The WNBA has kicked its 25th season off in style. It’s more competitive than ever, ratings have nearly quadrupled, and you can just sense the growth within the league. If you’re among the craze fans, then you ought to be looking for some in-depth WNBA Power Rankings. Don’t you worry – we’re here to provide!
WNBA Power Rankings
RISE: Dallas Wings (5-6)
Despite their record, Dallas has been one of the more competitive teams in the league. They’ve responded to a rocky month of May by winning four of their last six games, including road wins over Seattle and Phoenix.
Dallas has played the defending champions really well three times, while three of their losses were by four points or less. With reigning WNBA scoring champion Arike Ogunbowale leading the charge, they will remain a tough team to beat!
5) New York Liberty (6-5)
New York’s hot start was the story of WNBA. After winning five of their first seven, the Liberty have gone and dropped three of their last four.
A big road win over the Phoenix Mercury would stop the bleeding but that would be followed a 22-point loss to the Las Vegas Aces. Betnijah Laney is having a career season, but injuries to Sabrina Ionescu and Natasha Howard have derailed their momentum from the month of May.
4) Phoenix Mercury (5-7)
Phoenix won two of their first three games, including a thrilling opening night victory over the Minnesota Lynn, before losing Diana Taurasi to an injury. Losing the heartbeat of the team was tough, but the Mercury held it together and ripped off three straight wins, which is why they’re at the fourth spot on our WNBA Power Rankings.
Unfortunately, the Mercury are in the midst of a tough four-game slump, that includes three losses by four points or less. Inconsistency and availability have negatively affected this team, but the tandem of Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith will keep them in the hunt.
3) Connecticut Sun (8-3)
The Connecticut Sun have separated themselves from the pack, as they sit atop the Eastern Conference at 8-3. They’ve defeated Las Vegas and Phoenix twice, and they nearly beat Seattle. Connecticut leads the WNBA in rebounding, and the play of fifth-year forward Jonquel Jones has led the charge.
The 2x All-Star is scoring a career-high 21.6 ppg, and she was named EC WNBA Player of the Month. Head coach Curt Miller’s absence may alter their current projection, but Connecticut looks like contenders this season.
2) Las Vegas Aces (9-3)
Las Vegas has their eyes on redemption this year, and their fast start confirms it. A’Ja Wilson and Liz Cambage present a potent duo, and the return of Kelsey Plum is only going to make them stronger.
The fourth-year guard exploded for a career-high 32 points in a big win over the Liberty. Las Vegas has picked up four straight wins, and a date with the defending WNBA champions is looming.
1) Seattle Storm (11-2)
The Seattle Storm are going to be hard to dethrone this season. They’ve won eleven out of their last twelve games, with that one loss coming by just one point. Breanna Stewart has been in peak form, averaging career highs of 21.6 ppg and 9.8 rpg.
Sue Bird is still one of the best lead guards in the WNBA, and Jewell Loyd is enjoying a terrific season herself. They have starpower, depth, and size, and their looking like he favorites to repeat already.