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
NY YANKEES    114  63 995 805  0.068 92.926    1  1.010    1  0.290    1  0.256    1 0.5404  0.760  0.482  0.031 -0.138
LA ANGELS     102  69 918 801  0.074 90.304    2  0.979    2  0.211    2  0.189    2 0.5313  0.660  0.314  0.064  0.088
BOSTON         95  70 879 752  0.071 86.866    3  0.926    3  0.172    3  0.188    3 0.5239  0.532  0.191  0.184  0.181
LA DODGERS     99  72 810 655 -0.037 82.805    4  0.656    4  0.107    4  0.116    4 0.5174  0.545  0.131  0.100 -0.300
PHILADELPHIA  102  75 902 772 -0.038 85.666    5  0.635    5  0.104    7  0.090    6 0.5147  0.574  0.132  0.047  0.057
TEXAS          87  75 784 740  0.064 85.025    6  0.633    6  0.102    5  0.095    5 0.5157  0.467  0.039  0.151  0.191
SEATTLE        85  77 640 692  0.073 85.770    7  0.563    7  0.087   16  0.011    7 0.5129  0.295 -0.191  0.214 -0.068
TAMPA BAY      84  78 803 754  0.072 85.485    8  0.547    8  0.077    6  0.090    9 0.5102  0.561  0.120  0.061  0.029
COLORADO       93  73 819 735 -0.044 79.970    9  0.532    9  0.070   11  0.057    8 0.5116  0.455 -0.009  0.124  0.358
DETROIT        86  77 740 744  0.025 83.156   10  0.516   10  0.061   17  0.009   12 0.5075  0.400 -0.105  0.123  0.141
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MINNESOTA      87  79 823 780  0.025 84.569   11  0.515   11  0.055    9  0.062   11 0.5076  0.508  0.043  0.081  0.160
SAN FRANCISCO  89  74 660 612 -0.039 78.916   12  0.510   12  0.049   13  0.033   10 0.5086  0.191 -0.252  0.318  0.071
FLORIDA        87  75 773 766 -0.045 78.156   13  0.496   13  0.030   18 -0.026   14 0.5036  0.547 -0.009 -0.043  0.133
ST. LOUIS      91  74 736 653 -0.093 76.334   14  0.494   14  0.024   14  0.022   13 0.5038  0.500 -0.004  0.048 -0.197
ATLANTA        86  76 735 641 -0.053 77.524   15  0.491   15  0.015   12  0.048   15 0.5023  0.477  0.001  0.095 -0.240
CHI WHITE SOX  79  83 723 729  0.027 82.685   16  0.486   16 -0.004   15  0.017   18 0.4985  0.371 -0.122  0.156  0.176
TORONTO        75  87 798 771  0.083 86.277   17  0.485   18 -0.007    8  0.075   17 0.4987  0.614  0.156 -0.005 -0.090
OAKLAND        75  87 759 761  0.084 86.340   18  0.484   17 -0.006   10  0.058   16 0.5006  0.555  0.082  0.033  0.034
CHI CUBS       83  78 705 672 -0.084 75.200   19  0.475   19 -0.030   19 -0.038   19 0.4963  0.321 -0.219  0.144  0.175
MILWAUKEE      80  82 785 818 -0.073 76.397   20  0.453   20 -0.059   21 -0.084   20 0.4916  0.859  0.246 -0.414 -0.220
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SAN DIEGO      75  87 638 769 -0.021 79.901   21  0.423   21 -0.076   27 -0.148   21 0.4899  0.707  0.024 -0.320 -0.567
CINCINNATI     78  84 673 721 -0.085 75.690   22  0.403   22 -0.087   24 -0.095   22 0.4870  0.446 -0.170 -0.021 -0.068
BALTIMORE      64  98 741 876  0.095 87.298   23  0.299   23 -0.113   20 -0.080   24 0.4828  0.592 -0.021 -0.140  0.086
HOUSTON        74  88 643 770 -0.064 77.151   24  0.297   24 -0.114   28 -0.172   23 0.4835  0.534 -0.166 -0.177 -0.148
NY METS        70  92 671 758 -0.032 79.170   25  0.220   25 -0.133   25 -0.109   26 0.4807  0.528 -0.110 -0.109 -0.142
ARIZONA        70  92 720 782 -0.034 79.011   26  0.218   26 -0.134   23 -0.094   25 0.4822  0.423 -0.188  0.001  0.311
CLEVELAND      65  97 773 865  0.037 83.593   27  0.197   28 -0.138   22 -0.088   27 0.4791  0.827  0.207 -0.384 -0.244
KANSAS CITY    65  97 686 842  0.040 83.801   28  0.187   27 -0.138   26 -0.123   28 0.4788  0.450 -0.193 -0.052  0.246
PITTSBURGH     62  99 636 768 -0.069 76.360   29  0.003   29 -0.236   30 -0.216   29 0.4657  0.430 -0.304 -0.127  0.016
WASHINGTON     59 103 710 874 -0.030 79.386   30  0.000   30 -0.245   29 -0.207   30 0.4639  0.694 -0.048 -0.366 -0.031

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 LA DODGERS 99 72 810 655 -0.037 82.805 4 0.656 4 0.107 4 0.116 4 0.5174 0.545 0.131 0.100 -0.300 COLORADO 93 73 819 735 -0.044 79.970 9 0.532 9 0.070 11 0.057 8 0.5116 0.455 -0.009 0.124 0.358 SAN FRANCISCO 89 74 660 612 -0.039 78.916 12 0.510 12 0.049 13 0.033 10 0.5086 0.191 -0.252 0.318 0.071 SAN DIEGO 75 87 638 769 -0.021 79.901 21 0.423 21 -0.076 27 -0.148 21 0.4899 0.707 0.024 -0.320 -0.567 ARIZONA 70 92 720 782 -0.034 79.011 26 0.218 26 -0.134 23 -0.094 25 0.4822 0.423 -0.188 0.001 0.311

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 91 74 736 653 -0.093 76.334 14 0.494 14 0.024 14 0.022 13 0.5038 0.500 -0.004 0.048 -0.197 CHI CUBS 83 78 705 672 -0.084 75.200 19 0.475 19 -0.030 19 -0.038 19 0.4963 0.321 -0.219 0.144 0.175 MILWAUKEE 80 82 785 818 -0.073 76.397 20 0.453 20 -0.059 21 -0.084 20 0.4916 0.859 0.246 -0.414 -0.220 CINCINNATI 78 84 673 721 -0.085 75.690 22 0.403 22 -0.087 24 -0.095 22 0.4870 0.446 -0.170 -0.021 -0.068 HOUSTON 74 88 643 770 -0.064 77.151 24 0.297 24 -0.114 28 -0.172 23 0.4835 0.534 -0.166 -0.177 -0.148 PITTSBURGH 62 99 636 768 -0.069 76.360 29 0.003 29 -0.236 30 -0.216 29 0.4657 0.430 -0.304 -0.127 0.016

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 PHILADELPHIA 102 75 902 772 -0.038 85.666 5 0.635 5 0.104 7 0.090 6 0.5147 0.574 0.132 0.047 0.057 FLORIDA 87 75 773 766 -0.045 78.156 13 0.496 13 0.030 18 -0.026 14 0.5036 0.547 -0.009 -0.043 0.133 ATLANTA 86 76 735 641 -0.053 77.524 15 0.491 15 0.015 12 0.048 15 0.5023 0.477 0.001 0.095 -0.240 NY METS 70 92 671 758 -0.032 79.170 25 0.220 25 -0.133 25 -0.109 26 0.4807 0.528 -0.110 -0.109 -0.142 WASHINGTON 59 103 710 874 -0.030 79.386 30 0.000 30 -0.245 29 -0.207 30 0.4639 0.694 -0.048 -0.366 -0.031

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 LA ANGELS 102 69 918 801 0.074 90.304 2 0.979 2 0.211 2 0.189 2 0.5313 0.660 0.314 0.064 0.088 TEXAS 87 75 784 740 0.064 85.025 6 0.633 6 0.102 5 0.095 5 0.5157 0.467 0.039 0.151 0.191 SEATTLE 85 77 640 692 0.073 85.770 7 0.563 7 0.087 16 0.011 7 0.5129 0.295 -0.191 0.214 -0.068 OAKLAND 75 87 759 761 0.084 86.340 18 0.484 17 -0.006 10 0.058 16 0.5006 0.555 0.082 0.033 0.034

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 86 77 740 744 0.025 83.156 10 0.516 10 0.061 17 0.009 12 0.5075 0.400 -0.105 0.123 0.141 MINNESOTA 87 79 823 780 0.025 84.569 11 0.515 11 0.055 9 0.062 11 0.5076 0.508 0.043 0.081 0.160 CHI WHITE SOX 79 83 723 729 0.027 82.685 16 0.486 16 -0.004 15 0.017 18 0.4985 0.371 -0.122 0.156 0.176 CLEVELAND 65 97 773 865 0.037 83.593 27 0.197 28 -0.138 22 -0.088 27 0.4791 0.827 0.207 -0.384 -0.244 KANSAS CITY 65 97 686 842 0.040 83.801 28 0.187 27 -0.138 26 -0.123 28 0.4788 0.450 -0.193 -0.052 0.246

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 NY YANKEES 114 63 995 805 0.068 92.926 1 1.010 1 0.290 1 0.256 1 0.5404 0.760 0.482 0.031 -0.138 BOSTON 95 70 879 752 0.071 86.866 3 0.926 3 0.172 3 0.188 3 0.5239 0.532 0.191 0.184 0.181 TAMPA BAY 84 78 803 754 0.072 85.485 8 0.547 8 0.077 6 0.090 9 0.5102 0.561 0.120 0.061 0.029 TORONTO 75 87 798 771 0.083 86.277 17 0.485 18 -0.007 8 0.075 17 0.4987 0.614 0.156 -0.005 -0.090 BALTIMORE 64 98 741 876 0.095 87.298 23 0.299 23 -0.113 20 -0.080 24 0.4828 0.592 -0.021 -0.140 0.086


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    432 396 0.522    1  0.141
AL WEST    349 308 0.531    2  0.118
NL WEST    426 398 0.517    3 -0.009
AL CENTRAL 382 433 0.469    4 -0.032
NL EAST    404 421 0.490    5 -0.054
NL CENTRAL 468 505 0.481    6 -0.129

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.104 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: Sun Nov 15 08:41:41 2009
games through: Wed Nov  4 2009

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