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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Jan 4, 2021Week 7 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (63)
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1599
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2Baylor (1)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 2 - 63 Voters
1537
Points
3Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Adam Grosbard
1453
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4Iowa
9-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 13 - David Cloninger
1298
Points
5Wisconsin
9-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 14 - B.J. Rains
1085
Points
6Tennessee
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Jon Wilner
1076
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7Illinois
8-3Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - Ken Weinman
878
Points
8Texas
8-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jesse Newell
1415
Points
9Houston
8-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 20 - Shannon Ryan
977
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10Michigan
9-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jon Wilner
1039
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11Virginia
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 9 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
258
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12Texas Tech
8-3Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
445
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13Creighton
8-2Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Luke DeCock
1140
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14Kansas
8-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: 14 - Jesse Newell
1224
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15West Virginia
8-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 25 - Zach Klein
706
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16Oregon
8-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
545
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17Florida
5-1Actual: 26
Highest: 12 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
110
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18Colorado
7-3Actual: 32
Highest: 16 - Zach Klein
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
19
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19Duke
3-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
280
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20Rutgers
7-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - Doug Doughty
703
Points
21Clemson
8-1Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
411
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22Ohio State
8-3Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
96
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23LSU
6-2Actual: 43
Highest: 23 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
3
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24Indiana
6-4Actual: 45
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
2
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25Saint Louis
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 20 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
133
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