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PostPosted: 05/23/18 9:33 am    ::: 2018 WNBA Power Rankings Reply Reply with quote

I’m going to start out with WNBA.com’s (Brian Martin) preseason power rankings even though Week 1 is already out.

May 15, 2018
1. Minnesota Lynx
2. Los Angeles Sparks
3. Connecticut Sun
4. Phoenix Mercury
5. Dallas Wings
6. New York Liberty
7. Seattle Storm
8. Washington Mystics
9. Atlanta Dream
10. Chicago Sky
11. Las Vegas Aces
12. Indiana Fever



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The Fan Perspective
Preseason Power Rankings

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



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PostPosted: 05/23/18 9:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

AP WNBA Power Poll
Preseason Power Rankings

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



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PostPosted: 05/23/18 9:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

May 22, 2018 (Brian Martin)
1. Los Angeles Sparks (1-0)
2. Minnesota Lynx (0-1)
3. Connecticut Sun (1-0)
4. Phoenix Mercury (2-0)
5. Dallas Wings (1-1)
6. Chicago Sky (2-0)
7. Washington Mystics (1-0)
8. New York Liberty (0-1)
9. Seattle Storm (0-1)
10. Atlanta Dream (0-1)
11. Las Vegas Aces (0-1)
12. Indiana Fever (0-2)



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PostPosted: 05/23/18 12:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Using the official standings on the league's page

http://www.wnba.com/standings/#?season=2018

The Sun at 3-0 in first
Mercury are 0-2
Sparks are 1-2


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PostPosted: 05/23/18 12:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RI_Sun_Fan wrote:
Using the official standings on the league's page

http://www.wnba.com/standings/#?season=2018

The Sun at 3-0 in first
Mercury are 0-2
Sparks are 1-2

That's a really slow start for the Sparks. They deserve to be down there! I thought the Mercury beat the Wings, but I guess that must have been a pre-season game? Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 05/23/18 12:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fighting Artichoke wrote:
RI_Sun_Fan wrote:
Using the official standings on the league's page

http://www.wnba.com/standings/#?season=2018

The Sun at 3-0 in first
Mercury are 0-2
Sparks are 1-2

That's a really slow start for the Sparks. They deserve to be down there! I thought the Mercury beat the Wings, but I guess that must have been a pre-season game? Rolling Eyes


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WNBA 09 wrote:
Fighting Artichoke wrote:
RI_Sun_Fan wrote:
Using the official standings on the league's page

http://www.wnba.com/standings/#?season=2018

The Sun at 3-0 in first
Mercury are 0-2
Sparks are 1-2

That's a really slow start for the Sparks. They deserve to be down there! I thought the Mercury beat the Wings, but I guess that must have been a pre-season game? Rolling Eyes


Sarcasm ? Question WNBA.com is always wrong

Those are the pre-season records. WNBA.com hasn't updated the standings since the season began.


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PostPosted: 05/23/18 2:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

AP WNBA Power Poll
Power Rankings 2.0 (May 22, 2018)

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



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PostPosted: 05/28/18 7:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mine after the second weekend.

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



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PostPosted: 05/29/18 3:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-power-rankings-week-2/

Quote:
Dallas Wings (2-2) DefRtg: 92.3 (1)


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PostPosted: 05/29/18 3:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-power-rankings-week-2/


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



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PostPosted: 05/29/18 4:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


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PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


Its the Parker Effect Cool Cool



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PostPosted: 05/29/18 5:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


Its the Parker Effect Cool Cool

Are you saying she is a brighter star than the Sun?
WOW! Very Happy



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PostPosted: 05/29/18 6:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


Then again, two of the Sun’s three wins came against teams with 0 wins..


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mavcarter wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


Then again, two of the Sun’s three wins came against teams with 0 wins..


And the other win was against the team ranked above them.

So ...


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Rock Hard wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


Its the Parker Effect Cool Cool

Are you saying she is a brighter star than the Sun?
WOW! Very Happy


She is a super nova.



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In my opinion Connecticut Sun are the best team in the league this year. Do i think they will when the title, No Confused



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In my opinion Connecticut Sun are the best team in the league this year. Do i think they will when the title, No Confused



. . . but, but, but the Sparks have yet to unleash their secret weapon . . . from Russia with Love. Laughing



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jap wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
In my opinion Connecticut Sun are the best team in the league this year. Do i think they will when the title, No Confused



. . . but, but, but the Sparks have yet to unleash their secret weapon . . . from Russia with Love. Laughing


Agreed but regarding the sun , they need to finish top 2. I dont like their chances in a single elimination. That could end up being minnys fat lady if they keep playing like they are.



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PostPosted: 06/02/18 7:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
mavcarter wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.


Then again, two of the Sun’s three wins came against teams with 0 wins..


And the other win was against the team ranked above them.

So ...


Why would that matter at the time if one team had a better SOS than the other though???


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PostPosted: 06/04/18 10:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mine after the third weekend.

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



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PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.

There would be nothing wrong with ranking the Sun over the Sparks due to their better record, but conversely it isn't absurd the other way around. When we really consider the circumstances of their victory over the LA team it does put into question the Suns victory. The short handed ( sans posts ) were leading the Suns through out the game until the fourth quarter when they just ran out of gas. The fact was that the Sun were fortunate to catch them on the last game of a road trip. their starters had to play extended minutes and everyone had to really hustle to compensate for their lack of posts. This resulted in Jones and the other Sun posts being unstoppable down stretch. With out double teams the Suns could not be stopped and the short handed Sparks guards could not continue the hustle effort it took to compensate for their lack of posts defensively. Watching the teams at this point in time I would have to pick the Sparks as the best team.


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PostPosted: 06/04/18 11:47 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PUmatty wrote:
Somehow *ahem* the Sun beat the Sparks yet slot in behind them. Of course.

There would be nothing wrong with ranking the Sun over the Sparks due to their better record, but conversely it isn't absurd the other way around. When we really consider the circumstances of their victory over the LA team it does put into question the Suns victory. The short handed ( sans posts ) were leading the Suns through out the game until the fourth quarter when they just ran out of gas. The fact was that the Sun were fortunate to catch them on the last game of a road trip. their starters had to play extended minutes and everyone had to really hustle to compensate for their lack of posts. This resulted in Jones and the other Sun posts being unstoppable down stretch. With out double teams the Suns could not be stopped and the short handed Sparks guards could not continue the hustle effort it took to compensate for their lack of posts defensively. Watching the teams at this point in time I would have to pick the Sparks as the best team.


In complete agreement!, although I am very much impressed by the rise of the Sun.



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


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


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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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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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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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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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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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