2018 Aggregated MLB Computer Rankings

Updated on Friday Jul. 20th

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
1AstrosHOU64-351.2-103.0458.96>99%23.70%
2Red SoxBOS68-302.2-107.1354.87>99%13.03%
3YankeesNYY62-332.8-103.5958.41>99%13.37%
4DodgersLAD53-435.0-90.1471.8682.37%11.07%
5CubsCHC56-385.4-96.3165.6998.13%13.67%
6IndiansCLE52-437.8-91.7270.2897.53%7.93%
7AthleticsOAK55-429.2↑ 388.2573.7531.67%<1%
8DiamondbacksARI53-449.8↑ 386.8475.1653.77%3.07%
9BravesATL52-4210.0-87.2974.7154.67%2.37%
10BrewersMIL55-4310.6↓ 388.3973.6166.53%3.07%
11MarinersSEA58-3911.0↓ 390.8171.1957.93%1.20%
12NationalsWSH48-4811.8-83.3578.6533.63%2.33%
13AngelsLAA49-4813.2↑ 381.6480.364.60%<1%
14RaysTB49-4713.2-84.1777.836.00%<1%
15PhilliesPHI53-4213.4-87.1274.8855.80%1.87%
16CardinalsSTL48-4714.4↓ 381.3880.6216.13%<1%
17RockiesCOL51-4514.8-82.6579.3520.13%<1%
18GiantsSF50-4816.2-82.1679.8415.07%<1%
19RedsCIN43-5320.0↑ 374.4187.59<1%<1%
20Blue JaysTOR43-5220.6-74.8287.18<1%<1%
21PiratesPIT48-4920.6-78.1983.813.30%<1%
22TwinsMIN44-5021.0↓ 378.0383.972.73%<1%
23MetsNYM39-5523.0↑ 169.6192.39<1%<1%
24RangersTEX41-5623.8↓ 169.7992.21<1%<1%
25PadresSD40-5924.8-65.8096.20<1%<1%
26TigersDET41-5726.4-68.7593.25<1%<1%
27MarlinsMIA41-5726.6-67.9994.01<1%<1%
28White SoxCHW33-6227.8-61.23100.77<1%<1%
29OriolesBAL28-6928.6-52.03109.97<1%<1%
30RoyalsKC27-6829.8-52.18109.82<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
AstrosHOU112111.2
Red SoxBOS231232.2
YankeesNYY324322.8
DodgersLAD547545.0
CubsCHC486455.4
IndiansCLE6515767.8
AthleticsOAK71039179.2
DiamondbacksARI81510889.8
BravesATL147861510.0
BrewersMIL1191212910.6
MarinersSEA9115161411.0
NationalsWSH10121614711.8
AngelsLAA131614131013.2
RaysTB12619111813.2
PhilliesPHI161411101613.4
CardinalsSTL171313181114.4
RockiesCOL15229151314.8
GiantsSF181717171216.2
RedsCIN211918202220.0
Blue JaysTOR202120222020.6
PiratesPIT221821192320.6
TwinsMIN192026211921.0
MetsNYM242324232123.0
RangersTEX232622242423.8
PadresSD272423252524.8
TigersDET262527272726.4
MarlinsMIA252825262926.6
White SoxCHW282728282827.8
OriolesBAL292930292628.6
RoyalsKC303029303029.8

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 West11.7171-124.580
2AL East13.5151-132.534
3NL West14.1136-128.515
4NL Central14.2143-123.538
5NL East17.0139-150.481
6AL Central22.6103-186.356