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      110  59 807 598 -0.045 81.987    1  0.982    1  0.232    4  0.200    1 0.5327  0.330  0.019  0.382 -0.026
ASTROS       106  65 929 739  0.016 87.236    2  0.977    2  0.220    3  0.204    2 0.5306  0.804  0.468 -0.059 -0.348
INDIANS      104  63 836 585 -0.006 83.536    3  0.970    3  0.207    1  0.259    3 0.5299  0.324  0.072  0.446 -0.007
YANKEES       98  75 908 691  0.029 89.124    4  0.784    4  0.137    2  0.232    4 0.5201  0.514  0.210  0.253  0.025
RED SOX       94  72 803 692  0.032 85.787    5  0.740    5  0.135    5  0.142    5 0.5192  0.417  0.034  0.250  0.079
NATIONALS     99  68 839 689 -0.072 79.449    6  0.620    6  0.110    7  0.092    6 0.5148  0.465  0.026  0.158  0.081
DIAMONDBACKS  94  72 834 687 -0.030 81.629    7  0.563    7  0.093    6  0.127    7 0.5145  0.391 -0.003  0.258  0.313
CUBS          96  75 846 732 -0.025 84.578    8  0.541    8  0.088    8  0.074    8 0.5118  0.481  0.023  0.126  0.155
TWINS         85  78 819 796  0.014 83.177    9  0.467    9  0.045    9  0.047    9 0.5071  0.618  0.122 -0.029  0.176
ROCKIES       87  76 832 768 -0.026 80.607   10  0.463   10  0.040   10  0.040   10 0.5064  0.470 -0.021  0.101  0.477
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BREWERS       86  76 732 697 -0.026 80.150   11  0.460   11  0.034   12  0.025   11 0.5042  0.421 -0.080  0.129  0.078
RAYS          80  82 694 704  0.043 84.674   12  0.452   12  0.019   13  0.016   12 0.5028  0.472 -0.044  0.075 -0.188
ANGELS        80  82 710 709  0.028 83.647   13  0.448   14  0.008   14  0.014   13 0.5017  0.440 -0.074  0.102 -0.088
ROYALS        80  82 702 791  0.030 83.956   14  0.447   13  0.008   20 -0.074   14 0.5009  0.570 -0.043 -0.104 -0.074
CARDINALS     83  79 761 705 -0.030 79.862   15  0.445   15 -0.000   11  0.037   15 0.5001  0.604  0.099 -0.025 -0.211
MARINERS      78  84 750 772  0.026 83.573   16  0.440   16 -0.015   16 -0.012   16 0.4982  0.610  0.056 -0.080 -0.143
RANGERS       78  84 799 816  0.017 82.995   17  0.439   18 -0.020   15 -0.000   17 0.4979  0.529 -0.008  0.008  0.321
BLUE JAYS     76  86 693 784  0.049 85.171   18  0.438   17 -0.020   17 -0.046   18 0.4970  0.515 -0.067 -0.026 -0.041
ORIOLES       75  87 743 841  0.057 85.662   19  0.434   19 -0.026   19 -0.065   19 0.4961  0.622  0.015 -0.145  0.059
ATHLETICS     75  87 739 826  0.030 83.942   20  0.425   20 -0.043   18 -0.059   20 0.4939  0.535 -0.060 -0.057  0.156
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PIRATES       75  87 668 731 -0.016 80.983   21  0.381   21 -0.075   21 -0.084   21 0.4886  0.432 -0.178  0.011 -0.095
MARLINS       77  85 778 822 -0.048 78.924   22  0.379   22 -0.076   22 -0.088   22 0.4884  0.794  0.165 -0.341 -0.289
PADRES        71  91 604 816  0.000 82.253   23  0.276   23 -0.107   30 -0.204   23 0.4848  0.547 -0.194 -0.213 -0.269
WHITE SOX     67  95 706 820  0.036 84.412   24  0.209   24 -0.124   23 -0.099   24 0.4834  0.515 -0.120 -0.079  0.091
BRAVES        72  90 732 821 -0.045 79.185   25  0.201   25 -0.126   26 -0.135   25 0.4814  0.651 -0.027 -0.243 -0.101
REDS          68  94 753 869 -0.002 81.964   26  0.146   26 -0.139   24 -0.113   26 0.4799  0.735  0.079 -0.305  0.017
METS          70  92 735 863 -0.035 79.903   27  0.129   27 -0.142   28 -0.151   27 0.4790  0.804  0.112 -0.414 -0.277
TIGERS        64  98 735 894  0.036 84.496   28  0.077   28 -0.155   27 -0.146   28 0.4787  0.557 -0.127 -0.164  0.320
PHILLIES      66  96 690 782 -0.039 79.567   29  0.001   30 -0.185   25 -0.127   30 0.4736  0.437 -0.218 -0.037  0.067
GIANTS        64  98 639 776 -0.007 81.747   30  0.000   29 -0.184   29 -0.168   29 0.4749  0.531 -0.174 -0.163 -0.259

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 110 59 807 598 -0.045 81.987 1 0.982 1 0.232 4 0.200 1 0.5327 0.330 0.019 0.382 -0.026 DIAMONDBACKS 94 72 834 687 -0.030 81.629 7 0.563 7 0.093 6 0.127 7 0.5145 0.391 -0.003 0.258 0.313 ROCKIES 87 76 832 768 -0.026 80.607 10 0.463 10 0.040 10 0.040 10 0.5064 0.470 -0.021 0.101 0.477 PADRES 71 91 604 816 0.000 82.253 23 0.276 23 -0.107 30 -0.204 23 0.4848 0.547 -0.194 -0.213 -0.269 GIANTS 64 98 639 776 -0.007 81.747 30 0.000 29 -0.184 29 -0.168 29 0.4749 0.531 -0.174 -0.163 -0.259

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 96 75 846 732 -0.025 84.578 8 0.541 8 0.088 8 0.074 8 0.5118 0.481 0.023 0.126 0.155 BREWERS 86 76 732 697 -0.026 80.150 11 0.460 11 0.034 12 0.025 11 0.5042 0.421 -0.080 0.129 0.078 CARDINALS 83 79 761 705 -0.030 79.862 15 0.445 15 -0.000 11 0.037 15 0.5001 0.604 0.099 -0.025 -0.211 PIRATES 75 87 668 731 -0.016 80.983 21 0.381 21 -0.075 21 -0.084 21 0.4886 0.432 -0.178 0.011 -0.095 REDS 68 94 753 869 -0.002 81.964 26 0.146 26 -0.139 24 -0.113 26 0.4799 0.735 0.079 -0.305 0.017

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 99 68 839 689 -0.072 79.449 6 0.620 6 0.110 7 0.092 6 0.5148 0.465 0.026 0.158 0.081 MARLINS 77 85 778 822 -0.048 78.924 22 0.379 22 -0.076 22 -0.088 22 0.4884 0.794 0.165 -0.341 -0.289 BRAVES 72 90 732 821 -0.045 79.185 25 0.201 25 -0.126 26 -0.135 25 0.4814 0.651 -0.027 -0.243 -0.101 METS 70 92 735 863 -0.035 79.903 27 0.129 27 -0.142 28 -0.151 27 0.4790 0.804 0.112 -0.414 -0.277 PHILLIES 66 96 690 782 -0.039 79.567 29 0.001 30 -0.185 25 -0.127 30 0.4736 0.437 -0.218 -0.037 0.067

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 106 65 929 739 0.016 87.236 2 0.977 2 0.220 3 0.204 2 0.5306 0.804 0.468 -0.059 -0.348 ANGELS 80 82 710 709 0.028 83.647 13 0.448 14 0.008 14 0.014 13 0.5017 0.440 -0.074 0.102 -0.088 MARINERS 78 84 750 772 0.026 83.573 16 0.440 16 -0.015 16 -0.012 16 0.4982 0.610 0.056 -0.080 -0.143 RANGERS 78 84 799 816 0.017 82.995 17 0.439 18 -0.020 15 -0.000 17 0.4979 0.529 -0.008 0.008 0.321 ATHLETICS 75 87 739 826 0.030 83.942 20 0.425 20 -0.043 18 -0.059 20 0.4939 0.535 -0.060 -0.057 0.156

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 104 63 836 585 -0.006 83.536 3 0.970 3 0.207 1 0.259 3 0.5299 0.324 0.072 0.446 -0.007 TWINS 85 78 819 796 0.014 83.177 9 0.467 9 0.045 9 0.047 9 0.5071 0.618 0.122 -0.029 0.176 ROYALS 80 82 702 791 0.030 83.956 14 0.447 13 0.008 20 -0.074 14 0.5009 0.570 -0.043 -0.104 -0.074 WHITE SOX 67 95 706 820 0.036 84.412 24 0.209 24 -0.124 23 -0.099 24 0.4834 0.515 -0.120 -0.079 0.091 TIGERS 64 98 735 894 0.036 84.496 28 0.077 28 -0.155 27 -0.146 28 0.4787 0.557 -0.127 -0.164 0.320

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 YANKEES 98 75 908 691 0.029 89.124 4 0.784 4 0.137 2 0.232 4 0.5201 0.514 0.210 0.253 0.025 RED SOX 94 72 803 692 0.032 85.787 5 0.740 5 0.135 5 0.142 5 0.5192 0.417 0.034 0.250 0.079 RAYS 80 82 694 704 0.043 84.674 12 0.452 12 0.019 13 0.016 12 0.5028 0.472 -0.044 0.075 -0.188 BLUE JAYS 76 86 693 784 0.049 85.171 18 0.438 17 -0.020 17 -0.046 18 0.4970 0.515 -0.067 -0.026 -0.041 ORIOLES 75 87 743 841 0.057 85.662 19 0.434 19 -0.026 19 -0.065 19 0.4961 0.622 0.015 -0.145 0.059


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    423 402 0.513    1  0.072
AL WEST    417 402 0.509    2  0.038
NL WEST    426 396 0.518    3 -0.001
AL CENTRAL 400 416 0.490    4 -0.004
NL CENTRAL 408 411 0.498    5 -0.015
NL EAST    384 431 0.471    6 -0.106

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.094 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Oct 19 05:30:31 2017
games through: Wed Oct 18 2017

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