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 29, 2021Week 4 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Gonzaga (1)
6-1Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 4 - 7 Voters
1428
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2Purdue (9)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 31 Voters
1442
Points
3Baylor
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 8 - Bob Ballou
1324
Points
4Duke (51)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 51 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jesse Newell
1513
Points

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5Houston
5-1Actual: 15
Highest: 5 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 25 - Zach Klein
631
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6Kansas
5-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Bob Ballou
1027
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7Villanova
4-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 17 - Chris Murray
1147
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8UCLA
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 15 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
1253
Points
9Texas
4-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Steve Greenberg
1115
Points
10Arizona
6-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Donna Ditota
851
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11Florida
6-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Jeff Rabjohns
Lowest: 24 - Stephen Tsai
681
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12Kentucky
5-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Justin Jackson
Lowest: NR - Dave Borges
1002
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13LSU
7-0Actual: 28
Highest: 13 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 33 Voters
93
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14Michigan
4-2Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
177
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15Connecticut
6-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
437
Points
16USC
6-0Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
380
Points
17Alabama
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
456
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18Texas Tech
6-0Actual: 33
Highest: 17 - Mike Rodak
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
34
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19Iowa
6-0Actual: 35
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
9
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20Auburn
5-1Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Mia O'Brien
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
325
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21Tennessee
4-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Dave Preston
730
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22Memphis
5-1Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
435
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23Illinois
4-2Actual: 26
Highest: 13 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 41 Voters
111
Points
24Michigan State
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
295
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25BYU
6-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
791
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