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 27, 2021Week 8 Rankings for Jesse Newell
1Baylor (61)
11-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Gonzaga
10-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 7 - Stephen Tsai
1335
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3Houston
11-2Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - Marcus Fuller
801
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4Purdue
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Chris Murray
1371
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5Arizona
11-1Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 18 - Zach Klein
973
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6Kansas
9-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1233
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7Duke
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 50 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jesse Newell
1448
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8LSU
12-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
609
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9UCLA
8-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1296
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10Tennessee
9-2Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
729
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11Villanova
8-4Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
312
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12Auburn
11-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Jon Wilner
826
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13Kentucky
9-2Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
459
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14Illinois
9-3Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
72
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15Ohio State
8-2Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
787
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16Michigan State
10-2Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
901
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17Alabama
9-3Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
426
Points
18Texas
9-2Actual: 17
Highest: 7 - Aria Gerson
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
567
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19Michigan
7-4Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
7
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20USC
12-0Actual: 7
Highest: 7 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 23 - James Crepea
994
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21Texas Tech
9-2Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
121
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22Xavier
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
237
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23Connecticut
10-3Actual: 30
Highest: 20 - James Crepea
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
34
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24Iowa
9-3Actual: 35
Highest: 24 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
2
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25Iowa State
12-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
985
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