Top 25 college hoops players at midseason

Welcome to my regularly scheduled impossible task, listing a mere 25 great players and not fretting about the amazing talents found in Division I's "other" 99.4 percent.

So let us begin. This is a ranking of the nation's top players based on college production this season as opposed to professional potential. Sometimes those two criteria align more or less completely (see No. 1), and other times they are somewhat more contradictory (choose your own best example). When the latter case arises, I rule in favor of college production and rank accordingly. We also ranked the top 100 players before the season.

Based on this premise, these are my selections as the top players of 2015-16 so far: