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
RED SOX      86 35 661 447 -0.046 57.250    1  1.435    1  0.351    1  0.293    1 0.5458  0.472  0.280  0.307  0.114
YANKEES      75 44 617 477 -0.013 57.940    2  1.249    2  0.221    3  0.223    2 0.5286  0.409  0.154  0.292  0.226
ASTROS       73 47 583 392 -0.005 58.828    3  1.211    3  0.191    2  0.280    3 0.5266  0.285  0.107  0.454 -0.040
ATHLETICS    72 48 571 504  0.002 59.426    4  1.161    4  0.182    9  0.108    4 0.5241  0.666  0.276 -0.060 -0.450
MARINERS     69 52 507 531  0.010 60.561    5  1.027    5  0.133   19 -0.010    6 0.5174  0.587  0.083 -0.102 -0.391
CUBS         68 50 576 490 -0.013 57.834    6  1.005    6  0.127    8  0.108    5 0.5178  0.407  0.038  0.179  0.265
BRAVES       67 51 578 484 -0.008 58.004    7  0.970    7  0.115    6  0.132    7 0.5159  0.553  0.192  0.072 -0.086
BREWERS      68 54 540 507  0.000 60.472    8  0.919    8  0.102   12  0.052    9 0.5139  0.379 -0.044  0.147  0.074
DIAMONDBACKS 66 55 542 470  0.019 60.822    9  0.906   10  0.095    7  0.125    8 0.5143  0.338 -0.006  0.255  0.104
PHILLIES     65 53 507 479  0.009 58.912   10  0.904    9  0.097   11  0.060   10 0.5136  0.395 -0.021  0.142 -0.002
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROCKIES      64 55 556 569  0.030 60.424   11  0.874   11  0.087   15  0.030   11 0.5134  0.469  0.013  0.047  0.370
INDIANS      68 51 612 482 -0.080 55.025   12  0.842   13  0.072    5  0.135   15 0.5077  0.341  0.008  0.262  0.362
DODGERS      64 57 563 471  0.031 61.391   13  0.841   12  0.074    4  0.149   12 0.5121  0.462  0.126  0.172 -0.082
CARDINALS    65 55 548 500 -0.023 58.363   14  0.809   14  0.057   13  0.047   13 0.5085  0.523  0.079  0.015 -0.141
GIANTS       61 60 489 522  0.057 62.791   15  0.791   15  0.047   17  0.005   14 0.5079  0.292 -0.162  0.173  0.205
PIRATES      61 59 546 543 -0.004 59.358   16  0.755   16  0.013   16  0.011   17 0.5021  0.605  0.120 -0.099 -0.105
ANGELS       61 60 555 515  0.004 60.168   17  0.754   17  0.011   14  0.037   16 0.5022  0.494  0.043  0.031  0.026
NATIONALS    60 60 551 484  0.007 59.799   18  0.750   18  0.006   10  0.069   18 0.5011  0.409 -0.000  0.138  0.123
RAYS         60 59 496 488 -0.013 58.433   19  0.741   19 -0.002   18  0.000   19 0.4993  0.482 -0.005  0.005 -0.275
BLUE JAYS    54 65 529 602  0.015 60.038   20  0.646   20 -0.071   24 -0.117   20 0.4903  0.675  0.060 -0.295 -0.100
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RANGERS      53 69 586 643  0.028 62.110   21  0.592   21 -0.096   21 -0.073   21 0.4868  0.505 -0.057 -0.088  0.509
TWINS        55 63 518 548 -0.056 56.055   22  0.584   22 -0.099   20 -0.068   24 0.4843  0.485 -0.071 -0.066  0.070
REDS         52 68 541 616  0.024 60.809   23  0.580   23 -0.100   22 -0.086   22 0.4865  0.634  0.051 -0.224  0.043
METS         50 67 463 540  0.021 59.165   24  0.540   24 -0.113   23 -0.096   23 0.4848  0.715  0.121 -0.314 -0.590
PADRES       48 74 470 580  0.055 63.349   25  0.415   25 -0.152   25 -0.127   25 0.4807  0.373 -0.227 -0.026  0.134
MARLINS      48 74 450 627  0.042 62.835   26  0.374   26 -0.163   27 -0.210   26 0.4784  0.726  0.018 -0.438 -0.525
TIGERS       50 70 456 553 -0.056 57.251   27  0.316   27 -0.189   26 -0.207   27 0.4722  0.288 -0.378 -0.036  0.111
WHITE SOX    43 76 482 641 -0.045 57.453   28  0.211   28 -0.279   29 -0.269   28 0.4602  0.631 -0.135 -0.403 -0.072
ORIOLES      36 84 473 646  0.029 61.467   29  0.101   29 -0.340   28 -0.262   29 0.4546  0.520 -0.233 -0.292  0.092
ROYALS       36 83 436 651 -0.026 58.492   30  0.000   30 -0.373   30 -0.341   30 0.4487  0.509 -0.322 -0.361  0.032

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 DIAMONDBACKS 66 55 542 470 0.019 60.822 9 0.906 10 0.095 7 0.125 8 0.5143 0.338 -0.006 0.255 0.104 ROCKIES 64 55 556 569 0.030 60.424 11 0.874 11 0.087 15 0.030 11 0.5134 0.469 0.013 0.047 0.370 DODGERS 64 57 563 471 0.031 61.391 13 0.841 12 0.074 4 0.149 12 0.5121 0.462 0.126 0.172 -0.082 GIANTS 61 60 489 522 0.057 62.791 15 0.791 15 0.047 17 0.005 14 0.5079 0.292 -0.162 0.173 0.205 PADRES 48 74 470 580 0.055 63.349 25 0.415 25 -0.152 25 -0.127 25 0.4807 0.373 -0.227 -0.026 0.134

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 68 50 576 490 -0.013 57.834 6 1.005 6 0.127 8 0.108 5 0.5178 0.407 0.038 0.179 0.265 BREWERS 68 54 540 507 0.000 60.472 8 0.919 8 0.102 12 0.052 9 0.5139 0.379 -0.044 0.147 0.074 CARDINALS 65 55 548 500 -0.023 58.363 14 0.809 14 0.057 13 0.047 13 0.5085 0.523 0.079 0.015 -0.141 PIRATES 61 59 546 543 -0.004 59.358 16 0.755 16 0.013 16 0.011 17 0.5021 0.605 0.120 -0.099 -0.105 REDS 52 68 541 616 0.024 60.809 23 0.580 23 -0.100 22 -0.086 22 0.4865 0.634 0.051 -0.224 0.043

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 BRAVES 67 51 578 484 -0.008 58.004 7 0.970 7 0.115 6 0.132 7 0.5159 0.553 0.192 0.072 -0.086 PHILLIES 65 53 507 479 0.009 58.912 10 0.904 9 0.097 11 0.060 10 0.5136 0.395 -0.021 0.142 -0.002 NATIONALS 60 60 551 484 0.007 59.799 18 0.750 18 0.006 10 0.069 18 0.5011 0.409 -0.000 0.138 0.123 METS 50 67 463 540 0.021 59.165 24 0.540 24 -0.113 23 -0.096 23 0.4848 0.715 0.121 -0.314 -0.590 MARLINS 48 74 450 627 0.042 62.835 26 0.374 26 -0.163 27 -0.210 26 0.4784 0.726 0.018 -0.438 -0.525

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 73 47 583 392 -0.005 58.828 3 1.211 3 0.191 2 0.280 3 0.5266 0.285 0.107 0.454 -0.040 ATHLETICS 72 48 571 504 0.002 59.426 4 1.161 4 0.182 9 0.108 4 0.5241 0.666 0.276 -0.060 -0.450 MARINERS 69 52 507 531 0.010 60.561 5 1.027 5 0.133 19 -0.010 6 0.5174 0.587 0.083 -0.102 -0.391 ANGELS 61 60 555 515 0.004 60.168 17 0.754 17 0.011 14 0.037 16 0.5022 0.494 0.043 0.031 0.026 RANGERS 53 69 586 643 0.028 62.110 21 0.592 21 -0.096 21 -0.073 21 0.4868 0.505 -0.057 -0.088 0.509

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 51 612 482 -0.080 55.025 12 0.842 13 0.072 5 0.135 15 0.5077 0.341 0.008 0.262 0.362 TWINS 55 63 518 548 -0.056 56.055 22 0.584 22 -0.099 20 -0.068 24 0.4843 0.485 -0.071 -0.066 0.070 TIGERS 50 70 456 553 -0.056 57.251 27 0.316 27 -0.189 26 -0.207 27 0.4722 0.288 -0.378 -0.036 0.111 WHITE SOX 43 76 482 641 -0.045 57.453 28 0.211 28 -0.279 29 -0.269 28 0.4602 0.631 -0.135 -0.403 -0.072 ROYALS 36 83 436 651 -0.026 58.492 30 0.000 30 -0.373 30 -0.341 30 0.4487 0.509 -0.322 -0.361 0.032

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 86 35 661 447 -0.046 57.250 1 1.435 1 0.351 1 0.293 1 0.5458 0.472 0.280 0.307 0.114 YANKEES 75 44 617 477 -0.013 57.940 2 1.249 2 0.221 3 0.223 2 0.5286 0.409 0.154 0.292 0.226 RAYS 60 59 496 488 -0.013 58.433 19 0.741 19 -0.002 18 0.000 19 0.4993 0.482 -0.005 0.005 -0.275 BLUE JAYS 54 65 529 602 0.015 60.038 20 0.646 20 -0.071 24 -0.117 20 0.4903 0.675 0.060 -0.295 -0.100 ORIOLES 36 84 473 646 0.029 61.467 29 0.101 29 -0.340 28 -0.262 29 0.4546 0.520 -0.233 -0.292 0.092


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    328 276 0.543    1  0.087
NL WEST    303 301 0.502    2  0.046
AL EAST    311 287 0.520    3  0.035
NL CENTRAL 314 286 0.523    4  0.034
NL EAST    290 305 0.487    5 -0.011
AL CENTRAL 252 343 0.424    6 -0.191

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.056 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.007 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Aug 15 05:30:19 2018
games through: Tue Aug 14 2018

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