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The Ultimate MLB Power Rankings: Week 7

RealClearLife combines power ranks from ESPN, CBS and USA Today to create one, tiered list.

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Winners of nine of their last 12 games (including a huge comeback victory that saw them rally to victory after being down five runs in the ninth inning), the Atlanta Braves are the hottest team in MLB with Memorial Day weekend just around the corner.

And, by rising a full five percentage points in our ranks, which combine ratings from ESPN, CBS Sports and USA Today to get a single definitive ranking, the Braves are also the hottest team in RealClearLife‘s Ultimate Power Rankings as well.

At 28-17 (.622), the Braves are the only National League team with a winning percentage above .600, which currently puts them in the same class as the top teams in the American League, New York, Boston and Houston.

Lurking just behind the Braves in the NL are the Brewers and Phillies, both of which made significant leaps in the power rankings this week as well, thanks to locking down wins in seven of their last 10 games.

Read on to see which of the other 30 teams rose and fell in our Ultimate Power Rankings, which are broken down into segmented tiers to make it even easier to see which clubs are contenders and which are pretenders at this point.

The Best of the Best

No. 1.00, last 1.00: New York Yankees – (ESPN, 1), (CBS Sports, 1), (USA Today, 1)
No. 2.00, last 2.00: Boston Red Sox – (ESPN, 2), (CBS Sports, 2), (USA Today, 2)
No. 3.00, last 3.00: Houston Astros – (ESPN, 3), (CBS Sports, 3), (USA Today, 3)
No. 4.00, last 9.00: Atlanta Braves – (ESPN, 4), (CBS Sports, 4), (USA Today, 4)

The Best of the Rest

No. 5.33, last 8.00: Chicago Cubs – (ESPN, 5), (CBS Sports, 5), (USA Today, 6)
No. 6.66, last 11.00: Philadelphia Phillies – (ESPN, 7), (CBS Sports, 6), (USA Today, 7)
No. 7.33, last 10.00: Milwaukee Brewers – (ESPN, 10), (CBS Sports, 7), (USA Today, 5)

So You’re Saying There’s a Chance

No. 8.66, last 6.00: Washington Nationals – (ESPN, 6), (CBS Sports, 10), (USA Today, 10)
No. 9.00, last 5.00: Los Angeles Angels – (ESPN, 8), (CBS Sports, 11), (USA Today, 8)
No. 9.00. last 8.00: St. Louis Cardinals – (ESPN, 9), (CBS Sports, 9), (USA Today, 9)
No. 11.00, last 13.00: Seattle Mariners – (ESPN, 14), (CBS Sports, 8), (USA Today, 11)
No. 12.33, last 4.66: Arizona Diamondbacks – (ESPN, 13), (CBS Sports, 12), (USA Today, 12)

Stuck in the Middle with You

No. 14.00, last 14.00: Pittsburgh Pirates – (ESPN, 12), (CBS Sports, 15), (USA Today, 15)
No. 14.33, last 12.66: Cleveland Indians – (ESPN, 11), (CBS Sports, 16), (USA Today, 16)
No. 14.33, last 13.33: Colorado Rockies – (ESPN, 16), (CBS Sports, 14), (USA Today, 13)
No. 16.00, last 19.66: Oakland Athletics – (ESPN, 17), (CBS Sports, 13), (USA Today, 18)
No. 17.00, last 18.33: New York Mets – (ESPN, 20), (CBS Sports, 17), (USA Today, 14)
No. 17.66, last 18.66: Los Angeles Dodgers – (ESPN, 15), (CBS Sports, 19), (USA Today, 19)
No. 19.00, last 19.00: San Francisco Giants – (ESPN, 22), (CBS Sports, 18), (USA Today, 17)
No. 19.66, last 16.33: Toronto Blue Jays – (ESPN, 18), (CBS Sports, 21), (USA Today, 20)
No. 19.66, last 23.33: Tampa Bay Rays – (ESPN, 19), (CBS Sports, 20), (USA Today, 20)

It’s Probably Not Your Year

No. 21.66, last 18.33: Minnesota Twins – (ESPN, 21), (CBS Sports, 22), (USA Today, 22)
No. 23.33, last 23.00: Detroit Tigers – (ESPN, 23), (CBS Sports, 24), (USA Today, 23)
No. 24.00, last 24.33: San Diego Padres – (ESPN, 25), (CBS Sports, 23), (USA Today, 24)
No. 24.66, last 27.33: Cincinnati Reds – (ESPN, 26), (CBS Sports, 25), (USA Today, 23)

See You in 2019

No. 25.33, last 23.66: Texas Rangers – (ESPN, 24), (CBS Sports, 27), (USA Today, 24)
No. 27.33, last 26.33: Baltimore Orioles – (ESPN, 27), (CBS Sports, 26), (USA Today, 29)
No. 28.00, last 28.33: Miami Marlins – (ESPN, 29), (CBS Sports, 28), (USA Today, 27)
No. 28.66, last 27.00: Kansas City Royals – (ESPN, 28), (CBS Sports, 30), (USA Today, 28)
No. 29.66, last 30.00: Chicago White Sox – (ESPN, 30), (CBS Sports, 29), (USA Today, 30)