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   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 110  64   0 808 679  0.041 89.147    1  0.972    1  0.269    2  0.181    1 0.5340  0.352  0.022  0.341  0.049
N.Y. YANKEES       97  70   0 906 814  0.074 87.899    2  0.935    2  0.197    5  0.166    2 0.5242  0.720  0.347 -0.016  0.056
ANAHEIM            99  73   0 797 686  0.077 90.619    3  0.932    3  0.191    1  0.190    3 0.5237  0.454  0.119  0.261 -0.175
BOSTON             95  70   0 919 829  0.070 86.582    4  0.920    4  0.185    6  0.163    4 0.5232  0.778  0.403 -0.078  0.029
ST. LOUIS         105  66   0 842 667 -0.071 80.156    5  0.850    5  0.156    7  0.148    5 0.5220  0.418  0.045  0.250  0.103
CLEVELAND          93  69   0 790 642  0.019 81.604    6  0.806    6  0.145    4  0.172    6 0.5188  0.588  0.224  0.119 -0.292
OAKLAND            88  74   0 772 658  0.079 85.592    7  0.758    7  0.133    3  0.175    7 0.5161  0.395  0.052  0.297  0.094
ATLANTA            91  75   0 790 699 -0.031 80.464    8  0.521    8  0.063    9  0.093    8 0.5103  0.406 -0.020  0.206  0.209
PHILADELPHIA       88  74   0 807 726 -0.033 78.498    9  0.507    9  0.053   14  0.048    9 0.5085  0.521  0.038  0.059  0.251
MINNESOTA          83  79   0 688 662  0.045 83.462   10  0.506   10  0.053   12  0.057   11 0.5058  0.342 -0.111  0.225 -0.019
TEAM                W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
HOUSTON            96  80   1 754 666 -0.040 85.176   11  0.500   11  0.052   11  0.061   10 0.5079  0.295 -0.145  0.268 -0.054
TEXAS              79  83   0 865 858  0.091 86.519   12  0.496   12  0.042   10  0.077   12 0.5034  0.782  0.322 -0.168  0.144
TORONTO            80  82   0 775 705  0.063 84.554   13  0.492   13  0.034    8  0.117   13 0.5032  0.455  0.047  0.187  0.026
N.Y. METS          83  79   0 722 648 -0.023 79.112   14  0.478   14  0.006   13  0.055   14 0.5028  0.416 -0.049  0.160 -0.032
FLORIDA            83  79   0 717 732 -0.031 78.738   15  0.473   15 -0.000   18 -0.024   15 0.5010  0.608  0.047 -0.094 -0.181
WASHINGTON         81  81   0 639 673 -0.010 80.092   16  0.470   16 -0.008   19 -0.043   16 0.4994  0.392 -0.168  0.082 -0.188
BALTIMORE          74  88   0 729 800  0.079 85.803   17  0.464   17 -0.021   16 -0.004   19 0.4949  0.635  0.093 -0.101 -0.215
MILWAUKEE          81  81   0 726 697 -0.047 77.646   18  0.457   18 -0.034   17 -0.022   17 0.4966  0.464 -0.085  0.040  0.036
CHICAGO CUBS       79  83   0 703 714 -0.035 78.455   19  0.446   19 -0.048   20 -0.044   18 0.4951  0.449 -0.120  0.031  0.050
SEATTLE            69  93   0 699 751  0.092 86.640   20  0.419   20 -0.067   15  0.002   21 0.4889  0.529 -0.002  0.005 -0.097
TEAM                W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DETROIT            71  91   0 723 787  0.045 83.737   21  0.391   21 -0.078   21 -0.052   22 0.4888  0.627  0.037 -0.141 -0.124
SAN DIEGO          82  83   0 695 747 -0.106 75.415   22  0.381   22 -0.082   25 -0.149   20 0.4912  0.621 -0.065 -0.232 -0.356
TAMPA BAY          67  95   0 750 936  0.097 87.133   23  0.369   23 -0.085   22 -0.115   23 0.4860  0.770  0.117 -0.347 -0.042
CINCINNATI         73  89   1 820 889 -0.033 79.189   24  0.277   24 -0.112   23 -0.117   24 0.4857  0.733  0.078 -0.312  0.260
ARIZONA            77  85   0 696 856 -0.108 74.067   25  0.220   25 -0.122   29 -0.230   25 0.4855  0.582 -0.183 -0.276  0.149
SAN FRANCISCO      75  87   0 649 745 -0.110 73.901   26  0.151   26 -0.144   27 -0.191   26 0.4826  0.429 -0.285 -0.098 -0.033
PITTSBURGH         67  95   0 680 769 -0.046 77.955   27  0.043   27 -0.186   24 -0.138   28 0.4762  0.428 -0.232 -0.045  0.118
LOS ANGELES        71  91   0 685 755 -0.111 73.802   28  0.036   28 -0.189   26 -0.184   27 0.4775  0.548 -0.169 -0.198 -0.125
KANSAS CITY        56 106   0 701 935  0.074 85.845   29  0.004   29 -0.225   28 -0.205   30 0.4683  0.774  0.032 -0.442 -0.074
COLORADO           67  95   0 740 862 -0.110 73.917   30  0.000   30 -0.232   30 -0.234   29 0.4712  0.500 -0.264 -0.204  0.431

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SAN DIEGO 82 83 0 695 747 -0.106 75.415 22 0.381 22 -0.082 25 -0.149 20 0.4912 0.621 -0.065 -0.232 -0.356 ARIZONA 77 85 0 696 856 -0.108 74.067 25 0.220 25 -0.122 29 -0.230 25 0.4855 0.582 -0.183 -0.276 0.149 SAN FRANCISCO 75 87 0 649 745 -0.110 73.901 26 0.151 26 -0.144 27 -0.191 26 0.4826 0.429 -0.285 -0.098 -0.033 LOS ANGELES 71 91 0 685 755 -0.111 73.802 28 0.036 28 -0.189 26 -0.184 27 0.4775 0.548 -0.169 -0.198 -0.125 COLORADO 67 95 0 740 862 -0.110 73.917 30 0.000 30 -0.232 30 -0.234 29 0.4712 0.500 -0.264 -0.204 0.431

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ST. LOUIS 105 66 0 842 667 -0.071 80.156 5 0.850 5 0.156 7 0.148 5 0.5220 0.418 0.045 0.250 0.103 HOUSTON 96 80 1 754 666 -0.040 85.176 11 0.500 11 0.052 11 0.061 10 0.5079 0.295 -0.145 0.268 -0.054 MILWAUKEE 81 81 0 726 697 -0.047 77.646 18 0.457 18 -0.034 17 -0.022 17 0.4966 0.464 -0.085 0.040 0.036 CHICAGO CUBS 79 83 0 703 714 -0.035 78.455 19 0.446 19 -0.048 20 -0.044 18 0.4951 0.449 -0.120 0.031 0.050 CINCINNATI 73 89 1 820 889 -0.033 79.189 24 0.277 24 -0.112 23 -0.117 24 0.4857 0.733 0.078 -0.312 0.260 PITTSBURGH 67 95 0 680 769 -0.046 77.955 27 0.043 27 -0.186 24 -0.138 28 0.4762 0.428 -0.232 -0.045 0.118

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ATLANTA 91 75 0 790 699 -0.031 80.464 8 0.521 8 0.063 9 0.093 8 0.5103 0.406 -0.020 0.206 0.209 PHILADELPHIA 88 74 0 807 726 -0.033 78.498 9 0.507 9 0.053 14 0.048 9 0.5085 0.521 0.038 0.059 0.251 N.Y. METS 83 79 0 722 648 -0.023 79.112 14 0.478 14 0.006 13 0.055 14 0.5028 0.416 -0.049 0.160 -0.032 FLORIDA 83 79 0 717 732 -0.031 78.738 15 0.473 15 -0.000 18 -0.024 15 0.5010 0.608 0.047 -0.094 -0.181 WASHINGTON 81 81 0 639 673 -0.010 80.092 16 0.470 16 -0.008 19 -0.043 16 0.4994 0.392 -0.168 0.082 -0.188

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ANAHEIM 99 73 0 797 686 0.077 90.619 3 0.932 3 0.191 1 0.190 3 0.5237 0.454 0.119 0.261 -0.175 OAKLAND 88 74 0 772 658 0.079 85.592 7 0.758 7 0.133 3 0.175 7 0.5161 0.395 0.052 0.297 0.094 TEXAS 79 83 0 865 858 0.091 86.519 12 0.496 12 0.042 10 0.077 12 0.5034 0.782 0.322 -0.168 0.144 SEATTLE 69 93 0 699 751 0.092 86.640 20 0.419 20 -0.067 15 0.002 21 0.4889 0.529 -0.002 0.005 -0.097

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CHICAGO WHITE SOX 110 64 0 808 679 0.041 89.147 1 0.972 1 0.269 2 0.181 1 0.5340 0.352 0.022 0.341 0.049 CLEVELAND 93 69 0 790 642 0.019 81.604 6 0.806 6 0.145 4 0.172 6 0.5188 0.588 0.224 0.119 -0.292 MINNESOTA 83 79 0 688 662 0.045 83.462 10 0.506 10 0.053 12 0.057 11 0.5058 0.342 -0.111 0.225 -0.019 DETROIT 71 91 0 723 787 0.045 83.737 21 0.391 21 -0.078 21 -0.052 22 0.4888 0.627 0.037 -0.141 -0.124 KANSAS CITY 56 106 0 701 935 0.074 85.845 29 0.004 29 -0.225 28 -0.205 30 0.4683 0.774 0.032 -0.442 -0.074

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR N.Y. YANKEES 97 70 0 906 814 0.074 87.899 2 0.935 2 0.197 5 0.166 2 0.5242 0.720 0.347 -0.016 0.056 BOSTON 95 70 0 919 829 0.070 86.582 4 0.920 4 0.185 6 0.163 4 0.5232 0.778 0.403 -0.078 0.029 TORONTO 80 82 0 775 705 0.063 84.554 13 0.492 13 0.034 8 0.117 13 0.5032 0.455 0.047 0.187 0.026 BALTIMORE 74 88 0 729 800 0.079 85.803 17 0.464 17 -0.021 16 -0.004 19 0.4949 0.635 0.093 -0.101 -0.215 TAMPA BAY 67 95 0 750 936 0.097 87.133 23 0.369 23 -0.085 22 -0.115 23 0.4860 0.770 0.117 -0.347 -0.042


DIVISION     W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    335 323   0 0.509    1  0.140
AL EAST    413 405   0 0.505    2  0.083
AL CENTRAL 413 409   0 0.502    3  0.039
NL EAST    426 388   0 0.523    4  0.033
NL CENTRAL 501 494   2 0.504    5 -0.024
NL WEST    372 441   0 0.458    6 -0.250

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.076 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 14:17:01 2007
games through: Wed Oct 26 2005

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