Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses. Predicted playoff series outcomes at end of comments
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Minnesota It’ll be more than one bucket separating Lynx from advancing by Storm this year; Lynx 2-0
2 (2) Chicago Newbies immediately tested in opener against 2012 champs Indiana; Sky 2-1
3 (3) Los Angeles Cushy 15-2 record at Staples Center, but one loss was to Phoenix; Sparks 2-0
4 (8) Washington First return to postseason since 2010 and enters on three-game win streak; Mystics 2-1
5 (4) Phoenix Season looks to be a trial run for when Brittney Griner bulks up for 2014; Sparks 2-0
6 (6) Seattle Two more games likely not enough for Storm to get a win against Lynx this year, Lynx 2-0
7 (7) Indiana Slipped into playoff backdoor, but return of All-Star Katie Douglas could add boost; Sky 2-1
8 (5) Atlanta Enters postseason on worst tailspin in league at 3-7 in past 10; Mystics 2-1
9 (9) Tulsa Unfair youngest team in West will earn another lottery pick; championship should follow
10 (10) New York Team back to Madison Square Garden; Broadway Bill Laimbeer needs to get show together
11 (11) San Antonio Should return injured All-Stars Becky Hammon (knee), Sophia Young (knee,) which should help
12 (12) Connecticut Best chance for top lottery pick, could replace aging Kara Lawson with Odyssey Sims (Baylor)