Because it's the start of a new week, and because I've been doing this at the start of the last few weeks, here are BYU Basketball's updated numbers of note:
Top Three Teams in the WCC (national college basketball ratings/rankings)
|Team||AP Top 25||Coaches' Top 25||Palm RPI||Sagarin||Pomeroy|
BYU's Ranking in National Statistical Categories, Top 50 (NCAA and Ken Pomeroy stats through 1/29/12; *indicates stats from kenpom.com)
|Scoring Offense||18th||79.0 ppg|
|Scoring Margin||18th||13.1 ppg|
|Rebound Margin||30th||+5.9 reb/gm|
|Defensive Efficiency*||41st||92.1 rtg|
Note: BYU dropped out of the top 50 in FG% Defense (43rd last week), Offensive Efficiency (49th last week) and 3PFG% (32nd last week).
Noah Hartsock is also 19th in FG% (58.2), and just outside the top 50 at 57th in points per game (17.5).
Points Available Percentages for BYU Players (as of 1/30/12)
|Rank||Player||Points||Points Available||PAP (%)||PAP last week (%)||PAP Up or Down from last week (%)||Rank last week||Rank Up or Down from last week|
Note: players must play at least 10 minutes per game to be ranked; not ranked are Josh Sharp (49.2), Nick Martineau (39.1), Damarcus Harrison (33.0) and Chris Collinsworth (0.0)
BYU's current team PAP is 49.2%; 1896 of 3856 possible points, down from 50.0% last week.
Over the last two weeks, or four games (since the win at USD on Jan. 16), every ranked player except Noah Hartsock has seen a decrease in his PAP number. Hartsock has gone from 59.9% post-USD to 61.2% today. Hartsock's fellow starters:
Last spring, BYU lost out on a Western Nebraska juco product, as Hauns Brereton opted to attend Hawaii instead of playing for Dave Rose and the Cougars. Less than a year later, Rose has landed a Western Nebraska shooting star with ties to Utah County, obtaining a verbal commitment from Springville HS graduate Raul Delgado.