This article is part of our NCAA Tournament Preview series.
• PPG = 1 point
• RPG = 1.5 points
• APG = 1.5 points
• SPG = 2 points
• BPG = 2 points
Leagues that only use points scored are still in luck. Points-only ranks are listed in a separate column that can be sorted, as can schools.
Rankings are also based on possible games played. But because balancing those 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 10-14 might be able to advance to the Sweet 16, but probably no farther (three games); and seeds 15-16 aren't likely to get out of the first round. No. 1 seeds were given slightly greater weight atop the list, with No. 16 seeds given slightly lesser weight at the bottom. Players on First Four