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PostPosted: 06/05/18 3:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-power-rankings-week-3/

1. Connecticut Sun (5-0)
Last Week: 2
2. Los Angeles Sparks (4-1)
Last Week: 1
3. Seattle Storm (5-2)
Last Week: 5
4. Phoenix Mercury (4-3)
Last Week: 6
5. Washington Mystics (5-3)
Last Week: 3
6. Minnesota Lynx (2-5)
Last Week: 4
7. Dallas Wings (3-3)
Last Week: 7
8. New York Liberty (2-2)
Last Week: 9
9. Chicago Sky (3-3)
Last Week: 8
10. Atlanta Dream (2-3)
Last Week: 10
11. Las Vegas Aces (1-5)
Last Week: 11
12. Indiana Fever (0-6)
Last Week: 12



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PostPosted: 06/05/18 3:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Can't believe Minny is that high just on history alone smh


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PostPosted: 06/05/18 3:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

chapulana wrote:
Can't believe Minny is that high just on history alone smh


Their ranking seems pretty fair. Besides the Dream, they've lost only to the teams ranked above them.



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PostPosted: 06/10/18 9:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

1. Connecticut Sun
2. Phoenix Mercury
3. Los Angeles Sparks
4. Seattle Storm
5. Atlanta Dream
6. Dallas Wings
7. Washington Mystics
8. New York Liberty
9. Minnesota Lynx
10. Chicago Sky
11. Las Vegas Aces
12. Indiana Fever



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PostPosted: 06/11/18 1:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
1. Connecticut Sun
2. Phoenix Mercury
3. Los Angeles Sparks
4. Seattle Storm
5. Atlanta Dream
6. Dallas Wings
7. Washington Mystics
8. New York Liberty
9. Minnesota Lynx
10. Chicago Sky
11. Las Vegas Aces
12. Indiana Fever

Dallas not ahead of the Dream? The Wings beat the Dream twice (in Dallas by 23 and then in Atlanta by Cool. Does that make up for the fact that they have one less win (5-3 vs. 4-3)?


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PostPosted: 06/11/18 7:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CBS Sports Power Rankings

1. Connecticut Sun (7-1)
2. Phoenix Mercury (7-3)
3. Los Angeles Sparks (5-2)
4. Seattle Storm (6-3)
5. Dallas Wings (4-3)
6. Atlanta Dream (5-3)
7. Washington Mystics (5-4)
8. Minnesota Lynx (3-6)
9. New York Liberty (3-4)
10. Chicago Sky (3-5)
11. Las Vegas Aces (1-7)
12. Indiana Fever (0-8)


They did extra analysis on what’s wrong with Minnesota.
*They lead the league with a turnover percentage, 19.6 per 100 possessions.
*Offensive rating is down from first in the league last season at 108.3 to ninth in the league this season at 96.9.
*Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson dropping off from last season. Last year 29.1 points per game, while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. So far this season, they're down to 22.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting.



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PostPosted: 06/12/18 3:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2018 Power Rankings: Week 4 (Brian Martin)
1. Connecticut Sun (7-1)
OffRtg: 110.9 (1); DefRtg: 91.8 (1); NetRtg: 19.1 (1)
Last Week: 1 (2-1)
2. Los Angeles Sparks (5-2)
OffRtg: 100.7 (7); DefRtg: 98.0 (4); NetRtg: 2.7 (5)
Last Week: 2 (1-1)
3. Phoenix Mercury (7-3)
OffRtg: 105.2 (3); DefRtg: 101.9 (7); NetRtg: 3.3 (3)
Last Week: 4 (3-0)
4. Seattle Storm (6-3)
OffRtg: 107.5 (2); DefRtg: 98.0 (3); NetRtg: 9.5 (2)
Last Week: 3 (1-1)
5. Dallas Wings (4-3)
OffRtg: 102.2 (4); DefRtg: 99.3 (5); NetRtg: 2.9 (4)
Last Week: 7 (1-0)
6. Atlanta Dream (5-3)
OffRtg: 91.8 (12); DefRtg: 93.1 (2); NetRtg: -1.3 (8)
Last Week: 10 (3-0)
7. Washington Mystics (5-4)
OffRtg: 102.1 (6); DefRtg: 102.5 (9); NetRtg: -0.4 (7)
Last Week: 5 (0-1)
8. Minnesota Lynx (3-6)
OffRtg: 96.9 (8); DefRtg: 100.6 (6); NetRtg: -3.6 (9)
Last Week: 6 (1-1)
9. New York Liberty (3-4)
OffRtg: 102.2 (5); DefRtg: 102.3 (8); NetRtg: -0.2 (6)
Last Week: 8 (1-2)
10. Chicago Sky (3-5)
OffRtg: 95.5 (9); DefRtg: 105.5 (11); NetRtg: -10.0 (10)
Last Week: 9 (0-2)
11. Las Vegas Aces (1-7)
OffRtg: 95.0 (10); DefRtg: 106.4 (12); NetRtg: -11.4 (11)
Last Week: 11 (0-2)
12. Indiana Fever (0-8)
OffRtg: 92.7 (11); DefRtg: 104.3 (10); NetRtg: -11.6 (12)
Last Week: 12 (0-2)



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PostPosted: 06/17/18 9:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

After the end of another week.

1. Los Angeles Sparks
2. Phoenix Mercury
3. Seattle Storm
4. Connecticut Sun
5. Dallas Wings
6. Atlanta Dream
7. Washington Mystics
8. Minnesota Lynx
9. New York Liberty
10. Las Vegas Aces
11. Chicago Sky
12. Indiana Fever



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PostPosted: 06/19/18 12:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-wnba-com-power-rankings-week-5/

1. Los Angeles Sparks (8-2)
OffRtg: 103.1 (5); DefRtg: 97.6 (3); NetRtg: 5.5 (4)
Last Week: 2
2. Phoenix Mercury (10-3)
OffRtg: 105.2 (3); DefRtg: 99.4 (5); NetRtg: 5.8 (3)
Last Week: 3
3. Seattle Storm (8-3)
OffRtg: 110.8 (1); DefRtg: 100.6 (7); NetRtg: 10.3 (2)
Last Week: 3
4. Connecticut Sun (7-4)
OffRtg: 109.5 (2); DefRtg: 98.9 (4); NetRtg: 10.5 (1)
Last Week: 1
5. Dallas Wings (5-4)
OffRtg: 100.1 (6); DefRtg: 97.0 (2); NetRtg: 3.1 (5)
Last Week: 5
6. Washington Mystics (6-5)
OffRtg: 104.3 (4); DefRtg: 105.3 (11); NetRtg: -1.0 (6)
Last Week: 7
7. Minnesota Lynx (4-6)
OffRtg: 98.0 (8); DefRtg: 99.5 (6); NetRtg: -1.5 (7)
Last Week: 8
8. Atlanta Dream (6-5)
OffRtg: 89.9 (12); DefRtg: 94.8 (1); NetRtg: -4.9 (9)
Last Week: 6
9. New York Liberty (3-6)
OffRtg: 98.9 (7); DefRtg: 103.1 (10); NetRtg: -4.2 (8)
Last Week: 9
10. Las Vegas Aces (3-9)
OffRtg: 94.7 (11); DefRtg: 102.5 (8); NetRtg: -7.8 (11)
Last Week: 11
11. Chicago Sky (3-7)
OffRtg: 96.8 (9); DefRtg: 107.4 (12); NetRtg: -10.7 (12)
Last Week: 10
12. Indiana Fever (1-10)
OffRtg: 96.5 (10); DefRtg: 102.6 (9); NetRtg: -6.0 (10)
Last Week: 12



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PostPosted: 06/19/18 12:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

League trying so hard to keep the Lynx in a positive spotlight. Surprised they didn't rank them ahead of Dallas and Washington.



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PostPosted: 06/19/18 2:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Massey's computer poll looks just about the same.
https://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s=wnba2018

... the Lynx have had the toughest schedule, and the Liberty had the easiest schedule up til the Lynx game.

Silly computer poll doesn't know who Candace Parker is.
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PostPosted: 06/19/18 3:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silly me - I would just go with the team's record, or the last 10 games.....


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PostPosted: 06/24/18 7:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

At the end of another week.

1. Los Angeles Sparks
2. Phoenix Mercury
3. Seattle Storm
4. Washington Mystics
5. Minnesota Lynx
6. Connecticut Sun
7. Dallas Wings
8. Atlanta Dream
9. Las Vegas Aces
10. Chicago Sky
11. New York Liberty
12. Indiana Fever



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PostPosted: 06/25/18 4:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CBS Sports Power Rankings

1. Los Angeles Sparks (10-3) -- Up 1
2. Seattle Storm (10-4) -- Up 1
3. Phoenix Mercury (10-5) -- Down 2
4. Washington Mystics (8-5) -- Up 2
5. Minnesota Lynx (7-6) -- Up 3
6. Connecticut Sun (8-5) -- Down 2
7. Dallas Wings (6-6) -- Down 1
8. Atlanta Dream (7-6) -- Down 1
9. Las Vegas Aces (5-10) -- No movement
10. New York Liberty (4-8) -- No movement
11. Chicago Sky (4-9) -- No movement
12. Indiana Fever (1-13) -- No movement



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PostPosted: 06/26/18 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-power-rankings-week-6/

1. Los Angeles Sparks (10-3)
Last Week: 1 (2-1)
2. Seattle Storm (10-4)
Last Week: 3 (2–1)
3. Phoenix Mercury (10-5)
Last Week: 2 (0-2)
4. Minnesota Lynx (7-6)
Last Week: 7 (3-0)
5. Washington Mystics (8-5)
Last Week: 6 (2-0)
6. Connecticut Sun (8-5)
Last Week: 4 (1-1)
7. Atlanta Dream (7-6)
Last Week: 8 (1-1)
8. Dallas Wings (6-6)
Last Week: 5 (1-2)
9. Las Vegas Aces (5-10)
Last Week: 10 (2-1)
10. New York Liberty (4-8)
Last Week: 9 (1-2)
11. Chicago Sky (4-9)
Last Week: 11 (1-2)
12. Indiana Fever (1-13)
Last Week: 12 (0-3)



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PostPosted: 06/26/18 5:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd have a hard time justifying the Dream ahead of the Wings because they beat us twice. Of course, Dream beat the Sun twice as well.


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PostPosted: 07/05/18 1:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-power-rankings-week-7/
(Based on results through last Sunday)
1. Phoenix Mercury (13-5)
Last Week: 3
2. Minnesota Lynx (10-6)
Last Week: 4 (3-0)
3. Seattle Storm (12-5)
Last Week: 2
4. Los Angeles Sparks (12-5)
Last Week: 1
5. Washington Mystics (10-6)
Last Week: 5
6. Connecticut Sun (9-7)
Last Week: 6
7. Dallas Wings (7-8)
Last Week: 8
8. Atlanta Dream (8-8)
Last Week: 7
9. Chicago Sky (6-10)
Last Week: 11
10. Las Vegas Aces (6-12)
Last Week: 9
11. New York Liberty (5-11)
Last Week: 10
12. Indiana Fever (1-16)
Last Week: 12



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PostPosted: 07/05/18 3:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-power-rankings-week-7/
(Based on results through last Sunday)
1. Phoenix Mercury (13-5)
Last Week: 3
2. Minnesota Lynx (10-6)
Last Week: 4 (3-0)
3. Seattle Storm (12-5)
Last Week: 2
4. Los Angeles Sparks (12-5)
Last Week: 1
5. Washington Mystics (10-6)
Last Week: 5
6. Connecticut Sun (9-7)
Last Week: 6
7. Dallas Wings (7-Cool
Last Week: 8
8. Atlanta Dream (8-Cool
Last Week: 7
9. Chicago Sky (6-10)
Last Week: 11
10. Las Vegas Aces (6-12)
Last Week: 9
11. New York Liberty (5-11)
Last Week: 10
12. Indiana Fever (1-16)
Last Week: 12


I'm pretty much in agreement with that except the Lyttle injury move Phoenix down from 1 to about 4. I'm not sure if they factor that in though.


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PostPosted: 07/05/18 5:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
I'm pretty much in agreement with that except the Lyttle injury move Phoenix down from 1 to about 4. I'm not sure if they factor that in though.


Given the fact that Phoenix has not played a game since Lyttle got injured, why would you move Phoenix down for games that have not yet been played in her absence?


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PostPosted: 07/05/18 6:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Randy wrote:
I'm pretty much in agreement with that except the Lyttle injury move Phoenix down from 1 to about 4. I'm not sure if they factor that in though.


Given the fact that Phoenix has not played a game since Lyttle got injured, why would you move Phoenix down for games that have not yet been played in her absence?


Because I don't think they will be as good w/o her. I thought Power Rankings were supposed to be forward looking. If they are just based on games already played they are pointless. Standings and box scores tell you what team won each game that already happened..


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PostPosted: 07/05/18 6:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Because I don't think they will be as good w/o her. I thought Power Rankings were supposed to be forward looking. If they are just based on games already played they are pointless. Standings and box scores tell you what team won each game that already happened..


Power Rankings are where the teams are, weighted for performances since the last ranking. That is why Minnesota is up to #2 in the Power Rankings, despite not being among the top four teams in the standings (at the time the Power Rankings were published). They are based on games already, with heavy emphasis on the recent play.


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It's a difference of opinion as to what a power ranking is. I think it should reflect the teams chances of winning the games ahead of it taking into account recent games and other developments such as injuries. While I have felt that the Mercury should be ranked No. 1 for the past week or so, I think the loss of Lyttle hurts their chance of winning future games. If I'm right (and I may well be wrong) then I suppose your ranking will reflect that after a few losses happen. If they prove they can win without her, then they will move up in my rankings. Now maybe I'm overrating Lyttle, but I think the top 4 are quite close anyway and far ahead of all of the other teams.


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PostPosted: 07/05/18 6:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd have:

1. Phoenix
2. Seattle
3. Los Angeles
4. Minnesota
5. Washington
6. Connecticut
7. Dallas
8. Atlanta
9. Chicago
10. New York
11. Las Vegas
12. Indiana



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Randy wrote:
It's a difference of opinion as to what a power ranking is. I think it should reflect the teams chances of winning the games ahead of it taking into account recent games and other developments such as injuries. While I have felt that the Mercury should be ranked No. 1 for the past week or so, I think the loss of Lyttle hurts their chance of winning future games. If I'm right (and I may well be wrong) then I suppose your ranking will reflect that after a few losses happen. If they prove they can win without her, then they will move up in my rankings. Now maybe I'm overrating Lyttle, but I think the top 4 are quite close anyway and far ahead of all of the other teams.


I stand corrected. Looks like Bonner is a better 4 than Lyttle......


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CBS Sports Power Rankings

1. Seattle Storm (15-5) -- Up 1
2. Phoenix Mercury (14-6) -- Up 1
3. Washington Mystics (12-7) -- Up 2
4. Minnesota Lynx (11-8) -- Down 3
5. Los Angeles Sparks (12-8) -- Down 1
6. Dallas Wings (10-8) -- Up 2
7. Atlanta Dream (9-9) -- Down 1
8. Connecticut Sun (10-9) -- Down 1
9. Las Vegas Aces (8-12) -- No movement
10. Chicago Sky (7-12) -- No movement
11. Indiana Fever (2-17) -- Up 1
12. New York Liberty (5-14) -- Down 1

They tossed in their mid season awards:

Most Valuable Player
Preseason pick: Maya Moore, Lynx
Midseason pick: Breanna Stewart, Storm

Rookie of the Year
Preseason pick: A'ja Wilson, Aces
Midseason pick: A'ja Wilson, Aces

Defensive Player of the Year
Preseason pick: Brittney Griner, Mercury
Midseason pick: Brittney Griner, Mercury

Most Improved Player
Preseason pick: Kelsey Plum, Aces
Midseason pick: Natasha Howard, Storm

Sixth Woman of the Year
Preseason pick: Cappie Pondexter, Fever
Midseason pick: Cheyenne Parker, Sky

Coach of the Year
Preseason pick: Brian Agler, Sparks
Midseason pick: Dan Hughes, Storm



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