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 10, 2018Week 6 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Duke (4)
9-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1454
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2Virginia (1)
9-0Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1384
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3Michigan (1)
10-0Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 9 - John Bednarowski
1398
Points
4Gonzaga (1)
9-1Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 8 - Carlos Silva
1412
Points
5Kansas (57)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1583
Points
6Auburn
8-1Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1151
Points
7Nevada
10-0Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Elton Alexander
Lowest: 9 - Thuc Nhi Nguyen
1283
Points
8Michigan State
8-2Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1066
Points
9North Carolina
7-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - Damien Sordelett
890
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10Tennessee (1)
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1421
Points
11Virginia Tech
8-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - John Bednarowski
833
Points
12Texas Tech
8-0Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 7 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
914
Points
13Wisconsin
8-2Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
599
Points
14Florida State
8-1Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Nyatawa
991
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15Nebraska
8-2Actual: 28
Highest: 11 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
115
Points
16Ohio State
8-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
621
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17Iowa State
8-2Actual: 35
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
19
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18Kentucky
7-2Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Ken Weinman
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
385
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19Villanova
8-2Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Brant Wilkerson
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
532
Points
20Mississippi State
8-1Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
441
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21Purdue
6-4Actual: 33
Highest: 15 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
40
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22North Carolina State
8-1Actual: 34
Highest: 20 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
26
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23Cincinnati
9-1Actual: 31
Highest: 17 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
73
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24Butler
7-2Actual: 39
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
2
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25Florida
5-4Actual: 41
Highest: 25 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
1
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