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
ASTROS       50 24 408 288  0.035 37.880    1  0.986    1  0.244    1  0.255    1 0.5490  0.771  0.478  0.033 -0.476
DODGERS      48 26 384 261 -0.051 35.252    2  0.859    2  0.165    2  0.201    2 0.5277  0.397  0.069  0.333 -0.015
ROCKIES      47 28 395 337 -0.023 36.784    3  0.806    3  0.152    6  0.108    3 0.5271  0.385 -0.034  0.250  0.592
DIAMONDBACKS 46 27 388 282 -0.045 35.037    4  0.795    4  0.143    4  0.156    4 0.5268  0.272 -0.080  0.392  0.517
INDIANS      39 32 343 287  0.064 37.310    5  0.660    5  0.094    5  0.143    5 0.5225  0.355 -0.024  0.310  0.163
YANKEES      39 31 399 297  0.008 35.193    6  0.619    6  0.076    3  0.187    6 0.5189  0.585  0.225  0.149  0.198
RED SOX      40 32 336 306  0.009 36.344    7  0.599    7  0.075   10  0.053    7 0.5169  0.464 -0.020  0.126 -0.081
NATIONALS    43 29 398 322 -0.118 32.651    8  0.577    8  0.063    8  0.059   11 0.5093  0.733  0.243 -0.125 -0.110
RAYS         39 36 360 341  0.047 38.997    9  0.549    9  0.049    7  0.063    8 0.5106  0.570  0.088  0.039 -0.097
MARINERS     38 37 365 367  0.051 39.188   10  0.528   11  0.035   11  0.033   10 0.5096  0.660  0.144 -0.078 -0.086
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS        36 34 325 374  0.042 36.396   11  0.527   10  0.038   20 -0.031    9 0.5100  0.573 -0.004 -0.058  0.272
ANGELS       38 38 331 328  0.051 39.693   12  0.512   13  0.027   13  0.023   13 0.5073  0.369 -0.133  0.178  0.027
ROYALS       35 36 282 316  0.070 37.704   13  0.511   12  0.027   16 -0.016   12 0.5078  0.403 -0.143  0.111 -0.112
ORIOLES      35 37 323 386  0.083 38.647   14  0.502   14  0.023   21 -0.066   15 0.5046  0.735  0.119 -0.252 -0.208
RANGERS      36 36 359 337  0.022 36.701   15  0.489   15  0.012    9  0.058   14 0.5061  0.570  0.082  0.034  0.179
BREWERS      40 35 359 350 -0.073 35.494   16  0.482   16  0.005   17 -0.020   19 0.4976  0.477 -0.081  0.042  0.230
BLUE JAYS    35 37 310 336  0.036 37.245   17  0.476   17  0.000   18 -0.022   16 0.5006  0.446 -0.111  0.067 -0.019
CUBS         37 35 343 317 -0.058 34.495   18  0.462   18 -0.013   15 -0.008   20 0.4937  0.574  0.020 -0.035 -0.041
TIGERS       32 40 347 366  0.084 38.603   19  0.442   19 -0.028   14 -0.003   18 0.4982  0.670  0.117 -0.124  0.055
WHITE SOX    32 39 332 323  0.052 37.119   20  0.438   20 -0.036   12  0.032   17 0.4987  0.463 -0.042  0.106  0.129
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ATHLETICS    31 42 313 398  0.105 39.863   21  0.426   21 -0.043   24 -0.081   21 0.4936  0.515 -0.109 -0.054  0.176
CARDINALS    33 38 308 320 -0.035 34.705   22  0.395   22 -0.062   19 -0.029   22 0.4839  0.528 -0.044 -0.013 -0.331
PIRATES      33 40 309 343 -0.030 35.933   23  0.363   23 -0.076   25 -0.088   23 0.4817  0.448 -0.176 -0.000 -0.067
MARLINS      32 39 332 352 -0.057 34.141   24  0.333   24 -0.091   22 -0.074   24 0.4803  0.673  0.049 -0.197 -0.136
BRAVES       34 38 344 374 -0.137 32.421   25  0.288   25 -0.105   27 -0.148   26 0.4756  0.713  0.015 -0.312 -0.088
PADRES       29 44 261 378  0.034 37.993   26  0.256   26 -0.114   29 -0.186   25 0.4782  0.360 -0.350 -0.023  0.075
REDS         30 41 349 379 -0.061 34.052   27  0.225   27 -0.128   23 -0.076   27 0.4719  0.836  0.214 -0.367 -0.031
METS         31 41 342 395 -0.097 33.593   28  0.198   28 -0.138   26 -0.139   28 0.4707  0.839  0.154 -0.433 -0.301
GIANTS       27 48 285 376  0.010 38.283   29  0.099   29 -0.175   28 -0.183   29 0.4671  0.595 -0.135 -0.230 -0.558
PHILLIES     23 48 275 369 -0.031 35.098   30  0.000   30 -0.238   30 -0.213   30 0.4508  0.370 -0.368 -0.058  0.141

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 48 26 384 261 -0.051 35.252 2 0.859 2 0.165 2 0.201 2 0.5277 0.397 0.069 0.333 -0.015 ROCKIES 47 28 395 337 -0.023 36.784 3 0.806 3 0.152 6 0.108 3 0.5271 0.385 -0.034 0.250 0.592 DIAMONDBACKS 46 27 388 282 -0.045 35.037 4 0.795 4 0.143 4 0.156 4 0.5268 0.272 -0.080 0.392 0.517 PADRES 29 44 261 378 0.034 37.993 26 0.256 26 -0.114 29 -0.186 25 0.4782 0.360 -0.350 -0.023 0.075 GIANTS 27 48 285 376 0.010 38.283 29 0.099 29 -0.175 28 -0.183 29 0.4671 0.595 -0.135 -0.230 -0.558

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 40 35 359 350 -0.073 35.494 16 0.482 16 0.005 17 -0.020 19 0.4976 0.477 -0.081 0.042 0.230 CUBS 37 35 343 317 -0.058 34.495 18 0.462 18 -0.013 15 -0.008 20 0.4937 0.574 0.020 -0.035 -0.041 CARDINALS 33 38 308 320 -0.035 34.705 22 0.395 22 -0.062 19 -0.029 22 0.4839 0.528 -0.044 -0.013 -0.331 PIRATES 33 40 309 343 -0.030 35.933 23 0.363 23 -0.076 25 -0.088 23 0.4817 0.448 -0.176 -0.000 -0.067 REDS 30 41 349 379 -0.061 34.052 27 0.225 27 -0.128 23 -0.076 27 0.4719 0.836 0.214 -0.367 -0.031

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 43 29 398 322 -0.118 32.651 8 0.577 8 0.063 8 0.059 11 0.5093 0.733 0.243 -0.125 -0.110 MARLINS 32 39 332 352 -0.057 34.141 24 0.333 24 -0.091 22 -0.074 24 0.4803 0.673 0.049 -0.197 -0.136 BRAVES 34 38 344 374 -0.137 32.421 25 0.288 25 -0.105 27 -0.148 26 0.4756 0.713 0.015 -0.312 -0.088 METS 31 41 342 395 -0.097 33.593 28 0.198 28 -0.138 26 -0.139 28 0.4707 0.839 0.154 -0.433 -0.301 PHILLIES 23 48 275 369 -0.031 35.098 30 0.000 30 -0.238 30 -0.213 30 0.4508 0.370 -0.368 -0.058 0.141

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 50 24 408 288 0.035 37.880 1 0.986 1 0.244 1 0.255 1 0.5490 0.771 0.478 0.033 -0.476 MARINERS 38 37 365 367 0.051 39.188 10 0.528 11 0.035 11 0.033 10 0.5096 0.660 0.144 -0.078 -0.086 ANGELS 38 38 331 328 0.051 39.693 12 0.512 13 0.027 13 0.023 13 0.5073 0.369 -0.133 0.178 0.027 RANGERS 36 36 359 337 0.022 36.701 15 0.489 15 0.012 9 0.058 14 0.5061 0.570 0.082 0.034 0.179 ATHLETICS 31 42 313 398 0.105 39.863 21 0.426 21 -0.043 24 -0.081 21 0.4936 0.515 -0.109 -0.054 0.176

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 39 32 343 287 0.064 37.310 5 0.660 5 0.094 5 0.143 5 0.5225 0.355 -0.024 0.310 0.163 TWINS 36 34 325 374 0.042 36.396 11 0.527 10 0.038 20 -0.031 9 0.5100 0.573 -0.004 -0.058 0.272 ROYALS 35 36 282 316 0.070 37.704 13 0.511 12 0.027 16 -0.016 12 0.5078 0.403 -0.143 0.111 -0.112 TIGERS 32 40 347 366 0.084 38.603 19 0.442 19 -0.028 14 -0.003 18 0.4982 0.670 0.117 -0.124 0.055 WHITE SOX 32 39 332 323 0.052 37.119 20 0.438 20 -0.036 12 0.032 17 0.4987 0.463 -0.042 0.106 0.129

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 39 31 399 297 0.008 35.193 6 0.619 6 0.076 3 0.187 6 0.5189 0.585 0.225 0.149 0.198 RED SOX 40 32 336 306 0.009 36.344 7 0.599 7 0.075 10 0.053 7 0.5169 0.464 -0.020 0.126 -0.081 RAYS 39 36 360 341 0.047 38.997 9 0.549 9 0.049 7 0.063 8 0.5106 0.570 0.088 0.039 -0.097 ORIOLES 35 37 323 386 0.083 38.647 14 0.502 14 0.023 21 -0.066 15 0.5046 0.735 0.119 -0.252 -0.208 BLUE JAYS 35 37 310 336 0.036 37.245 17 0.476 17 0.000 18 -0.022 16 0.5006 0.446 -0.111 0.067 -0.019


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    193 177 0.522    1  0.093
AL EAST    188 173 0.521    2  0.071
AL CENTRAL 174 181 0.490    3  0.041
NL WEST    197 173 0.532    4  0.032
NL CENTRAL 173 189 0.478    5 -0.072
NL EAST    163 195 0.455    6 -0.169

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.093 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Jun 23 05:30:12 2017
games through: Thu Jun 22 2017

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