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