With one week left in the season, it's now or never for teams to secure their spot in the 2021 MLB playoffs. Ties, collapses, the kind of heroics that become legend -- all are on the table as October rolls around.
Who is finally going to pull ahead in the wild-card race between the Yankees, Red Sox, Mariners and Blue Jays? Can the Dodgers avoid a wild-card game with a last-minute surge against the Giants? What standings will we see when it's all said and done?
Here is what the members of our eight-voter expert panel decided based on what they have learned over the course of the 2021 season. We also asked ESPN baseball experts David Schoenfield, Bradford Doolittle, Jesse Rogers and Alden Gonzalez to weigh in with a Week 25 observation for each of the 30 teams.