Women’s College Basketball Player Weekly Rankings – Week 16! Class by Class!

The last full week of regular season play has come and ended. What a regular season. Yes, UCONN is still undefeated. But other than that, the unpredictability was fun to watch this season. I’m greatly looking forward to the conference tourneys and then the NCAA tournament!

Note: *Before we jump into Week 16 rankings, I just thought I would clear some confusion regarding the rankings. These are weekly rankings, based on games played from the week before. These are NOT overall rankings. If a player’s team did not play that week or was injured, they will NOT be on the list that week. These player rankings were designed to see which players were consistently playing well from week to week. I am checking in and on around 52(!!!) schools each week to get a fair assessment on top players. There’s no bias in these rankings, so if your player is moved around, that just means another player had a better week against stronger competition, or was not the best player on their team during that week. I always check and give credit to players who perform well vs top 25 teams, top 10 teams, etc. I also look into the blowouts and assess the players fairly there as well. I hope this clears the confusion*

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Feb 20th to the 26th. You can check the previous week rankings here. Have any questions? Check my FAQ page. Comments to make? Leave them in my comment section or contact me on Twitter at @whoopsblogger

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  2. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  3. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  4. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Maryland
  5. Sydney Weise – Oregon State
  6. Evelyn Akahator – Kentucky
  7. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  8. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  9. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  10. Lindsay Allen – Notre Dame
  11. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  12. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  13. Jessica January – DePaul
  14. Erica McCall – Stanford
  15. Brooke Schulte – DePaul
  16. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
  17. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  18. Nina Davis – Baylor
  19. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay
  20. Nia Coffey – Northwestern
  21. Curtyce Knox – Texas A&M
  22. Leticia Romero – Florida State
  23. Dominique Wilson – NC State
  24. Brittney Sykes – Syracuse
  25. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
  26. Breanna Lewis – Kansas State
  27. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  28. Brittany Brown – Florida State
  29. Pachis Roberts – Georgia
  30. Peyton Little – Oklahoma
  31. Raigyne Moncrief – LSU
  32. Lizzie Wendell – Drake
  33. Feyonda Fitzgerald – Temple
  34. Kendall Noble – Western Kentucky
  35. Ellen Nystrom – Colorado State
  36. Elin Gustavsson – Colorado State

JUNIORS

  1. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  5. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  6. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  7. Lexie Brown – Duke
  8. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  9. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  10. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  11. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  12. Monique Billings – UCLA
  13. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  14. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  15. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  16. Morgan William – Mississippi State
  17. Jadda Buckley – Iowa State
  18. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  19. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  20. Amanda Cahill – Indiana
  21. Imani Wright – Florida State
  22. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  23. Jamie Nared – Tennessee
  24. Marie Gulich – Oregon State
  25. Jackie Kemph – St. Louis
  26. Andreona Keys – Purdue
  27. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M

SOPHOMORES

  1. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  2. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  3. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  4. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  5. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  7. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  8. Asia Durr – Louisville
  9. Teniya Page – Penn State
  10. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  11. Kennedy Burke – UCLA
  12. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  13. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  14. Kristine Anigwe – California
  15. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  16. Taylor Murray – Kentucky
  17. Kyra Lambert – Duke
  18. Jessica Shepard – Nebraska

FRESHMEN

  1. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan
  2. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  3. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  6. Erin Boley – Notre Dame
  7. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  8. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  9. Leaonna Odom – Duke
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Women’s College Basketball Player Weekly Rankings – Week 15! Class by Class!

What a week. So many upsets. All of the upsets led to major shifts in the rankings, and some players benefited while others did not. Top teams fell, other teams climbed up and now the player rankings moved quite a bit. Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Feb. 13th to the 19th.

Note: *Before we jump into Week 15 rankings, I just thought I would clear some confusion regarding the rankings. These are weekly rankings, based on games played from the week before. These are NOT overall rankings. If a player’s team did not play that week or was injured, they will NOT be on the list that week. These player rankings were designed to see which players were consistently playing well from week to week. I am checking in and on around 52(!!!) schools each week to get a fair assessment on top players. There’s no bias in these rankings, so if your player is moved around, that just means another player had a better week against stronger competition, or was not the best player on their team during that week. I always check and give credit to players who perform well vs top 25 teams, top 10 teams, etc. I also look into the blowouts and assess the players fairly there as well. I hope this clears the confusion*

If you want to check out the previous week rankings, you may do so here. If you have any questions, check out my FAQ page here. Comments? Leave them in my comment section or contact me via Twitter at @whoopsblogger

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  2. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Maryland
  3. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  4. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  5. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  6. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  7. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  8. Nina Davis – Baylor
  9. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  10. Lindsay Allen – Notre Dame
  11. Nia Coffey – Northwestern
  12. Brittney Sykes – Syracuse
  13. Erica McCall – Stanford
  14. Karlie Samuelson – Stanford
  15. Evelyn Akahator – Kentucky
  16. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  17. Leticia Romero – Florida State
  18. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
  19. Leslie Vorpahl – Tulane
  20. Peyton Little – Oklahoma
  21. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  22. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
  23. Curtyce Knox – Texas A&M
  24. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  25. Oderah Chidom – Duke
  26. Brooke Schulte – DePaul
  27. Feyonda Fitzgerald – Temple
  28. Marqu’es Webb – Vanderbilt
  29. Precious Hall – James Madison
  30. Lanay Montgomery – West Virginia
  31. Breanna Lewis – Kansas State
  32. Miah Spencer – NC State
  33. Ashley Morrissette – Purdue
  34. Kendall Noble – Western Kentucky
  35. Elin Gustavsson – Colorado State
  36. Ellen Nystrom – Colorado State

JUNIORS

  1. Monique Billings – UCLA
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  5. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  6. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  7. Lexie Brown – Duke
  8. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  9. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  10. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  11. Aerial Atkins – Texas
  12. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  13. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  14. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Cierra Porter – Missouri
  17. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  18. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M
  19. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  20. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  21. Amanda Cahill – Indiana
  22. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota
  23. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  2. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  3. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  4. Asia Durr – Louisville
  5. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  6. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  7. Kennisha Bell – Minnesota
  8. Teniya Page – Penn State
  9. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  10. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  11. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  12. Sierra Calhoun – Ohio State
  13. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  14. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  15. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  16. Erika Davenport – Marquette
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Jill Barta – Gonzaga

FRESHMEN

  1. Minyon Moore – Southern California
  2. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  3. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  4. Tori McCoy – Ohio State
  5. Tayrn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  6. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  7. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  8. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  9. Nancy Mulkey – Oklahoma

Women’s College Basketball Player Weekly Rankings – Week 14! Class by Class!

There are only three weeks left of regular season college basketball left and that means that it’s crunch time for teams to get ready for conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament. Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Feb. 6th to Feb. 12th.

Note: *Before we jump into Week 14 rankings, I just thought I would clear some confusion regarding the rankings. These are weekly rankings, based on games played from the week before. These are NOT overall rankings. If a player’s team did not play that week or was injured, they will NOT be on the list that week. These player rankings were designed to see which players were consistently playing well from week to week. I am checking in and on around 52(!!!) schools each week to get a fair assessment on top players. There’s no bias in these rankings, so if your player is moved around, that just means another player had a better week against stronger competition, or was not the best player on their team during that week. I always check and give credit to players who perform well vs top 25 teams, top 10 teams, etc. I also look into the blowouts and assess the players fairly there as well. I hope this clears the confusion*

If you would like to check out the previous week, you can check them out here. If you have any questions, you can check out my FAQ page here. If you have any comments, leave them in my comment section or contact me via Twitter at @whoopsblogger

 

SENIORS

  1. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  2. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  3. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Maryland
  4. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  5. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  6. Alexis Jones – Baylor
  7. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  8. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  9. Lindsay Allen – Notre Dame
  10. Alexis Prince – Baylor
  11. Evelyn Akahtor – Kentucky
  12. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  13. Ivey Slaughter – Florida State
  14. Erica McCall – Stanford
  15. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  16. Karlie Samuelson – Stanford
  17. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  18. Precious Hall – James Madison
  19. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
  20. Miah Spencer  – NC State
  21. Dominique Wilson – NC State
  22. Brittney Sykes – Syracuse
  23. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  24. Leticia Romero – Florida State
  25. Brittany Brown – Florida State
  26. Brooke Schulte – DePaul
  27. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  28. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
  29. Jessica Thomas – Miami
  30. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay
  31. Jackie Kemph – Saint Louis
  32. Courtney Jaco – Southern California
  33. Saniya Chong – Connecticut
  34. Breanna Lewis – Kansas State
  35. Feyonda Fitzgerald – Temple
  36. Kiara Kudron – Gonzaga

JUNIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  4. Aerial Atkins – Texas
  5. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  6. Monique Billings – UCLA
  7. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  8. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  9. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  10. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma
  11. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  12. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  13. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  14. Lexie Brown – Duke
  15. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  16. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  17. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  18. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  19. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M
  20. Chatrice White – Florida State
  21. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  22. Kaela Davis – South Carolina
  23. Amanda Cahill – Indiana
  24. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  25. Cierra Porter – Missouri
  26. Marie Gulich – Oregon State
  27. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  2. Asia Durr – Louisville
  3. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  4. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  5. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  6. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  7. Tynice Martin – West Virginia
  8. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  9. Teniya Page – Penn State
  10. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  11. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  12. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  13. Kristine Anigwe – California
  14. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  15. Erika Davenport – Marquette
  16. Sierra Calhoun –  Ohio State
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado

FRESHMEN

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  6. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  7. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  8. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
  9. Leaonna Odom – Duke

Frustrations on getting WNBA access + getting the real stories

Read the title. This has always been a problem but it’s starting to rear it’s ugly head so much so that I thought I would I write a blog post about it.

For those of you who don’t know, I am a women’s basketball blogger who blogs on things regarding the women’s basketball world, etc. I also write articles (just not as often) on various websites. No, I’m not an official reporter for any major news outlet. No, I don’t always get the major scoop on WNBA access. That’s all on my own time and research and by reaching out.

For those asking, why I’m writing this blog post it’s because enough is enough. I’m tired of reading fluff WNBA articles on players, or not getting the full truth of the story. I’m tired of players being constantly compared to men’s basketball players. I’m tired of people giving major coverage to one player, but not to the others. I’m also tired of having to jump through hoops to get coverage or interviews. I get that the women’s basketball world is not a major sport and that it is a niche sport at the moment, but how are we supposed to grow the sport when there is limited access and availability in the first place?

For once, I just want to be able to read the full story or an investigative piece on why a WNBA team is falling apart or getting the full details of players contract (the length, years, money) and being fully able to report it. I want to be able to send an email and get a quick, timely response so that I can write the story. I’m tired of all of it and you should be too.

It’s time for all of that to stop. But the question is, how are we going to do just that?

To tell you the truth, I don’t know. But it has to STOP. It has to.

Until next time,

Peace

Aneela

 

 

Women’s College Basketball Player Weekly Rankings – Week 13! Class by Class!

We are officially one month away from conference tournaments starting and a month away from the regular season coming to a close. This 2016/2017 regular season has been memorable and there’s still plenty of good action left.

Without any further ado, 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 30th to Feb 5th.

Note: *Before we jump into Week 13 rankings, I just thought I would clear some confusion regarding the rankings. These are weekly rankings, based on games played from the week before. These are NOT overall rankings. If a player’s team did not play that week or was injured, they will NOT be on the list that week. These player rankings were designed to see which players were consistently playing well from week to week. I am checking in and on around 52(!!!) schools each week to get a fair assessment on top players. There’s no bias in these rankings, so if your player is moved around, that just means another player had a better week against stronger competition, or was not the best player on their team during that week. I always check and give credit to players who perform well vs top 25 teams, top 10 teams, etc. I also look into the blowouts and assess the players fairly there as well. I hope this clears the confusion*

For the previous week rankings, you can find them here. If you have any questions, you can check my FAQ page here. If you have a comment or suggestion, feel free to write it in my comments section or contact me via Twitter at @whoopsblogger

SENIORS

  1. Alaina Coates – South Carolina
  2. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  3. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  4. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  5. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  6. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  7. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Maryland
  8. Nina Davis – Baylor
  9. Alexis Jones – Baylor
  10. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  11. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  12. Britney Sykes – Syracuse
  13. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  14. Miah Spencer – NC State
  15. Kelsey Lang – Texas
  16. Karlie Samuelson – Stanford
  17. Erica McCall – Stanford
  18. Breanna Lewis – Kansas State
  19. Leticia Romero – Florida State
  20. Alexis Prince – Baylor
  21. Maddie Manning – Oklahoma
  22. Peyton Little – Oklahoma
  23. Evelyn Akahtor – Kentucky
  24. Nia Coffey – Northwestern
  25. Lindsay Allen – Notre Dame
  26. Ally Disterhoft – Iowa
  27. Taya Reimer – Michigan State
  28. Adrienne Motley – Miami
  29. Curtyce Knox – Texas A&M
  30. Brittany Brown – Florida State
  31. Brooke Schulte – DePaul
  32. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  33. Courtney Range – California
  34. Precious Hall – James Madison
  35. Ellen Nystrom – Colorado State
  36. Elin Gustavsson – Colorado State

JUNIORS

  1. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  2. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  3. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  4. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  5. Jamie Nared – Tennessee
  6. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  7. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  8. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  9. Lexie Brown – Duke
  10. Allisha Gray – South Carolina
  11. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  12. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  13. Monique Billings – UCLA
  14. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  17. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  18. Aerial Atkins – Texas
  19. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  20. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  21. Ciera Porter – Missouri
  22. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M
  23. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  24. Marie Gulich – Oregon State
  25. Mikayla Cowling – California
  26. Amanda Cahill – Indiana
  27. Lauren Moses – Virginia

SOPHOMORES

  1. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  2. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  3. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  4. Kristine Anigwe – California
  5. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  6. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  7. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  8. Teniya Page – Penn State
  9. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  10. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  11. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  12. Maria Jespersen – South Florida
  13. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  14. Kennisha Bell – Minnesota
  15. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  16. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
  17. Jill Barta – Gonzaga
  18. Caliya Robinson – Georgia

FRESHMEN

  1. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan
  2. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  3. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  4. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  6. Andrayah Adams – St. John’s
  7. Tori McCoy – Ohio State
  8. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  9. Kayla Overbeck – Vanderbilt