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
PHILADELPHIA  104  63 734 548 -0.027 82.292    1  0.955    1  0.174    3  0.173    1 0.5288  0.320  0.062  0.284 -0.127
NY YANKEES     99  68 895 674  0.029 85.959    2  0.927    2  0.164    1  0.227    2 0.5247  0.432  0.212  0.243  0.314
TEXAS         106  73 940 761  0.022 91.606    3  0.920    3  0.161    2  0.195    3 0.5234  0.357  0.115  0.275  0.613
DETROIT       100  73 829 778  0.001 87.220    4  0.722    4  0.122    6  0.075    4 0.5177  0.503  0.123  0.027  0.213
BOSTON         90  72 875 737  0.038 83.936    5  0.667    6  0.108    4  0.145    6 0.5157  0.519  0.207  0.082  0.416
TAMPA BAY      92  74 728 630  0.043 86.394    6  0.666    5  0.110    5  0.122    7 0.5155  0.421  0.097  0.147 -0.274
MILWAUKEE     101  72 770 706 -0.041 84.349    7  0.641    7  0.106    9  0.049    5 0.5171  0.395  0.001  0.097  0.068
ARIZONA        96  71 756 685 -0.047 81.019    8  0.575    8  0.086   10  0.047    8 0.5147  0.444  0.042  0.052  0.183
ST. LOUIS     101  79 862 770 -0.028 88.661    9  0.554    9  0.079    7  0.066    9 0.5132  0.729  0.331 -0.198 -0.292
LA ANGELS      86  76 667 633  0.027 83.371   10  0.533   10  0.063    8  0.058   11 0.5081  0.392  0.008  0.109 -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
ATLANTA        89  73 641 605 -0.020 80.394   11  0.532   11  0.063   11  0.040   10 0.5112  0.378 -0.023  0.102 -0.222
TORONTO        81  81 743 761  0.063 85.791   12  0.511   12  0.037   12  0.024   13 0.5040  0.375 -0.041  0.089  0.372
SAN FRANCISCO  86  76 571 578 -0.038 79.333   13  0.505   13  0.022   18 -0.036   12 0.5044  0.357 -0.116  0.044 -0.614
CLEVELAND      80  82 704 760  0.007 82.306   14  0.498   14 -0.007   21 -0.055   16 0.4980  0.508 -0.003 -0.108  0.049
LA DODGERS     82  79 644 612 -0.042 78.491   15  0.497   15 -0.013   14 -0.005   14 0.4995  0.416 -0.034  0.024 -0.181
WASHINGTON     80  81 625 643 -0.019 80.062   16  0.495   16 -0.017   17 -0.030   15 0.4988  0.387 -0.084  0.024 -0.136
CHI WHITE SOX  79  83 654 706 -0.002 81.664   17  0.494   17 -0.022   19 -0.041   18 0.4959  0.302 -0.166  0.085  0.094
NY METS        77  85 718 742  0.007 82.207   18  0.489   18 -0.034   16 -0.027   17 0.4960  0.732  0.240 -0.295 -0.224
OAKLAND        74  88 645 679  0.042 84.472   19  0.486   19 -0.041   13 -0.005   20 0.4926  0.336 -0.103  0.093  0.022
CINCINNATI     79  83 735 720 -0.043 78.974   20  0.483   20 -0.046   15 -0.021   19 0.4941  0.511  0.034 -0.077  0.107
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  93 708 860  0.070 86.401   21  0.450   21 -0.072   25 -0.081   23 0.4871  0.617  0.073 -0.235  0.084
FLORIDA        72  90 625 703  0.007 82.287   22  0.430   22 -0.082   23 -0.075   21 0.4886  0.488 -0.041 -0.109 -0.155
COLORADO       73  89 735 775 -0.024 80.261   23  0.404   23 -0.091   24 -0.076   22 0.4873  0.452 -0.073 -0.078  0.468
KANSAS CITY    71  91 730 762  0.003 81.981   24  0.400   24 -0.093   20 -0.044   24 0.4852  0.520  0.019 -0.107  0.054
SEATTLE        67  95 556 675  0.058 85.643   25  0.374   25 -0.098   26 -0.090   28 0.4828  0.251 -0.257  0.078 -0.089
PITTSBURGH     72  90 611 712 -0.040 79.323   26  0.321   26 -0.111   28 -0.126   25 0.4833  0.432 -0.141 -0.111 -0.137
SAN DIEGO      71  91 593 611 -0.033 79.653   27  0.308   28 -0.116   22 -0.070   26 0.4832  0.397 -0.116 -0.024 -0.408
CHI CUBS       71  91 654 756 -0.029 80.011   28  0.307   27 -0.114   27 -0.125   27 0.4829  0.573 -0.012 -0.237 -0.128
MINNESOTA      63  99 619 804  0.030 83.846   29  0.110   29 -0.155   29 -0.172   29 0.4753  0.505 -0.122 -0.221 -0.004
HOUSTON        56 106 615 796 -0.015 80.986   30  0.000   30 -0.248   30 -0.201   30 0.4620  0.424 -0.224 -0.178  0.142

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 ARIZONA 96 71 756 685 -0.047 81.019 8 0.575 8 0.086 10 0.047 8 0.5147 0.444 0.042 0.052 0.183 SAN FRANCISCO 86 76 571 578 -0.038 79.333 13 0.505 13 0.022 18 -0.036 12 0.5044 0.357 -0.116 0.044 -0.614 LA DODGERS 82 79 644 612 -0.042 78.491 15 0.497 15 -0.013 14 -0.005 14 0.4995 0.416 -0.034 0.024 -0.181 COLORADO 73 89 735 775 -0.024 80.261 23 0.404 23 -0.091 24 -0.076 22 0.4873 0.452 -0.073 -0.078 0.468 SAN DIEGO 71 91 593 611 -0.033 79.653 27 0.308 28 -0.116 22 -0.070 26 0.4832 0.397 -0.116 -0.024 -0.408

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 MILWAUKEE 101 72 770 706 -0.041 84.349 7 0.641 7 0.106 9 0.049 5 0.5171 0.395 0.001 0.097 0.068 ST. LOUIS 101 79 862 770 -0.028 88.661 9 0.554 9 0.079 7 0.066 9 0.5132 0.729 0.331 -0.198 -0.292 CINCINNATI 79 83 735 720 -0.043 78.974 20 0.483 20 -0.046 15 -0.021 19 0.4941 0.511 0.034 -0.077 0.107 PITTSBURGH 72 90 611 712 -0.040 79.323 26 0.321 26 -0.111 28 -0.126 25 0.4833 0.432 -0.141 -0.111 -0.137 CHI CUBS 71 91 654 756 -0.029 80.011 28 0.307 27 -0.114 27 -0.125 27 0.4829 0.573 -0.012 -0.237 -0.128 HOUSTON 56 106 615 796 -0.015 80.986 30 0.000 30 -0.248 30 -0.201 30 0.4620 0.424 -0.224 -0.178 0.142

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 104 63 734 548 -0.027 82.292 1 0.955 1 0.174 3 0.173 1 0.5288 0.320 0.062 0.284 -0.127 ATLANTA 89 73 641 605 -0.020 80.394 11 0.532 11 0.063 11 0.040 10 0.5112 0.378 -0.023 0.102 -0.222 WASHINGTON 80 81 625 643 -0.019 80.062 16 0.495 16 -0.017 17 -0.030 15 0.4988 0.387 -0.084 0.024 -0.136 NY METS 77 85 718 742 0.007 82.207 18 0.489 18 -0.034 16 -0.027 17 0.4960 0.732 0.240 -0.295 -0.224 FLORIDA 72 90 625 703 0.007 82.287 22 0.430 22 -0.082 23 -0.075 21 0.4886 0.488 -0.041 -0.109 -0.155

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 TEXAS 106 73 940 761 0.022 91.606 3 0.920 3 0.161 2 0.195 3 0.5234 0.357 0.115 0.275 0.613 LA ANGELS 86 76 667 633 0.027 83.371 10 0.533 10 0.063 8 0.058 11 0.5081 0.392 0.008 0.109 -0.210 OAKLAND 74 88 645 679 0.042 84.472 19 0.486 19 -0.041 13 -0.005 20 0.4926 0.336 -0.103 0.093 0.022 SEATTLE 67 95 556 675 0.058 85.643 25 0.374 25 -0.098 26 -0.090 28 0.4828 0.251 -0.257 0.078 -0.089

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 100 73 829 778 0.001 87.220 4 0.722 4 0.122 6 0.075 4 0.5177 0.503 0.123 0.027 0.213 CLEVELAND 80 82 704 760 0.007 82.306 14 0.498 14 -0.007 21 -0.055 16 0.4980 0.508 -0.003 -0.108 0.049 CHI WHITE SOX 79 83 654 706 -0.002 81.664 17 0.494 17 -0.022 19 -0.041 18 0.4959 0.302 -0.166 0.085 0.094 KANSAS CITY 71 91 730 762 0.003 81.981 24 0.400 24 -0.093 20 -0.044 24 0.4852 0.520 0.019 -0.107 0.054 MINNESOTA 63 99 619 804 0.030 83.846 29 0.110 29 -0.155 29 -0.172 29 0.4753 0.505 -0.122 -0.221 -0.004

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 99 68 895 674 0.029 85.959 2 0.927 2 0.164 1 0.227 2 0.5247 0.432 0.212 0.243 0.314 BOSTON 90 72 875 737 0.038 83.936 5 0.667 6 0.108 4 0.145 6 0.5157 0.519 0.207 0.082 0.416 TAMPA BAY 92 74 728 630 0.043 86.394 6 0.666 5 0.110 5 0.122 7 0.5155 0.421 0.097 0.147 -0.274 TORONTO 81 81 743 761 0.063 85.791 12 0.511 12 0.037 12 0.024 13 0.5040 0.375 -0.041 0.089 0.372 BALTIMORE 69 93 708 860 0.070 86.401 21 0.450 21 -0.072 25 -0.081 23 0.4871 0.617 0.073 -0.235 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:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Nov 14 22:38:41 2011
games through: Fri Oct 28 2011

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