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      38 16 312 193  0.003 26.985    1  0.261    1  0.258    1  0.312    1 0.5496   22  0.445    3  0.232    2  0.392   17 -0.027
RAYS         35 19 262 211 -0.025 26.678    2  0.182    3  0.173    7  0.117    2 0.5336   26  0.376   19 -0.023    6  0.257   16 -0.025
WHITE SOX    34 19 276 201 -0.007 26.440    3  0.182    2  0.173    3  0.192    3 0.5330   13  0.555    5  0.212    8  0.173   20 -0.085
PADRES       34 20 300 216  0.014 27.241    4  0.176    4  0.168    2  0.210    4 0.5327   15  0.545    4  0.221    7  0.200   19 -0.058
TWINS        33 22 245 190  0.029 28.262    5  0.144    5  0.141    4  0.171    5 0.5266   25  0.390   14  0.042    4  0.299   24 -0.229
BRAVES       31 22 310 251 -0.014 26.431    6  0.090    6  0.098    5  0.128    7 0.5177    8  0.672    1  0.260   12 -0.003   11  0.125
YANKEES      31 22 282 227 -0.019 26.304    7  0.089    7  0.097    6  0.123    6 0.5188   27  0.375   18 -0.018    5  0.264    4  0.400
ATHLETICS    33 20 252 196 -0.121 24.183    8  0.085    8  0.093    9  0.084    8 0.5173   19  0.508   13  0.061    9  0.107   28 -0.432
CUBS         31 22 232 211 -0.056 25.592    9  0.067    9  0.078   10  0.041    9 0.5146   10  0.631    9  0.133   17 -0.051   29 -0.479
INDIANS      29 24 216 179  0.024 27.217   10  0.060   10  0.070    8  0.104   10 0.5142   29  0.115   27 -0.243    1  0.451   13  0.080
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
GIANTS       26 26 265 260  0.068 27.685   11  0.025   11  0.034   11  0.027   11 0.5065   12  0.587   12  0.076   14 -0.023    5  0.213
MARLINS      28 25 237 263 -0.022 26.416   12  0.015   12  0.024   19 -0.049   13 0.5025    5  0.737    8  0.147   27 -0.246   27 -0.407
BLUE JAYS    27 26 252 279  0.011 27.119   13  0.009   13  0.016   17 -0.039   12 0.5039   16  0.532   21 -0.041   16 -0.037    9  0.168
PHILLIES     27 26 278 275 -0.024 26.309   14 -0.001   14 -0.001   12  0.006   15 0.4991    2  0.778    2  0.245   26 -0.234   22 -0.125
CARDINALS    26 24 213 202 -0.053 24.239   15 -0.003   15 -0.002   13 -0.007   14 0.4992   21  0.467   22 -0.067   10  0.054   12  0.083
ASTROS       27 26 249 242 -0.054 25.695   16 -0.014   16 -0.016   14 -0.012   16 0.4968    3  0.751    7  0.200   25 -0.223   30 -0.489
BREWERS      26 26 229 232 -0.041 25.538   17 -0.017   17 -0.020   18 -0.048   17 0.4956    7  0.684   11  0.096   23 -0.192   21 -0.125
REDS         27 27 214 224 -0.069 25.894   18 -0.030   19 -0.035   21 -0.053   19 0.4930   30  0.098   30 -0.413    3  0.307    3  0.448
ROCKIES      23 29 241 306  0.075 28.053   19 -0.030   18 -0.034   23 -0.076   18 0.4931   18  0.510   24 -0.097   18 -0.054    1  0.557
METS         24 29 261 270  0.008 27.042   20 -0.050   20 -0.055   16 -0.039   20 0.4883   11  0.603   15  0.026   21 -0.104   14 -0.014
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TIGERS       22 30 225 289  0.076 28.047   21 -0.054   21 -0.059   26 -0.113   21 0.4882    1  0.857    6  0.210   30 -0.436   23 -0.138
ROYALS       21 32 215 249  0.101 29.063   22 -0.068   22 -0.079   20 -0.052   22 0.4853   20  0.497   23 -0.085   13 -0.018   10  0.146
ORIOLES      23 31 243 256  0.012 27.638   23 -0.077   23 -0.087   15 -0.037   23 0.4850   17  0.531   20 -0.040   15 -0.035   18 -0.045
MARINERS     23 30 224 281 -0.027 26.503   24 -0.085   24 -0.093   28 -0.159   25 0.4806    6  0.713   16  0.014   29 -0.333   25 -0.240
DIAMONDBACKS 20 34 226 274  0.123 30.139   25 -0.092   25 -0.103   24 -0.083   24 0.4815   24  0.404   26 -0.199   11  0.033    7  0.206
ANGELS       23 31 266 291 -0.065 26.066   26 -0.122   26 -0.126   25 -0.101   26 0.4769    9  0.642   17  0.002   24 -0.204    6  0.211
NATIONALS    20 32 246 266  0.030 27.023   27 -0.123   27 -0.126   22 -0.067   27 0.4758    4  0.739   10  0.132   28 -0.266   26 -0.355
RED SOX      20 34 250 323  0.044 28.419   28 -0.146   28 -0.142   27 -0.144   28 0.4749   14  0.551   25 -0.129   22 -0.160    2  0.460
RANGERS      19 34 193 269 -0.028 26.505   29 -0.200   29 -0.190   29 -0.206   29 0.4643   23  0.409   28 -0.317   20 -0.094   15 -0.015
PIRATES      15 38 190 278  0.004 27.166   30 -0.272   30 -0.270   30 -0.242   30 0.4491   28  0.342   29 -0.410   19 -0.073    8  0.186

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 38 16 312 193 0.003 26.985 1 0.261 1 0.258 1 0.312 1 0.5496 22 0.445 3 0.232 2 0.392 17 -0.027 PADRES 34 20 300 216 0.014 27.241 4 0.176 4 0.168 2 0.210 4 0.5327 15 0.545 4 0.221 7 0.200 19 -0.058 GIANTS 26 26 265 260 0.068 27.685 11 0.025 11 0.034 11 0.027 11 0.5065 12 0.587 12 0.076 14 -0.023 5 0.213 ROCKIES 23 29 241 306 0.075 28.053 19 -0.030 18 -0.034 23 -0.076 18 0.4931 18 0.510 24 -0.097 18 -0.054 1 0.557 DIAMONDBACKS 20 34 226 274 0.123 30.139 25 -0.092 25 -0.103 24 -0.083 24 0.4815 24 0.404 26 -0.199 11 0.033 7 0.206

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 CUBS 31 22 232 211 -0.056 25.592 9 0.067 9 0.078 10 0.041 9 0.5146 10 0.631 9 0.133 17 -0.051 29 -0.479 CARDINALS 26 24 213 202 -0.053 24.239 15 -0.003 15 -0.002 13 -0.007 14 0.4992 21 0.467 22 -0.067 10 0.054 12 0.083 BREWERS 26 26 229 232 -0.041 25.538 17 -0.017 17 -0.020 18 -0.048 17 0.4956 7 0.684 11 0.096 23 -0.192 21 -0.125 REDS 27 27 214 224 -0.069 25.894 18 -0.030 19 -0.035 21 -0.053 19 0.4930 30 0.098 30 -0.413 3 0.307 3 0.448 PIRATES 15 38 190 278 0.004 27.166 30 -0.272 30 -0.270 30 -0.242 30 0.4491 28 0.342 29 -0.410 19 -0.073 8 0.186

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 BRAVES 31 22 310 251 -0.014 26.431 6 0.090 6 0.098 5 0.128 7 0.5177 8 0.672 1 0.260 12 -0.003 11 0.125 MARLINS 28 25 237 263 -0.022 26.416 12 0.015 12 0.024 19 -0.049 13 0.5025 5 0.737 8 0.147 27 -0.246 27 -0.407 PHILLIES 27 26 278 275 -0.024 26.309 14 -0.001 14 -0.001 12 0.006 15 0.4991 2 0.778 2 0.245 26 -0.234 22 -0.125 METS 24 29 261 270 0.008 27.042 20 -0.050 20 -0.055 16 -0.039 20 0.4883 11 0.603 15 0.026 21 -0.104 14 -0.014 NATIONALS 20 32 246 266 0.030 27.023 27 -0.123 27 -0.126 22 -0.067 27 0.4758 4 0.739 10 0.132 28 -0.266 26 -0.355

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 ATHLETICS 33 20 252 196 -0.121 24.183 8 0.085 8 0.093 9 0.084 8 0.5173 19 0.508 13 0.061 9 0.107 28 -0.432 ASTROS 27 26 249 242 -0.054 25.695 16 -0.014 16 -0.016 14 -0.012 16 0.4968 3 0.751 7 0.200 25 -0.223 30 -0.489 MARINERS 23 30 224 281 -0.027 26.503 24 -0.085 24 -0.093 28 -0.159 25 0.4806 6 0.713 16 0.014 29 -0.333 25 -0.240 ANGELS 23 31 266 291 -0.065 26.066 26 -0.122 26 -0.126 25 -0.101 26 0.4769 9 0.642 17 0.002 24 -0.204 6 0.211 RANGERS 19 34 193 269 -0.028 26.505 29 -0.200 29 -0.190 29 -0.206 29 0.4643 23 0.409 28 -0.317 20 -0.094 15 -0.015

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 WHITE SOX 34 19 276 201 -0.007 26.440 3 0.182 2 0.173 3 0.192 3 0.5330 13 0.555 5 0.212 8 0.173 20 -0.085 TWINS 33 22 245 190 0.029 28.262 5 0.144 5 0.141 4 0.171 5 0.5266 25 0.390 14 0.042 4 0.299 24 -0.229 INDIANS 29 24 216 179 0.024 27.217 10 0.060 10 0.070 8 0.104 10 0.5142 29 0.115 27 -0.243 1 0.451 13 0.080 TIGERS 22 30 225 289 0.076 28.047 21 -0.054 21 -0.059 26 -0.113 21 0.4882 1 0.857 6 0.210 30 -0.436 23 -0.138 ROYALS 21 32 215 249 0.101 29.063 22 -0.068 22 -0.079 20 -0.052 22 0.4853 20 0.497 23 -0.085 13 -0.018 10 0.146

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 RAYS 35 19 262 211 -0.025 26.678 2 0.182 3 0.173 7 0.117 2 0.5336 26 0.376 19 -0.023 6 0.257 16 -0.025 YANKEES 31 22 282 227 -0.019 26.304 7 0.089 7 0.097 6 0.123 6 0.5188 27 0.375 18 -0.018 5 0.264 4 0.400 BLUE JAYS 27 26 252 279 0.011 27.119 13 0.009 13 0.016 17 -0.039 12 0.5039 16 0.532 21 -0.041 16 -0.037 9 0.168 ORIOLES 23 31 243 256 0.012 27.638 23 -0.077 23 -0.087 15 -0.037 23 0.4850 17 0.531 20 -0.040 15 -0.035 18 -0.045 RED SOX 20 34 250 323 0.044 28.419 28 -0.146 28 -0.142 27 -0.144 28 0.4749 14 0.551 25 -0.129 22 -0.160 2 0.460


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL WEST    141 125 0.530    1  0.129
AL CENTRAL 139 127 0.523    2  0.099
AL EAST    136 132 0.507    3  0.007
NL EAST    130 134 0.492    4 -0.007
NL CENTRAL 125 137 0.477    5 -0.100
AL WEST    125 141 0.470    6 -0.132

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.086 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.009 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Sep 21 05:30:41 2020
games through: Sun Sep 20 2020

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