Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
• Ballpark. This is an adjustment to the scoring ranking applied at home to account for ballpark effects.
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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PHILADELPHIA  104  63 734 548 -0.027 82.292    1  0.228    1  0.174    3  0.173    1 0.5288   28  0.316    9  0.060    1  0.286   19 -0.129
NY YANKEES     99  68 895 674  0.029 85.959    2  0.214    2  0.164    1  0.227    2 0.5247   15  0.427    3  0.208    3  0.246    5  0.314
TEXAS         106  73 940 761  0.022 91.606    3  0.211    3  0.161    2  0.195    3 0.5234   26  0.355    6  0.115    2  0.275    1  0.611
DETROIT       100  73 829 778  0.001 87.220    4  0.107    4  0.122    6  0.075    4 0.5177    9  0.504    5  0.125   15  0.025    6  0.212
BOSTON         90  72 875 737  0.038 83.936    5  0.080    6  0.108    4  0.145    6 0.5157    6  0.519    4  0.208   11  0.081    3  0.415
TAMPA BAY      92  74 728 630  0.043 86.394    6  0.079    5  0.110    5  0.122    7 0.5155   16  0.421    7  0.097    4  0.146   27 -0.274
MILWAUKEE     101  72 770 706 -0.041 84.349    7  0.067    7  0.106    9  0.049    5 0.5171   20  0.393   14  0.000    7  0.097   12  0.067
ARIZONA        96  71 756 685 -0.047 81.019    8  0.033    8  0.086   10  0.047    8 0.5147   13  0.443   10  0.042   13  0.052    7  0.184
ST. LOUIS     101  79 862 770 -0.028 88.661    9  0.023    9  0.079    7  0.066    9 0.5132    2  0.728    1  0.331   26 -0.199   28 -0.291
LA ANGELS      86  76 667 633  0.027 83.371   10  0.012   10  0.063    8  0.058   11 0.5081   21  0.392   13  0.009    5  0.107   24 -0.213
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ATLANTA        89  73 641 605 -0.020 80.394   11  0.012   11  0.063   11  0.040   10 0.5112   23  0.376   17 -0.023    6  0.102   25 -0.221
TORONTO        81  81 743 761  0.063 85.791   12  0.001   12  0.037   12  0.024   13 0.5040   24  0.373   19 -0.041    9  0.089    4  0.373
SAN FRANCISCO  86  76 571 578 -0.038 79.333   13 -0.002   13  0.022   18 -0.036   12 0.5044   25  0.358   24 -0.115   14  0.042   30 -0.614
CLEVELAND      80  82 704 760  0.007 82.306   14 -0.005   14 -0.007   21 -0.055   16 0.4980    8  0.507   15 -0.003   21 -0.107   14  0.048
LA DODGERS     82  79 644 612 -0.042 78.491   15 -0.006   15 -0.013   14 -0.005   14 0.4995   18  0.416   18 -0.033   16  0.023   23 -0.182
WASHINGTON     80  81 625 643 -0.019 80.062   16 -0.007   16 -0.017   17 -0.030   15 0.4988   22  0.388   22 -0.083   17  0.023   20 -0.134
CHI WHITE SOX  79  83 654 706 -0.002 81.664   17 -0.007   17 -0.022   19 -0.041   18 0.4959   29  0.301   28 -0.166   10  0.085   10  0.094
NY METS        77  85 718 742  0.007 82.207   18 -0.010   18 -0.034   16 -0.027   17 0.4960    1  0.732    2  0.241   30 -0.296   26 -0.223
OAKLAND        74  88 645 679  0.042 84.472   19 -0.012   19 -0.041   13 -0.005   20 0.4926   27  0.336   23 -0.102    8  0.092   15  0.022
CINCINNATI     79  83 735 720 -0.043 78.974   20 -0.013   20 -0.046   15 -0.021   19 0.4941    7  0.511   11  0.035   19 -0.078    9  0.107
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BALTIMORE      69  93 708 860  0.070 86.401   21 -0.030   21 -0.072   25 -0.081   23 0.4871    3  0.615    8  0.072   28 -0.234   11  0.084
FLORIDA        72  90 625 703  0.007 82.287   22 -0.040   22 -0.082   23 -0.075   21 0.4886   11  0.486   20 -0.042   22 -0.108   22 -0.154
COLORADO       73  89 735 775 -0.024 80.261   23 -0.053   23 -0.091   24 -0.076   22 0.4873   12  0.451   21 -0.073   20 -0.078    2  0.470
KANSAS CITY    71  91 730 762  0.003 81.981   24 -0.055   24 -0.093   20 -0.044   24 0.4852    5  0.521   12  0.021   23 -0.109   13  0.054
SEATTLE        67  95 556 675  0.058 85.643   25 -0.068   25 -0.098   26 -0.090   28 0.4828   30  0.248   30 -0.258   12  0.079   17 -0.088
PITTSBURGH     72  90 611 712 -0.040 79.323   26 -0.094   26 -0.111   28 -0.126   25 0.4833   14  0.431   27 -0.141   24 -0.111   21 -0.136
SAN DIEGO      71  91 593 611 -0.033 79.653   27 -0.101   28 -0.116   22 -0.070   26 0.4832   19  0.396   25 -0.116   18 -0.025   29 -0.409
CHI CUBS       71  91 654 756 -0.029 80.011   28 -0.102   27 -0.114   27 -0.125   27 0.4829    4  0.571   16 -0.013   29 -0.237   18 -0.126
MINNESOTA      63  99 619 804  0.030 83.846   29 -0.204   29 -0.155   29 -0.172   29 0.4753   10  0.503   26 -0.123   27 -0.220   16 -0.006
HOUSTON        56 106 615 796 -0.015 80.986   30 -0.260   30 -0.248   30 -0.201   30 0.4620   17  0.419   29 -0.227   25 -0.176    8  0.142
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
``````

``````NL WEST
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ARIZONA        96  71 756 685 -0.047 81.019    8  0.033    8  0.086   10  0.047    8 0.5147   13  0.443   10  0.042   13  0.052    7  0.184
SAN FRANCISCO  86  76 571 578 -0.038 79.333   13 -0.002   13  0.022   18 -0.036   12 0.5044   25  0.358   24 -0.115   14  0.042   30 -0.614
LA DODGERS     82  79 644 612 -0.042 78.491   15 -0.006   15 -0.013   14 -0.005   14 0.4995   18  0.416   18 -0.033   16  0.023   23 -0.182
COLORADO       73  89 735 775 -0.024 80.261   23 -0.053   23 -0.091   24 -0.076   22 0.4873   12  0.451   21 -0.073   20 -0.078    2  0.470
SAN DIEGO      71  91 593 611 -0.033 79.653   27 -0.101   28 -0.116   22 -0.070   26 0.4832   19  0.396   25 -0.116   18 -0.025   29 -0.409
``````

``````NL CENTRAL
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
MILWAUKEE     101  72 770 706 -0.041 84.349    7  0.067    7  0.106    9  0.049    5 0.5171   20  0.393   14  0.000    7  0.097   12  0.067
ST. LOUIS     101  79 862 770 -0.028 88.661    9  0.023    9  0.079    7  0.066    9 0.5132    2  0.728    1  0.331   26 -0.199   28 -0.291
CINCINNATI     79  83 735 720 -0.043 78.974   20 -0.013   20 -0.046   15 -0.021   19 0.4941    7  0.511   11  0.035   19 -0.078    9  0.107
PITTSBURGH     72  90 611 712 -0.040 79.323   26 -0.094   26 -0.111   28 -0.126   25 0.4833   14  0.431   27 -0.141   24 -0.111   21 -0.136
CHI CUBS       71  91 654 756 -0.029 80.011   28 -0.102   27 -0.114   27 -0.125   27 0.4829    4  0.571   16 -0.013   29 -0.237   18 -0.126
HOUSTON        56 106 615 796 -0.015 80.986   30 -0.260   30 -0.248   30 -0.201   30 0.4620   17  0.419   29 -0.227   25 -0.176    8  0.142
``````

``````NL EAST
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PHILADELPHIA  104  63 734 548 -0.027 82.292    1  0.228    1  0.174    3  0.173    1 0.5288   28  0.316    9  0.060    1  0.286   19 -0.129
ATLANTA        89  73 641 605 -0.020 80.394   11  0.012   11  0.063   11  0.040   10 0.5112   23  0.376   17 -0.023    6  0.102   25 -0.221
WASHINGTON     80  81 625 643 -0.019 80.062   16 -0.007   16 -0.017   17 -0.030   15 0.4988   22  0.388   22 -0.083   17  0.023   20 -0.134
NY METS        77  85 718 742  0.007 82.207   18 -0.010   18 -0.034   16 -0.027   17 0.4960    1  0.732    2  0.241   30 -0.296   26 -0.223
FLORIDA        72  90 625 703  0.007 82.287   22 -0.040   22 -0.082   23 -0.075   21 0.4886   11  0.486   20 -0.042   22 -0.108   22 -0.154
``````

``````AL WEST
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TEXAS         106  73 940 761  0.022 91.606    3  0.211    3  0.161    2  0.195    3 0.5234   26  0.355    6  0.115    2  0.275    1  0.611
LA ANGELS      86  76 667 633  0.027 83.371   10  0.012   10  0.063    8  0.058   11 0.5081   21  0.392   13  0.009    5  0.107   24 -0.213
OAKLAND        74  88 645 679  0.042 84.472   19 -0.012   19 -0.041   13 -0.005   20 0.4926   27  0.336   23 -0.102    8  0.092   15  0.022
SEATTLE        67  95 556 675  0.058 85.643   25 -0.068   25 -0.098   26 -0.090   28 0.4828   30  0.248   30 -0.258   12  0.079   17 -0.088
``````

``````AL CENTRAL
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DETROIT       100  73 829 778  0.001 87.220    4  0.107    4  0.122    6  0.075    4 0.5177    9  0.504    5  0.125   15  0.025    6  0.212
CLEVELAND      80  82 704 760  0.007 82.306   14 -0.005   14 -0.007   21 -0.055   16 0.4980    8  0.507   15 -0.003   21 -0.107   14  0.048
CHI WHITE SOX  79  83 654 706 -0.002 81.664   17 -0.007   17 -0.022   19 -0.041   18 0.4959   29  0.301   28 -0.166   10  0.085   10  0.094
KANSAS CITY    71  91 730 762  0.003 81.981   24 -0.055   24 -0.093   20 -0.044   24 0.4852    5  0.521   12  0.021   23 -0.109   13  0.054
MINNESOTA      63  99 619 804  0.030 83.846   29 -0.204   29 -0.155   29 -0.172   29 0.4753   10  0.503   26 -0.123   27 -0.220   16 -0.006
``````

``````AL EAST
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
NY YANKEES     99  68 895 674  0.029 85.959    2  0.214    2  0.164    1  0.227    2 0.5247   15  0.427    3  0.208    3  0.246    5  0.314
BOSTON         90  72 875 737  0.038 83.936    5  0.080    6  0.108    4  0.145    6 0.5157    6  0.519    4  0.208   11  0.081    3  0.415
TAMPA BAY      92  74 728 630  0.043 86.394    6  0.079    5  0.110    5  0.122    7 0.5155   16  0.421    7  0.097    4  0.146   27 -0.274
TORONTO        81  81 743 761  0.063 85.791   12  0.001   12  0.037   12  0.024   13 0.5040   24  0.373   19 -0.041    9  0.089    4  0.373
BALTIMORE      69  93 708 860  0.070 86.401   21 -0.030   21 -0.072   25 -0.081   23 0.4871    3  0.615    8  0.072   28 -0.234   11  0.084
``````

``````DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    431 388 0.526    1  0.124
AL WEST    333 332 0.501    2  0.055
NL EAST    422 392 0.518    3  0.023
NL WEST    408 406 0.501    4 -0.039
AL CENTRAL 393 428 0.479    5 -0.066
NL CENTRAL 480 521 0.480    6 -0.084
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.054 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
0.007 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
``````
```Predict score: ARIZONA ATLANTA BALTIMORE BOSTON CHI CUBS CHI WHITE SOX CINCINNATI CLEVELAND COLORADO DETROIT FLORIDA HOUSTON KANSAS CITY LA ANGELS LA DODGERS MILWAUKEE MINNESOTA NY METS NY YANKEES OAKLAND PHILADELPHIA PITTSBURGH SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE ST. LOUIS TAMPA BAY TEXAS TORONTO WASHINGTON vs. hosting at ARIZONA ATLANTA BALTIMORE BOSTON CHI CUBS CHI WHITE SOX CINCINNATI CLEVELAND COLORADO DETROIT FLORIDA HOUSTON KANSAS CITY LA ANGELS LA DODGERS MILWAUKEE MINNESOTA NY METS NY YANKEES OAKLAND PHILADELPHIA PITTSBURGH SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE ST. LOUIS TAMPA BAY TEXAS TORONTO WASHINGTON Team Strength vs. Time Plot: ARIZONA ATLANTA BALTIMORE BOSTON CHI CUBS CHI WHITE SOX CINCINNATI CLEVELAND COLORADO DETROIT FLORIDA HOUSTON KANSAS CITY LA ANGELS LA DODGERS MILWAUKEE MINNESOTA NY METS NY YANKEES OAKLAND PHILADELPHIA PITTSBURGH SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE ST. LOUIS TAMPA BAY TEXAS TORONTO WASHINGTON posted: Sat Jan 4 12:47:45 2020 games through: Fri Oct 28 2011 ```

Back to Dolphin rankings main page.