The top three in teams in baseball are so entrenched in the top tier that it would officially register as a major surprise if a National League team won the World Series this year. There just doesn't appear to be any team capable of challenging Boston, Houston or New York, and there are arguments that Cleveland is in that conversation as well.
There's never been less parity in baseball, and it shows in our most recent update to the 2018 MLB Power Rankings. The American League is poised to take another title, and while the Brewers and Braves have taken their places in the top five as the newest challengers to the AL's supremacy, there's such a big gap between them and the elite teams that it almost feels like the regular season is irrelevant.
While the postseason appears like it will favor the American League, however, the division races in the National League are far superior. Yes, the best race in baseball is between the Yankees and Red Sox, two of our top three teams, but the AL Central and AL West are both essentially already wrapped up.
In the NL, the East, Central and West divisions all look like nail biters, at least halfway through the season. The Braves, Nationals and Phillies are duking it out in the East, the Brewers and Cubs are fighting in the Central, and the Diamondbacks and Dodgers have both spent time looking like heavy favorites out West.
We don't know yet what will happen over the next three months, so be sure to keep checking back and referencing our 2018 MLB Power Rankings when trying to make sense of it all.
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