2005 Season

White Sox Streak To No. 1; Cards Third

The White Sox put together a strong finishing kick, winning 11 of 12 postseason games including a sweep of Houston in the World Series, to claim their first World Championship since 1917 and finish No. 1 in the 2005 Dunkel Index.  St. Louis, which had the best regular season rating according to Dunkel, lost to Houston in the NLCS and finished a disappointing third overall.  Here are the final baseball ratings for the 2005 season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 Chicago White Sox* 13.08 99-63 A.L. Central
2 Houston* 12.65 89-73 N.L. Central
3 St. Louis* 12.48 100-62 N.L. East
4 L.A. Angels* 12.40 95-67 A.L. East
5 Boston* 12.39 95-67 A.L. West
6 Cleveland 12.30 93-69 A.L. Central
7 Philadelphia 12.25 88-74 A.L. East
8 New York Yankees* 12.25 95-67 N.L. Central
9 Oakland 12.18 88-74 A.L. East
10 Atlanta* 12.15 90-72 N.L. West
11 Toronto 12.03 80-82 N.L. West
12 Texas 12.03 79-83 N.L. East
13 New York Mets 12.02 83-79 N.L. Central
14 Washington 11.97 81-81 N.L. West
15 Chicago Cubs 11.92 79-83 N.L. Central
16 Florida 11.90 83-79 A.L. West
17 Milwaukee 11.85 81-81 A.L. East
18 Minnesota 11.82 83-79 A.L. West
19 Baltimore 11.79 74-88 N.L. West
20 San Diego* 11.79 82-80 N.L. West
21 L.A. Dodgers 11.77 71-91 A.L. Central
22 Detroit 11.68 71-91 N.L. East
23 San Francisco 11.64 75-87 N.L. Central
24 Arizona 11.59 77-85 N.L. East
25 Cincinnati 11.59 73-89 A.L. East
26 Seattle 11.52 69-93 A.L. Central
27 Pittsburgh 11.51 67-95 N.L. East
28 Colorado 11.47 67-95 N.L. Central
29 Tampa Bay 11.39 67-95 A.L. West
30 Kansas City 11.18 56-106 A.L. Central

* Playoff Teams