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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Mar 9, 2020Week 19 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Kansas
28-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 65 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 65 Voters
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2Gonzaga
29-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 51 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 14 Voters
1546
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3Baylor
26-4Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Seth Davis
1322
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4Dayton
29-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1507
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5Michigan State
22-9Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 4 Voters
995
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6Duke
25-6Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Mark Berman
990
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7San Diego State
30-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Dave Preston
1261
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8Ohio State
21-10Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - Brian McInnis
443
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9Louisville
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Bob Sutton
Lowest: 18 - 5 Voters
755
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10Creighton
24-7Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1157
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11Florida State
26-5Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 40 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jesse Newell
1384
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12West Virginia
21-10Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
167
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13Houston
23-8Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
167
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14BYU
24-7Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
762
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15Villanova
24-7Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
989
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16Maryland
24-7Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
912
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17Oregon
24-7Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - John Feinstein
904
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18Michigan
19-12Actual: 29
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
53
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19Arizona
20-11Actual: 33
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
7
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20Seton Hall
21-9Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Christina Chambers
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
722
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21Wisconsin
21-10Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
495
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22Kentucky
25-6Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Shannon Ryan
1118
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23Texas Tech
18-13Actual: 41
Highest: 23 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
3
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24Penn State
21-10Actual: 30
Highest: 17 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
42
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25Purdue
16-15Actual: 44
Highest: 25 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
1
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