College Basketball Player of the Year Rankings: Week 13

Michigan State senior Draymond Green has been doing it for so long that it's easy to take him for granted. You could take a trip around the country and find maybe five college basketball players who are more versatile, and even that might be a stretch. The thing is, not one of those players you'd find would even be remotely close to the type of rebounding presence, and none would be more intense, or more passionate about the game itself. The kid is a special breed.

We've had Draymond tucked away in these rankings for the entire season, and he's slowly worked his way to No. 6 as the weeks have passed by. Lately, though, he's been producing such mind-blowing numbers that it's even becoming hard to justify keeping him out of the top five. Over his last five conference games, Green is a 15-12-5 player. Extrapolate those numbers to a full season and you're talking about a runaway POY winner.

If we had to vote for Big Ten POY right now, Green would be our guy. He's doing so much more than Jared Sullinger on a nightly basis for a comparably-great team, and is still out-producing OSU's stud sophomore in the prototypical 'big man' categories. It's going to take a lot to leapfrog guys like Thomas Robinson and Anthony Davis over the next month of the season, but a versatile, stat-stuffing forward like Green is the type of guy who might just pull it off.

Week 13 after the jump..

Rank Change Player-School Notes
1 -- Thomas Robinson-KAN Ten turnovers last week. Still leads NCAA in DReb% (31.4%).
2 -- Anthony Davis-KEN
Just four points vs. Georgia on Tue. And yet...11 rebs & 5 blks.
3 +1 Doug McDermott-CRE
His two-game mini-slump is over. 20-for-28 FGs (71.4%) last week.
4 +1 Kevin Jones-WVU
Win or lose, he keeps up putting up 20-10 with scary consistency.
5 -2 Jared Sullinger-OSU
Tough Q: Is he as dominant as last yr? 7.5 reb/gm over last six.
6 -- Draymond Green-MSU Back to his old, versatile self: 14.6 pts, 12.2 rebs, 5.0 asts over last five.
7 +1 Harrison Barnes-UNC
Heating up. Also on the brink of becoming a 30% possession player.
8 -1 Marcus Denmon-MIZ
Only shot above 50% in a game ONCE since Dec. 15. That's a problem.
9 +4 Will Barton-MEM
A star performance vs. Marshall on Sat.: 40 min, 29 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts.
10 -1 Scott Machado-ION
The nation's lone double-digit assist man. 44.6% assist rate.
11 -- John Henson-UNC
Big #'s keep on coming. But he's missed 48 of 88 free throws this yr.
12 +5 Perry Jones III-BAY
MONSTER week: 21-12 & 22-14 vs. OK/TEX. Assertiveness has arrived.
13 +2 J'Covan Brown-TEX
At his best in big games, and that's key. 29.3 ppg vs. MIZ/KU/KSU.
14 -- Damian Lillard-WEB
NCAA's leading scorer at 24.4 per game. Lead is dwindling though.
15 -3 John Jenkins-VAN
Nine games without a steal and eight without an assist in 11-12.
16 -6 Jeremy Lamb-CON
Aggressiveness? Last 8 games: 18 FTA vs. First 12 games: 45 FTA
17 +1 Isaiah Canaan-MUR
How can you ignore a 125.2 ORating and 65.3 TS%? Answer? You can't.
18 UNR Mike Scott-VIR
After a pair of 18-point efforts, we belatedly give Scott some POY love.
19 UNR Mike Moser-UNLV
Not bad at all: 21 rebounds on Wed., and a 27 & 12 game on Sun.
20 UNR Arnett Moultrie-MST
Has failed to record 10+ boards just THREE times this season.

Five who just missed: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-Kentucky, Anthony Marshall-UNLV, Kenny Boynton-Florida, Reggie Hamilton-Oakland, Royce White-Iowa State

Previous Rankings: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

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