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)

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