Frequently Asked Questions on the Rankings (Updated)

By now, you’ve seen the college player rankings and are curious and want to know more about it, or have other questions so I compiled a list of all the questions and all of your answers are answered below.

1) What is the women’s college basketball player rankings all about exactly?

It’s a fun way to keep track of the best college players class by class to see who exactly is playing the best basketball of the season. It takes into account the best seniors, the best juniors, the best sophomores and the best freshmen on a week to week basis.  It’s similar to ESPNHoopGurlz, except it’s not for recruiting, and it’s a fun way to measure how these players could impact the WNBA in the future.

2) So, is the rankings like sort of a mock draft then?

No, it’s not a mock draft. Mock drafts are completely different and they require a different set of criteria because you are evaluating their future prospects. In these rankings, I’m looking at week to week performances of the superstars, stars, etc and ranking them on how well they performed that week. That’s the difference.

3) Why are you using the top 36, the top 27, the top 18, and the top 9 instead of top 10, top 20 etc?

In a WNBA draft, there are 36 spots and I wanted to put the top 36 seniors and I wanted a repetition for the rest of the classes. Therefore, I simply just used math and came up with 9×4 = 36. I divided the rest and voila! The top 36, the top 27, the top 18, and the top 9 were born!

4) So, are you advertising these rankings, or sponsoring, or partnering with others for these or are getting paid for these rankings?

Nope. This is all done for free. It’s for my pleasure and enjoyment. No school, no company is backing me. It’s just 100% all my hard work during my spare time. I hope you do enjoy them, as they can take a while to make and update!

5) Where can I contact you if I want you to consider another player or have questions on your rankings?

You can always leave a comment below on the rankings, and I will respond to you. Or, you can contact me via Twitter as my handle is @whoopsblogger. If you have any further queries, you can also send me a DM through my Twitter handle as mentioned above.

6) How exactly do you evaluate the players?

There are various factors that goes into evaluating players. As mentioned in many of my ranking posts, these are a week to week ranking. I make sure to look at the team, their strength of schedule, top 10 match ups, top 25 match ups, the top mid majors, etc. I am evaluating 30+ schools weekly.  From week to week, if a team has upset one of the top 25 teams, I make sure to add them in as well because that’s no easy feat. I try to make it fair and include as many players that people may not be aware of due to low media exposure that are really great.

7) When do you release the rankings?

Every Monday morning or afternoon.

That’s it for all of the FAQ. I’ll add more throughout the season if more questions come up.

– Aneela



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