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 28, 2022Week 17 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (46)
24-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 46 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Dave Preston
1504
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2Baylor (4)
24-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Theo Lawson
1342
Points
3Arizona
25-3Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Mark Berman
1360
Points
4Kentucky
23-6Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Justin Jackson
1215
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5Houston
24-4Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Chad Leistikow
759
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6Kansas
23-5Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 13 - David Jablonski
1224
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7Duke (11)
25-4Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1306
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8Purdue
24-5Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Geoff Grammer
1129
Points
9Texas Tech
22-7Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Steve Greenberg
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
850
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10Auburn
25-4Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1268
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11Villanova
21-7Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 19 - Bryce Miller
861
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12Tennessee
21-7Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Dave Matter
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
770
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13UCLA
21-6Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Seth Davis
498
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14Illinois
20-8Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: NR - Mia O'Brien
383
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15Iowa
20-8Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
99
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16Connecticut
21-7Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 7 Voters
480
Points
17Texas
21-8Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 7 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
364
Points
18Arkansas
23-6Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
759
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19LSU
20-9Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
7
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20Alabama
19-10Actual: 25
Highest: 20 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
90
Points
21Ohio State
18-8Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
191
Points
22Saint Mary's
24-6Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Aria Gerson
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
449
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23Wisconsin
23-5Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 23 - Jesse Newell
865
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24San Diego State
18-7Actual: 33
Highest: 24 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
5
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25Providence
24-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
1021
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