WNBA Power Rankings for the 2022 season. Updated every Monday.

Last updated: August 8, 2022 | Change in power ranking since last update | Championship contender | Deep playoff run | Buying tickets to the lottery

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Chicago Sky

#10Chicago Sky

Individual rankings:
Aneela #1, Eric #1

The Sky continue to play well against the best teams in the WNBA, and after beating Washington and Connecticut this week, Chicago has improved to 9-3 against teams over .500, which will bode well for the defending champs once the playoffs begin. Two of the Sky's final three games in the regular season come against Seattle and Las Vegas, but at 25-8 and with a two-game lead over the second-place Aces, the Sky are in a good position to finish the season at the top of the standings.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Las Vegas Aces

#20Las Vegas Aces

Individual rankings:
Aneela #2, Eric #2

The Las Vegas Aces went 1-2 this week and remain the second-best team in the league. They lost to the Washington Mystics and a close loss to the Dallas Wings before winning on the road to spoil Sue Bird's final home game in Seattle. This coming week, they finish their games at home against the likes of Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky and the Seattle Storm.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Connecticut Sun

#30Connecticut Sun

Individual rankings:
Aneela #3, Eric #3

The Sun have nearly locked up the third overall playoff seed, currently leading Seattle by two games with three to play. Connecticut will play a struggling Sparks team twice before hosting the Lynx at home in their final regular-season game, so chances are good that the Sun will finish the season strong and lock up yet another top-four seed in the Curt Miller era.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Seattle Storm

#40Seattle Storm

Individual rankings:
Aneela #4, Eric #4

This week, the Seattle Storm honoured Sue Bird in her final regular season home game against the Las Vegas Aces, which they lost too. They did beat the Minnesota Lynx earlier this week to finish with a 1-1 record. This coming week, they play their final three games of the season on the road against the likes of Chicago, Minnesota and finishing it off in Las Vegas.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Washington Mystics

#50Washington Mystics

Individual rankings:
Aneela #5, Eric #5

The Mystics are a half-game behind Seattle for the fourth overall playoff seed, and with two games against the Fever to close out their regular season, they're in a decent position to host their first-round postseason matchup. Seattle owns the tiebreaker against Washington, however, so the Mystics will need some outside help if they're to swap positions with the Storm at the last minute.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Dallas Wings

#60Dallas Wings

Individual rankings:
Aneela #6, Eric #6

The Wings are suddenly one of the hottest teams in the WNBA and have risen back to .500, sitting at 16-16. The good news doesn't end there; every one of Dallas' remaining games comes against a team below them in the standings, giving them an opportunity to clinch the playoffs and head into the postseason on a high note.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Atlanta Dream

#71Atlanta Dream

Individual rankings:
Aneela #7, Eric #7

The Atlanta Dream are fighting right now for a WNBA playoff spot and are currently in the picture as the 7th best team. They went 2-1 this previous week as they defeated the Indiana Fever and the LA Sparks at home before losing to the Minnesota Lynx on the road. This coming week, they play twice on the road versus the New York Liberty and the Atlanta Dream and a home game versus the New York Liberty.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Phoenix Mercury

#81Phoenix Mercury

Individual rankings:
Aneela #8, Eric #8

The Phoenix Mercury continue to face great obstacles due to the Britney Griner case and her recent trial in which she was given 9 years in a Russian jail. The team lost to the Connecticut Sun twice on the road in back-to-back games before finishing it off with a home win against the New York Liberty. This coming week, they play all three final regular season games all at home. They face the Minnesota Lynx, and the Dallas Wings, before finishing their regular season against the Chicago Sky.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


New York Liberty

#90New York Liberty

Individual rankings:
Aneela #9, Eric #9

The New York Liberty are in a fight for the last spot of the playoffs, and they responded this week by going 2-1. They defeated the LA Sparks twice at home before losing to the Phoenix Mercury on the road. This coming week, they face two of their final three games on the road versus the Dallas Wings and the Atlanta Dream before facing the Atlanta Dream at home in their final regular season game.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Los Angeles Sparks

#100Los Angeles Sparks

Individual rankings:
Aneela #10, Eric #10

The LA Sparks continue to try to find ways to get into the playoffs, but it does not look great as they finished this week with a 1-3 record. They lost both games against the New York Liberty on the road, then lost a close game against the Atlanta Dream before finishing the week off with a close win against the Washington Mystics. This coming week, they face all of their remaining games at home. They play the Connecticut Sun twice in a home and home series and then face the Dallas Wings in their last regular season game.

Summary written by Aneela Khan


Minnesota Lynx

#110Minnesota Lynx

Individual rankings:
Aneela #11, Eric #11

The Lynx kept their playoff hopes alive with a big win over the Atlanta Dream and are just one game out, entering the final week of the regular season. It's still an uphill battle, especially with games against Seattle and Connecticut on the docket, but Napheesa Collier is officially back after giving birth to her first child, and her presence could mean the difference between Minnesota backing into the playoffs and falling just short.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


Indiana Fever

#120Indiana Fever

Individual rankings:
Aneela #12, Eric #12

The Fever were the first team eliminated from playoff contention, but they're still getting a head start on next year's draft lottery odds. Indiana's 16-game losing streak is now one of the longest in WNBA history, according to Across the Timeline, and the Fever will have just two more opportunities to end that streak in this calendar year, both coming against the Washington Mystics. Indiana should hope that Washington chooses to rest its starters.

Summary written by Eric Nemchock


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