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 24, 2020Week 17 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Kansas (62)
24-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1598
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2Baylor (1)
24-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1532
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3Gonzaga
27-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Wayne Epps
1442
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4Duke
23-4Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: 13 - Wayne Epps
1186
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5Dayton
25-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Doug Doughty
1413
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6San Diego State
26-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1287
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7Michigan State
18-9Actual: 24
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
160
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8Louisville
23-5Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Wayne Epps
Lowest: 15 - 4 Voters
966
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9Maryland
22-5Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - John Feinstein
1124
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10Michigan
18-9Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
329
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11Ohio State
18-9Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
210
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12Creighton
22-6Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Brian Holland
986
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13Arizona
19-8Actual: 28
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
71
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14West Virginia
19-8Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
313
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15Florida State
23-4Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1247
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16Texas Tech
18-9Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
226
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17Villanova
21-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
928
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18Penn State
20-7Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Zach Klein
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
618
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19BYU
23-7Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
598
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20Seton Hall
20-7Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jesse Newell
842
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21Kentucky
22-5Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
1130
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22Houston
21-7Actual: 25
Highest: 17 - Tom Bragg
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
102
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23Iowa
19-8Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
489
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24Oregon
21-7Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Luke DeCock
653
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25Colorado
21-7Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
291
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