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

So many teams were in action last week and so many players had great weeks. Some teams fell to un ranked teams yet again(!), some teams continued to stay undefeated, and other teams were in holiday tournaments thanks to American Thanksgiving weekend. With so much going on these past week, it sure shook up the rankings just a bit!

Listed below are this week’s rankings of the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen from Nov 21st to Nov 27th. You can check the previous week rankings here. If you have any FAQ, you can check them out here.

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  2. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  3. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  4. Alexis Jones- Baylor
  5. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  6. Erica McCall – Stanford
  7. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Maryland
  8. Nia Coffey – Northwestern
  9. Leticia Romero – Florida State
  10. Jessica January – DePaul
  11. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  12. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  13. Nina Davis – Baylor
  14. Evelyn Akahtor – Kentucky
  15. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
  16. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  17. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  18. Courtney Range – California
  19. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  20. Lindsey Allen – Notre Dame
  21. Brittany Sykes – Syracuse
  22. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
  23. Precious Hall – James Madison
  24. Taya Reimer – Michigan State
  25. Peyton Little – Oklahoma
  26. Karlie Samuelson – Stanford
  27. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
  28. Ronni Williams – Florida
  29. Brandy Montgomery – Auburn
  30. Katie Frerking – Auburn
  31. Oderah Chidom – Duke
  32. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  33. Brittany Brown – Florida State
  34. Lanay Montgomery – West Virginia
  35. Natalie Butler – Connecticut
  36. Maddie Manning – Oklahoma

Fell out from last week: Elle Tinkle (Gonzaga), Kendall Noble (Western Kentucky), Marq’ues Webb (Vanderbilt), Brianna Day (Syracuse), Paige Crozon (Utah), Ashley Deary (Northwestern)

JUNIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  5. Allisha Gray – South Carolina
  6. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  7. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  8. Kaela Davis – South Carolina
  9. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  10. Lexie Brown – Duke
  11. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  12. Monique Billings – UCLA
  13. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  14. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  15. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  16. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  17. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  18. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  19. Emily Potter – Utah
  20. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  21. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  22. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota
  23. Imani Wright – Florida State
  24. Natalie Romeo – Washington
  25. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  26. Rebekah Dahlman – Vanderbilt
  27. Jamie Cherry – North Carolina

Fell out from last week: Kia Nurse (Connecticut), Amanda Cahill (Indiana), Macy Miller (South Dakota State), Aerial Atkins and Brooke McCarty (Texas)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  2. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  3. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  4. Stephanie Watts – North Carolina
  5. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  6. Beatrice Mompremier – Baylor
  7. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  8. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  9. Jessica Shepard – Nebraska
  10. Kristine Anigwe – California
  11. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech
  12. Megan Gustofson – Iowa
  13. Jill Barta – Gonzaga
  14. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  15. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  16. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  17. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  18. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri

Fell out from last week: Anriel Howard (Texas A&M), Asia Durr (Louisville), Caliya Robinson(Georgia), Kenisha Bell (Minnesota), Teniya Paige (Penn State)

FRESHMEN

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  5. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
  6. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  7. Erin Boley – Notre Dame
  8. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  9. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan

Fell out from last week: Crystal Dangerfield (Connecticut), Danni Williams (Texas A&M), Robbi Ryan (Arizona State), Leaonna Odom (Duke)

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

Last week was an interesting week, as some top teams fell to unranked teams, and even those who were unranked fell to lower unranked teams. Some players performed well this week and some unfortunately did not. If you want to check out the previous week, click here.  If you have any FAQ, click here.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen from the week of Nov. 15th to 20th.

 SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  2. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  3. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  4. Shatori Walker – Kimbrough – Maryland
  5. Alexis Jones – Baylor
  6. Erica McCall – Stanford
  7. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  8. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  9. Jessica January – DePaul
  10. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  11. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  12. Evelyn Akahator – Kentucky
  13. Nina Davis – Baylor
  14. Lindsey Allen – Notre Dame
  15. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
  16. Leticia Romero – Florida State
  17. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  18. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  19. Precious Hall – James Madison
  20. Taya Reimer – Michigan State
  21. Ronni Williams – Florida
  22. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
  23. Ashley Deary – Northwestern
  24. Paige Crozon – Utah
  25. Brittney Sykes – Syracuse
  26. Peyton Little – Oklahoma
  27. Lanay Montgomery – West Virginia
  28. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  29. Brittany Brown – Florida State
  30. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  31. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
  32. Courtney Range – California
  33. Oderah Chidom – Duke
  34. Elle Tinkle – Gonzaga
  35. Marq’ues Webb – Vanderbilt
  36. Kendall Noble – Western Kentucky

ALSO CONSIDERING: Elin Gustavsson & Ellen Nystrom (Colorado State), Nia Coffey*(Northwestern), Makenlee Williams (Gonzaga), Natalie Butler & Saniya Chong (Connecticut), Jordan Reynolds (Tennessee), Jessica Thomas (Miami) and others

* – out with injury

JUNIORS

  1. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  5. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  6. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  7. Allisha Gray – South Carolina
  8. Lexie Brown – Duke
  9. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  10. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  11. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  12. Monique Billings – UCLA
  13. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  14. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  17. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  18. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  19. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  20. Ariel Atkins – Texas
  21. Emily Potter – Utah
  22. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota
  23. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  24. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  25. Rebekah Dahlman – Vanderbilt
  26. Jamie Cherry – North Carolina
  27. Amanda Cahill – Indiana

ALSO CONSIDERING: Teana Muldrow (West Virginia), Chatrice White(Florida State), Natalie Romeo (Washington), Jadda Buckley (Oklahoma State), Kaela Davis (South Carolina), Erkyah Davenport (Miami), Jessica Lindstrom (Green Bay)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Kristine Anigwe – California
  2. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  3. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  4. Megan Gustofson – Iowa
  5. Jessica Shepard – Nebraska
  6. Asia Durr – Louisville
  7. Teniya Paige – Penn State
  8. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  9. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  10. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  11. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  12. Beatrice Mompremier – Baylor
  13. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  14. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  15. Jill Barta – Gonzaga
  16. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut

ALSO CONSIDERING: Bridget Carleton (Iowa State), Brianna Fraser (Maryland), Kiah Gillespie (Maryland), Kitija Laksa (South Florida), Mikayla Cowling (California), Kennedy Leonard (Colorado), Kyra Lambert (Duke)

FRESHMEN

  1. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  2. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  3. Danni Williams – Texas A&M
  4. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
  5. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan
  6. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State
  7. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  8. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  9. Leaonna Odom – Duke

ALSO CONSIDERING: Lauren Cox & Natalie Chou (Baylor), Jackie Young & Erin Boley (Notre Dame), Kiara Lewis and Tori McCoy (Ohio State), Alecia Sutton (Texas), Nadia Fingall (Stanford), Ruthy Hebard & Sierra Campisano (Oregon)

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.

The preseason rankings list can be seen here. If you have any questions, you can view the FAQ here.

Listed below are the rankings for the top seniors, the top juniors, the top sophomores and the top freshmen for Week 1.

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  2. Shatori Walker – Kimbrough – Maryland
  3. Erica McCall – Stanford
  4. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  5. Alexis Jones – Baylor
  6. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  7. Nina Davis – Baylor
  8. Lindsey Allen – Notre Dame
  9. Nia Coffey – Northwestern
  10. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  11. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  12. Evelyn Akahtor – Kentucy
  13. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  14. Jessica January – DePaul
  15. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
  16. Lanay Montgomery – West Virginia
  17. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  18. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  19. Precious Hall – James Madison
  20. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  21. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  22. Ronni Williams – Florida
  23. Oderah Chidom – Duke
  24. Saniya Chong – UCONN
  25. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  26. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
  27. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
  28.  Brittany Brown – Florida State
  29. Natalie Butler – UCONN
  30. Ellen Nystrom – Colorado State
  31. Elin Gustavsson – Colorado State
  32. Makenlee Williams – Gonzaga
  33. Ashley Deary – Northwestern
  34. Marq’ues Webb – Vanderbilt
  35. Jordan Reynolds – Tennessee
  36. Paige Crozon – Utah

ALSO CONSIDERING: Courtney Range (California), Leticia Romero (Florida State), Peyton Little (Oklahoma), Taya Reimer (Michigan State) and others

JUNIORS

  1. Kaela Davis – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Allisha Gray – South Carolina
  5. Myisha Hines – Allen – Louisville
  6. Victoria Vivians – Mississipi State
  7. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  8. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  9. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  10. Lexie Brown – Duke
  11. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  12. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  13. Monique Billings – UCLA
  14. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  15. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  16. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  17. Ariel Atkins – Texas
  18. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  19. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  20. Amanda Cahill – Indiana
  21. Kia Nurse – UCONN
  22. Emily Potter – Utah
  23. Jamie Cherry – North Carolina
  24. Imani Wright – Florida State
  25. Carli Wagner – Minnesota
  26. Kaylee Jensen – Oaklahoma State
  27. Macy Miller – South Dakota State

ALSO CONSIDERING: Linnae Harper (Ohio State), Chatrice White (Florida State), Mikayla Cowling (California), Alexa Hart (Ohio State), Chase Coley (Iowa), Natalie Romeo (Washington), Lexi Bando (Oregon) and others

SOPHOMORES

  1. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  2. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  3. Megan Gustofson – Iowa
  4. Kristine Anigwe – California
  5. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  6. Jessica Shepard – Nebraska
  7. Asia Durr – Louisville
  8. Katie Lou Samuelson – UCONN
  9. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  10. Napheesa Collier – UCONN
  11. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  12. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
  13. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  14. Brianna Fraser – Maryland
  15. Beatrice Momprenieur – Baylor
  16. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  17. Kyra Lambert – Duke
  18. Jill Barta – Gonzaga

ALSO CONSIDERING: Anriel Howard (Texas A&M), Kiah Gillespie (Maryland), Kitija Laksa (South Florida), Destinee Walker (North Carolina), Tayler Murray (Kentucky), Lashann Higgs (Texas) and others

FRESHMEN

  1. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
  2. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan
  3. Cierra Johnson – Louisville
  4. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  5. Erin Boley – Notre Dame
  6. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  7. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  8. Kiara Lewis – Ohio State
  9. Natalie Chou – Baylor

ALSO CONSIDERING: Lauren Cox (Baylor), Joyner Holmes (Texas), Crystal Dangerfield (UCONN), Jackie Young (Notre Dame), Alecia Sutton (Texas) and others

Frequently Asked Questions on the Rankings

By now, you’ve seen the college player rankings and are curious and want to know more about it, or have other questions so I compiled a list of all the questions and all of your answers are answered below.

1) What is the women’s college basketball player rankings all about exactly?

It’s a fun way to keep track of the best college players class by class to see who exactly is playing the best basketball of the season. It takes into account the best seniors, the best juniors, the best sophomores and the best freshmen. It’s similar to ESPNHoopGurlz, except it’s not for recruiting, and it’s a fun way to measure how these players could impact the WNBA in the future.

2) So, is the rankings like sort of a mock draft then?

No, it’s not a mock draft. I hardly ever do mock drafts just because drafting is difficult because every team has different needs, and a player who is better than another player may not get drafted in that higher position simply because a WNBA team doesn’t have a need for that position. These rankings are designed specifically to see who exactly is the best of the best in women’s college basketball and not to see where certain players would go to.

3) Why are you using the top 36, the top 27, the top 18, and the top 9 instead of top 10, top 20 etc?

In a WNBA draft, there are 36 spots and I wanted to put the top 36 seniors and I wanted a repetition for the rest of the classes. Therefore, I simply just used math and came up with 9×4 = 36. I divided the rest and voila! The top 36, the top 27, the top 18, and the top 9 were born!

4) This year is known as the Year of the Transfer. How come certain players are listed as juniors and not seniors, if there is a chance of them leaving next year?

It’s pure speculation as to whether or not certain players will come out and so therefore, I used their current class (redshirt juniors) to make my decision which ultimately affected a lot of great current juniors. If the player(s) make the decision to leave and announce it to the media, I will update and put them in the senior class.

5) So, are you advertising these rankings, or sponsoring, or partnering with others for these or are getting paid for these rankings?

Nope. This is all done for free. It’s for my pleasure and enjoyment. No school, no company is backing me. It’s just 100% all my hard work during my spare time. I hope you do enjoy them, as they can take a while to make and update!

6) Where can I contact you if I want you to consider another player or have questions on your rankings?

You can always leave a comment below on the rankings, and I will respond to you. Or, you can contact me via Twitter as my handle is @whoopsblogger. If you have any further queries, you can also send me a DM through my Twitter handle as mentioned above.

That’s it for all of the FAQ. I’ll add more throughout the season if more questions come up.

– Aneela

Introducing the FIRST ever Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class!

The women’s college basketball season is upon us and this season is set to be a history making season. It’s a special season because we truly do not know who will be the best player will be and who will win the national championship. It’s the Year of the Unknown which makes every game interesting this season.

Among all that, I’ve started something new which you will not find anywhere else. It’s a women’s college basketball players rankings list. It ranks the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen. The rankings are designed to see who is playing the best basketball of the season with an eye to their possible future in the WNBA. These rankings will come out every week on Monday and will move the players up or down all based on their performance.

I hope you all enjoy the rankings just as much I as do in making them. The pre season edition of the rankings are listed below from seniors to freshmen.

SENIORS

1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
2. Shatori Walker – Kimbrough – Maryland
3. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
4. Nina Davis – Baylor
5. Brionna Jones – Maryland
6. Erica McCall – Stanford
7. Alexis Jones – Baylor
8. Lindsay Allen – Notre Dame
9. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
10. Nia Coffey – Northwestern
11. Leticia Romero – Florida State
12. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
13. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
14. Adrienne Motley – Miami
15. Chantel Osahor – Washington
16. Taya Reimer – Michigan State
17. Jessica January – DePaul
18. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
19. Ashley Deary – Northwestern
20. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
21. Courtney Range – California
22. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
23. Oderah Chidom – Duke
24. Peyton Little – Oaklahoma
25. Paige Crozon – Utah
26. Ronni Williams – Florida
27. Ellen Nystrom – Colorado State
28. Elin Gustavsson – Colorado State
29. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
30. Ashley Morrissette – Purdue
31. Elle Tinkle – Gongaza
32. Brianna Day – Syracuse
33. Marqu’es Webb – Vanderbilt
34. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
35. Jordan Reynolds – Tennessee
36. Makenlee Wiliams – Gongaza

ALSO CONSIDERING: OTHERS

JUNIORS

1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
2. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
3. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
4. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
5. Lexie Brown – Duke
6. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
7. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
8. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
9. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
10. Jordin Canada – UCLA
11. Ariel Atkins – Texas
12. Mariya Moore – Louisville
13. Kaela Davis – South Carolina
14. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
15. Kia Nurse – UCONN
16. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
17. Alexa Hart – Ohio State
18. Chase Coley – Iowa
19. Tyra Buss – Indiana
20. Jamie Cherry – North Carolina
21. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
22. Mikayla Cowling – California
23. Emily Potter – Utah
24. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota
25. Linnae Harper – Ohio State
26. Chatrice White – Ohio State
27. Macy Miller – South Dakota State

ALSO CONSIDERING: Natalie Romeo (Washington), Monique Billings (UCLA), Teana Muldrow (West Virginia), Amanda Cahill (Indiana), Kaylee Jensen (Oaklahoma State), Jessica Washington (Kansas), Iesha Small (Maryland) or others.

SOPHOMORES

1. Katie Lou Samuelson – UCONN
2. Kristine Anigwe – California
3. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
4. Jessica Shepard – Nebraska
5. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
6. Asia Durr – Louisville
7. Lashann Higgs – Texas
8. Tayler Murray – Kentucky
9. Hallie Thome – Michigan
10. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
11. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
12. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
13. Destinee Walker – North Carolina
14. Caliya Robinson – Georgia
15. Napheesa Collier – UCONN
16. Kalani Brown – Baylor
17. Kiah Gillespie – Maryland
18. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M

ALSO CONSIDERING: Jill Barta (Gonzaga), Kyria Lambert (Duke), Ali Patberg (Notre Dame), Beatrice Momprenieur (Baylor), Brianna Fraser (Maryland) or others.

FRESHMEN

1. Lauren Cox – Baylor
2. Joyner Holmes – Texas
3. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
4. Crystal Dangerfield – UCONN
5. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
6. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
7. Anna Wilson – Stanford
8. Kaila Charles – Maryland
9. Leaonna Odom – Duke

ALSO CONSIDERING: Erin Boley (Notre Dame) Alexes Bryant, Nia Washington, Ae’rianna Harris, Kysre Gondrezick, Bre Cera, Sierra Campisano (Oregon), Nancy Mulkey (Oaklahoma) or others.