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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Feb 18, 2019Week 16 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Duke (58)
23-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1594
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2Gonzaga (6)
25-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 5 Voters
1502
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3Virginia
22-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1476
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4Michigan State
21-5Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Dave Preston
1046
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5Kentucky
21-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Ken Weinman
1383
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6North Carolina
20-5Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 13 - Scott Gleeson
1129
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7Tennessee
23-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Scott Mansch
1376
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8Michigan
23-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1150
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9Texas Tech
21-5Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - Joey Knight
733
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10Purdue
18-7Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 23 - Tom Bragg
699
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11Virginia Tech
20-5Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
408
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12Nevada
24-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1240
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13Iowa State
19-6Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
426
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14Wisconsin
17-8Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
250
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15Kansas
20-6Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: 21 - Seth Davis
801
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16Auburn
17-8Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
21
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17Louisville
18-8Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
507
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18Houston
25-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
1085
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19Florida State
20-5Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Seth Davis
525
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20Villanova
20-6Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Brian Holland
519
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21Marquette
21-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
987
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22Maryland
19-7Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
211
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23LSU
21-4Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
773
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24Mississippi State
18-7Actual: 30
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
2
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25Iowa
20-5Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - B.J. Rains
Lowest: NR - John Feinstein
389
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