Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 10

What a week. There were a few upsets among ranked teams this week and conference play has shifted the teams record which impacted the rankings. We also saw the highly coveted match up between the top two teams in women’s college basketball match up and saw Notre Dame come out on top. I’m sure more interesting results are in store during the remainder of conference play.

If you would like to view last week’s rankings, you may do so here. If you are new and have questions, please read the FAQ page.

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 7th to Jan 13th.

 

SENIORS

  1. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  2. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  5. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  6. Asia Durr – Louisville
  7. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  8. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  9. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  10. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  11. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  12. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  13. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  14. Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
  15. Maci Morris – Kentucky
  16. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  17. Megan Huff – Utah
  18. Jenna Allen – Michigan State
  19. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  20. Danielle King – Marquette
  21. Kiara Leslie – NC State
  22. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina
  23. Danni Williams – Texas
  24. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State
  25. Jatarie White – Texas
  26. Reyna Frost – Central Michigan
  27. Laura Stockton – Gonzaga
  28. Charise Wilson – Rutgers
  29. Miranda Drummond – Syracuse
  30. Arica Carter – Louisville
  31. Teniya Page – Penn State
  32. Whitney Jennings – Drake
  33. Nicole Iademarco – Rice
  34. Mary Goulding – Fordham
  35. Tanesha Sutton – Maine
  36. Candice White – Fresno State

JUNIORS

  1. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  2. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  3. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  4. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  5. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  6. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  7. Juicy Landrum – Baylor
  8. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  9. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  10. Kobi Thornton – Clemson
  11. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  12. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  13. Korneila Wright – UCF
  14. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  15. Daisa Alexander – Auburn
  16. Sara Rhine – Drake
  17. Shadeen Samuels – Seton Hall
  18. Keri Jewett – Giles – FGCU
  19. Blair Watson – Maryland
  20. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  21. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  22. Michal Miller – Wright State
  23. Taylor Herd – Quinnipiac
  24. Nia Irving – Boston University
  25. Kayla Robinson – Troy
  26. Yazzy Sa’Dullah – UC Irvine
  27. Qierra Murray – Towson

SOPHOMORES

  1. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  2. Chloe Bibby РMississippi  State
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  5. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue
  6. Braxtin Miller – Oklahoma State
  7. Sidney Cooks – Michigan State
  8. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  9. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  10. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  11. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  12. Jordan Brock – Tennessee Tech
  13. Krystal  Freeman РTulane
  14. Kai Crutchfield – NC State
  15. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  16. Tera Reed – VCU
  17. Mahaley Holit – Hampton
  18. Alexis Chapman – Northern Colorado

FRESHMEN

  1. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  2. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  3. Dre’Una Edwards – Utah
  4. Elizabeth Balogun – Georgia Tech
  5. Makayla Dickens – Boston College
  6. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  7. Taylor Sutton – Middle Tennessee
  8. Eve Braslis – Utah Valley
  9. Asiah Dingle – Kent State

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 9

Elizabeth Balogun of Georgia Tech

We are now into Week 9 of these rankings and it was an interesting week as many teams were upset and it affected these rankings. It’s sure to get more interesting as conference play continues to go on.

If you would like to view last week’s rankings, click here for the list. If you are new and have questions, please read the FAQ page.

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 31st to Jan 6th.

SENIORS

  1. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  2. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  3. Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
  4. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  5. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  6. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  7. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  8. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  9. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  10. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  11. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  12. Kiana Ibis – Arizona State
  13. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  14. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  15. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  16. Anriel Howard – Mississippi State
  17. Amani Wilborn – Marquette
  18. Maci Morris – Kentucky
  19. Asia Durr – Louisville
  20. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  21. Stasha Carey – Rutgers
  22. Mart’e Grays – DePaul
  23. Jordan Moore – TCU
  24. Megan Huff – Utah
  25. Arica Carter – Louisville
  26. Whitney Jennings – Butler
  27. Chloe Jackson – Baylor
  28. Hannah Stewart – Iowa
  29. Mikayla Voigt – Northern Illinois
  30. Jess Genco – Northeastern
  31. Angel Golden – Bethune Cookman
  32. Mackenzie Taylor – Wright State
  33. Nicole Iademarco – Rice
  34. Savannah Smith – Northern Colorado
  35. Lauren Holden – Fordham
  36. Parise Rossignol – Maine

JUNIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Amber Smith – Missouri
  4. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  5. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  6. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  7. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  8. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  9. Brenna Wise – Indiana
  10. Alecia Sutton – Texas
  11. Aislinn Konig – NC State
  12. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  13. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  14. Sara Rhine – Drake
  15. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  16. Erika Cassell – NC State
  17. Crystal Primm – Auburn
  18. Ciani Cryor – Rutgers
  19. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  20. Korneila Wright – UCF
  21. Lauren Loven – Denver
  22. Gena Grundhoffer – Lehigh
  23. Rebekah Hand – Marist
  24. Mary Dunn – Youngstown State
  25. Rachael Childress – UAB
  26. Brittany Panetti – North Alabama
  27. Lauren Saiki – UC Irvine

SOPHOMORES

  1. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  2. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Eleah Parker – Penn
  5. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  6. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  7. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  8. Krystal Freeman – Tulane
  9. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  10. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  11. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  12. Chloe Bibby – Mississippi State
  13. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  14. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  15. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  16. Dana Evans – Louisville
  17. Shae Leverett – South Florida
  18. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga

FRESHMEN

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Elizabeth Balogun – Georgia Tech
  3. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  4. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  5. Jayla Everett – New Mexico
  6. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  7. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  8. Shy Tuelle – Campbell
  9. Ashley Joens – Iowa State

 

 

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 4

ATTENTION*** Even after a year of doing these college basketball weekly rankings, I’m STILL getting the same questions once again. So I thought I would remind people once again the premise behind these rankings, how I evaluate the players, how top players are sometimes not there, how I evaluate freshmen, etc. If you already know ALL of this, then feel free to skip this paragraph and move on to the rankings.

These weekly college basketball rankings are designed to help people see who are the top players in each class which are seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. The reason behind why I have 36 senior players is because the WNBA Draft drafts the top 36 seniors or international players. I wanted to keep it like that because basically, I wanted to see who were the top players that could eventually make a WNBA roster or superstars that could be WNBA ready early. It then decreases by 9 for each of the following classes. It’s nothing special. Just basic math. I evaluate the players by taking the top colleges and some of the mid major ones as well. I look at their schedule, I look at their RPI and out of conference schedule as well. Sometimes, if a college upsets a ranked team, I take the player from the opposing team and give them a shout out for that week.

The basic reason why these rankings are NOT overall based is because I wanted to see week to week who were the best among their class. Those that regularly stood out, those that made a difference among their teams. Chances are, if a top player is playing well every week, they will be there. If sometimes, you don’t see a top player listed, it could be one of two reasons. 1) Injured 2) Did not play well that week OR was not the reason why the team won that game that week. If sometimes you see a player who you don’t think is a top 36 player, keep in mind that either their team is undefeated (which is worth something!) or that they’ve played tough competition and they deserve a spot. I try to make these rankings fair and they take up quite a bit of time to put together.

This is NOT my day job. It’s something I do for fun and in my spare time. For the freshmen, I rank them just a bit different from the other classes. I take the best performances from each of the freshmen regardless of school record (because it’s not their fault their school hasn’t played well, it’s their first year) OR if a top college’s freshmen played well, they will also get a spot. I have also added the (+) or (-) signs due to request so that you can track your players week to week much easier. If a player has a (NR) that just means that they were not ranked the previous week. It does NOT mean that they haven’t been in the rankings in other weeks.

At the end of the day, I’m a human and can make mistakes. I’m sure I missed some top performances and I just wanted to put these rankings because I felt we were sorely missing this in women’s college basketball. If you still have questions or comments to make, leave them in my comments OR on my Twitter page.

-Aneela

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We are now entering into Week 4 and that means officially, college basketball has now started to see some teams separate themselves from the rest as well as certain players making names for themselves four weeks into the season. This week was the conference challenges and certain teams and players stood out.

If you would like to see the previous week’s rankings, you can find them HERE.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores, the top 9 freshmen for the week of November 27th to December 3rd.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (+1)
  2. Myshia Hines-Allen – Louisville (NR)
  3. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (+1)
  4. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (-3)
  5. Monique Billings – UCLA (+1)
  6. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-3)
  7. Lexie Brown – Duke (+5)
  8. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (-3)
  9. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  10. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  11. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  12. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (-5)
  13. Imani Wright – Florida State (+6)
  14. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke (-1)
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (+5)
  17. Brooke McCarty – Texas (-1)
  18. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (NR)
  19. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+11)
  20. Ariel Atkins – Texas (NR)
  21. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (+3)
  22. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (-8)
  23. Kristy Wallace – Baylor (NR)
  24. Emily Potter – Utah (+2)
  25. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  26. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (-1)
  27. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (-15)
  28. Erykah Davenport – Miami (-10)
  29. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (-6)
  30. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State (-1)
  31. Chania Ray – West Virginia (+4)
  32. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (-10)
  33. Mackenzie Engram – Georgia (-1)
  34. Sadie Edwards – USC (-1)
  35. Dyandria Anderson – Florida (NR)
  36. Frannie Frazier – Ball State (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+1)
  2. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (+8)
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (+4)
  4. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-1)
  5. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+3)
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  7. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (-6)
  8. Kristine Anigwe – California (NR)
  9. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (NR)
  10. Alanna Smith – Stanford (-1)
  11. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (+4)
  12. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (+8)
  13. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (NR)
  14. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (-10)
  15. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (-10)
  16. Asia Durr – Louisville (NR)
  17. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-5)
  18. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (+6)
  19. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (NR)
  20. Teniya Paige – Penn State (NR)
  21. Cierra Porter – Missouri (-7)
  22. Adrianna Hahn – Villanova (NR)
  23. Sabrina Haines – Arizona State (NR)
  24. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech (-3)
  25. Maci Morris – Kentucky (-2)
  26. Kylee Kopatich – Kansas (NR)
  27. Cherise Beynon – New Mexico (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Lauren Cox – Baylor (+1)
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (+1)
  3. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+2)
  4. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (+7)
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-1)
  6. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (-5)
  7. Francesca Pan – Georgia Tech (NR)
  8. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (-2)
  9. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (-1)
  10. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (-1)
  11. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford (NR)
  12. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (+1)
  13. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-1)
  14. Minyon Moore – USC (NR)
  15. Jasmine Jones – Louisville (NR)
  16. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa (NR)
  17. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State (NR)
  18. Dominique Toussant – Virginia (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Satou Sabally – Oregon (+5)
  2. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (-1)
  3. Mia Davis – Temple (NR)
  4. Karly Murphy – Green Bay (+4)
  5. Myah Selland – South Dakota State (NR)
  6. Kate Cain – Nebraska (NR)
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (+5)
  8. Anastasia Hayes – Tennessee (+3)
  9. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota (NR)