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Updated ranking of top 10 freshmen

1/20/2014
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Each week we release the Freshman Tracker -- and each week there's some movement.

Last week we polled nearly 100 college coaches on whom they would take for their team, and Duke’s Jabari Parker was the clear-cut winner.

This past week, Kansas’ Joel Embiid made the biggest move on the board, while his teammate Andrew Wiggins was sensational in one contest and nearly invisible in the next.

Check back each week as we'll have updates on how the top freshmen did on the floor and give you the rundown on the top first-year players in the country in a season in which the young guys wasted little time taking center stage.

Here is our updated ranking of the 10 best freshmen in college basketball.

1. Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse Orange

6-foot-2, 180 pounds

He doesn’t wow you with numbers, except for his assist-turnover ratio. Ennis had 12 points, 6 steals and 5 assists in a road win at BC and then played all 40 minutes and finished with 16 points and three assists in a close call against Pittsburgh at the Carrier Dome.

This week: Saturday at Miami

Stats: 11.9 PPG, 5.5 APG, 3.2 RPG, 2.7 SPG | Previous rank: 1

2. Jabari Parker, F, Duke Blue Devils

6-8, 235 pounds

Parker finally came out of his ACC slump, going for 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a rout over NC State. Earlier in the week, Parker had just eight points (3-of-11 shooting) and three boards in a win at Duke.

This week: Wednesday at Miami; Saturday vs. Florida State

Stats: 19.1 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 49 percent FG, 41 percent 3-pointers | Previous rank: 2

3. Joel Embiid, C, Kansas Jayhawks