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Where the Orioles stand in the power rankings: Week 13

The national writers and (and the computers) are actually ranking the Orioles in the top third of the league. And you won’t believe where Bleacher Report ranks them!

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Manny Machado.
Manny Machado.
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports Power Rankings (8th; Last Week: 14th)
MLB has revamped their presentation of the Power Rankings, and now only go to 20 places. The O's were ranked 8th in the Experts poll (75% weight) and 10th in the Fans' Poll, so they are 8th overall. Top 10! Power Poll (11th; LW: 12th)
The Worldwide Leader likes the O's just a little bit more this week. "Led by Zach Britton, Darren O'Day, and the surprisingly effective Chaz Roe, the superb Orioles bullpen ranks third in the American League in ERA, fifth in FIP, and fifth in strikeouts per nine innings." -- Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot Power Rankings (7th; LW: 11th)
The Orioles tie the Nationals for biggest mover up, rising 4 more places into the top quartile of the league. Yeah, I said quartile. Power Rankings (14th ; LW 16th)
FoxSports relies on the projections of our future computer overlords at Baseball Prospectus have the O's in 14th, up two spots for the second week in a row. Even the computers think we're in the top half of the league!

CBS Sports Power Rankings (8th; LW 7th)
Somehow, CBS managed to lower the team's ranking one spot. Odd. "Manny Machado already has a career high with 16 homers. Remember, he's still only 22 years old (I know I recently said as much in this very space, but I still feel like he doesn't get enough credit)."

USA Today Power Rankings (8th; LW 14th)
The Nation's Newspaper lifts the Orioles six spots as their highest riser. "Team sweeps Indians to move into a virtual tie for 1st in AL East." The 30 (8th; LW 11th)
Jonah Keri raises the O's three spots this week, solidifying their place in the Top 10 with an 8th place. Nice.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings (3rd; LW 9th)
Slideshow Central has the Orioles at 3rd in the league. As in, only two more team above them. Okay then. "Luckily, their staff has the backing of one of the better offenses in the league, as even after losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis they rank third in the majors at 4.64 runs per game."