Top 10 tourney impact players

Shane Larkin's ability to both score and pass makes him vital to Miami's tournament chances. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

All season long, we've been ranking the top 25 impact players in college basketball. But heading into the NCAA tournament, we decided to look at the players with the potential to have the biggest impact in the NCAAs.

Don't fill out your brackets before reading up on these 10 players who could affect the tourney from the first weekend to the Final Four.

1. Shane Larkin

Point guard | Sophomore | Miami Hurricanes

If you looked out on the court at the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C., this past weekend, you had to rub your eyes to make sure you were watching Shane Larkin and not Chris Paul. He was that good. Since late January, he has been arguably one of the two or three best point guards in the country.