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 11, 2021Week 8 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (63)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1599
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2Baylor (1)
11-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 3 - Jon Wilner
1536
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3Iowa
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - David Cloninger
1322
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4Tennessee
9-1Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1093
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5Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 39 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1436
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6Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 12 - Stephen Tsai
1110
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7Michigan
10-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 11 - 5 Voters
1161
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8Illinois
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
694
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9Texas
10-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1422
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10Creighton
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Luke DeCock
1151
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11Houston
10-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jordan Hansen
Lowest: 16 - Shannon Ryan
993
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12Texas Tech
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
689
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13Kansas
10-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jesse Newell
1220
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14Virginia
7-2Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
403
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15West Virginia
9-4Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Nick Suss
701
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16Ohio State
9-3Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
280
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17Colorado
8-3Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Geoff Grammer
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
96
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18USC
0-0Actual: 30
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
48
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19Arkansas
10-2Actual: 35
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
24
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20Oregon
9-2Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
264
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21LSU
8-2Actual: 38
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
7
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22Clemson
9-1Actual: 12
Highest: 10 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
747
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23Connecticut
6-1Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
181
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24Indiana
8-5Actual: 44
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
2
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25Saint Louis
7-1Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
220
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