Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 3

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This week was a “slow” week, meaning teams that were supposed to win did, and only a few lost to some unranked teams. A handful of teams only played one game this week. As a result, the rankings are not that much different from last week. Some teams that did not play well earlier in the season did so this week and therefore there are some new names but for the most part, a majority of the names are the same.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Nov. 18th to Nov. 24th. Have questions on these rankings? Read the FAQ page. Click here  for last week’s rankings.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Jaelyn Brown – California
  3. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  6. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  7. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  8. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  9. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  10. Jaylyn Agnew – Creighton
  11. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  12. Becca Hittner – Drake
  13. Rachael Childress – UAB
  14. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  15. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  16. Destinee Walker – Notre Dame
  17. Brittany Brewer – Texas Tech
  18. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  19. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  20. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  21. Marie Benson – UT Arlington
  22. Rebekah Hand – Marist
  23. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  24. Abi Scheid – Northwestern
  25. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  26. Borislava Hristova – Washington State
  27. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  28. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  29. Mariane De Carvalho – Kansas
  30. Kendra Wilken – Saint Louis
  31. Rose Simon – Ressler – Northern Iowa
  32. Whitney Creech – Western Kentucky
  33. Lexy Ram – California Baptist
  34. Kai Moon – Binghamton
  35. Camryn Buhr – Lehigh
  36. Katie Campbell – Gonzaga

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  3. Aarion McDonald – Arizona
  4. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  5. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  6. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  7. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  8. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota
  9. Dana Evans – Louisville
  10. Trinity Baptiste – Virginia Tech
  11. Nicole Cardano – Hilary – George Mason
  12. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  13. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  14. Emily Gartner – Missouri State
  15. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  16. Petra Holesinska – Illinois
  17. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  18. Lorela Cubaj – Georgia Tech
  19. Jordan Lewis – Alabama
  20. India Pagan – Stony Brook
  21. Marnelle Garraud – Boston College
  22. Amaya Scott – Bethune – Cookman
  23. Tiana England – St. John’s
  24. Gabi Haack – Bradley
  25. Genesis Parker – Butler
  26. Erica Johnson – Ohio
  27. Ellie Rice – Loyola Chicago

SOPHOMORES

  1. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  2. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  3. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  4. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi – Syracuse
  5. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  6. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  7. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  8. Cate Reese – Arizona
  9. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  10. Kayla Belles – Michigan State
  11. Nalyssa Smith – Baylor
  12. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  13. Grace Berger – Indiana
  14. Kaela Webb – Providence
  15. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  16. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  17. Aja Blount – Coastal Carolina
  18. Jordyn Cambridge – Vanderbilt

FRESHMEN

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Ashten Prechtel – Stanford
  3. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  4. Jada Boyd – NC State
  5. Charlotte Whittaker – Colorado
  6. Haley Cavinder – Fresno State
  7. Malu Tshitenge – North Carolina
  8. Jordan Horston – Tennessee
  9. Brea Beal – South Carolina

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 2

rennia davis of Tennessee

It has been an interesting week from the previous week. It’s still very early in the women’s college basketball season to see which teams will be good or bad this season. The rankings have changed from Week 1 because certain players have stepped up for their respective teams and in these rankings, winning matters. Some teams had a great week and some teams were upset this week. It definitely makes things interesting moving forward.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Nov. 11th to Nov. 17th. If this is your first time looking at these rankings and you have some questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page. Click here for last week’s rankings.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  4. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  5. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  6. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  7. Alexa Willard – Missouri State
  8. Ae’Rianna Harris – Purdue
  9. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  10. Nausia Woolfolk – Florida State
  11. Taiye Bello – Minnesota
  12. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  13. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  14. Kianna Ray – TCU
  15. Dee Givens – Western Kentucky
  16. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  17. Jade Philips – Charlotte
  18. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  19. Kristen Spolyar – Butler
  20. Theresa Onwuka – Buffalo
  21. Rebekah Hand – Marist
  22. Mariella Fasoula – Vanderbilt
  23. Rachel Thompson – Colgate
  24. Nicea Eliely – Nebraska
  25. Stella Johnson – Rider
  26. Mariane De Carvalho – Kansas
  27. Aliyah Jeune – USC
  28. Quinessa Caylao-Do – Colorado
  29. Grace Hunter – NC State
  30. Braydey Hodgins – Boise State
  31. Jaide Hinds-Clarke – Richmond
  32. Jasmine LeBlanc – Troy
  33. Katarina Zec – UTEP
  34. Kai Moon – Binghamton
  35. Marie Benson – UT Arlington
  36. Breanna Wright – Abilene Christian

JUNIORS

  1. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  2. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  3. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  4. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  5. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  6. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  7. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  8. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  9. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  10. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  11. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  12. Dana Evans – Louisville
  13. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  14. Kierra Fletcher – Georgia Tech
  15. Carlie Littlefield – Princeton
  16. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  17. Aisha Sheppard – Virginia Tech
  18. Caitlyn Hibner – Green Bay
  19. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  20. Megan Maahs – Northern Iowa
  21. Kiara Smith – Florida
  22. Cece Hooks – Ohio
  23. Victoria Morris – Old Dominion
  24. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  25. Chantal Horvat – UCLA
  26. Katie Turner – Davidson
  27. Myah Pace – San Diego

SOPHOMORES

  1. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  2. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  3. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  4. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  5. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  6. Emily Engstler – Syracuse
  7. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  8. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  9. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  10. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  11. Cate Reese – Arizona
  12. Taylor Chavez – Oregon
  13. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  14. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  15. Grace Berger – Indiana
  16. Ahlise Hurst – New Mexico
  17. Jaclyn Jarnot – North Dakota
  18. Kaela Webb – Providence

FRESHMEN

  1. Kayla Padilla – Pennsylvania
  2. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  3. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  4. Haley Jones – Stanford
  5. Alex Fowler – Portland
  6. Tamari Key – Tennessee
  7. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  8. Aliyah Matharu – Mississippi State
  9. Sydney Palma – California Baptist

Canada blows out Cuba in the first game of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Edmonton

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The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team got off to a solid start on Thursday evening when they took care of business and were able to get an easy blowout victory and won by a final score of 110-53. They are now 1-0.

Coming into this tournament, Canada was going to have a bit of extra motivation to play well because this particular tournament was going to be held in Edmonton so the Canadians knew they would have to play well in front of the home crowd. Not only that, but Kia Nurse would have extra motivation to play well as a large majority of her extended family is in Edmonton for the weekend to watch both Kia and her brother Darnell (who plays for the Edmonton Oilers) in their respective games.

Kia Nurse did not disappoint. After Canada got off to a sluggish start in the first quarter, Kia came in the ball game and was aggressive in getting to the rim and getting steals. She shot the ball well and was the best player on the floor tonight. She finished with a game high 28 points. Cuba just did not have the players to deal with Team Canada and they were not able to get Canada into foul trouble where Canada doubled up at the FT line. They also did not shoot the ball well either and shot 30% from the floor. Canada just had too much size and too much depth which overwhelmed the Cubans.

Like I mentioned in my preview, Canada should sweep the tournament and they started it off with a bang. After getting the day off tomorrow, they are back in action against Puerto Rico on Saturday at 5:00 pm local time, 7:00 pm EST and 4 pm PST.

Canadian Senior National Women’s Basketball Team preview of FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament in Edmonton

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The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team gets underway tonight in Edmonton as they host Cuba in the first of three games of the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournaments. This is the second tournament that Team Canada will participate in and there is a final Olympic qualifying tournament in February.

Team Canada has become more and more successful at FIBA Olympic qualifying tournaments and in this particular tournament, they should have no problem winning the tournament. The opponents that they will face are Cuba which tips off  tonight, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. They should have no problem winning all three games. Team Canada has risen and become a much stronger team thanks in large part to their coaches as well as a strong group of players as well. This is a deep Canadian senior women’s national team and it should get even better as the year goes on when Team Canada will face stronger competition down the line. Also of note, certain long time players will get the media attention such as Natalie Achonwa, Kia Nurse, Kim Gaucher, Miranda Ayim, etc but don’t forget about the upcoming future stars such as Aliyah Edwards and Shaina Pellington. Those two have a bright future ahead of them.

As of now,  as mentioned above, they will face Cuba tonight at 7:30 pm local time, Puerto Rico on Saturday at 5:00 pm local time, and Dominican Republic at 4:00 pm local time.

For more details on the Canadian FIBA Qualifying Tournaments and who will play for the national team in this tournament, please read Canada Basketball’s press release.

It should be a fun tournament and I hope the people in Edmonton come out and support these women.

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 1

aliyah boston of south carolina

Women’s College Basketball is back in full swing and teams got underway last week. This is now my fourth year running these rankings and the same freshmen I ranked four years ago are now seniors! Time flies!

We had some upsets in the first week with some ranked teams falling to non ranked teams. We also saw how deep certain teams are early and how some teams have yet to play a single game. These rankings are going to look a whole lot different from the pre-season rankings just because other players stepped up in Week 1 and it will look different from week to week. As always, I ensure that these rankings are done fairly and accurately with representation from a large majority of competitive D1 women’s college basketball teams.

If you are new to these rankings and have questions on how I put these weekly ranking lists together, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page. Curious to see who was on the pre-season list? Click here for that list.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Nov. 5th to Nov. 10th.

SENIORS

  1. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  2. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Sara Rhine – Drake
  5. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  6. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  7. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  8. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  9. Alexa Willard – Missouri State
  10. Becca Hittner – Drake
  11. Jeannie Boehm – Harvard
  12. Nicki Ekhomu – Florida State
  13. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  14. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  15. Juicy Landrum – Baylor
  16. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  17. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  18. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  19. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  20. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  21. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  22. Emma Guy – Boston College
  23. Kianna Ray – TCU
  24. Lexie Barrier – James Madison
  25. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  26. Mariella Fasoula – Vanderbilt
  27. Taylor Koenen – North Carolina
  28. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  29. Ellie Harmeyer – Belmont
  30. Zada Williams – Florida
  31. Andrea Brady – Colorado State
  32. Rebekah Hand – Marist
  33. Theresa Onwuka – Buffalo
  34. Nicole Jorgensen – Rhode Island
  35. Rachel Thompson – Colgate
  36. Suzanne Gilreath – Wisconsin

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  4. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  5. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  6. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  7. Eleah Parker – Pennsylvania
  8. Enna Pehadzic – South Florida
  9. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  10. Mia Davis – Temple
  11. Selena Lott – Marquette
  12. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  13. Kelsey Marshall – Miami
  14. Aisha Sheppard – Virginia Tech
  15. Dana Evans – Louisville
  16. Chloe Bibby – Mississippi State
  17. Kayla Jones – NC State
  18. Tekia Mack – Rutgers
  19. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  20. Arsula Clark – Tulane
  21. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  22. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  23. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  24. A’riana Gray – Xavier
  25. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  26. Desiree Elmore – Seton Hall
  27. Nancy Mulkey – Rice

SOPHOMORES

  1. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  2. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  3. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  4. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  5. Kaitlyn Gilbert – Notre Dame
  6. Madi Williams – Oklahoma
  7. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  8. Elizabeth Balogun – Louisville
  9. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  10. Zaay Green – Tennessee
  11. Lindsey Corsaro – UCLA
  12. Jayde Van Hyfte – Arizona State
  13. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  14. Kolbi Green – Navy
  15. Dorka Juhasz – Ohio State
  16. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  17. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  18. Haylee Andrews – Portland

FRESHMEN

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  3. Jakia Brown – Turner – NC State
  4. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  5. Anaya Peoples – Notre Dame
  6. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  7. Ashten Prechtel – Stanford
  8. Alyza Winston – Michigan State
  9. Alissa Pili – USC