Rangers are No. 1 in ESPN power rankings

April, 16, 2012
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The Texas Rangers' 8-2 start this season has shoved them up the ESPN power rankings and into the top spot. They were fourth last week.

This week's voters: Jim Bowden of ESPN Insider, Tim Kurkjian of ESPN The Magazine, David Schoenfield of the SweetSpot Blog Network/ESPN.com and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.

Here's the top five:

1. Texas Rangers (previously 4)
2. Detroit Tigers (1)
3. St. Louis Cardinals (6)
4. New York Yankees (8)
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (11)

The other teams in the AL West:

17. Los Angeles Angels (5)
22. Seattle Mariners (19)
24. Oakland A's (27)

Note: The Angels took the biggest drop in the rankings (12 spots).

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.323 17 69 68
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 69
RA. Beltre 68
OPSA. Beltre .874
WY. Darvish 10
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182