MLB Power Rankings: Week 27

By Sean Murphy - Covers Expert

The final power rankings of the season see the two Los Angeles teams at the top with the Angels No.1 and Dodgers No.2 as both look attempt a deep run into October.

MLB Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 98-64
(86-76-0)
-206 LA Angels
The undisputed best team in baseball entering the postseason - and few saw it coming.
2 4 up 2 94-68
(83-79-0)
-202 LA Dodgers
Why not? The Dodgers have the best pitcher in baseball, and the inside track to a National League title.
3 3 same 96-66
(78-84-0)
-199 Washington
I can't help but feel the Nats' are a paper tiger. We'll see if they can prove me wrong in the playoffs.
4 2 down 2 96-66
(94-68-0)
-196 Baltimore
The O's might be the most well-balanced team in baseball, but I'm not sure their pitching will hold up for three rounds.
5 5 same 90-72
(68-94-0)
-192 St. Louis
Adam Wainwright will get the nod in Game 1 of the NLDS, but he'll have the unenviable task of out-dueling Clayton Kershaw.
6 6 same 90-72
(78-84-0)
-187 Detroit
Make it four A.L. Central titles in a row for the Tigers. They have the pedigree and the talent to represent the A.L. in the World Series.
7 9 up 2 88-74
(82-80-0)
-184 San Francisco
The Giants face an uphill battle, heading to Pittsburgh for a one-game showdown with the Buccos on Wednesday.
8 7 down 1 88-74
(86-76-0)
-180 Pittsburgh
PNC Park has been a magical postseason venue. Expect more of the same this October.
9 8 down 1 88-74
(77-85-0)
-177 Oakland
The A's may have backed their way into the playoffs, but with Jon Lester taking the ball on Tuesday, they'll be a tough out to be sure.
10 10 same 89-73
(88-74-0)
-173 Kansas City
Will a letdown be in order for the playoff-starved Royals fan base? We'll find out on Tuesday.
11 11 same 87-75
(91-71-0)
-168 Seattle
An inconsistent offense ultimately cost the Mariners a shot at the World Series trophy this year.
12 13 up 1 85-77
(79-83-0)
-164 Cleveland
The Tribe enjoyed quite a turnaround, but were essentially done in by a slow start back in April.
13 14 up 1 84-78
(81-81-0)
-162 NY Yankees
Derek Jeter's victory lap over the last week was straight out of a Hollywood screenplay.
14 16 up 2 83-79
(87-75-0)
-157 Toronto
The Jays got hot again in the final week of the season, but it was a case of far too little, far too late.
15 17 up 2 79-83
(92-70-0)
-152 NY Mets
New York finishes the regular season as the only team in the majors to post a losing record, but a positive run differential.
16 12 down 4 82-80
(75-87-0)
-147 Milwaukee
No team crashed harder than the Brewers over the final half of the season.
17 18 up 1 79-83
(76-86-0)
-142 Atlanta
The Braves might just be the most talented team to not reach the postseason this year.
18 15 down 3 77-85
(68-94-0)
-139 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay needs to get better in a number of areas if it wants to return to contention in the competitive A.L. East next year.
19 20 up 1 77-85
(75-87-0)
-133 San Diego
The Padres certainly have their work cut out for them in the offseason, but it was a positive finish to the campaign nonetheless.
20 19 down 1 77-85
(85-77-0)
-129 Miami
The season may have ended with a thud, but the Marlins took a big step forward in 2014.
21 24 up 3 76-86
(84-78-0)
-125 Cincinnati
Staying healthy has to be the Reds number one goal next season.
22 21 down 1 73-89
(81-81-0)
-121 Philadelphia
It's hard to tell whether the Phillies are headed in the right direction, or if they're still just spinning their wheels.
23 22 down 1 73-89
(81-81-0)
-117 Chi. White Sox
With Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia leading the charge at the dish, the future looks bright in Chi-Town.
24 25 up 1 73-89
(83-79-0)
-113 Chi. Cubs
For the first time in a long time, the Cubs are optimistic heading into the offseason.
25 23 down 2 71-91
(69-93-0)
-108 Boston
At least the Fenway faithful were treated to Derek Jeter's final major league at-bat to close out a truly disappointing season in Beantown.
26 26 same 70-92
(91-71-0)
-103 Houston
Heading into the year, a 70-win season seemed like a pipe dream in Houston.
27 28 up 1 70-92
(80-82-0)
101 Minnesota
Chalk up another miserable campaign for the Twins, and it cost Ron Gardenhire his job.
28 29 up 1 67-95
(71-91-0)
105 Texas
I'm not going to knock the Rangers as injuries played a major role in their demise this season.
29 27 down 2 66-96
(82-80-0)
108 Colorado
Ever so quietly, Justin Morneau delivered one of the more improbable batting titles in recent memory.
30 30 same 64-98
(79-83-0)
110 Arizona
There's not a lot to get excited about in the desert, as the D'Backs head into an offseason full of questions.

Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.