Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                         STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK 
TEAM          W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DODGERS      11  2 75 41 -0.015  6.314    1  0.034    1  0.032    1  0.041    1 0.5576   20  0.431   17  0.004    9  0.079   25 -0.308 P
RED SOX       9  4 75 52 -0.035  6.253    2  0.016    2  0.017    2  0.022    3 0.5328    6  0.630    6  0.167   22 -0.124   17 -0.083 P
GIANTS        8  4 41 35  0.051  6.277    3  0.015    3  0.015   10  0.006    2 0.5377   30  0.014   30 -0.359    2  0.372   26 -0.320 P
MARINERS      8  5 57 65  0.047  6.824    4  0.011    4  0.012   19 -0.006    4 0.5288   13  0.540   14  0.055   18 -0.066    7  0.269 P
PADRES        9  5 58 41 -0.072  6.596    5  0.010    5  0.010    8  0.010    7 0.5215   27  0.165   27 -0.246    4  0.266   21 -0.142 P
ROYALS        7  4 56 52 -0.002  5.544    6  0.010    6  0.009   17 -0.003    5 0.5262   17  0.476   18 -0.001   13 -0.006    2  0.515 P
ANGELS        7  5 61 65  0.070  6.399    7  0.009    7  0.009   14 -0.000    8 0.5212   16  0.498   15  0.022   15 -0.022    5  0.286 P
INDIANS       7  5 46 36 -0.022  5.892    8  0.008    8  0.007    7  0.010    6 0.5249   29  0.016   29 -0.354    1  0.374   19 -0.114 P
REDS          7  5 75 56 -0.031  5.848    9  0.007    9  0.005    9  0.010    9 0.5123    5  0.657    5  0.182   26 -0.162    3  0.471 P
BREWERS       7  5 53 39 -0.066  5.670   10  0.007   10  0.005    5  0.011   11 0.5098   24  0.363   24 -0.086    7  0.107   15 -0.038 P
TEAM          W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
METS          5  3 29 26 -0.180  3.432   11  0.006   11  0.003   16 -0.003   14 0.5059    8  0.618    8  0.131   25 -0.137   30 -0.725 P
CARDINALS     6  6 60 63  0.002  6.055   12  0.004   13  0.000   13  0.001   17 0.4929    7  0.621    7  0.137   24 -0.136   11  0.185 P
ASTROS        6  6 64 53 -0.097  5.514   13  0.002   16 -0.003    4  0.012   10 0.5101   14  0.526   13  0.060   16 -0.036   18 -0.112 P
ATHLETICS     6  7 56 78  0.138  7.340   14  0.001   12  0.002   22 -0.010   15 0.5057    3  0.710    3  0.214   27 -0.235   14  0.026 P
TWINS         6  7 64 51  0.059  6.820   15 -0.001   15 -0.002    3  0.013   13 0.5073   22  0.414   22 -0.040   10  0.065   16 -0.069 P
TIGERS        6  7 53 70  0.116  7.237   16 -0.003   14 -0.002   26 -0.016   16 0.5001    1  0.796    1  0.297   30 -0.329   12  0.089 P
PHILLIES      6  6 42 48 -0.088  5.650   17 -0.004   17 -0.004   25 -0.013   21 0.4841   26  0.289   26 -0.171    5  0.145   22 -0.143 P
WHITE SOX     6  7 65 49  0.039  6.728   18 -0.005   18 -0.004    6  0.010   12 0.5092   11  0.574   10  0.103   20 -0.082   29 -0.377 P
BLUE JAYS     6  7 59 51  0.007  6.581   19 -0.005   19 -0.005   12  0.002   20 0.4855   21  0.430   21 -0.037   11  0.041    8  0.215 P
RANGERS       6  7 55 60 -0.032  6.411   20 -0.006   20 -0.006   21 -0.010   18 0.4905    9  0.604    9  0.111   23 -0.130   28 -0.374 P
TEAM          W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
CUBS          5  7 32 52 -0.055  5.859   21 -0.008   21 -0.009   30 -0.020   22 0.4808   28  0.120   28 -0.310    3  0.269   20 -0.139 P
YANKEES       5  7 48 46 -0.064  5.709   22 -0.009   22 -0.009   11  0.004   25 0.4741   23  0.382   23 -0.076    8  0.084   27 -0.329 P
DIAMONDBACKS  5  8 66 74  0.058  6.883   23 -0.009   23 -0.009   18 -0.005   23 0.4807    2  0.721    2  0.231   29 -0.241   13  0.041 P
ORIOLES       5  8 53 65  0.093  7.107   24 -0.009   24 -0.009   24 -0.013   19 0.4874   18  0.472   19 -0.015   14 -0.011   10  0.188 P
NATIONALS     3  7 37 54  0.105  5.505   25 -0.011   25 -0.012   20 -0.006   28 0.4681   19  0.455   20 -0.022   12  0.011    4  0.350 P
RAYS          5  8 50 74 -0.028  6.477   26 -0.011   26 -0.012   28 -0.019   27 0.4704    4  0.703    4  0.199   28 -0.236   24 -0.255 P
MARLINS       5  7 55 55 -0.107  5.569   27 -0.012   27 -0.013   27 -0.017   29 0.4625   15  0.515   16  0.021   17 -0.054   23 -0.251 P
PIRATES       5  8 52 68 -0.062  6.292   28 -0.013   28 -0.014   29 -0.019   24 0.4759   10  0.579   11  0.078   21 -0.116    9  0.203 P
BRAVES        5  8 59 64 -0.156  5.744   29 -0.015   30 -0.017   23 -0.012   30 0.4566   25  0.318   25 -0.146    6  0.122    1  0.651 P
ROCKIES       3 10 55 68  0.251  7.903   30 -0.016   29 -0.017   15 -0.002   26 0.4736   12  0.555   12  0.072   19 -0.076    6  0.273 P

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING DODGERS 11 2 75 41 -0.015 6.314 1 0.034 1 0.032 1 0.041 1 0.5576 20 0.431 17 0.004 9 0.079 25 -0.308 P GIANTS 8 4 41 35 0.051 6.277 3 0.015 3 0.015 10 0.006 2 0.5377 30 0.014 30 -0.359 2 0.372 26 -0.320 P PADRES 9 5 58 41 -0.072 6.596 5 0.010 5 0.010 8 0.010 7 0.5215 27 0.165 27 -0.246 4 0.266 21 -0.142 P DIAMONDBACKS 5 8 66 74 0.058 6.883 23 -0.009 23 -0.009 18 -0.005 23 0.4807 2 0.721 2 0.231 29 -0.241 13 0.041 P ROCKIES 3 10 55 68 0.251 7.903 30 -0.016 29 -0.017 15 -0.002 26 0.4736 12 0.555 12 0.072 19 -0.076 6 0.273 P

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING REDS 7 5 75 56 -0.031 5.848 9 0.007 9 0.005 9 0.010 9 0.5123 5 0.657 5 0.182 26 -0.162 3 0.471 P BREWERS 7 5 53 39 -0.066 5.670 10 0.007 10 0.005 5 0.011 11 0.5098 24 0.363 24 -0.086 7 0.107 15 -0.038 P CARDINALS 6 6 60 63 0.002 6.055 12 0.004 13 0.000 13 0.001 17 0.4929 7 0.621 7 0.137 24 -0.136 11 0.185 P CUBS 5 7 32 52 -0.055 5.859 21 -0.008 21 -0.009 30 -0.020 22 0.4808 28 0.120 28 -0.310 3 0.269 20 -0.139 P PIRATES 5 8 52 68 -0.062 6.292 28 -0.013 28 -0.014 29 -0.019 24 0.4759 10 0.579 11 0.078 21 -0.116 9 0.203 P

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING METS 5 3 29 26 -0.180 3.432 11 0.006 11 0.003 16 -0.003 14 0.5059 8 0.618 8 0.131 25 -0.137 30 -0.725 P PHILLIES 6 6 42 48 -0.088 5.650 17 -0.004 17 -0.004 25 -0.013 21 0.4841 26 0.289 26 -0.171 5 0.145 22 -0.143 P NATIONALS 3 7 37 54 0.105 5.505 25 -0.011 25 -0.012 20 -0.006 28 0.4681 19 0.455 20 -0.022 12 0.011 4 0.350 P MARLINS 5 7 55 55 -0.107 5.569 27 -0.012 27 -0.013 27 -0.017 29 0.4625 15 0.515 16 0.021 17 -0.054 23 -0.251 P BRAVES 5 8 59 64 -0.156 5.744 29 -0.015 30 -0.017 23 -0.012 30 0.4566 25 0.318 25 -0.146 6 0.122 1 0.651 P

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING MARINERS 8 5 57 65 0.047 6.824 4 0.011 4 0.012 19 -0.006 4 0.5288 13 0.540 14 0.055 18 -0.066 7 0.269 P ANGELS 7 5 61 65 0.070 6.399 7 0.009 7 0.009 14 -0.000 8 0.5212 16 0.498 15 0.022 15 -0.022 5 0.286 P ASTROS 6 6 64 53 -0.097 5.514 13 0.002 16 -0.003 4 0.012 10 0.5101 14 0.526 13 0.060 16 -0.036 18 -0.112 P ATHLETICS 6 7 56 78 0.138 7.340 14 0.001 12 0.002 22 -0.010 15 0.5057 3 0.710 3 0.214 27 -0.235 14 0.026 P RANGERS 6 7 55 60 -0.032 6.411 20 -0.006 20 -0.006 21 -0.010 18 0.4905 9 0.604 9 0.111 23 -0.130 28 -0.374 P

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING ROYALS 7 4 56 52 -0.002 5.544 6 0.010 6 0.009 17 -0.003 5 0.5262 17 0.476 18 -0.001 13 -0.006 2 0.515 P INDIANS 7 5 46 36 -0.022 5.892 8 0.008 8 0.007 7 0.010 6 0.5249 29 0.016 29 -0.354 1 0.374 19 -0.114 P TWINS 6 7 64 51 0.059 6.820 15 -0.001 15 -0.002 3 0.013 13 0.5073 22 0.414 22 -0.040 10 0.065 16 -0.069 P TIGERS 6 7 53 70 0.116 7.237 16 -0.003 14 -0.002 26 -0.016 16 0.5001 1 0.796 1 0.297 30 -0.329 12 0.089 P WHITE SOX 6 7 65 49 0.039 6.728 18 -0.005 18 -0.004 6 0.010 12 0.5092 11 0.574 10 0.103 20 -0.082 29 -0.377 P

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RED SOX 9 4 75 52 -0.035 6.253 2 0.016 2 0.017 2 0.022 3 0.5328 6 0.630 6 0.167 22 -0.124 17 -0.083 P BLUE JAYS 6 7 59 51 0.007 6.581 19 -0.005 19 -0.005 12 0.002 20 0.4855 21 0.430 21 -0.037 11 0.041 8 0.215 P YANKEES 5 7 48 46 -0.064 5.709 22 -0.009 22 -0.009 11 0.004 25 0.4741 23 0.382 23 -0.076 8 0.084 27 -0.329 P ORIOLES 5 8 53 65 0.093 7.107 24 -0.009 24 -0.009 24 -0.013 19 0.4874 18 0.472 19 -0.015 14 -0.011 10 0.188 P RAYS 5 8 50 74 -0.028 6.477 26 -0.011 26 -0.012 28 -0.019 27 0.4704 4 0.703 4 0.199 28 -0.236 24 -0.255 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL WEST    36 29 0.554    1  0.129
AL CENTRAL 32 30 0.516    2  0.047
AL EAST    30 34 0.469    3 -0.001
AL WEST    33 30 0.524    4 -0.025
NL CENTRAL 30 31 0.492    5 -0.036
NL EAST    24 31 0.436    6 -0.119

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.090 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.006 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Apr 16 05:30:05 2021
games through: Thu Apr 15 2021

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