Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Phoenix Had franchise-best 16-game winning streak snapped in a 75-67 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
2 (2) Minnesota Maya Moore set WNBA season record for most games scoring 30 points or more, with her 11th.
3 (4) Indiana Fever tied for second in East standings but Indiana also only 2½ games from last in conference.
4 (6) Los Angeles New owner Magic Johnson in attendance to see Kristi Toliver nail winning three-pointer Sunday
5 (8) New York Won five of seven games to jump back into playoff race; five games out of first in East.
6 (5) Atlanta Rookie Shoni Schimmel’s return to Northwest drawing a near sellout at KeyArena on Thursday.
7 (3) Washington Youthful roster faces big test in trying to limit errors to retain playoff positioning.
8 (12) Chicago Elena Delle Donne returns from treating Lyme disease flare-up, averages 15.5 points in two wins
9 (7) San Antonio Big game Friday in Tulsa. Stars have three-game lead on Shock for final playoff spot.
10 (9) Tulsa Riquna Williams to undergo season-ending knee surgery; averaging 6.9 points in 11 games.
11 (10) Connecticut Has a friendly schedule for last postseason push, playing four of its final five games at home.
12 (11) Seattle

Simple math for the Storm: has to win final four games to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.