Dick Vitale's picks for the season's top players and coaches

It is time to look at the creme de la creme of the power conferences. It is award season, baby!

Time to give my thoughts on the Player of the Year and the top candidates in the power leagues.

ACC
Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Kyle Guy

AAC
Corey Davis Jr., Jeremiah Martin, Jarron Cumberland

BIG EAST
Markus Howard, Shamorie Ponds, Myles Powell

BIG TEN
Carsen Edwards, Ethan Happ, Cassius Winston

BIG 12
Dedric Lawson, Jarrett Culver, Dean Wade

PAC-12
Jaylen Nowell, Tres Tinkle, Robert Franks

SEC
Grant Williams, Tremont Waters, PJ Washington

Now for the honors. Drum roll please.

ACC
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zion Williamson, Duke
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tony Bennett, Virginia

Zion was a difference-maker before the knee injury. Bennett's Cavaliers are so tough on defense and the talent is better than last year on the offensive end.

AAC
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Corey Davis Jr., Houston
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mick Cronin, Cincinnati

To the victor goes the spoils, and Davis has keyed a big season for the Cougars. Cronin gets the nod over Kelvin Sampson because he rebuilt after losing so much offense,

BIG EAST
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Markus Howard, Marquette
COACH OF THE YEAR: Patrick Ewing, Georgetown

Howard has had so many big games, including 53 vs. Creighton and 45 vs. Buffalo and Kansas State. Ewing has done a great job with a pretty young squad.

BIG TEN
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cassius Winston, Michigan State
COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Painter, Purdue

Winston has done a great job as a leader and court general for Tom Izzo. Purdue is a contender for the Big Ten title, and Painter has done a super job.

BIG 12
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dedric Lawson, Kansas
COACH OF THE YEAR: Chris Beard, Texas Tech

Lawson has lived up to expectations as a dominant offensive threat. Texas Tech was picked seventh in the Big 12 preseason poll. The Red Raiders had a special season.

PAC-12
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jaylen Nowell, Washington
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Hopkins, Washington

The Huskies have dominated the conference, so a sweep in the awards is deserving.

SEC
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Grant Williams, Tennessee
COACH OF THE YEAR: Kermit Davis, Ole Miss

Williams has been a star on both ends of the court. Davis took a Mississippi team picked last in the SEC preseason poll and made them relevant.