I am using the WNBA regular season standings data from ESPN covering the 2003 to 2015 seasons. Below is a chart of the Noll-Scully during this time period.
As you will notice, the WNBA has experienced periods of high and low levels of competitiveness. Overall the average Noll-Scully during this time period is 1.740, which is more competitive than the NBA and on par with men's ice hockey.
The question is why is competitive balance better in the WNBA than the NBA.