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September 05, 2008
by Jeff Briggs
The Tampa Bay Rays remain the #1 team in the RCS MLB Power Averages, where they have been since August 22nd. The top-ten sees little change in its residents, with the Cardinals falling out of the top-ten to 13th, and the Yankees climbing back into 10th place.
The red-hot Astros have streaked all the way up to 12th in the ranking averages, making the NL Central the second-strongest division, with four teams in the top-13 (no thanks to the Reds and Pirates, who find themselves 23rd and 29th, respectively). The AL East is still the strongest division, and by a good margin, with its five teams ranked 1, 3, 10, 11, and 20.
At the other end of the spectrum, there is the NL West (15, 18, 20, 26, and 30), where the Diamondbacks still hold a slight edge on the Dodgers, but that could all change over this weekend, when the two play for the title of best of the worst.