The rigors of conference play are taking a major toll on the stars in these college basketball freshman power rankings. Most of the top first-year players are experiencing much tougher sledding against experienced, athletic league opposition.
One young standout who has bucked that trend is Indiana’s Noah Vonleh. His Hoosiers are scuffling in Big Ten action, but Vonleh has been just as impressive against the likes of Wisconsin and Illinois as he was against Samford and North Florida.
Read on to find out where he lands in our latest assessment of the nation’s best first-year talents. Although season-long performance does still play a primary role in these rankings, a player’s recent production is weighted to account for the tougher competition.