SAG (Sensitive to Apoptosis Gene) and ROC1 (Regulator of Cullin-1) are two family members of the RING component of CRL (Cullin RING ligase). Both members are essential for growth and survival of several types of human cancer cells; their role in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), however, remains elusive. Here we reported that compared to adjacent normal tissues, both SAG and ROC1 are overexpressed in RCC, which is positively correlated with poor patient survival, particularly for SAG. Depletion of SAG or ROC1 inhibited growth and survival of RCC cells by inducing G2/M arrest, senescence, and apoptosis likely due to accumulation of WEE1, p21, p27, NOXA, and BIM. Interestingly, simultaneous BIM knockdown in RCC cells partially rescues growth suppression triggered by depletion of SAG, but not ROC1, suggesting a differential role of BIM. Collectively, our study provides the proof-of-concept evidence that RING components of CRL are attractive candidates for targeted therapy of RCC.