*Editor's Note: 8/16* With all the feedback received on Twitter, Reddit and other forums to our Top 100 player rankings over the last 24 hours, we responded to some popular critiques and broader comments with more detailed explanations behind our rationale and thought process. We can't emphasize enough how much we love reading all the reactions, so thanks again for taking the time to go through these.
After reading too many top player lists that seemed to be written by those who never actually watched college basketball (yes, that is a very specific subtweet), we decided to jump into the game. Matt, Ky, and Jim each assembled our own top 125 list; then, using a HIGHLY scientific scoring system (rank of 1 = 125 points, 2 = 124 points, ..., 125 = 1 point), we consolidated our rankings into the master list of 100 you see below.
Parameters for ranking were simple: we tried to guess who would be the best players in college in 2018-19. No NBA implications, no "he'll be amazing in two years" - one season only. Some players we were spot on (we had a consensus number 1!), while some players caused great turmoil amidst the Weave. We settled these disputes through hand-to-hand combat, like any normal sports website would.
Without further ado, here is 3MW's first annual Top 100 Player Rankings:
Others receiving Top 100 votes (alphabetical by first name): Alpha Diallo (Providence), Anthony Lamb (Vermont), Brad Davison (Wisconsin), Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga), Chris Clarke (Virginia Tech), CJ Bryce (NC State), CJ Massinburg (Buffalo), Deshon Taylor (Fresno State), Desmond Bane (TCU), JaQuan Lyle (New Mexico), Justin Simon (St. John's), Kaleb Wesson (Ohio St.), Kenny Williams (UNC), Kevin Porter (USC), KJ Lawson (Kansas), Markis McDuffie (Wichita State), Matt Mooney (Texas Tech), Mike Watkins (Penn State), Miye Oni (Yale), Myles Powell (Seton Hall), Naji Marshall (Xavier), Nick Weiler-Babb (Iowa State), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech), Phil Cofer (Florida State), Quade Green (Kentucky), Quentin Grimes (Kansas), Shelton Mitchell (Clemson), Simi Shittu (Vanderbilt), Tookie Brown (Georgia Southern), Tre Jones (Duke), Trent Frazier (Illinois), Vasa Pusica (Northeastern)