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
ATLANTA           103  64  922  759  0.020 83.862    1  1.374    1  0.225    1  0.202    1 0.5332  0.809  0.455 -0.051 -0.119
NEW YORK YANKEES  110  69  943  767 -0.003 88.249    2  1.366    2  0.209    2  0.184    3 0.5245  0.635  0.261  0.106 -0.178
SAN FRANCISCO     101  64  771  658 -0.011 80.848    3  1.346    3  0.193    6  0.133    2 0.5284  0.427  0.018  0.247 -0.003
FLORIDA           102  77  828  771  0.043 91.674    4  1.283    4  0.159    9  0.103    4 0.5241  0.568  0.116  0.090 -0.197
OAKLAND            98  69  786  660 -0.002 82.350    5  1.266    5  0.155    3  0.150    5 0.5181  0.478  0.080  0.219 -0.274
BOSTON            101  73 1007  857  0.003 86.151    6  1.248    6  0.148    4  0.145    6 0.5165  0.729  0.316 -0.025  0.116
SEATTLE            93  69  795  637 -0.025 78.410    7  1.100    7  0.114    5  0.145    9 0.5125  0.461  0.060  0.230 -0.132
PHILADELPHIA       86  76  791  697  0.036 82.452    8  0.981    8  0.079    7  0.115    7 0.5145  0.637  0.194  0.036 -0.183
CHICAGO CUBS       94  80  785  738  0.002 86.285    9  0.960    9  0.073   12  0.064    8 0.5127  0.395 -0.079  0.206  0.018
MONTREAL           83  79  711  716  0.049 83.409   10  0.938   10  0.057   13  0.047   10 0.5107  0.150 -0.293  0.387  0.526
TEAM                W   L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
HOUSTON            87  75  805  677 -0.022 78.682   11  0.933   11  0.050    8  0.111   11 0.5100  0.398 -0.030  0.251  0.171
TORONTO            86  76  895  826 -0.010 79.516   12  0.930   12  0.047   10  0.070   15 0.5034  0.708  0.219 -0.079  0.174
MINNESOTA          91  75  807  774 -0.062 78.177   13  0.922   13  0.042   18 -0.010   16 0.5016  0.535 -0.028  0.008  0.065
ST LOUIS           85  77  876  796 -0.006 79.829   14  0.921   14  0.039   11  0.067   12 0.5083  0.799  0.310 -0.175 -0.099
LOS ANGELES        85  77  574  556 -0.010 79.598   15  0.918   15  0.036   15  0.026   13 0.5072  0.081 -0.364  0.416 -0.240
ARIZONA            84  78  717  685 -0.013 79.443   16  0.910   16  0.023   16  0.017   14 0.5060  0.206 -0.280  0.314  0.399
CHICAGO WHITE SOX  86  76  791  715 -0.055 76.698   17  0.907   17  0.015   14  0.034   17 0.4987  0.565  0.044  0.024 -0.083
KANSAS CITY        83  79  836  867 -0.051 77.159   18  0.891   18 -0.015   20 -0.053   18 0.4939  0.571 -0.037 -0.069  0.438
ANAHEIM            77  85  736  743  0.009 80.900   19  0.880   19 -0.037   17 -0.009   20 0.4922  0.669  0.101 -0.119 -0.317
PITTSBURGH         75  87  753  801  0.001 80.445   20  0.847   20 -0.066   19 -0.047   19 0.4937  0.599 -0.005 -0.089  0.006
TEAM                W   L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
COLORADO           74  88  853  892 -0.012 79.644   21  0.801   21 -0.086   21 -0.063   21 0.4910  0.721  0.099 -0.224  0.407
BALTIMORE          71  91  742  819  0.029 82.387   22  0.789   23 -0.090   23 -0.076   24 0.4848  0.634  0.000 -0.153 -0.174
TEXAS              71  91  826  969  0.031 82.554   23  0.783   22 -0.089   25 -0.136   25 0.4844  0.737  0.043 -0.315  0.341
NEW YORK METS      66  95  642  754  0.061 83.869   24  0.680   24 -0.118   22 -0.074   22 0.4878  0.423 -0.192  0.044 -0.017
CINCINNATI         69  93  694  886  0.017 81.612   25  0.643   25 -0.122   29 -0.201   23 0.4852  0.620 -0.138 -0.264  0.018
MILWAUKEE          68  94  714  873  0.012 81.299   26  0.600   26 -0.136   28 -0.178   26 0.4841  0.600 -0.134 -0.221  0.100
SAN DIEGO          64  98  678  831  0.021 81.900   27  0.480   27 -0.173   27 -0.153   27 0.4791  0.728  0.017 -0.323 -0.288
TAMPA BAY          63  99  715  853  0.032 82.632   28  0.473   28 -0.177   26 -0.139   28 0.4734  0.598 -0.097 -0.180 -0.066
CLEVELAND          68  94  699  778 -0.056 76.972   29  0.462   29 -0.183   24 -0.132   29 0.4719  0.564 -0.123 -0.141 -0.243
DETROIT            43 119  591  928 -0.008 80.324   30  0.000   30 -0.435   30 -0.404   30 0.4386  0.563 -0.396 -0.412 -0.165

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 SAN FRANCISCO 101 64 771 658 -0.011 80.848 3 1.346 3 0.193 6 0.133 2 0.5284 0.427 0.018 0.247 -0.003 LOS ANGELES 85 77 574 556 -0.010 79.598 15 0.918 15 0.036 15 0.026 13 0.5072 0.081 -0.364 0.416 -0.240 ARIZONA 84 78 717 685 -0.013 79.443 16 0.910 16 0.023 16 0.017 14 0.5060 0.206 -0.280 0.314 0.399 COLORADO 74 88 853 892 -0.012 79.644 21 0.801 21 -0.086 21 -0.063 21 0.4910 0.721 0.099 -0.224 0.407 SAN DIEGO 64 98 678 831 0.021 81.900 27 0.480 27 -0.173 27 -0.153 27 0.4791 0.728 0.017 -0.323 -0.288

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 CHICAGO CUBS 94 80 785 738 0.002 86.285 9 0.960 9 0.073 12 0.064 8 0.5127 0.395 -0.079 0.206 0.018 HOUSTON 87 75 805 677 -0.022 78.682 11 0.933 11 0.050 8 0.111 11 0.5100 0.398 -0.030 0.251 0.171 ST LOUIS 85 77 876 796 -0.006 79.829 14 0.921 14 0.039 11 0.067 12 0.5083 0.799 0.310 -0.175 -0.099 PITTSBURGH 75 87 753 801 0.001 80.445 20 0.847 20 -0.066 19 -0.047 19 0.4937 0.599 -0.005 -0.089 0.006 CINCINNATI 69 93 694 886 0.017 81.612 25 0.643 25 -0.122 29 -0.201 23 0.4852 0.620 -0.138 -0.264 0.018 MILWAUKEE 68 94 714 873 0.012 81.299 26 0.600 26 -0.136 28 -0.178 26 0.4841 0.600 -0.134 -0.221 0.100

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 ATLANTA 103 64 922 759 0.020 83.862 1 1.374 1 0.225 1 0.202 1 0.5332 0.809 0.455 -0.051 -0.119 FLORIDA 102 77 828 771 0.043 91.674 4 1.283 4 0.159 9 0.103 4 0.5241 0.568 0.116 0.090 -0.197 PHILADELPHIA 86 76 791 697 0.036 82.452 8 0.981 8 0.079 7 0.115 7 0.5145 0.637 0.194 0.036 -0.183 MONTREAL 83 79 711 716 0.049 83.409 10 0.938 10 0.057 13 0.047 10 0.5107 0.150 -0.293 0.387 0.526 NEW YORK METS 66 95 642 754 0.061 83.869 24 0.680 24 -0.118 22 -0.074 22 0.4878 0.423 -0.192 0.044 -0.017

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 OAKLAND 98 69 786 660 -0.002 82.350 5 1.266 5 0.155 3 0.150 5 0.5181 0.478 0.080 0.219 -0.274 SEATTLE 93 69 795 637 -0.025 78.410 7 1.100 7 0.114 5 0.145 9 0.5125 0.461 0.060 0.230 -0.132 ANAHEIM 77 85 736 743 0.009 80.900 19 0.880 19 -0.037 17 -0.009 20 0.4922 0.669 0.101 -0.119 -0.317 TEXAS 71 91 826 969 0.031 82.554 23 0.783 22 -0.089 25 -0.136 25 0.4844 0.737 0.043 -0.315 0.341

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 MINNESOTA 91 75 807 774 -0.062 78.177 13 0.922 13 0.042 18 -0.010 16 0.5016 0.535 -0.028 0.008 0.065 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 86 76 791 715 -0.055 76.698 17 0.907 17 0.015 14 0.034 17 0.4987 0.565 0.044 0.024 -0.083 KANSAS CITY 83 79 836 867 -0.051 77.159 18 0.891 18 -0.015 20 -0.053 18 0.4939 0.571 -0.037 -0.069 0.438 CLEVELAND 68 94 699 778 -0.056 76.972 29 0.462 29 -0.183 24 -0.132 29 0.4719 0.564 -0.123 -0.141 -0.243 DETROIT 43 119 591 928 -0.008 80.324 30 0.000 30 -0.435 30 -0.404 30 0.4386 0.563 -0.396 -0.412 -0.165

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 NEW YORK YANKEES 110 69 943 767 -0.003 88.249 2 1.366 2 0.209 2 0.184 3 0.5245 0.635 0.261 0.106 -0.178 BOSTON 101 73 1007 857 0.003 86.151 6 1.248 6 0.148 4 0.145 6 0.5165 0.729 0.316 -0.025 0.116 TORONTO 86 76 895 826 -0.010 79.516 12 0.930 12 0.047 10 0.070 15 0.5034 0.708 0.219 -0.079 0.174 BALTIMORE 71 91 742 819 0.029 82.387 22 0.789 23 -0.090 23 -0.076 24 0.4848 0.634 0.000 -0.153 -0.174 TAMPA BAY 63 99 715 853 0.032 82.632 28 0.473 28 -0.177 26 -0.139 28 0.4734 0.598 -0.097 -0.180 -0.066


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL EAST    440 391 0.529    1  0.099
AL WEST    339 314 0.519    2  0.048
AL EAST    431 408 0.514    3  0.046
NL WEST    408 405 0.502    4 -0.010
NL CENTRAL 478 506 0.486    5 -0.038
AL CENTRAL 371 443 0.456    6 -0.141

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.077 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.012 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 14:14:23 2007
games through: Sat Oct 25 2003

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