Slight changes at the top of the standings this week. Jimmer Fredette takes over first, largely on the strength of his team’s 38-point win at Air Force (who is probably better than you think). Fredette somehow logged 35 minutes in that one. Perhaps Dave Rose is angling for the kPOY? Nolan Smith moves into third after his performance in the 79-73 win over UNC. A performance that gets an extra boost in the kPOY when you consider how awful his teammates not named Seth Curry were.

(Standings through Sunday’s games.)

1. Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young (Rating of .542, last week: 2nd)
2. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St. (.523, LW: 1st)
3. Nolan Smith, Duke (.503, LW: 4th)
4. Jon Leuer, Wisconsin (.480, LW: 3rd)
5. Jordan Hamilton, Texas (.470, LW: 5th)
6. JaJuan Johnson, Purdue (.462, LW: 7th)
7. Terrence Jones, Kentucky (.453, LW: 6th)
8. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin (.425, LW: 9th)
9. Kawhi Leonard, San Diego St. (.400, LW: 10th)
10. Derrick Williams, Arizona (.386, LW: NR)

As a bonus, here are the top five freshman using the kPOY formula. Noteworthy is Harrison Barnes’ appearance in the top five. It’s partly a reflection of the weak freshman class. But his offensive rating recently cracked 100, and while he’ll never meet pre-season expectations, I think it’s time to put his freshman campaign in the respectable category.

1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St. (.523)
2. Terrence Jones, Kentucky (.453)
3. Tristan Thompson, Texas (.309)
4. Brandon Knight, Kentucky (.267)
5. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (.212)