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 25, 2019Week 17 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (15)
24-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1513
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2Gonzaga (44)
27-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 44 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 5 Voters
1569
Points
3Duke (3)
24-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Scott Mansch
1502
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4Michigan State
23-5Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Kevin McNamara
1232
Points
5North Carolina
22-5Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1326
Points
6Kentucky (2)
23-4Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1418
Points
7Texas Tech
22-5Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: 18 - Seth Davis
938
Points
8Michigan
24-4Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Shannon Ryan
1057
Points
9Tennessee
24-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1190
Points
10Purdue
20-7Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 19 - Tom Bragg
820
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11Virginia Tech
21-6Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
392
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12Wisconsin
19-8Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
466
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13Houston
26-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jesse Newell
1145
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14Iowa State
19-8Actual: 28
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
58
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15Auburn
18-9Actual: 30
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
16
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16Kansas
20-7Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 23 - Seth Davis
580
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17Florida State
21-6Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 25 - David Cloninger
501
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18Maryland
21-7Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 23 - Brant Wilkerson
549
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19Nevada
25-2Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 19 - Jesse Newell
883
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20Marquette
23-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jesse Newell
1019
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21Kansas State
21-6Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - T.J. Werre
Lowest: 24 - Graham Couch
559
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22Louisville
18-10Actual: 26
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
90
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23LSU
22-5Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
836
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24Buffalo
24-3Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
288
Points
25Mississippi State
20-7Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
28
Points