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 21, 2019Week 12 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (3)
16-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 7 Voters
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2Duke (11)
15-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Dave Borges
1520
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3Michigan State (2)
16-2Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Craig Meyer
1355
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4Gonzaga
18-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 21 Voters
1374
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5Tennessee (48)
16-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Jesse Newell
1575
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6Michigan
17-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Paul Klee
1363
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7North Carolina
14-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Seth Davis
895
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8Virginia Tech
15-2Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Graham Couch
1007
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9Kansas
15-3Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Lauren Brownlow
1060
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10Purdue
12-6Actual: 27
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
111
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11Kentucky
14-3Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Scott Wolf
1087
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12Texas Tech
15-3Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: 25 - Kayla Anderson
743
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13Auburn
13-4Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Nyatawa
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14Nebraska
13-5Actual: 29
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
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15Nevada
18-1Actual: 7
Highest: 7 - 27 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
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16Iowa State
14-4Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - 14 Voters
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17Wisconsin
12-6Actual: 30
Highest: 14 - James Crepea
Lowest: 25 - John Werner
64
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18Louisville
13-5Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - T.J. Werre
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
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19Maryland
16-3Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Jon Nyatawa
Lowest: 23 - Tom Bragg
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20Buffalo
17-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
743
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21Villanova
14-4Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 25 - Seth Davis
450
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22Mississippi State
14-3Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: 25 - 4 Voters
266
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23LSU
14-3Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - T.J. Werre
Lowest: 25 - 8 Voters
154
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24Florida
10-7Actual: 38
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
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25TCU
13-4Actual: 40
Highest: 25 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
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