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 31, 2018Week 9 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Duke (35)
11-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 35 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
1530
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2Virginia (4)
11-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - James Crepea
1428
Points
3Gonzaga
12-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1200
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4Michigan (9)
13-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1478
Points
5Michigan State
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 12 - Chris Murray
1146
Points
6Kansas (4)
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Scott Wolf
1378
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7North Carolina
9-3Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
744
Points
8Virginia Tech
11-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 19 - Graham Couch
934
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9Tennessee (12)
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1469
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10Nevada
13-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1317
Points
11Auburn
11-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Graham Couch
Lowest: 23 - Mark Cooper
820
Points
12Texas Tech
11-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Graham Couch
893
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13Nebraska
11-2Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
204
Points
14Kentucky
10-2Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
799
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15Wisconsin
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Graham Couch
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
250
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16Iowa State
10-2Actual: 32
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
10
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17Florida State
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jesse Newell
1063
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18North Carolina State
12-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
424
Points
19Oklahoma
11-1Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
244
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20Ohio State
12-1Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Brian Holland
769
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21Florida
8-4Actual: 33
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
6
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22Purdue
8-5Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
6
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23Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 31
Highest: 22 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
14
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24Villanova
9-4Actual: 28
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
43
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25Mississippi State
12-1Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
572
Points