The push for the MLB playoffs is now in full swing with roughly five weeks remaining in the regular season.

Whether a team is contending for a postseason spot or looking to play spoiler while evaluating its young talent, the month of September is always an exciting one.

For the first time in several weeks, we have a new team inside the top five of our MLB power rankings, as two of the league’s elite posted 2-5 records this past week to open the door for the Los Angeles Dodgers to climb.

The Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals also stayed hot to move inside the top 10, while the Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals all ran into trouble with a pair of series losses.

At the bottom of the rankings, a winless week by the Minnesota Twins leaves them just 1.5 games up on the Atlanta Braves and within striking distance of claiming the No. 1 pick next June if they continue to struggle.

As always, one thing remains true: These rankings are a fluid process as teams move up or down based on where they ranked the previous week. If a club keeps winning, it will keep climbing—it’s as simple as that.

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