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 15, 2021Week 17 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (60)
26-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 60 Voters
1500
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2Baylor
22-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 25 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Matt Murschel
1397
Points
3Illinois
23-6Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 35 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 25 Voters
1415
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4Michigan
20-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1280
Points
5Houston
24-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1145
Points
6Iowa
21-8Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 11 - Bennett Conlin
1132
Points
7Ohio State
21-9Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Bruce Pascoe
1138
Points
8Alabama
24-6Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Stephen Tsai
1242
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9Villanova
16-6Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
490
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10Virginia
18-6Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 24 - James Crepea
584
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11Wisconsin
17-12Actual: 33
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
26
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12Florida State
16-6Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Brian Holland
Lowest: 23 - James Crepea
651
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13Connecticut
15-7Actual: 29
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
62
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14Creighton
20-8Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
411
Points
15Loyola (IL)
24-4Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
513
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16Tennessee
18-8Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
72
Points
17San Diego State
23-4Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - Stephen Means
521
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18Arkansas
22-6Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jesse Newell
895
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19USC
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
125
Points
20Texas Tech
17-10Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
271
Points
21Colorado
22-8Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
243
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22Purdue
18-9Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
382
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23Kansas
20-8Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Bennett Conlin
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
803
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24Texas
19-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Matt Murschel
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
993
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25West Virginia
18-9Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
745
Points