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 8, 2021Week 16 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (61)
24-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1573
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2Baylor (2)
21-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Stephen Tsai
1510
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3Iowa
20-7Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Donna Ditota
1314
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4Michigan
19-3Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 7 - Sheldon Mickles
1382
Points
5Houston
21-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Seth Davis
1173
Points
6Illinois
20-6Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jesse Newell
1438
Points
7Ohio State
18-8Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Edgar Thompson
1032
Points
8Alabama
21-6Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 9 Voters
1239
Points

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9Villanova
16-5Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: 25 - Stephen Tsai
729
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10Florida State
15-5Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
687
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11Virginia
17-6Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
531
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12Wisconsin
16-11Actual: 30
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
24
Points
13Creighton
18-7Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - James Crepea
510
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14Colorado
20-7Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
209
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15USC
21-6Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
175
Points
16Loyola (IL)
24-4Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
488
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17Arkansas
21-5Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Bruce Pascoe
1046
Points
18San Diego State
20-4Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
462
Points
19Purdue
18-8Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
389
Points
20Texas Tech
17-9Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
389
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21Kansas
19-8Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jesse Newell
873
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22Tennessee
17-7Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
14
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23West Virginia
18-8Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
919
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24Texas
17-7Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Paul Klee
802
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25Connecticut
14-6Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
53
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