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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Jan 25, 2021Week 10 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (61)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 3 Voters
1597
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2Baylor (3)
14-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 61 Voters
1539
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3Michigan
13-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 8 Voters
1376
Points
4Iowa
12-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1214
Points
5Houston
13-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 8 - 5 Voters
1281
Points
6Villanova
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jesse Newell
1459
Points
7Virginia
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Dave Preston
Lowest: 17 - David Jablonski
1067
Points

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8Illinois
10-5Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
415
Points
9Texas
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 25 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1341
Points
10Alabama
13-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: 19 - Bruce Pascoe
1039
Points
11Wisconsin
12-4Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
757
Points
12Texas Tech
11-4Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 19 - Craig Meyer
954
Points
13Ohio State
12-4Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Shannon Ryan
Lowest: 20 - Edgar Thompson
810
Points
14Tennessee
10-3Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
638
Points
15Florida State
9-2Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - Adam Grosbard
656
Points
16Creighton
11-4Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Donald Hunt
640
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17West Virginia
10-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Steve Hewitt
Lowest: NR - Bob Holt
869
Points
18Kansas
10-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
665
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19Colorado
12-4Actual: 28
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
59
Points
20Oklahoma
9-4Actual: 24
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
151
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21USC
0-0Actual: 29
Highest: 18 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
50
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22Florida
8-4Actual: 32
Highest: 20 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
37
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23Loyola (IL)
0-0Actual: 36
Highest: 23 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
12
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24Connecticut
7-3Actual: 33
Highest: 19 - Jeff Call
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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25Missouri
10-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Zach Klein
833
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