Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Minnesota Lindsay Whalen joined Becky Hammon, only players with 4,000 points, 1,500 assists.
2 (2) Chicago Kent’s Courtney Vandersloot part of leading “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley.
3 (3) Los Angeles If Lynx defeat Storm on Tuesday, Sparks will be cemented into West’s No. 2 playoff slot.
4 (4) Phoenix Russ Pennell first WNBA coach not previously on staff to take over, get to postseason.
5 (5) Atlanta Fred Williams candidate for coach of the year; kept mercurial Angel McCoughtry focused.
6 (6) Seattle Thompson’s reg-season finale Sat.; send wishes to TinaTribute@StormBasketball.com.
7 (8) Indiana Spokane’s Briann January helped champs clinch ninth consecutive playoff berth.
8 (7) Washington Couldn’t muster just one win last week to clinch berth; tries again at Indiana on Tuesday.
9 (11) Tulsa Riquna Williams after WNBA-record 51 points Sunday: “I don’t think. When I think, I miss.”
10 (10 ) New York All-Star Cappie Pondexter (ankle/knee) questionable for must-win game Tuesday.
11 (9) San Antonio Things are so bad, home crowd actually cheered on opposing player to post 51 points.
12 (12) Connecticut In need of moral victory, beat former coach Mike Thibault to stall his playoff hopes.