Welcome to the positional rankings for the upcoming 2013-14 college basketball season. Consider this a cheat sheet to get familiar with some of the best players around the country.
We're starting with the centers, because it's the slimmest pickings in the middle. Getting the center label these days is almost an insult. Why be a center when you could step out to the three-point line as a "stretch 4?"
Many teams play two power forwards up front and you'll find a lot of rosters without one guy listed at center.
So before you get peeved that the guy you thought should have been on this list isn't, you might want to wait for the power forwards to come out.
We'll release the top 20 guys at each spot and finish off with the top 100 players in the country. This is not a prediction of where each guy will go in the NBA Draft and the players have not been judged entirely off past accomplishments. The rankings were made based on value in the college game this season. Obviously, these are predictions.
Before we get to the 20 best centers, here's the schedule for the rest of the rankings.
Oct. 30: Power Forwards
Nov. 1: Small Forwards
Nov. 4: Shooting Guards
Nov. 6: Point Guards
Nov. 8: Top 100
All advanced stats, unless otherwise noted, come from KenPom.com (subscription needed).