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 15, 2021Week 13 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (59)
20-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 5 Voters
1595
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2Baylor (5)
17-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 59 Voters
1541
Points
3Michigan
14-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1469
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4Iowa
15-6Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 18 - Paul Klee
910
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5Houston
17-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Seth Davis
1170
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6Illinois
14-5Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1311
Points
7Ohio State
17-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1402
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8Virginia
15-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 18 - Donald Hunt
1129
Points
9Alabama
17-5Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
1085
Points
10Villanova
13-3Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Dick Vitale
1060
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11Wisconsin
15-7Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
274
Points
12Creighton
16-5Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 18 - 4 Voters
793
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13Tennessee
14-5Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 25 - Bennett Conlin
452
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14USC
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - Seth Davis
586
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15Loyola (IL)
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
166
Points
16Texas Tech
14-6Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
791
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17Colorado
16-6Actual: 30
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
31
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18West Virginia
14-6Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 19 - 4 Voters
836
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19Florida State
11-3Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 23 - Sam Blum
624
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20Texas
13-5Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - Jesse Newell
885
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21Oklahoma
13-5Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
1071
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22San Diego State
15-4Actual: 25
Highest: 21 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
75
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23Kansas
15-7Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
140
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24Purdue
13-8Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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25Arkansas
16-5Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
111
Points