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 18, 2019Final Rankings Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (5)
29-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Edgar Thompson
1497
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2Duke (58)
29-5Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Scott Wolf
1592
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3Gonzaga (1)
30-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1398
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4Michigan State
28-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 6 Voters
1382
Points
5North Carolina
27-6Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1453
Points
6Michigan
28-6Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 12 - Scott Wolf
1146
Points
7Kentucky
27-6Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Damien Sordelett
1232
Points
8Tennessee
29-5Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Norm Wood
1270
Points
9Texas Tech
26-6Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 5 Voters
1033
Points
10Purdue
23-9Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Tom Bragg
727
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11Virginia Tech
24-8Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
595
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12Auburn
26-9Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
665
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13Wisconsin
23-10Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
339
Points
14Florida State
27-7Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Graham Couch
1017
Points
15Houston
31-3Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Damien Sordelett
933
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16Iowa State
23-11Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
245
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17Kansas State
25-8Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
529
Points
18Kansas
25-9Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
590
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19LSU
26-6Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Scott Gleeson
886
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20Louisville
20-13Actual: 32
Highest: 20 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
8
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21Mississippi State
23-10Actual: 28
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
35
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22Nevada
29-4Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
361
Points
23Wofford
29-4Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 25 - 4 Voters
385
Points
24Villanova
25-9Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
306
Points

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25Buffalo
31-3Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Norm Wood
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
608
Points