This week's MLB power rankings again feature a new No. 1 team.
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels had the featured matchup last week as they continue to battle it out for the AL West lead and the majors' best record. There will be terrific in-division matchups the rest of the way as teams battle it out over the final month.
When putting together these rankings on a weekly basis, the following factors are considered:
- Previous week's record
- Recent performance beyond the last week
- Quality of opponents
- Key injuries/trades
With that said, here is an updated look at where all 30 MLB teams stand as we enter the final week of August. Be sure to check back here every Monday morning for the most recent edition of our MLB power rankings.