MLB Power Rankings: Is There a New No. 1 Team After Week 12?

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MLB Power Rankings: Is There a New No. 1 Team After Week 12?
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Look out A-rod, there's a new No.1 around here.

What a week we've just witnessed in Major League Baseball!

The Phillies still own baseball's best record, and actually improved their winning percentage over the last week, but lost ground in their divisional lead over the red-hot Atlanta Braves.

Exactly a week ago, the New York Yankees stood atop the AL East, but that was before an increasingly formidable Red Sox team stormed into the Bronx and embarrassed them in front of their home fans. Home-field advantage had apparently gone missing in action.

A similar situation occurred in the NL Central, as previously division-leading St. Louis was swept by the hard-charging Milwaukee Brewers, who took control of the division lead over the weekend.

In the American League Central, Cleveland is locked in a steady nosedive, and while they are still tied for the division lead, it's difficult to envision them maintaining that position considering their recent run of poor form. They were utterly dominated in the Bronx over the weekend and still have one more game with the Yankees on Monday before heading to Detroit for a clash of the Central titans.

Out west, the Rangers lead their division, but have been unable to run away with what many perceive as a weak division due to the struggles of the Angels and Athletics. Surprising Seattle has chipped away at the Texas lead and only trail by 1.5 games as we near the midpoint of June.

Another close divisional race, the NL West, remains locked in a tight battle between defending-World Champions San Francisco and the Diamondbacks of Arizona.

As we begin what should be another thrilling week of MLB action, let's take a look at the overall Power Rankings as they stand at the dawning of Week 13.

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