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 18, 2021Week 9 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (62)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 2 Voters
1598
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2Baylor (2)
12-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 62 Voters
1538
Points
3Iowa
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Chris Murray
1420
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4Tennessee
10-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1242
Points
5Michigan
11-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 13 - Joe Buettner
1197
Points
6Villanova
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 49 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1445
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7Virginia
9-2Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - David Cloninger
778
Points
8Houston
11-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1155
Points
9Texas
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1289
Points
10Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 19 - Bob Ballou
939
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11Illinois
9-5Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
232
Points
12Creighton
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 22 - Bob Ballou
833
Points
13Texas Tech
11-4Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
792
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14Colorado
11-3Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
148
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15Kansas
10-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: 17 - Seth Davis
1072
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16Ohio State
11-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
631
Points
17Alabama
11-3Actual: 18
Highest: 6 - Edgar Thompson
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
487
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18LSU
10-2Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
20
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19West Virginia
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - Dick Vitale
732
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20USC
0-0Actual: 30
Highest: 15 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
74
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21Florida State
7-2Actual: 29
Highest: 11 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
112
Points
22Oregon
9-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Bob Ballou
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
235
Points
23Connecticut
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
209
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24Minnesota
11-4Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
507
Points
25Saint Louis
7-1Actual: 25
Highest: 12 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
172
Points