We are at the one-week-left mark of the Major League Baseball season and the talk is all about the playoffs. Five teams have punched their tickets to October, while there is still work left to done for five more spots.
Only one team outside the current playoff picture in the National League can still make it in, but that will require catching a few breaks. Meanwhile, in the A.L., there are still four teams with mathematical chances. But, like in the N.L., it will take an eventful final week for one to get in.
In this week’s power rankings, the top 10 consists of the teams holding those postseason berths. That will be the same next week. So will there be any new entries cracking the top 10 in the final power rankings? There is a lot that can happen between now and then. But, for now, this is where things stand.