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
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DODGERS      87 35 621 406 -0.044 58.886    1  0.949    1  0.278    1  0.256    1 0.5479  0.329  0.067  0.445 -0.021
ASTROS       76 48 699 538 -0.010 61.792    2  0.809    2  0.155    2  0.179    2 0.5265  0.847  0.481 -0.124 -0.345
NATIONALS    74 48 647 515 -0.060 58.362    3  0.650    3  0.116    6  0.110    3 0.5198  0.604  0.166  0.054 -0.043
RED SOX      71 52 595 496 -0.000 61.819    4  0.619    4  0.109    5  0.112    4 0.5183  0.418 -0.001  0.226  0.037
INDIANS      68 54 594 464 -0.010 60.777    5  0.519    5  0.075    3  0.145    5 0.5137  0.351 -0.026  0.315  0.050
ROCKIES      68 56 648 598 -0.014 61.679    6  0.490    6  0.061    9  0.050    6 0.5109  0.491  0.001  0.099  0.485
YANKEES      66 57 630 519  0.009 62.266    7  0.485    7  0.058    4  0.124    7 0.5105  0.481  0.066  0.182  0.148
DIAMONDBACKS 67 57 602 516 -0.005 62.024    8  0.482    8  0.055    7  0.096    8 0.5105  0.353 -0.073  0.265  0.276
CUBS         66 57 597 543 -0.014 61.209    9  0.468    9  0.043   11  0.039    9 0.5073  0.446 -0.050  0.128  0.215
TWINS        63 59 578 620  0.022 62.544   10  0.460   10  0.034   15 -0.011   11 0.5053  0.556 -0.000 -0.021  0.244
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ANGELS       64 60 532 534  0.021 63.446   11  0.459   11  0.034   13  0.011   10 0.5064  0.389 -0.128  0.149 -0.041
ROYALS       62 61 549 577  0.016 62.797   12  0.447   12  0.015   18 -0.027   14 0.5017  0.526 -0.044 -0.010 -0.029
CARDINALS    63 61 587 539 -0.002 62.289   13  0.446   14  0.011    8  0.062   12 0.5020  0.593  0.108  0.016 -0.248
BREWERS      65 60 583 563 -0.029 61.487   14  0.445   13  0.012   12  0.014   13 0.5018  0.466 -0.057  0.086  0.093
MARINERS     63 62 586 598  0.007 63.329   15  0.443   15  0.010   14 -0.009   15 0.5014  0.617  0.060 -0.078 -0.117
RANGERS      61 62 628 593  0.001 61.943   16  0.440   16 -0.004   10  0.049   16 0.4997  0.544  0.049  0.049  0.253
ORIOLES      60 64 589 636  0.034 64.194   17  0.438   17 -0.004   19 -0.036   17 0.4989  0.658  0.073 -0.144 -0.003
RAYS         61 65 538 554  0.025 64.778   18  0.437   18 -0.008   16 -0.011   18 0.4985  0.461 -0.087  0.065 -0.147
BLUE JAYS    59 65 529 610  0.027 63.902   19  0.430   19 -0.019   20 -0.057   20 0.4958  0.535 -0.065 -0.048 -0.061
MARLINS      60 62 571 584 -0.019 60.586   20  0.428   20 -0.022   17 -0.025   19 0.4960  0.694  0.119 -0.169 -0.231
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PIRATES      60 64 531 572 -0.021 61.537   21  0.420   21 -0.035   22 -0.064   21 0.4932  0.496 -0.108 -0.020 -0.108
TIGERS       54 69 590 643  0.023 63.202   22  0.374   22 -0.072   21 -0.058   22 0.4878  0.668  0.060 -0.176  0.102
ATHLETICS    54 70 541 647  0.028 64.002   23  0.365   23 -0.076   26 -0.101   23 0.4868  0.518 -0.125 -0.077  0.168
BRAVES       55 67 559 629 -0.022 60.571   24  0.354   25 -0.080   27 -0.101   25 0.4859  0.676  0.024 -0.227 -0.090
PADRES       55 69 471 624  0.002 62.832   25  0.350   24 -0.079   30 -0.161   24 0.4865  0.518 -0.185 -0.136 -0.215
METS         54 68 569 627 -0.021 60.559   26  0.324   26 -0.093   23 -0.084   26 0.4838  0.780  0.148 -0.316 -0.228
REDS         53 72 595 695  0.012 63.699   27  0.296   27 -0.101   24 -0.094   27 0.4826  0.791  0.149 -0.337 -0.001
WHITE SOX    47 74 526 623  0.039 63.007   28  0.159   28 -0.134   25 -0.098   28 0.4772  0.528 -0.113 -0.084  0.092
GIANTS       50 76 511 622 -0.002 63.641   29  0.105   29 -0.147   29 -0.152   29 0.4762  0.582 -0.117 -0.187 -0.265
PHILLIES     45 77 487 598 -0.007 61.350   30  0.000   30 -0.188   28 -0.152   30 0.4676  0.410 -0.273 -0.031  0.028

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR DODGERS 87 35 621 406 -0.044 58.886 1 0.949 1 0.278 1 0.256 1 0.5479 0.329 0.067 0.445 -0.021 ROCKIES 68 56 648 598 -0.014 61.679 6 0.490 6 0.061 9 0.050 6 0.5109 0.491 0.001 0.099 0.485 DIAMONDBACKS 67 57 602 516 -0.005 62.024 8 0.482 8 0.055 7 0.096 8 0.5105 0.353 -0.073 0.265 0.276 PADRES 55 69 471 624 0.002 62.832 25 0.350 24 -0.079 30 -0.161 24 0.4865 0.518 -0.185 -0.136 -0.215 GIANTS 50 76 511 622 -0.002 63.641 29 0.105 29 -0.147 29 -0.152 29 0.4762 0.582 -0.117 -0.187 -0.265

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CUBS 66 57 597 543 -0.014 61.209 9 0.468 9 0.043 11 0.039 9 0.5073 0.446 -0.050 0.128 0.215 CARDINALS 63 61 587 539 -0.002 62.289 13 0.446 14 0.011 8 0.062 12 0.5020 0.593 0.108 0.016 -0.248 BREWERS 65 60 583 563 -0.029 61.487 14 0.445 13 0.012 12 0.014 13 0.5018 0.466 -0.057 0.086 0.093 PIRATES 60 64 531 572 -0.021 61.537 21 0.420 21 -0.035 22 -0.064 21 0.4932 0.496 -0.108 -0.020 -0.108 REDS 53 72 595 695 0.012 63.699 27 0.296 27 -0.101 24 -0.094 27 0.4826 0.791 0.149 -0.337 -0.001

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NATIONALS 74 48 647 515 -0.060 58.362 3 0.650 3 0.116 6 0.110 3 0.5198 0.604 0.166 0.054 -0.043 MARLINS 60 62 571 584 -0.019 60.586 20 0.428 20 -0.022 17 -0.025 19 0.4960 0.694 0.119 -0.169 -0.231 BRAVES 55 67 559 629 -0.022 60.571 24 0.354 25 -0.080 27 -0.101 25 0.4859 0.676 0.024 -0.227 -0.090 METS 54 68 569 627 -0.021 60.559 26 0.324 26 -0.093 23 -0.084 26 0.4838 0.780 0.148 -0.316 -0.228 PHILLIES 45 77 487 598 -0.007 61.350 30 0.000 30 -0.188 28 -0.152 30 0.4676 0.410 -0.273 -0.031 0.028

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ASTROS 76 48 699 538 -0.010 61.792 2 0.809 2 0.155 2 0.179 2 0.5265 0.847 0.481 -0.124 -0.345 ANGELS 64 60 532 534 0.021 63.446 11 0.459 11 0.034 13 0.011 10 0.5064 0.389 -0.128 0.149 -0.041 MARINERS 63 62 586 598 0.007 63.329 15 0.443 15 0.010 14 -0.009 15 0.5014 0.617 0.060 -0.078 -0.117 RANGERS 61 62 628 593 0.001 61.943 16 0.440 16 -0.004 10 0.049 16 0.4997 0.544 0.049 0.049 0.253 ATHLETICS 54 70 541 647 0.028 64.002 23 0.365 23 -0.076 26 -0.101 23 0.4868 0.518 -0.125 -0.077 0.168

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR INDIANS 68 54 594 464 -0.010 60.777 5 0.519 5 0.075 3 0.145 5 0.5137 0.351 -0.026 0.315 0.050 TWINS 63 59 578 620 0.022 62.544 10 0.460 10 0.034 15 -0.011 11 0.5053 0.556 -0.000 -0.021 0.244 ROYALS 62 61 549 577 0.016 62.797 12 0.447 12 0.015 18 -0.027 14 0.5017 0.526 -0.044 -0.010 -0.029 TIGERS 54 69 590 643 0.023 63.202 22 0.374 22 -0.072 21 -0.058 22 0.4878 0.668 0.060 -0.176 0.102 WHITE SOX 47 74 526 623 0.039 63.007 28 0.159 28 -0.134 25 -0.098 28 0.4772 0.528 -0.113 -0.084 0.092

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RED SOX 71 52 595 496 -0.000 61.819 4 0.619 4 0.109 5 0.112 4 0.5183 0.418 -0.001 0.226 0.037 YANKEES 66 57 630 519 0.009 62.266 7 0.485 7 0.058 4 0.124 7 0.5105 0.481 0.066 0.182 0.148 ORIOLES 60 64 589 636 0.034 64.194 17 0.438 17 -0.004 19 -0.036 17 0.4989 0.658 0.073 -0.144 -0.003 RAYS 61 65 538 554 0.025 64.778 18 0.437 18 -0.008 16 -0.011 18 0.4985 0.461 -0.087 0.065 -0.147 BLUE JAYS 59 65 529 610 0.027 63.902 19 0.430 19 -0.019 20 -0.057 20 0.4958 0.535 -0.065 -0.048 -0.061


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    317 303 0.511    1  0.040
AL WEST    318 302 0.513    2  0.038
NL WEST    327 293 0.527    3  0.027
NL CENTRAL 307 314 0.494    4 -0.013
AL CENTRAL 294 317 0.481    5 -0.015
NL EAST    288 322 0.472    6 -0.077

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.080 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 Aug 21 05:30:20 2017
games through: Sun Aug 20 2017

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