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

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.12 123 158
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 71
RA. Beltre 75
OPSA. Beltre .876
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182