Women’s College Basketball Final Overall Player Rankings for 2020/2021 – Class by Class!

Michaela Onyenwere of UCLA

This past season was one of the most unique and difficult for all women’s college basketball teams across the country as they dealt with Covid related postponements, cancellations, pauses and some teams ended their season early or had post season bans. Some teams were able to play 20+ games, others played a bit less because of what was stated above.

There is a set of criteria that I have used in my past four overall rankings from years past that I was not able to because it just wasn’t an even playing field this year. It was a bit tougher to put the list together than in the past. Week by week, I took the best women’s college basketball players that performed well, highlighted players that often don’t get the shine across Division I basketball.

One of the most common questions I get while doing the weekly rankings, is why is Player X ahead of Player Y when clearly Player X is the better player? Yes, while Player X maybe the overall better player, the rankings are week to week. Player Y had a great week in which they were outstanding or they defeated a top team, etc. It’s basically designed in such a way to highlight players that are outstanding and consistent week by week and if one or two weeks, Player Y was better than Player X, they will be ranked higher that week or weeks. I also look at the competition they face and adjust accordingly as well.

The preseason rankings can be found here. I’ve also listed the previous final lists, to compare whether players dropped, gotten better, or stayed consistent throughout the years.

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Dana Evans – Louisville
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  5. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  6. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  7. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  8. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  9. Jasmine Walker -Alabama
  10. Kayla Jones – NC State
  11. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  12. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  13. Selena Lott – Marquette
  14. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  15. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  16. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  17. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  18. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  19. Kiara Smith – Florida
  20. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  21. DiJonai Carrington – Baylor
  22. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  23. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  24. Amber Ramirez – Arkansas
  25. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  26. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  27. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  28. Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  29. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  30. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  31. Blanca Millan – Maine
  32. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  33. Erin Boley – Oregon
  34. Deja Church – DePaul
  35. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  36. Lore Devos – Colorado State

Just missed: Lauren Heard (TCU) and Nancy Mulkey (Rice)

Honourable mention: Brice Calip (Missouri State), Gina Conti (Wake Forest), Willow Duffell (Marist), Jenna Giacone (Dayton), Vivian Gray (Texas Tech), Aleah Goodman (Oregon State), Dora Goles (Idaho State), Petra Holesinka (North Carolina), Tylee Irwin (South Dakota State), Tiana Mangakahia (Syracuse), Kelsey Marshall (Miami), Que Morrison (Georgia), Hannah Nihill (Drexel), Ane Olaeta (California Baptist), Khayla Pointer (LSU), Ivana Raca (Wake Forest) and Jayla Thornton (Howard)

JUNIORS

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  4. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  5. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  6. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  7. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  8. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  9. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  10. Grace Berger – Indiana
  11. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  12. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  13. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  14. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  15. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  16. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  17. Olivia Nelson -Ododa – Connecticut
  18. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  19. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  20. Victaria Saxton – South Carolina
  21. Lexi Hull – Stanford
  22. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  23. Lexi Held – DePaul
  24. Lotta Maj-Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  25. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  26. Cate Reese – Arizona
  27. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware

Honourable mention: Jessika Carter (Mississippi State), Elizabeth Dixon (Louisville), Dorka Juhasz (Ohio State), Sydni Harvey (South Florida), Sam Haiby (Nebraska), Taya Hanson (Arizona State), Joanne Allen-Taylor (Texas) and Stephanie Visscher (Stephen F.Austin)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  3. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  4. Haley Jones – Stanford
  5. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  6. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  7. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  8. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  9. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  10. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  11. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  12. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  13. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  14. Jakia Brown -Turner – NC State
  15. Dre’Una Edwards – Kentucky
  16. Jada Boyd – NC State
  17. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  18. Rickea Jackson – Missisippi State

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  3. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  4. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  5. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  6. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  7. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green
  8. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  9. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse and Aliyah Edwards – Connecticut

Just missed: Deja Kelly (North Carolina), Te-Hina Paopao (Oregon), Jaddan Simmons (Arizona State)

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 14

We are nearing the final weeks of the regular season and teams have either one or a couple of games left to play this coming week. Some have already started conference tournament play. Teams have started to clinch the regular season conference titles such as Stanford clinched the regular Pac 12 season title. Next week, the FINAL OVERALL Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings comes out, so stay tuned for that and make sure you are subscribed so that you can receive it via your inbox.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of February 22nd to February 28th. You can view the previous week here. If this is the first time viewing the rankings, or you have questions, the FAQ page can help you out.

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Dana Evans – Louisville
  3. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  4. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  5. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  6. Kiara Lewis – Syracuse
  7. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  8. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  9. Amber Ramirez – Arkansas
  10. Selena Lott – Marquette
  11. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  12. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  13. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  14. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  15. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  16. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  17. Aleah Goodman – Oregon State
  18. Tylee Irwin – South Dakota State
  19. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  20. Nicole Cardano – Hillary – Indiana
  21. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  22. Que Morrison – Georgia
  23. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  24. Kiara Smith – Florida
  25. Gadiva Hubbard – Minnesota
  26. Raina Perez – NC State
  27. Abby Hipp – Missouri State
  28. Erin Boley – Oregon
  29. Deja Church – DePaul
  30. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  31. Jenna Giacone – Dayton
  32. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  33. Mackenzie Trpcic – UC Davis
  34. Jayla Thornton – Howard
  35. Chanin Scott – North Carolina A&T
  36. Lore Devos – Colorado State

JUNIORS

  1. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  2. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  3. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  4. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  5. Charli Collier – Texas
  6. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  7. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  8. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  9. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  10. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  11. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  12. Destiny Harden – Miami
  13. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  14. Paiton Burckhard – South Dakota State
  15. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  16. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  17. Taya Hanson – Arizona State
  18. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  19. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  20. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  21. Callie Bourne – Idaho State
  22. Kadie Hempfling – Bowling Green
  23. Stephanie Visscher – Stephen F.Austin
  24. Emily Fisher – American
  25. Annie Ramil – Samford
  26. Michaela Harrison- Mount St. Mary’s
  27. Elizabeth Dixon – Louisville

SOPHOMORES

  1. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  2. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  3. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  4. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  5. Haley Jones – Stanford
  6. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  7. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  8. Aijha Blackwell – Missouri
  9. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  10. Jordan Nixon – Texas A&M
  11. Makenna Marisa – Penn State
  12. Gabby Gregory – Oklahoma
  13. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  14. Johanna Teder – Washington State
  15. Jada Boyd – NC State
  16. Lauren Park – Lane – Seton Hall
  17. Dasia Young – UT Martin
  18. Keshuna Luckett – Jackson State

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Deja Kelly – North Carolina
  3. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  4. Lexi Donarski – Iowa State
  5. Sasha Goforth – Oregon State
  6. Laila Blair – Houston
  7. Jaddan Simmons – Arizona State
  8. Olivia Miles – Notre Dame
  9. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 13

Kierstan Bell - Florida Gulf Coast University

We are nearing the end of the regular season and this week, many teams were upset within the AP Top 25. More cancellations and postponements happened after the Texas winter storm either cancelled or postponed games in or around the Texas area.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of February 15th to February 21st.

If you would like to view the previous week, you may do so here. Questions? First time viewing the rankings? The FAQ page can help answer your questions.

SENIORS

  1. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  2. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  5. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  6. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  7. Aleah Goodman – Oregon State
  8. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  9. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  10. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  11. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  12. Kayla Jones – NC State
  13. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  14. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  15. Aisha Sheppard – Virginia Tech
  16. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  17. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  18. DiJonai Carrington – Baylor
  19. Amber Ramirez – Arkansas
  20. Dana Evans – Louisville
  21. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  22. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  23. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  24. Que Morrison – Georgia
  25. Tylee Irwin – South Dakota State
  26. Temi Carda – Creighton
  27. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  28. Blanca Millan – Maine
  29. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  30. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  31. Caitlyn Hibner – Green Bay
  32. Jayla Thornton – Howard
  33. Didi Richards – Baylor
  34. Ane Olaeta – California Baptist
  35. Jasmine Robinson – Troy
  36. Natalie Armstrong – Samford

JUNIORS

  1. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  2. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  3. Charli Collier – Texas
  4. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  5. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  6. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  7. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  8. Grace Berger – Indiana
  9. Lexi Held – DePaul
  10. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  11. Lexi Hull – Stanford
  12. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  13. Ja’Mee Asberry – Oklahoma State
  14. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  15. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  16. Destiny Harden – Miami
  17. Paiton Burckhard – South Dakota State
  18. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  19. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  20. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  21. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  22. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  23. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  24. Skyler Curran – High Point
  25. Michaela Harrison – Mount St.Mary’s
  26. Lou Lopez-Senechal – Fairfield
  27. Melody Kempton – Gonzaga

SOPHOMORES

  1. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  2. Jakia Brown-Turner – NC State
  3. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  4. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  5. Isabelle Bourne – Nebraska
  6. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  7. Esmery Martinez – West Virginia
  8. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  9. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  10. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  11. Kirsten Deans – West Virginia
  12. Alyza Winston – Michigan State
  13. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  14. Ashley Scoggin – Nebraska
  15. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  16. Celeste Taylor – Texas
  17. Beyonce Bea – Idaho
  18. Dasia Young – UT Martin

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  3. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  4. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  5. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut
  6. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green
  7. Talia von Oelhoffen – Oregon State
  8. Deja Kelly – North Carolina
  9. Cameron Brink – Stanford

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 12

Grace Berger of Indiana

Another week, another No. 1 team lost. South Carolina lost to Connecticut last Monday, which means we will have yet another No. 1 team this week. Some teams had their Senior night games last week and there were more cancellations and postponements and it’s going to get harder to reschedule or play the missed games as the regular season is winding down.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of February 8th to February 14th. You can view the previous week here. Questions? First time viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can help you out.

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  3. Dana Evans – Louisville
  4. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  5. Rennia Davis – Tennnessee
  6. Deja Church – DePaul
  7. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  8. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  9. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  10. Kayla Jones – NC State
  11. Destiny Pitts – Texas A&M
  12. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  13. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  14. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  15. Sam Thomas – Arizona
  16. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  17. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  18. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  19. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  20. Que Morrison – Georgia
  21. Gina Conti – Wake Forest
  22. Ivana Raca – Wake Forest
  23. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  24. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  25. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  26. Chloe Lamb – South Dakota
  27. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  28. Erin Whalen – Dayton
  29. Tori Martell – Montana State
  30. Anna McLeod – Abilene Christian
  31. Alexus Dye – Troy
  32. Cierra Hall – UC Davis
  33. Kendall Bresee – Mount St. Mary’s
  34. Willow Duffell – Marist
  35. Ane Olaeta – California Baptist
  36. Skyler Goodwin – Louisiana

JUNIORS

  1. Grace Berger – Indiana
  2. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  3. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  4. Madi Williams – Oklahoma
  5. Imani Lewis – Wisconsin
  6. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  7. Cate Reese – Arizona
  8. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  9. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  10. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  11. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  12. Charli Collier – Texas
  13. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  14. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  15. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  16. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  17. Bianca Jackson – Florida State
  18. Elizabeth Dixon – Louisville
  19. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  20. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  21. Elisa Pinzan – South Florida
  22. Lexi Held – DePaul
  23. Paiton Burckhard – South Dakota State
  24. Ayana Emmanuel – Alabama State
  25. Eboni Williams – Chattanoga
  26. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  27. Elissa Cunane – NC State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  2. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  3. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  4. Haley Jones – Stanford
  5. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  6. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  7. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  8. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  9. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  10. Hanna Cavinder – Fresno State
  11. Mimi Collins – Maryland
  12. Jakia Brown – Turner – NC State
  13. Jordan Nixon – Texas A&M
  14. Kadi Sissoko – Minnesota
  15. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  16. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  17. Dasia Young – UT Martin
  18. Maggie Pina – Boston University

FRESHMEN

  1. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut & Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  3. Claire Wyatt – High Point
  4. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  5. Emani Jefferson – Wright State
  6. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green
  7. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  8. Sean Kelly Darks – North Carolina A&T
  9. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 11

Natasha Mack of Oklahoma State

What an incredible and interesting week! The No. 1 overall team was upset last week & the team that upset them also lost later that week. A couple of teams were upset in the top 10, and a few lost games who were ranked in the AP Top 25. Parity has come to this women’s college basketball season even amongst more COVID-19 postponements and cancellations.

Listed below is the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of February 1st to February 7th. You can check out the previous week here. If you have any questions, or if it is your first time viewing these rankings, you can view the FAQ page.

SENIORS

  1. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  2. Dana Evans – Louisville
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  4. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  5. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  6. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  7. Tekia Mack – Rutgers
  8. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  9. Deja Church – DePaul
  10. DiJonai Carrington – Baylor
  11. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  12. Que Morrison – Georgia
  13. Gina Conti – Wake Forest
  14. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  15. Erin Boley – Oregon
  16. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  17. Amber Ramirez – Arkansas
  18. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  19. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  20. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  21. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  22. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  23. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  24. Blanca Millan – Maine
  25. Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  26. Jenna Giacone – Dayton
  27. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  28. Dora Goles – Idaho State
  29. Willow Duffell – Marist
  30. Marissa Banfield – Stephen F. Austin
  31. Lore Devos – Colorado State
  32. Tylee Irwin – South Dakota State
  33. Skyler Goodwin – Louisiana
  34. Ameshya Williams – Jackson State
  35. Ane Olaeta – California Baptist
  36. Nicole Cardano – Hillary – Indiana

JUNIORS

  1. Charli Collier – Texas
  2. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  3. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  4. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  5. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  6. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  7. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  8. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  9. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  10. Dorka Juhasz – Ohio State
  11. Victaria Saxton – South Carolina
  12. Lotta Maj-Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  13. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  14. Aaliyah Patty – Ohio State
  15. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  16. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  17. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  18. Kari Niblack – West Virginia
  19. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  20. Angel Baker – Wright State
  21. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  22. Jasmine Hardy – Long Beach State
  23. Jada Dapaa – St. Francis
  24. Annie Ramil – Samford
  25. Conley Chinn – Belmont
  26. Lexi Held – DePaul
  27. Paiton Burckhard – South Dakota State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Endyia Rogers – USC
  2. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  3. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  4. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  5. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  6. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  7. Mackenna Marisa – Penn State
  8. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  9. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  10. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  11. Jada Boyd – NC State
  12. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  13. Sam Brunelle – Notre Dame
  14. Kayleigh Truong – Gonzaga
  15. Jenson Edwards – High Point
  16. Katia Gallegos – UTEP
  17. Grace Berg – Drake
  18. Sydney Johnson – Boston University

FRESHMEN

  1. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  2. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  3. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  4. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  5. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut
  6. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  7. Alyssa Ustby – North Carolina
  8. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  9. Nika Muhl – Connecticut