WNBA Power Ratings

Here are my WNBA power ratings through games of July 9. They’re not quite as sharp as they typically would be at this point of the season due to having hybrid numbers to start the year on the basis of all last year’s games being played at a neutral court. They should get a little stronger as the season goes on. Las Vegas has the best home rating and Seattle has the best road rating. Numbers can change after each game.

There will be several changes made to the ratings during the Olympic break, as a few players are expected to return to their teams.

You can quickly convert to a single-number power rating by subtracting a team’s defensive rating from its offensive rating. A team that is 88-3 will be an 85, while a team that is 88 – (-3) will become a 91.

To use the ratings, take the home team’s offense and add the road team’s defensive number and do the same for the road team, by taking its offensive number and add the home team’s defensive number.

TeamHome RatingAway Rating
Atlanta82 - 384 - 6
Chicago86 - 084 - (-4)
Connecticut83 - (-9)80 - (-8)
Dallas86 - 185 -2
Indiana 81 - 178 - 8
Los Angeles79 - (-5)77 - (-5)
Las Vegas91 - (-4)88 - (-4)
Minnesota86 - (-3)85 - (-5)
New York81 - 277 - (-1)
Phoenix84 - (-2)88 - (-4)
Seattle86 - (-3)86 - (-5)
Washington83 - (-2)80 - (-3)