CPP Freshman Impact Power Rankings

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 so far!

ACC (preseason recruiting class rank)

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

-Duke’s highly touted class is already proving itself, starting four freshmen alongside Grayson Allen

-Without #19 recruit Brian Bowen due to the recruiting scandal, Darius Perry has been stepping up for 4-0 Louisville

Big 12

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

-Trae Young is averaging nearly 29ppg & 9apg for the Sooners

-KU’s Billy Preston has yet to play after his involvement in a one-car accident

Big 10

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

-The Fighting Illini have been asking a lot of their freshmen early in Brad Underwood’s first season as coach

-Geo Baker is leading Big Ten freshmen in scoring and assists for Rutgers

Pac 12

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

-UCLA remains high on the list despite having three freshmen nearly spend years in a Chinese prison

-Arizona’s future lottery pick DeAndre Ayton has had a dominant start despite his team dropping completely out of the top 25

SEC

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

-Missouri drops a few spots in these rankings with Michael Porter Jr.’s injury

-Collin Sexton scores 40, and 19 of those while Alabama played with just two other players on the court

 

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-Billy Powers