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August 01, 2008
by Jeff Briggs
The Angels remain the No. 1 ranked team in this week's RCS MLB Power Rankings. The Angels almost swept the first place votes this week, but Bugs & Cranks had the Rays above them. The Yankees move into a three-way tie for third with the Red Sox and Cubs, marking the first time the Yanks have been in the top-five since April.
In other news, the NL West is just a little less awful this week, with the Diamondbacks and Dodgers each moving up one spot, and the Rockies moving up from 26th to 20th (Padres moved from 30th to 28th). They are still by far the worst division in baseball, but slightly less of a joke than they have been before.
The AL East is still on top (its teams are ranked 2, 3, 3, 13, and 19) of the rankings, with the site TeamRankings.com having all five teams in the top-12.
It looks like the all-star game was correct in telling us which league is better. As a whole, the National League has 10 of the bottom 15 ranked teams, while AL teams are nine of the top 15.