This week’s update of the kPOY sees Nolan Smith move into second as he continues his high-usage, efficient play, which is especially impressive considering Kyle Singler continues to misfire on a frequent basis. Meanwhile, Jared Sullinger posted a meager 11 and 2 in a win over Michigan State and then a more kPOY-like 25 and 6 in the loss to Purdue. But whatever gains Sullinger made with the numbers against the Boilermakers were offset with the disappointing team performance. The result is that Jimmer Fredette has increased his lead from last week. But he may be hobbled tonight against Colorado State, so stay tuned.

(Standings through Sunday’s games. For those new here, this is an explanation of the kPOY.)

1. Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young (Rating of .554, last week: 1st)
2. Nolan Smith, Duke (.529, LW: 3rd)
3. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St. (.512, LW: 2nd)
4. JaJuan Johnson, Purdue (.480, LW: 6th)
5. Jon Leuer, Wisconsin (.474, LW: 4th)
6. Jordan Hamilton, Texas (.461, LW: 5th)
7. Terrence Jones, Kentucky (.434, LW: 7th)
8. E’Twaun Moore, Purdue (.411, LW: NR)
9. Kawhi Leonard, San Diego St. (.409, LW: 9th)
10. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin (.408, LW: 8th)