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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Dec 13, 2021Week 6 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Baylor
9-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Gonzaga
8-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 10 - Mia O'Brien
1291
Points
3Kansas
8-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Rick Bozich
Lowest: 10 - Bob Ballou
1181
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4Houston
8-2Actual: 14
Highest: 4 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 24 - Clayton Collier
683
Points
5Purdue
9-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1319
Points
6Arizona
9-0Actual: 8
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Seth Davis
1172
Points
7Villanova
7-3Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
924
Points
8UCLA
9-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1312
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9Duke
7-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 45 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Stephen Tsai
1429
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10Alabama
8-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Bret Bloomquist
1202
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11LSU
9-0Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: NR - Jeff Rabjohns
376
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12Tennessee
7-2Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Bret Bloomquist
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
390
Points
13Auburn
8-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
693
Points
14Texas
6-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
583
Points
15Michigan State
9-2Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Lauren Brownlow
707
Points
16Ohio State
8-2Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Stephen Tsai
656
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17USC
10-0Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Ethan Joyce
810
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18Illinois
7-3Actual: 31
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
31
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19Texas Tech
7-1Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
164
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20Connecticut
9-2Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
360
Points
21Xavier
9-1Actual: 22
Highest: 10 - Scott Richey
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
301
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22Kentucky
7-2Actual: 21
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
345
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23Michigan
6-4Actual: 34
Highest: 21 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
8
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24Seton Hall
9-1Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - James Crepea
635
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25Iowa State
10-0Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
798
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