Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings
Phoenix and Minnesota maintain top spots. Chicago make big move up and Storm is now in basement.
|Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings|
|Last week's rankings in parentheses|
|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.|
Simple math for the Storm: has to win final four games to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.