WNBA Power Rankings
15 July 2021
Not much has happened in the WNBA since last week’s rankings. Some teams have played just one game, while the others have logged two. Still, though, it is time to take a look at who remains at the top. Spoiler alert, it is going to be exactly the same.
The All-Star game was a smashing success, as the second half will begin briefly before the Olympic Break happens.
1. Seattle Storm
*Pretends to be shocked* Yes, another week with Seattle at the top of the power rankings. At 16-5, they are in a prime position to compete for the title in 2021. All they do is win, and their veteran leaders always come through right when the team is in need of a spark.
They defeated the Mercury 82-75 the last time they took the floor. They overcame a 28-point burst from Kia Nurse en route to claiming victory. Epiphanny Prince scored a team-high of 15 off the bench in a limited run to help propel her squad.
This was not a performance they should be proud of as individuals, but they got it done as a team. The W is all that matters, and they will take it however they are able to get it.
2. Las Vegas Aces
Right after the storm are the Aces, one game back in the standings out West at 15-6. All they have done is win and play hard-nosed, aggressive ball throughout the year. The break will allow Kelsey Plum to compete in 3X3 in the Olympics and then come back to get it done at the WNBA level.
The last time they took the court, Las Vegas claimed a big win over Dallas. They got a 22-13-8 line from A’ja Wilson and a 22 and 12 effort off the bench from Dearica Hamby. The two of them led the way and just could not be slowed down.
Plum added another 16 off the pine, giving their reserves a lot of the credit for the victory. There are dreams of winning it all within the organization, and they could soon become a reality.
3. Connecticut Sun
For yet another week, the Sun find themselves sitting in the No. 3 spot. Jonquel Jones has continued to beast out there and guide her team while the other players have gotten it done. The East has not been very good, and it is pretty clear that Connecticut is the best team there, a good chance to reach the Finals.
They picked up a 12-point win over the Dream when they last took the court. And Jonquel was a total beast on the court. She scored 24 points and pulled down 16 boards. They got 22 points from DeWanna Bonner, who played every second of the game. And then, Brionna Jones finished with an impressive 16-9-4 statline.
They are a group who has to hope that things can hold up for. They have never won a title, now at 0-3 on the big stage after their 2019 loss. This marks the third time in five years that Jonquel Jones is the leader in win shares.
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