It's a good thing the Freshman of the Year competition isn't treated like a presidential primary, or by this point we'd have already called the race for the winner, and all remaining attention would be on second place. That's how much of a lead LSU's Ben Simmons has on the field as we head into the final weeks of the regular season.
And with Simmons' Tigers looking more and more like an NCAA tournament team, it doesn't appear that the rest of the top freshmen in the country will have as much of a chance to make ground with big performances in March.
Still, nothing is set in stone at this point, as several notable first-year players are starting to come on strong as the season reaches the stretch run. Since our last rankings came out two weeks ago there has been plenty of movement behind Simmons.
Please note, these rankings are just comparing freshmen to each other, not comparing them to the rest of college basketball. Nor is it meant to indicate their draft stock, even in the case of players who are almost sure to be one-and-done guys.
Check out the latest rankings, then give us your thoughts in the comments section.