After Week 17 of the 2011 MLB season, which also happens to be the first weekend after the All-Star break, we truly start to see which teams will be in the playoff hunt until the end of the season and which teams will turn into sellers by the July 31 trade deadline.
According to the power rankings headed into Week 18, we find a new team atop the list for the first time all season. Will this team continue to stay hot and find their 2010 playoff groove in 2011? Or will the fierce competition prove too much once again? Only time will tell, and the completion of Week 18 is a step toward answering that question.
Without further ado, here are Major League Baseball's power rankings headed into Week 18.