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 22, 2021Week 14 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (60)
22-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1596
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2Baylor (4)
17-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 60 Voters
1540
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3Michigan
16-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 64 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 64 Voters
1472
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4Iowa
17-6Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 14 - Paul Klee
1088
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5Houston
18-3Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Seth Davis
921
Points
6Illinois
16-5Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 23 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jon Wilner
1356
Points
7Ohio State
18-5Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 39 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1370
Points
8Alabama
18-5Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1196
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9Virginia
15-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 20 - 4 Voters
690
Points
10Villanova
14-3Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 12 - 6 Voters
1132
Points
11Florida State
13-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 3 Voters
967
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12Wisconsin
16-8Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
200
Points
13Creighton
16-5Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 22 - James Crepea
836
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14Loyola (IL)
19-4Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
288
Points

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15West Virginia
15-6Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1014
Points
16USC
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
423
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17San Diego State
17-4Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
222
Points
18Texas Tech
14-7Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
477
Points

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19Texas
13-6Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
730
Points
20Kansas
17-7Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jordan Hansen
532
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21Colorado
17-7Actual: 35
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
8
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22Oklahoma
14-5Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 22 - Jesse Newell
1150
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23Tennessee
15-6Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
145
Points
24Purdue
15-8Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
53
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25Arkansas
17-5Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
346
Points