Current Ratings Reveal Top 16 All-Conference Basketball Teams

Here are the top 16 All-Conference basketball teams. The 160 players on this list have beaten up on other conferences to push their conference's ranking as high as possible so that as many teams as possible make the NCAA tournament to get the conference more than $1 million per bid and per game won once in the tournament.

The Value Add Basketball system for ranking each player will first be revealed here at Breitbart Sports, and then appear on www.valueaddbasketball.com within 48 hours. Before running through the 10 best players on each of the top 16 conferences, I have to give honorable mentions to the Summit League for one of the best in Nate Wolters (25th best player in the US, South Dakota St.) and one of the top duos in Ceola Clark and Terell Parks from Western Illinois. Also, kudos to the Ivy League for having five teams represented with players among the top 10% (Ian Hummer Princeton, Brian Barbour Columbia, Shonn Miller Cornell and Wesley Saunders, Laurent Rivard and Siyani Chambers of Harvard).

However, the following "Sweet 16" conferences are even deeper and this is where we believe they would finish if each team fielded an All-Conference team and played the 32 basketball conferences. 16. Mid American Conference Zeke Marshall takes Akron to another level and gives them a slight edge over last year's tournament darling Ohio. Both teams could make the NCAA this year.

Rnk MAC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
16 Zeke Marshall Akron 7' 0 Sr 5.31 -2.45 0.50 8.26
115 Javon McCrea Buffalo 6' 7" Jr 3.84 -2.01   5.85
158 Chris Evans Kent St. 6' 8" Sr 3.64 -1.66   5.30
164 Rian Pearson Toledo 6' 4" Jr 3.32 -1.42 0.50 5.24
205 Brian Walsh Akron 6' 5" Jr 3.41 -0.92 0.50 4.82
239 Jon Smith Ohio 6' 6" Jr 2.56 -1.89   4.45
352 Reggie Keely Ohio 6' 9" Sr 2.66 -0.98   3.64
356 Richaun Holmes Bowling Green 6' 8" So 1.76 -1.86   3.62
372 Nick Harney Akron 6' 7" Jr 2.66 -0.89   3.55
375 Shayne Whittington Western Michigan 6' 10" Jr 2.51 -1.03   3.54
                48.26
15 Southland This will surprise people because the conference as a whole is not anywhere near the top half of conferences. However, when it comes to an All-Conference team, they have an incredible three top 100 players led by Taylor Smith who makes Stephen F. Austin the favorite.
Rnk Slnd All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
59 Taylor Smith Stephen F. Austin 6' 6" Sr 3.13 -3.57   6.70
76 Jalan West Northwestern St. 5' 10" Fr 3.53 -2.40 0.50 6.43
95 Warren Niles Oral Roberts 6' 5" Sr 6.79 1.18 0.50 6.11
114 DeQuan Hicks Northwestern St. 6' 7" Jr 3.51 -2.35   5.86
194 Damen Bell-Holter Oral Roberts 6' 9" Sr 4.22 -0.69   4.91
303 Desharick Guidry McNeese St. 6' 5" So 2.14 -1.37 0.50 4.01
306 Kevin Hardy McNeese St. 6' 2" So 1.72 -1.78 0.50 4.00
378 James Hulbin Northwestern St. 6' 8" Sr 2.06 -1.47   3.53
562 Shamir Davis Northwestern St. 6' 0 Sr 1.91 0.18 1.00 2.74
594 Thomas Walkup Stephen F. Austin 6' 4" Fr 1.42 -0.70 0.50 2.63
                46.89
14. Big South Likewise, there are no NCAA-level of even NIT-level teams here, but just three fantastic top 100 players that would give any opposing All-Conference team a battle. Anthony Raff and Arlon Harper give Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern a chance to win the Southern Division and the conference.
Rnk BSth All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
71 Anthony Raffa Coastal Carolina 6' 1" Sr 5.10 -0.38 1.00 6.48
89 Arlon Harper Charleston Southern 6' 1" So 4.27 -0.99 1.00 6.26
93 Jeremy Atkinson NC Asheville 6' 4" Sr 4.42 -0.75 1.00 6.17
166 Keith Hornsby NC Asheville 6' 4" So 4.63 -0.10 0.50 5.23
197 John Brown High Point 6' 7" Fr 2.86 -2.02   4.88
203 Kevin Hartley Gardner Webb 6' 6" Sr 2.07 -2.76   4.83
228 Saah Nimley Charleston Southern 5' 8" So 4.02 0.50 1.00 4.52
247 Kierre Greenwood Coastal Carolina 6' 2" Sr 3.41 0.07 1.00 4.34
274 Cedrick Bowen Charleston Southern 6' 5" So 4.50 0.33   4.17
435 Stan Okoye Virginia Military Inst 6' 6" Sr 2.62 -0.20 0.50 3.31
                50.18
13. Patriot The Patriot had the best one-two punch of any mid-major with All-American candidates Mike Muscala, who dominated Missouri last week to become the 2nd best player in the country, and CJ McCollum of Lehigh, who was unfortunately lost for the season due to injury last week.
Rnk Pat All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
2 Mike Muscala Bucknell 6' 11" Sr 7.70 -2.71   10.41
17 CJ McCollum Lehigh 6' 3" Sr 5.56 -1.18 1.50 8.25
121 Holden Greiner Lehigh 6' 8" Sr 3.89 -1.83   5.72
178 Dave Dudzinski Holy Cross 6' 9" Jr 4.36 -0.77   5.13
221 Tony Johnson Lafayette 6' 0 Sr 3.01 -0.13 1.50 4.64
223 Gabe Knutson Lehigh 6' 9" Sr 4.64 0.03   4.61
345 Ella Ellis Army 6' 7" Sr 4.21 0.52   3.69
360 Cameron Ayers Bucknell 6' 5" Jr 3.67 0.57 0.50 3.60
394 Bryson Johnson Bucknell 6' 2" Sr 4.12 1.17 0.50 3.45
418 Joe Willman Bucknell 6' 7" Sr 2.90 -0.48   3.39
                52.89
12. Missouri Valley Conference If Doug McDermott ends up competiting for player of the year Creighton could go far, because Grant Gibbs and Gregory Echenique provide one of the best trios in the country. While they have no All-Conference players, Wichita State is very balances and should also make the tournament.
Rnk MVC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
14 Jake Odum Indiana St. 6' 4" Jr 4.89 -1.91 1.50 8.31
41 Doug McDermott Creighton 6' 8" Jr 7.17 0.19   6.99
126 Grant Gibbs Creighton 6' 5" Sr 4.31 -0.34 1.00 5.65
138 Gregory Echenique Creighton 6' 9" Sr 3.75 -1.81   5.55
181 Dyricus Simms-Edwards Bradley 6' 3" Sr 1.32 -2.75 1.00 5.07
209 Jackie Carmichael Illinois St. 6' 9" Sr 2.43 -2.32   4.74
225 Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa 6' 8" So 3.26 -1.33   4.59
240 Jake Koch Northern Iowa 6' 9" Sr 2.14 -2.31   4.44
250 Cleanthony Early Wichita St. 6' 8" Jr 4.45 0.14   4.31
269 Jeff Early Southern Illinois 6' 1" Sr 3.25 -0.46 0.50 4.20
                53.86
11. Conference USA Keith Clanton and Michael Craig are dominant enough to give Central Florida and Southern Miss a shot at the title with Memphis not living up to expectations so far.
Rnk CUSA All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
54 Keith Clanton Central Florida 6' 9" Sr 5.22 -1.58   6.80
61 Michael Craig Southern Mississippi 6' 5" Jr 3.61 -2.54 0.50 6.65
98 Joe Jackson Memphis 6' 1" Jr 4.20 -0.33 1.50 6.03
99 Maurice Kemp East Carolina 6' 8" Sr 4.38 -1.65   6.03
123 Arsalan Kazemi Rice 6' 7" Sr 2.27 -3.41   5.68
160 D.J. Stephens Memphis 6' 5" Sr 2.70 -2.57   5.27
196 Isaiah Sykes Central Florida 6' 5" Jr 2.13 -1.26 1.50 4.88
232 Neil Watson Southern Mississippi 5' 11" Jr 2.29 -0.71 1.50 4.50
254 Jalen Jones Southern Methodist 6' 6" So 3.23 -1.04   4.28
264 John Bohannon Texas El Paso 6' 10" Jr 2.32 -1.89   4.22
                54.34
10. West Coast Gonzaga is loaded again with three top 150 players that can battle with anyone, and if you gave them St. Mary's Matthew Dellavedova to run the show and BYU's Brandon Davis and you have great All-Conference team. Those three teams could have a great conference race, and Santa Clara will be strong as well.
Rnk WCC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
42 Elias Harris Gonzaga 6' 8" Sr 5.29 -1.68   6.97
64 Matthew Dellavedova St. Mary's 6' 4" Sr 7.18 2.10 1.50 6.58
97 Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga 7' 0 Jr 5.43 -0.62   6.05
105 Brandon Davies Brigham Young 6' 9" Sr 3.92 -2.05   5.97
132 Kevin Pangos Gonzaga 6' 2" So 4.88 0.27 1.00 5.61
137 Marc Trasolini Santa Clara 6' 9" Sr 4.66 -0.90   5.56
143 Tyler Haws Brigham Young 6' 5" So 5.05 0.04 0.50 5.51
188 Kevin Foster (SC) Santa Clara 6' 2" Sr 3.49 -1.52   5.01
204 Christopher Anderson San Diego 5' 7" So 1.83 -1.50 1.50 4.83
243 Anthony Ireland Loyola Marymount 5' 10" Jr 3.36 0.47 1.50 4.39
                56.48
9. Ohio Valley Putting Belmont and Murray State in the same conference creates an incredible pro-conference team even though the rest of the conference is not as strong. Both will be in the tournament and capable of winning tournament games.
Rnk OVC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
29 Ian Clark Belmont 6' 3" Sr 5.44 -1.56 0.50 7.50
34 Isaiah Canaan Murray St. 6' 1" Sr 6.59 0.79 1.50 7.30
43 Ed Daniel Murray St. 6' 7" Sr 4.41 -2.55   6.96
102 Blake Jenkins Belmont 6' 7" Jr 3.81 -2.20   6.01
134 Jud Dillard Tennessee Tech 6' 5" Sr 4.85 0.27 1.00 5.58
139 Glenn Cosey Eastern Kentucky 6' 0 Jr 4.34 -0.71 0.50 5.55
150 Kerron Johnson Belmont 6' 1" Sr 1.99 -1.96 1.50 5.45
226 Mike DiNunno Eastern Kentucky 5' 11" Sr 3.93 0.36 1.00 4.56
295 J.J. Mann Belmont 6' 6" Jr 1.26 -2.78   4.04
319 Trevor Noack Belmont 6' 7" Sr 2.74 -1.18   3.92
                56.86
8. Atlantic 10 While VCU is hte class of the league and could almost take on a conference by themselves with four top 200 players. They have Elite 8 potential, and the conference has seven teams that could fight for bids.
Rnk A10 All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
53 Ramon Galloway La Salle 6' 3" Sr 3.58 -2.24 1.00 6.82
58 Briante Weber Virginia Commonwealth 6' 2" So 2.10 -4.63   6.73
91 Juvonte Reddic Virginia Commonwealth 6' 9" Jr 3.47 -2.75   6.22
100 Darien Brothers Richmond 6' 3" Sr 5.82 0.30 0.50 6.03
110 C.J. Aiken Saint Joseph's 6' 9" Jr 3.76 -2.13   5.89
140 Treveon Graham Virginia Commonwealth 6' 5" So 5.21 -0.34   5.55
144 Andrew Smith (But) Butler 6' 11" Sr 5.20 -0.31   5.51
157 Langston Galloway Saint Joseph's 6' 2" Jr 4.41 -0.39 0.50 5.30
182 Darius Theus Virginia Commonwealth 6' 3" Sr 1.05 -2.50 1.50 5.05
235 Carl Jones Saint Joseph's 5' 11" Sr 2.93 -0.56 1.00 4.49
              A10 57.59
7. Pac 10 Shabazz Muhammad missed the first few games to put UCLA behind schedule, but he will break this top 10 and UCLA can peak late. Arizona boasts the best player in Nick Johnson, and with Oregon able to end their unbeaten strength last night the Pac 12 is back with a good shot at five or so bids after two off years.
Rnk P12 All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
38 Nick Johnson Arizona 6' 3" So 4.05 -1.99 1.00 7.04
40 Andre Roberson Colorado 6' 7" Jr 2.51 -4.49   6.99
47 Allen Crabbe California 6' 6" Jr 6.21 -0.73   6.94
60 Jordan Adams UCLA 6' 5" Fr 5.25 -0.93 0.50 6.68
88 Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado 6' 5" So 4.41 -0.86 1.00 6.26
120 Solomon Hill Arizona 6' 7" Sr 5.08 -0.67   5.75
165 Carrick Felix Arizona St. 6' 6" Sr 3.32 -1.91   5.23
186 Eric Moreland Oregon St. 6' 10" So 2.64 -2.39   5.02
198 Dwight Powell Stanford 6' 10" Jr 3.22 -1.65   4.87
200 Justin Cobbs California 6' 2" Jr 2.91 -0.44 1.50 4.86
                59.65
6. Mountain West Conference The MWC is right up in the mix for best conference with six teams with a good shot at a bid. Wyoming, where the jumpshot was invented in a national championship run in the 1940s, is one of five teams with a top 100 player in the conference.
Rnk MWC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
19 Anthony Bennett Nevada Las Vegas 6' 8" Fr 6.43 -1.77   8.20
30 Leonard Washington Wyoming 6' 7" Sr 3.84 -3.61   7.46
39 Chase Tapley San Diego St. 6' 3" Sr 5.17 -1.36 0.50 7.03
48 Derrick Marks Boise St. 6' 3" So 4.21 -1.17 1.50 6.88
72 Jamaal Franklin San Diego St. 6' 5" Jr 3.38 -3.10   6.48
117 Colton Iverson Colorado St. 6' 10" Sr 5.10 -0.68   5.78
135 Jeff Elorriaga Boise St. 6' 2" Jr 5.70 0.62 0.50 5.58
145 Luke Martinez Wyoming 6' 4" Sr 3.51 -1.50 0.50 5.50
146 Ryan Watkins Boise St. 6' 9" Jr 4.32 -1.17   5.49
155 Pierce Hornung Colorado St. 6' 5" Sr 3.98 -0.85 0.50 5.33
                63.73
5. Southeastern Despite the great trio of teams in Kentucky, Florida and Missouri, the SEC has been a disappointment so far with Mississippi the only additional standout. However, even though they are not as strong top to bottom, the SEC once again has tons of top line talent that would make a great All-Conference team. Another Kentucky freshman is battling for player of the year, but Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may be the favorite right now.
Rnk SEC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
18 Nerlens Noel Kentucky 6' 10" Fr 2.20 -6.04   8.24
20 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia 6' 5" So 4.00 -3.07 1.00 8.07
24 Trevor Releford Alabama 6' 0 Jr 5.97 -1.00 1.00 7.97
49 Kenny Boynton Florida 6' 2" Sr 5.48 -0.40 1.00 6.88
57 Laurence Bowers Missouri 6' 8" Sr 5.91 -0.81   6.73
66 Erik Murphy Florida 6' 10" Sr 5.88 -0.64   6.52
90 Reginald Buckner Mississippi 6' 9" Sr 3.26 -2.98   6.24
104 Anthony Hickey Louisiana St. 5' 11" So 2.06 -2.41 1.50 5.97
106 Patric Young Florida 6' 9" Jr 3.37 -2.60   5.97
112 Trevor Lacey Alabama 6' 3" So 3.68 -1.68 0.50 5.87
                68.47
4. Big 12 When a 10-team conference has three of the best 11 players in the country, they can go up against anyone. Kansas has even more support behind their super trio, but the one-two punch of No. 7 Pierre Jackson and 11th ranked Cory Jefferson gives Baylor a shot and together they would make a great All-Conference team.
Rnk B12 All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
7 Pierre Jackson Baylor 5' 10" Sr 6.57 -1.10 1.00 8.66
9 Marcus Smart Oklahoma St. 6' 4" Fr 3.19 -4.44 1.00 8.63
11 Cory Jefferson Baylor 6' 9" Jr 6.70 -1.74   8.43
21 Ben McLemore Kansas 6' 5" Fr 6.25 -1.28 0.50 8.03
28 Jeff Withey Kansas 7' 0 Sr 3.66 -4.01   7.68
37 Romero Osby Oklahoma 6' 8" Sr 5.36 -1.75   7.11
74 Travis Releford Kansas 6' 6" Sr 6.12 -0.35   6.47
149 Tyrus McGee Iowa St. 6' 2" Sr 4.89 -0.57   5.45
152 Markel Brown Oklahoma St. 6' 3" Jr 2.57 -1.81 1.00 5.38
172 Rodney McGruder Kansas St. 6' 4" Sr 3.07 -1.60 0.50 5.17
                71.01
3. Atlantic Coast Mason Plumlee feel just slightly from the top ranking to No. 3, but with three of the top six players in the country an All-Conference ACC team is almost in a three-way tie for the toughest All-Conference team to beat. Duke fans love being on top - and having several other teams between them and a rebuilding UNC.
Rnk ACC All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
3 Mason Plumlee Duke 6' 10" Sr 5.96 -3.98   9.94
5 Erick Green Virginia Tech 6' 3" Sr 7.92 0.22 1.50 9.20
6 Quinn Cook Duke 6' 1" So 4.71 -3.03 1.00 8.74
13 Ryan Kelly Duke 6' 11" Sr 6.05 -2.26   8.31
46 Richard Howell North Carolina St. 6' 8" Sr 5.31 -1.64   6.95
51 Reggie Bullock North Carolina 6' 7" Jr 6.01 -0.85   6.86
65 Akil Mitchell Virginia 6' 8" Jr 3.58 -2.95   6.53
67 Lorenzo Brown North Carolina St. 6' 5" Jr 3.36 -1.64 1.50 6.51
69 Shane Larkin Miami FL 5' 11" So 3.85 -2.14 0.50 6.49
92 Okaro White Florida St. 6' 8" Jr 4.39 -1.78   6.17
              ACC 75.70
2. Big Ten Michigan's Trey Burke is the new Sheriff in town as the top player in the country. While the just miss No. 1 for the best All-Conference team, the Big Ten is clearly the top conference top to bottom so far this year.
Rnk B10 All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
1 Trey Burke Michigan 6' 0 So 9.82 0.21 1.50 11.11
12 Cody Zeller Indiana 7' 0 So 5.80 -2.62   8.42
23 Victor Oladipo Indiana 6' 5" Jr 4.18 -3.30 0.50 7.98
32 Jordan Hulls Indiana 6' 0 Sr 5.22 -0.67 1.50 7.39
33 Austin Hollins Minnesota 6' 4" Jr 4.63 -2.20 0.50 7.32
35 Deshaun Thomas Ohio St. 6' 7" Jr 6.73 -0.54   7.27
52 Keith Appling Michigan St. 6' 1" Jr 4.09 -1.25 1.50 6.85
56 Jared Berggren Wisconsin 6' 10" Sr 5.36 -1.37   6.74
63 Andre Hollins Minnesota 6' 1" So 5.13 -1.47   6.60
83 Brandon Paul Illinois 6' 4" Sr 4.69 -1.67   6.36
              B10 76.04
1. Big East The Big East is having a great curtain call as the talk has moved to the Catholic 7 starting next year. The All-Conference team nudges out the Big Ten and ACC in Value Add by a tiny margin, though in fact the 6-foot-9 Jack Cooley from Notre Dame might have trouble in a real matchup with this line-up since the other five starters would all be 6-foot-1 or smaller. in practice, they would have to get Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams and perhaps Marquette's big man Davante Gardner (290 pounds, 84% from the line)in some mix with all the great guards on the court. Watch out for Peyton Siva, who last year hung around in the top 200 before kicking into high gear for the tournaments. He forms a deadly duo with Russ Smith, who some consider a Player of the Year prospect.
Rnk BE All-Conference Team Ht Yr Off Def PG/Per Value Add
4 Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6' 1" Jr 5.67 -2.61 1.50 9.78
10 Bryce Cotton Providence 6' 1" Jr 7.17 0.10 1.50 8.57
15 Jack Cooley Notre Dame 6' 9" Sr 6.84 -1.42   8.26
22 Russ Smith Louisville 6' 0 Jr 4.15 -2.84 1.00 7.99
26 Cashmere Wright Cincinnati 6' 0 Sr 4.61 -1.73 1.50 7.84
27 Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse 6' 6" So 3.01 -3.72 1.00 7.72
31 Peyton Siva Louisville 6' 0 Sr 3.87 -2.05 1.50 7.42
55 Myles Mack Rutgers 5' 9" So 5.23 -1.06 0.50 6.78
68 Sean Kilpatrick Cincinnati 6' 4" Jr 3.88 -1.62 1.00 6.50
70 Davante Gardner Marquette 6' 8" Jr 5.33 -1.15   6.48
                77.35

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