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
ATHLETICS    105  62 826 681  0.043 86.154    1  1.035    1  0.284    4  0.220    1 0.5332  0.341  0.049  0.391  0.220
ANGELS       110  68 952 725  0.037 91.312    2  1.024    2  0.262    1  0.264    2 0.5313  0.544  0.272  0.257 -0.015
YANKEES      104  61 922 728  0.007 82.673    3  1.022    3  0.258    2  0.235    4 0.5293  0.677  0.370  0.100 -0.024
BRAVES       103  62 731 586 -0.019 81.282    4  1.005    4  0.224    6  0.173    3 0.5301  0.316 -0.019  0.365 -0.099
GIANTS       105  73 871 696  0.010 89.630    5  0.969    5  0.183    5  0.194    5 0.5261  0.637  0.290  0.098 -0.355
MARINERS      93  69 814 699  0.042 83.574    6  0.938    6  0.172    7  0.172    7 0.5200  0.588  0.222  0.123 -0.170
DIAMONDBACKS  98  67 825 694 -0.014 81.599    7  0.935    7  0.171    8  0.139    6 0.5239  0.458  0.068  0.210  0.189
CARDINALS    101  69 823 677 -0.047 81.882    8  0.866    8  0.146    9  0.127    9 0.5184  0.587  0.175  0.079 -0.216
RED SOX       93  69 859 665  0.003 80.978    9  0.854    9  0.143    3  0.226   10 0.5168  0.569  0.257  0.195 -0.015
DODGERS       92  70 713 643  0.002 81.217   10  0.791   10  0.130   10  0.073    8 0.5187  0.537  0.074  0.072 -0.391
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS         98  73 807 767 -0.024 84.003   11  0.763   11  0.123   11  0.031   11 0.5129  0.500 -0.002  0.064  0.006
EXPOS         83  79 735 718 -0.022 79.850   12  0.526   12  0.007   15 -0.001   12 0.5030  0.576  0.037 -0.039 -0.097
ASTROS        84  78 749 695 -0.043 78.417   13  0.524   13  0.002   12  0.029   13 0.5005  0.439 -0.059  0.116  0.113
BLUE JAYS     78  84 813 828  0.037 83.617   14  0.520   14 -0.008   14  0.021   15 0.4969  0.667  0.146 -0.105  0.060
PHILLIES      80  81 710 724 -0.018 79.617   15  0.513   15 -0.020   18 -0.030   14 0.4999  0.736  0.165 -0.225 -0.449
WHITE SOX     81  81 856 798 -0.038 78.734   16  0.507   16 -0.030   13  0.024   17 0.4947  0.630  0.113 -0.065  0.204
MARLINS       79  83 699 763 -0.021 80.013   17  0.499   17 -0.041   19 -0.091   16 0.4968  0.627 -0.005 -0.177 -0.191
REDS          78  84 709 774 -0.026 79.736   18  0.482   18 -0.057   20 -0.099   19 0.4928  0.432 -0.192 -0.006  0.244
METS          75  86 690 703 -0.001 80.699   19  0.471   19 -0.067   17 -0.021   18 0.4946  0.609  0.048 -0.089 -0.316
RANGERS       72  90 843 882  0.053 84.686   20  0.470   20 -0.067   16 -0.004   21 0.4904  0.566  0.024 -0.032  0.492
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROCKIES       73  89 778 898  0.020 82.769   21  0.443   21 -0.079   22 -0.109   20 0.4925  0.509 -0.134 -0.084  0.564
INDIANS       74  88 739 837 -0.017 80.427   22  0.398   22 -0.096   23 -0.118   22 0.4860  0.516 -0.136 -0.100  0.174
ORIOLES       67  95 667 773  0.049 84.716   23  0.275   23 -0.128   24 -0.119   25 0.4813  0.403 -0.237 -0.000 -0.010
PIRATES       72  89 641 730 -0.036 78.689   24  0.274   24 -0.128   25 -0.138   23 0.4837  0.348 -0.303  0.027  0.149
PADRES        66  96 662 815  0.022 82.879   25  0.150   25 -0.163   26 -0.160   24 0.4821  0.676 -0.026 -0.294 -0.323
CUBS          67  95 706 759 -0.033 79.280   26  0.099   26 -0.190   21 -0.101   26 0.4764  0.600 -0.041 -0.162 -0.116
ROYALS        62 100 737 891 -0.013 80.862   27  0.058   27 -0.235   27 -0.188   27 0.4692  0.363 -0.341 -0.036  0.588
DEVIL RAYS    55 106 673 918  0.054 84.782   28  0.040   28 -0.267   28 -0.247   28 0.4647  0.555 -0.229 -0.265  0.098
TIGERS        55 106 575 864  0.008 81.967   29  0.010   29 -0.301   30 -0.322   30 0.4607  0.477 -0.376 -0.269 -0.154
BREWERS       56 106 627 821 -0.013 80.828   30  0.000   30 -0.309   29 -0.259   29 0.4624  0.586 -0.212 -0.305 -0.160

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 GIANTS 105 73 871 696 0.010 89.630 5 0.969 5 0.183 5 0.194 5 0.5261 0.637 0.290 0.098 -0.355 DIAMONDBACKS 98 67 825 694 -0.014 81.599 7 0.935 7 0.171 8 0.139 6 0.5239 0.458 0.068 0.210 0.189 DODGERS 92 70 713 643 0.002 81.217 10 0.791 10 0.130 10 0.073 8 0.5187 0.537 0.074 0.072 -0.391 ROCKIES 73 89 778 898 0.020 82.769 21 0.443 21 -0.079 22 -0.109 20 0.4925 0.509 -0.134 -0.084 0.564 PADRES 66 96 662 815 0.022 82.879 25 0.150 25 -0.163 26 -0.160 24 0.4821 0.676 -0.026 -0.294 -0.323

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 CARDINALS 101 69 823 677 -0.047 81.882 8 0.866 8 0.146 9 0.127 9 0.5184 0.587 0.175 0.079 -0.216 ASTROS 84 78 749 695 -0.043 78.417 13 0.524 13 0.002 12 0.029 13 0.5005 0.439 -0.059 0.116 0.113 REDS 78 84 709 774 -0.026 79.736 18 0.482 18 -0.057 20 -0.099 19 0.4928 0.432 -0.192 -0.006 0.244 PIRATES 72 89 641 730 -0.036 78.689 24 0.274 24 -0.128 25 -0.138 23 0.4837 0.348 -0.303 0.027 0.149 CUBS 67 95 706 759 -0.033 79.280 26 0.099 26 -0.190 21 -0.101 26 0.4764 0.600 -0.041 -0.162 -0.116 BREWERS 56 106 627 821 -0.013 80.828 30 0.000 30 -0.309 29 -0.259 29 0.4624 0.586 -0.212 -0.305 -0.160

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 103 62 731 586 -0.019 81.282 4 1.005 4 0.224 6 0.173 3 0.5301 0.316 -0.019 0.365 -0.099 EXPOS 83 79 735 718 -0.022 79.850 12 0.526 12 0.007 15 -0.001 12 0.5030 0.576 0.037 -0.039 -0.097 PHILLIES 80 81 710 724 -0.018 79.617 15 0.513 15 -0.020 18 -0.030 14 0.4999 0.736 0.165 -0.225 -0.449 MARLINS 79 83 699 763 -0.021 80.013 17 0.499 17 -0.041 19 -0.091 16 0.4968 0.627 -0.005 -0.177 -0.191 METS 75 86 690 703 -0.001 80.699 19 0.471 19 -0.067 17 -0.021 18 0.4946 0.609 0.048 -0.089 -0.316

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 ATHLETICS 105 62 826 681 0.043 86.154 1 1.035 1 0.284 4 0.220 1 0.5332 0.341 0.049 0.391 0.220 ANGELS 110 68 952 725 0.037 91.312 2 1.024 2 0.262 1 0.264 2 0.5313 0.544 0.272 0.257 -0.015 MARINERS 93 69 814 699 0.042 83.574 6 0.938 6 0.172 7 0.172 7 0.5200 0.588 0.222 0.123 -0.170 RANGERS 72 90 843 882 0.053 84.686 20 0.470 20 -0.067 16 -0.004 21 0.4904 0.566 0.024 -0.032 0.492

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 TWINS 98 73 807 767 -0.024 84.003 11 0.763 11 0.123 11 0.031 11 0.5129 0.500 -0.002 0.064 0.006 WHITE SOX 81 81 856 798 -0.038 78.734 16 0.507 16 -0.030 13 0.024 17 0.4947 0.630 0.113 -0.065 0.204 INDIANS 74 88 739 837 -0.017 80.427 22 0.398 22 -0.096 23 -0.118 22 0.4860 0.516 -0.136 -0.100 0.174 ROYALS 62 100 737 891 -0.013 80.862 27 0.058 27 -0.235 27 -0.188 27 0.4692 0.363 -0.341 -0.036 0.588 TIGERS 55 106 575 864 0.008 81.967 29 0.010 29 -0.301 30 -0.322 30 0.4607 0.477 -0.376 -0.269 -0.154

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 104 61 922 728 0.007 82.673 3 1.022 3 0.258 2 0.235 4 0.5293 0.677 0.370 0.100 -0.024 RED SOX 93 69 859 665 0.003 80.978 9 0.854 9 0.143 3 0.226 10 0.5168 0.569 0.257 0.195 -0.015 BLUE JAYS 78 84 813 828 0.037 83.617 14 0.520 14 -0.008 14 0.021 15 0.4969 0.667 0.146 -0.105 0.060 ORIOLES 67 95 667 773 0.049 84.716 23 0.275 23 -0.128 24 -0.119 25 0.4813 0.403 -0.237 -0.000 -0.010 DEVIL RAYS 55 106 673 918 0.054 84.782 28 0.040 28 -0.267 28 -0.247 28 0.4647 0.555 -0.229 -0.265 0.098


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    380 289 0.568    1  0.196
NL WEST    434 395 0.524    2  0.033
AL EAST    397 415 0.489    3  0.029
NL EAST    420 391 0.518    4  0.008
NL CENTRAL 458 521 0.468    5 -0.088
AL CENTRAL 370 448 0.452    6 -0.137

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.087 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: Mon Dec 31 14:13:04 2007
games through: Sun Oct 27 2002

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