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 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 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

2024 WNBA Draft Version 1.0

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Since releasing WNBA Draft Version 1.0, I’ve gotten to thinking about future WNBA Mock Drafts as well. I asked my Twitter followers via a Twitter poll and a large majority of my Twitter followers agreed. So, here it is! I’ve released the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 two days ago and the 2023 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 yesterday. I conclude this WNBA Mock Draft exercise with the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft.

Currently, the players who are going to be involved in the 2024 WNBA Draft are freshmen. They have just started playing college basketball and in a season unlike any other with many cancellations and postponements. Some teams have also stopped playing altogether. But, this freshmen class is very good. Loaded actually. There are some potentially franchise altering stars in this class.

Since these players are just freshmen, they will grow and get better over the next three years. Since it is the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft, I will update this draft next year, then in 2023 and then in 2024 when their draft will take place. We will see which players increased their stock or fell to the bottom.

I hope you have enjoyed all of these future WNBA Mock Drafts. They are designed to help think about the WNBA’s future and to see the potential in these young college basketball players.

2024 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  3. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  4. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  5. Angel Reese – Maryland
  6. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  7. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  8. Deja Kelly – North Carolina
  9. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  10. Charlisse Leger -Walker – Washington State
  11. Maddy Westbeld – Notre Dame
  12. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green

SECOND ROUND

  1. Lexi Donarski – Iowa State
  2. Katie Scott – Grand Canyon
  3. JerKaila Jordan – Tulane
  4. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  5. Emily Ryan – Iowa State
  6. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut
  7. Priscilla Williams – Syracuse
  8. Darrione Rogers – DePaul
  9. Jaddan Simmons – Arizona State
  10. Sydney Parrish – Oregon
  11. Gabby Elliot – Clemson
  12. Madison Scott – Ole Miss

THIRD ROUND

  1. Sydney Gandy – Idaho
  2. Sammi Mikonwicz – Toledo
  3. Alexis Mark – Boise State
  4. Vanessa de Jesus – Duke
  5. D’Mya Tucker – North Carolina A&T
  6. Anya Poole – North Carolina
  7. Sasha Goforth – Oregon State
  8. Hannah Gusters – Baylor
  9. DeYona Gaston – Texas
  10. Tameiya Sadler – Washington
  11. Tuti Jones – Belmont
  12. Destinee Wells – Belmont

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 8

Ashley Joens - Iowa State

Last week was filled with many upsets but the most notable one was when Colorado defeated the No.1 overall team in Stanford. Colorado has it’s ups and downs this season but their win against Stanford was huge. There were almost upsets amid more cancellations and postponements that we have to come to expect this season.

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 11th to January 17th. If you would like to view the previous week, you may do so here. Have questions? First time viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can be found here.

SENIORS

  1. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  2. Vivian Gray – Texas Tech
  3. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  4. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  5. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  6. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  7. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  8. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  9. Kate Cain – Nebraska
  10. Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  11. Dana Evans – Louisville
  12. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  13. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  14. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  15. Andra Espinoza-Hunter – Seton Hall
  16. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  17. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  18. Akienreh Johnson – Michigan
  19. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  20. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  21. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  22. Lauren Heard – TCU
  23. Chasity Patterson – Kentucky
  24. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  25. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  26. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  27. Gina Conti – Wake Forest
  28. Jordan Sanders – USC
  29. Erin Whalen – Dayton
  30. Ashtyn Baker – Liberty
  31. Blanca Millan – Maine
  32. Karson Swogger – St. Francis
  33. Jayla Thornton – Howard
  34. Tessa Brugler – Bucknell
  35. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  36. Sam Breen – UMass

JUNIORS

  1. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  4. Grace Berger – Indiana
  5. Lexi Held – DePaul
  6. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  7. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  8. Victaria Saxton – South Carolina
  9. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  10. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  11. Sydney Wood – Northwestern
  12. Blair Green – Kentucky
  13. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  14. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  15. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  16. Elisa Pinzan – South Florida
  17. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  18. Skyler Curran – High Point
  19. Aiyana Johnson – Stephen F. Austin
  20. Jireh Washington – Arkansas State
  21. Niyah Lutz – Wofford
  22. Conley Chinn – Belmont
  23. Lasha Petree – Bradley
  24. Jayla Crawford – Alabama State
  25. Aleksa Gulbe – Indiana
  26. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  27. Jade Loville – Boise State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  2. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  3. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  4. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  5. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  6. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  7. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  8. Maddie Nolan – Michigan
  9. Dre’una Edwards – Kentucky
  10. Brea Beal – South Carolina
  11. Haley Frank – Missouri
  12. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  13. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  14. Maria Alvarez – South Florida
  15. Esmery Martinez – West Virginia
  16. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  17. Megan Walstad – Milwaukee
  18. Laeticia Amihere – South Carolina

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  3. Maddy Westbeld – Notre Dame
  4. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  5. Priscilla Williams – Syracuse
  6. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  7. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  8. Nicole Avila-Ambrosi – California Baptist
  9. Alexis Mark – Boise State