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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Jan 13, 2020Week 11 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Duke (4)
15-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1529
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2Kansas
12-3Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 10 - Edgar Thompson
1286
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3Baylor (31)
13-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 31 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1567
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4Butler
15-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 13 - Tom Bragg
1299
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5Gonzaga (30)
18-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Jesse Newell
1574
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6Michigan State
13-4Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Sam Blum
735
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7Dayton
14-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Edgar Thompson
842
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8Louisville
13-3Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Steve Hewitt
Lowest: 22 - Seth Davis
943
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9West Virginia
13-2Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 21 - Brian Holland
911
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10Ohio State
11-5Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
270
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11San Diego State
17-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1266
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12Auburn
15-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Sam Blum
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
1359
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13Seton Hall
12-4Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Sam Blum
Lowest: 24 - Tom Bragg
496
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14Florida State
14-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 18 - Cecil Hurt
1093
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15Maryland
13-3Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: NR - Seth Davis
616
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16Oregon
14-3Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jesse Newell
1163
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17Purdue
10-7Actual: 36
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
10
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18Arizona
11-5Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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19Iowa
11-5Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
88
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20Kentucky
12-3Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 20 - Jesse Newell
960
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21Michigan
11-5Actual: 19
Highest: 15 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
358
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22Colorado
13-3Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
345
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23Wichita State
15-1Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
629
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24Wisconsin
10-6Actual: 34
Highest: 20 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
19
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25Villanova
12-3Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
822
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