CPP Freshman Impact Power Rankings #3

I will be checking in periodically 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. After the Alabama-Georgia championship game, see how your team’s youngsters have been performing as we get into the heat of conference play!

ACC (previous rank)

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

-Despite Jordan Tucker’s intent to transfer, Duke has a lot of breathing room at the top spot

-Interestingly enough, the three teams at the bottom of this list are the three teams undefeated in ACC play

Big 12

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

-Mo Bamba leading the nation with 4.5 (!) blocks per game

-I probably don’t need to tell you anything about Trae Young.

Big 10

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

-Ohio State’s three freshmen play significant minutes in upset of the #1 Spartans

-Bruno Fernando and Darryl Morsell continue to perform for Maryland

Pac 12

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

-Kezie Okpala returns from ineligibility in a big way for Stanford, and fellow freshman Daejon Davis nails a wild shot from half court to beat USC

-DeAndre Ayton playing himself into the conversation for top overall draft pick

SEC

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

-Tremont Waters hits two huge threes in the game’s closing seconds to push LSU past Texas A&M

-Savion Flagg’s increased responsibility helps A&M rise 5 spots

 

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-Billy Powers