The curse of the No. 1 spot in these rankings finally comes to an end, as the San Francisco Giants managed to hold on to the top spot with a 4-3 week on the road, but there were plenty of other shakeups in the rankings this week.
When putting together these rankings on a weekly basis, the following factors are considered:
- Previous week's record
- Quality of opponents
- Key injuries/trades
- Recent performance beyond the last week
At this point, teams have enough games under their belts that preseason expectations no longer play much of a factor in where they are slotted, though the sample size is still small enough that there were some drastic rises and falls.
All that said, here is an updated look at where all 30 MLB teams currently stand. Be sure to check back here every Monday morning for the most recent edition of our MLB power rankings.