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WNBA power rankings: Week 1

It’s so early. Don’t be mad.

WNBA power rankings

With each team only playing one or two games, please do not get angry at me for how I power rank them.  Everything can and will wildly change.

Ok, now that that is settled.

1. Las Vegas Aces, 2-0

The offense looks fire; A’ja Wilson is going to star as a full-time center; Kelsey Plum is springy; Chelsea Gray is a Point God. I’m kinda loving their vibes after knocking off the Mercury and Storm handily.

2. Washington Mystics, 2-0

They won with Elena Delle Donne playing like an All-Star and with her resting on the bench. Shakira Austin can play and Natasha Cloud is a SHOOTER.

3. Los Angeles Sparks, 2-0

A win over a (short-handed) Sky team feels good, and a W over Indiana was expected. Liz Cambage looks comfy and a healthy Nneka Ogwumike is a good sight. I don’t want to overhype them just yet, though.

4. Chicago Sky, 0-1

They lost on a questionable foul call that led to an unnecessary overtime against the Sparks, and that was without Allie Quigley and Kahleah Copper. They’ll be fine.

5. New York Liberty, 1-0

In a healthy Sabrina Ionescu, I trust. A win over the Sun has to feel nice.

6. Seattle Storm, 1-1

They beat the mega short-handed Lynx, but looked super lost against the Aces. A slow start isn’t uncommon for them, so I’m not worried.

7. Connecticut Sun, 0-1

Alyssa Thomas balled out against New York, but Natasha Howard kept Jonquel Jones (relatively) contained. While they were missing Courtney Williams, NY was without Betnijah Laney.

8. Atlanta Dream, 1-0

Rhyne Howard. Enough said. Could she lead this team to a backend playoff spot? Sure, Dallas was without Satou Sabally, but Atlanta was missing Tiffany Hayes.

9. Phoenix Mercury, 0-1

I’ll say it. I’m worried for how this team is going to defend without Brittney Griner. Luckily, Brianna Turner and Diamond DeShields are back tomorrow.

10. Dallas Wings, 0-1

No Satou, but a crumby game from Arike Ogunbowale made them tough to watch. Dallas has to be better than this.

11. Minnesota Lynx, 0-2

I mean ew. They’ve looked really bad losing two games by 35 combined points. Kayla McBride can’t come back soon enough. I hope Angel McCoughtry’s first game back isn’t indicative of what she’ll be like all season coming back from another injury.

12. Indiana Fever, 0-2

They stink but I love them. The rookies are showing promise!

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