American League power rankings

  • Updated: March 30, 2012 - 12:57 PM

1. YANKEES

Andy Pettitte rejoins CC Sabathia on a staff with additions Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda. Derek Jeter and A-Rod keep aging, but the lineup remains potent.

2. ANGELS

The Albert Pujols signing adds pressure to win immediately, and this rotation could do it with Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Dan Haren and Ervin Santana.

3. RANGERS

Two-time defending AL champs lost C.J. Wilson but signed Yu Darvish and Joe Nathan. Cuban center fielder Leonys Martin, another potential star, is at Class AAA.

4. TIGERS

With Victor Martinez out for the year, they signed Prince Fielder in an offseason stunner. They are stacked but far from perfect defensively.

5. RAYS

Carlos Pena is back, and the Rays also added Luke Scott, Fernando Rodney and Jose Molina to an already talented roster.

6. RED SOX

After last year's epic collapse, they made big changes this offseason -- at GM and manager, too -- but left questions at shortstop and right field and in the rotation.

7. BLUE JAYS

Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista are scary good. The whole team could be, too, if Brandon Morrow, Brett Cecil and Kyle Drabek reach potential on the mound.

8. ROYALS

They went 15-10 in September with five rookies in their lineup. If their starting pitching makes quick strides, they could contend this year.

9. TWINS

Led the AL in losses last year, with 99. Better health could produce a turnaround, but no team has made the playoffs after losing 99 the previous year.

10. WHITE SOX

Another strange winter. Sergio Santos and Carlos Quentin trades signaled a rebuilding, but then they signed John Danks to a $65 million extension.

11. INDIANS

A surprise team through May last year, and while they'll miss his potential, Fausto Carmona -- er, Roberto Hernandez -- was 7-15 with a 5.25 ERA.

12. MARINERS

Team could contend in 2013 if Jesus Montero, Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, Danny Hultzen and James Paxton develop as planned.

13. ORIOLES

Owner Peter Angelos changed GMs again, from Andy MacPhail to Dan Duquette, and once again, manager Buck Showalter's team has no prayer in the AL East.

14. ATHLETICS

Went 35-35 after All-Star break, then held another fire sale. Gone are Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez, Andrew Bailey, Josh Willingham and David DeJesus.

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Miami 96 FINAL
Chicago 84
Oklahoma City 98 FINAL
Cleveland 108
Dallas 6 1st Qtr 7:56
New Orleans 11
Indiana 9 1st Qtr 6:50
Orlando 16
LA Clippers 2 1st Qtr 8:06
Phoenix 4
Minnesota 7 1st Qtr 7:41
Atlanta 8
Detroit 6:00 PM
Toronto
Milwaukee 6:00 PM
San Antonio
Boston 7:00 PM
Golden State
Washington 7:00 PM
Denver
Houston 8:30 PM
LA Lakers
Team Toews 4 2nd Prd
Team Foligno 4
South Florida 53 FINAL
Connecticut 66
Boston College 64 FINAL
Georgia Tech 62
Virginia 50 FINAL
Virginia Tech 47
Indiana 70 FINAL
Ohio State 82
Stony Brook 61 FINAL
Binghamton 54
Cincinnati 56 FINAL
UCF 46
Maine 70 FINAL
Hartford 61
Monmouth 64 FINAL
Manhattan 71
Fairfield 67 FINAL
Marist 73
Rowan 48 FINAL
Princeton 96
St Bonaventure 48 FINAL
Rhode Island 53
Duke 77 FINAL
St Johns 68
Saint Peters 69 FINAL
Siena 55
Drake 40 FINAL
Wichita State 74
Vermont 61 FINAL
UMass Lowell 50
Seton Hall 57 FINAL
Butler 77
NJIT 72 FINAL
South Alabama 55
Northern Iowa 54 FINAL
Illinois State 53
Louisville 80 FINAL
Pittsburgh 68
UMBC 45 2nd Half 6:56
Albany 64
Niagara 43 2nd Half 13:44
Iona 53
Notre Dame 5:30 PM
NC State
Belmont 5:30 PM
Tennessee St
Creighton 6:00 PM
Villanova
Northwestern 6:30 PM
Maryland
Washington 7:30 PM
Utah
Senior-North 34 FINAL
Senior-South 13
Seton Hall 99 FINAL
Georgetown 85
St Johns 69 FINAL
Villanova 81
Arkansas 58 FINAL
Florida 72
Maine 56 FINAL
UMBC 42
Vanderbilt 55 FINAL
Alabama 52
Lafayette 60 FINAL
Lehigh 65
UCF 61 FINAL
SMU 57
Utah 51 FINAL
Washington 63
James Madison 73 FINAL
Coll of Charleston 53
Delaware 56 FINAL
Drexel 61
Hofstra 56 FINAL
William & Mary 57
Hartford 58 FINAL
Albany 82
Binghamton 54 FINAL
Stony Brook 67
Towson 63 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 71
Wake Forest 80 FINAL
(17) Florida State 110
Georgia Tech 68 FINAL
Virginia 62
(22) Georgia 51 FINAL
(5) Tennessee 59
Drake 79 FINAL
Evansville 62
Iona 80 FINAL
Canisius 62
Fairfield 33 FINAL
Monmouth 59
Northwestern 75 FINAL
Penn State 76
Wisconsin 71 FINAL
Michigan State 77
Ohio State 79 FINAL
Purdue 71
Northern Iowa 57 FINAL
Indiana State 55
Butler 58 FINAL
Xavier 54
Creighton 93 FINAL
Marquette 75
Providence 42 FINAL
DePaul 90
Northeastern 77 FINAL
Elon 80
(2) Connecticut 96 FINAL
Cincinnati 31
Oregon 78 FINAL
Arizona 81
Bradley 46 FINAL
Loyola-Chicago 45
NC State 49 FINAL
(23) Syracuse 66
(7) Maryland 84 FINAL
Indiana 74
Illinois State 35 FINAL
Missouri State 58
Colorado 68 FINAL
Washington St 73
Tulane 45 FINAL
South Florida 64
(14) Kentucky 83 FINAL
Missouri 69
(9) Oregon State 68 FINAL
(13) Arizona State 57
Vermont 54 2nd Half 1:39
UMass Lowell 66
Iowa State 50 2nd Half 3:00
(8) Texas 49
Southern Ill 50 2nd Half 6:00
Wichita State 62
(15) Duke 28 2nd Half
(12) North Carolina 38
Miami-Florida 31 2nd Half 16:45
(4) Louisville 34
(21) Minnesota 31 2nd Half
(25) Rutgers 37
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UCLA
(11) Stanford 7:00 PM
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