WNBA power rankings

Aug 19 2011 - 6:39pm

Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans ranks the WNBA teams:

Ranking Team, record Comment

1. (1) Minnesota (18-5) Lindsay Whalen first point guard MVP? Makes LosLynx vamanos.

2. (2) Indiana (17-7) Tamika Catchings first in WNBA with 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds, 1,000 assists.

3. (3) Connecticut (15-8) Preparing for former UConn star Maya Moore's return Tuesday.

4. (5) New York (13-11) Washingtonians Leilani Mitchell, Alex Montgomery return to face Storm on Saturday.

5. (9) Atlanta (11-12) Like 2010, Dream clicking at right time, winning 8 of past 11 games.

6. (4) Seattle (13-11) Storm turned clock back for Gus Williams on Saturday, suffered worst loss since 2000.

7. (6) San Antonio (13-10) Lost five of past seven games; four of next six are against top-tier teams.

8. (7) Phoenix (13-10) Looking to avoid a 10th consecutive loss to Seattle on Tuesday.

9. (8) Chicago (11-14) Fifth in standings; four games this week might decide playoff fate.

10. (10) Los Angeles (9-13) Candace Parker expected to return Tuesday after seven-week knee rehab.

11. (11) Washington (5-16) Alana Beard watch over; she's out for season with left foot injury.

12. (12) Tulsa (1-22) Set unwanted WNBA record with 17th consecutive loss.

(Last week's ranking)

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