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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Mar 1, 2021Week 15 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (59)
24-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1571
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2Michigan (4)
18-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1512
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3Baylor
18-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Wayne Epps
1450
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4Houston
20-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Troy Provost-Heron
1109
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5Iowa
18-7Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Stephen Means
Lowest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
1266
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6Illinois
18-6Actual: 4
Highest: 4 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jon Wilner
1350
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7Ohio State
18-7Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: 19 - Edgar Thompson
1163
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8Florida State
14-4Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 18 - David Cloninger
897
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9Alabama
19-6Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Joe Buettner
1130
Points
10Villanova
15-4Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 19 - Seth Davis
942
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11Virginia
15-6Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
362
Points
12Creighton
17-6Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
669
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13Wisconsin
16-9Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
106
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14West Virginia
17-6Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Wayne Epps
Lowest: 14 - Jesse Newell
1210
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15Kansas
18-8Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Dave Borges
785
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16Colorado
19-7Actual: 24
Highest: 12 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
150
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17Purdue
16-8Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
192
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18San Diego State
19-4Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
406
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19Arkansas
19-5Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Sam Blum
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
847
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20Loyola (IL)
21-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
367
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21Texas Tech
15-8Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
494
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22Texas
14-7Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
650
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23Tennessee
16-7Actual: 30
Highest: 16 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
19
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24USC
19-6Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
88
Points
25BYU
19-5Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
101
Points