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      115  56 932 682 -0.025 82.655    1  1.454    1  0.325    2  0.260    1 0.5393  0.526  0.295  0.225  0.132
ASTROS       107  63 839 569 -0.004 83.648    2  1.387    2  0.254    1  0.298    2 0.5323  0.321  0.153  0.442  0.003
BREWERS      102  70 790 679  0.018 86.566    3  1.349    3  0.197    6  0.148    4 0.5239  0.401  0.071  0.225  0.026
YANKEES      102  65 872 698 -0.033 80.412    4  1.337    4  0.190    4  0.195    3 0.5244  0.470  0.178  0.211  0.226
ATHLETICS     97  66 815 681 -0.009 80.166    5  1.316    5  0.180    5  0.153    5 0.5229  0.668  0.323 -0.017 -0.283
CUBS          95  69 762 647  0.004 81.658    6  1.260    6  0.158    7  0.132    7 0.5195  0.374  0.032  0.233  0.130
DODGERS       98  75 842 641  0.026 87.609    7  1.257    7  0.152    3  0.230    6 0.5197  0.553  0.289  0.170 -0.244
ROCKIES       92  75 784 759  0.043 85.857    8  1.137    8  0.132   12  0.083    8 0.5162  0.401  0.006  0.160  0.450
MARINERS      89  73 677 711  0.012 81.437    9  1.020    9  0.106   17 -0.015    9 0.5132  0.540  0.032 -0.063 -0.285
BRAVES        91  75 767 677  0.010 83.047   10  1.002   10  0.101    8  0.107   10 0.5127  0.401  0.031  0.184  0.126
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CARDINALS     88  74 759 691  0.008 80.992   11  0.964   11  0.089   11  0.086   12 0.5112  0.614  0.203 -0.032 -0.151
RAYS          90  72 716 646 -0.027 78.633   12  0.956   12  0.086   14  0.064   11 0.5113  0.406 -0.008  0.137 -0.112
DIAMONDBACKS  82  80 693 644  0.038 82.923   13  0.876   13  0.042   10  0.093   13 0.5054  0.331 -0.043  0.230  0.086
INDIANS       91  74 824 669 -0.087 76.061   14  0.869   14  0.033    9  0.104   15 0.5029  0.364 -0.004  0.213  0.247
PIRATES       82  79 692 693  0.016 81.097   15  0.866   15  0.031   15  0.022   14 0.5037  0.537  0.067 -0.022 -0.199
NATIONALS     82  80 771 682 -0.002 80.310   16  0.855   16  0.010   13  0.071   16 0.5017  0.481  0.064  0.077  0.133
ANGELS        80  82 721 722  0.012 81.417   17  0.849   17 -0.003   16 -0.007   17 0.5006  0.504  0.008 -0.021 -0.021
PHILLIES      80  82 677 728  0.010 81.290   18  0.848   18 -0.005   19 -0.034   18 0.4992  0.477 -0.044 -0.024 -0.024
METS          77  85 676 707  0.015 81.615   19  0.829   19 -0.037   18 -0.027   19 0.4956  0.701  0.175 -0.230 -0.598
GIANTS        73  89 603 699  0.055 84.241   20  0.810   20 -0.054   20 -0.060   20 0.4932  0.310 -0.213  0.094  0.004
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS         78  84 738 775 -0.071 76.206   21  0.727   21 -0.092   21 -0.089   22 0.4870  0.544 -0.038 -0.141  0.085
BLUE JAYS     73  89 709 832 -0.005 80.685   22  0.690   22 -0.101   25 -0.161   21 0.4879  0.649 -0.010 -0.313 -0.059
PADRES        66  96 617 767  0.057 84.448   23  0.544   23 -0.137   24 -0.134   23 0.4828  0.412 -0.201 -0.066  0.052
REDS          67  95 696 819  0.038 83.206   24  0.540   24 -0.139   22 -0.118   24 0.4827  0.535 -0.075 -0.162  0.169
RANGERS       67  95 737 848  0.021 82.236   25  0.490   25 -0.153   23 -0.130   25 0.4822  0.428 -0.184 -0.077  0.538
MARLINS       63  98 589 809  0.038 82.834   26  0.410   26 -0.184   26 -0.216   26 0.4769  0.738  0.025 -0.456 -0.612
TIGERS        64  98 630 796 -0.059 77.350   27  0.348   27 -0.253   27 -0.262   27 0.4671  0.463 -0.284 -0.239 -0.040
WHITE SOX     62 100 656 848 -0.053 77.693   28  0.338   28 -0.272   28 -0.267   28 0.4647  0.556 -0.205 -0.329  0.003
ROYALS        58 104 638 833 -0.055 77.562   29  0.281   29 -0.323   29 -0.271   29 0.4590  0.439 -0.315 -0.227  0.159
ORIOLES       47 115 622 892  0.015 82.278   30  0.000   30 -0.406   30 -0.327   30 0.4520  0.513 -0.304 -0.349  0.058

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 98 75 842 641 0.026 87.609 7 1.257 7 0.152 3 0.230 6 0.5197 0.553 0.289 0.170 -0.244 ROCKIES 92 75 784 759 0.043 85.857 8 1.137 8 0.132 12 0.083 8 0.5162 0.401 0.006 0.160 0.450 DIAMONDBACKS 82 80 693 644 0.038 82.923 13 0.876 13 0.042 10 0.093 13 0.5054 0.331 -0.043 0.230 0.086 GIANTS 73 89 603 699 0.055 84.241 20 0.810 20 -0.054 20 -0.060 20 0.4932 0.310 -0.213 0.094 0.004 PADRES 66 96 617 767 0.057 84.448 23 0.544 23 -0.137 24 -0.134 23 0.4828 0.412 -0.201 -0.066 0.052

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 BREWERS 102 70 790 679 0.018 86.566 3 1.349 3 0.197 6 0.148 4 0.5239 0.401 0.071 0.225 0.026 CUBS 95 69 762 647 0.004 81.658 6 1.260 6 0.158 7 0.132 7 0.5195 0.374 0.032 0.233 0.130 CARDINALS 88 74 759 691 0.008 80.992 11 0.964 11 0.089 11 0.086 12 0.5112 0.614 0.203 -0.032 -0.151 PIRATES 82 79 692 693 0.016 81.097 15 0.866 15 0.031 15 0.022 14 0.5037 0.537 0.067 -0.022 -0.199 REDS 67 95 696 819 0.038 83.206 24 0.540 24 -0.139 22 -0.118 24 0.4827 0.535 -0.075 -0.162 0.169

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 91 75 767 677 0.010 83.047 10 1.002 10 0.101 8 0.107 10 0.5127 0.401 0.031 0.184 0.126 NATIONALS 82 80 771 682 -0.002 80.310 16 0.855 16 0.010 13 0.071 16 0.5017 0.481 0.064 0.077 0.133 PHILLIES 80 82 677 728 0.010 81.290 18 0.848 18 -0.005 19 -0.034 18 0.4992 0.477 -0.044 -0.024 -0.024 METS 77 85 676 707 0.015 81.615 19 0.829 19 -0.037 18 -0.027 19 0.4956 0.701 0.175 -0.230 -0.598 MARLINS 63 98 589 809 0.038 82.834 26 0.410 26 -0.184 26 -0.216 26 0.4769 0.738 0.025 -0.456 -0.612

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 107 63 839 569 -0.004 83.648 2 1.387 2 0.254 1 0.298 2 0.5323 0.321 0.153 0.442 0.003 ATHLETICS 97 66 815 681 -0.009 80.166 5 1.316 5 0.180 5 0.153 5 0.5229 0.668 0.323 -0.017 -0.283 MARINERS 89 73 677 711 0.012 81.437 9 1.020 9 0.106 17 -0.015 9 0.5132 0.540 0.032 -0.063 -0.285 ANGELS 80 82 721 722 0.012 81.417 17 0.849 17 -0.003 16 -0.007 17 0.5006 0.504 0.008 -0.021 -0.021 RANGERS 67 95 737 848 0.021 82.236 25 0.490 25 -0.153 23 -0.130 25 0.4822 0.428 -0.184 -0.077 0.538

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 91 74 824 669 -0.087 76.061 14 0.869 14 0.033 9 0.104 15 0.5029 0.364 -0.004 0.213 0.247 TWINS 78 84 738 775 -0.071 76.206 21 0.727 21 -0.092 21 -0.089 22 0.4870 0.544 -0.038 -0.141 0.085 TIGERS 64 98 630 796 -0.059 77.350 27 0.348 27 -0.253 27 -0.262 27 0.4671 0.463 -0.284 -0.239 -0.040 WHITE SOX 62 100 656 848 -0.053 77.693 28 0.338 28 -0.272 28 -0.267 28 0.4647 0.556 -0.205 -0.329 0.003 ROYALS 58 104 638 833 -0.055 77.562 29 0.281 29 -0.323 29 -0.271 29 0.4590 0.439 -0.315 -0.227 0.159

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 115 56 932 682 -0.025 82.655 1 1.454 1 0.325 2 0.260 1 0.5393 0.526 0.295 0.225 0.132 YANKEES 102 65 872 698 -0.033 80.412 4 1.337 4 0.190 4 0.195 3 0.5244 0.470 0.178 0.211 0.226 RAYS 90 72 716 646 -0.027 78.633 12 0.956 12 0.086 14 0.064 11 0.5113 0.406 -0.008 0.137 -0.112 BLUE JAYS 73 89 709 832 -0.005 80.685 22 0.690 22 -0.101 25 -0.161 21 0.4879 0.649 -0.010 -0.313 -0.059 ORIOLES 47 115 622 892 0.015 82.278 30 0.000 30 -0.406 30 -0.327 30 0.4520 0.513 -0.304 -0.349 0.058


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    440 379 0.537    1  0.070
NL CENTRAL 434 387 0.529    2  0.064
NL WEST    411 415 0.498    3  0.050
AL EAST    427 397 0.518    4  0.008
NL EAST    393 420 0.483    5 -0.023
AL CENTRAL 353 460 0.434    6 -0.187

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.071 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: Sat Oct 20 05:30:35 2018
games through: Fri Oct 19 2018

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