2020 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

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The 2020 WNBA season is on thanks to a new WNBA CBA. This means that it is time to start thinking about the upcoming season and free agency. This also means that the WNBA Draft is now three months away and it is now time to start preparing the WNBA Mock Drafts.

This 2020 WNBA Draft senior class is not as deep as last year’s senior class, therefore I added some possible juniors who could declare for this year’s draft in April. I will have three more versions of this mock draft which will be updated monthly. The final WNBA Mock Draft will be posted about a week or some days before the actual WNBA Draft takes place.

I have also included several WNBA Mock Drafts other outlets have posted so that if you haven’t read them yet or want to compare the mock drafts you may do so.

ROUND ONE

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – PG – Oregon – New York Liberty

The New York Liberty are entering into a new phase of rebuilding with a new ownership group and a new coach. What better way for the Liberty to start fresh with a #1 pick and select the best player from this class. Sabrina Ionescu has turned heads in women’s college basketball and will look to help the Liberty in May. Sabrina Ionescu is a smart player and she is a leader when she is on the floor.

2. Lauren Cox – F/C – Baylor – Dallas Wings

Lauren Cox is a steady forward who was instrumental in Baylor’s run to the championship last season and will look to help the Baylor Lady Bears defend their title come March/April. Lauren Cox can shoot from three, she can defend inside and she does not need to play a ton of minutes for the Dallas Wings. She can help the Wings with her interior defence and passing ability. Not only that, she’s a local player. That always helps with ticket sales!

3. Chennedy Carter** – PG/SG – Texas A&M – Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever are also trying to rebuild and Chennedy Carter (one of the first possible early junior players) can help immediately. Her game is meant for the pro level. She can shoot, she can score and she can provide the Indiana Fever with some highlight reels. More than that, she can help invigorate the Fever and bring them back to prominence.

4. Satou Sabally** – SF/PF – Oregon – Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream did not have a great season last year and will look to rebound again this season and could use some help on their front line. Satou Sabally (the second junior player who could possibly declare early) can give the Atlanta Dream size, shooting ability as well as the ability to switch onto defenders. She is a versatile small forward who gets better every year.

5. Te’a Cooper – SG – Baylor – Phoenix Mercury

Te’a Cooper has risen quite a bit and has proved herself with Baylor so far this year. She’s shown an ability to score and provide a bit of leadership as well. She can help the Phoenix Mercury’s bench and provide them a lift when the starters need a break.

  • 6. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami – Minnesota Lynx
  • 7. Aari McDonald** – Arizona – Seattle Storm
  • 8. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon –  Chicago Sky
  • 9. Tynice Martin – West Virginia – Dallas Wings
  • 10. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut – Connecticut Sun
  • 11. Joyner Holmes – Texas – Connecticut Sun
  • 12.  Bella Alarie – Princeton –  Washington Mystics

ROUND TWO

  1. Mikayla Pivec – Atlanta Dream
  2. Kathleen Doyle – Minnesota Lynx
  3. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – Dallas Wings
  4. Kaila Charles – Indiana Fever
  5. Tyasha Harris – Phoenix Mercury
  6. Ae’Rianna Harris – Phoenix Mercury
  7. Nausia Woolfolk – Seattle Storm
  8. Sara Rhine – Los Angeles Sparks
  9. Becca Hittner – Dallas Wings
  10. Japreece Dean – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Kiah Gillespie – Connecticut Sun
  12. Taryn McCutcheon – Washington Mystics

ROUND THREE

  1. Jordan Danberry – Atlanta Dream
  2. Ciara Duffy – New York Liberty
  3. Kylee Shook – Atlanta Dream
  4. Nicki Ekhomu – Indiana Fever
  5. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Phoenix Mercury
  6. Katie Campbell – Chicago Sky
  7. Kat Tudor – Seattle Storm
  8. Stephanie Jones – Chicago Sky
  9. Jazmine Jones – Las Vegas Aces
  10. Nadia Fingall – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Dominique Oden – Connecticut Sun
  12. Brittany Brewer – Washington Mystics

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 10

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This past week was a pretty historic week as quite a handful of top ranked and ranked teams fell to non ranked teams. There were many great feats accomplished such as Arizona State (which was not a ranked team) who was able to upset both Oregon and Oregon State (the #2 and #3 teams in the nation last week) in one weekend! Not only that, Iowa was also able to defeat two ranked teams as well.  Baylor looked very good when they faced Connecticut (who was #1 last week).

There is no clear cut #1 team right now in women’s college basketball and I think that’s a great sign of parity. For YEARS, the #1 team in the country was above every other team. It was difficult to beat them. Now? Not so much. Because of the shakeup of what occurred this past week, it shook up the rankings this week. Many players who have made this list weekly are not in this week. This gives us a chance to spotlight those players who normally don’t get the shine due to the other strong players on top teams. In 4 years of writing and blogging these rankings, I have never seen so many top players miss out in these rankings.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Jan. 6th to Jan. 12th. If you have questions or this is your first time reading these rankings, please read the FAQ page first. Click here for the previous week’s rankings.

**I have done this in a previous rankings post, but I thought I would start this up again. If you would like to view last year’s Week 10 rankings, click here. If you would like to view 2018’s Week 10 rankings, click here. If you would like to view 2017’s Week 10 rankings, click here. *

SENIORS

  1. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  2. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  3. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  4. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  5. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  6. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  7. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State
  8. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  9. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  10. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  11. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  12. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  13. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  14. Makenzie Meyer – Iowa
  15. Reili Richardson – Arizona State
  16. Francesca Pan – Georgia Tech
  17. Jocelyn Willoughby – Virginia
  18. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  19. Katherine Strong – Butler
  20. Borislava Hristova – Washington State
  21. Sabrina Haines – Kentucky
  22. Katie Campbell – Gonzaga
  23. Hailey Leidel – UMass
  24. Erica Ogwumike – Rice
  25. Davion Wingate – FGCU
  26. Alana Gilmer – Marist
  27. Mariah Leonard – Drexel
  28. Chanette Hicks – Norfolk State
  29. Ciani Cryor – Texas Southern
  30. Jasmin Samz – Ball State
  31. Stella Johnson – Rider
  32. McKenzie Johnston – Montana Grizzlies
  33. Le’Jzae Davidson – Furman
  34. Taylor Edwards – Old Dominion
  35. Cinia McCray – North Carolina A&T
  36. DJ Williams – Coastal Carolina

JUNIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  3. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  4. Selena Lott – Marquette
  5. Dana Evans – Louisville
  6. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  7. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  8. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  9. Mia Davis – Temple
  10. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  11. Temi Carda – Creighton
  12. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  13. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  14. Arsula Clark – Tulane
  15. Macee Williams – IUPUI
  16. India Pagan – Stony Brook
  17. Nadiria Evans – UNC Asheville
  18. Maddi Utti – Fresno State
  19. IImar’I Thomas – Cincinnati
  20. Vanessa Austin – CSU Bakersfield
  21. Jordan Brock – Tennessee Tech
  22. Aja Boyd – UNC Greensboro
  23. Olivia Noah – North Alabama
  24. Micaela Kelly – Central Michigan
  25. Taylor Turney – CSU Fullerton
  26. Erin Whalen – Dayton
  27. Kimberly Burton – Louisiana

SOPHOMORES

  1. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  2. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  3. Taylor Robertson – Oklahoma
  4. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  5. Paiton Burckhard – South Dakota State
  6. Madi Williams – Oklahoma
  7. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  8. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  9. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  10. Katie Douglas – Dartmouth
  11. Lasha Petree – Bradley
  12. Michaela Harrison – Mount St. Mary’s
  13. Megan Walker – Lehigh
  14. Amber Leggett – Sam Houston State
  15. Ayzhiana Basallo – San Jose State
  16. Stephanie Visscher – Stephen F. Austin
  17. Luana Serranho – Campbell
  18. Jonai Johnson – UMKC

FRESHMEN

  1. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  2. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  3. Haley Jones – Stanford
  4. Jordan Horston – Tennessee
  5. Kierstan Bell – Ohio State
  6. Adelaide Fuller – Davidson
  7. Ayoka Lee – Kansas State
  8. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  9. Ashten Prechtel – Stanford

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 9

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Conference play is now underway and we have already had some surprises early in the conference season. It shall get more interesting as the weeks go by and to truly measure just how good teams are. It has already started to affect these rankings as you will see this week that there were a lot more mid majors/smaller schools added this week because some Power 5 conference teams did not play well or lost this week. However, it could change again next week. We have some good match ups coming this week, so make sure you tune in to watch them!

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of December 30th to Jan. 5th. Click here for the previous week’s rankings list. Click here for the FAQ page.

*As stated above, there are A TON more mid majors/smaller schools this week which is a bit higher than usual.*

 

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  3. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  6. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  7. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  8. Becca Hittner – Drake
  9. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  10. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  11. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  12. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  13. Alexa Willard – Missouri State
  14. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  15. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  16. Erica Ogwumike – Rice
  17. Sara Rhine – Drake
  18. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  19. Aislinn Konig – NC State
  20. Lexi Wallen – Illinois State
  21. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  22. Stella Johnson – Rider
  23. Tagyn Larson – South Dakota State
  24. Tytionia Adderly – FGCU
  25. Ellie Harmeyer – Belmont
  26. Michal Miller – Wright State
  27. Alana Gilmer – Marist
  28. Ellie Mack – Bucknell
  29. Dominique Golighty – Abilene Christian
  30. Deja Ford – Charleston
  31. Respect Leapheart – Southern Mississippi
  32. Ariona Gill – UTEP
  33. Jasmine Samz – Ball State
  34. Shakeela Fowler – Dayton
  35. Dayna Rouse – Longwood
  36. Nadine Soliman – UNCG

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  3. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  4. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  5. Lauren Heard – TCU
  6. Kiara Lewis – Syracuse
  7. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  8. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  9. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  10. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  11. Kate Cain – Nebraska
  12. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  13. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  14. Dana Evans – Louisville
  15. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  16. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  17. Ivana Raca – Wake Forest
  18. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  19. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  20. Macee Williams – IUPUI
  21. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  22. India Pagan – Stony Brook
  23. Paige McCormick – UMass
  24. Valerie Higgins – Pacific
  25. Maddi Utti – Fresno State
  26. Jasmine Robinson – Troy
  27. Julia Fleecs – North Dakota

SOPHOMORES

  1. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  2. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  3. Emily Engstler – Syracuse
  4. Amy Dilk – Michigan
  5. Lexi Held – DePaul
  6. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  7. Lasha Petree – Bradley
  8. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  9. Grace Berger – Indiana
  10. Brittney Smith – UCF
  11. Erica Johnson – Ohio
  12. Sam Simons – Saint Mary’s
  13. Emma Grothaus – Lehigh
  14. Krislyn Marsh – Howard
  15. Avery LaBarbera – Holy Cross
  16. Jordan Walker – Western Michigan
  17. Amber Leggett – Sam Houston State
  18. Sienna Durr – Columbia

FRESHMEN

  1. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  2. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  3. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  4. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  5. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  6. Haley Jones – Stanford
  7. Hanna Cavinder – Fresno State
  8. Elena Tsineka – South Florida
  9. Kayla Padilla – Pennsylvania

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 8

As the end of the year winds down, we are now heading out of the non conference part of the schedule and into the conference part of the schedule. Some leagues have already begun conference play and conference play is usually a big indicator of which teams will qualify for the NCAA tournament in March. We are now also halfway through these rankings, which means we are now getting a feel of who the top players in the first half of the season are and what teams really stand out. This past week, coming off the Christmas break, some top teams did not play while a large majority of others did but only over the weekend. Which means that some of the top players usually listed in the rankings are not ranked this week.

If you have questions or are a first time reader to these rankings, I highly suggest reading the FAQ page for common questions. Click here to see the previous week’s rankings.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Dec. 23rd to Dec. 29th.

SENIORS

  1. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  2. Nausia Woolfolk – Florida State
  3. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  4. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  5. Nicki Ekhomu – Florida State
  6. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  7. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  8. Davion Wingate – Florida Gulf Coast
  9. Nasrin Ulel – Florida Gulf Coast
  10. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  11. Alexis Tolefree – Arkansas
  12. Charity Savage – Middle Tennessee
  13. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  14. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  15. Sara Rhine – Drake
  16. Katie Campbell – Gonzaga
  17. Abbie Wolf – Northwestern
  18. Amber Melgoza – Washington
  19. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  20. Brittany Brewer – Texas Tech
  21. Jaylyn Agnew – Creighton
  22. Nadia Fingall – Stanford
  23. Barbara Johnson – Seton Hall
  24. Jaelyn Brown – California
  25. Kat Tudor – Oregon State
  26. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  27. Jackie Benitez – James Madison
  28. Camryn Buhr – Lehigh
  29. Jade Phillips – Charlotte
  30. Alexus Willey – UNC Greensboro
  31. Mariah Miller – Cleveland State
  32. Breanna Wright – Abilene Christian
  33. Lashann Higgs – Texas
  34. Alex Lewis – Seton Hall
  35. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  36. Roxy Barahman – Yale

JUNIORS

  1. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  2. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  3. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  4. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  5. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  6. Mykea Gray – Miami
  7. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  8. Lexi Gordon – Texas Tech
  9. Ellen Andrews – Yale
  10. Kate Cain – Nebraska
  11. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  12. Lorela Cubaj – Georgia Tech
  13. Tekia Mack – Rutgers
  14. Kai Crutchfield – NC State
  15. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  16. A’Tyanna Gaulden – Arkansas
  17. Temi Carda – Creighton
  18. Kiara Smith – Florida
  19. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  20. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  21. Qadashah Hoppie – St. John’s
  22. India Pagan – Stony Brook
  23. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  24. Kayla Jones – NC State
  25. Lauryn Miller – UCLA
  26. Hanna Hall – Buffalo
  27. Deja Church – DePaul

SOPHOMORES

  1. Cate Reese – Arizona
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. Elizabeth Balogun – Louisville
  4. Lexi Held – DePaul
  5. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  6. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  7. Aja Blount – Coastal Carolina
  8. Eva Hodgson – William & Mary
  9. Grace Berger – Indiana
  10. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  11. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  12. Jordyn Cambridge – Vanderbilt
  13. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  14. Megan Abrams – Alabama
  15. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  16. Maggie Connolly – Princeton
  17. Joanne Allen-Taylor – Texas
  18. Taylor Sutton – Middle Tennessee

FRESHMEN

  1. Haley Jones – Stanford
  2. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  3. Jordan Horston – Tennessee
  4. Sara Scalia – Minnesota
  5. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  6. Haley Cavinder – Fresno State
  7. Jaylyn Sherrod – Colorado
  8. Molly Davis – Central Michigan
  9. Aliyah Matharu – Mississippi State

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 7 *shortened version*

Wow. What a week. The women’s college basketball season is very interesting because every time a team takes over the #1 overall spot, they seem to lose. Stanford was the latest casualty as Texas won an impressive game yesterday. With the holiday season just about to start, the rankings are shortened this week as well. There is a very good chance certain teams and players are not on the rankings this week. There is also a very good chance that your favourite player may not be on the list either. It’s tough to cut down with so many good women’s college basketball players, but do not worry.  The regular rankings return next week.

If you are a first time reader or have questions regarding the rankings, please read the FAQ page first. Click here for last week’s rankings.

Listed below are the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen for the week of Dec. 16th to Dec 22nd.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  3. Kiah Gillespie –  Florida State
  4. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  5. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  6. Juicy Landrum – Baylor
  7. Brittany Brewer – Texas Tech
  8. Alexis Tolefree – Arkansas
  9. Taja Cole – Virginia Tech
  10. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  11. Makenzie Meyer – Iowa
  12. Blair Watson – Maryland
  13. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  14. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  15. Kayla Overbeck – USC
  16. Kristen Spolyar – Butler
  17. Katie Campbell – Gonzaga
  18. Rachel Thompson – Colgate
  19. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  20. Dominique Golightly – Abilene Christian

JUNIORS

  1. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  2. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  3. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  4. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  5. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  6. LeLe Grissett – South Carolina
  7. Lauryn Miller – UCLA
  8. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  9. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  10. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  11. Karli Rucker – Northern Iowa
  12. Erin Boley – Oregon
  13. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota
  14. Carlie Littlefield – Princeton
  15. Petra Holesinka – Illinois

SOPHOMORES

  1. Charli Collier – Texas
  2. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  3. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  4. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  5. Aubrey Knight – Colorado
  6. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  7. Brooklyn Mitchell – Kansas
  8. Leigha Brown – Nebraska
  9. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  10. Ajah Wayne – Old Dominion

FRESHMEN

  1. Koi Love – Vanderbilt
  2. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  3. River Baldwin – Florida State
  4. Malu Tshitenge – North Carolina
  5. Kayla Padilla – Pennsylvania

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 6 *shortened version*

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We are now very near the holiday break and that means that the non conference part of the schedule is slowly coming to a close. The next two weeks (Week 6 & Week 7) will be shortened due to many colleges playing lighter schedules or on holiday break. Instead of the usual top 36 seniors, top 27 juniors, top 18 sophomores and top 9 freshmen, it will be the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen.

If you have any questions, or are new to the rankings, please read my FAQ page first. Click here for the previous week’s rankings list.

Listed below are the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen for the week of Dec. 9th to Dec. 15th.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  3. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  4. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  5. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  6. Nausia Woolfolk – Florida State
  7. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  8. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  9. Angela Vendrell – UAB
  10. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  11. Reili Richardson – Arizona State
  12. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  13. Akienreh Johnson – Michigan
  14. Grace Vander Weide – Marist
  15. Jaelyn Brown – California
  16. Brenna Wise – Indiana
  17. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  18. Amber Melgoza – Washington
  19. Whitney Creech – Western Kentucky
  20. Mariane De Carvalho – Kansas

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Dana Evans – Louisville
  3. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  4. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  5. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  6. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  7. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  8. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota
  9. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  10. Lauren Heard – TCU
  11. Kayla Jones – NC State
  12. Lorela Cubaj – Georgia Tech
  13. Dee Bekelja – DePaul
  14. A’Tyanna Golden – Arkansas
  15. Tekia Mack – Rutgers

SOPHOMORES

  1. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  2. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  3. Cate Reese – Arizona
  4. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  5. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  6. Brittany Davis – Alabama
  7. Shaniya Jones – Georgia
  8. Emma Clarke – Colorado
  9. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  10. Desirae Hansen – Portland State

FRESHMEN

  1. Haley Jones – Stanford
  2. Alexis Tucker – Texas Tech
  3. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  4. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  5. Kennedi Myles – Illinois

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 5

Editors Note: I was out of town this weekend for to visit my relatives and so I was unable to keep up with the games and scores through the weekend but I still wanted to get a post up. Luckily, Tom Suiter came through and delivered this week’s post. This will be the only time you will see the rankings posted on a Tuesday, it will go back to the normal slot every Monday. This also means that last night’s performances will be put in next week’s post.

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It was a Thanksgiving holiday hangover for many teams – or simply, such as #1 Stanford’s case, semester exams – but a few standout performances dominated the headlines as the upsets continue to mount in the early portion of the season. But not all the drama ended with the various warm-weather Thanksgiving tournaments. This week saw the beloved Big12/SEC Challenge return and the ACC-Big Ten Challenge surprises on the victory count – both provided a few upsets as well as some standout performances in each class, punctuated by the annual Notre Dame/Connecticut match-up on Sunday.

Rhyne Howard could be the greatest player to ever suit up for Kentucky and as a sophomore, tied her career high against Charlotte with 29 points and then broke it on Sunday against Samford by a point. Megan Walker was a force again on the court, her all-around improvement into an All-America caliber player for the Huskies, averaging 27.5 per game this week.  Her freshmen teammate Aubrey Griffin had a breakout game against Seton Hall – before a quiet outing against the Irish – but that still puts her atop this week’s frosh ranking; Geno and the Storrs faithful are hoping the Seton Hall game will be a sign of consistency to come. Not to be outdone, several mid-major stars showed up with Western Kentucky’s Dee Givens, Rider’s Stella Johnson and South Dakota’s Hannah Sjerven all showing out and putting up big numbers. Michaela Oyenwere and Chennedy Carter carried standout performances in their wins as well, perhaps Carter’s scoring her team’s final 15 points in the Oklahoma State wine would put her on top of most lists if not for Walker’s back-to-back dominance against UConn’s former Big East foes.

Ohio State relied on their underclassmen and some new faces in Columbus to carry them past Louisville, who astoundingly received lackluster performances from their juniors and seniors and couldn’t get a bucket when needed. West Virginia handed Mississippi State their first non-conference home loss in 5 years. Florida State’s senior trio had great games this past week  – including a come-from-behind victory against Michigan State and some freshmen help in the Sunday league victory against Clemson.

New names are emerging on this list, so looking forward to seeing who can sustain performances in the weeks ahead, with turkey hangovers complete, conference season kicking off and more exams looming ahead.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Dec. 2nd to Dec. 8th. Have questions? Read my FAQ page. Click here for last week’s list.

SENIORS

1. Kiah Gillespie, Florida State
2. Ruthy Hebard, Oregon
3. Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
4. Dee Givens, Western Kentucky
5. Nausia Woolfolk, Florida State
6. Nicki Ekhomu, Florida State
7. Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
8. Haley Gorecki, Duke
9. Jordan Danberry, Mississippi State
10. Borislava Hristova, Washington State
11. Jocelyn Willoughby, Virginia
12. Jasmine Jones, Louisville
13. Stella Johnson, Rider
14. Peyton Williams, Kansas State
15. Francesca Pann, Georgia Tech
16. Davida Dale, Rhode Island
17. Ayana Mitchell, LSU
18. Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan, South Carolina
19. Kathleen Doyle, Iowa
20. Brenna Wise, Indiana
21. Tynice Martin, West Virginia
22. Kyra Collier, Arkansas-Little Rock
23. Crystal Dangerfield, Connecticut
24. Taiye Bello, Minnesota
25. Taylor Kalmer, San Diego State
26. Jaylyn Agnew, Creighton
27. Kayla Robbins, Michigan
28. Brittany Brewer, Texas Tech
29. Kelly Campbell, DePaul
30. Ja’Tavia Tapley, Arizona State
31. Sug Sutton, Texas
32. Shadeen Samuels, Seton Hall
33. Ciani Cryor, Texas Southern
34. Jaycee Bradley, Texas Christian
35. Ae’Rianna Harris, Purdue
36. LaShann Higgs, Texas

JUNIORS

1. Megan Walker, Connecticut
2. Chelsea Dungee, Oklahoma
3. Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M
4. Michaela Oyenwere, UCLA
5. Unique Thompson, Auburn
6. Natasha Mack, Oklahoma State
7. Kamaria McDaniel, Penn State
8. Vivian Gray, Oklahoma State
9. Lindsay Pulliam, Northwestern
10. Digna Strautmane, Syracuse
11. Rennia Davis, Tennessee
12. Aari McDonald, Arizona
13. Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota
14. Arella Guirantes, Rutgers
15. CeCe Hooks, Ohio
16. Jaelyn Penn, Indiana
17. Ana Llanusa, Oklahoma
18. Angela Perry, Bowling Green
19. Janell Bailey, North Carolina
20. Dana Evans, Louisville
21. Megan Gedaka, Villanova
22. Maddi Utti, Fresno State
23. Mallory McGwire, Boise State
24. Trinity Baptiste, Virginia Tech
25. Karissa McClaughlin, Purdue
26. Kai Crutchfield, NC State
27. Aisha Shepperd, Virginia Tech

SOPHOMORES

1. Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
2. Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Connecticut
3. Cat Reese, Arizona
4. Dorka Juhasz, Ohio State
5. Queen Egbo, Baylor
6. Elisa Cunane, NC State
7. Ashley Joens, Iowa State
8. Tereza Vitulova, Wyoming
9. Naz Hillmon, Michigan
10. Taylor Robertson, Oklahoma
11. Emma Clark, Colorado
12. Taylor Mikesell, Maryland
13. Monika Czinano, Iowa
14. Dara Mabrey, Virginia Tech
15. Chrislyn Carr, Texas Tech
16. Brooklyn Mitchell, Kansas
17. Kari Niblack, West Virginia
18. Marissa Mackins, Temple

FRESHMEN

  1. Aubrey Griffin, Connecticut
  2. Kiersten Bell, Ohio State
  3. Madison Siegrist, Villanova
  4. Alexis Tucker, Texas Tech
  5. Akoya Lee, Kansas State
  6. Kirsten Deans, West Virginia
  7. Lola Mullaney, Harvard
  8. Rickea Jackson, Mississippi State
  9. Aliyah Boston, South Carolina