Jared Sullinger takes back first place after a week in which his team made a case as the best in the nation while he poured in 27 and 16 at Illinois. Sullinger didn’t post huge numbers in last night’s rout of Purdue (which isn’t considered in the standings below), going for 17 and 7 in 27 minutes, but the magnitude of the win means that he is establishing himself as the best player on the best team in the land. That’s going to be a tough combination to beat in the kPOY, although Jimmer Fredette will get a chance to respond tonight against San Diego State.

(Standings through Sunday’s games.)

1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St. (Rating of .511, Last week: 4th)
2. Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young (.503, LW: 1st)
3. Terrence Jones, Kentucky (.498, LW: 3rd)
4. Kemba Walker, Connecticut (.494, LW: 7th)
5. Jon Leuer, Wisconsin (.494, LW: 6th)
6. JaJuan Johnson, Purdue (.482, LW: 2nd)
7. Jordan Hamilton, Texas (.471, LW: NR)
8. Nolan Smith, Duke (.469, LW: 5th)
9. Derrick Williams, Arizona (.425, LW: 10th)
10. E’Twaun Moore, Purdue (.412, LW 9th)