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Power Polls: O's in media rankings, Week 26

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The season’s basically over, everyone is playing out the string, and it’s feeling like a cut-and-paste kinda week for Power Polls.

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MLB.com Power Rankings (15th; Last Week: 16th)
The O's were ranked 15th in the Experts poll (75% weight) and 15th in the Fans' Poll, so they are 15th overall. Woo hoo. We're the worst team in the top half of MLB.

ESPN.com Power Poll (16th; LW: 16th)
The Worldwide Leader leaves the O's right where they were, because, I'm assuming, it was easier that way. "Essentially eliminated from playoff consideration, the Orioles have lots of questions heading into next season. Priority No. 1 should be to fix an underwhelming starting rotation that needs an influx of talent." -- Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot

SI.com: Power Rankings (16th; LW: 16th)
Exactly where they were last week.

FoxSports.com Power Rankings (16th ; LW 17th)
FoxSports and the fine folks at Baseball Prospectus raise the O's up one slot. Yay. "Oh sure, Jake Arrieta is taking no-hitters into the seventh inning on the regular, but let's not forget Steve Clevenger is hitting .305."

CBS Sports Power Rankings (17th;  LW 17th)
Matt Snyder leaves the O's at 17th, because why not, right? Not like anyone is paying attention anymore. "The silver lining to this disappointing season has been Manny Machado's offensive game evolving to include 30 home runs and nearly 20 stolen bases. His previous career highs were 14 and six, respectively."

USA Today Power Rankings (16th; LW 16th)
The Nation's Newspaper leaves the O's where they were. I'm sensing a trend. "Team may look drastically different in 2016."

Grantland.com The 30 (16th; LW 17th)
Jonah Keri has the Orioles back ahead of  the Red Sox. The same team that not only just swept us, but did so without the O's scoring a run in 27 innings. Well, alrighty then.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings (17th; LW 17th)
Slideshow Central keeps the O's right where they were. Again. "On a bigger level, they will need to find a way to improve their starting pitching if they are going to have a chance to climb back into contention. This is generally not a team that spends big in free agency, and after missing on Ubaldo Jimenez, they could be even more hesitant to make a run at any pricey starters."