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Power Polls: O's in media rankings

National writers, pundits and computers seem to be in agreement with the O’s relative strength when compared to their brethren in MLB - they’re 11th. Unless they’re 12th.

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J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop like each other.
J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop like each other.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Power Rankings (11th; Last Week: 14th)
MLB has revamped their presentation of the Power Rankings, and now only go to 20 places. The O's were ranked 11th in the Experts poll (75% weight) and 11th in the Fans' Poll, so they are 11th overall. Pretty complicated formula they have over there, I tell ya. Power Poll (11th; LW: 13th)
The Worldwide Leader moves the Orioles up two slots. "Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter Wednesday was a low point for the Orioles. But by riding Chris Davis' torrid streak, the O's bounced back by earning walk-off wins on Friday and Saturday and are still in the thick of the AL wild-card race. -- Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot" And you can add another walk-off last night. This is getting ridiculous. Power Rankings (11th; LW: 12th)
Sports Illustrated lifts the O's by one spot in this week's rankings. And while you're at, go check out this article on how Manny Machado is still trying to get comfortable at third base. Power Rankings (11th ; LW 13th)
FoxSports and the fine folks at Baseball Prospectus have the O's with a 30% chance of making the playoffs and 11th overall - just like everyone else. This isn't helping me justify my unjustifiable hate of BP, you know. "Adam Jones has already surpassed his 2014 season total in walks, drawing 20 thus far this season."

CBS Sports Power Rankings (12th; LW 12th)
Matt Snyder over at the Tiffany Network doesn't agree with the consensus of 11th, though he doesn't stray too far. "They keep hanging around in the AL East and finish the season with a seven-game homestand ... against the Blue Jays (4) and Yankees (3)."

USA Today Power Rankings (12th; LW 13th)
The Nation's Newspaper agree with CBS, placing the O's at 12th. "Offense breaks out behind Chris Davis and Adam Jones. " The 30 (11th; LW 13th)
Jonah Keri follows along with the crowd, moving the O's up two spots to 11th. This seems to be a trend.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings (12th; LW 14th)
Slideshow Central notes the O's offense is heating up, and lifts them two spots. But that rotation... "Chris Davis and Adam Jones both smacked five home runs last week, and at this point the offense is firing on all cylinders. The question is whether or not the Orioles have the pitching to make a serious run, and the continued inconsistency of Chris Tillman and Ubaldo Jimenez is troubling to say the least."