The WNBA released its "W25" list on Sunday in conjunction with their 25th season.
Whalen isn't happy that a transfer wasn't granted immediate eligibility to play.
Destiny Pitts leads the Gophers with 16.3 points per game.
There are several options to choose from for ESPN's predictions segment.
It's a loftier ranking than preseason polls released by media and coaches in the Big Ten.
She's transferring from Syracuse to Minnesota.
Minnesota is now 20-11 on the season.
Minnesota faces Indiana in the Big Ten tourney Thursday night.
Both are in action Thursday night.
The women are at Maryland and the men host Michigan.
Minnesota smoked Penn State by 30 points.
Minnesota should be in the tourney projections over Purdue and Indiana.
Minnesota still has a chance to make it to the Big Dance.
Seven losses in eight games hurt Minnesota's tourney chances.
The 13th-ranked Gophers crushed Coppin State by 32 points.
Gophers should continue their climb in the top 25.
It's the first time in three years that the Gophers have been ranked.
They broke the record set during Whalen's senior season as a player.
The Gophers host New Hampshire in the season opener Friday night.
Of course Whalen is friends with a superstar like Wade.
Whalen will now focus solely on coaching the Gophers.