WNBA Rankings, Past and Present

2018 WNBA Rankings

The Dunkel WNBA Index analyzes game data to produce a power rating for each team. Those ratings are the basis for game predictions, which can be found HERE. The categories below are as follows:

W/L RTG — Index rating for the season adjusted for won/loss record.
SEA RTG — Pure Index rating for season.
REC RTG — Most recent Index rating.
18 HI — Highest pure Index rating for season.
18 LO — Lowest pure Index rating for season.
17 W/L — Adjusted Index rating for 2017 season.
17 SEA — Pure Index rating for 2017 season.
W/L +/- — Percentage increase/decrease for adjusted Index rating over previous season.
SEA +/- — Percentage increase/decrease for pure Index rating over previous season.
LST 5 W/L — Adjusted Index rating for last 5 years.
LST 5 SEA — Pure Index rating for last 5 years.
*WNBA Finals Champion
+WNBA Finals Runner-Up

RANK TEAMS RECORD W/L RTG SEA RTG REC RTG 18 HI 18 LO 17 W/L 17 SEA W/L +/- SEA +/- LST 5 W/L LST 5 SEA DIVISION
1 Seattle* 26-8 121.771 114.891 117.666 117.666 109.721 108.225 109.788 12.52% 4.65% 103.779 109.304 Western
2 Connecticut 21-13 115.224 113.035 115.400 116.659 108.940 115.184 112.995 0.03% 0.04% 108.202 108.768 Eastern
3 Los Angeles 19-15 113.998 112.748 110.479 117.851 110.398 121.452 115.511 -6.14% -2.39% 113.672 112.834 Western
4 Washington+ 21-12 113.880 111.066 115.301 115.301 107.724 111.049 110.736 2.55% 0.30% 108.978 109.934 Eastern
5 Atlanta 23-11 113.205 109.765 114.111 115.343 103.534 104.580 107.707 8.25% 1.91% 108.879 107.753 Eastern
6 Phoenix 20-14 112.951 111.074 116.489 116.489 106.954 109.442 109.130 3.21% 1.78% 118.367 112.113 Western
7 Minnesota 18-16 112.029 111.716 108.710 119.663 106.699 126.012 118.507 -11.10% -5.73% 123.183 115.366 Western
8 Dallas 15-19 108.770 110.333 105.556 117.612 105.556 105.120 106.058 3.47% 4.03% 104.182 108.280 Western
9 Las Vegas 14-19 105.886 107.450 106.367 111.427 102.604 97.227 102.855 8.91% 4.47% 98.198 105.082 Western
10 Chicago 13-21 101.052 103.554 106.838 106.838 100.153 103.107 106.234 -1.99% -2.52% 106.222 109.038 Eastern
11 New York 7-27 99.636 105.890 101.934 113.979 101.902 113.372 110.558 -12.12% -4.22% 109.680 109.237 Eastern
12 Indiana 6-28 95.078 101.958 101.450 105.297 99.900 99.254 104.257 -4.21% -2.21% 106.393 107.300 Eastern
Through 9/12/18

2017 WNBA Rankings

The Dunkel WNBA Index analyzes game data to produce a power rating for each team. Those ratings are the basis for game predictions, which can be found HERE. The categories below are as follows:

W/L RTG — Index rating for the season adjusted for won/loss record.
SEA RTG — Pure Index rating for season.
REC RTG — Most recent Index rating.
18 HI — Highest pure Index rating for season.
18 LO — Lowest pure Index rating for season.
17 W/L — Adjusted Index rating for 2017 season.
17 SEA — Pure Index rating for 2017 season.
W/L +/- — Percentage increase/decrease for adjusted Index rating over previous season.
SEA +/- — Percentage increase/decrease for pure Index rating over previous season.
LST 5 W/L — Adjusted Index rating for last 5 years.
LST 5 SEA — Pure Index rating for last 5 years.
*WNBA Finals Champion
+WNBA Finals Runner-Up

RANK TEAMS RECORD W/L RTG SEA RTG REC RTG 17 HI 17 LO 16 W/L 16 SEA W/L +/- SEA +/- LST5 W/L LST5 SEA DIVISION
1 Minnesota* 27-7 126.012 118.507 120.274 120.542 115.820 125.086 117.582 0.74% 0.79% 125.972 116.279 Western
2 Los Angeles+ 26-8 121.452 115.511 119.635 119.635 113.170 122.090 115.523 -0.52% -0.01% 113.591 112.855 Western
3 Connecticut 21-13 115.184 112.995 109.403 115.369 109.403 105.038 106.915 9.66% 5.69% 106.446 107.701 Eastern
4 New York 22-12 113.372 110.558 117.132 117.539 104.761 113.590 111.401 -0.19% -0.76% 112.191 110.073 Eastern
5 Washington 18-16 111.049 110.736 110.935 114.200 106.549 104.861 107.363 5.90% 3.14% 107.752 109.651 Eastern
6 Phoenix 18-16 109.442 109.130 110.836 111.185 105.860 109.375 110.313 0.06% -1.07% 119.721 112.373 Western
7 Seattle 15-19 108.225 109.788 108.191 113.002 106.962 107.120 108.058 1.03% 1.60% 99.281 107.907 Western
8 Dallas 16-18 105.120 106.058 108.190 108.190 102.797 102.543 106.295 2.51% -0.22% 103.035 107.766 Western
9 Atlanta 12-22 104.580 107.707 104.404 110.794 104.404 108.412 108.412 -3.53% -0.65% 107.797 107.249 Eastern
10 Chicago 12-22 103.107 106.234 106.953 108.660 102.605 110.731 110.418 -6.88% -3.79% 107.515 110.410 Eastern
11 Indiana 9-25 99.254 104.257 99.958 108.738 99.958 109.662 109.975 -9.49% -5.20% 109.222 108.635 Eastern
12 San Antonio 8-26 97.227 102.855 106.285 106.880 100.734 95.391 101.645 1.92% 1.19% 96.276 104.490 Western
Through 10/4/17

2016 WNBA Rankings

Final 2016: Finding That Elusive Spark

The Los Angeles Sparks claimed their first WNBA title in 14 years thanks to Nneka Ogwumike’s short jumper with 3.1 seconds left that lifted the Sparks to a 77-76 win over Minnesota in the deciding Game 5. Candice Parker took MVP honors with a 28-point, 12-rebound performance in the clincher. Despite the Lynx inability to defend their title, the still finished No. 1 overall in the Index.  Here are the final WNBA rankings for the 2016 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 135.145 28-6 Western
2 Los Angeles 132.628 26-8 Western
3 New York 111.852 21-13 Eastern
4 Chicago 108.802 18-16 Eastern
5 Indiana 108.697 17-17 Eastern
6 Atlanta 108.688 17-17 Eastern
7 Phoenix 107.712 16-18 Western
8 Seattle 107.178 16-18 Western
9 Connecticut 98.915 14-20 Eastern
10 Washington 96.696 13-21 Eastern
11 Dallas 90.295 11-23 Western
12 San Antonio 74.979 7-27 Western
 Through 10/20/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 146.939 28-6 Western
2 Los Angeles 139.458 26-8 Western
3 New York 122.513 21-13 Eastern
4 Chicago 113.273 18-16 Eastern
5 Indiana 109.940 17-17 Eastern
6 Atlanta 108.376 17-17 Eastern
7 Phoenix 107.611 16-18 Western
8 Seattle 105.126 16-18 Western
9 Connecticut 98.915 14-20 Eastern
10 Washington 96.696 13-21 Eastern
11 Dallas 90.295 11-23 Western
12 San Antonio 74.979 7-27 Western
Through 9/18/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 145.751 26-5 Western
2 Los Angeles 137.147 24-8 Western
3 New York 125.509 21-11 Eastern
4 Chicago 111.868 16-15 Eastern
5 Indiana 111.218 16-15 Eastern
6 Atlanta 109.748 16-15 Eastern
7 Phoenix 106.207 14-17 Western
8 Seattle 104.685 15-17 Western
9 Washington 97.882 12-19 Eastern
10 Connecticut 94.620 11-20 Eastern
11 Dallas 93.236 11-21 Western
12 San Antonio 76.251 6-25 Western
Through 9/11/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 143.154 24-5 Western
2 Los Angeles 141.470 24-5 Western
3 New York 127.058 20-9 Eastern
4 Chicago 113.245 15-13 Eastern
5 Atlanta 108.338 14-14 Eastern
6 Indiana 107.194 13-15 Eastern
7 Phoenix 106.256 13-16 Western
8 Seattle 100.197 12-17 Western
9 Washington 99.145 11-17 Eastern
10 Connecticut 96.875 11-18 Eastern
11 Dallas 90.834 9-21 Western
12 San Antonio 80.344 6-22 Western
Through 9/4/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 140.566 22-5 Western
2 Los Angeles 137.795 21-5 Western
3 New York 127.255 19-8 Eastern
4 Chicago 110.555 13-13 Eastern
5 Atlanta 109.658 14-13 Eastern
6 Indiana 108.543 12-13 Eastern
7 Phoenix 107.476 12-14 Western
8 Washington 99.235 10-16 Eastern
9 Seattle 98.551 10-16 Western
10 Dallas 95.188 9-18 Western
11 Connecticut 95.023 9-17 Eastern
12 San Antonio 84.379 6-19 Western
Through 8/28/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Los Angeles 140.745 21-3 Western
2 Minnesota 140.615 21-4 Western
3 New York 125.967 18-8 Eastern
4 Indiana 109.796 12-12 Eastern
5 Atlanta 109.669 13-12 Eastern
6 Chicago 107.937 11-13 Eastern
7 Phoenix 104.737 10-14 Western
8 Washington 99.391 9-15 Eastern
9 Seattle 98.243 9-15 Western
10 Dallas 98.142 9-16 Western
11 Connecticut 94.500 8-16 Eastern
12 San Antonio 84.493 5-18 Western
Through 7/24/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Los Angeles 140.861 20-2 Western
2 Minnesota 137.960 19-4 Western
3 New York 125.960 17-7 Eastern
4 Atlanta 109.765 12-11 Eastern
5 Chicago 108.029 10-12 Eastern
6 Indiana 107.050 10-12 Eastern
7 Phoenix 106.237 10-13 Western
8 Washington 102.226 9-13 Eastern
9 Dallas 101.027 9-14 Western
10 Seattle 97.971 8-14 Western
11 Connecticut 91.260 6-16 Eastern
12 San Antonio 85.888 5-17 Western
Through 7/17/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Los Angeles 139.386 18-1 Western
2 Minnesota 134.078 16-4 Western
3 New York 124.536 15-6 Eastern
4 Atlanta 111.287 11-9 Eastern
5 Indiana 106.941 9-11 Eastern
6 Chicago 106.851 8-11 Eastern
7 Washington 104.807 9-11 Eastern
8 Dallas 103.891 9-12 Western
9 Phoenix 103.855 8-13 Western
10 Seattle 97.827 7-13 Western
11 Connecticut 92.055 5-14 Eastern
12 San Antonio 88.506 5-15 Western
Through 7/10/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Los Angeles 136.419 16-1 Western
2 Minnesota 133.203 14-3 Western
3 New York 120.500 12-6 Eastern
4 Chicago 108.444 7-9 Eastern
5 Phoenix 108.124 8-10 Western
6 Atlanta 107.603 8-9 Eastern
7 Washington 107.005 9-9 Eastern
8 Indiana 105.466 7-10 Eastern
9 Dallas 105.295 8-10 Western
10 Seattle 100.571 6-10 Western
11 Connecticut 91.896 4-13 Eastern
12 San Antonio 89.603 4-13 Western
Through 7/3/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 133.677 13-2 Western
2 Los Angeles 131.938 13-1 Western
3 New York 119.179 10-5 Eastern
4 Atlanta 112.364 8-6 Eastern
5 Chicago 108.763 6-8 Eastern
6 Phoenix 106.722 6-9 Western
7 Dallas 106.530 7-8 Western
8 Washington 106.343 8-8 Eastern
9 Indiana 105.624 6-9 Eastern
10 Seattle 100.519 5-9 Western
11 Connecticut 91.951 3-12 Eastern
12 San Antonio 90.722 3-11 Western
Through 6/26/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 135.046 12-0 Western
2 Los Angeles 129.880 11-0 Western
3 New York 117.964 8-4 Eastern
4 Atlanta 115.859 8-4 Eastern
5 Chicago 108.994 5-7 Eastern
6 Indiana 105.980 5-8 Eastern
7 Phoenix 105.514 4-8 Western
8 Dallas 105.040 5-7 Western
9 Washington 104.257 6-7 Eastern
10 Seattle 99.209 4-9 Western
11 Connecticut 94.741 3-10 Eastern
12 San Antonio 91.848 2-9 Western
Through 6/19/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 138.090 10-0 Western
2 Los Angeles 124.999 9-0 Western
3 Atlanta 116.741 7-3 Eastern
4 New York 114.028 5-4 Eastern
5 Chicago 110.208 5-5 Eastern
6 Indiana 109.321 4-6 Eastern
7 Phoenix 106.729 4-6 Western
8 Seattle 103.186 4-6 Western
9 Dallas 102.564 3-6 Western
10 Washington 99.604 4-7 Eastern
11 Connecticut 96.206 2-8 Eastern
12 San Antonio 92.953 1-7 Western
 Through 6/12/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 133.742 7-0 Western
2 Los Angeles 121.841 7-0 Western
3 Atlanta 117.545 6-2 Eastern
4 New York 113.807 4-3 Eastern
5 Indiana 112.399 4-4 Eastern
6 Chicago 110.270 4-4 Eastern
7 Phoenix 105.717 2-5 Western
8 Dallas 105.715 3-4 Western
9 Seattle 102.651 3-5 Western
10 Washington 99.619 3-6 Eastern
11 Connecticut 96.448 1-7 Eastern
12 San Antonio 95.314 1-5 Western
Through 6/5/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 130.981 5-0 Western
2 Los Angeles 118.673 5-0 Western
3 Atlanta 117.835 5-1 Eastern
4 New York 112.336 2-2 Eastern
5 Indiana 111.167 2-3 Eastern
6 Chicago 108.166 2-4 Eastern
7 Dallas 107.200 3-3 Western
8 Phoenix 106.030 1-4 Western
9 Seattle 103.347 2-3 Western
10 Washington 101.437 2-4 Eastern
11 Connecticut 100.894 1-4 Eastern
12 San Antonio 97.519 1-3 Western
 Through 5/29/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 128.069 3-0 Western
2 Los Angeles 114.961 3-0 Western
3 Atlanta 113.800 2-1 Eastern
4 New York 113.762 2-1 Eastern
5 Indiana 113.438 2-1 Eastern
6 Chicago 110.579 1-2 Eastern
7 Dallas 109.885 3-1 Western
8 Phoenix 106.499 0-3 Western
9 Connecticut 103.973 1-2 Eastern
10 Seattle 102.909 1-2 Western
11 Washington 102.029 1-3 Eastern
12 San Antonio 95.959 0-3 Western
 Through 5/22/16
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 119.158 1-0 Western
2 Chicago 115.522 1-0 Eastern
3 New York 115.398 2-0 Eastern
4 Atlanta 114.000 1-0 Eastern
5 Los Angeles 113.366 1-0 Western
6 Phoenix 110.895 0-1 Western
7 Dallas 108.511 1-1 Western
8 Indiana 108.466 0-1 Eastern
9 Washington 105.782 0-1 Eastern
10 Connecticut 103.994 0-1 Eastern
11 Seattle 102.133 0-1 Western
12 San Antonio 98.568 0-1 Western
Through 5/15/16

2015 WNBA Rankings

Final 2015: Odd Fact As Lynx Take Title

Minnesota’s defense rose to the occasion in Game 5 on the WNBA Finals as the Lynx held off Indiana, 69-52, to capture their third title in the last five years. Minnesota, which also won titles in the odd years 2011 and 2013, made up for an off-night from Maya Moore (5 points on 1-of-8 shooting) by getting 20 points and 11 rebounds from Sylvia Fowles. Here are the final WNBA rankings for the 2015 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 126.710 22-12 Western
2 New York 120.369 23-11 Eastern
3 Indiana 118.402 20-14 Eastern
4 Chicago 116.711 21-13 Eastern
5 Phoenix 116.456 20-14 Western
6 Washington 110.056 18-16 Eastern
7 Tulsa 109.150 18-16 Western
8 Connecticut 104.362 15-19 Eastern
9 Los Angeles 104.153 14-20 Western
10 Atlanta 102.029 15-19 Eastern
11 Seattle 87.507 10-24 Western
12 San Antonio 81.401 8-26 Western
 Through 10/14/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 New York 127.462 23-11 Eastern
2 Minnesota 126.513 22-12 Western
3 Chicago 122.462 21-13 Eastern
4 Phoenix 121.276 20-14 Western
5 Indiana 119.138 20-14 Eastern
6 Washington 113.470 18-16 Eastern
7 Tulsa 112.809 18-16 Western
8 Connecticut 104.362 15-19 Eastern
9 Atlanta 102.029 15-19 Eastern
10 Los Angeles 100.680 14-20 Western
11 Seattle 87.507 10-24 Western
12 San Antonio 81.401 8-26 Western
Through 9/13/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 New York 128.823 22-9 Eastern
2 Minnesota 126.653 21-11 Western
3 Chicago 122.178 20-12 Eastern
4 Phoenix 121.413 19-13 Western
5 Indiana 117.725 18-13 Eastern
6 Washington 112.257 16-15 Eastern
7 Tulsa 111.418 16-15 Western
8 Connecticut 104.717 14-18 Eastern
9 Los Angeles 103.091 14-18 Western
10 Atlanta 100.284 13-18 Eastern
11 Seattle 88.857 9-22 Western
12 San Antonio 81.896 7-25 Western
Through 9/6/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 New York 127.225 20-8 Eastern
2 Minnesota 126.880 20-10 Western
3 Chicago 119.386 18-12 Eastern
4 Phoenix 119.042 17-13 Western
5 Indiana 117.540 17-12 Eastern
6 Washington 116.614 16-12 Eastern
7 Tulsa 111.182 15-14 Western
8 Connecticut 105.116 13-17 Eastern
9 Los Angeles 100.067 12-18 Western
10 Atlanta 99.923 12-17 Eastern
11 Seattle 91.470 9-20 Western
12 San Antonio 85.134 7-23 Western
Through 8/30/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 127.258 19-9 Western
2 New York 124.119 18-8 Eastern
3 Indiana 121.229 17-9 Eastern
4 Phoenix 120.759 16-11 Western
5 Chicago 119.411 17-11 Eastern
6 Washington 116.671 15-11 Eastern
7 Tulsa 108.382 13-14 Western
8 Connecticut 108.215 12-14 Eastern
9 Atlanta 98.259 10-16 Eastern
10 Los Angeles 98.250 10-17 Western
11 Seattle 88.721 7-20 Western
12 San Antonio 88.394 7-21 Western
Through 8/23/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 128.972 18-7 Western
2 Phoenix 122.486 15-9 Western
3 New York 122.351 16-7 Eastern
4 Washington 117.854 14-9 Eastern
5 Chicago 116.780 15-11 Eastern
6 Indiana 116.756 14-9 Eastern
7 Connecticut 111.154 12-12 Eastern
8 Tulsa 105.882 11-14 Western
9 Atlanta 98.184 9-15 Eastern
10 Los Angeles 96.457 8-16 Western
11 San Antonio 92.871 7-18 Western
12 Seattle 90.054 7-19 Western
Through 8/16/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 127.830 16-6 Western
2 Phoenix 122.684 14-8 Western
3 New York 120.546 14-6 Eastern
4 Chicago 118.105 14-9 Eastern
5 Washington 117.799 13-8 Eastern
6 Indiana 113.887 12-9 Eastern
7 Connecticut 112.568 11-10 Eastern
8 Tulsa 106.332 10-13 Western
9 Atlanta 98.332 8-14 Eastern
10 Los Angeles 95.885 7-15 Western
11 San Antonio 95.745 7-16 Western
12 Seattle 90.032 5-17 Western
Through 8/9/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 129.304 15-4 Western
2 Phoenix 121.583 12-7 Western
3 New York 119.038 13-6 Eastern
4 Chicago 116.633 12-8 Eastern
5 Washington 116.273 11-7 Eastern
6 Indiana 113.777 11-8 Eastern
7 Connecticut 111.272 9-9 Eastern
8 Tulsa 110.742 10-10 Western
9 Atlanta 98.608 7-13 Eastern
10 San Antonio 97.286 6-14 Western
11 Los Angeles 93.877 5-14 Western
12 Seattle 91.440 5-16 Western
Through 8/2/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 125.154 12-4 Western
2 New York 118.893 12-5 Eastern
3 Phoenix 117.890 9-7 Western
4 Chicago 117.863 11-6 Eastern
5 Washington 114.656 9-6 Eastern
6 Tulsa 113.668 10-8 Western
7 Connecticut 112.915 8-7 Eastern
8 Indiana 109.712 8-8 Eastern
9 Atlanta 102.821 7-10 Eastern
10 San Antonio 98.485 5-12 Western
11 Seattle 95.453 5-13 Western
12 Los Angeles 92.315 3-13 Western
Through 7/26/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 126.149 12-3 Western
2 Phoenix 119.452 9-6 Western
3 Chicago 116.058 10-6 Eastern
4 New York 115.983 10-5 Eastern
5 Tulsa 115.167 10-7 Western
6 Washington 113.453 8-6 Eastern
7 Connecticut 112.017 7-7 Eastern
8 Indiana 110.606 8-7 Eastern
9 Atlanta 104.160 7-9 Eastern
10 San Antonio 97.283 4-12 Western
11 Seattle 96.889 5-12 Western
12 Los Angeles 92.422 2-12 Western
Through 7/19/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 121.715 9-3 Western
2 Phoenix 119.636 8-5 Western
3 Tulsa 119.297 10-4 Western
4 Connecticut 116.635 7-4 Eastern
5 Chicago 114.088 8-5 Eastern
6 Washington 112.386 6-5 Eastern
7 New York 111.846 7-5 Eastern
8 Indiana 109.738 7-6 Eastern
9 Atlanta 105.420 6-7 Eastern
10 San Antonio 98.921 3-10 Western
11 Los Angeles 95.250 2-10 Western
12 Seattle 94.508 3-12 Western
Through 7/12/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 121.382 8-2 Western
2 Connecticut 118.118 7-3 Eastern
3 Phoenix 117.219 6-5 Western
4 Tulsa 116.885 8-4 Western
5 Washington 113.799 6-4 Eastern
6 New York 111.849 6-4 Eastern
7 Chicago 111.297 6-5 Eastern
8 Indiana 105.968 5-6 Eastern
9 Atlanta 105.345 5-6 Eastern
10 San Antonio 100.555 2-8 Western
11 Seattle 99.018 3-9 Western
12 Los Angeles 97.826 2-8 Western
Through 7/5/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Tulsa 120.807 8-1 Western
2 Connecticut 120.561 7-1 Eastern
3 Minnesota 119.816 7-2 Western
4 Washington 115.032 6-3 Eastern
5 Phoenix 114.037 3-5 Western
6 Chicago 111.374 5-4 Eastern
7 New York 110.746 5-4 Eastern
8 Atlanta 104.151 4-6 Eastern
9 San Antonio 103.613 2-6 Western
10 Indiana 102.508 3-6 Eastern
11 Seattle 100.545 2-7 Western
12 Los Angeles 96.385 0-7 Western
Through 6/28/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Connecticut 118.345 6-1 Eastern
2 Phoenix 117.880 3-3 Western
3 Minnesota 116.920 5-2 Western
4 Tulsa 116.815 6-1 Western
5 Washington 113.215 4-2 Eastern
6 New York 111.402 4-3 Eastern
7 Chicago 109.813 3-3 Eastern
8 Seattle 105.243 2-4 Western
9 Atlanta 104.494 3-5 Eastern
10 Indiana 103.218 3-5 Eastern
11 San Antonio 101.733 0-6 Western
12 Los Angeles 100.641 0-4 Western
Through 6/21/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Phoenix 119.115 2-2 Western
2 Minnesota 115.244 3-1 Western
3 Connecticut 112.969 3-1 Eastern
4 Washington 112.645 3-1 Eastern
5 New York 111.794 3-2 Eastern
6 Tulsa 110.771 3-1 Western
7 Chicago 109.450 2-2 Eastern
8 Seattle 109.204 2-2 Western
9 San Antonio 107.128 0-3 Western
10 Atlanta 106.449 2-3 Eastern
11 Los Angeles 103.992 0-2 Western
12 Indiana 101.159 1-4 Eastern
Through 6/14/15
TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Phoenix 121.869 1-0 Western
2 Minnesota 114.969 2-0 Western
3 Washington 112.554 2-0 Eastern
4 Seattle 112.143 1-0 Western
5 San Antonio 110.270 0-1 Western
6 Connecticut 110.115 1-1 Eastern
7 New York 110.072 1-1 Eastern
8 Chicago 108.897 1-1 Eastern
9 Tulsa 107.324 1-1 Western
10 Atlanta 104.783 0-2 Eastern
11 Los Angeles 104.324 0-1 Western
12 Indiana 102.394 0-2 Eastern
 Through 6/7/15

 

2014 WNBA Rankings

Final 2014: Mercury Stay Hot

Even with Brittney Griner sidelined for Game 3 of the Finals, Phoenix completed the sweep of the Sky for the franchise’s third WNBA championship.  The run through the playoffs capped a season in which the Mercury set a WNBA record with 29 wins in the regular season.  Here are the complete WNBA rankings for the 2014 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Phoenix 143.610 29-5 Western
2 Minnesota 126.078 25-9 Western
3 Atlanta 112.371 19-15 Eastern
4 Indiana 109.568 16-18 Eastern
5 Los Angeles 106.667 16-18 Western
6 Chicago 105.833 15-19 Eastern
7 Washington 105.042 16-18 Eastern
8 San Antonio 104.833 16-18 Western
9 New York 101.432 15-19 Eastern
10 Connecticut 95.867 13-21 Eastern
11 Tulsa 95.329 12-22 Western
12 Seattle 94.274 12-22 Western

* Updated through games played on September 12

2013 WNBA Rankings

Final 2013: Lynx Shatter Dream

Minnesota carried its regular-season dominance into the postseason, winning all seven of its playoff games, including a three-game sweep of the Dream in the Finals.  The victories secured the Lynx’ second championship in three years and made Minnesota only the second team to sweep all its playoff series in WNBA history (Seattle in 2010 was the other team).  Here are the complete WNBA rankings for the 2013 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 142.265 26-8 Western
2 Los Angeles 122.405 24-10 Western
3 Chicago 119.787 24-10 Eastern
4 Atlanta 111.906 17-17 Eastern
5 Phoenix 111.262 19-15 Western
6 Indiana 110.021 16-18 Eastern
7 Washington 107.305 17-17 Eastern
8 Seattle 106.679 17-17 Western
9 San Antonio 95.273 12-22 Western
10 Tulsa 90.651 11-23 Western
11 New York 89.861 11-23 Eastern
12 Connecticut 87.807 10-24 Eastern

* Updated through games played on October 10

2012 WNBA Rankings

Final 2012: Fever Is High

The Fever overcame an injury that sidelined their second-leading scorer Katie Douglas in capturing their first WNBA title over Minnesota.  Indiana rode the Finals MVP performance of Tamika Catchings in taking 3 of 4 from the Lynx and denying Minnesota a back-to-back championship.  Here are the final WNBA rankings for the 2012 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Indiana 125.325 22-12 Eastern
2 Minnesota 125.044 27-7 Western
3 Connecticut 120.413 25-9 Eastern
4 Los Angeles 119.941 24-10 Western
5 Atlanta 112.687 19-15 Eastern
6 San Antonio 111.432 21-13 Western
7 Seattle 107.905 16-18 Western
8 New York 106.719 15-19 Eastern
9 Chicago 105.417 14-20 Eastern
10 Tulsa 94.234 9-25 Western
11 Phoenix 91.526 7-27 Western
12 Washington 88.858 5-29 Eastern

* Updated through games played on October 21

2011 WNBA Rankings

Final 2011: Lynx Missing No More

Minnesota captured its first WNBA championship by sweeping Atlanta in the Finals.  The Lynx finished with 6 straight postseason wins, while Atlanta was swept in the Finals for the second straight season.  Here are the final WNBA rankings for the 2011 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Minnesota 117.095 27-7 Western
2 Atlanta 114.627 20-14 Eastern
3 Indiana 113.096 21-13 Eastern
4 Seattle 112.839 21-13 Western
5 New York 112.709 19-15 Eastern
6 Connecticut 112.135 21-13 Eastern
7 Phoenix 111.862 19-15 Western
8 San Antonio 111.163 18-16 Western
9 Chicago 110.041 14-20 Eastern
10 Los Angeles 107.001 15-19 Western
11 Washington 105.382 6-28 Eastern
12 Tulsa 99.958 3-31 Western

* Updated through games played on October 7

2010 WNBA Rankings

Final 2010: Blue Skies For Storm

As they had throughout the regular season, the Seattle Storm dominated the postseason en route to its second WNBA champioship.  The Storm capped the strong run with a three-game sweep over Atlanta in the Finals.  Lauren Jackson finished as the series MVP.  Here are the complete WNBA ratings for the 2010 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Seattle 115.526 28-6 Western
2 Atlanta 114.274 19-15 Eastern
3 New York 113.492 22-12 Eastern
4 Washington 112.830 22-12 Eastern
5 Indiana 112.673 21-13 Eastern
6 Phoenix 110.852 15-19 Western
7 Chicago 110.212 14-20 Eastern
8 Connecticut 109.142 17-17 Eastern
9 San Antonio 107.797 14-20 Western
10 Los Angeles 107.663 13-21 Western
11 Minnesota 105.393 13-21 Western
12 Tulsa 102.466 6-28 Western

* Updated through games played on September 16

2009 WNBA Rankings

Final 2009: Mercury Rises To Occasion

Just as they had in 2007, the trio of Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Penny Taylor led Phoenix to the 2009 WNBA championship.  Taurasi, who was the League and Finals MVP, scored 26 points in the decisive Game Five win over Indiana (94-86) to secure the championship.   Here are the complete WNBA ratings for the 2009 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Phoenix 115.333 23-11 Western
2 Indiana 113.532 22-12 Eastern
3 Los Angeles 112.012 18-16 Western
4 Seattle 111.883 20-14 Western
5 Atlanta 110.672 18-16 Eastern
6 Detroit 110.504 18-16 Eastern
7 Connecticut 110.055 16-18 Eastern
8 New York 109.432 13-21 Eastern
9 San Antonio 108.539 15-19 Western
10 Minnesota 108.248 14-20 Western
11 Washington 108.023 16-18 Eastern
12 Chicago 107.151 16-18 Eastern
13 Sacramento 107.001 12-22 Western

* Updated through games played on October 9