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Orioles power rankings roundup: Another bad week means more slippage

We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? Unfortunately, the Orioles have given them plenty of reasons to.

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles
Pretty much the road trip in one photo.
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

MLB.com (16th; LW: 16th)

Alyson Footer at MLB.com leaves the Orioles right where they were. I’m guessing a bunch of other teams must have had weeks as bad as Baltimore.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings (15th; LW: 14th)

Joel Reuter drops the Orioles just one spot. Seems generous to me.

CBS Sports (19th; LW: 18th)

Matt Synder drops the O’s another spot. “Now with seven players having at least 20 home runs, the Orioles have tied an all-time MLB record. Sadly, they won't be breaking the record, as Seth Smith would need to hit seven more homers to make that happen.”

reddit’s Power Poll (18th; LW:17th)

The community editors over at reddit lower the Orioles another slots. “As the O's limp to the finish line, it's time to look at some positives from this week. Top prospects Austin Hays and Chance Sisco each had their first MLB hits and HRs (so what if they came in blowouts?) and...uhhh...the O's won on Sunday too, so that's kinda cool. That's about where the positives end.”

OddsShark.com (27th; LW: 12th)

Ranks are based on rolling past 20 games overall. The market correction seems to have finally come, and drop the O’s to the outer regions of the rankings.

ESPN.com Power rankings (17th; LW: 15th)

The World-Wide Leader drops the O’s two slots, again. “Orioles starters have a 5.63 ERA this season, the worst mark in the majors, worse than any last-place team and plenty of teams further below .500 than the O's. Earned runs have been official in the American League since 1913, but Baltimore has had just four seasons with a starters' ERA worse than 5.63, and they all came in the big-offense era of the 1930s.”

Rotoworld (17th; LW: 16th)

Jesse Pantuosco lowers the Orioles one slot. Man, just how bad was half the league last week? “It’s probably too late for the Orioles—they hold a 0.1 percent chance of making the postseason—but at least Ubaldo Jimenez is finishing the year on a high note. The 33-year-old snapped a six-start winless streak by notching 10 strikeouts in Sunday’s win over the Yankees. J.J. Hardy is back after missing three months with a broken wrist but will have to settle for a backup role behind breakout star Tim Beckham.”

USA Today (18th; LW: 14th)

The Nation’s Newspaper drops the O’s four slots, and succinctly describes the last two weeks. “2-8 road trip doomed wild card hopes.”

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.