Fox Sports’ Big East Trails Only Big 12 and ACC in Elite Players
Fox Sports’ gamble on Big East basketball still results in a small fraction of ESPN’s viewership, but in addition to the defending national champion (Villanova) and Value Add player (Josh Hart), the conference boasts elite players.
When looking at the top 5 percent of all players this season, the Value Add Top 200, the ACC (27) and Big Ten (21) lead the way, followed by the Big 12 (19) and then Big East (16). The Big 12 and Big East each have only 10 teams, meaning the average teams in those smaller conferences average 1.9 and 1.6 Top 200 players.
By that count the Big East is one of the top four conferences, ahead of the other Power 6 conferences (SEC and Pac 12), with the Atlantic 10 and American Athletic (the former Big East football teams) not far behind.
Below is the ranking of conferences by Top 200 players per team, with the rank of the top player in each conference listed as well.
|Conf||Top 200 Players||Teams||Per Team||Top Value Add Player in Conference|
B1219101.92, Frank Mason #0, Kansas
ACC27151.83, Luke Kennard #5, Duke
BE16101.61, Josh Hart #3, Villanova
B1021141.515, Malcolm Hill #21, Illinois
SEC15141.17, Yante Maten #1, Georgia
P1212121.08, Markelle Fultz #20, Washington
A1012140.96, Jaylen Adams #10, St. Bonaventure
Amer9110.811, Dedric Lawson #1, Memphis
Sum590.613, Dexter Werner #40, North Dakota St.
WCC590.634, Jock Landale #34, St. Mary’s
BSth5100.574, MaCio Teague #31, UNC Asheville
MAC5120.419, Marcus Keene #3, Central Michigan
MWC5120.456, Marcus Marshall #1, Nevada
CAA4100.417, TJ Williams #10, Northeastern
MVC4100.44, Jeremy Morgan #20, Northern Iowa
SC4100.425, Justin Tuoyo #5, Chattanooga
ASun380.45, Dallas Moore #14, North Florida
Ivy380.460, Steven Cook #25, Princeton
MAAC4110.4103, Tyler Nelson #3, Fairfield
AE390.3140, Lucas Woodhouse #34, Stony Brook
CUSA4140.363, Giddy Potts #20, Middle Tennessee
WAC280.336, Dewayne Russell #0, Grand Canyon
Slnd3130.268, Erik Thomas #14, New Orleans
Pat2100.2108, Tim Kempton #32, Lehigh
SWAC2100.2148, Yettra Specks #3, Jackson St.
OVC2120.278, Evan Bradds #35, Belmont
SB2120.284, Ike Smith #3, Georgia Southern
BW190.1170, Brynton Lemar #0, UC Davis
Horz1100.110, Alec Peters #25, Valparaiso
BSky0120.0204, James McGee #14, Southern Utah
MEAC0130.0223, Eric Eaves #22, South Carolina St.
NEC0100.0292, Austin Nehls #10, Central Connecticut