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Sunday, May 13, 2007
Updated: May 16, 6:56 PM ET
Experts tab Shock, Fever the preseason favorites

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Will Detroit repeat? Can Diana Taurasi lead the league in scoring again? Will Tamika Catchings finally be recognized as the regular-season MVP? And can Phoenix finally return to the playoffs?

A look at all the experts' predictions before the 2007 season tips off Saturday:

WNBA PRESEASON PREDICTIONS

NANCY
LIEBERMAN

MECHELLE
VOEPEL

GRAHAM
HAYS
MVP Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Rookie of the Year Lindsey Harding
Lindsey
Harding
Lynx
Lindsey Harding
Lindsey
Harding
Lynx
Lindsey Harding
Lindsey
Harding
Lynx
Scoring champion Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
League champion Indiana Indiana Detroit
Eastern Conference champ Shock Fever Shock
Western Conference champ Monarchs Storm Mercury
Predicted finish in East 1. Shock
2. Sun
3. Fever
4. Mystics
5. Liberty
6. Sky
1. Fever
2. Shock
3. Mystics
4. Sun
5. Sky
6. Liberty
1. Shock
2. Sun
3. Fever
4. Mystics
5. Liberty
6. Sky
Predicted finish in West 1. Monarchs
2. Storm
3. Silver Stars
4. Mercury
5. Sparks
6. Comets
7. Lynx
1. Storm
2. Sparks
3. Monarchs
4. Mercury
5. Silver Stars
6. Comets
7. Lynx
1. Storm
2. Monarchs
3. Mercury
4. Sparks
5. Silver Stars
6. Comets
7. Lynx
East All-Star starters Alana Beard
Alana
Beard
Mystics
Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Katie Douglas
Katie
Douglas
Sun
Cheryl Ford
Cheryl
Ford
Shock
Deanna Nolan
Deanna
Nolan
Shock
Alana Beard
Alana
Beard
Mystics
Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Katie Douglas
Katie
Douglas
Sun
Cheryl Ford
Cheryl
Ford
Shock
Deanna Nolan
Deanna
Nolan
Shock
Alana Beard
Alana
Beard
Mystics
Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Katie Douglas
Katie
Douglas
Sun
Cheryl Ford
Cheryl
Ford
Shock
Deanna Nolan
Deanna
Nolan
Shock
West All-Star starters Sue Bird
Sue
Bird
Storm
Becky Hammon
Becky
Hammon
Silver Stars
Lauren Jackson
Lauren
Jackson
Storm
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Tina Thompson
Tina
Thompson
Comets
Chamique Holdsclaw
Chamique
Holdsclaw
Sparks
Lauren Jackson
Lauren
Jackson
Storm
Sheryl Swoopes
Sheryl
Swoopes
Comets
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Sophia Young
Sophia
Young
Silver Stars
Seimone Augustus
Seimone
Augustus
Lynx
Sue Bird
Sue
Bird
Storm
Chamique Holdsclaw
Chamique
Holdsclaw
Sparks
Lauren Jackson
Lauren
Jackson
Storm
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
All-league first team Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Cheryl Ford
Cheryl
Ford
Shock
Lauren Jackson
Lauren
Jackson
Storm
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Tina Thompson
Tina
Thompson
Comets
Alana Beard
Alana
Beard
Mystics
Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Cheryl Ford
Cheryl
Ford
Shock
Lauren Jackson
Lauren
Jackson
Storm
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Alana Beard
Alana
Beard
Mystics
Tamika Catchings
Tamika
Catchings
Fever
Cheryl Ford
Cheryl
Ford
Shock
Lauren Jackson
Lauren
Jackson
Storm
Diana Taurasi
Diana
Taurasi
Mercury
Team on rise Silver Stars Mercury Mercury
Team on fall Comets Liberty Sparks