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
BOSTON            107  69 966 703  0.073 93.227    1  0.945    1  0.231    1  0.304    1 0.5317  0.354  0.109  0.499  0.350
CLEVELAND         102  71 867 771  0.054 90.537    2  0.896    2  0.184    3  0.143    2 0.5252  0.430  0.013  0.273  0.190
N.Y. YANKEES       94  71 976 794  0.068 87.161    3  0.849    3  0.160    2  0.231    3 0.5217  0.696  0.350  0.112  0.199
L.A. ANGELS        94  71 826 750  0.054 86.395    4  0.794    4  0.149    4  0.122    4 0.5211  0.448  0.008  0.237  0.183
SEATTLE            88  74 794 813  0.064 85.616    5  0.614    5  0.111    9  0.046    5 0.5148  0.695  0.164 -0.072 -0.076
DETROIT            88  74 887 797  0.046 84.317    6  0.585    6  0.100    5  0.119    6 0.5144  0.701  0.243 -0.005  0.121
TORONTO            83  79 753 699  0.080 86.494    7  0.515    7  0.072    6  0.115   10 0.5081  0.430 -0.016  0.245 -0.056
COLORADO           97  77 904 803 -0.034 85.062    8  0.509    8  0.072    7  0.068    7 0.5120  0.551  0.047  0.088  0.230
ARIZONA            93  76 736 756 -0.036 82.559    9  0.473    9  0.057   19 -0.034    8 0.5090  0.366 -0.219  0.151  0.144
SAN DIEGO          89  74 741 666 -0.048 78.806   10  0.469   10  0.043    8  0.050    9 0.5085  0.623  0.097  0.002 -0.517
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          88  75 804 753 -0.062 77.926   11  0.458   11  0.023   12  0.022   11 0.5049  0.662  0.107 -0.064 -0.210
PHILADELPHIA       89  76 900 837 -0.068 78.506   12  0.457   12  0.020   10  0.026   12 0.5045  0.781  0.232 -0.180  0.021
MINNESOTA          79  83 718 725  0.057 85.187   13  0.456   13  0.016   11  0.025   13 0.5017  0.505 -0.038  0.089 -0.198
ATLANTA            84  78 810 733 -0.053 78.049   14  0.451   14 -0.005   13  0.021   14 0.5009  0.669  0.113 -0.072 -0.215
L.A. DODGERS       82  80 735 727 -0.036 79.207   15  0.447   16 -0.015   18 -0.020   15 0.4997  0.477 -0.109  0.069  0.053
OAKLAND            76  86 741 758  0.055 85.108   16  0.446   15 -0.014   14  0.011   16 0.4973  0.637  0.072 -0.050 -0.299
TEXAS              75  87 816 844  0.062 85.580   17  0.443   17 -0.021   16 -0.010   18 0.4961  0.727  0.141 -0.161 -0.008
CHICAGO CUBS       86  80 761 708 -0.100 76.921   18  0.437   18 -0.036   15 -0.006   17 0.4968  0.303 -0.244  0.232  0.241
MILWAUKEE          83  79 801 776 -0.095 75.435   19  0.432   19 -0.042   20 -0.040   19 0.4948  0.619  0.003 -0.084  0.010
CHICAGO WHITE SOX  72  90 693 839  0.073 86.398   20  0.429   20 -0.044   23 -0.087   20 0.4918  0.444 -0.204  0.031  0.210
TEAM                W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BALTIMORE          69  92 749 860  0.094 87.109   21  0.422   21 -0.056   17 -0.015   21 0.4899  0.549 -0.038  0.007  0.230
KANSAS CITY        69  93 706 778  0.063 85.698   22  0.379   22 -0.080   21 -0.046   23 0.4877  0.419 -0.185  0.094  0.110
ST. LOUIS          79  85 730 832 -0.077 77.698   23  0.369   23 -0.082   27 -0.156   22 0.4885  0.647 -0.086 -0.226 -0.116
TAMPA BAY          66  96 782 944  0.107 88.601   24  0.363   24 -0.083   24 -0.088   24 0.4850  0.826  0.165 -0.341 -0.110
WASHINGTON         73  89 673 783 -0.042 79.000   25  0.269   25 -0.110   29 -0.158   26 0.4845  0.577 -0.154 -0.162 -0.291
SAN FRANCISCO      71  91 683 720 -0.023 80.116   26  0.253   26 -0.116   22 -0.066   25 0.4846  0.429 -0.197  0.065 -0.065
HOUSTON            73  89 723 813 -0.078 76.661   27  0.164   27 -0.132   26 -0.153   27 0.4817  0.645 -0.084 -0.221 -0.214
FLORIDA            71  91 790 891 -0.054 78.191   28  0.144   28 -0.136   28 -0.157   29 0.4808  0.735  0.002 -0.315  0.030
CINCINNATI         72  90 783 853 -0.075 76.860   29  0.137   29 -0.139   25 -0.126   28 0.4809  0.640 -0.062 -0.189  0.134
PITTSBURGH         68  94 724 846 -0.074 76.983   30  0.000   30 -0.181   30 -0.189   30 0.4749  0.651 -0.114 -0.265 -0.082

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 COLORADO 97 77 904 803 -0.034 85.062 8 0.509 8 0.072 7 0.068 7 0.5120 0.551 0.047 0.088 0.230 ARIZONA 93 76 736 756 -0.036 82.559 9 0.473 9 0.057 19 -0.034 8 0.5090 0.366 -0.219 0.151 0.144 SAN DIEGO 89 74 741 666 -0.048 78.806 10 0.469 10 0.043 8 0.050 9 0.5085 0.623 0.097 0.002 -0.517 L.A. DODGERS 82 80 735 727 -0.036 79.207 15 0.447 16 -0.015 18 -0.020 15 0.4997 0.477 -0.109 0.069 0.053 SAN FRANCISCO 71 91 683 720 -0.023 80.116 26 0.253 26 -0.116 22 -0.066 25 0.4846 0.429 -0.197 0.065 -0.065

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 86 80 761 708 -0.100 76.921 18 0.437 18 -0.036 15 -0.006 17 0.4968 0.303 -0.244 0.232 0.241 MILWAUKEE 83 79 801 776 -0.095 75.435 19 0.432 19 -0.042 20 -0.040 19 0.4948 0.619 0.003 -0.084 0.010 ST. LOUIS 79 85 730 832 -0.077 77.698 23 0.369 23 -0.082 27 -0.156 22 0.4885 0.647 -0.086 -0.226 -0.116 HOUSTON 73 89 723 813 -0.078 76.661 27 0.164 27 -0.132 26 -0.153 27 0.4817 0.645 -0.084 -0.221 -0.214 CINCINNATI 72 90 783 853 -0.075 76.860 29 0.137 29 -0.139 25 -0.126 28 0.4809 0.640 -0.062 -0.189 0.134 PITTSBURGH 68 94 724 846 -0.074 76.983 30 0.000 30 -0.181 30 -0.189 30 0.4749 0.651 -0.114 -0.265 -0.082

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 88 75 804 753 -0.062 77.926 11 0.458 11 0.023 12 0.022 11 0.5049 0.662 0.107 -0.064 -0.210 PHILADELPHIA 89 76 900 837 -0.068 78.506 12 0.457 12 0.020 10 0.026 12 0.5045 0.781 0.232 -0.180 0.021 ATLANTA 84 78 810 733 -0.053 78.049 14 0.451 14 -0.005 13 0.021 14 0.5009 0.669 0.113 -0.072 -0.215 WASHINGTON 73 89 673 783 -0.042 79.000 25 0.269 25 -0.110 29 -0.158 26 0.4845 0.577 -0.154 -0.162 -0.291 FLORIDA 71 91 790 891 -0.054 78.191 28 0.144 28 -0.136 28 -0.157 29 0.4808 0.735 0.002 -0.315 0.030

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 L.A. ANGELS 94 71 826 750 0.054 86.395 4 0.794 4 0.149 4 0.122 4 0.5211 0.448 0.008 0.237 0.183 SEATTLE 88 74 794 813 0.064 85.616 5 0.614 5 0.111 9 0.046 5 0.5148 0.695 0.164 -0.072 -0.076 OAKLAND 76 86 741 758 0.055 85.108 16 0.446 15 -0.014 14 0.011 16 0.4973 0.637 0.072 -0.050 -0.299 TEXAS 75 87 816 844 0.062 85.580 17 0.443 17 -0.021 16 -0.010 18 0.4961 0.727 0.141 -0.161 -0.008

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 CLEVELAND 102 71 867 771 0.054 90.537 2 0.896 2 0.184 3 0.143 2 0.5252 0.430 0.013 0.273 0.190 DETROIT 88 74 887 797 0.046 84.317 6 0.585 6 0.100 5 0.119 6 0.5144 0.701 0.243 -0.005 0.121 MINNESOTA 79 83 718 725 0.057 85.187 13 0.456 13 0.016 11 0.025 13 0.5017 0.505 -0.038 0.089 -0.198 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 72 90 693 839 0.073 86.398 20 0.429 20 -0.044 23 -0.087 20 0.4918 0.444 -0.204 0.031 0.210 KANSAS CITY 69 93 706 778 0.063 85.698 22 0.379 22 -0.080 21 -0.046 23 0.4877 0.419 -0.185 0.094 0.110

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 107 69 966 703 0.073 93.227 1 0.945 1 0.231 1 0.304 1 0.5317 0.354 0.109 0.499 0.350 N.Y. YANKEES 94 71 976 794 0.068 87.161 3 0.849 3 0.160 2 0.231 3 0.5217 0.696 0.350 0.112 0.199 TORONTO 83 79 753 699 0.080 86.494 7 0.515 7 0.072 6 0.115 10 0.5081 0.430 -0.016 0.245 -0.056 BALTIMORE 69 92 749 860 0.094 87.109 21 0.422 21 -0.056 17 -0.015 21 0.4899 0.549 -0.038 0.007 0.230 TAMPA BAY 66 96 782 944 0.107 88.601 24 0.363 24 -0.083 24 -0.088 24 0.4850 0.826 0.165 -0.341 -0.110


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    419 407 0.507    1  0.146
AL WEST    333 318 0.512    2  0.058
AL CENTRAL 410 411 0.499    3  0.042
NL WEST    432 398 0.520    4 -0.000
NL EAST    405 409 0.498    5 -0.066
NL CENTRAL 461 517 0.471    6 -0.150

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.073 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 14:20:07 2007
games through: Mon Oct 29 2007

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