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
DETROIT           103  72 877 720  0.073 92.453    1  0.946    1  0.197    1  0.217    1 0.5315  0.497  0.131  0.303 -0.103
N.Y. YANKEES       98  68 944 789  0.050 86.245    2  0.921    2  0.181    2  0.190    2 0.5307  0.838  0.441 -0.061 -0.216
MINNESOTA          96  69 808 699  0.071 87.141    3  0.918    3  0.181    3  0.160    3 0.5293  0.480  0.059  0.262 -0.098
OAKLAND            97  73 801 759  0.090 91.170    4  0.905    4  0.175    6  0.115    4 0.5288  0.555  0.082  0.148 -0.134
CHICAGO WHITE SOX  90  72 868 794  0.077 85.928    5  0.792    5  0.140    5  0.136    6 0.5232  0.677  0.221  0.051  0.054
L.A. ANGELS        90  73 770 734  0.078 86.672    6  0.767    6  0.135    8  0.109    5 0.5233  0.583  0.102  0.115 -0.230
N.Y. METS         103  69 880 770 -0.066 81.627    7  0.687    7  0.120   10  0.061    9 0.5144  0.672  0.140 -0.019 -0.232
TORONTO            87  75 809 754  0.055 84.620    8  0.588    8  0.095    9  0.096    7 0.5183  0.536  0.046  0.146  0.045
BOSTON             86  77 820 830  0.059 85.559    9  0.539    9  0.083   11  0.031    8 0.5155  0.660  0.099 -0.036  0.002
TEXAS              80  82 835 784  0.086 86.658   10  0.491   10  0.047    7  0.110   10 0.5112  0.640  0.158  0.061  0.074
TEAM                W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SEATTLE            78  84 756 792  0.090 87.063   11  0.478   11  0.028   13  0.023   11 0.5078  0.689  0.120 -0.073 -0.257
L.A. DODGERS       89  77 836 770 -0.057 79.412   12  0.475   12  0.022   12  0.028   13 0.5002  0.559 -0.001  0.057  0.132
CLEVELAND          78  84 870 782  0.078 85.970   13  0.474   14  0.020    4  0.138   12 0.5071  0.748  0.294 -0.019 -0.097
SAN DIEGO          89  77 737 692 -0.059 79.343   14  0.473   13  0.021   14  0.003   14 0.4993  0.451 -0.124  0.130 -0.231
ST. LOUIS          94  83 845 806 -0.086 82.674   15  0.466   15 -0.006   17 -0.006   15 0.4966  0.556 -0.038  0.025 -0.029
PHILADELPHIA       85  78 866 815 -0.065 77.473   16  0.465   16 -0.009   15 -0.001   16 0.4966  0.671  0.078 -0.079  0.082
HOUSTON            82  80 735 719 -0.089 75.552   17  0.445   17 -0.049   20 -0.052   18 0.4899  0.389 -0.232  0.129  0.114
ATLANTA            79  83 848 805 -0.068 76.866   18  0.430   19 -0.064   16 -0.003   19 0.4884  0.756  0.162 -0.167 -0.099
BALTIMORE          70  92 768 899  0.075 86.249   19  0.428   18 -0.063   22 -0.076   17 0.4944  0.727  0.059 -0.211 -0.057
FLORIDA            78  84 758 772 -0.062 77.342   20  0.418   20 -0.070   21 -0.060   20 0.4870  0.621 -0.030 -0.090 -0.181
TEAM                W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CINCINNATI         80  82 749 801 -0.091 75.552   21  0.415   21 -0.071   25 -0.130   22 0.4859  0.442 -0.265  0.004  0.297
COLORADO           76  86 813 812 -0.050 78.052   22  0.393   22 -0.083   18 -0.051   23 0.4845  0.552 -0.086 -0.016  0.293
ARIZONA            76  86 773 788 -0.055 77.773   23  0.388   24 -0.085   19 -0.052   25 0.4839  0.456 -0.175  0.071  0.290
SAN FRANCISCO      76  86 749 795 -0.050 78.087   24  0.387   23 -0.083   23 -0.079   24 0.4844  0.564 -0.103 -0.054  0.043
MILWAUKEE          75  87 730 833 -0.083 76.091   25  0.263   25 -0.116   28 -0.162   27 0.4797  0.571 -0.179 -0.145  0.087
KANSAS CITY        62 100 757 971  0.117 89.106   26  0.261   26 -0.117   26 -0.135   21 0.4859  0.657 -0.070 -0.200  0.244
WASHINGTON         71  91 746 872 -0.046 78.445   27  0.186   27 -0.132   27 -0.161   28 0.4775  0.692 -0.061 -0.261 -0.109
TAMPA BAY          61 101 689 856  0.082 86.720   28  0.105   28 -0.152   24 -0.122   26 0.4817  0.511 -0.195 -0.049  0.038
PITTSBURGH         67  95 691 797 -0.074 76.681   29  0.010   29 -0.190   29 -0.175   29 0.4691  0.447 -0.305 -0.044  0.087
CHICAGO CUBS       66  96 716 834 -0.071 76.959   30  0.000   30 -0.198   30 -0.190   30 0.4679  0.495 -0.277 -0.102  0.192

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 L.A. DODGERS 89 77 836 770 -0.057 79.412 12 0.475 12 0.022 12 0.028 13 0.5002 0.559 -0.001 0.057 0.132 SAN DIEGO 89 77 737 692 -0.059 79.343 14 0.473 13 0.021 14 0.003 14 0.4993 0.451 -0.124 0.130 -0.231 COLORADO 76 86 813 812 -0.050 78.052 22 0.393 22 -0.083 18 -0.051 23 0.4845 0.552 -0.086 -0.016 0.293 ARIZONA 76 86 773 788 -0.055 77.773 23 0.388 24 -0.085 19 -0.052 25 0.4839 0.456 -0.175 0.071 0.290 SAN FRANCISCO 76 86 749 795 -0.050 78.087 24 0.387 23 -0.083 23 -0.079 24 0.4844 0.564 -0.103 -0.054 0.043

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 94 83 845 806 -0.086 82.674 15 0.466 15 -0.006 17 -0.006 15 0.4966 0.556 -0.038 0.025 -0.029 HOUSTON 82 80 735 719 -0.089 75.552 17 0.445 17 -0.049 20 -0.052 18 0.4899 0.389 -0.232 0.129 0.114 CINCINNATI 80 82 749 801 -0.091 75.552 21 0.415 21 -0.071 25 -0.130 22 0.4859 0.442 -0.265 0.004 0.297 MILWAUKEE 75 87 730 833 -0.083 76.091 25 0.263 25 -0.116 28 -0.162 27 0.4797 0.571 -0.179 -0.145 0.087 PITTSBURGH 67 95 691 797 -0.074 76.681 29 0.010 29 -0.190 29 -0.175 29 0.4691 0.447 -0.305 -0.044 0.087 CHICAGO CUBS 66 96 716 834 -0.071 76.959 30 0.000 30 -0.198 30 -0.190 30 0.4679 0.495 -0.277 -0.102 0.192

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 N.Y. METS 103 69 880 770 -0.066 81.627 7 0.687 7 0.120 10 0.061 9 0.5144 0.672 0.140 -0.019 -0.232 PHILADELPHIA 85 78 866 815 -0.065 77.473 16 0.465 16 -0.009 15 -0.001 16 0.4966 0.671 0.078 -0.079 0.082 ATLANTA 79 83 848 805 -0.068 76.866 18 0.430 19 -0.064 16 -0.003 19 0.4884 0.756 0.162 -0.167 -0.099 FLORIDA 78 84 758 772 -0.062 77.342 20 0.418 20 -0.070 21 -0.060 20 0.4870 0.621 -0.030 -0.090 -0.181 WASHINGTON 71 91 746 872 -0.046 78.445 27 0.186 27 -0.132 27 -0.161 28 0.4775 0.692 -0.061 -0.261 -0.109

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 97 73 801 759 0.090 91.170 4 0.905 4 0.175 6 0.115 4 0.5288 0.555 0.082 0.148 -0.134 L.A. ANGELS 90 73 770 734 0.078 86.672 6 0.767 6 0.135 8 0.109 5 0.5233 0.583 0.102 0.115 -0.230 TEXAS 80 82 835 784 0.086 86.658 10 0.491 10 0.047 7 0.110 10 0.5112 0.640 0.158 0.061 0.074 SEATTLE 78 84 756 792 0.090 87.063 11 0.478 11 0.028 13 0.023 11 0.5078 0.689 0.120 -0.073 -0.257

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 DETROIT 103 72 877 720 0.073 92.453 1 0.946 1 0.197 1 0.217 1 0.5315 0.497 0.131 0.303 -0.103 MINNESOTA 96 69 808 699 0.071 87.141 3 0.918 3 0.181 3 0.160 3 0.5293 0.480 0.059 0.262 -0.098 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 90 72 868 794 0.077 85.928 5 0.792 5 0.140 5 0.136 6 0.5232 0.677 0.221 0.051 0.054 CLEVELAND 78 84 870 782 0.078 85.970 13 0.474 14 0.020 4 0.138 12 0.5071 0.748 0.294 -0.019 -0.097 KANSAS CITY 62 100 757 971 0.117 89.106 26 0.261 26 -0.117 26 -0.135 21 0.4859 0.657 -0.070 -0.200 0.244

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 N.Y. YANKEES 98 68 944 789 0.050 86.245 2 0.921 2 0.181 2 0.190 2 0.5307 0.838 0.441 -0.061 -0.216 TORONTO 87 75 809 754 0.055 84.620 8 0.588 8 0.095 9 0.096 7 0.5183 0.536 0.046 0.146 0.045 BOSTON 86 77 820 830 0.059 85.559 9 0.539 9 0.083 11 0.031 8 0.5155 0.660 0.099 -0.036 0.002 BALTIMORE 70 92 768 899 0.075 86.249 19 0.428 18 -0.063 22 -0.076 17 0.4944 0.727 0.059 -0.211 -0.057 TAMPA BAY 61 101 689 856 0.082 86.720 28 0.105 28 -0.152 24 -0.122 26 0.4817 0.511 -0.195 -0.049 0.038


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL CENTRAL 429 397 0.519    1  0.139
AL WEST    345 312 0.525    2  0.120
AL EAST    402 413 0.493    3  0.033
NL WEST    406 412 0.496    4 -0.040
NL EAST    416 405 0.507    5 -0.044
NL CENTRAL 464 523 0.470    6 -0.160

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.102 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: Mon Dec 31 14:18:28 2007
games through: Sun Oct 29 2006

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