Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (2) Phoenix Brittney Griner dunks, again, and helps Mercury get record-tying seventh victory in a row.
2 (1) Atlanta To play three games at Georgia Tech due to Microsoft conference at Philips Arena.
3 (4) Minnesota All-Star starters will be announced Tuesday on ESPN2 during halftime of LA game.
4 (5) San Antonio Finished 3-1 on rough trip consisting of four games in seven days.
5 (3) Connecticut Signed Briana Gilbreath-Butler as Allison Hightower has knee surgery Tuesday.
6 (8) Indiana Tamika Catchings had six points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in return.
7 (10) Los Angeles Nneka Ogwumike’s five games in a row scoring 20 or more points snapped vs. Phoenix.
8 (7) Chicago Sylvia Fowles moved to the bench for Sky’s eighth lineup change in a spiraling season.
9 (12) New York Tina Charles latest to record a 30-point game with career-high 32 in third consecutive win.
10 (6) Tulsa Just 2-4 the past two weeks with key reserve Riquna Williams out with a knee injury.
11 (11) Seattle On final extended trip of the season (three games), with first stop in Phoenix.
12 (9) Washington Three-game losing streak could get worse: Mystics play next four on road in nine days.