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 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 6

Rhyne Howard - Kentucky Women's Basketball

Happy New Year! What a year 2020 was for my blog as I was able to reach high numbers and a high amount of visitors after a dip from the previous year. I just want to thank all of you for always commentating, reading, viewing all my posts. I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!

Moving on, the rankings continue to be interesting as a ton of games are cancelled or postponed so several teams did not even play the previous week. It definitely gave other teams from small conferences a shot in the rankings for the week. This roller coaster of a season continues to move on and it shall be interesting to see what happens next week.

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 28th to January 3rd. You can view the previous week rankings here. Questions? First time reading or viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can help you out!

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  4. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  5. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  6. Dana Evans – Louisville
  7. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  8. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  9. Jordan Lewis – Alabama
  10. Ariyah Copeland – Alabama
  11. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  12. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  13. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  14. Aarion McDonald – Arizona
  15. LeAnne Wirth – Gonzaga
  16. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  17. Kayla Jones – Louisville
  18. Macee Williams – IUPUI
  19. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  20. KeKe McKinney – Kentucky
  21. Didi Richards – Baylor
  22. Destiny Pitts – Texas A&M
  23. Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  24. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  25. Hailey Brown – Michigan
  26. Blanca Millan – Maine
  27. Alyssa Mayfield – Stephen F.Austin
  28. Jada Lewis – Mercer
  29. Sam Breen – Massachusetts
  30. Hannah Nihill – Drexel
  31. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  32. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  33. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  34. Que Morrison – Georgia
  35. Ashtyn Baker – Liberty
  36. Willow Duffell – Marist

JUNIORS

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  4. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  5. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  6. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  7. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  8. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  9. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  10. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  11. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  12. Ja’Mee Asberry – Oklahoma State
  13. Joanne Allen-Taylor – Texas
  14. Grace Berger – Indiana
  15. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  16. Taya Hanson – Arizona State
  17. Dara Mabrey – Notre Dame
  18. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  19. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  20. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  21. Aniya Thomas – Kansas
  22. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  23. Jade Loville – Boise State
  24. Taylor O’Brien – Bucknell
  25. Ahlise Hurst – New Mexico
  26. Lou Lopez-Senechal – Fairfield
  27. Maggie Knowles – Austin Peay

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  2. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  3. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  4. Jakia Brown-Turner – NC State
  5. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  6. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  7. Jada Boyd – NC State
  8. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  9. McKenna Warnock – Iowa
  10. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  11. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  12. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  13. Haley Jones – Stanford
  14. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  15. Diaba Konate – Idaho State
  16. Katelyn Crosthwait – Rice
  17. Julia Ayrault – Michigan State
  18. Cameron Tabor – Davidson

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  3. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  4. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  5. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  6. Katie Scott – Grand Canyon
  7. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green
  8. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  9. Jaddan Simmons – Arizona State

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 5 *shortened version*

Nyara Sabally - University of Oregon

Happy holidays everyone! With the holidays in full swing and with postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19, it was a short week so instead of the usual lists, it has been has shortened and will resume to the normal list next week.

Listed below are the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen for the week of December 21st to December 27th. You can view last week’s rankings here. Have questions? First time viewing the rankings? The FAQ page can help you out!

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  3. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  4. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  5. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  6. Erin Boley – Oregon
  7. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  8. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  9. Lexi Gordon – Texas Tech
  10. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  11. LeeAnne Wirth – Gonzaga
  12. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  13. Lauren Heard – TCU
  14. Selena Lott – Marquette
  15. Blanca Millan – Maine
  16. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  17. Micaela Kelly – Central Michigan
  18. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  19. Dee Bekelja – DePaul
  20. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga

JUNIORS

  1. Charli Collier – Texas
  2. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  3. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  4. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  5. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  6. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  7. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  8. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  9. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  10. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  11. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  12. Cate Reese – Arizona
  13. Joanne Allen-Taylor – Texas
  14. Yummy Morris – TCU
  15. Kassidy De Lapp – Oklahoma State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  2. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  3. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  4. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  5. Quinesha Lockett – Toledo
  6. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  7. Zya Nugent – Stephen F. Austin
  8. Abbey Ellis – Cal Poly
  9. Heaven Hamling – North Dakota State
  10. Haley Jones – Stanford

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State/Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  3. Emily Ryan – Iowa State
  4. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  5. Katie Scott – Grand Canyon/Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green/Cameron Brink – Stanford

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