2018 Aggregated MLB Computer Rankings

Updated on Tuesday Oct. 2nd

Our MLB Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average win/loss projection, playoff odds and championship odds. Our own opinions and biases are checked at the door. We simply work with what other sites have put out.

Power Rankings

Our MLB Power Rankings table is straightforward. Each team’s ranking reflects an averaging of rankings from across the five sites that we pull from. Up or down movement versus the previous week is provided for each team. Averaged win/loss projections, playoff odds and championship odds round out the table.

RKTEAMTEAMRECAVG1-WK MOVEWLPLAYOFFSCHAMPS
1AstrosHOU103-591.0-103.0059.00100.00%22.43%
2Red SoxBOS108-542.6-108.0054.00100.00%16.43%
3DodgersLAD92-713.0-92.0071.00100.00%21.47%
4YankeesNYY100-624.4-100.0062.00100.00%6.63%
5AthleticsOAK97-656.4-97.0065.00100.00%3.83%
6CubsCHC95-687.2-95.0068.00100.00%4.67%
7IndiansCLE91-717.6-91.0071.00100.00%8.63%
8BrewersMIL96-677.6↑ 296.0067.00100.00%8.87%
9BravesATL90-729.6↓ 190.0072.00100.00%4.73%
10CardinalsSTL88-7411.4↓ 188.0074.00<1%<1%
11RaysTB90-7211.6-90.0072.00<1%<1%
12NationalsWSH82-8012.2-82.0080.00<1%<1%
13RockiesCOL91-7212.4↑ 268.4793.53100.00%2.30%
14MarinersSEA89-7312.8-89.0073.00<1%<1%
15DiamondbacksARI82-8013.0↓ 282.0080.00<1%<1%
16PiratesPIT82-7915.8-82.0080.00<1%<1%
17AngelsLAA80-8216.4-80.0082.00<1%<1%
18MetsNYM77-8517.0-77.0085.00<1%<1%
19PhilliesPHI80-8219.6-80.0082.00<1%<1%
20TwinsMIN78-8420.2↑ 178.0084.00<1%<1%
21GiantsSF73-8921.0↓ 173.0089.00<1%<1%
22Blue JaysTOR73-8921.6-73.0089.00<1%<1%
23PadresSD66-9623.0↑ 166.0096.00<1%<1%
24RedsCIN67-9523.8↑ 167.0095.00<1%<1%
25RangersTEX67-9524.4↓ 267.0095.00<1%<1%
26White SoxCHW62-10026.0-62.00100.00<1%<1%
27TigersDET64-9827.4-64.0098.00<1%<1%
28MarlinsMIA63-9828.0-63.0099.00<1%<1%
29RoyalsKC58-10428.6-58.00104.00<1%<1%
30OriolesBAL47-11529.4-47.00115.00<1%<1%

Heat Chart

Our heat chart shows how each of the five sites we pull from ranks all 30 teams. We pull from FiveThirtyEight (538), numberFire (nF), Massey Ratings (MY), Sagarin (Sag) and Team Rankings (TR).

TEAMTEAM538nFMYSAGTRAVG
AstrosHOU111111.0
Red SoxBOS332232.6
DodgersLAD226323.0
YankeesNYY644444.4
AthleticsOAK8535116.4
CubsCHC7125667.2
IndiansCLE4714857.6
BrewersMIL587997.6
BravesATL99107139.6
CardinalsSTL13139121011.4
RaysTB11612141511.6
NationalsWSH14101713712.2
RockiesCOL101911101212.4
MarinersSEA12118171612.8
DiamondbacksARI16141611813.0
PiratesPIT151713151915.8
AngelsLAA181618161416.4
MetsNYM201515181717.0
PhilliesPHI171823192119.6
TwinsMIN192021212020.2
GiantsSF222322201821.0
Blue JaysTOR212119252221.6
PadresSD252220232523.0
RedsCIN232426222423.8
RangersTEX242625242324.4
White SoxCHW282524272626.0
TigersDET262728282827.4
MarlinsMIA272829263028.0
RoyalsKC292927292928.6
OriolesBAL303030302729.4

Division Rankings

We rank the six MLB divisions by determining the average ranking (AVG) of the teams that make up each division. The versus out of division opponents (vOOD) info is the combined record of teams within a division versus teams outside of the division. The win percentage (W%) is the winning percentage of teams within a division versus teams outside of the division.

RKAVGvOODW%
1AL West12.0246-184.572
2NL Central13.3237-192.552
3AL East13.8228-202.530
4NL West14.5213-217.495
5NL East17.4202-227.471
6AL Central22.0163-267.379