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