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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Jan 1, 2018Week 9 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Michigan State (43)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Tyson Alger
1600
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2Villanova (1)
13-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 8 - Norm Wood
1444
Points
3Duke (21)
13-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 15 - David Cloninger
1556
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4Purdue
13-2Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
883
Points
5Virginia
12-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 19 - Graham Couch
1048
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6North Carolina
12-2Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 19 - Norm Wood
890
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7Kansas
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 20 - David Cloninger
963
Points
8West Virginia
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 13 - Theo Lawson
1304
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9Xavier
14-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - David Cloninger
Lowest: 15 - Graham Couch
1325
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10Cincinnati
12-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
410
Points
11Wichita State
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: 17 - Craig Meyer
1026
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12Texas Tech
12-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
483
Points
13Arizona
11-3Actual: 14
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Doug Doughty
832
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14Arizona State
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jesse Newell
1336
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15Texas A&M
11-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 21 - Carlos Silva
894
Points
16Gonzaga
12-3Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - Shannon Ryan
410
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17Miami (FL)
12-1Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Matt Vautour
782
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18Kentucky
11-2Actual: 17
Highest: 5 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
742
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19Oklahoma
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jesse Newell
1160
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20Arkansas
11-2Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
254
Points
21Seton Hall
13-2Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
353
Points
22Clemson
12-1Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
104
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23Florida State
11-2Actual: 24
Highest: 12 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 33 Voters
119
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24TCU
12-1Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
760
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25Tennessee
9-3Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
198
Points