Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Minnesota Maya Moore posts crazy numbers again, with 35 points, eight rebounds in home win
2 (2) Chicago Clinched franchise’s first postseason bid, now playing for Eastern Conference title
3 (3) Los Angeles Candace Parker has eye-popping game. Seriously, popped teammate in eye, scores 26
4 (4) Phoenix Despite struggles, close to wrapping up a return to the postseason
5 (5) Atlanta Angel McCoughtry’s preseason goal to be champs in the East slipping away
6 (6) Washington Gifted with five days off; will it matter in retaining half-game lead for final playoff berth?
7 (7) Seattle Fans excited to see Sue Bird in uniform; sad it was because airline lost her luggage
8 (8) Indiana Defending champs play must-win game Tuesday at New York to keep playoff hopes alive
9 (9) San Antonio Rookie Davellyn Whyte starts past two due to injuries, averages 10 points and 4.5 assists
10 (11) New York Surprisingly just 1½ games out of third place in the Eastern Conference playoff race
11 (10) Tulsa Double-OT loss to Los Angeles on Sunday was Tulsa’s fifth loss in extra play this season
12 (12) Connecticut Injuries, and franchise-record 19 losses not what they hoped for with coaching change