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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Dec 3, 2018Week 5 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Duke (1)
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1463
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2Virginia (1)
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1367
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3Gonzaga (43)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jesse Newell
1578
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4Kansas (19)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Graham Couch
1539
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5Michigan
8-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 10 - John Bednarowski
1339
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6Auburn
6-1Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 14 Voters
1154
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7Nevada
8-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ken Weinman
Lowest: 8 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
1300
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8Michigan State
6-2Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 20 - Chris Murray
915
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9North Carolina
6-2Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Mark Berman
782
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10Virginia Tech
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - John Bednarowski
675
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11Wisconsin
7-1Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
809
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12Tennessee
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 12 - Jesse Newell
1238
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13Texas Tech
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
783
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14Florida State
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 20 - Jon Nyatawa
871
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15Iowa State
6-1Actual: 29
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
46
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16Nebraska
7-1Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
176
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17Kentucky
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
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18Purdue
5-3Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
100
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19Villanova
6-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
356
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20Ohio State
7-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
385
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21Mississippi State
6-1Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
243
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22Kansas State
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
629
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23Syracuse
5-2Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
62
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24Florida
4-3Actual: 45
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
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25North Carolina State
7-1Actual: 34
Highest: 22 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
14
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