Trey Burke takes over top spot

After missing the first 12 games of the season, Trey Burke is on the rise in Utah ... and in our rankings. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Our rookie rankings are based on how a rookie has done over the course of the season, with special emphasis placed on how they are currently doing. A bad start for a player, or a good month, is just one part of the overall story. But their trend carries more weight simply because it is happening now.