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 8, 2021Week 12 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Baylor (8)
17-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 55 Voters
1520
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2Gonzaga (55)
18-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 8 Voters
1567
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3Michigan
13-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1438
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4Illinois
13-5Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 14 - Jack Ebling
1239
Points
5Houston
16-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
1060
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6Iowa
13-6Actual: 15
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - Sam Blum
757
Points
7Ohio State
15-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jon Wilner
1365
Points
8Virginia
13-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 18 - Zach Klein
969
Points
9Alabama
15-5Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 17 - Justin Jackson
911
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10Villanova
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Jesse Newell
1281
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11Tennessee
13-4Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Edgar Thompson
690
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12Texas Tech
14-5Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 16 - Craig Meyer
1102
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13Wisconsin
14-6Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
358
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14Texas
11-5Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Luke DeCock
841
Points
15Florida State
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 4 Voters
514
Points
16USC
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 8 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
411
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17Loyola (IL)
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
200
Points
18West Virginia
13-5Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
824
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19San Diego State
13-4Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
38
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20Colorado
14-5Actual: 26
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
41
Points
21Creighton
14-5Actual: 19
Highest: 7 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 25 - Bob Ballou
465
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22Oklahoma
12-5Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 25 - Luke DeCock
863
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23Purdue
13-7Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
85
Points
24Rutgers
11-6Actual: 25
Highest: 21 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
65
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25Missouri
13-3Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
966
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