Soph 20: Lillard leaps to top of list

We recently named Anthony Davis as the top "under 25" player in the league. That list was based more on each player's potential rather than how they are playing now. But these sophomore rankings look only at this season and how the second-year players are currently performing. That is why Davis no longer leads this list, as he's been out with an injury.

Our new No. 1, though, does not have to apologize for grabbing his throne back from Davis. After all, he is the reigning rookie of the year and the quarterback of the league's biggest surprise contender in perhaps the strongest conference in league history.