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

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Women’s College Basketball is back in full swing and teams got underway last week. This is now my fourth year running these rankings and the same freshmen I ranked four years ago are now seniors! Time flies!

We had some upsets in the first week with some ranked teams falling to non ranked teams. We also saw how deep certain teams are early and how some teams have yet to play a single game. These rankings are going to look a whole lot different from the pre-season rankings just because other players stepped up in Week 1 and it will look different from week to week. As always, I ensure that these rankings are done fairly and accurately with representation from a large majority of competitive D1 women’s college basketball teams.

If you are new to these rankings and have questions on how I put these weekly ranking lists together, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page. Curious to see who was on the pre-season list? Click here for that list.

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. 5th to Nov. 10th.

SENIORS

  1. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  2. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Sara Rhine – Drake
  5. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  6. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  7. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  8. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  9. Alexa Willard – Missouri State
  10. Becca Hittner – Drake
  11. Jeannie Boehm – Harvard
  12. Nicki Ekhomu – Florida State
  13. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  14. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  15. Juicy Landrum – Baylor
  16. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  17. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  18. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  19. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  20. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  21. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  22. Emma Guy – Boston College
  23. Kianna Ray – TCU
  24. Lexie Barrier – James Madison
  25. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  26. Mariella Fasoula – Vanderbilt
  27. Taylor Koenen – North Carolina
  28. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  29. Ellie Harmeyer – Belmont
  30. Zada Williams – Florida
  31. Andrea Brady – Colorado State
  32. Rebekah Hand – Marist
  33. Theresa Onwuka – Buffalo
  34. Nicole Jorgensen – Rhode Island
  35. Rachel Thompson – Colgate
  36. Suzanne Gilreath – Wisconsin

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  4. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  5. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  6. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  7. Eleah Parker – Pennsylvania
  8. Enna Pehadzic – South Florida
  9. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  10. Mia Davis – Temple
  11. Selena Lott – Marquette
  12. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  13. Kelsey Marshall – Miami
  14. Aisha Sheppard – Virginia Tech
  15. Dana Evans – Louisville
  16. Chloe Bibby – Mississippi State
  17. Kayla Jones – NC State
  18. Tekia Mack – Rutgers
  19. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  20. Arsula Clark – Tulane
  21. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  22. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  23. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  24. A’riana Gray – Xavier
  25. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  26. Desiree Elmore – Seton Hall
  27. Nancy Mulkey – Rice

SOPHOMORES

  1. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  2. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  3. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  4. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  5. Kaitlyn Gilbert – Notre Dame
  6. Madi Williams – Oklahoma
  7. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  8. Elizabeth Balogun – Louisville
  9. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  10. Zaay Green – Tennessee
  11. Lindsey Corsaro – UCLA
  12. Jayde Van Hyfte – Arizona State
  13. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  14. Kolbi Green – Navy
  15. Dorka Juhasz – Ohio State
  16. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  17. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  18. Haylee Andrews – Portland

FRESHMEN

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  3. Jakia Brown – Turner – NC State
  4. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  5. Anaya Peoples – Notre Dame
  6. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  7. Ashten Prechtel – Stanford
  8. Alyza Winston – Michigan State
  9. Alissa Pili – USC

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

Chennedy Carter of Texas A&M is the top junior to watch for

It’s that time of year again! The start of a brand new women’s college basketball season is upon us with many exciting story lines to watch for. This also means that the women’s college basketball players rankings are back! This is the fourth year of compiling these rankings and they take a lot of time, energy and effort. It’s 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 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 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 2019-2020. Curious to see who made last year’s preseason list? 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. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  3. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  4. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  6. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  7. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  8. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  9. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  10. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  11. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  12. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  13. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  14. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  15. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  16. Sara Rhine – Drake
  17. Minyon Moore – Oregon
  18. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  19. Amber Smith – Missouri
  20. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  21. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  22. Becca Hittner – Drake
  23. Nadia Fingall – Stanford
  24. Aislinn Konig – NC State
  25. Taiye Bello – Minnesota
  26. Grace Hunter – NC State
  27. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  28. Brenna Wise – Indiana
  29. Korneila Wright – UCF
  30. Kelly Jekot – Villanova
  31. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  32. Kobi Thornton – Clemson
  33. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  34. Alecia (Sug) Sutton – Texas
  35. Emma Guy – Boston College
  36. Chante Stonewall – DePaul

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  3. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  4. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  5. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  6. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  8. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  9. Karissa McLauglin – Purdue
  10. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  11. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  12. Erin Boley – Oregon
  13. Dana Evans – Louisville
  14. Elah Parker – Pennsylvania
  15. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota
  16. Sidney Cooks – Michigan State
  17. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  18. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  19. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  20. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  21. Maya Dodson – Stanford
  22. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  23. Ana Llanusa – Oklahoma
  24. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse
  25. N’dea Johnson – Texas A&M
  26. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  27. Terra Reed – VCU

SOPHOMORES

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  3. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  4. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  5. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  6. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  7. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  8.  Elissa Cunane РNC State
  9. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  10. Elizabeth Balogun – Louisville
  11. Cate Reese – Arizona
  12. Hailey Brown – Michigan
  13. Beatriz Jordao – South Florida
  14. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  15. Charli Collier – Texas
  16. Zarielle Green – Tennessee
  17. Robyn Benton – Auburn
  18. Lexie Hull – Stanford

FRESHMEN

  1.  Haley Jones РStanford
  2. Samantha Brunelle – Notre Dame
  3. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  4. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  5. Jordan Horston – Tennessee
  6. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  7. Rickea Johnson – Mississippi State
  8. Kierstan Bell – Ohio State
  9. Aijha Blackwell – Missouri

 

Women’s College Basketball Final Overall Player Rankings for 2018/2019 – Class by Class!

March has arrived and it is my favourite month due to the NCAA Tournament. March Madness is truly a special time and holds many dear memories. It is now time to unveil the FINAL OVERALL Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings for the 2018/2019 season. From November to March, there have been special moments and incredible performances from seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen.

For 16 weeks, I took the best of the best women’s college basketball players and put them on my week to week lists. I looked at over 48 schools per week for every week. I tried my best to make the ratings fair and include a wide variety of big and small conferences. These rankings can take quite a bit of time to put together as they require a ton of time and attention.

I have been compiling these rankings for three years now and if you would like to check out the 2017/2018 edition, you may do so here. If you would like to view the 2016/2017 edition, you can click here. If you have questions or this is the first time reading these rankings, please read the FAQ page first.

To make the final list, players had to be on the rankings list for five or more weeks in the season.

Listed below are the top seniors, the top juniors, the top sophomores and the top freshmen for 2018/2019.

SENIORS

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  2. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  3. Asia Durr – Louisville
  4. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  5. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  6. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  7. Kristine Anigwe – California
  8. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  9. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  10. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  11. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  12. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  13. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  14. Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
  15. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  16. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  17. Anriel Howard – Mississippi State
  18. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  19. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  20. Jenna Allen – Michigan State
  21. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State
  22. Maci Morris – Kentucky
  23. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia
  24. Megan Huff – Utah
  25. Kiara Leslie – NC State
  26. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  27. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga
  28. Emese Hof – Miami
  29. Danni Williams – Texas
  30. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  31. Chloe Jackson – Baylor
  32. Hannah Stewart – Iowa
  33. Danielle Edwards – Clemson
  34. Jordan Moore – TCU
  35. Courtney Ekmark – Arizona State
  36. Reyna Frost – Central Michigan

Honourable mention: Sam Fuehring (Louisville), Alexis Jennings (South Carolina), Arica Carter (Louisville), Mart’e Grays (DePaul) Paris Kea (North Carolina), Kennedy Leonard (Colorado), Stasha Carey (Rutgers), Kennedy Burke (UCLA), Amy Okonkwo (TCU), Laura Stockton (Gonzaga), Lashaan Higgs (Texas), Teniya Page (Penn State), Maite Cazorla (Oregon)

JUNIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  5. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  6. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  7. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  8. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  9. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  10. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  11. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  12. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  13. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford
  14. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  15. Sara Rhine – Drake
  16. Peyton Williams – Kansas State
  17. Aislinn Konig – NC State
  18. Amber Smith – Missouri
  19. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  20. Dominique Oden – Purdue
  21. Becca Hittner – Drake
  22. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  23. Kobi Thornton – Clemson
  24. Korneila Wright – UCF
  25. Brenna Wise – Indiana
  26. Taiye Bello – Minnesota
  27. Juicy Landrum – Baylor and Grace Hunter – NC State

Honourable mention: Kelly Jekot (Villanova), Ciara Duffy (South Dakota), Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (South Carolina), Emma Guy (Boston College), Alecia (Sug) Sutton (Texas), Chante Stonewall (DePaul)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  3. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  4. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  5. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  6. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  7. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  8. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  9. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue
  10. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  11. Erin Boley – Oregon
  12. Dana Evans – Louisville
  13. Elah Parker – Pennsylvania
  14. Sidney Cooks – Michigan State
  15. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  16. Kianna Williams – Stanford

Honourable mention: Janelle Bailey (North Carolina), Evina Westbrook (Tennessee), Jaelynn Penn (Indiana), Tera Reed (VCU), Shannon Titus (Mercer), Alyric Scott (Southern),

FRESHMEN

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  3. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  4. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  5. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  6. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  7. Elizabeth Balogun – Georgia Tech
  8. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  9. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor

Honourable mention: Beatriz Jordao (South Florida)