As league play for the major conferences approaches, we now have enough data and games played to compile legitimate National Player of the Year rankings.
Many players find themselves on this list due to steady play over the past month-and-a-half, while others have truly had a statement game to put themselves in the national spotlight.
Unsurprisingly, every player on this list plays for a team currently inside the AP Top 25, including seven in the top 10.
The list features four seniors, two juniors, three sophomores and one freshmen. Two players do not play for a big-six conference team.
Here is our first Wooden Watch, ranking this year's top candidates to take home National Player of the Year honors.