College Basketball Player of the Year Rankings: Week 17

Time flies. Not long ago many of us were talking about Jordan Taylor, Tu Holloway, and Perry Jones III as possible candidates for the sport's most prestigious individual award. Here we are 17 weeks later and not one of those three names can be found in our top 20 rankings. Funny how things work.

But with the regular season clearly on the verge of wrapping up, it's important to point out that next Monday will be the 18th and final installment of these power rankings. To celebrate, we're planning a fairly extravagant charting process to examine each player's growth and/or decline throughout the year, in addition to the (duh) grand unveiling of SFBE's official 2011-12 POY selection.

For now, though, let's focus on what the upcoming week has in store. The latest batch of rankings after the jump...

Rank Change Player-School Notes
1 -- Anthony Davis-UK National ranks: No. 1 in ORating (137.2) & No. 6 in TS% (67.9%)
2 -- Thomas Robinson-KU
National ranks: No. 1 in DR% (32.3%) & No. 2 in total rebounds (344)
3 -- Draymond Green-MSU
Big Ten ranks: No. 1 in DR% (27.4%) & No. 12 in assist% (22.8%)
4 -- Doug McDermott-CRE
National ranks: No. 1 in FGM (269) & No. 3 in scoring (23.1)
5 -- Jared Sullinger-OSU
Big Ten ranks: No. 1 in Off. Rebs (72) & No. 3 in FTRate (55.6%)
6 -- Kevin Jones-WVU National ranks: No. 6 in MPG (38.17) & No. 139 in shot% (28.2%)
7 +2 Marcus Denmon -MIZ
Big 12 ranks: No. 2 in TO% (9.1%) & No. 1 in FC/40 (1.08)
8 +2 Damian Lillard-WEB
National ranks: No. 3 in FTM (194) & No. 2 in scoring (24.7)
9 -2 Harrison Barnes-UNC
ACC ranks: No. 2 in scoring (17.66) & No. 3 in shot% (29.7%)
10 -2 Scott Machado-ION
National ranks: No. 1 in assists (10.1) & No. 2 in assist% (44.5%)
11 +2 Will Barton-MEM
C-USA ranks: No. 1 in FGM (194) & No. 1 in points (18.35)
12 -- Isaiah Canaan-MUR
National ranks: No. 5 in 3P% (48.4%) & No. 14 in TS% (66.7%)
13 +3 Reggie Hamilton-OAK
National ranks: No. 1 in scoring (25.5) & No. 1 in FGA (537)
14 +1 John Henson-UNC
ACC ranks: No. 1 in block% (10.14%) & No. 2 in DR% (21.6%)
15 -1 Mike Scott-VIR
ACC ranks: No. 3 in ORating (117.2) & No. 2 in TS% (62.9%)
16 -5 J'Covan Brown-TEX
Big 12 ranks: No. 1 in shot% (31.8%) & No. 10 in assist% (25.5%)
17 +1 Royce White-IST
Big 12 ranks: No. 1 in poss% (29.6%) & No. 2 in assist% (35.7%)
18 UNR Jae Crowder-MAR
Big East ranks: No. 2 in ORating (124.1) & No. 2 in steals (2.38)
19 -- Jack Cooley-ND
Big East ranks: No. 1 in eFG% (62.8%) & No. 2 in OR% (17.1%)
20 -3 Mike Moser-UNLV
National ranks: No. 3 in rebounds (329) & No. 6 in DR% (28.5%)

Five who just missed: Tyler Zeller-North Carolina, John Shurna-Northwestern, Dominique Morrison-Oral Roberts, Nate Wolters-South Dakota State, Kenny Boynton-Florida

Previous Rankings: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

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