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Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Phoenix Banner year: WNBA-record 29 wins, Candice Dupree re-signed to multiyear deal.
2 (2) Minnesota Re-signed unsung hero, Rebekkah Brunson, to multiyear deal; Maya Moore should be MVP.
3 (9) Atlanta Lost 10 of final 14 games but re-signed Sancho Lyttle and could dominate postseason.
4 (4) Chicago Courtney Vandersloot (Kentwood High) returned from knee sprain to lead Sky to playoffs.
5 (3) Indiana Briann January (Lewis & Clark HS) helped Fever to playoffs for 10th straight year.
6 (5) Washington East semifinal matchup with Indiana at 4 p.m. Thursday opens playoff coverage on ESPN2.
7 (6) Los Angeles MVP Candace Parker didn’t play Saturday but should be ready for postseason.
8 (10) San Antonio Season-high 12,659 fans attended game for Becky Hammon’s retirement ceremony.
9 (7) New York Alex Montgomery (Lincoln HS) completed first season as a full-time starter.
10 (12) Connecticut Lottery-bound Sun has two picks due to trade with New York.
11 (8) Seattle Enters offseason with new chief operating officer, in draft lottery for first time since 2003.
12 (11) Tulsa Glory Johnson was courtside at KeyArena on Sunday to watch fiancée Brittney Griner.
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