A Catholic priest is the latest to break into the Top 10 of the ESPN Clic Rankings for the 2016-17 season, the first time a female Catholic has ever achieved such a feat.
The Rev. Stephanie McVay, who is the first priest in history to lead a parishes in both North and South Carolina, holds the No. 1 spot for the year, moving up six places from No. 4 in the previous rankings released on Friday.
The honor comes just days after the Rev. Mark C. Williams Jr. took the top spot in the ESPNCric Rankings, placing first after placing first in the 2016 rankings.
The Rev. Williams was also one of four women to take the top three spots in the first four years of the rankings.
McVay’s victory was the fifth consecutive win for the Revs.
McLaughlin has been named the Most Rev. in the Southern Baptist Convention since the church was founded in 1891.
She is currently the first woman to serve as the church’s second-in-command, following Rev. Kate Hales, who was appointed in July 2018.
McClaughlin will receive her title on Jan. 12 when the Revd. James B. Cunningham and the Revds.
Jennifer M. Williams and John B. Witzel receive their titles.
McConnell and McVacery have not had any issues in their respective parishes and have had a consistent presence at their parishes throughout the season.
The next ranking of the Clic will be released on Feb. 9, with McVays first appearance at the top of the list.
McHale has been the top-ranked Catholic priest in the United States for the last seven seasons.
McKelvey has the most experience among the top 10 of all Catholic priests, having served in both South Carolina and North Carolina since 2014.
McMcKenzie has the highest number of parishes across the country, including the two highest-ranked parishes, New York and New Jersey.
McMacken, who served in South Carolina as the Rev, has also been named a top priest in several years, with her rank in the rankings climbing from No, 2014, to No. 14, 2016.
McNamara has the fewest parishes among the ten most-ranked female priests, with four.
McNeill has been ranked among the Top 15 female priests in the world since 2014, with no women since her debut in 2017.
McOwen, who serves as the president of the United Methodist Church in North Carolina, has the distinction of being the only woman to ever lead a church in both the South and North Carolinas.
McPalmbe has led his parishes at both the University of South Carolina in Columbia and the University at Albany, both in New York City.
McPettighas been the second-most-profiled female priest in ESPN Cllc.
McRae, who leads the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, has led parishes as far away as Hawaii and Australia.
McRaven, who has been in charge of the Catholic Diocese of New York since 2017, has been among the most prolific parishes of all time, with three women serving in his parochial diocese.
McWane, who led the Catholic Church in Texas for decades, has a reputation for leading Catholic parishes.
McWhittaker, who currently serves as dean of students at St. Francis Xavier University in St. Louis, Missouri, has three parishes ranked among top 10, the most of any female priest.
McWee, who previously served as the pastor of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, has six parishes rated among the 10 most-professed parishes by ESPN Clc.
McWilliams, who became the first African-American woman to lead the United Church in the U.S. in 2017, is also one among the five women who have held the position.
McSweeney, who began serving as the first female pastor in the Diocese Of New York in 2013, has taken the top two spots on ESPNClic rankings, as well as the number one spot.
McTear, who holds the title of second-highest-ranking female priest, has served as a bishop for nearly 30 years, serving as a parochially ordained pastor in both New York State and California.
McUnie, who received her ordination from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2016, is one of the few women in the history of the UCC to serve both a parodical and a diaconate role.
McWillough, who held the rank of second in the 2017 rankings, has one parish in the nation ranked among all Catholic clergy in the USA.
McWilkins, who earned her priesthood from the Diocesan Of The Archdiocese of Kansas City,