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 22, 2021Week 3 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (55)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Rick Bozich
1515
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2Purdue (1)
5-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1391
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3Kansas
3-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 10 Voters
Lowest: NR - Kevin Brockway
1354
Points
4UCLA (5)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 5 Voters
1443
Points
5Baylor
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Jon Wilner
1154
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6Illinois
2-1Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: 25 - Jeff Borzello
624
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7Villanova
3-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
1090
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8Houston
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Scott Richey
861
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9Michigan
3-2Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
367
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10Duke
5-0Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - Kevin Brockway
Lowest: 11 - Chris Basnett
1225
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11Texas
3-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Steve Greenberg
1083
Points
12Kentucky
3-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Stephen Means
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
880
Points
13Memphis
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 17 - Dave Borges
1002
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14Arizona
5-0Actual: 17
Highest: 5 - Chris Basnett
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
474
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15Connecticut
4-0Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
342
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16Alabama
4-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - David Jablonski
880
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17Tennessee
3-1Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
558
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18Florida
3-0Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
294
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19Michigan State
3-1Actual: 31
Highest: 17 - Zach Klein
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
44
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20USC
3-0Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
138
Points
21Seton Hall
3-0Actual: 21
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
363
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22Ohio State
3-1Actual: 28
Highest: 14 - David Cloninger
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
89
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23Virginia Tech
5-0Actual: 27
Highest: 14 - Steve Greenberg
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
91
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24Texas Tech
4-0Actual: 35
Highest: 17 - Mike Rodak
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
26
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25St. Bonaventure
5-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Nick Kelly
517
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