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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Dec 25, 2017Week 8 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Villanova (43)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 3 Voters
1600
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2Michigan State (16)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1560
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3Duke
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1435
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4Virginia
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
969
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5Purdue
12-2Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Theo Lawson
839
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6North Carolina
11-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - Norm Wood
891
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7Texas A&M
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Bob Holt
Lowest: 13 - Carlos Silva
1309
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8West Virginia
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
1226
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9Xavier
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1242
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10Arizona State (6)
12-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1481
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11Wichita State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 17 - Cecil Hurt
992
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12Kansas
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jon Wilner
920
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13Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
377
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14Texas Tech
11-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
351
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15Arizona
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
511
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16Gonzaga
10-3Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
382
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17Miami (FL)
10-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - David Cobb
827
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18Kentucky
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
735
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19Oklahoma
10-1Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Theo Lawson
901
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20TCU
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
923
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21Seton Hall
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
227
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22Arkansas
9-2Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
85
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23Florida State
11-1Actual: 24
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
169
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24Clemson
11-1Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
55
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25Tennessee
9-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Joe Rexrode
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
405
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