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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: Pac 12 (Ranked 6)

We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. 

The Pac-12 will have at least four very good teams - though I admit I am surprised Arizona projected at 6th despite all the talent they lost. The big question is whether Gary Payton lives up to our All-American projections to copy Utah's Delon Wright in lifting a non-Top 100 Pac-12 team all the way to the tournament in two years. 

The other question is whether Andy Enfield can repeat his magic from Florida Gulf Coast to lead a huge jump by USC. Hey, the guy made millions and married a Maxim Supermodel, and now he seems to have enough talent together to improve. 

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
6Pac 12P1226.18
46Oregon St.17--1433.3826.48
60Southern California12--20 32.8724.89
96Arizona St.18--1616.8520.60
104Washington St.13--1824.3019.20
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
1Payton, Gary 1Oregon St.6'34 Sr11.68
23Brown, JaylenUCLA/maybe6'71 Fr8.3
28Poeltl, Jakob 42Utah7'02 So7.97
52Hawkinson, Josh 24Washington St.6'103 Jr7.26
66Rabb, IvanCalifornia6'91 Fr6.71
85Scott, Josh 40Colorado6'104 Sr6.47
90Bell, Jordan 1Oregon6'72 So6.41
91Chapman, Brekkott 0Utah6'82 So6.4
92Alford, Bryce 20UCLA6'33 Jr6.37
107Smith, RayArizona6'71 Fr6.09
115Trier, AllonzoArizona6'31 Fr5.93
140Andrews, Andrew 12Washington6'24 Sr5.73
186Brooks, Dillon 24Oregon6'52 So5.23
204Dime, MalikWashington6'93 Jr5.1
238Aaron, Shaqquan 21Washington/maybe6'72 So4.9
243Dotson, DamyeanOregon6'53 Jr4.85
274Wallace, Tyrone 3California6'54 Sr4.68
303York, Gabe 1Arizona6'34 Sr4.47
315Dorsey, TylerOregon6'41 Fr4.4
317Stewart, Elijah 30Southern California6'52 So4.4
327Gordon, Wesley 1Colorado6'93 Jr4.32
337McLaughlin, Jordan 11Southern California6'12 So4.26
347Simon, JustinArizona6'51 Fr4.21
374Tucker, Dakarai 14Utah6'54 Sr4.08
387Jackson-Cartwright, Parker 0Arizona5'82 So4
396Guzonjic, KenanColorado6'83 Jr4
399Mathews, Jordan 24California6'33 Jr3.98
403Cook, Elgin 23Oregon6'64 Sr3.98
404Jacobs, Julian 12Southern California6'43 Jr3.97
435Goodman, Savon 11Arizona St.6'63 Jr3.84
447Benjamin, Dwayne 0Oregon6'74 Sr3.8
455Benson, Casey 2Oregon6'32 So3.78
459Loveridge, Jordan 21Utah6'64 Sr3.74
481Tarczewski, Kaleb 35Arizona7'04 Sr3.61
495Ali, PrinceUCLA6'41 Fr3.56
550Parker, Tony 23UCLA6'94 Sr3.37
551Comanche, ChanceArizona6'101 Fr3.36
554Allen, Marcus 15Stanford6'33 Jr3.34
584Ristic, Dusan 14Arizona7'02 So3.24
606Welsh, Thomas 40UCLA7'02 So3.19

These are the top 40 players in the conference based on the rankings at www.valueaddbasketball.com. The team rankings are 50% based on the sum of each team’s Value Add ratings and 50% based on last year (since better teams typically replenish after losing stars). With over 4000 players projected in the database, we WELCOME all corrections in the comments field.

Value Add was first introduced on www.crackedsidewalks.com, and calculates how many points better each player is worth to his team over how good they would be if he was replaced. The projections measure the standard improvement in a player between his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and the evaluation of incoming freshman and JUCO players.

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