Orioles Getting No Love In Meaningless Power Rankings

Power Rankings are almost as annoying as mock drafts, but that doesn’t mean we won’t cover them both this week on BSR.

I’ll start the coverage with Power Rankings.

Monday morning the world-wide leader rolled out their baseball Power Rankings and Orioles fans will notice their team right in the middle of all the action at number 18.   The O’s sat at number 18 last week ahead of and behind the same two teams, the Rockies and Angels respectively.

While 18 is in the lower half of the rankings, you could easily argue that Baltimore deserves a top half spot. They’re behind the 8-8 Diamondbacks, 7-7 Giants, 8-6 Mets, 7-8 Marlins, 8-6 Indians and 6-10 Angels with their 9-7 record.

Los Angeles just won it’s first series of the season, the Indians jumped seven spots with series wins over the lowly Royals, Mariners and A’s while Arizona, San Francisco and Miami all have .500 or below records.

The biggest noticeable jump this week was the Orioles leaping ahead of the Boston Red Sox who fell nine spots from number 15 to number 24.  Their disastrous 100th year celebration of Fenway Park was rain shortened yesterday.  Who knows how low they would have fallen had they been forced to endure another game against New York on Sunday night?

Rounding out the top 10 of Power Rankings are the Rangers, Tigers, Yankees, Cardinals, Dodgers, Nationals, Braves, Rays, Phillies and Blue Jays. The Phillies? Really?

That’s three AL East teams for those who lost track.

The bottom ten goes like this: Brewers, Reds, Mariners, Athletics, Red Sox, Pirates, Twins, Astros, Royals, Cubs and Padres.

For more “Sports Without Charm” follow @BalSportsReport on Twitter.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

5 Comments

  1. MGW

    April 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    After 13 losing seasons you’ve got to earn that respect.

    I’d say the ranking is about right. Series wins against Minnesota and Chicago aren’t that impressive. A series win against Toronto gets you some points, but is balanced by a sweep by the Yankees. 18 sounds about right.

  2. 9inchnails

    April 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

    18…I hate to agree with anyone but it’s about right.

  3. spy

    April 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Who pays attention to this stuff? These people need lives,,,,,,can anyone help them or are they beyond help,,,,,,,statistics are for losers , exactly what the O’s are…………

    • Jose

      May 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      I hate that all these brock fanboys keaepmking excuses for him losing. Why cant they just accept that he got beat by a better fighter. lesnar has horrible stand up but these fanboys think that brock is some kind of god but other than being big and strong he raelly cant fight

  4. 9inchnails

    April 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    How many games do the Orioles have to win before you stop calling them losers?