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

kathleen doyle, iowa

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

emily engstler syracuse

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 Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 3

jessika carter

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

After slow start, Canada rolls against Cuba in the second game of FIBA Women’s AmeriCup Tournament

It took a while for Team Canada to get going, but they were able to shake off Cuba to improve to 2-0 in group play. They started off slowly and only led by 1 point going into the second quarter. They only led by 8 at halftime. Canada only shot 37% in the first half and Cuba was efficient from the three point arc which led to a close game in the first half. Canada’s defense was poor in the first half.

The second half was a different story. In the third quarter, Canada was able to correct some of their mistakes and were able to pull away midway through the third quarter and never looked back as the final score was 87-51. Four players were in double figures in this game. Kayla Alexander continued her strong play and finished with her second double double with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Sami Hill also was a key component to help Canada when they were struggling through the first 3 1/2 quarters of the game. She was able to draw fouls and get to the FT line to help Canada’s offense when it was struggling. Four players finished in double figures. It was not pretty at the start but Canada finished strong.

They now face Puerto Rico tomorrow night at 8 pm EST. Canada looks to go 3-0 in Group A against the host country. It will not be an easy feat for Canada since this will be their third game in three days and the host country will not go down easily. The game will be available to watch on DAZN in Canada and on ESPN+ for America.

Canadian Senior Women’s National Team preview for FIBA AmeriCup Tournament

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team’s quest to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics starts tomorrow at the FIBA AmeriCup Tournament which is being held in Puerto Rico. This tournament is one of two qualifying tournaments that take place to qualify countries for the Olympics.

This tournament lasts for one week and a top 8 finish qualifies Canada for the next Olympic qualifying tournament which will take place in November. Canada is the defending champion in this tournament and will look to defend their title against fellow powerhouse United States. The US rarely plays in these qualifying tournaments but they are sending a team to compete. This tournament focuses on countries located in the Americas.

Canada is sending 12 players who have a variety of international experience, WNBA experience and several new players who are playing for Canada for the first time. They will need to integrate quickly in order for Canada to succeed. Canada’s first game is tomorrow against Mexico at 12:30 pm EST/9:30 pm PST. They then play Cuba on Monday, Puerto Rico on Tuesday and the Dominican Republic on Thursday. The semi finals and final take place on Sept 28th and Sept 29th.

Alot of the players that are currently playing in this tournament for Team Canada will have an opportunity to prove themselves and to make an impression so that they can be in consideration for other international tournaments as well as the FIBA World Cup/Olympics.

Canada is currently ranked 5th in the world and should do well in this tournament. Winning the title will be more difficult this time around but they should still finish among the top. The games will be available to watch on DAZN in Canada and ESPN+ in the US.

 

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 16

We are reaching the end of February and it was another interesting week in women’s college basketball. Some upsets took place and hence there were some key names left off in this week’s list. You’ll notice some new names and with the regular season winding down, it was time to give some more appreciation to over looked colleges.

As always, you can find the previous week’s rankings here. If you have any questions or are a new time reader to these rankings, please read the FAQ page first. Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Feb. 18th to Feb. 24th.

SENIORS

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  2. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  3. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  5. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  6. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  7. Asia Durr – Louisville
  8. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  9. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  10. Kristine Anigwe – California
  11. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  12. Kennedy Burke – UCLA
  13. Kiara Leslie – NC State
  14. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  15. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  16. Taylor Murray – Kentucky
  17. Chloe Jackson – Baylor
  18. Anriel Howard – Mississippi State
  19. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  20. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  21. Megan Huff – Utah
  22. Sam Fuehring – Louisville
  23. Arica Carter – Louisville
  24. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina
  25. Ashton Millender – DePaul
  26. Michelle Weaver – Butler
  27. Charise Wilson – Rutgers
  28. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  29. Alexa Middleton – Iowa State
  30. Jenna Allen – Michigan State
  31. Reyna Frost – Central Michigan
  32. Destiny Washington – FGCU
  33. Mikayla Ferenz – Idaho
  34. Destinee Walker – Radford
  35. Nicole Iademarco – Rice
  36. Symone Simmons – Wright State

JUNIORS

  1. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  2. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  5. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  6. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  7. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  8. Kiana Moore – Utah
  9. Brenna Wise – Indiana
  10. Juicy Landrum – Baylor
  11. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  12. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  13. Sara Rhine – Drake
  14. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  15. Becca Hittner – Drake
  16. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  17. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  18. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  19. Hannah Whitish – Nebraska
  20. Kobi Thornton – Clemson
  21. Tagyn Larson – South Dakota State
  22. Phoebe Sterba – Pennsylvania
  23. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  24. Lauren Dickerson – Miami (Ohio)
  25. C’coriea Foy – NC A&T
  26. Siyeh Frazier – Penn State
  27. Maddie Wright – Belmont

SOPHOMORES

  1. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  2. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  3. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  4. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  5. Aleah Goodman – Oregon State
  6. Aisha Sheppard – Virginia Tech
  7. Kiara Lewis – Syracuse
  8. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  9. Ana Llanusa – Oklahoma
  10. Andra Espinoza – Hunter – Mississippi State
  11. Bre Cavanaugh – Fordham
  12. Nina Augustin – Robert Morris
  13. Shannon Titus – Mercer
  14. Dor Saar – Maine
  15. Jaedyn De La Cerda – New Mexico
  16. Alyric Scott – Southern
  17. Paisley Johnson – BYU
  18. Georgia Dale – California Baptist

FRESHMEN

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  3. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  4. Emily Engstler – Syracuse
  5. Janai Crooms – Ohio State
  6. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  7. Charli Collier – Texas
  8. Miya Crump – Lamar
  9. Claire Chastain – UT Arlington

2019 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

The 2019 WNBA Draft is less than two months away from now and it’s starting to get really exciting as March and April are very busy for the women’s college basketball world and the WNBA world. Now that we are near the end of February, it’s time to release my second version of the WNBA Mock Draft. You can read the first version here. I will release another updated version next month in March, during the time of the NCAA Tournament. From now on, I have also listed college eligible juniors and international players.

ROUND ONE

  1. Las Vegas Aces – Sabrina Ionescu**
  2. New York Liberty – Asia Durr
  3. Indiana Fever – Kalani Brown
  4. Chicago Sky – Napheesa Collier
  5. Dallas Wings – Teaira McCowan
  6. Minnesota Lynx – Arike Ogunbowale
  7. Los Angeles Sparks – Katie Lou Samuelson
  8. Phoenix Mercury – Megan Gustafson
  9. Connecticut Sun – Jessica Shepard
  10. Washington Mystics – Jackie Young**
  11. Atlanta Dream – Kristine Anigwe
  12. Seattle Storm – Brianna Turner

ROUND TWO

  1. Phoenix Mercury – Sophie Cunningham
  2. New York Liberty – Marina Mabrey
  3. Chicago Sky – Natisha Hiedeman
  4. Minnesota Lynx – Anriel Howard
  5. Dallas Wings – Eziyoda Magbegor
  6. Minnesota Lynx – Tynice Martin
  7. Los Angeles Sparks – Alanna Smith
  8. Minnesota Lynx – Hallie Thome
  9. Connecticut Sun – Maci Morris
  10. Dallas Wings – Kennedy Burke
  11. Atlanta Dream – Bridget Carleton
  12. Seattle Storm – Kianna Ibis

ROUND THREE

  1. Indiana Fever – Maite Cazorla
  2. New York Liberty – Kayla Goth
  3. Chicago Sky – Allazia Blockton
  4. Indiana Fever – Kitija Laksa
  5. Dallas Wings – Amy Okonkwo
  6. Minnesota Lynx – Cierra Dillard
  7. Los Angeles Sparks – Laura Stockton
  8. Phoenix Mercury – Morgan Bertsch
  9. Connecticut Sun – Teniya Page
  10. Washington Mystics – Kiara Leslie
  11. Atlanta Dream – Kennedy Leonard
  12. Seattle Storm – Zykera Rice