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
GIANTS       109  58 814 612 -0.009 83.007    1  0.276    1  0.290    3  0.234    1 0.5319   27  0.376    7  0.117    2  0.350   13  0.015
DODGERS      110  60 857 580 -0.011 84.179    2  0.275    2  0.279    1  0.299    2 0.5313   28  0.365    4  0.173    1  0.425   16 -0.047
RAYS         101  65 877 677  0.017 84.197    3  0.260    3  0.223    2  0.248    3 0.5309    2  0.706    1  0.437   11  0.059   30 -0.400
RED SOX       98  72 886 784  0.042 88.077    4  0.228    4  0.179    7  0.137    5 0.5248   16  0.495    6  0.125    8  0.148    3  0.333
ASTROS        99  70 907 701 -0.003 84.461    5  0.216    5  0.163    5  0.223    4 0.5259    3  0.679    2  0.385   10  0.061   23 -0.139
BLUE JAYS     91  71 846 663  0.022 82.553    6  0.165    7  0.135    4  0.224    7 0.5205   18  0.468    3  0.187    4  0.260    9  0.159
YANKEES       92  71 713 675  0.035 84.098    7  0.164    6  0.149   10  0.091    6 0.5211   25  0.387   19 -0.017    6  0.198   18 -0.071
MARINERS      90  72 697 748  0.013 82.407    8  0.088    8  0.114   16 -0.020    8 0.5180    8  0.593   11  0.058   20 -0.099   27 -0.277
BREWERS       96  70 744 635 -0.055 79.700    9  0.077    9  0.108    9  0.094   11 0.5111   30  0.280   23 -0.103    3  0.290   11  0.112
WHITE SOX     94  72 814 667 -0.029 81.388   10  0.074   10  0.106    8  0.134    9 0.5179   20  0.445    9  0.077    7  0.190   12  0.028
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BRAVES        93  74 810 668 -0.025 82.114   11  0.046   11  0.090    6  0.152   12 0.5061   26  0.386   13  0.043    5  0.260    6  0.188
ATHLETICS     86  76 743 687  0.012 82.153   12  0.020   12  0.068   11  0.081   10 0.5136    9  0.591    5  0.158   14  0.003   28 -0.279
CARDINALS     90  73 707 675 -0.049 78.847   13  0.015   13  0.062   13  0.004   13 0.5051   15  0.522   15  0.016   16 -0.009   26 -0.259
PHILLIES      82  80 734 745 -0.013 80.766   14 -0.011   14  0.001   17 -0.032   19 0.4941    5  0.611   10  0.064   21 -0.128   17 -0.062
REDS          83  79 786 760 -0.046 78.528   15 -0.014   15 -0.012   14 -0.010   17 0.4961   23  0.411   21 -0.096    9  0.077    2  0.431
PADRES        79  83 729 708  0.009 82.161   16 -0.014   16 -0.016   12  0.014   18 0.4944   13  0.550   12  0.052   17 -0.024   24 -0.140
INDIANS       80  82 717 727 -0.014 80.689   17 -0.016   18 -0.023   15 -0.020   14 0.5017   14  0.533   18  0.003   19 -0.042   22 -0.115
ANGELS        77  85 723 804  0.034 83.886   18 -0.017   17 -0.022   20 -0.077   15 0.5016    7  0.600   16  0.008   22 -0.162   14  0.014
METS          77  85 636 668 -0.012 80.863   19 -0.033   19 -0.057   18 -0.052   23 0.4871   19  0.452   22 -0.103   15 -0.001   29 -0.338
TIGERS        77  85 697 756 -0.015 80.729   20 -0.033   20 -0.058   21 -0.078   16 0.4969    6  0.600   17  0.007   23 -0.164   25 -0.236
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ROCKIES       74  87 739 796  0.015 82.164   21 -0.041   21 -0.066   19 -0.077   22 0.4880   22  0.418   24 -0.157   13  0.003    1  0.432
ROYALS        74  88 686 788 -0.002 81.601   22 -0.061   22 -0.084   25 -0.126   20 0.4935   24  0.401   26 -0.221   18 -0.030    5  0.257
TWINS         73  89 729 834 -0.001 81.680   23 -0.072   23 -0.095   23 -0.118   21 0.4922    4  0.664   14  0.030   27 -0.265   15 -0.042
CUBS          71  91 705 839 -0.026 80.131   24 -0.157   24 -0.138   26 -0.151   24 0.4800   10  0.585   20 -0.080   26 -0.222    8  0.161
MARLINS       67  95 623 701 -0.000 81.714   25 -0.198   25 -0.166   22 -0.106   26 0.4735   29  0.361   29 -0.235   12  0.024   21 -0.109
NATIONALS     65  97 724 820 -0.005 81.399   26 -0.220   26 -0.193   24 -0.118   27 0.4701    1  0.714    8  0.079   29 -0.315   19 -0.086
RANGERS       60 102 625 815  0.035 84.209   27 -0.235   27 -0.223   27 -0.211   25 0.4769   17  0.493   27 -0.225   24 -0.198   20 -0.094
PIRATES       61 101 609 833 -0.016 80.882   28 -0.242   28 -0.250   30 -0.277   29 0.4658   21  0.432   30 -0.345   25 -0.209   10  0.116
ORIOLES       52 110 659 956  0.070 86.590   29 -0.258   29 -0.295   29 -0.277   28 0.4660   12  0.559   28 -0.230   30 -0.323    4  0.275
DIAMONDBACKS  52 110 679 893  0.034 84.193   30 -0.281   30 -0.324   28 -0.232   30 0.4572   11  0.583   25 -0.163   28 -0.302    7  0.173
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING

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 GIANTS 109 58 814 612 -0.009 83.007 1 0.276 1 0.290 3 0.234 1 0.5319 27 0.376 7 0.117 2 0.350 13 0.015 DODGERS 110 60 857 580 -0.011 84.179 2 0.275 2 0.279 1 0.299 2 0.5313 28 0.365 4 0.173 1 0.425 16 -0.047 PADRES 79 83 729 708 0.009 82.161 16 -0.014 16 -0.016 12 0.014 18 0.4944 13 0.550 12 0.052 17 -0.024 24 -0.140 ROCKIES 74 87 739 796 0.015 82.164 21 -0.041 21 -0.066 19 -0.077 22 0.4880 22 0.418 24 -0.157 13 0.003 1 0.432 DIAMONDBACKS 52 110 679 893 0.034 84.193 30 -0.281 30 -0.324 28 -0.232 30 0.4572 11 0.583 25 -0.163 28 -0.302 7 0.173

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 BREWERS 96 70 744 635 -0.055 79.700 9 0.077 9 0.108 9 0.094 11 0.5111 30 0.280 23 -0.103 3 0.290 11 0.112 CARDINALS 90 73 707 675 -0.049 78.847 13 0.015 13 0.062 13 0.004 13 0.5051 15 0.522 15 0.016 16 -0.009 26 -0.259 REDS 83 79 786 760 -0.046 78.528 15 -0.014 15 -0.012 14 -0.010 17 0.4961 23 0.411 21 -0.096 9 0.077 2 0.431 CUBS 71 91 705 839 -0.026 80.131 24 -0.157 24 -0.138 26 -0.151 24 0.4800 10 0.585 20 -0.080 26 -0.222 8 0.161 PIRATES 61 101 609 833 -0.016 80.882 28 -0.242 28 -0.250 30 -0.277 29 0.4658 21 0.432 30 -0.345 25 -0.209 10 0.116

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 93 74 810 668 -0.025 82.114 11 0.046 11 0.090 6 0.152 12 0.5061 26 0.386 13 0.043 5 0.260 6 0.188 PHILLIES 82 80 734 745 -0.013 80.766 14 -0.011 14 0.001 17 -0.032 19 0.4941 5 0.611 10 0.064 21 -0.128 17 -0.062 METS 77 85 636 668 -0.012 80.863 19 -0.033 19 -0.057 18 -0.052 23 0.4871 19 0.452 22 -0.103 15 -0.001 29 -0.338 MARLINS 67 95 623 701 -0.000 81.714 25 -0.198 25 -0.166 22 -0.106 26 0.4735 29 0.361 29 -0.235 12 0.024 21 -0.109 NATIONALS 65 97 724 820 -0.005 81.399 26 -0.220 26 -0.193 24 -0.118 27 0.4701 1 0.714 8 0.079 29 -0.315 19 -0.086

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 ASTROS 99 70 907 701 -0.003 84.461 5 0.216 5 0.163 5 0.223 4 0.5259 3 0.679 2 0.385 10 0.061 23 -0.139 MARINERS 90 72 697 748 0.013 82.407 8 0.088 8 0.114 16 -0.020 8 0.5180 8 0.593 11 0.058 20 -0.099 27 -0.277 ATHLETICS 86 76 743 687 0.012 82.153 12 0.020 12 0.068 11 0.081 10 0.5136 9 0.591 5 0.158 14 0.003 28 -0.279 ANGELS 77 85 723 804 0.034 83.886 18 -0.017 17 -0.022 20 -0.077 15 0.5016 7 0.600 16 0.008 22 -0.162 14 0.014 RANGERS 60 102 625 815 0.035 84.209 27 -0.235 27 -0.223 27 -0.211 25 0.4769 17 0.493 27 -0.225 24 -0.198 20 -0.094

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 94 72 814 667 -0.029 81.388 10 0.074 10 0.106 8 0.134 9 0.5179 20 0.445 9 0.077 7 0.190 12 0.028 INDIANS 80 82 717 727 -0.014 80.689 17 -0.016 18 -0.023 15 -0.020 14 0.5017 14 0.533 18 0.003 19 -0.042 22 -0.115 TIGERS 77 85 697 756 -0.015 80.729 20 -0.033 20 -0.058 21 -0.078 16 0.4969 6 0.600 17 0.007 23 -0.164 25 -0.236 ROYALS 74 88 686 788 -0.002 81.601 22 -0.061 22 -0.084 25 -0.126 20 0.4935 24 0.401 26 -0.221 18 -0.030 5 0.257 TWINS 73 89 729 834 -0.001 81.680 23 -0.072 23 -0.095 23 -0.118 21 0.4922 4 0.664 14 0.030 27 -0.265 15 -0.042

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 101 65 877 677 0.017 84.197 3 0.260 3 0.223 2 0.248 3 0.5309 2 0.706 1 0.437 11 0.059 30 -0.400 RED SOX 98 72 886 784 0.042 88.077 4 0.228 4 0.179 7 0.137 5 0.5248 16 0.495 6 0.125 8 0.148 3 0.333 BLUE JAYS 91 71 846 663 0.022 82.553 6 0.165 7 0.135 4 0.224 7 0.5205 18 0.468 3 0.187 4 0.260 9 0.159 YANKEES 92 71 713 675 0.035 84.098 7 0.164 6 0.149 10 0.091 6 0.5211 25 0.387 19 -0.017 6 0.198 18 -0.071 ORIOLES 52 110 659 956 0.070 86.590 29 -0.258 29 -0.295 29 -0.277 28 0.4660 12 0.559 28 -0.230 30 -0.323 4 0.275


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    434 389 0.527    1  0.104
NL WEST    424 398 0.516    2  0.057
AL WEST    412 405 0.504    3 -0.001
NL EAST    384 431 0.471    4 -0.038
AL CENTRAL 398 416 0.489    5 -0.050
NL CENTRAL 401 414 0.492    6 -0.081

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.077 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: Tue Oct 19 05:30:11 2021
games through: Mon Oct 18 2021

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