Ryan Braun #8, Christian Yelich #22 and Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after beating the New York Mets 17-6 at Miller Park on May 26, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Ryan Braun #8, Christian Yelich #22 and Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after beating the New York Mets 17-6 at Miller Park on May 26, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
By Evan Bleier / May 30, 2018 5:00 am

Winners of four straight games and eight of their last 10, the Milwaukee Brewers now have the best record in the National League at 35-20 and third-best overall record in MLB.

That strong play has pushed the Brew Crew past last week’s surging NL team, the Atlanta Braves, in this week’s edition of RealClearLife‘s Ultimate Power Rankings.

Unfortunately for the rest of MLB, not much has changed at the top of our rankings, which combine ratings from ESPN, CBS Sports and USA Today to get a single definitive rank, as the AL’s New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros comprise the top three once again. However, there have been some slight shifts, so the trio don’t follow last week’s order.

To see where the Yanks, Sox and ‘Stros ended up—and if Milwaukee did enough to make it to fourth on the list—as well as which other clubs are contenders and which are pretenders, check out the full list and segmented tiers in our Ultimate Power Rankings.

The Best of the Best

No. 1.33, last 2.00: Boston Red Sox – (ESPN, 2), (CBS Sports, 1), (USA Today, 1)
No. 2.00, last 3.00: Houston Astros – (ESPN, 1), (CBS Sports, 3), (USA Today, 2)
No. 2.66, last 1.00: New York Yankees – (ESPN, 3), (CBS Sports, 2), (USA Today, 3)

The Best of the Rest

No. 4.66, last 7.33: Milwaukee Brewers – (ESPN, 6), (CBS Sports, 4), (USA Today, 4)
No. 6.33, last. 4.00: Atlanta Braves – (ESPN, 5), (CBS Sports, 8), (USA Today, 6)
No. 6.33, last 8.66: Washington Nationals – (ESPN, 7), (CBS Sports, 5), (USA Today, 7)
No. 7.00, last 11.00: Seattle Mariners – (ESPN, 10), (CBS Sports, 6), (USA Today, 11)
No. 7.66, last 5.33: Chicago Cubs – (ESPN, 4), (CBS Sports, 9), (USA Today, 10)
No. 7.66, last 6.66: Philadelphia Phillies – (ESPN, 8), (CBS Sports, 7), (USA Today, 8)
No. 9.33, last 9.00: Los Angeles Angels – (ESPN, 9), (CBS Sports, 10), (USA Today, 9)

So You’re Saying There’s a Chance

No. 11.00. last 9.00: St. Louis Cardinals – (ESPN, 11), (CBS Sports, 11), (USA Today, 11)
No. 12.00, last 14.33: Cleveland Indians – (ESPN, 12), (CBS Sports, 12), (USA Today, 12)
No. 14.00, last 14.00: Pittsburgh Pirates – (ESPN, 13), (CBS Sports, 16), (USA Today, 13)
No. 14.33, last 17.66: Los Angeles Dodgers – (ESPN, 14), (CBS Sports, 13), (USA Today, 16)
No. 14.66, last 16.00: Oakland Athletics – (ESPN, 16), (CBS Sports, 14), (USA Today, 14)

Stuck in the Middle with You

No. 16.00, last 14.33: Colorado Rockies – (ESPN, 18), (CBS Sports, 15), (USA Today, 15)
No. 16.66, last 17.00: New York Mets – (ESPN, 15), (CBS Sports, 17), (USA Today, 18)
No. 17.33, last 12.33: Arizona Diamondbacks – (ESPN, 17), (CBS Sports, 18), (USA Today, 17)
No. 19.66, last 19.66: Tampa Bay Rays – (ESPN, 20), (CBS Sports, 19), (USA Today, 20)

It’s Probably Not Your Year

No. 20.66, last 19.00: San Francisco Giants – (ESPN, 22), (CBS Sports, 21), (USA Today, 19)
No. 20.66, last 19.66: Toronto Blue Jays – (ESPN, 21), (CBS Sports, 20), (USA Today, 21)
No. 21.00, last 21.66: Minnesota Twins – (ESPN, 19), (CBS Sports, 22), (USA Today, 22)
No. 23.00, last 23.00: Detroit Tigers – (ESPN, 23), (CBS Sports, 23), (USA Today, 23)
No. 24.00, last 24.00: San Diego Padres – (ESPN, 24), (CBS Sports, 24), (USA Today, 24)

See You in 2019

No. 25.00, last 25.33: Texas Rangers – (ESPN, 25), (CBS Sports, 25), (USA Today, 25)
No. 26.33, last 24.66: Cincinnati Reds – (ESPN, 26), (CBS Sports, 26), (USA Today, 27)
No. 27.66, last 28.66: Kansas City Royals – (ESPN, 28), (CBS Sports, 27), (USA Today, 28)
No. 28.33, last 27.33: Baltimore Orioles – (ESPN, 27), (CBS Sports, 29), (USA Today, 29)
No. 28.00, last 28.00: Miami Marlins – (ESPN, 30), (CBS Sports, 28), (USA Today, 26)
No. 29.66, last 29.66: Chicago White Sox – (ESPN, 29), (CBS Sports, 30), (USA Today, 30)