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

Now into Week 5, we’re starting to see some elite teams emerge and while it’s still very early to tell, should bode well for conference play. We only have roughly three weeks of out of conference play left and the next two weeks (Week 6 and Week 7) the rankings will be shortened because a lot of teams will be on break or play light schedules due to final exams.

Want to see how your favourite player did last week? Click here. I also added a detailed explanation of what the rankings are all about in last week’s post, so if you want to read it, it’s in the above link.

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 4th to December 10th.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (+2)
  3. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-1)
  4. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (+23)
  5. Lexie Brown – Duke (+2)
  6. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (+6)
  7. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (+9)
  8. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (+2)
  9. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+1)
  10. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (+5)
  11. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-5)
  12. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-1)
  13. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (-4)
  14. Ariel Atkins – Texas (+6)
  15. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (+6)
  16. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+3)
  17. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (+15)
  18. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (NR)
  19. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (+7)
  20. Imani Wright – Florida State (-7)
  21. Morgan William – Mississippi State (NR)
  22. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  23. Gabbi Ortiz – Oklahoma (NR)
  24. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (-21)
  25. Tanaya Atkinson – Temple (NR)
  26. Erykah Davenport – Miami (+2)
  27. Amarah Coleman – DePaul (NR)
  28. Carmen Grande – Ball State (+8)
  29. Laia Flores – South Florida (NR)
  30. Miranda Drummond – Syracuse (NR)
  31. AJ Alix – Florida State (NR)
  32. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay (NR)
  33. Haley Lorenzon – Florida (NR)
  34. Akela Maize – NC State (NR)
  35. Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee – BYU (NR)
  36. Leslie Robinson – Princeton (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (+1)
  2. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+13)
  3. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (+10)
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+3)
  5. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-1)
  6. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (-3)
  7. Kristine Anigwe – California (+1)
  8. Asia Durr – Louisville (+8)
  9. Adrianna Hahn – Villanova (+13)
  10. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (-1)
  11. Teaira McCowan – Missisippi State (-6)
  12. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (+5)
  13. Hallie Thome – Michigan (-7)
  14. Teniya Page – Penn State (+6)
  15. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (-4)
  16. Cierra Porter – Missouri (+5)
  17. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (+1)
  18. Jatarie White – Texas (NR)
  19. Rosemarie Julien – FGCU (NR)
  20. Regan Magarity – Virginia Tech (NR)
  21. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (-9)
  22. Cherise Beynon – New Mexico (+5)
  23. Paris Kea – North Carolina (NR)
  24. Kiara Leslie – NC State (NR)
  25. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M (NR)
  26. Katrina Pardee – West Virginia (NR)
  27. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Hannah Whitish – Nebraska (NR)
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  3. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (+5)
  4. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  5. Lauren Cox – Baylor (-4)
  6. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  7. Francesca Pan – Georgia Tech
  8. Bella Alarie – Princeton (NR)
  9. Mackenzie Meyer – Iowa (NR)
  10. Reili Richardson – Arizona State (NR)
  11. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-6)
  12. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (+1)
  13. Natalie Chou – Baylor (NR)
  14. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (-11)
  15. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (-5)
  16. Mallory McGwire – Oregon (NR)
  17. Leaonna Odom – Duke (NR)
  18. Kobi Thornton – Clemson (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Annika Jank – Colorado (NR)
  2. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  3. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (NR)
  4. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse (NR)
  5. Kate Cain – Nebraska (+1)
  6. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern (NR)
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  8. Endia Banks – Miami (NR)
  9. Kianna Smith – California (NR)
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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)

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 3

The third week of the college basketball season is upon us and there were tons of Thanksgiving holiday tournaments both in the United States and abroad. It was a pretty busy week with a lot of teams in action and some pretty intense basketball.

The previous week rankings can be found here. If you have any questions, feel free to check my FAQ page. I have also updated it for 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 November 20th to November 26th.

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (+2)
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (-1)
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  4. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (+4)
  5. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+6)
  6. Monique Billings – UCLA (+1)
  7. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (+7)
  8. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (+1)
  9. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (+1)
  10. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (+12)
  11. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-6)
  12. Lexie Brown – Duke (+7)
  13. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke (NR)
  14. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (+18)
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Brooke McCarty – Texas (+1)
  17. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  18. Erykah Davenport – Miami (NR)
  19. Imani Wright – Florida State (+7)
  20. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma (NR)
  21. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (+4)
  22. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (NR)
  23. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (+8)
  24. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (-18)
  25. Kristen Simon – USC (+10)
  26. Emily Potter – Utah (+10)
  27. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (-3)
  28. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota (+6)
  29. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State (NR)
  30. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (NR)
  31. Branndais Agee – Michigan State (NR)
  32. Zaire O’Neil – Georgia Tech (NR)
  33. Sadie Edwards – USC (NR)
  34. Mackenzie Engram – Georgia (NR)
  35. Chania Ray – West Virginia (NR)
  36. Katherine Ups – Buffalo (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+7)
  2. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+2)
  3. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-2)
  4. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (+5)
  5. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+2)
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan (NR)
  7. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (-1)
  8. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+2)
  9. Alanna Smith – Stanford (NR)
  10. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (+1)
  11. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (+4)
  12. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-7)
  13. Jatarie White – Texas (NR)
  14. Cierra Porter – Missouri (NR)
  15. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (+1)
  16. Kennedy Burke – UCLA (-2)
  17. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  18. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (-6)
  19. Tanita Allen – DePaul (NR)
  20. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (NR)
  21. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech (NR)
  22. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State (+3)
  23. Maci Morris – Kentucky (NR)
  24. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (-1)
  25. Jaisa Nunn – New Mexico (+1)
  26. Carmen Grande – Ball State (NR)
  27. Paris Kea – North Carolina (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  2. Lauren Cox – Baylor (+11)
  3. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (-1)
  4. Kaila Charles – Maryland (+4)
  5. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+5)
  6. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (-1)
  7. Leaonna Odom – Duke (+10)
  8. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (-5)
  9. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (+5)
  10. Kat Tudor – Oregon State (NR)
  11. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (NR)
  12. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-8)
  13. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (NR)
  14. Kylee Shook – Louisville (NR)
  15. Bionca Dunham – Louisville (NR)
  16. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State
  17. Anna Wilson – Stanford (NR)
  18. Erin Whalen – Vanderbilt (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (+2)
  3. Kianna Smith – California (NR)
  4. Mykea Gray – Miami (NR)
  5. Anastasia Hayes – Tennessee (NR)
  6. Satou Sabally – Oregon (+2)
  7. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (NR)
  8. Karly Murphy – Green Bay (NR)
  9. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse (NR)

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 2

We are now into the second week of the college basketball season and already we are starting to see some teams quickly get off to hot starts such as UCLA who defeated a top 10 team and Louisville who won the pre-season WNIT championship this week. Everyone already knows about Connecticut, and yes they had a great week as well. This week’s rankings are a bit short, so for this week the rankings start from Tuesday onwards. It shall go back to the regular format for next week onwards when teams are away on American Thanksgiving holiday week.

I’ve also added something new to the rankings which will be applied to every rankings that come out from now on. I’ve added (+) or (-) signs to the players. This is to show how they’ve either gone up or dropped from the previous week. It’s to help you to track just how well the players are doing on a week to week basis.

Want to check how the players in Week 1? Click here for that list. Have any questions? Check my FAQ page and if you have any comment to make, leave them in my comments section.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of November 14th to November 19th.

SENIORS

  1. Myshia Hines – Allen – Louisville (+4)
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (-1)
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  4. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (-2)
  5. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-1)
  6. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (+5)
  7. Monique Billings – UCLA (-1)
  8. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (NR)
  9. Jamie Nared – Tennessee (+7)
  10. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (-3)
  11. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (-3)
  12. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+2)
  13. Ariel Atkins – Texas (NR)
  14. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (-4)
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Morgan Williams – Mississippi State (NR)
  17. Brooke McCarty – Texas (+4)
  18. Tyra Buss – Indiana (+5)
  19. Lexie Brown – Duke (NR)
  20. Taylor Murray – Kentucky (NR)
  21. AJ Alix – Florida State (NR)
  22. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (-4)
  23. Amanda Cahill – Indiana (NR)
  24. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (-2)
  25. Taylor Scaife – Rutgers (-1)
  26. Tashia Brown – Western Kentucky (-14)
  27. Lindsay Spann – South Carolina (NR)
  28. Imani Wright – Florida State (-3)
  29. Gabbi Ortiz – Oklahoma (NR)
  30. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (NR)
  31. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (NR)
  32. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (-19)
  33. Savannah Scott – Northern Colorado (-16)
  34. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota (NR)
  35. Kristen Simon – USC (NR)
  36. Emily Potter – Utah (-9)

JUNIORS

  1. Kalani Brown – Baylor (+2)
  2. Asia Durr – Louisville (-1)
  3. Kristine Anigwe – California (+21)
  4. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+21)
  5. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  6. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (-2)
  7. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+20)
  8. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+13)
  9. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (+4)
  10. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+16)
  11. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (-5)
  12. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (+6)
  13. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (-11)
  14. Kennedy Burke – UCLA (+5)
  15. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (NR)
  16. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (+6)
  17. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M(NR)
  18. Kiara Leslie – NC State (NR)
  19. Jill Barta – Gonzaga (+1)
  20. Ashton Millender – DePaul (NR)
  21. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (+2)
  22. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (-10)
  23. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (-8)
  24. Regan Magarity – Virginia Tech (NR)
  25. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State (-14)
  26. Jaisa Nunn – New Mexico (-16)
  27. Erika Davenport – Marquette (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (+3)
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (-1)
  3. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (NR)
  4. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (+1)
  5. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (-2)
  6. Nicki Ekhomu – Florida State (NR)
  7. Ae’Rianna Harris – Purdue (NR)
  8. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-6)
  9. Amber Ramirez – TCU (NR)
  10. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+3)
  11. Jasmine Jones – Louisville (+5)
  12. Chanin Scott – Georgia Tech (NR)
  13. Lauren Cox – Baylor (+1)
  14. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (+4)
  15. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State (NR)
  16. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State (NR)
  17. Leaonna Odom – Duke (-6)
  18. DiJonai Carrington – Stanford (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (+4)
  2. Taylor Kissinger – Nebraska (NR)
  3. Kate Cain – Nebraska (NR)
  4. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (NR)
  5. Sidney Cooks – Michigan State (+2)
  6. Mikayla Vaughan – Notre Dame (NR)
  7. Jada Underwood – Texas (NR)
  8. Satou Sabally – Oregon (-4)
  9. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue (-6)

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

The first week (sort of) of college basketball has started and that means intrigue, excitement for all of the college players as well as the transfer college players who never got the opportunity to play last year. With that said, there were some stand out performances from certain players, and new names to keep track of. This will be the shortest week to track, and the rankings are only coming out on Tuesday due to some teams not having played a game yet until yesterday. Expect the rankings to come out every Monday.

You can find the pre-season rankings here. Have questions? Read through my FAQ page, and if your answer is not there, feel free to post in the comments section OR send me a tweet. My twitter handle is @whoopsblogger.

Listed below is the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for Week 1.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  4. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  5. Myshia Hines-Allen – Louisville
  6. Monique Billings – UCLA
  7. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  8. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  9. Lexie Brown – Duke
  10. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  11. Linnae Harper – Ohio State
  12. Tashia Brown – Western Kentucky
  13. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  14. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Jamie Nared – Tennessee
  17. Savannah Scott – Northern Colorado
  18. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  19. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  20. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  21. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  22. Marie Gulich – Oregon State
  23. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  24. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers
  25. Imani Wright – Florida State
  26. Maria Jespersen – South Florida
  27. Emily Potter – Utah
  28. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M
  29. Jordan Frericks – Missouri
  30. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  31. Chelsea Nelson – NC State
  32. Dyandria Anderson – Florida
  33. Maddie Manning – Oklahoma
  34. Brittany McPhee – Stanford
  35. Sadie Edwards – USC
  36. Alexa Hart – Ohio State

JUNIORS

  1. Asia Durr – Louisville
  2. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  3. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  4. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  5. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  6. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  7. Danni Williams – Texas A&M
  8. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  9. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  10. Jaisa Nunn –  New Mexico State
  11. Taylor Emery – Virginia Tech
  12. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  13. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  14. Maite Cazorla – Oregon
  15. Lashaan Higgs – Texas
  16. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina
  17. Taylor Murray – Kentucky
  18. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  19. Kennedy Burke – UCLA
  20. Jill Barta – Gonzaga
  21. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  22. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  23. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  24. Kristine Anigwe – California
  25. Azura Stevens – Connecticut
  26. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  27. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  3. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  6. Natalie Chou – Baylor
  7. Kelly Campbell – DePaul
  8. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  9. Dee Givens – Western Kentucky
  10. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  11. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  12. Alecia Sutton – Texas
  13. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  14. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  15. Shay Colley – Michigan State
  16. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  17. Lucky Rudd – NC State
  18. Stephanie Jones – Maryland

FRESHMEN

  1. Mykea Gray – Miami
  2. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  3. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue
  4. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  5. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  6. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse
  7. Sidney Cooks – Michigan
  8. Chantel Horvat – UCLA
  9. Mikayla Boykin – Duke

Pre season Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class!

It is that time of year again. The college basketball season will start soon and with that, comes new excitement and energy for the 2017-2018 season. The basketball talent is incredible this season led by a very deep and talented senior class who will look to make waves in the future. Not to be outdone, the juniors and sophomores are also very intriguing followed by the new freshmen class who look to stand out. So who will be on top this season? Who will stand out amongst her peers?

The pre season 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 new players can be added OR subtracted from this list. These rankings 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 pre season rankings for the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for 2017-2018. Curious to see who made last year’s pre season rankings? 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. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Gabby Williams – UConn
  4. Monique Billings – UCLA
  5. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  6. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  7. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  8. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  9. Lexie Brown – Duke
  10. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  11. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  12. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  13. Kia Nurse – UConn
  14. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  15. Aerial Atkins – Texas
  16. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  17. Jamie Nared – Tennessee
  18. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  19. Linnae Harper – Ohio State
  20. Emily Potter – Utah
  21. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  22. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota
  23. Jamie Cherry – North Carolina
  24. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  25. Brittany McPhee – Stanford
  26. Bianca Cuevas-Moore – South Carolina
  27. Imani Wright – Florida State
  28. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  29. Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee – BYU
  30. Amanda Cahill – Indiana
  31. Jackie Kemph – St. Louis
  32. Mikayla Cowling – California
  33. Branndais Agee – Michigan State
  34. Jordan Frericks – Missouri
  35. Taya Reimer – Michigan State
  36. Alexa Hart – Ohio State

 

JUNIORS

  1. Azura Stevens – UConn
  2. Katie Samuelson – UConn
  3. Napheesa Collier – UConn
  4. Kristine Anigwe – Calfornia
  5. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  6. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  7. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  8. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  9. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  10. Megan Gustofson – Iowa
  11. Asia Durr – Louisville
  12. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  13. Teniya Page – Penn State
  14. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  15. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  16. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  19. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  20. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  21. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  22. Jill Barta – Gonzaga
  23. Tayler Murray – Kentucky
  24. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  25. Kyra Lambert – Duke
  26. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  27. Paris Kea – North Carolina

 

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  4. Joyner Holmes – Texas*(will play second half of ncaawbb season)
  5. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  6. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  7. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  8. Danni Williams – Texas A&M
  9. Crystal Dangerfield – UConn
  10. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State
  11. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  12. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  13. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan
  14. Reili Richardson – Arizona State
  15. Natalie Chou – Baylor
  16. Anna Wilson – Stanford
  17. Nadia Fingall – Stanford
  18. Erin Whalen – Vanderbilt

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  3. Rellah Boothe – Texas
  4. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee
  5. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  6. Megan Walker – UConn
  7. Maya Dodson – Stanford
  8. Dana Evans – Louisville
  9. Abby Meyers – Princeton

 

A note to end the WNBA season

The 2017 WNBA season is now officially done. The Minnesota Lynx are the 2017 WNBA champions. It’s been an interesting season and it’s been my pleasure to blog and tweet about this season. If  you want to see my previous blog posts for this season, you can look through my archives or you can look through my college basketball stuff as the college season is rapidly approaching.

We can now look forward to the 2017 Draft Lottery which will be held in two weeks before Halloween and the overseas women’s basketball season. Thank you readers for reading my content and sharing it with others. I write for this blog and maintain it simply for pleasure because it brings me joy and allows me to write while talking about women’s basketball.

Take care,

– Aneela K