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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Dec 23, 2019Week 8 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Ohio State (9)
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Troy Provost-heron
1520
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2Duke (1)
10-1Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - Scott Wolf
1429
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3Kansas
9-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jordan Hansen
1388
Points
4Louisville (1)
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 7 - Troy Provost-heron
1460
Points
5Gonzaga (54)
13-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 54 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1608
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6Michigan State
9-3Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
775
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7Baylor
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Scott Wolf
1207
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8Butler
11-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Carlos Silva
853
Points
9Maryland
10-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
785
Points
10Oregon
10-2Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Joe Buettner
Lowest: 14 - Luke DeCock
1286
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11Dayton
9-2Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
541
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12San Diego State
12-0Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 20 - Bob Sutton
763
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13Michigan
9-3Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Edgar Thompson
889
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14Arizona
10-3Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
153
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15Auburn
11-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
1107
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16Purdue
7-5Actual: 38
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
11
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17Florida State
10-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
583
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18Villanova
9-2Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
950
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19West Virginia
10-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
229
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20Iowa
9-3Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
125
Points
21Penn State
10-2Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Craig Meyer
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
332
Points
22Kentucky
8-3Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
411
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23Memphis
10-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
1040
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24Seton Hall
8-4Actual: 44
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 64 Voters
2
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25Wichita State
10-1Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
112
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