Even with teams settled into their February conference-play routines, there are still surprises to be found in our college basketball freshman power rankings. As the big names at the top jockey for position, there’s room left below for some new faces to break into the top 20.
One of those newcomers is Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor. The unheralded Longhorns have surprised pretty much everyone with their climb to No. 15 in the AP poll, and their young floor leader deserves a big share of the credit.
Where does Taylor’s hot streak land him in this week’s rankings? Read on to see where he debuts, along with the rest of the 20 most impressive first-year stars in college hoops.
Dropping out this week: Anthony "Cat" Barber (N.C. State), Devin Williams (West Virginia), Zach LaVine (UCLA)