Tuesday, September 13, 2016

USA Today’s Weekly MLB Power Rankings


I don’t think anyone can deny it anymore, this New York Yankees team is for real. Many wondered when the team would fold or the “new” would wear off with all these young guys and prospects they keep throwing out there and despite all the tales of horror the Bronx Bombers keep winning. The Yankees were on a seven-game winning streak entering Sunday before having that streak snapped ending another very impressive week of baseball in the Bronx. Did the USA Today take notice and how far did they rise in this week’s standings? Keep reading…

The bias against this Yankees team continues. Did the Yankees move a spot this week after climbing within a game or less of the Wild Card this week? Nope. They stayed at #14. You can go 6-1 in a week and not climb a spot? Whatever. To round out the rest of the American League East, you know that division the Yankees can still win and have beat up on this week, you have the Boston Red Sox 5th overall, the Toronto Blue Jays 7th, the Baltimore Orioles 8th and the Tampa Ray Rays 24th overall.

The biggest rise of the week went to another New York team but not the Yankees, no it went to the Mets who rose three spots to the #10 position. The Mets also went 6-1 this week so what’s good for one should be good for the other, right? Especially when three of those six Yankees wins came at the expense of the team leading their division at the time. The biggest fall of the week went to the Toronto Blue Jays, the team who got swept by the Yankees and swept out of first place for the time being, who fell two spots to the #7 spot.

The Top Five teams according to the rankings are the Chicago Cubs, the Washington Nationals, the Texas Rangers, the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile the five worst teams in the rankings are the #26 Cincinnati Reds, the #27 San Diego Padres, the #28 Arizona Diamondbacks, the #29 Atlanta Braves and the #30 Minnesota Twins. To see where your team fell if it’s not listed here head over to the USA Today and check out their weekly MLB power rankings for yourself.


Three weeks. That’s all that’s left to decide the regular season in Major League Baseball for 2016. Three weeks. I’m not sure I would even call it a marathon or a sprint at this point, it’s a flat out run. Need a win. Get a win. Not that any of them will matter here on these rankings apparently. 

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