Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Phoenix Current 15-game winning streak has clinched home court for playoffs.
2 (3) Minnesota Finally has full roster active after Seimone Augustus (knee) returned Friday.
3 (6) Washington Four-game winning streak has Mike Thibault in Coach of Year conversation.
4 (4) Indiana Lin Dunn, Seattle’s first coach, in KeyArena for final time Thursday.
5 (2) Atlanta Four-game losing streak, three since coach Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer.
6 (5) Los Angeles Game at Phoenix on Tuesday is Sparks’ fifth in past six days.
7 (7) San Antonio Losing grip on playoff spot after two defeats. Meets Chicago at home on ESPN2 Tuesday.
8 (8) New York Swin Cash launched video journal on SportsBlogs.com to chronicle season.
9 (11) Tulsa Victory over Chicago on Sunday moved Tulsa closer to first playoff berth since 2009.
10 (9) Connecticut On three-game losing streak with next three on the road — where Sun is 3-10 this season.
11 (10) Seattle Storm at Shock on Tuesday, both chasing Los Angeles and San Antonio for final playoff spots.
12 (12) Chicago Word is All-Star Elena Delle Donne is close to returning from Lyme disease flare-up.