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 4, 2019Week 18 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (21)
26-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1553
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2Gonzaga (42)
29-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 22 Voters
1578
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3Duke (1)
25-4Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1399
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4North Carolina
24-5Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Bruce Pascoe
1428
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5Michigan State
23-6Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 13 - 5 Voters
1039
Points
6Michigan
26-4Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1216
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7Tennessee
26-3Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1366
Points
8Kentucky
24-5Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1274
Points
9Purdue
22-7Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Tom Bragg
999
Points
10Texas Tech
24-5Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: 13 - Scott Richey
1100
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11Virginia Tech
22-6Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
668
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12Wisconsin
20-9Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
322
Points
13Kansas
22-7Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 18 - Carlos Silva
798
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14Auburn
20-9Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
43
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15Iowa State
20-9Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
21
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16Houston
27-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
895
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17Florida State
23-6Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - David Cloninger
702
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18LSU
24-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
1005
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19Nevada
26-3Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
579
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20Maryland
21-9Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Scott Mansch
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
207
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21Mississippi State
21-8Actual: 27
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
25
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22Buffalo
26-3Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dick Vitale
437
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23Louisville
19-11Actual: 32
Highest: 20 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
12
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24Kansas State
22-7Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
499
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25Marquette
23-6Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
626
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