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 28, 2020Week 6 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Baylor (2)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 3 - David Jablonski
1537
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2Gonzaga (62)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1598
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3Wisconsin
8-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1249
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4Villanova
8-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Seth Davis
1370
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5Iowa
7-2Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Brian Holland
Lowest: 18 - Donald Hunt
1008
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6Illinois
7-3Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 25 - 4 Voters
650
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7Tennessee
6-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1217
Points
8Houston
7-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1313
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9Kansas
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1458
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10Texas
7-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 15 - Chris Basnett
1109
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11Texas Tech
7-2Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Craig Meyer
821
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12Creighton
7-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
926
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13Virginia
4-2Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
238
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14Michigan
7-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
582
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15West Virginia
7-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Steve Hewitt
Lowest: 18 - Ethan Joyce
1080
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16Oregon
6-1Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
252
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17Duke
3-2Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
290
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18Colorado
6-1Actual: 30
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
50
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19Ohio State
7-2Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
216
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20Florida
3-1Actual: 33
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
20
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21Rutgers
6-1Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: 24 - 3 Voters
659
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22Indiana
5-4Actual: 38
Highest: 22 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
4
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23Florida State
5-1Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - 8 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
377
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24North Carolina
5-3Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
57
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25San Diego State
6-1Actual: 27
Highest: 13 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
172
Points