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

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the holidays with your close family and friends making special memories. We are now into Week 7 of these rankings and a ton of teams have either finished or almost done playing their non conference part of the schedule. Just like last week, this will be a shortened version of the rankings due to the holidays. So, it will be the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen instead of the usual 36 seniors, 27 juniors, 18 sophomores and 9 freshmen. This makes the list much more tougher to get on so if your player was not on the list this week, there’s a good chance they will be back next week. The rankings will get back to normal for next week as some leagues begin their conference part of the schedule.

If you would like to see the previous week’s rankings, click here. If you have any questions, check my FAQ page or leave them in the comments section and I will get back to you.

Listed below are the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen for the week of December 18th to December 24th.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (+1)
  2. Victoria Vivians –  Mississippi State (-1)
  3. Lexie Brown – Duke (NR)
  4. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (NR)
  5. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (+1)
  6. Monique Billings – UCLA (+4)
  7. Jordin Canada – UCLA (+6)
  8. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (+10)
  9. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+6)
  10. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (NR)
  11. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (NR)
  12. Imani Wright – Florida State (NR)
  13. Kristen Simon – USC (NR)
  14. Emily Potter – Utah (NR)
  15. Emily Clemens – Western Illinois (NR)
  16. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay (NR)
  17. AJ Alix – Florida State (-3)
  18. Kiara Leslie – NC State (NR)
  19. Tesha Buck – New Mexico (NR)
  20. Stephanie Reid – Buffalo (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (NR)
  2. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (-1)
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (+1)
  4. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+4)
  5. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan (+4)
  7. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (NR)
  8. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-6)
  9. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia (+2)
  10. Carmen Grande – Ball State (NR)
  11. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (NR)
  12. Maite Cazorla – Oregon (NR)
  13. Emese Hof – Miami (NR)
  14. Tanita Allen – DePaul (NR)
  15. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (-6) and Miranda Drummond – Syracuse (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Bella Alarie – Princeton (NR)
  2. Shay Colley – Michigan State (NR)
  3. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (-1)
  4. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  5. Lauren Cox – Baylor (NR)
  6. Jamie Ruden – Arizona State (NR)
  7. Chanin Scott – Georgia Tech (NR)
  8. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (NR)
  9. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (NR)
  10. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Kate Cain – Nebraska (NR)
  2. Mia Davis – Temple (NR)
  3. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (-2)
  4. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (NR)
  5. Bianca Jackson – South Carolina (NR) and Kianna Smith – California

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

We are now nearing the holiday break and that means there is only a couple of weeks left to play in the non conference part of the schedule. Certain teams and players have started to separate themselves from the rest. The next two weeks (Week 6 and Week 7) will be shortened due to many colleges either on holiday break or playing light schedules. So, it will be the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen instead of the usual top 36 seniors, top 27 juniors, top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen.

If you would like to check out the previous week rankings you may do so here. If you have any questions, check my FAQ page or leave them in the comments section.

Listed below are the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen for the week of December 11th to December 17th.

SENIORS

  1. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+8)
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (-1)
  3. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (-1)
  4. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan  (+6)
  5. Brooke McCarty – Texas (NR)
  6. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-3)
  7. Ariel Atkins – Texas (+7)
  8. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (-1)
  9. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State  (-1)
  10. Monique Billings – UCLA (NR)
  11. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (-5)
  12. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (+1)
  13. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-2)
  14. AJ Alix – Florida State (+17)
  15. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+1)
  16. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (NR)
  17. Gabbi Ortiz – Oklahoma (+6)
  18. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (-14)
  19. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  20. Tashia Brown – Western Kentucky (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+10)
  2. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (+10)
  3. Asia Durr – Louisville (+5)
  4. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (+2)
  5. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  6. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  7. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (-6)
  8. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+6)
  9. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (NR)
  10. Hallie Thome – Michigan (+3)
  11. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia (NR)
  12. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech (NR)
  13. Teniya Page – Penn State (+1)
  14. Paris Kea – North Carolina (+9)
  15. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (+7)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (+5)
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  3. Chante Stonewell – DePaul (NR)
  4. Kaila Charles – Maryland (+7)
  5. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (+10)
  6. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State (NR)
  7. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (-3)
  8. Natalie Chou – Baylor (NR)
  9. Jazmine Jones – Louisville (NR)
  10. Nicea Eliely – Nebraska (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (+1)
  2. Annika Jank – Colorado (-1)
  3. Karly Murphy – Green Bay (NR)
  4. Kiana Williams – Stanford (NR)
  5. Kianna Smith – California (+4)

 

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

Now into Week 5, we’re starting to see some elite teams emerge and while it’s still very early to tell, should bode well for conference play. We only have roughly three weeks of out of conference play left and the next two weeks (Week 6 and Week 7) the rankings will be shortened because a lot of teams will be on break or play light schedules due to final exams.

Want to see how your favourite player did last week? Click here. I also added a detailed explanation of what the rankings are all about in last week’s post, so if you want to read it, it’s in the above link.

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 4th to December 10th.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (+2)
  3. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-1)
  4. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (+23)
  5. Lexie Brown – Duke (+2)
  6. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (+6)
  7. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (+9)
  8. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (+2)
  9. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+1)
  10. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (+5)
  11. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-5)
  12. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-1)
  13. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (-4)
  14. Ariel Atkins – Texas (+6)
  15. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (+6)
  16. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+3)
  17. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (+15)
  18. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (NR)
  19. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (+7)
  20. Imani Wright – Florida State (-7)
  21. Morgan William – Mississippi State (NR)
  22. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  23. Gabbi Ortiz – Oklahoma (NR)
  24. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (-21)
  25. Tanaya Atkinson – Temple (NR)
  26. Erykah Davenport – Miami (+2)
  27. Amarah Coleman – DePaul (NR)
  28. Carmen Grande – Ball State (+8)
  29. Laia Flores – South Florida (NR)
  30. Miranda Drummond – Syracuse (NR)
  31. AJ Alix – Florida State (NR)
  32. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay (NR)
  33. Haley Lorenzon – Florida (NR)
  34. Akela Maize – NC State (NR)
  35. Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee – BYU (NR)
  36. Leslie Robinson – Princeton (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (+1)
  2. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+13)
  3. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (+10)
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+3)
  5. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-1)
  6. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (-3)
  7. Kristine Anigwe – California (+1)
  8. Asia Durr – Louisville (+8)
  9. Adrianna Hahn – Villanova (+13)
  10. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (-1)
  11. Teaira McCowan – Missisippi State (-6)
  12. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (+5)
  13. Hallie Thome – Michigan (-7)
  14. Teniya Page – Penn State (+6)
  15. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (-4)
  16. Cierra Porter – Missouri (+5)
  17. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (+1)
  18. Jatarie White – Texas (NR)
  19. Rosemarie Julien – FGCU (NR)
  20. Regan Magarity – Virginia Tech (NR)
  21. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (-9)
  22. Cherise Beynon – New Mexico (+5)
  23. Paris Kea – North Carolina (NR)
  24. Kiara Leslie – NC State (NR)
  25. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M (NR)
  26. Katrina Pardee – West Virginia (NR)
  27. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Hannah Whitish – Nebraska (NR)
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  3. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (+5)
  4. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  5. Lauren Cox – Baylor (-4)
  6. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  7. Francesca Pan – Georgia Tech
  8. Bella Alarie – Princeton (NR)
  9. Mackenzie Meyer – Iowa (NR)
  10. Reili Richardson – Arizona State (NR)
  11. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-6)
  12. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (+1)
  13. Natalie Chou – Baylor (NR)
  14. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (-11)
  15. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (-5)
  16. Mallory McGwire – Oregon (NR)
  17. Leaonna Odom – Duke (NR)
  18. Kobi Thornton – Clemson (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Annika Jank – Colorado (NR)
  2. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  3. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (NR)
  4. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse (NR)
  5. Kate Cain – Nebraska (+1)
  6. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern (NR)
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  8. Endia Banks – Miami (NR)
  9. Kianna Smith – California (NR)

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 4

ATTENTION*** Even after a year of doing these college basketball weekly rankings, I’m STILL getting the same questions once again. So I thought I would remind people once again the premise behind these rankings, how I evaluate the players, how top players are sometimes not there, how I evaluate freshmen, etc. If you already know ALL of this, then feel free to skip this paragraph and move on to the rankings.

These weekly college basketball rankings are designed to help people see who are the top players in each class which are seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. The reason behind why I have 36 senior players is because the WNBA Draft drafts the top 36 seniors or international players. I wanted to keep it like that because basically, I wanted to see who were the top players that could eventually make a WNBA roster or superstars that could be WNBA ready early. It then decreases by 9 for each of the following classes. It’s nothing special. Just basic math. I evaluate the players by taking the top colleges and some of the mid major ones as well. I look at their schedule, I look at their RPI and out of conference schedule as well. Sometimes, if a college upsets a ranked team, I take the player from the opposing team and give them a shout out for that week.

The basic reason why these rankings are NOT overall based is because I wanted to see week to week who were the best among their class. Those that regularly stood out, those that made a difference among their teams. Chances are, if a top player is playing well every week, they will be there. If sometimes, you don’t see a top player listed, it could be one of two reasons. 1) Injured 2) Did not play well that week OR was not the reason why the team won that game that week. If sometimes you see a player who you don’t think is a top 36 player, keep in mind that either their team is undefeated (which is worth something!) or that they’ve played tough competition and they deserve a spot. I try to make these rankings fair and they take up quite a bit of time to put together.

This is NOT my day job. It’s something I do for fun and in my spare time. For the freshmen, I rank them just a bit different from the other classes. I take the best performances from each of the freshmen regardless of school record (because it’s not their fault their school hasn’t played well, it’s their first year) OR if a top college’s freshmen played well, they will also get a spot. I have also added the (+) or (-) signs due to request so that you can track your players week to week much easier. If a player has a (NR) that just means that they were not ranked the previous week. It does NOT mean that they haven’t been in the rankings in other weeks.

At the end of the day, I’m a human and can make mistakes. I’m sure I missed some top performances and I just wanted to put these rankings because I felt we were sorely missing this in women’s college basketball. If you still have questions or comments to make, leave them in my comments OR on my Twitter page.

-Aneela

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We are now entering into Week 4 and that means officially, college basketball has now started to see some teams separate themselves from the rest as well as certain players making names for themselves four weeks into the season. This week was the conference challenges and certain teams and players stood out.

If you would like to see the previous week’s rankings, you can find them HERE.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores, the top 9 freshmen for the week of November 27th to December 3rd.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (+1)
  2. Myshia Hines-Allen – Louisville (NR)
  3. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (+1)
  4. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (-3)
  5. Monique Billings – UCLA (+1)
  6. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-3)
  7. Lexie Brown – Duke (+5)
  8. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (-3)
  9. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  10. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  11. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  12. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (-5)
  13. Imani Wright – Florida State (+6)
  14. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke (-1)
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (+5)
  17. Brooke McCarty – Texas (-1)
  18. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (NR)
  19. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+11)
  20. Ariel Atkins – Texas (NR)
  21. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (+3)
  22. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (-8)
  23. Kristy Wallace – Baylor (NR)
  24. Emily Potter – Utah (+2)
  25. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  26. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (-1)
  27. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (-15)
  28. Erykah Davenport – Miami (-10)
  29. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (-6)
  30. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State (-1)
  31. Chania Ray – West Virginia (+4)
  32. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (-10)
  33. Mackenzie Engram – Georgia (-1)
  34. Sadie Edwards – USC (-1)
  35. Dyandria Anderson – Florida (NR)
  36. Frannie Frazier – Ball State (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+1)
  2. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (+8)
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (+4)
  4. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-1)
  5. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+3)
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  7. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (-6)
  8. Kristine Anigwe – California (NR)
  9. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (NR)
  10. Alanna Smith – Stanford (-1)
  11. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (+4)
  12. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (+8)
  13. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (NR)
  14. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (-10)
  15. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (-10)
  16. Asia Durr – Louisville (NR)
  17. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-5)
  18. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (+6)
  19. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (NR)
  20. Teniya Paige – Penn State (NR)
  21. Cierra Porter – Missouri (-7)
  22. Adrianna Hahn – Villanova (NR)
  23. Sabrina Haines – Arizona State (NR)
  24. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech (-3)
  25. Maci Morris – Kentucky (-2)
  26. Kylee Kopatich – Kansas (NR)
  27. Cherise Beynon – New Mexico (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Lauren Cox – Baylor (+1)
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (+1)
  3. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+2)
  4. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (+7)
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-1)
  6. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (-5)
  7. Francesca Pan – Georgia Tech (NR)
  8. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (-2)
  9. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (-1)
  10. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (-1)
  11. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford (NR)
  12. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (+1)
  13. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-1)
  14. Minyon Moore – USC (NR)
  15. Jasmine Jones – Louisville (NR)
  16. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa (NR)
  17. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State (NR)
  18. Dominique Toussant – Virginia (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Satou Sabally – Oregon (+5)
  2. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (-1)
  3. Mia Davis – Temple (NR)
  4. Karly Murphy – Green Bay (+4)
  5. Myah Selland – South Dakota State (NR)
  6. Kate Cain – Nebraska (NR)
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (+5)
  8. Anastasia Hayes – Tennessee (+3)
  9. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota (NR)