This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
The scariest team in the country might just be the Nevada Wolf Pack. Nevada made the Sweet 16 last year, returned its three best players, and is currently 23-1 on the season. The Martin twins are matchup nightmares, versatile ballers at 6-foot-7 who can fill it up or dish it out. Jordan Caroline is playing like a man-possessed; he has 15 double-doubles on the year, including a current four-game streak. Caroline was on fire at Colorado State last week, unleashing 40 points on the unsuspecting Rams. A fierce rebounder on the interior, Caroline has gone from taking just three three-pointers as a freshman in total to making 44.3 percent of his treys as a senior. He canned six three-pointers in that 40-point barrage. Nevada just avenged its only loss of the season to New Mexico by thrashing the Lobos by 29 points. With transfers Tre'Shawn Thurman and Trey Porter also in the starting lineup, Nevada doesn't start a player under 6-foot-7. Make no mistake about it; this Nevada team is big, experienced and extremely dangerous. They have all the tools to make a run to the Final Four.
Let's look at some other trending names in this edition of the College Hoops Barometer.
P.J. Washington, F, Kentucky - Washington has been playing at an extremely high level of late. The sophomore forward is averaging 21 points and 5.7 rebounds over his last three games. Even though LSU beat Kentucky at the buzzer Tuesday, it was Washington that led both