The first edition of the 2018 MLB power rankings is here. Now, even though this was a short week we have to give credit where credit is due, and the Milwaukee Brewers are the No. 1 team heading into Week 2 of the MLB season. The Brew Crew swept the San Diego Padres on the road to start the season 3-0.

The Brewers are for real

Sure it is just three games, but the Milwaukee Brewers are for real. Back in late January I said that the Brewers made two of the best deals of the early 2018 season that didn’t get much attention thanks to the Yankees acquiring Giancarlo Stanton.

The Brewers made a deal with the Miami Marlins to acquire Christian Yelich, then they went out and signed free agent Lorenzo Cain from the Kansas City Royals.

According to CBS Sports report, Yelich finished Saturday night’s game 5-5 while helping the Brewers to a 7-3 win. Milwaukee had Sunday off as they travel back home to prepare for their home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The trio of Cain, Yelich and longtime Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is going to give many opposing pitchers nightmares this season. Yes, there are 159 games left in the season, but if this team stays healthy, they will contend for a postseason spot when all is said and done.

Top 10

Most experts expected teams like the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees to do well this season.

While they are all off to good starts, the first rankings are ruled by the 3-0 Brewers and 3-0 Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh is coming off of a sweep of the Detroit Tigers and are looking very impressive in doing so. The Pirates hit well, fielded well and pitched well which is why they are the No. 4 team in the rankings. The MLB Power Rankings change often, but as of right now the top ten has seen an early shake up!

Here is the top ten heading into Week 2.

  1. Milwaukee Brewers -- Give ‘em credit. They have a new look and they are playing well.
  2. Houston Astros -- A 3-1 start and they are just scary good.
  3. Washington Nationals -- Loaded from top to bottom, but it is World Series or bust for DC this year.
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates -- They are sneaky good. Don’t sleep on ‘em.
  5. Boston Red Sox -- Off and running after an Opening Day debacle.
  6. L.A. Angels -- Shohei Ohtani is looking like he is the real deal. He hits, he pitches and he is great at both.
  7. Chicago White Sox -- 2-0 start with some big bats.
  8. NY Yankees -- 2-2 heading back to the Bronx for their home opener, but they should be 3-1.
  9. Atlanta Braves -- They have young talent. The chop is returning to Atlanta.
  10. Minnesota Twins -- The Twins gave up just five runs in their 3 game series against Baltimore.

Best of the rest

The Chicago Cubs at No.

12 in the Week 1 rankings? You betcha. Chicago splitting a four-game set against the Miami Marlins is, well, awful. Miami lost Stanton, Yelich, and Ozuna in the offseason. The Cubs, if they are a World Series contender, should have swept that series, or at least won three of four. Right now the Cubs are on the outside looking in when it comes to the MLB top 10 teams.

Here is the best of the rest heading into Week 2 of the 2018 MLB season.

11. Arizona Diamondbacks

12. Chicago Cubs

13. LA Dodgers

14. San Francisco Giants

15. NY Mets

16. St Louis Cardinals

17. Toronto Blue Jays

18. Seattle Mariners

19. Cleveland Indians

20. Miami Marlins

21. Philadelphia Phillies

22. Colorado Rockies

23. Texas Rangers

24. Baltimore Orioles

25. Tampa Bay Rays

26. Oakland A’s

27. Detroit Tigers

28. Cincinnati Reds

29. Kansas City Royals

30. San Diego Padres