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.

Biased Towards

Iowa State CyclonesIowa StateRanked 8 spots ABOVE average over 17 weeks.
Nebraska CornhuskersNebraskaRanked 8 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Purdue BoilermakersPurdueRanked 5 spots ABOVE average over 57 weeks.
West Virginia MountaineersWest VirginiaRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 38 weeks.
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsinRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 28 weeks.

Biased Against

Memphis TigersMemphisRanked 9 spots BELOW average over 12 weeks.
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona StateRanked 7 spots BELOW average over 15 weeks.
Utah State AggiesUtah StateRanked 7 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesotaRanked 7 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Buffalo BullsBuffaloRanked 6 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
Rhode Island RamsRhode IslandRanked 6 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.
UCLA BruinsUCLARanked 6 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.
Oregon DucksOregonRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 26 weeks.
Marquette Golden EaglesMarquetteRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 21 weeks.
LSU TigersLSURanked 5 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
Illinois Fighting IlliniIllinoisRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Kentucky WildcatsKentuckyRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 58 weeks.
Nevada Wolf PackNevadaRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 28 weeks.
Xavier MusketeersXavierRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 24 weeks.
Kansas State WildcatsKansas StateRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 12 weeks.
Washington HuskiesWashingtonRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.

Neutral/Not Enough Info

Providence FriarsProvidenceRanked 8 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Michigan State SpartansMichigan StateRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 61 weeks.
Arizona WildcatsArizonaRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 41 weeks.
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio StateRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 39 weeks.
Syracuse OrangeSyracuseRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
Arkansas RazorbacksArkansasRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 5 weeks.
Southern Methodist MustangsSouthern MethodistRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth CarolinaRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 45 weeks.
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnatiRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 27 weeks.
Florida GatorsFloridaRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 27 weeks.
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia TechRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 20 weeks.
BYU CougarsBYURanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Northwestern WildcatsNorthwesternRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Duke Blue DevilsDukeRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 61 weeks.
Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas TechRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 53 weeks.
Louisville CardinalsLouisvilleRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 38 weeks.
Creighton BluejaysCreightonRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 23 weeks.
Butler BulldogsButlerRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 21 weeks.
Dayton FlyersDaytonRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 18 weeks.
Penn State Nittany LionsPenn StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Gonzaga BulldogsGonzagaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 61 weeks.
Virginia CavaliersVirginiaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 54 weeks.
Michigan WolverinesMichiganRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 46 weeks.
North Carolina State WolfpackNorth Carolina StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Rutgers Scarlet KnightsRutgersRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Kansas JayhawksKansasRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 61 weeks.
Maryland TerrapinsMarylandRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 33 weeks.
Baylor BearsBaylorRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 31 weeks.
Houston CougarsHoustonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 30 weeks.
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
Miami (FL) HurricanesMiami (FL)Ranked 1 spots BELOW average over 18 weeks.
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&MRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Indiana HoosiersIndianaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 9 weeks.
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre DameRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
UCF KnightsUCFRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
Villanova WildcatsVillanovaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 59 weeks.
Auburn TigersAuburnRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 52 weeks.
Seton Hall PiratesSeton HallRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 33 weeks.
Iowa HawkeyesIowaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 28 weeks.
Wichita State ShockersWichita StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 24 weeks.
TCU Horned FrogsTCURanked 2 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
Oklahoma SoonersOklahomaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 18 weeks.
Clemson TigersClemsonRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 15 weeks.
Saint Mary's GaelsSaint Mary'sRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 14 weeks.
Texas LonghornsTexasRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
USC TrojansUSCRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Furman PaladinsFurmanRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 3 weeks.
VCU RamsVCURanked 2 spots BELOW average over 3 weeks.
Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersMiddle TennesseeRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 2 weeks.
Alabama Crimson TideAlabamaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 2 weeks.
St. John's Red StormSt. John'sRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
Florida State SeminolesFlorida StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 52 weeks.
Tennessee VolunteersTennesseeRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 41 weeks.
Colorado BuffaloesColoradoRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Wofford TerriersWoffordRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 4 weeks.
Ole Miss RebelsOle MissRanked 7 spots BELOW average over 2 weeks.
Boise State BroncosBoise StateRanked 16 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.