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Ultimate MLB Power Rankings: Week 10

Have the Mariners done enough to move into MLB’s top tier?

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At a meager +20 in run differential, the Seattle Mariners don’t even rank in the top 10 league-wide and are more than 100 runs behind the leader in that statistic, the Houston Astros (+ 127).

However, the Mariners are ahead of the Astros in a more important area: the standings.

In fact, at 41-24, after going 8-2 in their last 10 games, the first-place AL West Mariners now have the third-best record in baseball, behind only the Yankees and Red Sox.

One of the biggest reasons for that is the Mariners are clutch. They have a 21-9 record in one-run games and have gone undefeated in extra innings this year at 6-0.

Consistently hanging around in MLB’s second tier of teams, the Mariners have finally convinced the power rankers from  ESPNCBS Sports and USA Today that they are elite and have moved up once again in this week’s edition of RealClearLife‘s Ultimate Power Rankings, which combine ratings from those three sites to get a single definitive rank for all the teams in Major League Baseball.

To see how far the Mariners have risen, check out the full list and segmented tiers in our Ultimate Power Rankings.

The Best of the Best (1.00-5.00)

No. 1.00, last 2.00, two weeks ago 2.66: New York Yankees – (ESPN, 1), (CBS Sports, 1), (USA Today, 1)
No. 2.33, last 1.66, two weeks ago. 1.33: Boston Red Sox – (ESPN, 2), (CBS Sports, 3), (USA Today, 2)
No. 2.66, last 2.33, two weeks ago 2.00: Houston Astros – (ESPN, 3), (CBS Sports, 2), (USA Today, 3)
No. 4.66, last 5.00, two weeks ago 7.66: Chicago Cubs – (ESPN, 4), (CBS Sports, 4), (USA Today, 6)
No. 5.00, last 6.66, two weeks ago 7.00: Seattle Mariners – (ESPN, 6), (CBS Sports, 5), (USA Today, 4)

The Best of the Rest (5.01-10.00)

No. 6.00 last 7.00, two weeks ago 6.33: Washington Nationals – (ESPN, 5), (CBS Sports, 6), (USA Today, 7)
No. 6.66, last 5.66, two weeks ago 4.66: Milwaukee Brewers – (ESPN, 7), (CBS Sports, 8), (USA Today, 5)
No. 8.33, last 6.00, two weeks ago 6.33: Atlanta Braves – (ESPN, 8), (CBS Sports, 9), (USA Today, 8)
No. 8.66, last 11.00, two weeks ago 12.00: Cleveland Indians – (ESPN, 9), (CBS Sports, 7), (USA Today, 10)
No. 9.33, last 8.33, two weeks ag0 9.33: Los Angeles Angels – (ESPN, 10), (CBS Sports, 9), (USA Today, 9)

So You’re Saying There’s a Chance (10.01-15.00)

No. 11.33, last 12.66, two weeks ago 14.33: Los Angeles Dodgers – (ESPN, 11), (CBS Sports, 10), (USA Today, 13)
No. 11.66, last 13.66, two weeks ago 17.33: Arizona Diamondbacks – (ESPN, 13), (CBS Sports, 11), (USA Today, 11)
No. 12.33, last 9.33, two weeks ago 11.00: St. Louis Cardinals – (ESPN, 12), (CBS Sports, 13), (USA Today, 12)
No. 14.33, last 10.33, two weeks ago 7.66: Philadelphia Phillies – (ESPN, 14), (CBS Sports, 15), (USA Today, 14)

Stuck in the Middle with You (15.01-20.00)

No. 15.33, last 16.00, two weeks ago 14.66: Oakland Athletics – (ESPN, 15), (CBS Sports, 16), (USA Today, 15)
No. 15.33, last 19.00, two weeks ago 20.66: San Francisco Giants – (ESPN, 16), (CBS Sports, 14), (USA Today, 16)
No. 17.33, last 17.00, two weeks ago 16.00: Colorado Rockies – (ESPN, 18), (CBS Sports, 17), (USA Today, 17)
No. 17.66, last 16.33, two weeks ago 14.00: Pittsburgh Pirates – (ESPN, 17), (CBS Sports, 18), (USA Today, 18)

It’s Probably Not Your Year  (20.01-25.00)

No. 20.66, last 20.33, two weeks ago 21.00: Minnesota Twins – (ESPN, 19), (CBS Sports, 21), (USA Today, 22)
No. 20.66, last 21.66, two weeks ago 23.00: Detroit Tigers – (ESPN, 22), (CBS Sports, 20), (USA Today, 20)
No. 20.66, last 22.66, two weeks ago 20.66: Toronto Blue Jays – (ESPN, 21), (CBS Sports, 22), (USA Today, 19)
No. 21.33, last 17.33, two weeks ago 19.66: Tampa Bay Rays – (ESPN, 20), (CBS Sports, 23), (USA Today, 21)
No. 21.66, last 24.00, two weeks ago 24.00: San Diego Padres – (ESPN, 23), (CBS Sports, 19), (USA Today, 23)
No. 24.00, last 20.66, two weeks ago 17.00: New York Mets – (ESPN, 24), (CBS Sports, 24), (USA Today, 24)
No. 25.00, last 24.66, two weeks ago 25.00: Texas Rangers – (ESPN, 25), (CBS Sports, 25), (USA Today, 25)

See You in 2019  (25.01-30.00)

No. 26.66, last 26.66, two weeks ago 26.33: Cincinnati Reds – (ESPN, 26), (CBS Sports, 28), (USA Today, 26)
No. 26.66, last 29.00, two weeks ago 29.66: Chicago White Sox – (ESPN, 27), (CBS Sports, 26), (USA Today, 27)
No. 28.00, last 26.33, two weeks ago 27.66: Kansas City Royals – (ESPN, 30), (CBS Sports, 29), (USA Today, 28)
No. 28.33, last 28.66, two weeks ago 28.00: Miami Marlins – (ESPN, 29), (CBS Sports, 27), (USA Today, 29)
No. 29.33, last 29.33, two weeks ago 28.33: Baltimore Orioles – (ESPN, 28), (CBS Sports, 30), (USA Today, 30)