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 9

Dana Evans of Louisville

We have now reached more than the halfway point of the women’s college basketball schedule and are starting to see which teams are standing out and which ones are not despite more postponements and cancellations this week. We saw the top ranked teams fight to earn wins this week and we also saw some upsets occur within the Top 25. This is going to get very interesting down the stretch run to March.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of January 18th to January 24th. If you would like to view the previous week, you may do so here. Questions? First time viewing the rankings? The FAQ page can be viewed here.

SENIORS

  1. Dana Evans – Louisville
  2. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Kayla Jones – NC State
  5. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  6. Kai Crutchfield – NC State
  7. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  8. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  9. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  10. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  11. Stephanie Watts – North Carolina
  12. Kelsey Marshall – Miami
  13. Delicia Washington – Clemson
  14. Lauren Van Kleunen – Marquette
  15. Jordan Lewis – Alabama
  16. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  17. Kiara Smith – Florida
  18. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  19. Ivana Raca – Wake Forest
  20. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  21. Vivian Gray – Texas Tech
  22. Lauren Heard – TCU
  23. Andra Espinoza-Hunter – Seton Hall
  24. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  25. Elle Ruffridge – Missouri State
  26. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  27. Chelsey Perry – UT Martin
  28. Blanca Millan – Maine
  29. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  30. Kaba Masseny – UCF
  31. Kendell Heremaia – Fordham
  32. Alexus Dye – Troy
  33. Willow Duffell – Marist
  34. Liv Korngable – South Dakota
  35. Taya Bolden – Campbell
  36. Dora Goles – Idaho State

JUNIORS

  1. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. Nalyssa Smith – Baylor
  4. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  5. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  6. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  7. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  8. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  9. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  10. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  11. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  12. Dara Mabrey – Notre Dame
  13. Kari Niblack – West Virginia
  14. Lexi Held – DePaul
  15. Joanne Allen-Taylor – Texas
  16. Lotta Maj-Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  17. Alisia Smith – Michigan State
  18. Grace Berger – Indiana
  19. Bendu Yeaney – Arizona
  20. Anastasia Hayes – Middle Tennessee
  21. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  22. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  23. Shmya Ward – Alabama State
  24. Tishara Morehouse – FGCU
  25. Jaron Dougherty – Mercer
  26. Stephanie Visscher – Stephen F. Austin
  27. Elizabeth Balogun – Louisville

SOPHOMORES

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  3. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  4. Jakia Brown- Turner – NC State
  5. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  6. Brea Beal – South Carolina
  7. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  8. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  9. Haley Jones – Stanford
  10. Aijha Blackwell – Missouri
  11. Sedona Prince – Oregon
  12. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  13. Aubrey Griffin – Connecticut
  14. Kayleigh Truong – Gonzaga
  15. Holly Kersgieter – Kansas
  16. Caitlyn Harper – California Baptist
  17. Megan Walstad – Milwaukee
  18. Jada Boyd – NC State

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Charlisse Leger – Walker – Washington State
  3. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  4. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  5. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  6. Jaddan Simmons – Arizona State
  7. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green
  8. Cali Clark – Colorado State
  9. Sean Kelly Darks – North Carolina A&T

2023 WNBA Draft Version 1.0

aliyah boston of south carolina

Since releasing the 2021 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0, I’ve gotten to thinking about looking at future WNBA Mock Drafts just because there is is simply so much talent coming out these next few years. I released the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 yesterday and now we move onto the year 2023.

These players are currently sophomores and have a year under their belt. There are many talented sophomores currently in college and some of them have started to play really well. Since they are just sophomores, they have a chance to keep growing and getting better.

I thought it would be fun to see right now just where certain players would be taken in a WNBA Draft. Obviously, since this draft will take place two years from now, we don’t know the draft order or what teams will be on the clock. Just like the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0, I plan on releasing an updated version next year so we can see which players fell or increased their stock. Since it is 2023, I will release another updated version in 2023 as well.

I will have the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft come out tomorrow and will conclude this fun WNBA Mock Draft exercise. I hope you enjoy these since the talent of these college players keep getting better every year.

2023 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Haley Jones – Stanford
  3. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  4. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  5. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  6. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  7. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  8. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  9. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  10. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  11. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  12. Jakia Brown-Turner – NC State

SECOND ROUND

  1. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  2. Dre’una Edwards – Kentucky
  3. Laeticia Amihere – South Carolina
  4. Samantha Brunelle – Notre Dame
  5. Ajha Blackwell – Missouri
  6. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  7. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  8. Jordan Nixon – Texas A&M
  9. Jada Boyd – NC State
  10. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  11. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  12. Aubrey Griffin – Connecticut

THIRD ROUND

  1. Haley Frank – Missouri
  2. McKenna Warnock – Iowa
  3. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  4. Brynna Maxwell – Utah
  5. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  6. Elena Tsinke – South Florida
  7. Ayoka Lee – Kansas State
  8. Alyza Winston – Michigan State
  9. Sedona Prince – Oregon
  10. Koi Love – Vanderbilt
  11. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  12. Katia Gallegos – UTEP

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 7

Naz Hillmon of Michigan

We are now reaching the halfway point of the women’s college basketball season and it’s been a roller coaster of a season so far. More postponements and cancellations occurred last week BUT there were still plenty of great competition with upsets, almost upsets and great match ups all around. This season, it seems the SEC and Big 10 currently have great competition and have several great teams in their respective conferences. We should also give some appreciation for Texas A&M who are 11-0 and have beaten great teams along the way. Their seniors are making sure they leave a lasting impression behind.

With that in mind, 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 4th to Jan 10th. You can view the previous week rankings here. Have questions? First time viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can be found here.

SENIORS

  1. Dana Evans – Louisville
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  4. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  5. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  6. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  7. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  8. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  9. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  10. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  11. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  12. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  13. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  14. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  15. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  16. Ivana Raca – Wake Forest
  17. Kelsey Marshall – Miami
  18. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  19. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  20. Chloe Lamb – South Dakota
  21. Krystal Leger-Walker – Washington State
  22. Anna Wilson – Stanford
  23. Blanca Millan – Maine
  24. Erin Boley – Oregon
  25. Krystal Freeman – Tulane
  26. Katie Nelson – Boston University
  27. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  28. Jenna Giacone – Dayton
  29. Brandi Bisping – Milwaukee
  30. Antoinette Lewis – South Alabama
  31. Britney Thomas – California Baptist
  32. Tessa Brugler – Bucknell
  33. Bria Dial – Chattanooga
  34. Tahanee Bennell – Austin Peay
  35. Karson Swogger – St. Francis
  36. Bridgette Rettstat – Liberty

JUNIORS

  1. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  2. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  3. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  4. Grace Berger – Indiana
  5. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  6. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  7. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  8. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  9. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  10. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  11. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  12. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  13. Sydney Wood – Northwestern
  14. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  15. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  16. Elizabeth Dixon – Louisville
  17. Amy Dilk – Michigan
  18. Cate Reese – Arizona
  19. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  20. Anastasia Hayes – Middle Tennessee
  21. Lasha Petree – Bradley
  22. Stephanie Visscher – Stephen F. Austin
  23. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  24. Lexi Held – DePaul
  25. Jireh Washington – Arkansas State
  26. Ayana Emmanuel – Alabama State
  27. Justina King – Long Beach State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Jordan Nixon – Texas A&M
  3. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  4. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  5. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  6. Haley Jones – Stanford
  7. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  8. Elena Tsineke – South Florida
  9. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  10. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  11. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  12. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  13. Aubrey Griffin – Connecticut
  14. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  15. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  16. Molly Davis – Central Michigan
  17. Diaba Konate – Idaho State
  18. Lauren Schwartz – Rice

FRESHMEN

  1. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  3. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  4. Emily Ryan – Iowa State
  5. Darrione Rogers – DePaul
  6. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  7. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut
  8. D’Mya Tucker – North Carolina A&T
  9. Cydney Johnson – High Point

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

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

It is that time of year again! This is now my fifth(!) season of compiling these players rankings and this season will be prove to be unlike any other before due to COVID-19. It will be interesting to watch moving forward on how teams adapt to the different type of schedule this season.

The pre season rankings are a combination of what happened the previous year and as well as the expectations of what might occur this year. With that in mind, the pre season women’s college basketball player rankings for the 2020-2021 season which has the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen are listed below.

Curious to see previous years pre-season lists? Click the links below to view previous years since the rankings began!

Here’s to a safe and healthy season to those involved in women’s college basketball this year!

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  5. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  6. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  7. Dana Evans – Louisville
  8. Vivian Gray – Texas Tech
  9. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  10. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  11. Lauren Heard – TCU
  12. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  13. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  14. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  15. Erin Boley – Oregon
  16. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  17. Destiny Pitts – Texas A&M
  18. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  19. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  20. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  21. Lorela Cubaj – Georgia Tech
  22. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  23. Kayla Jones – NC State
  24. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  25. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  26. Hailey Brown – Michigan
  27. Selena Lott – Marquette
  28. Micaela Kelly – Central Michigan
  29. Kiara Lewis – Syracuse
  30. Maddi Utti – Fresno State
  31. India Pagan – Stony Brook
  32. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  33. Victoria Morris – Old Dominion
  34. Chelsea Perry – UT Martin
  35. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  36. Macee Williams – IUPUI

JUNIORS

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  3. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  4. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  5. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  6. Cate Reese – Arizona
  7. Lexi Hull – Stanford
  8. Charli Collier – Texas
  9. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  10. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  11. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  12. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  13. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  14. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  15. Lexi Held – DePaul
  16. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  17. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  18. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  19. Grace Berger – Indiana
  20. Taylor Mikesell – Oregon
  21. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  22. Erica Johnson – Ohio
  23. Elizabeth Balogun – Louisville
  24. Beatriz Jordao – South Florida
  25. Zarielle Green – Texas A&M
  26. Dorka Juhasz – Ohio State
  27. Destiny Littleton – South Carolina

SOPHOMORES

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Haley Jones – Stanford
  3. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  4. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  5. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  6. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  7. Alissa Pili – Southern California
  8. Jakia Brown – Turner – NC State
  9. Aliyah Matharu – Mississippi State
  10. Jordan Horston – Tennessee
  11. Ashten Prechtel – Stanford
  12. Samantha Brunelle – Notre Dame
  13. Aijha Blackwell – Missouri
  14. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  15. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  16. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  17. Ayoka Lee – Kansas State
  18. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech

FRESHMEN

  1. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  2. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  3. Angel Reese – Maryland
  4. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  5. Sydney Parrish – Oregon
  6. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  7. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  8. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  9. Deja Kelly – North Carolina