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 10, 2022Week 10 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Baylor (61)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Gonzaga
12-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 41 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 4 Voters
1440
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3Houston
14-2Actual: 11
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 18 - Mark Berman
949
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4Arizona
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - James Crepea
1144
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5Villanova
11-4Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
682
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6Kansas
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Seth Davis
1031
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7Purdue
13-2Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Chris Murray
1139
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8Auburn
14-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1193
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9LSU
14-1Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: 18 - 3 Voters
889
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10Illinois
11-3Actual: 25
Highest: 10 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
208
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11Kentucky
12-3Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
438
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12UCLA
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jesse Newell
1376
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13Duke
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jeff Rabjohns
1130
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14Tennessee
10-4Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Aria Gerson
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
277
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15Texas
12-3Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
282
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16USC
13-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - James Crepea
1152
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17Alabama
11-4Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
237
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18Xavier
12-2Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
453
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19Michigan State
13-2Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Jon Wilner
1011
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20Texas Tech
11-3Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
373
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21Connecticut
10-4Actual: 30
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
17
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22Ohio State
10-3Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - Jeff Rabjohns
510
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23Indiana
12-3Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
12
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24Iowa
11-4Actual: 35
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
2
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25Iowa State
13-2Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Bret Bloomquist
Lowest: NR - Luke DeCock
648
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