Wooden Watch: Ranking the Top 25 Candidates at Week 14

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Wooden Watch: Ranking the Top 25 Candidates at Week 14
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Just as it's been hard to identify a clear favorite in the NCAA title chase, so too has the postseason award picture taken on a muddled tone.

Naturally, there's some relation between the two. Kentucky's dominance last season drove fans and pundits on a straight line to star forward Anthony Davis. Four years earlier, the same process played out for North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough.

What we have this year instead is a class of players—somewhere between three and five strong, depending on your generosity—with a chance to state their respective cases over the season's remaining month. And even within that, there's room for a late bloomer to cloud matters further.

So while we don't have an alpha dog to heap praise upon, we do have ourselves one heck of a debate. And it continues in the slides ahead.


Note: All tempo-free stats courtesy of KenPom.com and current as of publication. All per-game stats courtesy of ESPN.com, updated Feb. 7.

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