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ESPN's RPI

The RPI rankings on ESPN.com are showing something very interesting.  For those of you who don't know, RPI is a measurement of a team's strength based on opponent's opponents.  Officially:

"The basic formula is 25% team winning percentage, 50% opponents' average winning percentage, and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage."

Based on this ranking system, the Giants are ranked 6th in the Major Leagues.  The top 5 teams in order are the Dodgers, Blue Jays, Royals, Cubs, and Tigers, and then our very own Giants follow, ranked right ahead of the Cardinals and Brewers.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/rpi

And of course this is also with our Giants having the fewest runs scored AND fewest runs allowed in the Major Leagues.  

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