Jayda Evans’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Minnesota Flexed in 31-point win against New York on Sunday to snap three-game losing streak
2 (2) Chicago Overcame huge deficits to win past two games without injured star Elena Delle Donne
3 (3) Los Angeles Brings league-leading six-game win streak to Seattle Tuesday on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
4 (5) Phoenix Diana Taurasi (6,041) passed Lauren Jackson (6,007) for fifth place in WNBA career scoring
5 (7) Atlanta Tiffany Hayes returns from midseason knee surgery to average 11.2 points in August
6 (6) Washington Had three-game win streak snapped in 76-58 loss at Atlanta; rematch is Friday
7 (8) Seattle Co-captain Tanisha Wright averaging 15.8 points, 4 rebounds, 3.4 assists past five games
8 (4) Indiana Lost past three games to Western Conference foes and plays two more this week
9 (9) San Antonio Point guard Danielle Robinson joins competitive list for WNBA’s most improved award
10 (10) Tulsa Liz Cambage scored 27 points to help Shock break 15-game losing streak to Lynx
11 (11) New York Bill Laimbeer said Lynx’s Maya Moore “should get hurt” for playing in blowout
12 (12) Connecticut Rookie Kelly Faris shined in first career start Wednesday