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    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
ROYALS       106  72 814 707  0.067 92.793    1  0.239    1  0.211    2  0.165    1 0.5297   14  0.454    4  0.173    6  0.158   13 -0.016
BLUE JAYS     98  75 943 727  0.066 90.017    2  0.205    2  0.160    1  0.261    3 0.5209    1  0.732    1  0.531   16 -0.010   17 -0.084
CARDINALS    101  65 664 545 -0.073 77.301    3  0.155    3  0.133    5  0.088    2 0.5232   29  0.233   21 -0.089    2  0.266   23 -0.171
PIRATES       98  65 697 600 -0.076 75.769    4  0.119    4  0.118   12  0.041    4 0.5204   25  0.383   16 -0.014    8  0.095   22 -0.156
YANKEES       87  76 764 701  0.085 86.132    5  0.106    6  0.113    4  0.116    7 0.5128    5  0.521    3  0.184   11  0.048   11  0.032
RANGERS       90  77 770 759  0.072 87.484    6  0.104    5  0.113    8  0.076    6 0.5132    9  0.488    7  0.113   12  0.038    5  0.212
CUBS         101  70 721 646 -0.065 80.219    7  0.096    7  0.109   13  0.039    5 0.5192   24  0.395   14 -0.006   10  0.083   15 -0.037
ASTROS        89  79 753 643  0.062 87.286    8  0.068    8  0.093    3  0.147    8 0.5115   20  0.430    5  0.133    5  0.161   19 -0.106
ANGELS        85  77 661 675  0.072 84.920    9  0.051    9  0.088   14  0.033   10 0.5098    7  0.516    8  0.096   19 -0.030   30 -0.290
TWINS         83  79 696 700  0.065 84.523   10  0.028   10  0.064   11  0.055    9 0.5100   10  0.472   10  0.079   13  0.031   12  0.005
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ORIOLES       81  81 713 693  0.089 85.963   11  0.026   11  0.060    6  0.080   14 0.5053   27  0.316   18 -0.031    4  0.191    4  0.287
INDIANS       81  80 669 640  0.064 83.832   12  0.021   12  0.048    9  0.074   11 0.5078   30  0.162   26 -0.159    1  0.307    2  0.396
RAYS          80  82 644 642  0.087 85.786   13  0.020   13  0.047    7  0.078   15 0.5035   28  0.243   22 -0.092    3  0.248   10  0.046
DODGERS       94  74 687 620 -0.085 77.523   14  0.019   14  0.043   16  0.023   12 0.5067   26  0.355   20 -0.056    7  0.102   24 -0.185
METS          98  78 745 666 -0.090 80.895   15  0.016   15  0.036   18  0.006   13 0.5059   17  0.443   13  0.003   14  0.008   27 -0.211
RED SOX       78  84 748 753  0.085 85.655   16  0.014   16  0.026   10  0.060   17 0.5006   21  0.419   11  0.037    9  0.084    3  0.360
WHITE SOX     76  86 622 701  0.081 85.545   17  0.010   17  0.001   21 -0.017   16 0.5011   15  0.450   15 -0.013   18 -0.021   26 -0.209
MARINERS      76  86 656 726  0.070 84.860   18  0.009   18 -0.005   19 -0.000   20 0.4967    4  0.534    9  0.079   21 -0.080   28 -0.238
TIGERS        74  87 689 803  0.083 85.201   19  0.008   19 -0.014   23 -0.055   18 0.4987    2  0.721    2  0.205   30 -0.315   25 -0.187
GIANTS        84  78 696 627 -0.086 74.672   20  0.006   20 -0.027   17  0.006   19 0.4968   11  0.471   12  0.028   17 -0.016   29 -0.248
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
NATIONALS     84  79 706 637 -0.106 73.933   21  0.001   21 -0.045   20 -0.015   21 0.4944   18  0.432   17 -0.026   15 -0.003   14 -0.023
DIAMONDBACKS  79  83 720 713 -0.076 75.507   22 -0.015   22 -0.071   22 -0.054   22 0.4903   12  0.467   19 -0.035   20 -0.073    8  0.126
ATHLETICS     68  94 694 729  0.073 84.991   23 -0.028   23 -0.085   15  0.024   23 0.4862    3  0.563    6  0.130   22 -0.082   20 -0.113
PADRES        74  88 650 731 -0.065 76.325   24 -0.088   24 -0.117   26 -0.155   24 0.4833    8  0.492   23 -0.114   27 -0.196   16 -0.066
MARLINS       71  91 613 678 -0.092 74.669   25 -0.180   25 -0.166   25 -0.151   26 0.4768   23  0.406   28 -0.187   23 -0.116   18 -0.098
BREWERS       68  94 655 737 -0.049 77.366   26 -0.182   26 -0.168   24 -0.139   25 0.4802   19  0.430   25 -0.153   24 -0.125    6  0.198
ROCKIES       68  94 737 844 -0.065 76.311   27 -0.193   27 -0.179   27 -0.161   27 0.4749   13  0.456   24 -0.152   26 -0.171    1  0.620
BRAVES        67  95 573 760 -0.075 75.873   28 -0.207   28 -0.196   30 -0.254   29 0.4714   16  0.444   30 -0.256   28 -0.253   21 -0.118
REDS          64  98 640 754 -0.043 77.774   29 -0.210   29 -0.205   28 -0.170   28 0.4748   22  0.418   29 -0.194   25 -0.146    7  0.194
PHILLIES      63  99 626 809 -0.075 75.877   30 -0.218   30 -0.237   29 -0.250   30 0.4662    6  0.518   27 -0.185   29 -0.315    9  0.079
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 DODGERS 94 74 687 620 -0.085 77.523 14 0.019 14 0.043 16 0.023 12 0.5067 26 0.355 20 -0.056 7 0.102 24 -0.185 GIANTS 84 78 696 627 -0.086 74.672 20 0.006 20 -0.027 17 0.006 19 0.4968 11 0.471 12 0.028 17 -0.016 29 -0.248 DIAMONDBACKS 79 83 720 713 -0.076 75.507 22 -0.015 22 -0.071 22 -0.054 22 0.4903 12 0.467 19 -0.035 20 -0.073 8 0.126 PADRES 74 88 650 731 -0.065 76.325 24 -0.088 24 -0.117 26 -0.155 24 0.4833 8 0.492 23 -0.114 27 -0.196 16 -0.066 ROCKIES 68 94 737 844 -0.065 76.311 27 -0.193 27 -0.179 27 -0.161 27 0.4749 13 0.456 24 -0.152 26 -0.171 1 0.620

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 CARDINALS 101 65 664 545 -0.073 77.301 3 0.155 3 0.133 5 0.088 2 0.5232 29 0.233 21 -0.089 2 0.266 23 -0.171 PIRATES 98 65 697 600 -0.076 75.769 4 0.119 4 0.118 12 0.041 4 0.5204 25 0.383 16 -0.014 8 0.095 22 -0.156 CUBS 101 70 721 646 -0.065 80.219 7 0.096 7 0.109 13 0.039 5 0.5192 24 0.395 14 -0.006 10 0.083 15 -0.037 BREWERS 68 94 655 737 -0.049 77.366 26 -0.182 26 -0.168 24 -0.139 25 0.4802 19 0.430 25 -0.153 24 -0.125 6 0.198 REDS 64 98 640 754 -0.043 77.774 29 -0.210 29 -0.205 28 -0.170 28 0.4748 22 0.418 29 -0.194 25 -0.146 7 0.194

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 METS 98 78 745 666 -0.090 80.895 15 0.016 15 0.036 18 0.006 13 0.5059 17 0.443 13 0.003 14 0.008 27 -0.211 NATIONALS 84 79 706 637 -0.106 73.933 21 0.001 21 -0.045 20 -0.015 21 0.4944 18 0.432 17 -0.026 15 -0.003 14 -0.023 MARLINS 71 91 613 678 -0.092 74.669 25 -0.180 25 -0.166 25 -0.151 26 0.4768 23 0.406 28 -0.187 23 -0.116 18 -0.098 BRAVES 67 95 573 760 -0.075 75.873 28 -0.207 28 -0.196 30 -0.254 29 0.4714 16 0.444 30 -0.256 28 -0.253 21 -0.118 PHILLIES 63 99 626 809 -0.075 75.877 30 -0.218 30 -0.237 29 -0.250 30 0.4662 6 0.518 27 -0.185 29 -0.315 9 0.079

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 RANGERS 90 77 770 759 0.072 87.484 6 0.104 5 0.113 8 0.076 6 0.5132 9 0.488 7 0.113 12 0.038 5 0.212 ASTROS 89 79 753 643 0.062 87.286 8 0.068 8 0.093 3 0.147 8 0.5115 20 0.430 5 0.133 5 0.161 19 -0.106 ANGELS 85 77 661 675 0.072 84.920 9 0.051 9 0.088 14 0.033 10 0.5098 7 0.516 8 0.096 19 -0.030 30 -0.290 MARINERS 76 86 656 726 0.070 84.860 18 0.009 18 -0.005 19 -0.000 20 0.4967 4 0.534 9 0.079 21 -0.080 28 -0.238 ATHLETICS 68 94 694 729 0.073 84.991 23 -0.028 23 -0.085 15 0.024 23 0.4862 3 0.563 6 0.130 22 -0.082 20 -0.113

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 ROYALS 106 72 814 707 0.067 92.793 1 0.239 1 0.211 2 0.165 1 0.5297 14 0.454 4 0.173 6 0.158 13 -0.016 TWINS 83 79 696 700 0.065 84.523 10 0.028 10 0.064 11 0.055 9 0.5100 10 0.472 10 0.079 13 0.031 12 0.005 INDIANS 81 80 669 640 0.064 83.832 12 0.021 12 0.048 9 0.074 11 0.5078 30 0.162 26 -0.159 1 0.307 2 0.396 WHITE SOX 76 86 622 701 0.081 85.545 17 0.010 17 0.001 21 -0.017 16 0.5011 15 0.450 15 -0.013 18 -0.021 26 -0.209 TIGERS 74 87 689 803 0.083 85.201 19 0.008 19 -0.014 23 -0.055 18 0.4987 2 0.721 2 0.205 30 -0.315 25 -0.187

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 BLUE JAYS 98 75 943 727 0.066 90.017 2 0.205 2 0.160 1 0.261 3 0.5209 1 0.732 1 0.531 16 -0.010 17 -0.084 YANKEES 87 76 764 701 0.085 86.132 5 0.106 6 0.113 4 0.116 7 0.5128 5 0.521 3 0.184 11 0.048 11 0.032 ORIOLES 81 81 713 693 0.089 85.963 11 0.026 11 0.060 6 0.080 14 0.5053 27 0.316 18 -0.031 4 0.191 4 0.287 RAYS 80 82 644 642 0.087 85.786 13 0.020 13 0.047 7 0.078 15 0.5035 28 0.243 22 -0.092 3 0.248 10 0.046 RED SOX 78 84 748 753 0.085 85.655 16 0.014 16 0.026 10 0.060 17 0.5006 21 0.419 11 0.037 9 0.084 3 0.360


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    424 398 0.516    1  0.156
AL WEST    408 413 0.497    2  0.074
AL CENTRAL 420 404 0.510    3  0.058
NL CENTRAL 432 392 0.524    4 -0.037
NL WEST    399 417 0.489    5 -0.090
NL EAST    383 442 0.464    6 -0.175

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.092 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: Sat Jan  4 12:48:46 2020
games through: Sun Nov  1 2015

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