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

The women’s college basketball season is still very young but we are starting to get a sense of who the top players will be this season. In this week, it was the US Thanksgiving weekend, so I hope all of my American readers enjoyed a happy and joyous weekend. I was enjoying a family wedding in the States this weekend, so the rankings are a bit late this week. They will finally go back to the regular scheduled Monday posts starting from next week.

On that note, 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. 19th to Nov. 25th. If  you are a new time reader or have questions, please check the FAQ page or comment below. Curious to know who made last week’s list? Click here for it.

SENIORS

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  2. Asia Durr – Louisville
  3. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  5. Kristine Anigwe – California
  6. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  8. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  9. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  10. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  11. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  12. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  13. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  14. Taylor Murray – Kentucky
  15. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  16. Jatarie White – Texas
  17. Regan Magarity – Virginia Tech
  18. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  19. Kiara Leslie – NC State
  20. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  21. Asha Thomas – California
  22. Cierra Dillard – Buffalo
  23. Sam Fuehring – Louisville
  24. Taylor Emery – Virginia Tech
  25. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  26. Megan Huff – Utah
  27. Nicole Munger – Michigan
  28. Mariya Moore – USC
  29. Anriel Howard – Mississippi State
  30. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  31. Miranda Drummond – Syracuse
  32. Presley Hudson – Central Michigan
  33. Whitney Jennings – Butler
  34. James Laken – Green Bay
  35. Laura Stockton – Gonzaga
  36. Sophie Elenga – Arizona State

JUNIORS

  1. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  3. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  6. Stephanie Watts – North Carolina
  7. Mikayla Pivec –  Oregon State
  8. Becca Hittner – Drake
  9. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  10. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  11. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  12. Grace Hunter – NC State
  13. Te’a Cooper – South Carolina
  14. Sug Sutton – Texas
  15. Sara Rhine – Drake
  16. Nadia Fingall – Stanford
  17. Francesca Pan – Georgia Tech
  18. Shay Colley – Michigan State
  19. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  20. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  21. Quinessa Caylo-Do – Colorado
  22. Theresa Onwuka – Buffalo
  23. Brittany Brewer – Texas Tech
  24. Rachael Childress – UAB
  25. Brenna Wise – Indiana
  26. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  27. Ellie Harmeyer – Belmont

SOPHOMORES

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  3. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  4. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  5. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  6. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  7. Tiana England – St. John’s
  8. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  9. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  10. Andra Espinoza-Hunter – Texas A&M
  11. Kasiyahna Kushkituah – Tennessee
  12. Erin Boley – Oregon
  13. Macee Williams – IUPUI
  14. Kelsey Marshall – Miami
  15. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  16. A’riana Gray – Xavier
  17. Dana Evans – Louisville
  18. Lauren Yearwood – Santa Clara

FRESHMEN

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  3. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  4. Valencia Myers – Florida State
  5. Cate Reese – Arizona
  6. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  7. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  8. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  9. Audrey Warren – Texas

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

What a week it was during Week 2 of the women’s college basketball season. There were a few mild upsets of some top ranked teams as well as ranked teams competing against one another in non conference play. It’s still very early in the season to see which players and teams will stand out but we are slowly starting to see some potential surprises early in the season.

If you are curious to know who made the list last week, click here for Week 1. If you have any questions, read the FAQ page or leave them in the comments section. As always, you can contact me via Twitter. My handle is @whoopsblogger.

Listed below is the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Nov. 12th to Nov. 18th.

SENIORS

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  2. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  4. Kristine Anigwe – California
  5. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  6. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  8. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  9. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  10. Asha Thomas – California
  11. Anriel Howard – Mississippi State
  12. Kennedy Burke – UCLA
  13. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  14. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  15. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  16. Lashaan Higgs – Texas
  17. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  18. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  19. Teniya Page – Penn State
  20. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State
  21. Meme Jackson – Tennessee
  22. Laura Ferreira – South Florida
  23. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  24. Jenna Allen – Michigan State
  25. Caitlin Jenkins – Rutgers
  26. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  27. Megan Huff – Utah
  28. Alex Wittinger – Illinois
  29. Crystal Allen – Ole Miss
  30. Chloe Jackson – Baylor
  31. Taylor Murray – Kentucky
  32. Aliyah Mazyck – USC
  33. Akina Wellere – St. John’s
  34. Tori Schickel – Butler
  35. Jaisa Nunn – New Mexico
  36. Kierra Anthony – Louisana Tech

JUNIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  3. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  4. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  6. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  7. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  8. Ae’Rianna Harris – Purdue
  9. Hannah Stewart – Iowa
  10. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  11. Te’a Cooper – South Carolina
  12. Taiye Bello – Minnesota
  13. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  14. Jada Underwood – Texas
  15. Kiara Leslie – NC State
  16. Kelly Jekot – Villanova
  17. Shay Colley – Michigan State
  18. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  19. Emma Guy – Boston College
  20. Frankie Wurtz – Green Bay
  21. Sarah Rhine – Drake
  22. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  23. Korneila Wright – UCF
  24. Abi Scheid – Northwestern
  25. Kianna Ray – TCU
  26. Keri Jewett-Giles – FGCU
  27. Rebekah Hand – Marist

SOPHOMORES

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  3. Aarion McDonald – Arizona
  4. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  5. Erin Boley – Oregon
  6. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  7. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  8. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  9. Alisia Smith – Penn State
  10. Annika Jank – Colorado
  11. Aislinn Konig – NC State
  12. Grace Hunter – NC State
  13. Madison Wise – Iowa State
  14. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  15. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  16. Bailey Helgren – Kansas
  17. Krystal Freeman – Tulane
  18. Tea Adams – San Diego State

FRESHMEN

  1. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi – Syracuse
  2. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  3. Imani Lewis – Wisconsin
  4. Dara Mabrey – Virginia Tech
  5. Marnelle Garraud – Boston College
  6. Charli Collier – Texas
  7. Elizabeth Dixon – Georgia Tech
  8. Beatriz Jordao – South Florida
  9. Naz Hillmon – Michigan

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

Lexie Hull of Stanford University

The women’s college basketball season is in full swing and we have new players to watch for, upcoming teams and new story lines to keep track of this season. This is the third year of tracking and ranking college players and it is been a labor of love and hard work that goes with these rankings.

I always get asked the same questions about how players are ranked and how they end up on this list in this particular order, so to those new readers or first time visitors to my blog, you can read my FAQ page. If you have any other questions that are not on there, you can always leave them in the comments or contact me via Twitter. My handle is @whoopsblogger.

Listed below is the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Nov. 6th to Nov. 11th.

SENIORS

  1.  Asia Durr – Louisville
  2. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  3. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  4. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  5. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi
  6. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  7. Kristine Anigwe – California
  8. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  9. Bridget Carleton –  Iowa State
  10. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  11. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  12. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  13. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  14. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  15. Maite Cazorla – Oregon
  16. Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  19. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  20. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  21. Lashann Higgs – Texas
  22. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  23. Rebekah Dahlman – DePaul
  24. Janiah McKay – Auburn
  25. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami (FL)
  26. Chloe Jackson – Baylor
  27. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State
  28. Hannah Stewart – Iowa
  29. Ashton Millender – DePaul
  30. Jordan Moore – TCU
  31. Christalah Lyons – Kansas
  32. Courtney Ekmark – Arizona State
  33. LaTashia Jones – Oklahoma State
  34. Gabby Green – LMU
  35. Laura Stockton – Gonzaga
  36. Sydney Skinner – Harvard

JUNIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  4. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  5. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  6. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  7. Minyon Moore – USC
  8. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  9. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  10. Jaelyn Brown – California
  11. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  12. Te’a Cooper – South Carolina
  13. Amber Melgoza – Washington
  14. Grace Hunter – NC State
  15. Aislinn Konig – NC State
  16. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  17. Kobi Thornton – Clemson
  18. Taja Cole – Georgia
  19. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  20. Amber Smith – Missouri
  21. Becca Hittner – Drake
  22. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  23. Emma Guy – Boston College
  24. Taylor Frederick – South Dakota
  25. Alexis Tolefree – Arkansas
  26. Taiye Bello – Minnesota
  27. Shadeen Samuels – Seton Hall

SOPHOMORES

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Ivana Raca – Wake Forest
  3. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  4. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  5. Mia Davis – Temple
  6. Shaina Pellington – Oklahoma
  7. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  8. Destiny Littleton – Texas
  9. Erin Boley – Oregon
  10. Macee Williams – IUPUI
  11. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue
  12. Bianca Jackson – South Carolina
  13. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  14. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  15. Sidney Cooks – Michigan State
  16. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  17. Chloe Bibby – Mississippi State
  18. Hailey Brown – Michigan

FRESHMEN

  1. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  2. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  3. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  4. Dara Mabrey – Virginia Tech
  5. Beatriz Jordao – South Florida
  6. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  7. Noga Peleg Pelc – Rutgers
  8. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  9. Imani Lewis – Wisconsin

Preseason Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class!

Asia Durr

It is that time of year once again! The start of the new women’s college basketball season is upon us with multiple story lines and players to watch for. This also means the women’s college basketball players rankings are back! This is the third year of compiling these rankings and they take a lot of time, energy and effort. It is a pleasure to do them every year, but keep in mind that these rankings can change from now until March. I have received tons of feedback over the years on these rankings and it is great to see how they have been received from the women’s basketball community. Thank you all for the constant support on these rankings. I sincerely appreciate it.

The preseason rankings are combined of a combination of what happened last year and what is most likely predicted this season from the players. Remember, this list can change and new players can be added OR subtracted from the list. These rankings can change and are updated weekly. These rankings are designed to help gauge who really are the top players in women’s college basketball and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to read the FAQ regarding these rankings. Any additional questions or queries, leave them in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Listed below are the preseason rankings for the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for 2018-2019. Curious to see who made last year’s preseason rankings? Click here for that list.

*Note: Only active players are listed below. Transfer and or red-shirt players are included if they are playing this season*

SENIORS

  1. Asia Durr – Louisville
  2. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  3. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  4. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  5. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  6. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  8. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  9. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  10. Kristine Anigwe – California
  11. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  12. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  13. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  14. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  15. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  16. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  17. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  18. Lashaan Higgs – Texas
  19. Kennedy Burke – UCLA
  20. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  21. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia
  22. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina
  23. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M
  24. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State
  25. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  26. Maite Cazorla – Oregon
  27. Teniya Page – Penn State
  28. Kiara Leslie – NC State
  29. Amy Okonkwo – TCU
  30. Jaisa Nunn – New Mexico State
  31. Mart’e Grays – DePaul
  32. Carmen Grande – Ball State
  33. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech
  34. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  35. Chloe Jackson – LSU
  36. Rosemarie Julien – FGCU

JUNIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  6. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  7. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  8. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  9. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  10. Kelly Jekot – Villanova
  11. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  12. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State
  13. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  14. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  15. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  16. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  17. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  18. Hannah Whitish – Nebraska
  19. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  20. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  21. Mackenzie Meyer – Iowa
  22. Shay Colley – Michigan State
  23. Reili Richardson – Arizona State
  24. Kelly Campbell – DePaul
  25. Becca Hitner – Drake
  26. Nicea Eliely – Nebraska
  27. Jeannie Boehm – Harvard

SOPHOMORES

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  4. Annika Jank – Colorado
  5. Kate Cain – Nebraska
  6. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee
  7. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  8. Kianna Smith – California
  9. Shaina Pellington – Oklahoma
  10. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue
  11. Hailey Brown – Michigan
  12. Mia Davis – Temple
  13. Mykea Gray – Miami
  14. Elah Parker – Penn
  15. Karly Murphy – Green Bay
  16. Kianna Williams – Stanford
  17. Bianca Jackson – South Carolina
  18. Sidney Cooks – Michigan State

FRESHMEN

  1. Charli Collier – Texas
  2. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  3. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  4. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  5. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  6. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  7. Catherine Reese – Arizona
  8. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  9. Aquira DeCosta – Baylor

Canada’s Performance at the World Championships

The FIBA World Cup was over on Sunday and to no surprise, the United States won the gold medal. It was great to see Australia make a comeback and win the silver medal. Spain won the bronze medal and Belgium finished a historic fourth place. However, Team Canada did not fare that well. After finishing group play undefeated, they lost to Spain in the semi finals and barely beat Nigeria to finish in 7th place. This was a disappointing ending to a promising start for the Canadians and once again, the Canadians have work to do if they want to medal in these top competitions. We shall just have to wait to see the Canadians can improve and get better.

– Aneela

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team is off to a hot start in Tenerife, Spain

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team is 2-0 after two wins in group play against Korea and Greece over the weekend. This is a great start for the senior team who hopes to medal during these World Championships. Kia Nurse is off to a hot start as she has averaged nearly 20.5 (!!!) points per game in the two wins. Team Canada will face France to decide the winner of Group A tomorrow in the final game of the group phase. This game should be very interesting and can be viewed on Dazn OR livebasketball.tv

Listed below are the two box scores and game highlights from both games.

BOX SCORE 0F CANADA VS GREECE

Game highlights of Canada vs Greece

BOX SCORE OF CANADA VS KOREA

Game highlights of Canada vs Korea

 

My final thoughts on the 2018 WNBA season

Wow. I cannot believe the 2018 WNBA season is over. It seems surreal to me that the time just flew by. It feels like it was just yesterday that the 2018 WNBA season got underway. It was by far the most fastest, hectic, rewarding and amazing season. The Twitter support I received along with writing articles for Hashtag Basketball made the season go faster than normal for me. It was a ton of fun writing and interacting with people via on Twitter. Thank you to everyone who took time to read my articles. It meant the world to me. This season was by far the most fulfilling season for me on a personal level because I got to connect with a new basketball audience that was not there in previous seasons. I got to reach out to other basketball fans and try to bridge the gap between the WNBA and other sports fans. It was so nice to see other outlets cover the WNBA in their own unique way and try to bring more coverage forward. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you who also viewed this blog when looking for updates. The blog was not frequently as updated as in previous seasons, but I will have coverage of the upcoming FIBA Women’s World Championship — specifically for Team Canada.

Thanks for always tweeting, reading, commenting, interacting on various mediums on the WNBA this year. I may have not always replied, but I always appreciated. Thank you to everyone for the constant support. I appreciate you all!

Best wishes,

Aneela