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Orioles power rankings roundup: One bad week probably sinks season

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We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? The O’s saw their playoff chances slip away, and the rankings drift into the distance as a result.

New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles
Tim Beckham continues to be a bright spot.
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MLB.com (16th; LW: 13th)

Alyson Footer at MLB.com drops the O’s outside the top half of the league to 16th. Feels generous.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings (14th; LW: 11th)

Joel Reuter drops the Orioles three slots as well, but not quite out of the upper half.

CBS Sports (18th; LW: 11th)

Matt Synder drops the O’s seven spots, and honestly, that feels about right. “The six-game losing streak likely seals the fate of the Orioles, but would anyone be surprised if they got red hot now? It's just how things have gone in the AL wild-card race.”

reddit’s Power Poll (17th; LW:15th)

The community editors over at reddit lower the Orioles two slots. “Just when it looked like they had a shot to jump into the Wild Card, they respond by losing five straight. That coupled with going 5/50 w/RISP in September and playoff hopes are looking grim. In more exciting news, Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Finalist Austin Hays was called up to make his MLB debut, becoming the first player from the 2016 draft class to play in the big leagues.”

OddsShark.com (12th; LW: 8th)

Ranks are based on rolling past 20 games overall. They still have the Orioles close to the top third of the league.

ESPN.com Power rankings (15th; LW: 13th)

The World-Wide Leader drops the O’s two slots. “Orioles pitchers have allowed 214 home runs this season, tied for third-most in the majors, which puts them on a pace to allow 242. No team has made the playoffs in the divisional era while allowing that many homers. The most home runs allowed by a playoff team in the divisional era (MLB since 1969) is the 221 given up by the 2001 Astros.”

Rotoworld (16th; LW: 12th)

Jesse Pantuosco lowers the Orioles four places. “Jonathan Schoop is going where few second baseman have gone before. He’s on track to become the first second baseman to hit .300 with 30 homers and 100 RBI since Chase Utley pulled it off in 2006. Before this season, Tim Beckham’s career-high in homers was nine. This year he already has 20 including eight since joining Baltimore at the trade deadline.”

USA Today (14th; LW: 14th)

The Nation’s Newspaper leaves the O’s right where they were. “Despite four consecutive losses, club still in wild card hunt.”

Power Rankings Guru (N/A; LW: 16th)

PRG is an aggregate of several national power rankings/polls, and did not update their rankings this week again this week. This will be their last week on this list if they don’t update next week.

Any egregious slights or wild overestimation of this team? Any polls you’d like to see included? Add your thought down below and hit me up on Twitter @Bill_Duck21804 where you will find way, way too much discussion of politics and MMA for any baseball fan’s liking.