Trey Burke takes over top spot

As the calendar moves toward 2014, a new No. 1 sits atop the rookie rankings

Originally Published: December 27, 2013
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

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

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.