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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Nov 30, 2020Week 2 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (57)
2-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 6 Voters
1569
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2Baylor (6)
2-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1513
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3Duke
1-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 15 - Donald Hunt
1185
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4Villanova
2-1Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: NR - Jordan Hansen
939
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5Wisconsin
2-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Sam Blum
1287
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6Kansas
1-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - Lauren Brownlow
1169
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7West Virginia
3-0Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
943
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8Texas
1-0Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Cecil Hurt
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
478
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9Virginia
1-1Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Bruce Pascoe
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
581
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10Houston
3-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Sam Blum
Lowest: 18 - 3 Voters
949
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11Texas Tech
2-1Actual: 17
Highest: 6 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
478
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12Michigan State
2-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Chris Murray
1028
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13Iowa
2-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jesse Newell
1410
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14Creighton
1-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
981
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15Illinois
3-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Dave Preston
1281
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16Tennessee
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Donald Hunt
878
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17Ohio State
2-0Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
282
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18Florida State
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
304
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19Florida
0-0Actual: 31
Highest: 15 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
45
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20Oregon
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
338
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21North Carolina
1-0Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
591
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22Kentucky
1-1Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
363
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23Michigan
2-0Actual: 26
Highest: 9 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
90
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24Louisville
3-0Actual: 29
Highest: 13 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
55
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25Indiana
1-0Actual: 32
Highest: 20 - Steve Hewitt
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
38
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