|Jayda Evans’ power rankings|
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses|
|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.|