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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Feb 17, 2020Week 16 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Kansas (1)
22-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 5 - Jordan Hansen
1434
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2Gonzaga (14)
26-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Luke DeCock
1518
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3Baylor (48)
23-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jesse Newell
1559
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4Duke
22-3Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Seth Davis
1285
Points
5San Diego State
26-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jon Wilner
1404
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6Dayton
23-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1294
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7Maryland
21-4Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Bob Sutton
1194
Points
8Penn State
20-5Actual: 9
Highest: 8 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 17 - James Crepea
1024
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9Michigan State
17-9Actual: 27
Highest: 9 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
87
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10Ohio State
17-8Actual: 25
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
95
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11West Virginia
18-7Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
552
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12Louisville
21-5Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
837
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13Arizona
18-7Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
102
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14Michigan
16-9Actual: 28
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
83
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15Florida State
21-4Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1088
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16Creighton
20-6Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 23 - Brian Holland
718
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17Seton Hall
18-7Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 20 - John Feinstein
672
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18Texas Tech
16-9Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
92
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19Colorado
20-6Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Donna Ditota
Lowest: NR - Bob Sutton
501
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20Houston
20-6Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
237
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21Villanova
19-6Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
824
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22Kentucky
20-5Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Carlos Silva
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
1011
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23BYU
21-7Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
188
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24Marquette
17-7Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
404
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25Oregon
20-6Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 8 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jesse Newell
742
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