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Power Polls: Where Orioles stand in media rankings after a month of baseball

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The national writers (and even the computers!) like the O’s a little more this week than last week. Amazing what winning some games will do for your ranking.

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If you can make it there, you can rise in Power Polls next week.
If you can make it there, you can rise in Power Polls next week.
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

MLB.com Power Rankings (12th)
Up two places from last week.

ESPN.com Power Poll (14th)
While two games got canceled, the Orioles won enough to go up three places. From the explainer: "With a four-hit effort on Sunday, Adam Jones helped the Orioles win two of three "home" games in a strange, rescheduled series in Tampa Bay. Jones now owns a sparkling .402/.438/.667 batting line." --
Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer)

SI.com: Power Rankings (10th)
SI.com is pretty bi-polar when it comes to the O’s. They dropped them almost 10 points last week, and four wins in a week brings them back up six places. Not every voter believes - one vote for 19th was logged.

FoxSports.com Power Rankings (19th)
FoxSports does their rankings solely on Baseball Prospectus’ playoff odds, so they will most likely always be the lowest ranking in these articles, and this week is no exception. "Imagine where the Orioles would be without Ubaldo Jimenez" has a much different connotation here in 2015 than it did last year." That is very true.

CBS Sports Power Rankings (11th)
Another poll that lifts the O’s six places from last week. "Adam Jones ... MVP? "

USA Today Power Rankings (12th)
The O’s rise three spots, but The Nation’s Newspaper hadn’t dropped them as low as most.

Grantland.com The 30 (11th)
Jonah Keri seems to have less volatility in his rankings, as the O’s didn’t drop as much with him as other polls last week, and they rise just two spots this week.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings (9th)
BR.com is the most bullish on the Orioles at the moment, as they are the only major media ranking that has the O’s back in the top 10 in MLB.
The national writers (and even the computers!) like the O’s a little more this week than last week. Amazing what winning some games will do for your ranking.