Re: ESPN Power Rankings
Really, although fun to look at, "Power Rankings" are useless in Baseball if you're using them like they do in football. Football power rankings work because there are only 16 games in a season, and the teams are forced to put forth their best effort every game. The stronger team usually does win, and there really aren't many huge surprises. Baseball, on the other hand, is not as predictable from game to game, and is so streak oriented, that it renders power rankings useless if you are looking for some long-term oriented prediction. I'm not saying football games are completely predictable, but they are to some degree.