231
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9Gonzaga
28-4Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Marcus Fuller
Lowest: 12 - Kevin McNamara
1254
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10Xavier
27-4Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 27 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1510
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11Kansas
24-7Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Chris Dachille
1129
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12Texas Tech
23-8Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - J.P. Butler
Lowest: 20 - Luke DeCock
784
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13West Virginia
22-9Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - David Cloninger
486
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14Tennessee
23-7Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 17 - 5 Voters
825
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15Auburn
25-6Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
692
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16Wichita State
24-6Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
861
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17Ohio State
24-8Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - Scott Gleeson
Lowest: 25 - Paul Klee
603
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18Florida
20-11Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
192
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19TCU
21-10Actual: 28
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
45
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20Kentucky
21-10Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
66
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21Arizona
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 22 - Mark Cooper
739
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22Houston
24-6Actual: 21
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
247
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23Clemson
22-8Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
422
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24Creighton
21-10Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
8
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25Seton Hall
21-10Actual: 31
Highest: 21 - Richard Croome
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
10
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