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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Feb 14, 2022Week 15 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (56)
21-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1496
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2Arizona
22-2Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1370
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3Kentucky
21-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Luke DeCock
1350
Points
4Baylor
21-4Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Stephen Tsai
1148
Points
5Auburn (4)
23-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Jesse Newell
1413
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6Houston
20-4Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - Ben Steele
700
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7Duke
21-4Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Seth Davis
1073
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8Kansas
20-4Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1151
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9Villanova
19-6Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
911
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10Purdue
22-4Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1163
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11Tennessee
18-6Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 24 - Brian Holland
595
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12UCLA
17-5Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
711
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13Illinois
18-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
778
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14Texas Tech
19-6Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Aria Gerson
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
858
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15Texas
18-7Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
410
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16LSU
18-7Actual: 30
Highest: 16 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
18
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17Iowa
17-7Actual: 31
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
17
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18Ohio State
15-6Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 22 - Mark Berman
503
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19Connecticut
17-7Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
112
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20Alabama
16-9Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - Jon Rothstein
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
80
Points
21Arkansas
19-6Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - Dave Matter
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
158
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22Michigan State
18-6Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
485
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23Saint Mary's
20-6Actual: 29
Highest: 21 - Jeff Call
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
22
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24Xavier
17-7Actual: 27
Highest: 21 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
51
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25Providence
21-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
1093
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