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     98  73 826 697  0.061 88.926    1  0.882    2  0.159    1  0.177    1 0.5262  0.539  0.251  0.102 -0.020
BALTIMORE      96  72 727 722  0.070 88.070    2  0.851    1  0.159    9  0.075    3 0.5250  0.245 -0.104  0.253  0.357
OAKLAND        96  71 724 631  0.055 86.458    3  0.847    3  0.156    4  0.124    2 0.5253  0.418  0.090  0.158 -0.276
TEXAS          93  70 809 712  0.036 83.128    4  0.776    4  0.135    3  0.134    4 0.5221  0.531  0.201  0.068  0.238
WASHINGTON    100  67 747 626 -0.039 80.249    5  0.771    5  0.134    6  0.100    7 0.5193  0.340 -0.001  0.201  0.046
SAN FRANCISCO 105  73 787 696 -0.038 85.619    6  0.712    6  0.123   10  0.075    8 0.5167  0.647  0.252 -0.103 -0.486
TAMPA BAY      90  72 697 577  0.049 83.468    7  0.695    7  0.120    2  0.164    5 0.5206  0.336  0.060  0.268 -0.200
LA ANGELS      89  73 767 699  0.057 84.063    8  0.660    8  0.115    5  0.119    6 0.5198  0.754  0.403 -0.165 -0.342
CINCINNATI     99  68 691 606 -0.071 78.152    9  0.607    9  0.104   13  0.053   10 0.5134  0.195 -0.165  0.271  0.147
ATLANTA        94  69 703 606 -0.035 78.580   10  0.596   10  0.100    8  0.076    9 0.5145  0.304 -0.054  0.207  0.065
TEAM            W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DETROIT        95  80 768 703  0.018 88.072   11  0.530   11  0.081    7  0.095   11 0.5133  0.317 -0.025  0.216  0.120
CHI WHITE SOX  85  77 748 676 -0.002 80.220   12  0.485   12  0.037   11  0.067   12 0.5063  0.229 -0.124  0.258  0.470
ST. LOUIS      95  80 822 702 -0.059 82.717   13  0.481   13  0.032   12  0.066   13 0.5031  0.559  0.159 -0.027 -0.104
LA DODGERS     86  76 637 597 -0.036 78.174   14  0.479   14  0.026   14  0.015   14 0.5027  0.347 -0.080  0.110 -0.278
SEATTLE        75  87 619 651  0.068 84.914   15  0.467   15 -0.016   15  0.002   15 0.4998  0.510  0.050 -0.046 -0.654
PHILADELPHIA   81  81 684 680 -0.036 78.236   16  0.465   16 -0.023   19 -0.024   17 0.4959  0.458 -0.023 -0.025 -0.021
ARIZONA        81  81 734 688 -0.044 77.618   17  0.463   17 -0.028   16  0.001   18 0.4948  0.377 -0.069  0.070  0.288
MILWAUKEE      83  79 776 733 -0.075 75.639   18  0.462   18 -0.029   18 -0.015   19 0.4932  0.494  0.018 -0.049  0.266
TORONTO        73  89 716 784  0.074 85.346   19  0.460   19 -0.032   17 -0.009   16 0.4970  0.529  0.056 -0.075  0.120
PITTSBURGH     79  83 651 674 -0.059 76.801   20  0.440   20 -0.058   23 -0.076   22 0.4890  0.592  0.048 -0.200 -0.433
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      76  86 651 710 -0.030 78.723   21  0.426   21 -0.069   24 -0.088   23 0.4883  0.568  0.014 -0.190 -0.306
KANSAS CITY    72  90 676 746  0.023 82.102   22  0.417   22 -0.074   21 -0.045   21 0.4898  0.417 -0.080 -0.010  0.096
BOSTON         69  93 734 806  0.067 84.927   23  0.412   23 -0.076   20 -0.031   20 0.4906  0.503  0.011 -0.072  0.338
NY METS        74  88 650 709 -0.014 79.736   24  0.409   24 -0.078   22 -0.063   24 0.4881  0.577  0.047 -0.173 -0.221
CLEVELAND      68  94 667 845  0.038 83.204   25  0.316   25 -0.106   28 -0.163   25 0.4846  0.706  0.073 -0.398 -0.184
MINNESOTA      66  96 701 832  0.034 82.910   26  0.243   26 -0.128   25 -0.136   26 0.4815  0.573 -0.030 -0.242  0.138
MIAMI          69  93 609 724 -0.015 79.760   27  0.238   27 -0.129   26 -0.146   27 0.4795  0.353 -0.236 -0.056  0.051
COLORADO       64  98 758 890 -0.016 79.657   28  0.063   28 -0.179   27 -0.155   28 0.4721  0.408 -0.198 -0.112  0.779
CHI CUBS       61 101 613 759 -0.038 78.336   29  0.021   29 -0.223   29 -0.185   29 0.4641  0.405 -0.231 -0.139  0.091
HOUSTON        55 107 583 794 -0.033 78.746   30  0.000   30 -0.281   30 -0.254   30 0.4559  0.476 -0.237 -0.271 -0.087

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 SAN FRANCISCO 105 73 787 696 -0.038 85.619 6 0.712 6 0.123 10 0.075 8 0.5167 0.647 0.252 -0.103 -0.486 LA DODGERS 86 76 637 597 -0.036 78.174 14 0.479 14 0.026 14 0.015 14 0.5027 0.347 -0.080 0.110 -0.278 ARIZONA 81 81 734 688 -0.044 77.618 17 0.463 17 -0.028 16 0.001 18 0.4948 0.377 -0.069 0.070 0.288 SAN DIEGO 76 86 651 710 -0.030 78.723 21 0.426 21 -0.069 24 -0.088 23 0.4883 0.568 0.014 -0.190 -0.306 COLORADO 64 98 758 890 -0.016 79.657 28 0.063 28 -0.179 27 -0.155 28 0.4721 0.408 -0.198 -0.112 0.779

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 CINCINNATI 99 68 691 606 -0.071 78.152 9 0.607 9 0.104 13 0.053 10 0.5134 0.195 -0.165 0.271 0.147 ST. LOUIS 95 80 822 702 -0.059 82.717 13 0.481 13 0.032 12 0.066 13 0.5031 0.559 0.159 -0.027 -0.104 MILWAUKEE 83 79 776 733 -0.075 75.639 18 0.462 18 -0.029 18 -0.015 19 0.4932 0.494 0.018 -0.049 0.266 PITTSBURGH 79 83 651 674 -0.059 76.801 20 0.440 20 -0.058 23 -0.076 22 0.4890 0.592 0.048 -0.200 -0.433 CHI CUBS 61 101 613 759 -0.038 78.336 29 0.021 29 -0.223 29 -0.185 29 0.4641 0.405 -0.231 -0.139 0.091 HOUSTON 55 107 583 794 -0.033 78.746 30 0.000 30 -0.281 30 -0.254 30 0.4559 0.476 -0.237 -0.271 -0.087

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 WASHINGTON 100 67 747 626 -0.039 80.249 5 0.771 5 0.134 6 0.100 7 0.5193 0.340 -0.001 0.201 0.046 ATLANTA 94 69 703 606 -0.035 78.580 10 0.596 10 0.100 8 0.076 9 0.5145 0.304 -0.054 0.207 0.065 PHILADELPHIA 81 81 684 680 -0.036 78.236 16 0.465 16 -0.023 19 -0.024 17 0.4959 0.458 -0.023 -0.025 -0.021 NY METS 74 88 650 709 -0.014 79.736 24 0.409 24 -0.078 22 -0.063 24 0.4881 0.577 0.047 -0.173 -0.221 MIAMI 69 93 609 724 -0.015 79.760 27 0.238 27 -0.129 26 -0.146 27 0.4795 0.353 -0.236 -0.056 0.051

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 96 71 724 631 0.055 86.458 3 0.847 3 0.156 4 0.124 2 0.5253 0.418 0.090 0.158 -0.276 TEXAS 93 70 809 712 0.036 83.128 4 0.776 4 0.135 3 0.134 4 0.5221 0.531 0.201 0.068 0.238 LA ANGELS 89 73 767 699 0.057 84.063 8 0.660 8 0.115 5 0.119 6 0.5198 0.754 0.403 -0.165 -0.342 SEATTLE 75 87 619 651 0.068 84.914 15 0.467 15 -0.016 15 0.002 15 0.4998 0.510 0.050 -0.046 -0.654

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 95 80 768 703 0.018 88.072 11 0.530 11 0.081 7 0.095 11 0.5133 0.317 -0.025 0.216 0.120 CHI WHITE SOX 85 77 748 676 -0.002 80.220 12 0.485 12 0.037 11 0.067 12 0.5063 0.229 -0.124 0.258 0.470 KANSAS CITY 72 90 676 746 0.023 82.102 22 0.417 22 -0.074 21 -0.045 21 0.4898 0.417 -0.080 -0.010 0.096 CLEVELAND 68 94 667 845 0.038 83.204 25 0.316 25 -0.106 28 -0.163 25 0.4846 0.706 0.073 -0.398 -0.184 MINNESOTA 66 96 701 832 0.034 82.910 26 0.243 26 -0.128 25 -0.136 26 0.4815 0.573 -0.030 -0.242 0.138

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 98 73 826 697 0.061 88.926 1 0.882 2 0.159 1 0.177 1 0.5262 0.539 0.251 0.102 -0.020 BALTIMORE 96 72 727 722 0.070 88.070 2 0.851 1 0.159 9 0.075 3 0.5250 0.245 -0.104 0.253 0.357 TAMPA BAY 90 72 697 577 0.049 83.468 7 0.695 7 0.120 2 0.164 5 0.5206 0.336 0.060 0.268 -0.200 TORONTO 73 89 716 784 0.074 85.346 19 0.460 19 -0.032 17 -0.009 16 0.4970 0.529 0.056 -0.075 0.120 BOSTON 69 93 734 806 0.067 84.927 23 0.412 23 -0.076 20 -0.031 20 0.4906 0.503 0.011 -0.072 0.338


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    353 301 0.540    1  0.130
AL EAST    426 399 0.516    2  0.103
NL EAST    418 398 0.512    3 -0.015
NL WEST    412 414 0.499    4 -0.042
AL CENTRAL 386 437 0.469    5 -0.049
NL CENTRAL 472 518 0.477    6 -0.093

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.084 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.008 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  4 10:41:15 2012
games through: Sun Oct 28 2012

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