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 24, 2018Week 8 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Duke (35)
11-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 35 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1529
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2Virginia (4)
11-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - James Crepea
1427
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3Gonzaga
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1199
Points
4Michigan (9)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1472
Points
5Michigan State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 12 - Chris Murray
1146
Points
6Kansas (4)
10-1Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 15 Voters
1386
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7North Carolina
8-3Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Craig Meyer
678
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8Virginia Tech
10-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
924
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9Tennessee (12)
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1471
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10Nevada
12-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1316
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11Texas Tech
10-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
845
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12Nebraska
10-2Actual: 26
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
160
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13Auburn
10-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 25 - Mark Cooper
770
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14Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - James Crepea
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
673
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15Iowa State
10-2Actual: 30
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
11
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16Florida State
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jesse Newell
1061
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17North Carolina State
11-1Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
292
Points
18Kentucky
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
664
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19Oklahoma
11-1Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
163
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20Ohio State
11-1Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Brian Holland
737
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21Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 30
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
11
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22Villanova
9-4Actual: 29
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
44
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23Mississippi State
11-1Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
518
Points
24Indiana
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Craig Meyer
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
247
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25Purdue
7-5Actual: 35
Highest: 24 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
3
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