Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Phoenix Diana Taurasi signs to end her career in Phoenix, Brittney Griner sets season blocks record.
2 (2) Minnesota Defending champion Lynx a favorite to repeat WNBA championship.
3 (3) Indiana Strange stat: Fever better on road, with 9-7 record, than at home (only five wins).
4 (8) Chicago Former Storm guard Allie Quigley named player of week; is candidate for most improved.
5 (7) Washington Somebody tell Mystics they aren’t supposed to make playoffs in a “rebuilding” season.
6 (4) Los Angeles Sparks had chance to clinch playoffs but is keeping the Hollywood suspense going.
7 (5) New York Cappie Pondexter talking about a break from overseas play after 9 years of year-round grind.
8 (12) Seattle Combined 0-8 against LA and Phoenix, needs to beat both to keep playoff hopes alive.
9 (6) Atlanta Five-game skid after clinching playoffs alarming, or sign shut down until postseason.
10 (9) San Antonio Needs win against Minnesota or Chicago to nab Stars’ first postseason berth since 2012.
11 (10) Tulsa Has hardest close to regular season, back-to-back at Atlanta (Friday), Minnesota (Saturday).
12 (11) Connecticut Chiney Ogwumike ends rookie season with abscessed tooth and playoff elimination.