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 11, 2019Week 19 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Virginia (23)
28-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 23 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 42 Voters
1559
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2Gonzaga (41)
29-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 41 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 5 Voters
1572
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3Duke
26-5Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1298
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4North Carolina
26-5Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1474
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5Michigan State
25-6Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 9 - 8 Voters
1226
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6Tennessee
27-4Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Donna Ditota
1200
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7Michigan
26-5Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1041
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8Texas Tech
26-5Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1211
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9Kentucky
26-5Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1373
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10Purdue
23-8Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 21 - Bob Holt
831
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11Virginia Tech
23-7Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
625
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12Wisconsin
22-9Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
466
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13Auburn
22-9Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
268
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14Houston
29-2Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 14 - 3 Voters
963
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15Florida State
25-6Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
856
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16LSU
26-5Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - T.J. Werre
Lowest: 16 - Jesse Newell
1089
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17Kansas State
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
680
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18Kansas
23-8Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 24 - Seth Davis
602
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19Nevada
28-3Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 20 - 3 Voters
684
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20Louisville
19-12Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
11
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21Maryland
22-9Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - Brian Holland
319
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22Iowa State
20-11Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
8
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23Mississippi State
22-9Actual: 28
Highest: 22 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
37
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24Wofford
28-4Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
387
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25Buffalo
28-3Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
539
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