Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Records in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1. Phoenix (2-0) Cushy upcoming schedule with three home games in span of two weeks.
2. Los Angeles (1-1) Depth made up for All-Star Nneka Ogwumike out with back injury.
3. Minnesota (2-0) A first? Raised title banner in non-nationally televised game.
4. Chicago (2-0) Plays host to Minnesota on Monday at 12:30 p.m. in ESPN2’s broadcast opener.
5. Atlanta (2-0) Seattle passed on rookie Shoni Schimmel, who’s averaging 10.5 assists.
6. Indiana (0-2) MVP Tamika Catchings says back injury being evaluated week to week.
7. San Antonio (1-1) All-Star Becky Hammon still out, this time with a sprained ankle.
8. Tulsa (0-1) Touted rookie point guard Odyssey Sims 1 for 11 from field in debut.
9. Seattle (0-2) Averaging more turnovers (16.5) than assists (13.5) to start season.
10. New York (1-1) Crowd of 9,131 spectators welcomed Liberty back to Madison Square Garden.
11. Washington (0-1) John Wall and Bradley Beal found solace in playoff exit at Mystics game.
12. Connecticut (0-2) Blew a 16-point third-quarter lead in overtime loss at Minnesota.