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NCAA Tournament Preview: Tourney Player Rankings

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NCAA TOURNAMENT PLAYER RANKINGS

NCAA Tournament player rankings are based on scoring average and possible games played. But because balancing those two factors can be tricky -- a player with a lower scoring average who is certain to play multiple games is a better pick than a higher-scoring player who is likely to play fewer games -- possible games are based on seeds to eliminate guesswork from the equation.

Seeds 1-4 have the potential to play six games; seeds 5-7 likely won't advance to the Final Four, but could play four games; seeds 8-9 likely will only play two games because the top seeds are waiting in the second round; seeds 10-13 might be able to advance to the Sweet 16, but probably no farther (three games); and seeds 14-16 aren't likely to get out of the first round. No. 1 seeds also were given slightly greater weight atop the list. Teams in the play-in games were not considered.

Of course, if you think, for example, Memphis is going to win the championship (and thus play six games), you'll want to give greater weight to Memphis players in your personal rankings. This list is a starting point.

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RNK. PLAYER, TEAMPPGSEED
1. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina17.41
2. Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette18.53
3. Thomas Robinson, Kansas17.92
4. Marcus Denmon, Missouri17.62
5. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St.17.62
6. Jae Crowder, Marquette17.43
7. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas17.32
8. Tyler Zeller, North Carolina16.51
9. Draymond Green, Michigan St.16.11
10. Cody Zeller, Indiana15.54
11. Deshaun Thomas, Ohio St.15.42
12. Austin Rivers, Duke15.42
13. Kim English, Missouri14.92
14. Trey Burke, Michigan14.84
15. Anthony Davis, Kentucky14.31
16. William Buford, Ohio St.14.72
17. *John Henson (wrist), North Carolina13.81
18. Kris Joseph, Syracuse13.81
19. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin14.74
20. Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan14.64
21. Michael Snaer, Florida St.14.53
22. Perry Jones III, Baylor14.03
23. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri13.92
24. Jason Clark, Georgetown13.93
25. Doron Lamb, Kentucky13.21
26. Seth Curry, Duke13.42
27. Pierre Jackson, Baylor13.33
28. Michael Dixon, Missouri13.32
29. John Jenkins, Vanderbilt19.95
30. Kyle Kuric, Louisville13.14
31. Dion Waiters, Syracuse12.61
32. Terrence Jones, Kentucky12.51
33. Isaiah Canaan, Murray St.19.26
34. Hollis Thompson, Georgetown12.73
35. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky11.81
36. Christian Watford, Indiana12.04
37. Quincy Acy, Baylor11.83
38. *Ryan Kelly (foot), Duke11.82
39. Ramone Moore, Temple17.75
40. Henry Sims, Georgetown11.73
41. Keith Appling, Michigan St.11.31
42. Jordan Hulls, Indiana11.54
43. Jamaal Franklin, San Diego St.17.26
44. Russ Smith, Louisville11.44
45. Khalif Wyatt, Temple17.15
46. Quincy Miller, Baylor11.13
47. Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt16.45
48. Ryan Evans, Wisconsin10.94
49. Ian Miller, Florida St.10.93
50. Victor Oladipo, Indiana10.94
51. Mason Plumlee, Duke10.92
52. Kenny Boynton, Florida16.37
53. Bernard James, Florida St.10.53
54. Jared Berggren, Wisconsin10.54
55. Chase Tapley, San Diego St.15.76
56. Matthew Dellavedova, St. Marys15.67
57. J'Covan Brown, Texas20.111
58. Kevin Jones, West Virginia20.110
59. Phil Pressey, Missouri10.02
60. Chris Smith, Louisville10.04
61. Darius Miller, Kentucky9.61
62. Rob Jones, St. Marys14.87
63. Bradley Beal, Florida14.67
64. Marquis Teague, Kentucky9.41
65. Brandon Triche, Syracuse9.31
66. Elijah Johnson, Kansas9.62
67. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati14.36
68. Donte Poole, Murray St.14.26
69. Wendell McKines, New Mexico St.18.813
70. Mike Moser, UNLV14.16
71. Jeff Withey, Kansas9.32
72. Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga13.87
73. Mike Scott, Virginia18.110
74. Garrett Stutz, Wichita St.13.55
75. Joe Ragland, Wichita St.13.45
76. Drew Gordon, New Mexico13.45
77. Dion Dixon, Cincinnati13.16
78. Elias Harris, Gonzaga13.17
79. Casper Ware, Long Beach St.17.412
80. Darryl Bryant, West Virginia17.210
81. Tu Holloway, Xavier17.010
82. Chace Stanback, UNLV12.76
83. Jack Cooley, Notre Dame12.47
84. Yancy Gates, Cincinnati12.46
85. Jerian Grant, Notre Dame12.37
86. Robbie Hummel, Purdue16.310
87. Toure' Murry, Wichita St.12.25
88. Eric Atkins, Notre Dame12.27
89. Anthony Marshall, UNLV12.16
90. Erving Walker, Florida12.17
91. Will Cherry, Montana16.013
92. De'Mon Brooks, Davidson16.013
93. Kendall Williams, New Mexico12.05
94. Robert Sacre, Gonzaga11.77
95. Wes Eikmeier, Colorado St.15.611
96. Mark Lyons, Xavier15.510
97. Doug McDermott, Creighton23.28
98. Juan Fernandez, Temple11.45
99. Tony Snell, New Mexico11.05
100. C.J. Leslie, North Carolina St.14.611
101. D.J. Cooper, Ohio14.613
102. Cashmere Wright, Cincinnati10.96
103. Ivan Aska, Murray St.10.96
104. Erik Murphy, Florida10.77
105. *Larry Anderson (knee), Long Beach St.14.012
106. Jake Cohen, Davidson14.013
107. Stephen Holt, St. Marys10.47
108. Kareem Jamar, Montana13.813
109. Patric Young, Florida10.37
110. Xavier Thames, San Diego St.10.36
111. Dorian Green, Colorado St.13.511
112. Gary Bell, Jr., Gonzaga10.07
113. Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt10.05
114. Bradford Burgess, VCU13.312
115. Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina St.12.711
116. Carlon Brown, Colorado12.611
117. Scott Wood, North Carolina St.12.511
118. Will Barton, Memphis18.18
119. T.J. Robinson, Long Beach St.12.012
120. Hernst Laroche, New Mexico St.12.013
121. Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut17.79
122. Walter Offutt, Ohio11.713
123. Andre Roberson, Colorado11.611
124. Joe Harris, Virginia11.510
125. Sheldon McClellan, Texas11.311
126. Kyle Casey, Harvard11.312
127. Mathias Ward, Montana11.113
128. JP Kuhlman, Davidson11.113
129. Nik Cochran, Davidson11.013
130. Austin Dufault, Colorado10.911
131. Richard Howell, North Carolina St.10.711
132. Keith Wright, Harvard10.712
133. Deniz Kilicli, West Virginia10.710
134. Juvonte Reddic, VCU10.612
135. C.J. Williams, North Carolina St.10.611
136. Lewis Jackson, Purdue10.310
137. Rodney McGruder, Kansas St.15.48
138. Chris Czerapowicz, Davidson10.213
139. Dezmine Wells, Xavier10.210
140. Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado10.211
141. Troy Daniels, VCU10.012
142. Hamidu Rahman, New Mexico St.10.013
143. JaMychal Green, Alabama14.09
144. Brian Conklin, St. Louis13.99
145. Tony Mitchell, Alabama13.19
146. Royce White, Iowa St.13.18
147. Shabazz Napier, Connecticut12.79
148. Scott Christopherson, Iowa St.12.58
149. Antoine Young, Creighton12.58
150. Neil Watson, Southern Miss12.29
151. Kwamain Mitchell, St. Louis12.19
152. Trevor Releford, Alabama11.99
153. Chris Allen, Iowa St.11.88
154. LaShay Page, Southern Miss11.59
155. Darnell Dodson, Southern Miss11.19
156. Joe Jackson, Memphis11.18
157. C.J. McCollum, Lehigh21.915
158. Tarik Black, Memphis10.98
159. Nate Wolters, South Dakota St.21.314
160. Ryan Boatright, Connecticut10.59
161. Cody Ellis, St. Louis10.59
162. Jamar Samuels, Kansas St.10.38
163. Andre Drummond, Connecticut10.29
164. Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure18.414
165. Julian Boyd, LIU-Brooklyn17.416
166. Jamal Olasewere, LIU-Brooklyn16.816
167. Matt Dickey, UNC-Asheville16.516
168. Kyle O'Quinn, Norfolk St.15.915
169. Ray McCallum, Detroit15.615
170. J.P. Primm, UNC-Asheville15.316
171. Kerron Johnson, Belmont14.114
172. Chase Simon, Detroit13.515
173. Erik Etherly, Loyola13.515
174. Dylon Cormier, Loyola13.415
175. Chris Stephenson, UNC-Asheville13.116
176. Chris McEachin, Norfolk St.12.815
177. Ian Clark, Belmont12.714
178. C.J. Garner, LIU-Brooklyn12.516
179. Demitrius Conger, St. Bonaventure12.114
180. Gabe Knutson, Lehigh12.115
181. Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk St.11.815
182. Jeremy Atkinson, UNC-Asheville11.716
183. Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota St.11.514
184. Jaron Lane, UNC-Asheville11.316
185. Robert Olson, Loyola11.215
186. Drew Hanlen, Belmont10.914
187. Justin Drummond, Loyola10.915
188. Griffan Callahan, South Dakota St.10.514
189. Scott Saunders, Belmont10.214
190. *Holden Greiner (ankle), Lehigh10.015
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