Sox are 13th in the ESPN ranks this week:
"Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd and Bartolo Colon have a combined record of 6-1 for a team that has seven quality starts from its pitchers. "
Sox rank 7th in the CBS Sports rankings:
"Taking three of four in Tampa, including effortless knockdowns of Matt Garza and Scott Kazmir, does wonders for a team's confidence ... Ozzie Guillen, responding to a Nick Swisher interview in which Swisher called Joe Girardi the best manager he's played for: 'I guarantee that I will manage a lot longer than he will play.' Oh, snap ... Welcome back to the land of the living, Mr. Konerko."
CBS seems to be more on point, although these rankings are mostly meaningless (i.e. - ESPN had the Cubs at #1 for most of the year...how'd that work out?). I don't think the Sox have performed at a top 5 level but the pitching has (mostly) been there and the hitting has come around since the KC series.