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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Mar 7, 2022Week 18 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (52)
24-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Dave Preston
1514
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2Arizona (6)
28-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1435
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3Baylor (3)
26-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Bob Ballou
1402
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4Kentucky
25-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1306
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5Houston
26-5Actual: 18
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
502
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6Duke
26-5Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1100
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7Purdue
25-6Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Geoff Grammer
967
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8Auburn
27-4Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jesse Newell
1331
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9Villanova
23-7Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Bret Bloomquist
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1096
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10Kansas
25-6Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1170
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11UCLA
23-6Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 23 - Seth Davis
737
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12Texas Tech
23-8Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: 18 - 4 Voters
730
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13Tennessee
23-7Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jeff Rabjohns
967
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14Iowa
22-9Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
189
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15Illinois
22-8Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: 20 - 3 Voters
612
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16Texas
21-10Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
216
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17Connecticut
22-8Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
370
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18Arkansas
24-7Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 22 - Luke DeCock
687
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19LSU
21-10Actual: 30
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
22
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20Saint Mary's
24-6Actual: 17
Highest: 14 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Dave Preston
506
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21Ohio State
19-10Actual: 31
Highest: 21 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
16
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22Alabama
19-12Actual: 36
Highest: 22 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
7
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23Wisconsin
24-6Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Stephen Tsai
Lowest: 25 - Paul Klee
857
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24San Francisco
24-8Actual: 33
Highest: 21 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
9
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25Providence
24-4Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
951
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