CPP Freshman Impact Power Rankings #2

Every other Monday I will be checking in on each Power 5 conference team’s class of ’17 with the Freshman Impact Power Rankings. These rankings will primarily be based on the playing time given to each team’s freshmen, and their production with those opportunities in comparison to others in their conference. See how your team’s youngsters have been performing after a month of college basketball!

ACC (previous rank)

  1. Duke (1)
  2. Georgia Tech (7)
  3. Pitt (10)
  4. Syracuse (6)
  5. Miami (9)
  6. Virginia Tech (5)
  7. UNC (4)
  8. Florida State (2)
  9. Louisville (3)
  10. Boston College (13)
  11. Wake Forest (12)
  12. Clemson (15)
  13. NC State (14)
  14. Virginia (8)
  15. Notre Dame (11)

-Pitt and Georgia Tech getting huge freshman production despite mediocre starts

-Boston College’s Steffon Mitchell plays 37 minutes in a win over Duke

Big 12

  1. Texas (2)
  2. Oklahoma (1)
  3. Iowa State (4)
  4. Texas Tech (3)
  5. Kansas State (8)
  6. Baylor (7)
  7. Kansas (5)
  8. West Virginia (10)
  9. Oklahoma State (9)
  10. TCU (6)

-Texas claims the top spot with 5 freshmen getting minutes

-Conference could get a big shakeup once Billy Preston situation clears up

Big 10

  1. Iowa (7)
  2. Illinois (1)
  3. Wisconsin (8)
  4. Rutgers (5)
  5. Ohio State (2)
  6. Maryland (4)
  7. Michigan State (11)
  8. Minnesota (9)
  9. Michigan (3)
  10. Indiana (6)
  11. Purdue (10)
  12. Penn State (12)
  13. Nebraska (13)
  14. Northwestern (14)

-Iowa shoots up to #1 with the significant returns of Jack Nunge and Connor McCaffrey

-Wisconsin’s freshmen taking on increased roles while their team struggles, although Kobe King’s injury will keep him out for the remainder of the season

Pac 12

  1. Arizona (3)
  2. Oregon (1)
  3. UCLA (2)
  4. Stanford (5)
  5. Cal (4)
  6. Colorado (7)
  7. Washington (8)
  8. Arizona State (6)
  9. Oregon State (9)
  10. Washington State (10)
  11. Utah (11)
  12. USC (12)

-UCLA’s Cody Riley and Jalen Hill focus on academics during their indefinite suspensions, while LiAngelo Ball is headed to play in Lithuania with his younger brother

-Romello White contributing 16.1ppg and 9rpg for undefeated Arizona State

SEC

  1. Kentucky (1)
  2. Alabama (2)
  3. LSU (3)
  4. Missouri (5)
  5. South Carolina (4)
  6. Georgia (6)
  7. Mississippi State (9)
  8. Vanderbilt (11)
  9. Auburn (8)
  10. Arkansas (10)
  11. Texas A&M (7)
  12. Florida (13)
  13. Ole Miss (12)
  14. Tennessee (14)

-Only two non-freshmen on the Kentucky roster have scored a single point this season

-Collin Sexton continues to rise up NBA draft boards with his recent performances

 

photo: thescore.com

-Billy Powers