South Carolina basketball just secured their third national title, finishing the season undefeated in women's college basketball history.

By the Numbers
  • The Dawn Staley-led Gamecocks won the title without a single loss on their record, a feat achieved only 10 times in history.
Yes, But

ESPN recently dropped two highly-ranked South Carolina basketball signees, Joyce Edwards and Maddy McDaniel, in their latest recruiting rankings.

State of Play
  • The South Carolina roster is expected to improve next season with key players gaining more experience and three 5-star freshmen joining the team
  • Despite the rankings update, Edwards is poised to compete for significant playing time on the talented South Carolina basketball team.
What's Next

As the South Carolina basketball team heads into the next season, the dropped rankings for Edwards and McDaniel may serve as motivation for them to prove their skills and value on the court.

Bottom Line

The South Carolina women's basketball team's recent recruiting rankings update, while potentially disrespectful to Edwards, highlights the competitive nature of college basketball's talent evaluation.