A few examples: ESPN ranks the Mets No. 4, Braves No. 8, Phillies No. 9 and Nationals No. 11. MLB.com puts the Phillies No. 4, Nationals No. 6, Mets No. 8 and Braves No. 12. USA Today has the Mets and Phillies tied for No. 6, with the Braves No. 9 and the Nationals No. 12.
As for the top of the rankings, all five sources have the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays as the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in one order or the other. Three go with the Astros at No. 1 and two with the Rays (who are off to MLB’s best start with a 13-4 record) at No. 1.