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Rangers are No. 1 in ESPN power rankings

4/16/2012

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).