2012 Race to the MVP Archive

All year WNBA.com will keep you updated on the MVP race in a weekly series titled Race to the MVP.

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Race to the MVP: Week Twelve (September 20, 2012)
It's shaping up to be a two-player race between Tina Charles and Candace Parker for the 2012 MVP.

Top Three: 1) Tina Charles 2) Candace Parker 3) Tamika Catchings


Charles
Race to the MVP: Week Eleven (September 13, 2012)
Tina Charles stays at No. 1 for now, but Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker are not far behind.

Top Three: 1) Tina Charles 2) Tamika Catchings 3) Candace Parker


Charles
Race to the MVP: Week Ten (September 6, 2012)
It's time for a change at the top as Connecticut's Tina Charles wrestles away the No. 1 spot from Candace Parker.

Top Three: 1) Tina Charles 2) Candace Parker 3) Tamika Catchings


Charles
Race to the MVP: Week Nine (August 30, 2012)
While her lead may be getting smaller, Candace Parker of the red-hot L.A. Sparks stays in the top spot this week.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Tina Charles 3) Tamika Catchings


Parker
Race to the MVP: Week Eight (July 13, 2012)
Our preseason frontrunner, Candace Parker, has had a stellar first half and she heads into the Olympic break with the No. 1 ranking.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Tina Charles 3) Sylvia Fowles


Parker
Race to the MVP: Week Seven (July 6, 2012)
Fresh off one of her best performances of the season and her second straight Player of the Month presented by Boost Mobile nod, Candace Parker vaults back into the No. 1 spot.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Sylvia Fowles 3) Tina Charles


Parker
Race to the MVP: Week Six (June 29, 2012)
Despite recent struggles by Chicago, Sylvia Fowles' consistency propels her to No. 1 in the rankings for the first this season.

Top Three: 1) Sylvia Fowles 2) Candace Parker 3) Tina Charles


Fowles
Race to the MVP: Week Five (June 22, 2012)
After a 33-point, 9-block, 8-rebound performance against Tulsa this week, Candace Parker stays in the No. 1 spot in the rankings. The top four, in fact, remain the exact same as last week.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Sylvia Fowles 3) Tina Charles


Parker
Race to the MVP: Week Four (June 14, 2012)
Four weeks in and we're back where we started -- with Candace Parker atop the Race to the MVP. After a week where the Los Angeles Sparks forward displayed her unique talents, Parker moves ahead of both Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Sylvia Fowles 3) Tina Charles


Parker
Race to the MVP: Week Three (June 8, 2012)
Three weeks into the season, it’s time to mix things up. While Candace Parker, No. 1 in the rankings since the preseason, has performed at a very high level, the league’s two most dominant centers, Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles, have been too good to ignore.

Top Three: 1) Tina Charles 2) Sylvia Fowles 3) Candace Parker


Charles
Race to the MVP: Week Two (June 1, 2012)
We're through two weeks of the season and the top three from last week remain unchanged from a week ago. Candace Parker, Tina Charles and Tamika Catchings have been the cream of the crop so far in this young 2012 season with Sylvia Fowles making a strong push to No. 4.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Tina Charles 3) Tamika Catchings


Parker
Race to the MVP: Week One (May 24, 2012)
A vintage 20-point, 10-rebound performance this past week has Candace Parker of Los Angeles Sparks (2-0) holding on to the lead in the Race to the MVP. Connecticut's Tina Charles, however, is making an early push for the top spot.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Tina Charles 3) Tamika Catchings


Parker
Race to the MVP: Preseason Edition (May 17, 2012)
It's never too early to start forecasting the MVP race. Here are the top contenders for the MVP entering the season. The usual suspect populate the list, but the MVP race could be Candace Parker's to lose if she can stay healthy.

Top Three: 1) Candace Parker 2) Sue Bird 3) Diana Taurasi


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Video

Fever vs. Storm

Tamika Catchings and Marissa Coleman score 16 points apiece to lead the Fever to victory over the Storm 76-67.

Mercury vs. Lynx

Maya Moore scores 20 points to power the Lynx past Phoenix 75-67 on Thursday night, snapping the Mercury's franchise-record 16-game win streak.

Dream vs. Shock

Tiffany Hayes scores a career-high 27 points, Angel McCoughtry adds 21 and Erika DeSouza has 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Dream to a 85-75 victory over Tulsa.

Liberty vs. Sky

Elena Delle Donne, playing for the first time since June 25 while dealing with Lyme disease, scores 10 points in the Sky's 87-74 victory over the Liberty on Thursday night.

Diana Taurasi Interview

Diana Taurasi sits down with LaChina Robinson to talk about the Mercury's hot streak and more.