MLB Power Rankings: Week 22

By Sean Murphy - Covers Expert

The A's are back in top spot after notching a series win over the Angels. Find out where all 30 teams stand in this week's edition of the MLB Power Rankings.

MLB Power Rankings

Current Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 up 1 76-53
(65-64-0)
-203 Oakland
The A's shoot back into top spot after taking two of three from the Angels over the weekend.
2 1 down 1 77-52
(66-63-0)
-201 LA Angels
L.A. will get a shot at revenge against Oakland, as it hosts the A's later this week.
3 3 same 75-54
(63-66-0)
-197 Washington
The Nats just keep on winning, and stretching out their lead atop the N.L. East.
4 5 up 1 74-58
(64-68-0)
-194 LA Dodgers
With the Giants the only other team in the race, the Dodgers could probably sleepwalk their way to an N.L. West title.
5 4 down 1 73-55
(74-54-0)
-191 Baltimore
It was a tough end to the week for the O's but they remain one of the best teams in baseball with September approaching.
6 7 up 1 72-57
(75-54-0)
-187 Kansas City
The Royals remain front-runners in the A.L. Central, a truly shocking turn of events in the second half of the season.
7 6 down 1 72-58
(64-66-0)
-182 Milwaukee
Are the Brew Crew cooling off again? A recent 2-3 homestand would seem to indicate so.
8 9 up 1 70-59
(54-75-0)
-178 St. Louis
Good news for Cards fans as Yadier Molina will begin his rehab assignment this week.
9 8 down 1 70-59
(60-69-0)
-173 Detroit
Injuries on the mound have certainly played a role in the Tigers decline, but help could be on the way.
10 10 same 71-58
(76-53-0)
-169 Seattle
The Mariners have been one of the hottest teams in baseball in August, staying relevant in a crowded A.L. West.
11 12 up 1 68-63
(65-66-0)
-165 Atlanta
Don't count out the Braves just yet. They're still a major player in the N.L. Wild Card hunt, and likely still have another run in them.
12 11 down 1 68-61
(64-65-0)
-162 San Francisco
The numbers may indicate that the Giants are still within striking distance of top spot in the N.L. West, but their play on the field tells a different story.
13 13 same 67-61
(64-64-0)
-157 NY Yankees
The Yankees are getting hot at precisely the right time, riding a four-game winning streak into the new week.
14 14 same 67-63
(70-60-0)
-152 Pittsburgh
Andrew McCutchen is back in the fold, and not a moment too soon for the playoff-hungry Buccos.
15 18 up 3 64-65
(66-63-0)
-146 Miami
This week won't be easy as the Fish head to L.A. to challenge the Angels before going up against the Braves.
16 15 down 1 66-64
(69-61-0)
-140 Toronto
The Jays division title hopes are fading fast, as are their chances of reaching the playoffs by way of a Wild Card spot.
17 17 same 66-63
(61-68-0)
-136 Cleveland
The Tribe's young bats have been bailing out the club lately, keeping them in the A.L. playoff conversation.
18 16 down 2 64-66
(56-74-0)
-133 Tampa Bay
Will Myers is back, and has given the Rays an immediate boost at the dish, but it's likely too little, too late.
19 20 up 1 61-70
(75-56-0)
-128 NY Mets
Credit the Mets for hanging in there despite being mired in another non-playoff campaign.
20 21 up 1 60-69
(62-67-0)
-125 San Diego
The Padres offense has been downright depressing this year, keeping the club from relevancy.
21 19 down 2 63-68
(67-64-0)
-121 Cincinnati
Cincinnati just can't keep its head above water right now, crippled under the weight of key injuries.
22 25 up 3 58-72
(65-65-0)
-117 Minnesota
The Twins offense has exploded in August, averaging just shy of six runs per contest.
23 26 up 3 58-72
(68-62-0)
-114 Chi. Cubs
Are the Cubbies on their way back to respectability? Maybe. But they're still likely a few years away from contending again.
24 23 down 1 59-71
(66-64-0)
-111 Chi. White Sox
Chris Sale has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season in the Windy City.
25 22 down 3 56-74
(52-78-0)
-107 Boston
The Red Sox may be struggling, but they have more than enough talent to stay competitive down the stretch.
26 27 up 1 55-76
(71-60-0)
-103 Houston
It was an up and down week for the Astros, but they have to be encouraged by a 5-5 road trip.
27 24 down 3 58-72
(62-68-0)
101 Philadelphia
The Phillies showed some life over the weekend, and will send A.J. Burnett and Cole Hamels to the mound in back-to-back games to start the week.
28 28 same 55-76
(63-68-0)
104 Arizona
Finishing 30 games under .500 could turn out to be a reality for the D'Backs this season.
29 29 same 52-77
(65-64-0)
106 Colorado
Injuries continue to mount for the Rockies, but they've actually responded well to the adversity, going 5-3 over their last eight games.
30 30 same 50-79
(53-76-0)
110 Texas
Things just keep getting worse for the Rangers, who will likely suffer their 80th loss of the season in the next few days.

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.