MLB Power Rankings: Week 25

By Sean Murphy - Covers Expert

The Angels are still the top of the class in this week's Power Rankings as we come to the stretch run of the MLB season. But look out, here come October staples St. Louis and San Francisco. Meanwhile the Mariners and Royals are starting to stumble.

MLB Power Rankings

Current Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 93-56
(79-70-0)
-206 LA Angels
The Angels look untouchable right now, paced by an offense that has caught fire. The only concern is they could be peaking a month too early.
2 2 same 89-60
(86-63-0)
-201 Baltimore
Baltimore's depth has been given a serious test this season, but perhaps that makes them even more dangerous with the postseason looming.
3 3 same 85-64
(75-74-0)
-197 LA Dodgers
As long as L.A. can hand the ball to Clayton Kershaw every three days, it will make plenty of noise in October.
4 4 same 85-63
(71-77-0)
-194 Washington
The Nats took advantage of a soft spot in their schedule over the weekend, brushing aside the Mets without breaking a sweat.
5 7 up 2 83-67
(65-85-0)
-190 St. Louis
An October staple, the Cards are quietly positioning themselves for another Fall run.
6 6 same 83-66
(72-77-0)
-187 Oakland
Have the A's finally regained their footing. Credit them for stepping up in a crucial series against the Mariners this past weekend.
7 11 up 4 82-67
(78-71-0)
-182 San Francisco
Saturday's game was the key in the Giants eventual weekend series loss to the Dodgers, a game in which San Fran got absolutely steamrolled.
8 9 up 1 83-66
(72-77-0)
-178 Detroit
Everything seems to be in its right place once again as the Tigers have overtaken the Royals for top spot in the A.L. Central.
9 8 down 1 80-68
(85-63-0)
-175 Seattle
The Mariners look like they could be running out of steam as they head out on a key late season road trip.
10 5 down 5 81-67
(81-67-0)
-172 Kansas City
A sneaky-tough series against the White Sox looms for the Royals this week – a series in which they'll be forced to go up against ace Chris Sale.
11 16 up 5 77-71
(81-67-0)
-167 Toronto
The Jays were left for dead a few weeks ago, but suddenly find themselves back in the race, sitting just four games back of the second wild-card spot.
12 14 up 2 79-70
(81-68-0)
-162 Pittsburgh
For all of their stumbles this year, the Buccos are still on track to reach the postseason for the second straight year.
13 10 down 3 76-72
(71-77-0)
-156 Cleveland
A series sweep at the hands of the Tigers all but ended the Tribe's playoff quest.
14 13 down 1 78-72
(70-80-0)
-152 Milwaukee
It may be a case of too little, too late for a Brewers club that is once again playing solid baseball.
15 12 down 3 75-74
(70-79-0)
-149 Atlanta
So much talent has gone to waste in Atlanta this year. A brutal road trip may have just sunk the Braves.
16 15 down 1 76-72
(74-74-0)
-145 NY Yankees
Were it not for Derek Jeter's farewell tour would anyone be paying attention to the Yankees right now?
17 17 same 72-78
(63-87-0)
-141 Tampa Bay
It's going to take a red hot finish for the Rays to close out a .500 campaign.
18 18 same 72-76
(76-72-0)
-136 Miami
The Marlins are still a year or two away from truly contending for an N.L. playoff spot, but they're undoubtedly headed in the right direction as a franchise.
19 19 same 72-78
(86-64-0)
-131 NY Mets
Even though they've made positive strides, the Mets remain the least interesting team in New York, and that's saying something this year.
20 23 up 3 71-79
(77-73-0)
-127 Cincinnati
It's tough to call the Reds a disappointment when you consider how many key injuries they dealt with over the course of the season.
21 25 up 4 68-81
(74-75-0)
-123 Chi. White Sox
I'm higher on the White Sox than some. This is a young club that has a lot of upside heading into 2015.
22 21 down 1 69-80
(75-74-0)
-119 Philadelphia
The last thing the bottom-dwelling Phillies needed right now was more negative press, but Jonathan Papelbon is making sure they get it.
23 20 down 3 68-80
(69-79-0)
-116 San Diego
The Padres continue to rewrite the record books when it comes to offensive futility.
24 26 up 2 66-83
(83-66-0)
-114 Houston
Few could have predicted that the Astros would avoid the A.L. West basement this season.
25 24 down 1 66-84
(63-87-0)
-111 Boston
If nothing else, the Red Sox are discovering they have plenty of young talent to brighten the future in Beantown.
26 22 down 4 65-84
(75-74-0)
-107 Chi. Cubs
The Cubbies have cooled off, but that doesn't take away from all of the good they've accomplished this year.
27 27 same 63-86
(75-74-0)
-105 Minnesota
Suffice to say, it wasn't a positive week for Minnesota sports fans.
28 29 up 1 61-88
(71-78-0)
100 Arizona
Arizona continues to wind its way toward the finish line in what has been arguably the most disappointing season in franchise history.
29 30 up 1 57-92
(63-86-0)
104 Texas
It was a banner week for the Rangers, at least by this season’s low standards. The goal right now is to simply close out the campaign on a positive note.
30 28 down 2 59-90
(73-76-0)
108 Colorado
The Rockies have taken their road futility to a whole new level in 2014, sitting 35 games under .500 away from home.

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 moneyline index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative moneyline does not account for non-statistical factors like home-ice advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, and publicity.