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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

Ohio State ranks third in assists per game at 19.3, with Aaron Craft leading at 5.5. Their opponents have averaged just 9.0 per game.

3. The Jim Boehiem

With six players averaging at least one, Syracuse is second in the country in steals per game at 11.5.

4. The Rick Pitino

Kyle Kuric leads Louisville with 12.4 points per game, but just one assist for every 25 minutes.

5. The Scott Drew

Perry Jones III has only played two games, but he is averaging 23.4 points per 36 minutes compared to 14.5 last season.

6. The Roy Williams

During Saturday’s loss at Kentucky, North Carolina was a +8 in assists and also scored 1.14 points per possessions while allowing 1.12.

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

Connecticut is averaging nine blocks per game, up from 5.6 last season with the Andre Drummond factor (3.00 per game) in full effect in this area.

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

Missouri is amongst the D1 leaders in steals at 10.6 per game, but average just 3.3 blocks.

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

Pitt is shooting 44.5% from beyond the arc, which ranked third amongst all D1 schools.

15. The Greg McDermott

Doug McDermott is averaging 26.4 points on 61.9% shooting from the floor and 61.9% shooting from distance to go with 10.2 rebounds over his past five games.

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

Renardo Sidney’s points per 36 minutes has dropped from 20.3 last season to 13.4 this season.

21. The John Thompson III

Henry Sims has an assist rate of 33.4%, which is unreal for even a Georgetown big. Greg Monroe had an assist rate of 22.2% as a sophomore.

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

Mike Moser averaged one rebound for every 10 minutes during his limited time two seasons ago at UCLA, but that has dropped to one for every 2.5 minutes at UNLV.

 

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