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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Dec 14, 2020Week 4 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Baylor (7)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1491
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2Gonzaga (54)
3-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 54 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Nick Suss
1541
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3Villanova
5-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Chris Basnett
1163
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4Iowa (1)
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Nick Suss
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1427
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5Texas
5-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 23 - Dave Preston
873
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6West Virginia
6-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ken Weinman
1113
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7Houston
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Seth Davis
1169
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8Texas Tech
6-1Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
669
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9Wisconsin
4-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Mark Berman
846
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10Virginia
3-1Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
456
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11Creighton
4-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
1037
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12Kansas
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jesse Newell
1289
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13Illinois
4-2Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Scott Wolf
742
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14Florida State
3-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - Troy Provost-Heron
619
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15Michigan State
6-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 15 - Jesse Newell
1307
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16Michigan
6-0Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
142
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17Indiana
4-2Actual: 32
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
22
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18Tennessee
2-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - Jack Ebling
941
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19Clemson
5-0Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
156
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20Florida
3-1Actual: 33
Highest: 17 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
18
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21Duke
2-2Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
345
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22Syracuse
4-1Actual: 38
Highest: 22 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
4
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23Louisville
4-0Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
164
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24Ohio State
5-0Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
392
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25Arkansas
6-0Actual: 38
Highest: 23 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
4
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