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 24, 2022Week 12 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (15)
15-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 4 - John Werner
1475
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2Arizona (1)
16-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 11 - James Crepea
1381
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3Houston
17-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 13 - Jeff Rabjohns
1116
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4Baylor
17-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - John Werner
Lowest: 7 - Dick Vitale
1335
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5Auburn (45)
18-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 45 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Jesse Newell
1504
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6Purdue
16-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 12 - Kevin McNamara
1119
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7Villanova
14-5Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
713
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8Kansas
16-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1281
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9Kentucky
15-4Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - James Crepea
822
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10Duke
15-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Paul Klee
1017
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11LSU
15-4Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
399
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12Tennessee
13-5Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
419
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13UCLA
13-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1116
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14Illinois
13-5Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
155
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15Texas Tech
15-4Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 3 Voters
766
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16Texas
14-5Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
61
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17Alabama
13-6Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
77
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18Iowa
14-5Actual: 36
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
8
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19Connecticut
13-4Actual: 20
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
284
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20Michigan State
15-3Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jon Wilner
979
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21Xavier
14-4Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
269
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22Ohio State
12-4Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - Ethan Joyce
584
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23Florida
12-6Actual: 39
Highest: 23 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
3
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24USC
16-2Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
711
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25Wisconsin
15-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
894
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