WNBA Power Rankings for the 2020 season. Updated every Monday.

Last updated: September 14, 2020 | Change in power ranking since last update | Championship contender | Deep playoff run | Buying tickets to the lottery

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Las Vegas Aces

#11Las Vegas Aces

Individual rankings:
Aneela #1, Eric #2

The Aces secured the WNBA's #1 overall seed on the final weekend of the season, beating both the Sparks and Storm to put themselves atop the league. Las Vegas got MVP-caliber play from A'ja Wilson all season long, as well as strong individual performances from Angel McCoughtry and Dearica Hamby, and were able to control games with their defense and physical play. It's a double-bye well-earned.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Seattle Storm

#21Seattle Storm

Individual rankings:
Aneela #2, Eric #1

The Seattle Storm were for a large majority of the season, the WNBA's top team. Until this weekend when they ended the season as the #2 seed. Despite that little setback, Seattle is still very much a championship team with a very good core led by Stewart, Bird, Loyd, and a great surrounding cast of players around them.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Los Angeles Sparks

#30Los Angeles Sparks

Individual rankings:
Aneela #3, Eric #3

The Los Angeles Sparks lost two straight to end the season but they are still a very good team and should be in the championship mix alongside the Las Vegas Aces and the Seattle Storm. Candace Parker had a phenomenal year and the Sparks still have a great point guard in Chelsea Gray and All-Star forward Nneka Ogwumike to help Parker. The Sparks are also much better defensively this season.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Minnesota Lynx

#40Minnesota Lynx

Individual rankings:
Aneela #4, Eric #4

It was close, but the Lynx finished the season as the #4 seed, earning them a first-round postseason bye. Minnesota competed hard even after losing Sylvia Fowles to a calf injury; Napheesa Collier has established herself as one of the WNBA's best players, while point guard Crystal Dangerfield is on the shortlist of favorites for Rookie of the Year. The Lynx won't be favored to win the title this postseason, but they could steal a game if opponents underestimate them.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Phoenix Mercury

#50Phoenix Mercury

Individual rankings:
Aneela #5, Eric #5

The Phoenix Mercury ended the season better than they started it. They have a long way to go if they want to make it to the semifinals and will need to play their best in their first-round single-elimination game against the Washington Mystics who sneaked into the playoffs last minute.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Connecticut Sun

#60Connecticut Sun

Individual rankings:
Aneela #6, Eric #6

The Sun overcame a miserable start to the season to finish #7 overall. As expected, they were carried by DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas, who embodied the workmanlike philosophy that has made Connecticut a powerhouse in recent years. The Sun did not fare well against teams above .500, however, which will obviously need to change if they're to make an improbable run in the postseason.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Chicago Sky

#70Chicago Sky

Individual rankings:
Aneela #7, Eric #7

The Sky crawled to the finish line after winning just two of their final eight games. More record-setting efforts by Courtney Vandersloot - who became the first player in WNBA history to average 10 assists per game in a season - and breakout seasons from Cheyenne Parker and Kahleah Copper made it a memorable season for Chicago, but one wonders if the team has the depth to make a serious postseason run.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Washington Mystics

#81Washington Mystics

Individual rankings:
Aneela #8, Eric #8

The Mystics earned a spot in the playoffs in the final game of the regular season, defeating the Dream to sneak into the #8 seed. It's been an up-and-down season for the defending champs, and though their roster looks nothing like it did in 2019, the development of players like Myisha Hines-Allen and Kiara Leslie might make them even more dangerous than they were last year when they're back at full strength in 2021.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Dallas Wings

#91Dallas Wings

Individual rankings:
Aneela #9, Eric #9

While the disappointment of losing a playoff berth on the final day of the season stings, the Wings are well-equipped to compete in the near future. Arike Ogunbowale took the next step to stardom, leading the WNBA in scoring, and other building blocks such as Satou Sabally, Bella Alarie, Tyasha Harris, and Marina Mabrey should have the Wings as one of the more exciting teams to watch next season.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Atlanta Dream

#100Atlanta Dream

Individual rankings:
Aneela #10, Eric #10

The Atlanta Dream finished with a flurry after getting off to a slow start and look to be among the playoff teams next season with Betnijah Laney who improved this season, rookie star Chennedy Carter and All-Star Courtney Williams.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Indiana Fever

#110Indiana Fever

Individual rankings:
Aneela #11, Eric #11

The Indiana Fever had a disappointing season with Lauren Cox dealing with injuries and Covid-19 plus Teaira McCowan took a step back from her rookie season. They still look very promising but have a lot of work to do to remain competitive next season.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


New York Liberty

#120New York Liberty

Individual rankings:
Aneela #12, Eric #12

The New York Liberty finished the season on a losing note and had 20 losses (!) They are very glad to see the 2020 season end and should play much better next season when Sabrina Ionescu returns.

Summary written by Aneela Khan