Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Minnesota Coaxing native Janel McCarville back to WNBA proving to be genius.
2 (2) Chicago Former Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot fifth among league assist leaders (5.0).
3 (4) Los Angeles

Welcome to hot seat Candace Parker; your must-win title push starts now.

4 (3) Atlanta Erika de Souza named an All-Star injury replacement but is a true star.
5 (6) Indiana Coach Lin Dunn part of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
6 (5) Phoenix Penny Taylor underwent second knee surgery, arthroscopic on the right.
7 (7) Washington Hosts New York on Wednesday, the WNBA’s first game after the All-Star break.
8 (9) Seattle Tina Thompson named West player of the week after dropping 23 points on L.A.
9 (8) Tulsa Liz Cambage needs improved conditioning, but playing as hoped when drafted in 2011.
10 (11) San Antonio

Six-game stretch against conference foes will determine playoff chances.

11 (10) New York Signed guard Samantha Prahalis to a second seven-day contract.
12 (12) Connecticut Media hinting at “tanking” to increase chances of top pick in 2014 draft.