Women’s College Basketball Rankings 2022
It is that time of year for the Women’s and Men’s College basketball rankings. The women’s college basketball season is coming to a close. In addition, the women’s college basketball rankings have been posted and the championship tournament brackets have been set as well.
There are many great teams in Women’s College basketball. We have the latest rankings and information for this year’s teams.
Best teams in women’s college basketball
Women’s college basketball is in the post season, however, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament is under way. Before the tournament began, each of the Women’s basketball teams were ranked. Here are the top 25 Women’s College Basketball teams.
- South Carolina Gamecocks: Record: 29-2
- Stanford Cardinals: Record: 28-3
- N.C. State Wolfpack: Record: 29-3
- Louisville Cardinals: Record: 25-4
- Uconn Huskies: Record: 25-5
- Texas Longhorns: Record: 26-6
- Baylor Bears: Record: 27-6
- Iowa Hawkeyes: Record: 23-7
- LSU Tigers: Record: 25-5
- Iowa State Cyclones: Record: 26-6
- Indiana Hoosiers: Record: 22-8
- Michigan Wolverines: Record: 22-6
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) March 22, 2022
- Maryland Terrapins: Record: 21-8
- Ohio State Buckeyes: Record: 23-6
- Kentucky Wildcats: Record: 19-11
- Virginia Tech Hokies: Record: 23-9
- North Carolina Tarheels: Record: 23-6
- Tennessee Volunteers: Record: 23-8
- Arizona Wildcats: Record: 20-7
- BYU Cougars: Record: 26-3
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Record: 22-8
- Oklahoma Sooners: Record: 24-8
- Florida Gulf Coast: Record: 29-2
- UCF Knights: Record: 25-3
- Princeton Tigers: Record: 24-4
Through the season, the teams are ranked and a number of factors determine these rankings. They are the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET), the adjusted net efficiency, and Team Value Index. Both of the men’s and women’s teams are ranked in a similar way.
Moreover, another factor in determining the teams rankings may include some of the team’s best players. The best players are generally players that have the most points per game, team work oriented, pass the ball, and much much more.
— ESPN (@espn) March 21, 2022
Best players in women’s college basketball
We have a list of some of the best women’s college basketball players. Each of these players has a trait that helps them be the best and we will give some facts on each of these players.
Best Players in Women’s College Basketball
- Paige Bueckers, UConn Huskies: G: 5’11”: Sophomore: 2021 Stats: 20.0 PPG, 5.8 APG, 46.4% 3PG
- NaLyssa Smith, Baylor Bears: Forward: 6’2”: Senior: 2021 Stats: 18.0 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 56.1% FG
- Aliyah Boston, Forward: South Carolina Gamecocks: 6’3”: Junior: 2021 Stats: 13.7 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 2.6 BPG
- Rhyne Howard: Kentucky Wildcats: Guard: 6’2”: Senior: 2021 Stats: 20.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.8 APG
- Caitlin Clark: Iowa Hawkeyes: Guard: 6’0”: Sophomore: 2021 Stats: 26.6 PPG, 7.1, APG, 40.0% 3FG
- Haley Jones: Stanford Cardinals: Guard: 6’1”: Junior: 2021 Stats: 13.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 54.6% FG
- Naz Hillmon: Michigan Wolverines: Forward: 6’2”:Senior: 2021 Stats: 23.9 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 65.3% FG
- Elissa Cunane: NC State Wolfpack: Center: 6’3”: Senior: 2021 Stats: 16.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 53.3% FG
- Ashley Jones: Iowa State Cyclones:6’1”: Senior: 2021 Stats: 24.2 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 46.3% FG
- Ashley Owusu: Maryland Terrapins: Guard: 6’0”: Junior: 2020-21 Stats: 17.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 5.9 APG
- Shakira Austin: Ole Miss Rebels: Center: 6’3”: Senior: 2020-21 Stats: 18.6 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.8 BPG
- Diamond Miller: Mayland Terrapins: Guard: 6’3”: Junior: 2020-21 Stats: 17.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 50.6% FG
- Cameron Brink: Stanford Cardinals: Forward: 6’4”: Sophomore: 2020-21 Stats: 9.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.8 BPG
- Zia CookeL South Carolina Gamecocks: Guard: 5’9”: Junior: 2020-21 Stats: 15.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.0 APG
- Christyn Williams: UConn Huskies: Guard: 5’11: Senior: 2020-21 Stats: 16.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.2 APG
- Charisma Osborne: UCLA Bruins: Guard: 5’9”: Junior: 2020-21 Stats: 17.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.8 APG
- Rae Burrell, Tennessee Lady Vols: Forward: 6’1”: Senior: 2020-21 Stats: 16.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 82.5% FT
- Hailey Van Lith: Louisville Cardinals: Guard: 5’7”: Sophomore: 2020-21 Stats: 11.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.1 APG
- Kierstan Bell: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles: Guard: 6’4”: Junior: 2020-21 Stats: 24.3 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 2.7 APG
- Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech Hokies: Center: 6’6”: JuniorL 2020-21 Stats: 18.2 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 53.1 FG
The top 20 Women’s College basketball players have worked hard to become the best. This has assisted their teams throughout the season. As of now, we have the Women’s college basketball current rankings list.
Currently, the Women’s College basketball rankings are out. These are present rankings from today. South Carolina is still ranked at number one and they play the North Carolina Tarheels in the Sweet 16. While Stanford is ranked number two and play Maryland on Friday.
Other teams that are moving forward in the Sweet 16 are Iowa State, Ohio State, Texas, Creighton, Louisville, Tennessee, Michigan, South Dakota, Notre Dame, Indiana, and UConn.
These teams all advanced to the Sweet 16 and play either Thursday or Friday this week. All of the teams with number 1 seed did advance to the next round. The excitement is building up and we cannot wait to see who goes to the next round of eight.
Does women’s college basketball have a March Madness?
ESPN announced a 15% uptick in viewership through the first two rounds of Women's March Madness.
◻️ Second round averaged 474,000 viewers, up 25%
◻️ 26 million hours viewed across ESPN platforms through the first two rounds pic.twitter.com/lYTwEoaGRV
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 23, 2022
In college basketball, the best time of the season is what is called “March Madness.” College basketball tournaments have always been very popular amongst fans. Also, new fans bloom from women’s and men’s tournaments every season. Moreover, the NCAA and Women’s College Basketball teams all want to bridge the gender equality gaps.
For so long, the NCAA Women’s College basketball games were not very popular and did not get the spotlight like the Men’s NCAA College basketball tournament. There has been a movement in getting Women’s basketball more attention and every season, the fan base grows in volumes.
The WNBA is another way to showcase the best players from the league as well. Having the WNBA helps young girls live their dreams and pushing themselves to play at a higher level. This in turn, also builds up the fan base in women’s college basketball.
This year’s 2022, NCAA College basketball tournament started on March 16. After these games are played, then the next round of games will begin. This is the Sweet 16 round in both women’s and men’s tournaments. The Sweet 16 is a part of the first and second rounds of tournament play. The winners then advance to the Final Four and then to the final championship game.
This year, the Women’s Final Four begins at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM EST. Sunday, then April 3rd is the National Championship game at 8:00 PM EST. In addition, the game will be held in Minnesota.
To sum it all up, the Women’s College Basketball tournament is going strong this season. While there are some very strong teams, its anyone’s game this year. NC State and Stanford are crowd favorites to go all the way, however, there are many teams who want to cut down the net as well. At this point, it is anyone’s game and the excitement is building for the next round of games. We want to wish all of the players and coaches good luck for the next round of sixteen.