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 31, 2022Week 13 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (12)
17-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jeff Rabjohns
1475
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2Baylor
18-3Actual: 8
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 13 - Stephen Tsai
1141
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3Houston
18-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jeff Rabjohns
1164
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4Kentucky
17-4Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 14 - James Crepea
1195
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5Arizona
17-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - David Thompson
Lowest: 15 - James Crepea
1159
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6Purdue
18-3Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: 11 - Bruce Pascoe
1282
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7Auburn (49)
20-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 49 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jesse Newell
1508
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8Villanova
16-5Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 18 - Scott Richey
807
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9UCLA
16-2Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 31 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1338
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10Kansas
17-3Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Stephen Means
1014
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11Duke
17-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1107
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12Texas Tech
16-5Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Theo Lawson
741
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13Tennessee
14-6Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
234
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14LSU
16-5Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
180
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15Illinois
15-5Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
445
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16Texas
16-5Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
203
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17Connecticut
15-4Actual: 17
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 4 Voters
483
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18Michigan State
16-4Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 24 - Jon Wilner
751
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19Alabama
14-7Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
97
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20Iowa
14-6Actual: 34
Highest: 20 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
6
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21Xavier
15-5Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - Jay Tust
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
255
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22Indiana
16-5Actual: 31
Highest: 22 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
22
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23Ohio State
13-5Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
548
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24Wisconsin
17-3Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Chad Leistikow
Lowest: 24 - Jesse Newell
938
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25Iowa State
16-5Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
324
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