I tried to tell you last week, but you didn't want to listen.
I told you that Alex Rios would quietly pass everybody in the rankings, and that's just what he did. Sure, Paul Konerko got out of his funk, Adam Dunn stopped strikeout out every at bat, Alejandro De Aza woke up and A.J. Pierzynski started hitting bombs but it wasn't enough.
Nothing can stop Alex Rios right now.
Meet the new king.
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Other than all the change in the top five there wasn't much movement anywhere else. Kevin Youkilis makes his Hitters Poll debut and Eduardo Escobar has passed Brent Morel, but other than that there isn't much to report.
There were quite a few points scored this week, though a lot of those points came in the game the Sox exploded for 14 runs against the Yankees and nearly as many came in the 12 run game against Minnesota.
While those games were nice, it would have been nicer to see those runs spread out a bit more, and no Jake Peavy isn't writing this post.
Last week's rankings can be found here.