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 21, 2022Week 16 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (61)
23-2Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1525
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2Arizona
24-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 4 - James Crepea
1461
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3Kentucky
22-5Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Seth Davis
Lowest: 10 - Zach Klein
1248
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4Baylor
22-5Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
984
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5Houston
22-4Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Ben Steele
734
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6Kansas
22-4Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1297
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7Auburn
24-3Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - James Crepea
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1313
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8Purdue
24-4Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 24 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
1299
Points
9Duke
23-4Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 15 - Seth Davis
1146
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10Villanova
21-6Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 12 - David Jablonski
1071
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11UCLA
19-5Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Seth Davis
802
Points
12Texas Tech
21-6Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 15 - Lauren Brownlow
1066
Points
13Tennessee
19-7Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Donna Ditota
Lowest: 20 - 4 Voters
580
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14Illinois
19-7Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
666
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15Texas
19-8Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Ben Steele
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
349
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16Connecticut
19-7Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
340
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17Iowa
18-8Actual: 25
Highest: 17 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
59
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18Ohio State
16-7Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
320
Points
19Arkansas
21-6Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Stephen Tsai
502
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20LSU
19-8Actual: 32
Highest: 20 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
13
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21Alabama
17-10Actual: 24
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 33 Voters
63
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22Wisconsin
21-5Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - David Thompson
735
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23Saint Mary's
22-6Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
148
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24San Diego State
17-6Actual: 31
Highest: 23 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
14
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25Providence
22-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
910
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