The Census: RealGM's NCAA Rankings For Dec. 5
With a dominant victory over Duke during the week, Ohio State was clearly ready to trounce on the No. 1 overall spot, but an Anthony Davis block on John Henson allowed Kentucky to retain their position in RealGM’s weekly college rankings.
The following stats and information were gathered from RealGM's college basketball pages.
1. The John Calipari
As Dan Hanner pointed out in his column this week, Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been turnover machines. I agree that they will improve in this area as they gain more experience, but they have turnover percentages of 22.1 and 19.9 respectively.
2. The Thad Matta
3. The Jim Boehiem
4. The Rick Pitino
5. The Scott Drew
6. The Roy Williams
7. The Chris Mack
Ty Holloway and Mark Lyons are combining to average better than 35 points per game for undefeated Xavier.
8. The Jim Calhoun
9. The Buzz Williams
Marquette held Wisconsin to just 0.86 points per possession in their 61-54 win on Saturday.
10. The Mike Krzyzewski
Nolan Smith either assisted or scored on 43.2% of Duke’s total buckets last season, but the offense is coming from many more areas this season with Austin Rivers, Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee responsible for between 26.3% and 28.8% apiece.
11. The Frank Haith
12. The Bill Self
Tyshawn Taylor is leading Kansas in points per game and is averaging 19.6 per 36 minutes, compared to 12.3 last season. His usage is now up over 33% and TS% is at 63%, well over his career mark of 57.7%.
13. The Billy Donovan
While the Canadian-born Justin Edwards of Maine is leading all freshmen in scoring at 20.2 points per game, Bradley Beal is leading in the category for BCS conferences at 15.6, just ahead of Indiana’s Cody Zeller, B.J. Young of Arkansas and Austin Rivers.
14. The Jaime Dixon
15. The Greg McDermott
16 The Bo Ryan
Jordan Taylor shot 10-for-30 in Wisconsin’s losses last week against North Carolina and Marquette.
17. The Anthony Grant
Tony Mitchelll’s assist rate has jumped from 9.8 as a sophomore to 14.3 this season.
18. The Mark Few
Elias Harris’ points per 36 minutes and efficiency continue to decrease as he spends more time on the Gonzaga campus. He is averaging 16.0 points per 36 minutes with a TS% of 50.7, compared to 18.3 points as a freshman and 61.9 TS%.
19. The Tommy Amaker
Harvard has had just two games with a scorer of 17 or more points (20 for Jonah Travis and Laurent Rivard).
20. The Rick Stansbury
21. The John Thompson III
22. The Bruce Weber
Meyers Leonard’s numbers are up across the board, with his TS% most notably jumping from 51.9% to 67.1%, which has turned him into the leading scorer of Illinois after averaging single-digit minutes as a freshman.
23. The Billy Kennedy
Ray Turner averaged just 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore, but is putting up 14.5 points and 6.5 boards this season for Texas A&M.
24. The Steve Fisher
Chase Tapley was responsible for just 19% of San Diego State’s buckets during his first two seasons, but is at 32% this season.
25. The Dave Rice