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The Ultimate MLB Power Rankings: Week 6

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

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Following a week that saw the Yankees take two out of three games from the Red Sox at home and continue to club home runs at a record pace, the Bronx Bombers are the unanimous choice as the top team in Major League Baseball following Week 6, according to power rankers from ESPNCBS Sports and USA Today.

For the first time this year, the power rankers that be are also in agreement about the second- and third-most-powerful teams in MLB: the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.

Rounding out the top five heading into the seventh full week of regular-season play are the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels, the same two teams that filled it out last week.

That’s where things get interesting as the Washington Nationals have made a huge push from being in the middle of the pack last week all the way up to the sixth overall spot, a move that coincides with plunges by the Cardinals, Cubs, and Brewers.

Overall, it was a good week for most of the NL East, as the Phillies and Braves joined the Nationals in climbing the consensus power ranks … sorry Mets fans.

See what other teams rose and fell in our Ultimate Power Rankings, which combine the weekly grades from ESPN, CBS Sports and USA Today to get one, definitive ranking.

The list of 30 teams is then further broken down into segmented tiers to make it even easier to see, at least at this point in the season, which teams are contenders and which are pretenders.

The Best of the Best

No. 1.00, last 1.33: New York Yankees – (ESPN, 1), (CBS Sports, 1), (USA Today, 1)
No. 2.00, last 1.66: Boston Red Sox – (ESPN, 2), (CBS Sports, 2), (USA Today, 2)
No. 3.00, last 3.66: Houston Astros – (ESPN, 3), (CBS Sports, 3), (USA Today, 3)

The Best of the Rest

No. 4.66, last 3.33: Arizona Diamondbacks – (ESPN, 5), (CBS Sports, 5), (USA Today, 4)
No. 5.00, last 5.00: Los Angeles Angels – (ESPN, 4), (CBS Sports, 6), (USA Today, 5)
No. 6.00, last 10.33: Washington Nationals – (ESPN, 8), (CBS Sports, 4), (USA Today, 6)

So You’re Saying There’s a Chance

No. 8.00, last 7.00: St. Louis Cardinals – (ESPN, 6), (CBS Sports, 11), (USA Today, 7)
No. 8.00, last 7.33: Chicago Cubs – (ESPN, 7), (CBS Sports, 7), (USA Today, 10)
No. 9.00, last 11.00: Atlanta Braves – (ESPN, 10), (CBS Sports, 8), (USA Today, 9)
No. 10.00, last 12.66: Milwaukee Brewers – (ESPN, 12), (CBS Sports, 10), (USA Today, 8)
No. 11.00, last 15.33: Philadelphia Phillies – (ESPN, 9), (CBS Sports, 9), (USA Today, 15)
No. 12.66, last 10.66: Cleveland Indians – (ESPN, 11), (CBS Sports, 14), (USA Today, 13)

Stuck in the Middle with You

No. 13.00, last 11.33: Seattle Mariners – (ESPN, 13), (CBS Sports, 15), (USA Today, 11)
No. 13.33, last 9.33: Colorado Rockies – (ESPN, 15), (CBS Sports, 13), (USA Today, 12)
No. 14.00 , last 17.33: Pittsburgh Pirates – (ESPN, 16), (CBS Sports, 12), (USA Today, 14)
No. 16.33, last 12.66: Toronto Blue Jays – (ESPN, 17), (CBS Sports, 16), (USA Today, 16)
No. 18.33, last 18.00: New York Mets – (ESPN, 18), (CBS Sports, 20), (USA Today, 17)
No. 18.33, last 22.00: Minnesota Twins – (ESPN, 19), (CBS Sports, 17), (USA Today, 19)

It’s Probably Not Your Year

No. 18.66, last 18.00: Los Angeles Dodgers – (ESPN, 14), (CBS Sports, 21), (USA Today, 21)
No. 19.00, last 14.33: San Francisco Giants – (ESPN, 21), (CBS Sports, 18), (USA Today, 18)
No. 19.66, last 19.66
: Oakland Athletics – (ESPN, 20), (CBS Sports, 19), (USA Today, 20)
No. 23.00, last 23.33: Detroit Tigers – (ESPN, 24), (CBS Sports, 22), (USA Today, 23)
No. 23.33, last 20.66: Tampa Bay Rays – (ESPN, 22), (CBS Sports, 26), (USA Today, 22)
No. 23.66, last 24.33: Texas Rangers – (ESPN, 23), (CBS Sports, 24), (USA Today, 24)

See You in 2019

No. 24.33, last 24.33: San Diego Padres – (ESPN, 25), (CBS Sports, 23), (USA Today, 25)
No. 26.33, last 29.00: Baltimore Orioles – (ESPN, 27), (CBS Sports, 25), (USA Today, 27)
No. 27.00, last 27.33: Kansas City Royals – (ESPN, 26), (CBS Sports, 29), (USA Today, 26)
No. 27.33, last 29.66: Cincinnati Reds – (ESPN, 28), (CBS Sports, 27), (USA Today, 27)
No. 28.33, last 27.33: Miami Marlins – (ESPN, 29), (CBS Sports, 28), (USA Today, 28)
No. 30.00, last 27.00: Chicago White Sox – (ESPN, 30), (CBS Sports, 30), (USA Today, 30)