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
ST. LOUIS         112  65  923  726 -0.006 87.397    1  0.979    1  0.224    2  0.196    1 0.5328  0.628  0.243  0.149 -0.159
BOSTON            109  67 1039  837  0.014 88.376    2  0.975    2  0.215    1  0.227    2 0.5319  0.579  0.227  0.226  0.318
N.Y. YANKEES      107  66  963  866  0.013 86.862    3  0.964    3  0.210    6  0.112    3 0.5293  0.797  0.329 -0.106 -0.102
ATLANTA            98  69  824  704 -0.022 81.489    4  0.754    4  0.130    5  0.115    5 0.5181  0.568  0.105  0.125 -0.097
HOUSTON            98  75  868  750  0.011 86.677    5  0.712    5  0.120    3  0.127    4 0.5185  0.630  0.175  0.078 -0.086
OAKLAND            91  71  793  742  0.017 81.670    6  0.680    6  0.113    9  0.070    6 0.5164  0.474 -0.026  0.166  0.059
ANAHEIM            92  73  848  759  0.020 83.304    7  0.677    7  0.109    7  0.105    7 0.5160  0.592  0.117  0.093  0.013
LOS ANGELES        94  72  773  707 -0.023 81.030    8  0.615    8  0.094   13  0.033    9 0.5135  0.497 -0.042  0.109 -0.164
TEXAS              89  73  860  794  0.017 81.624    9  0.607    9  0.092    8  0.076    8 0.5137  0.502  0.005  0.148  0.385
CHICAGO CUBS       89  73  789  665 -0.002 80.336   10  0.572   10  0.079    4  0.124   10 0.5134  0.408 -0.030  0.279  0.116
TEAM                W   L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MINNESOTA          93  73  797  736 -0.033 80.370   11  0.566   11  0.078   11  0.055   12 0.5094  0.385 -0.119  0.230  0.119
SAN FRANCISCO      91  71  850  770 -0.040 77.946   12  0.563   12  0.075   10  0.060   11 0.5111  0.600  0.080  0.040  0.167
PHILADELPHIA       86  76  840  781 -0.019 79.386   13  0.517   13  0.038   12  0.040   13 0.5049  0.714  0.172 -0.093 -0.013
SAN DIEGO          87  75  768  705 -0.047 77.554   14  0.512   14  0.029   14  0.028   14 0.5044  0.632  0.079 -0.024 -0.292
CHICAGO WHITE SOX  83  79  865  831 -0.004 80.402   15  0.506   15  0.018   16  0.015   15 0.5008  0.611  0.045 -0.016  0.240
FLORIDA            83  79  719  700 -0.020 79.338   16  0.503   16  0.006   17  0.007   16 0.5005  0.562 -0.009  0.023 -0.268
CLEVELAND          80  82  858  857 -0.012 79.838   17  0.495   17 -0.019   18 -0.013   18 0.4958  0.763  0.169 -0.195 -0.037
BALTIMORE          78  84  842  830  0.013 81.472   18  0.494   18 -0.023   15  0.023   17 0.4976  0.572  0.016  0.029  0.233
CINCINNATI         75  86  747  905  0.022 81.793   19  0.481   19 -0.044   27 -0.133   19 0.4940  0.928  0.226 -0.492 -0.344
PITTSBURGH         72  89  680  744  0.011 80.993   20  0.448   20 -0.081   20 -0.056   20 0.4897  0.536 -0.096 -0.016 -0.217
TEAM                W   L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TAMPA BAY          70  91  714  842  0.031 82.324   21  0.423   21 -0.090   25 -0.113   21 0.4872  0.580 -0.112 -0.114 -0.088
DETROIT            72  90  827  844 -0.010 80.080   22  0.405   22 -0.099   19 -0.025   23 0.4845  0.714  0.107 -0.156 -0.070
N.Y. METS          71  91  684  731 -0.007 80.315   23  0.367   23 -0.108   21 -0.065   22 0.4845  0.484 -0.153  0.022 -0.138
TORONTO            67  94  719  823  0.027 82.053   24  0.296   24 -0.123   22 -0.093   24 0.4830  0.382 -0.270  0.084  0.283
MILWAUKEE          67  94  634  757  0.019 81.616   25  0.276   25 -0.127   26 -0.119   25 0.4826  0.398 -0.282  0.044 -0.010
COLORADO           68  94  833  923 -0.020 79.544   26  0.194   26 -0.147   23 -0.093   26 0.4793  0.543 -0.127 -0.060  0.598
MONTREAL           67  95  635  769 -0.004 80.619   27  0.187   27 -0.147   28 -0.147   27 0.4779  0.533 -0.190 -0.104 -0.240
SEATTLE            63  99  698  823  0.042 83.496   28  0.149   28 -0.159   24 -0.108   28 0.4775  0.615 -0.074 -0.142 -0.256
KANSAS CITY        58 104  720  905  0.022 82.349   29  0.049   29 -0.224   29 -0.208   29 0.4661  0.694 -0.096 -0.320 -0.117
ARIZONA            51 111  615  899  0.002 81.149   30  0.000   30 -0.312   30 -0.307   30 0.4550  0.429 -0.443 -0.171  0.167

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 LOS ANGELES 94 72 773 707 -0.023 81.030 8 0.615 8 0.094 13 0.033 9 0.5135 0.497 -0.042 0.109 -0.164 SAN FRANCISCO 91 71 850 770 -0.040 77.946 12 0.563 12 0.075 10 0.060 11 0.5111 0.600 0.080 0.040 0.167 SAN DIEGO 87 75 768 705 -0.047 77.554 14 0.512 14 0.029 14 0.028 14 0.5044 0.632 0.079 -0.024 -0.292 COLORADO 68 94 833 923 -0.020 79.544 26 0.194 26 -0.147 23 -0.093 26 0.4793 0.543 -0.127 -0.060 0.598 ARIZONA 51 111 615 899 0.002 81.149 30 0.000 30 -0.312 30 -0.307 30 0.4550 0.429 -0.443 -0.171 0.167

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 ST. LOUIS 112 65 923 726 -0.006 87.397 1 0.979 1 0.224 2 0.196 1 0.5328 0.628 0.243 0.149 -0.159 HOUSTON 98 75 868 750 0.011 86.677 5 0.712 5 0.120 3 0.127 4 0.5185 0.630 0.175 0.078 -0.086 CHICAGO CUBS 89 73 789 665 -0.002 80.336 10 0.572 10 0.079 4 0.124 10 0.5134 0.408 -0.030 0.279 0.116 CINCINNATI 75 86 747 905 0.022 81.793 19 0.481 19 -0.044 27 -0.133 19 0.4940 0.928 0.226 -0.492 -0.344 PITTSBURGH 72 89 680 744 0.011 80.993 20 0.448 20 -0.081 20 -0.056 20 0.4897 0.536 -0.096 -0.016 -0.217 MILWAUKEE 67 94 634 757 0.019 81.616 25 0.276 25 -0.127 26 -0.119 25 0.4826 0.398 -0.282 0.044 -0.010

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 98 69 824 704 -0.022 81.489 4 0.754 4 0.130 5 0.115 5 0.5181 0.568 0.105 0.125 -0.097 PHILADELPHIA 86 76 840 781 -0.019 79.386 13 0.517 13 0.038 12 0.040 13 0.5049 0.714 0.172 -0.093 -0.013 FLORIDA 83 79 719 700 -0.020 79.338 16 0.503 16 0.006 17 0.007 16 0.5005 0.562 -0.009 0.023 -0.268 N.Y. METS 71 91 684 731 -0.007 80.315 23 0.367 23 -0.108 21 -0.065 22 0.4845 0.484 -0.153 0.022 -0.138 MONTREAL 67 95 635 769 -0.004 80.619 27 0.187 27 -0.147 28 -0.147 27 0.4779 0.533 -0.190 -0.104 -0.240

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 91 71 793 742 0.017 81.670 6 0.680 6 0.113 9 0.070 6 0.5164 0.474 -0.026 0.166 0.059 ANAHEIM 92 73 848 759 0.020 83.304 7 0.677 7 0.109 7 0.105 7 0.5160 0.592 0.117 0.093 0.013 TEXAS 89 73 860 794 0.017 81.624 9 0.607 9 0.092 8 0.076 8 0.5137 0.502 0.005 0.148 0.385 SEATTLE 63 99 698 823 0.042 83.496 28 0.149 28 -0.159 24 -0.108 28 0.4775 0.615 -0.074 -0.142 -0.256

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 93 73 797 736 -0.033 80.370 11 0.566 11 0.078 11 0.055 12 0.5094 0.385 -0.119 0.230 0.119 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 83 79 865 831 -0.004 80.402 15 0.506 15 0.018 16 0.015 15 0.5008 0.611 0.045 -0.016 0.240 CLEVELAND 80 82 858 857 -0.012 79.838 17 0.495 17 -0.019 18 -0.013 18 0.4958 0.763 0.169 -0.195 -0.037 DETROIT 72 90 827 844 -0.010 80.080 22 0.405 22 -0.099 19 -0.025 23 0.4845 0.714 0.107 -0.156 -0.070 KANSAS CITY 58 104 720 905 0.022 82.349 29 0.049 29 -0.224 29 -0.208 29 0.4661 0.694 -0.096 -0.320 -0.117

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 BOSTON 109 67 1039 837 0.014 88.376 2 0.975 2 0.215 1 0.227 2 0.5319 0.579 0.227 0.226 0.318 N.Y. YANKEES 107 66 963 866 0.013 86.862 3 0.964 3 0.210 6 0.112 3 0.5293 0.797 0.329 -0.106 -0.102 BALTIMORE 78 84 842 830 0.013 81.472 18 0.494 18 -0.023 15 0.023 17 0.4976 0.572 0.016 0.029 0.233 TAMPA BAY 70 91 714 842 0.031 82.324 21 0.423 21 -0.090 25 -0.113 21 0.4872 0.580 -0.112 -0.114 -0.088 TORONTO 67 94 719 823 0.027 82.053 24 0.296 24 -0.123 22 -0.093 24 0.4830 0.382 -0.270 0.084 0.283


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    335 316 0.515    1  0.049
AL EAST    431 402 0.517    2  0.040
NL CENTRAL 513 482 0.516    3  0.030
NL EAST    405 410 0.497    4 -0.013
AL CENTRAL 386 428 0.474    5 -0.046
NL WEST    391 423 0.480    6 -0.072

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.057 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.009 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 14:15:41 2007
games through: Wed Oct 27 2004

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