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
However, leagues that only use points scored are still in luck.
The number in parenthesis that follows each player in the table below indicates PPG-only ranks.UPDATE: Points-only ranks are now listed in a separate column that can be sorted, as are schools, per a commenter request.
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