WNBA Power Rankings 2024: Unbeaten Lynx leap five spot

After such a hectic first week, have WNBA fans caught their breath yet?  

The 2024 season got off to a remarkable start. From Cameron Brink to Angel Reese to Caitlin Clark, rookies made their professional debuts and immediately had an impact on their teams.  

In 2023, superstars like A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, and Alyssa Thomas continued where they left off. Early on, a number of underappreciated players, including Alanna Smith, Kia Nurse, and DiJonai Carrington, raised eyebrows.  

Two triple-doubles were scored in the first two days of the season, a game went into double overtime on Friday, and several other games ended in close results. And the week hasn't even begun yet.  

With a combined record of 7-0, the top quarter of the league, which includes the two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces, the New York Liberty, last year's runners-up, and the Connecticut Sun, looked pretty much as expected.  

However, the outcomes of more recent teams that made significant offseason changes have been uneven. As of Week 2, the Minnesota Lynx are the only other team still unbeaten.   

They made an early impression on everyone. The Seattle Storm defeated the Washington Mystics on Sunday to snap a 0-2 start and become the league's newest superteam by summer's end.  

However, it was revealed during the Las Vegas Aces' thrilling victory over Los Angeles on Saturday that the WNBA is looking into an agreement in which the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority publicly promised to sponsor every player on the team with $100,000.   

"Just another day in the life of the Aces," the two-time MVP Wilson described the investigation in the post-match remarks. "We can't ever start just normal, it's always going to be something, and that's OK."  

Leading the way on the court have been Wilson and Jackie Young. With Gray out, Young is assuming more of a facilitating role, averaging 8.5 assists to go along with 22.5 points per game.   

. Wilson began her season with a 30-point, 13-rebound, 5-assist, 3-block performance.  

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