MLB Power Rankings: Week 7

By Sean Murphy - Covers Expert

A lot of the same faces around the top of the pile as the Cardinals and Dodgers retain No. 1 and 2 respectively, but the Astros continue to climb toward the top five and are No. 6 this week.

MLB Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 25-12
(22-15-0)
-203 St. Louis
There's no reason to knock the Cards from their perch atop the rankings as they still own the best record in baseball.
2 2 same 24-13
(20-17-0)
-199 LA Dodgers
The Dodgers welcomed back Kenley Jansen this past week, adding to an already loaded pitching staff.
3 4 up 1 23-15
(21-17-0)
-196 Detroit
Detroit made a statement with a series win in St. Louis over the weekend.
4 6 up 2 22-17
(18-21-0)
-193 Washington
The Nationals continue their ascent to the top of the N.L. East standings, taking their rightful spot as top contenders for the N.L. crown.
5 3 down 2 24-14
(24-14-0)
-189 Kansas City
There's been no World Series hangover in sight but the Royals have looked quite beatable of late.
6 8 up 2 25-13
(23-15-0)
-185 Houston
The bubble will likely burst in Houston at some point, as the Astros simply can't keep up their power surge for too much longer.
7 5 down 2 22-17
(21-18-0)
-181 NY Yankees
There are cracks showing in the Yankees armor, as they come off a week that included a four-game slide.
8 12 up 4 21-16
(14-23-0)
-176 Chi. Cubs
There's a much different feeling at Wrigley Field these days. Optimism is running rampant as rookie Kris Bryant leads the charge.
9 13 up 4 19-18
(19-18-0)
-174 LA Angels
After an extended hot streak the Angels have cooled off with back-to-back losses.
10 7 down 3 22-16
(22-16-0)
-168 NY Mets
Will the Mets offensive explosion prove to be short-lived? We'll find out as they open a series against the Cardinals.
11 10 down 1 19-20
(17-22-0)
-163 San Diego
The Padres potential is sky-high but their inconsistency in the early going is a major concern.
12 17 up 5 20-18
(19-19-0)
-160 San Francisco
With three consecutive victories over the Reds the Giants appear to be right back on track.
13 11 down 2 21-18
(23-16-0)
-155 Tampa Bay
Who could have predicted that the Rays would still be contending for the A.L. East lead this deep into the season.
14 22 up 8 18-20
(16-22-0)
-151 Pittsburgh
A sputtering offense has kept the Buccos from finding their groove here in 2015.
15 14 down 1 21-17
(22-16-0)
-144 Minnesota
Chalk up the Twins as another big surprise in the American League, sitting three games north of .500 entering the new week.
16 20 up 4 18-20
(17-21-0)
-139 Boston
It was a positive week for the Red Sox, who are struggling to keep pace in the A.L. East.
17 16 down 1 18-20
(18-20-0)
-133 Cincinnati
Under .500 baseball just isn't going to cut it in the crowded N.L. Central this season.
18 21 up 3 17-20
(13-24-0)
-128 Seattle
It's been feast or famine for the Mariners this season, a big reason they they continue to hover around the .500 mark.
19 9 down 10 17-22
(18-21-0)
-123 Toronto
We saw the Jays bounce back with a 10-run outburst against the Angels on Monday, but they remain a mediocre club at best.
20 15 down 5 16-19
(18-17-0)
-118 Baltimore
It's been a season of distractions for the Orioles so far but the good news is they do have the talent on hand to turn things around.
21 18 down 3 16-22
(17-21-0)
-112 Miami
The Marlins are a mess right now. Mike Redmond is out and Dan Jennings is in as manager. His lack of experience is concerning to be sure.
22 25 up 3 17-17
(14-20-0)
-109 Chi. White Sox
The White Sox are on an uptick and will have a chance to keep things rolling with Chris Sale on the hill on Monday.
23 19 down 4 18-19
(22-15-0)
-107 Atlanta
Atlanta hasn't been nearly consistent enough to pose much of a long-term threat to the Nats in the N.L. East.
24 26 up 2 14-22
(15-21-0)
-103 Cleveland
Is there anyone hotter at the plate than Jason Kipnis right now?
25 27 up 2 16-22
(20-18-0)
101 Texas
The Rangers are miles ahead of where they were at this time last year, but that's not saying much.
26 23 down 3 15-21
(20-16-0)
104 Arizona
The Snakes reached a low point with a series loss at the hands of the Phillies over the weekend.
27 30 up 3 13-25
(16-22-0)
107 Milwaukee
Fans are already looking to the future in Milwaukee and it does look bright, even if a return to contention is likely years away.
28 24 down 4 13-26
(17-22-0)
109 Oakland
The scrappy A's aren't looking so scrappy any more, sitting with the worst record in baseball over a month into the season.
29 29 same 16-23
(20-19-0)
112 Philadelphia
Don't look now but the Phillies are one of the hottest team in baseball, riding a five-game winning streak.
30 28 down 2 13-21
(17-17-0)
116 Colorado
So much talent continues to go to waste in Colorado.

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.