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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Nov 15, 2021Week 2 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga
2-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1517
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2Kansas
2-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Bob Ballou
1400
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3Michigan
2-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1252
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4UCLA
2-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 5 Voters
1450
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5Illinois
2-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Bob Ballou
Lowest: 19 - Jon Wilner
920
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6Purdue
2-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Kevin McNamara
1223
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7Villanova
1-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1232
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8Houston
2-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 22 - Seth Davis
655
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9Baylor
1-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
1010
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10Duke
3-0Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Brian Holland
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1143
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11Texas
1-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Scott Richey
Lowest: 25 - Steve Greenberg
1058
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12Tennessee
2-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Andrew Kahn
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
575
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13Memphis
2-0Actual: 11
Highest: 2 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 20 - Chris Basnett
886
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14Alabama
2-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
743
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15Kentucky
1-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
773
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16Connecticut
2-0Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
236
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17Oregon
2-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
802
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18USC
2-0Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
63
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19Ohio State
2-0Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 1 Voters
438
Points
20Auburn
2-0Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
286
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21Seton Hall
2-0Actual: 38
Highest: 21 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
7
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22Iowa
2-0Actual: 34
Highest: 20 - Mike Rodak
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
13
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23Florida
2-0Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
141
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24Texas Tech
2-0Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
27
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25Michigan State
1-1Actual: 30
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
18
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