WNBA Draft 2018: Your handy TV viewing guide to watching the draft.

The WNBA Draft is upon us. In just a couple of days, we will get to learn of new names, new faces who will become future stars of the WNBA. As an avid WNBA watcher for 10 years now, I think it’s time to unveil my TV viewing guide to those watching the WNBA Draft for the very first time.

 

  1. The WNBA Draft is a big event for the WNBA and for all the 12 teams. The draft invitees get treated like superstars that day. By the time the draft starts, the anxiety and nerves set in.
  2. There will be an ESPN crew to handle the draft. Usually it’s Rebecca Lobo + another analyst, Holly Rowe and Ryan Rucco plus LaChina Robinson. Their job is to moderate and comment on all of the draft picks immediately, especially in the first round.
  3. The WNBA commissioner will come out onto the stage and declare that the draft is now underway. The timer then sets to 3:00 minutes for the first round.
  4. The first round is made for TV so those 3 minutes between picks for talking EVEN when the draft pick is in.
  5. The ESPN crew will then discuss who the top prospects are. EX: A’ja Wilson, Azura Stevens, Jordin Canada.
  6. Expect LOTS of camera shots of A’ja Wilson. And on her coach Dawn Staley
  7. If Wilson goes as #1 pick, expect Holly Rowe to interview head coach Dawn Staley as well as presumed pick A’ja Wilson.
  8. When it’s time for the #2 pick, expect lots of camera shots of Kelsey Mitchell, Azura Stevens, Gabby Williams, etc.
  9. When that #2 player is announced, look at the other players faces. That’s always fun. Or look at the parents/families faces.
  10. Expect lots of words such as “potential”, “raw talent”, “can be a contributor right away” to be used.
  11. When Holly Rowe is interviewing players, expect her to ask these two questions, 1) Congratulations! How do you feel right now? and 2) What do  you feel like you can bring to Team X?
  12. We may or may not get war room shots of teams in the first round.
  13. The first round can be dramatic occasionally. Or it can go as planned. They usually finish the first round by the alloted time, however if it goes late, you have to quickly turn to ESPNU. Which most people don’t have. It’s usually the 11th or 12th pick that ends up in that situation.
  14. Trades. For whatever reason, everyone always thinks there’s so many TRADES that will happen. NO. I’m here to set the record straight. Yes, there may be trades, but expect only 1 or 2 in the first round. The rest can be done in the second or third round but it may not have an impact.
  15. Also, if there is a trade, the ESPN crew will acknowledge it and analyze the trade on the spot. You will get the analysts opinion right away.
  16. If you want constant updates on the draft order selection, do not trust the WNBA Twitter page. It can be slow and a bit behind. ESPN on TV for the first round is reliable. After that, they are barely announced. It’s on the score ticker below the screen.
  17. If you do want constant updates, trust one of the bloggers or reporters that are there live. They will be your best source that day.
  18. When that second round starts, usually ESPN does announce the first couple of picks. But after the 15th or 16th pick, they start interviewing coaches. Or players from the first round. Expect them to interview A’ja Wilson during this time. As well as head coach Bill Laimbeer of the Las Vegas Aces.
  19. More war room shots.
  20. The second and third rounds go by so fast. Like a blur. The draft is done in the alloted time.
  21. When it’s done and completed with, expect the next ESPN program to start immediately.
  22. For the most part, ESPN does do a great job of televising the WNBA Draft. But as an avid WNBA watcher & part time blogger I would love more. I would love for the second round picks to be announced. The same with the third round.
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Maria Vadeeva of Russia. Photo courtesy of FIBA Basketball

2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 3.0

*I have updated my WNBA Mock Draft with Azura Stevens declaring early*

With the conclusion of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, we now turn our attention towards the WNBA season. The third version of my 2018 WNBA Mock Draft is below. I will have one more which will be the FINAL Mock Draft which will be released on Monday, April 9th. Look for that one as well as there could be early declarations OR pre – draft day trades that often shake up the order. If you want to view the earlier versions, here is the second version.  The first version is here.

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Azura Stevens (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. Kelsey Mitchell (G) – Chicago Sky
  4. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Diamond DeShields (G/F) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Lexie Brown (G) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Maria Vadeeva (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Monique Billings (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Marie Gulich (C) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Stephanie Mavunga (C) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Jaime Nared (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. Myisha Hines-Allen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Jill Barta (F) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Mercedes Russell (F) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Ariel Atkins (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Shakayla Thomas (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Katelynn Flaherty (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Tyra Buss (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Loryn Goodwin (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Tyler Scaife (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Roshunda Johnson (F) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Brooke McCarty (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Natalie Butler (C) – Indiana Fever
  3. Vionise Pierre- Louis (C) – Atlanta Dream
  4. Morgan William (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Rebecca Greenwell (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Bando (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Carlie Wagner (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Linnae Harper (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Maria Jespersen (F) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina (C) – Minnesota Lynx

2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

With the Elite 8 games over and the Final Four set to begin on Friday, it is now time to unveil the second version of my 2018 WNBA Mock Draft. The first version received so many views unexpectedly and it was just simply amazing to see. You can view it here.

I will have TWO more versions of this mock draft. One right after the Final Four and then the FINAL version just a couple of days before the actual WNBA Draft which will take place on April 12. You may have already noticed some slight differences between the first and second version. Some players stock rose while others fell. Also, a new name is in the draft because of early declarations. Look for those in my next two versions IF more players declare early or if there are any pre – draft trades.

* As always, my Mock Drafts are a mix between NCAA tournament results / overall play plus the overall fit on the team*

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Diamond DeShields (G/F) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Brown (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Maria Vadeeva (C) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Ariel Atkins (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Monique Billings (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Marie Gulich (C) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Stephanie Mavunga (C) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Jaime Nared (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. Myisha Hines – Allen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Jill Barta (F) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Shakayla Thomas (G) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Brooke McCarty (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Katelynn Flaherty (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Tyra Buss (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Loryn Goodwin (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Mercedes Russell (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Carlie Wagner (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Natalie Butler (C) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Vionise Pierre – Louis (C) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Teana Muldrow (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. AJ Alix (G) – Atlanta Dream
  4. Rebecca Greenwell (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Roshunda Johnson (F) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Bando (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Morgan William (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Maria Jespersen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Stephanie Reid (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina (C) – Minnesota Lynx

2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

With the NCAA women’s tournament well underway and the first two rounds officially completed, it is now time to unveil my WNBA mock draft for this year. I put a poll on Twitter asking if people would be interested in a weekly WNBA mock draft after every round and most people said yes. So, here we are! The first of my WNBA mock draft is below. I will have three more versions of mock drafts after this one. One after the Elite 8, one after the Final 4 and the final mock draft a couple of days before the official WNBA Draft. Just a reminder, that the WNBA Draft is on April 12th at 7 pm on ESPN2.

*FYI, my mock drafts are based somewhat on the results of the first two rounds of the NCAA tourney plus overall play & fit on a team*

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson – (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Diamond DeShields – (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada – (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Brown – (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians – (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Maria Vadeeva – (C) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse – (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Ariel Atkins – (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Stephanie Mavunga – (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Monique Billings – (F) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Jaime Nared – (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Marie Gulich – (C) – Indiana Fever
  3. Tyler Scaife –  (G) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Shakayla Thomas – (G) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Myisha Hines – Allen (F) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Brooke McCarty – (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Katelynn Flaherty – (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Vionise Pierre – Louis – (C) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Tyra Buss – (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Mercedes Russell – (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Rebecca Greenwell – (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Natalie Butler – (C) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Carlie Wagner – (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Loryn Goodwin – (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Morgan William – (G) – Atlanta Dream
  4. AJ Alix – (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Stephanie Reid – (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Teana Muldrow – (F) – Dallas Wings
  7. Roshunda Johnson – (F) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz – (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Lexie Bando – (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Tashia Brown – (F) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen – (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina – (C) – Minnesota Lynx

 

Women’s College Basketball Final Overall Player Rankings for 2017/2018 – Class by Class!

March has arrived and it is glorious. NCAA March Madness is truly a special time of the year. The time has now come to unveil the FINAL OVERALL Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings for the 2017/2018 season. From November to March, we have seen some incredible performances by seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen for their respective colleges.

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 45 schools per week for every week. I tried to be fair and non biased in my rankings. For those that don’t know, this is NOT my day job. I continued doing these rankings because I thought we were missing these type of lists in women’s college basketball.  It would take me over 5/6 hours every week to come up with these rankings.  I just didn’t look at Power 5 conferences only,  I took into consideration all of the other small conferences and gave those players a shout out when I could as well.

If you are curious on who made last year’s final overall rankings list, click here. If this is your first time reading these rankings or you still have questions, then check my FAQ page. All your answers are there and if you are still not satisfied, reply in my comments section or send me a tweet on Twitter. My handle is @whoopsblogger.

To make this final list, players had to be on my rankings list for at least 8 weeks or more during the season.

Listed below are the top seniors, the top juniors, the top sophomores and the top freshmen for 2017/2018.

*Note: I am fully aware that this final overall rankings list for this season seems different from last season. I know that there aren’t 36 seniors, 27 juniors, 18 sophomores and 9 freshmen. But I had to make it fair and that is what is happened to the list. Players who made the list seven weeks are listed on the just missed section. Players who made the list six weeks or less (the cut off was three weeks) are listed in the honourable mention section.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  4. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  5. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  6. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  7. Monique Billings – UCLA
  8. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  9. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  10. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  11. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  12. Lexie Brown – Duke
  13. Ariel Atkins – Texas
  14. Jaime Nared – Tennessee
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  17. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers
  18. Imani Wright – Florida State
  19. Linnae Harper – Ohio State
  20. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  21. Brittany McPhee – Stanford
  22. Chelsea Nelson – NC State
  23. Marie Gulich – Oregon State
  24. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State
  25. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  26. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  27. Erykah Davenport – Miami
  28.  Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay
  29. Emily Potter – Utah
  30. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay
  31. Maria Jespersen – South Florida

*Just missed: Rebecca Greenwell (Duke), Vionise Pierre-Louis (Oklahoma), Tyra Buss (Indiana), Carlie Wagner (Minnesota), Roshunda Johnson (Mississippi State), Kristen Simon (Southern California)

*Honourable mention: AJ Alix (Florida State), Morgan William (Mississippi State), Branndais Agee (Michigan State), Kahlia Lawrence (Mercer), Kristy Wallace (Baylor), Tashia Brown (Western Kentucky), Stephanie Reid (Buffalo), Miranda Drummond (Syracuse), Savannah Scott (Northern Colorado), Gabbi Ortiz (Oklahoma), Mackenzie Engram (Georgia), Dekeiya Cohen (Baylor), Jordan Frericks (Missouri), Natalie Butler (George Mason)

JUNIORS

  1. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  2. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  5. Asia Durr – Louisville
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  8. Azura Stevens – Connecticut
  9. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  10. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  11. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  12. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  13. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia
  14. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  15. Kristine Anigwe – California
  16. Lashaan Higgs – Texas
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina
  19. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  20. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  21. Caliya Robinson
  22. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M

*Just missed: Kianna Ibis (Arizona State)

*Honourable mention: Paris Kea (North Carolina), Maite Cazorla (Oregon), Kiara Leslie (NC State),  Kennedy Leonard (Colorado), Jill Barta (Gonzaga), Bridget Carleton (Iowa State), Teniya Paige (Penn State), Jatarie White (Texas), Amy Okonkwo (TCU), Kennedy Burke (UCLA), Jaisa Nunn (New Mexico State), Mart’e Grays (DePaul), Erika Davenport and Danielle King (Marquette), Zykera Rice (Gonzaga), Anriel Howard (Texas A&M), Tanita Allen (DePaul), Carmen Grande (Ball State), Chanette Hicks (Virginia Tech), Morgan Bertsch (UC Davis), Chloe Jackson (LSU), Rosemarie Julien (FGCU)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  4. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  5. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  6. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  7. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  8. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  9. Jazmine Jones – Louisville

*Just missed: Bella Alarie (Princeton), Taryn McCutcheon (Michigan State), Kelly Jekot (Villanova), Robbi Ryan (Arizona State)

*Honourable mention: Crystal Dangerfield (Connecticut), Leaonna Odom (Duke), Ayana Mitchell (LSU), Kat Tudor (Oregon State), Natalie Chou (Baylor), Hannah Whitish (Nebraska), Ciara Duffy (South Dakota), Kathleen Doyle (Iowa), Shay Colley (Michigan State), Kelly Campbell (DePaul), Reili Richardson (Arizona State), Nicea Eliely (Nebraska), Becca Hitner (Drake), DiJonai Carrington (Stanford), Peyton Williams (Kansas State)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  4. Kate Cain – Nebraska

*Honourable mention: Evina Westbrook (Tennessee), Kianna Smith (California), Janelle Bailey (North Carolina), Kianna Williams (Stanford), Bianca Jackson (South Carolina), Karly Murphy (Green Bay), Kaba Messeny (UCF), Mia Davis (Temple), Annika Jank (Colorado), Shaina Pellington (Oklahoma), Elah Parker (Penn), Hailey Brown (Michigan), Digna Strautmane (Syracuse), Karissa McLaughlin (Purdue), Mykea Gray (Miami), Sidney Cooks (Michigan State)

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

This is it. We have reached the final week before conference tournaments begin and NCAA March Madness starts. This was the week in many outstanding college basketball seniors had their last games in which they got to say goodbye to their schools and the fans. Since this is such a deep senior class, they had many memorable moments over their four years of college. Good luck moving forward seniors, and good luck to those who will be lucky enough to play in the WNBA this summer.

I will have the FINAL overall women’s college basketball rankings next week released on Monday, March 5th. This will be the final week in which the rankings are week to week based.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of February 19th to February 25th. The previous weeks rankings can be found here. Have any questions? Check my FAQ page.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA (+3)
  4. Monique Billings – UCLA (+4)
  5. Lexie Brown – Duke (+4)
  6. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+2)
  7. Brooke McCarty – Texas (+10)
  8. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-5)
  9. Kristy Wallace – Baylor (NR)
  10. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke (NR)
  11. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (+2)
  12. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (+4)
  13. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (-6)
  14. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (-4)
  15. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota (+10)
  16. Brittany McPhee – Stanford (+2)
  17. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (+2)
  18. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (+9)
  19. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-8)
  20. Ariel Atkins – Texas (-8)
  21. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (NR)
  22. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (-8)
  23. Dekeiya Cohen – Baylor (NR)
  24. Tyra Buss – Indiana (-3)
  25. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (+1)
  26. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State (NR)
  27. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (+2)
  28. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+2)
  29. Jordan Frericks – Missouri (NR)
  30. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay (-2)
  31. Mackenzie Engram – Georgia (NR)
  32. Kylee Smith – Belmont (+3)
  33. Jasmine Trimboli – South Dakota (NR)
  34. Carly Fabbri – Quinnipiac (NR)
  35. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (-4)
  36. China Dow – FGCU (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (+2)
  2. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+2)
  3. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-2)
  4. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+1)
  5. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+1)
  6. Asia Durr – Louisville (-4)
  7. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (+6)
  8. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  9. Maite Cazorla – Oregon (+14)
  10. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (+16)
  11. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (-1)
  12. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (+2)
  13. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (+6)
  14. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (-7)
  15. Kristine Anigwe – California (+2)
  16. Hallie Thome – Michigan (-4)
  17. Chloe Jackson – LSU (NR)
  18. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (-2)
  19. Alanna Smith – Stanford (+1)
  20. Ashton Millender – DePaul (NR)
  21. Erika Davenport – Marquette (NR)
  22. Maddie Simon – Nebraska (NR)
  23. Kennedy Burke – UCLA (NR)
  24. Katie McWilliams – Oregon State (NR)
  25. Sam Fuehring – Louisville (NR)
  26. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State (-8)
  27. Angel Golden – Bethune-Cookman (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+3)
  4. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  5. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (+2)
  6. Nicole Ekhomu – Florida State (NR)
  7. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-4)
  8. Ayana Mitchell – LSU (+8)
  9. Kelly Campbell – DePaul (NR)
  10. Mary Gedaka – Villanova (NR)
  11. Akienreh Johnson – Michigan (NR)
  12. Makenzie Meyer – Iowa (NR)
  13. Dominique Toussant – Virginia (NR)
  14. Kaila Ealey – NC State (NR)
  15. Joyner Holmes – Texas (NR)
  16. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (-6)
  17. Jeannie Boehm – Harvard (NR)
  18. Nasrine Ulel – FGCU (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (-1)
  3. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (NR)
  4. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  5. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  6. Abby Meyers – Princeton (NR)
  7. Karly Murphy – Green Bay (NR)
  8. Kate Cain – Nebraska (-1)
  9. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse (NR)

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 14 & 15!

Wow. It’s been a busy two weeks since my last rankings post. I was sick for the last week, my day job was very hectic and the Winter Olympics started. This is why I am combining these two weeks. I know a lot has happened over these final weeks of conference play heading into March, but there is still so much to be decided.

You can find the previous week’s rankings here. Have questions? Check 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 weeks of Feb. 5th to Feb. 18th.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (+2)
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-2)
  4. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+7)
  5. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  6. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-2)
  7. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (-1)
  8. Monique Billings – UCLA
  9. Lexie Brown – Duke (+4)
  10. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (-2)
  11. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (+1)
  12. Ariel Atkins – Texas (+2)
  13. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (-3)
  14. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (NR)
  15. Imani Wright – Florida State (NR)
  16. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (NR)
  17. Brooke McCarty – Texas (-2)
  18. Brittany McPhee – Stanford (-9)
  19. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (-1)
  20. Raigyne Louis – LSU (-4)
  21. Tyra Buss – Indiana (NR)
  22. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (NR)
  23. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (-4)
  24. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (-4)
  25. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota
  26. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (-5)
  27. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  28. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay (-1)
  29. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (-3)
  30. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (NR)
  31. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (NR)
  32. Erykah Davenport – Miami (-10)
  33. Emily Potter – Utah (NR)
  34. Kahlia Lawerence – Mercer
  35. Kylee Smith – Belmont (NR)
  36. Natalie Butler – George Mason (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Kalani Brown – Baylor (+6)
  2. Asia Durr – Louisville
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  4. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (-3)
  5. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+4)
  6. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (-2)
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (-1)
  8. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (-3)
  9. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (+5)
  10. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  11. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (NR)
  12. Hallie Thome – Michigan (NR)
  13. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (-5)
  14. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (NR)
  15. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M (NR)
  16. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (NR)
  17. Kristine Anigwe – California (NR)
  18. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State (NR)
  19. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (NR)
  20. Alanna Smith – Stanford (-7)
  21. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia (NR)
  22. Zykera Rice – Gonzaga (NR)
  23. Maite Cazorla – Oregon (NR)
  24. Danielle King – Marquette (-5)
  25. Amy Okonkwo – TCU (NR)
  26. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (-11)
  27. Marte’ Grays – DePaul (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (+2)
  3. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-1)
  4. Lauren Cox – Baylor (-1)
  5. Bella Alarie – Princeton (+13)
  6. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (NR)
  7. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  8. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  9. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota State
  10. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (+6)
  11. Dominique Oden – Purdue (-5)
  12. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-1)
  13. Kat Tudor – Oregon State (NR)
  14. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (NR)
  15. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State (-5)
  16. Ayana Mitchell – LSU (-11)
  17. Becca Hitner – Drake (-3)
  18. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Ana Llanusa – Oklahoma
  3. Rennia Davis – Tennesseee (NR)
  4. Satou Sabally – Oregon (+1)
  5. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina (NR)
  6. Kianna Williams – Stanford
  7. Kate Cain – Nebraska (+1)
  8. Elah Parker – Penn (NR)
  9. Hailey Brown – Michigan (NR)