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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Nov 11, 2019Week 2 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Kentucky (64)
2-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 64 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Dave Borges
1622
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2Michigan State
1-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Paul Klee
1451
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3Louisville (1)
2-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 10 - Matt McCoy
1425
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4Duke
2-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Sam Blum
1538
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5Virginia
2-0Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Luke DeCock
1134
Points
6North Carolina
2-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: 14 - Sam Blum
1187
Points
7Gonzaga
2-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Joe Buettner
Lowest: 16 - 3 Voters
1136
Points
8Kansas
1-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1354
Points
9Villanova
1-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
1064
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10Florida
1-1Actual: 15
Highest: 3 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
616
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11Texas Tech
2-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: NR - Luke DeCock
888
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12Maryland
2-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Doug Doughty
1166
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13Purdue
1-1Actual: 32
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
21
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14Baylor
1-1Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
179
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15Ohio State
2-0Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Chad Leistikow
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
544
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16Oregon
2-0Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
804
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17Marquette
1-0Actual: 29
Highest: 16 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
67
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18Providence
2-0Actual: 31
Highest: 12 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
23
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19Florida State
1-1Actual: 27
Highest: 9 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
112
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20Arizona
2-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
415
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21Memphis
2-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Matt McCoy
828
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22Seton Hall
2-0Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Bob Sutton
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
869
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23Saint Mary's
1-0Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
438
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24Xavier
2-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
370
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25Texas
2-0Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
95
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