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BTB Power 30

For the last few days, I've been musing about creating some form of "power rankings" to evaluate the teams. There are a lot of different ones out there, but most are subjective. I don't want my own opinions to be involved in this, because I'd like it to be a relatively objective approach.

The rankings are determined by the sum of rankings from the following:

  1. Third-order winning percentage from Baseball Prospectus.
  2. My own "computer poll" - a ranking of a team's OBP, SLG, and opponents' OBP and SLG.
  3. ESPN's RPI, which seems like the best measure to rank a team's current performance. (This takes into account strength of schedule, winning percentage, and opponents' winning percentage).
  4. The rank of of team's average of 6 power rankings from various media outlets / baseball sites (none are dropped, unlike the BCS):
So the best score possible is a 4 (if you ranked #1 in all four summed categories). The worst score possible is a 120.

So, without further ado, this week's BTB Power 30:

  1. Marlins - 11
  2. White Sox - 14
  3. Orioles - 15
  4. Dodgers - 18
  5. Cardinals - 18
  6. Nationals - 26
  7. Twins - 30
  8. Mets - 41
  9. Blue Jays - 43
  10. Braves - 44
  11. Tigers - 51
  12. Red Sox - 51
  13. Giants - 53
  14. A's - 57
  15. Brewers - 68
  16. Angels - 68
  17. D'Backs - 69
  18. Padres - 73
  19. Indians - 74
  20. Astros - 76
  21. Rangers - 76
  22. Cubs - 83
  23. Yankees - 84
  24. Phillies - 86
  25. Mariners - 90
  26. Devil Rays - 91
  27. Reds - 110
  28. Royals - 112
  29. Rockies - 112
  30. Pirates - 116
That's this week's ranks list. Later, I will post some of the biggest variances and such and talk about where each team was ranked in some of the polls.