5 Most-Valued Female Athletes on Social Media in '16

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The Top 25 Most Valued Athletes on Social Media in '16 was released earlier this week by 120 Sports and MVPindex. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson earns the #1 spot for the second straight year, and there are now 5 female athletes that have moved up the rankings to join the list!

Alex Morgan jumped from #48 last year to #15 this year, Serena Williams is at #16 (previously #10), Ronda Rousey moved up to #18 (previously #26), Hope Solo moved up to #22 (previously #46), and Kerri Walsh Jennings moved up to #25 (previously #44). Congrats ladies! Give them a follow on Instagram if you don't already! 

How were the rankings determined?

“For years, the yard stick in determining social media value was based solely on the number of followers someone had. But at MVP we know that quantity does not mean quality,” MVPindex co-founder Kyle Nelson said in a statement. “With our sophisticated Engagement Value Assessment tool, we look at social media impressions, engagement, virality and social authority to help figure out what it’s all really worth.” - SportTechie

Here is the full list of 25:

#1     Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
#2    Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.
#3    Texans DE J.J. Watt
#4    Golfer Rory McIlroy
#5    UFC fighter Conor McGregor
#6    Cavaliers F LeBron James
#7    Golfer Tiger Woods
#8    Seahawks CB Richard Sherman
#9    Patriots QB Tom Brady
#10   Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski
#11    Warriors G Stephen Curry
#12   Steelers WR Antonio Brown
#13   Nets G Jeremy Lin
#14   Mariners 2B Robinson Cano
#15   Soccer player Alex Morgan
#16   Tennis player Serena Williams
#17   Panthers QB Cam Newton
#18   UFC fighter Ronda Rousey
#19   Angels CF Mike Trout
#20  Former NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon
#21   Warriors F Kevin Durant
#22   Soccer player Hope Solo
#23   Bulls G Dwyane Wade
#24   Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
#25   Volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings

Source: Sports Business Daily

Who do you think will be the newcomers to the list next year?!