Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Atlanta Michael Cooper to coach East All-Stars in place of Fred Williams, who’s now with Tulsa.
2 (2) Phoenix Life is good for Diana Taurasi: a five-game winning streak and a new $3.3 million beach house.
3 (3) Connecticut Six-game winning streak ended in losing past two games by combined eight points.
4 (4) Minnesota Defending champions have gone 5-5 after a 7-0 start.
5 (9) San Antonio Jia Perkins, the team’s second-leading scorer (12.7 points), out due to a strained right hamstring.
6 (5) Tulsa Contracts guaranteed Sunday for rest of season; Shock not compensated for 3 straight OT games.
7 (7) Chicago Courtney Vandersloot out due to a sprained knee suffered in the last seconds of win in New York.
8 (6) Indiana Looking to snap four-game losing streak when plays at Atlanta on Tuesday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
9 (10) Washington Ivory Latta taking full responsibility like a true point guard for team losing five of past seven.
10 (12) Los Angeles Proved to be not the worst team in the league by defeating struggling Seattle and streaky Tulsa.
11 (8) Seattle Jenna O’Hea shot 60.7 percent from three-point range in June after 18.2 percent in May.
12 (11) New York All-Star Cappie Pondexter kept scoreless in a loss to Chicago, a first in her nine-year career.