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   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
CUBS         114  64   1 883 613 -0.039 86.600    1  0.257    1  0.196    1  0.237    1 0.5295   14  0.536    1  0.274    4  0.199   30 -0.430
INDIANS      104  72   0 831 717  0.014 88.964    2  0.197    2  0.150    3  0.134    2 0.5250   28  0.246   21 -0.078    2  0.346    2  0.421
RANGERS       95  70   0 775 779  0.023 84.187    3  0.130    3  0.127   12  0.026    3 0.5214   16  0.507   10  0.037   15  0.015    7  0.236
RED SOX       93  72   0 885 709  0.029 84.425    4  0.113    4  0.116    2  0.180    4 0.5198   18  0.484    3  0.171    5  0.190    3  0.408
BLUE JAYS     94  77   0 794 690  0.037 88.041    5  0.075    6  0.099    4  0.128    5 0.5173   29  0.237   23 -0.091    1  0.346    5  0.369
ORIOLES       89  74   0 746 720  0.052 84.964    6  0.069    5  0.100    6  0.071    6 0.5164   15  0.531    8  0.104   12  0.038   14  0.014
NATIONALS     97  70   0 787 631 -0.064 79.233    7  0.044    7  0.084    5  0.111    7 0.5134   12  0.537    6  0.149    9  0.073   23 -0.226
DODGERS       96  77   0 761 693 -0.021 85.151    8  0.026    8  0.071    9  0.041   12 0.5079   22  0.464   14  0.013   10  0.069   25 -0.246
YANKEES       84  78   0 680 702  0.055 84.783    9  0.018    9  0.060   14  0.006   10 0.5098   26  0.299   28 -0.163    7  0.175    8  0.220
MARINERS      86  76   0 768 707  0.016 82.124   10  0.016   11  0.055    7  0.060    8 0.5111    8  0.600    4  0.158   16 -0.038   21 -0.133
TEAM           W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TIGERS        86  75   0 749 721  0.008 81.170   11  0.016   10  0.055   13  0.025    9 0.5106   19  0.482   15  0.013   13  0.037   10  0.137
ASTROS        84  78   0 724 701  0.019 82.356   12  0.010   12  0.038   11  0.035   11 0.5084    6  0.619    5  0.151   17 -0.081   29 -0.415
GIANTS        89  78   0 731 648 -0.032 81.472   13  0.008   13  0.030    8  0.057   15 0.5024   30  0.236   27 -0.163    3  0.277   11  0.116
CARDINALS     86  76   0 779 712 -0.031 79.103   14  0.007   14  0.027   10  0.037   14 0.5032    1  0.703    2  0.235   25 -0.161   24 -0.232
METS          87  76   0 671 620 -0.054 78.119   15  0.006   15  0.017   15  0.005   16 0.5024   25  0.348   25 -0.123    8  0.134   19 -0.122
ROYALS        81  81   0 675 712  0.016 82.228   16  0.004   16  0.008   18 -0.017   13 0.5033   27  0.260   30 -0.218    6  0.183    6  0.314
WHITE SOX     78  84   0 686 715  0.021 82.553   17  0.002   17 -0.016   17 -0.008   17 0.4996   24  0.441   19 -0.056   11  0.040   15 -0.035
PIRATES       78  83   1 729 758 -0.018 80.121   18 -0.001   18 -0.035   21 -0.047   19 0.4931   11  0.559   16  0.011   21 -0.106   16 -0.041
MARLINS       79  82   0 655 682 -0.046 77.839   19 -0.003   19 -0.043   22 -0.056   20 0.4925    9  0.572   13  0.016   24 -0.127   28 -0.397
ANGELS        74  88   0 717 727  0.032 83.237   20 -0.005   20 -0.047   16  0.004   18 0.4954    5  0.626    7  0.126   22 -0.119   22 -0.224
TEAM           W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ROCKIES       75  87   0 845 860 -0.033 79.102   21 -0.024   21 -0.076   20 -0.032   23 0.4860   10  0.562   11  0.030   19 -0.093    1  0.584
RAYS          68  94   0 672 713  0.057 84.889   22 -0.040   22 -0.087   19 -0.020   22 0.4874   23  0.449   20 -0.061   14  0.022   17 -0.066
BREWERS       73  89   0 671 733 -0.021 80.017   23 -0.040   23 -0.088   24 -0.093   24 0.4844   17  0.501   22 -0.088   20 -0.099   20 -0.130
ATHLETICS     69  93   0 653 761  0.040 83.868   24 -0.043   24 -0.089   23 -0.087   21 0.4879    7  0.616   12  0.026   27 -0.200   26 -0.322
PHILLIES      71  91   0 610 796 -0.027 79.709   25 -0.093   25 -0.113   30 -0.191   25 0.4808    4  0.644   18 -0.050   30 -0.331   27 -0.364
DIAMONDBACKS  69  93   0 752 890 -0.012 80.591   26 -0.109   26 -0.121   27 -0.136   27 0.4778   13  0.536   24 -0.098   26 -0.173    4  0.398
REDS          68  94   0 716 854 -0.002 81.311   27 -0.117   27 -0.124   26 -0.131   26 0.4790    2  0.702    9  0.066   29 -0.328   18 -0.078
PADRES        68  94   0 686 770 -0.018 80.181   28 -0.137   28 -0.133   25 -0.105   29 0.4764   20  0.474   26 -0.124   18 -0.087   12  0.053
BRAVES        68  93   0 649 779 -0.033 78.830   29 -0.153   29 -0.138   29 -0.150   28 0.4771   21  0.468   29 -0.174   23 -0.126   13  0.038
TWINS         59 103   0 722 889  0.032 83.450   30 -0.232   30 -0.187   28 -0.150   30 0.4726    3  0.653   17 -0.001   28 -0.298    9  0.151
TEAM           W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TEAM           W   L   T  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 T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING DODGERS 96 77 0 761 693 -0.021 85.151 8 0.026 8 0.071 9 0.041 12 0.5079 22 0.464 14 0.013 10 0.069 25 -0.246 GIANTS 89 78 0 731 648 -0.032 81.472 13 0.008 13 0.030 8 0.057 15 0.5024 30 0.236 27 -0.163 3 0.277 11 0.116 ROCKIES 75 87 0 845 860 -0.033 79.102 21 -0.024 21 -0.076 20 -0.032 23 0.4860 10 0.562 11 0.030 19 -0.093 1 0.584 DIAMONDBACKS 69 93 0 752 890 -0.012 80.591 26 -0.109 26 -0.121 27 -0.136 27 0.4778 13 0.536 24 -0.098 26 -0.173 4 0.398 PADRES 68 94 0 686 770 -0.018 80.181 28 -0.137 28 -0.133 25 -0.105 29 0.4764 20 0.474 26 -0.124 18 -0.087 12 0.053

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING CUBS 114 64 1 883 613 -0.039 86.600 1 0.257 1 0.196 1 0.237 1 0.5295 14 0.536 1 0.274 4 0.199 30 -0.430 CARDINALS 86 76 0 779 712 -0.031 79.103 14 0.007 14 0.027 10 0.037 14 0.5032 1 0.703 2 0.235 25 -0.161 24 -0.232 PIRATES 78 83 1 729 758 -0.018 80.121 18 -0.001 18 -0.035 21 -0.047 19 0.4931 11 0.559 16 0.011 21 -0.106 16 -0.041 BREWERS 73 89 0 671 733 -0.021 80.017 23 -0.040 23 -0.088 24 -0.093 24 0.4844 17 0.501 22 -0.088 20 -0.099 20 -0.130 REDS 68 94 0 716 854 -0.002 81.311 27 -0.117 27 -0.124 26 -0.131 26 0.4790 2 0.702 9 0.066 29 -0.328 18 -0.078

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING NATIONALS 97 70 0 787 631 -0.064 79.233 7 0.044 7 0.084 5 0.111 7 0.5134 12 0.537 6 0.149 9 0.073 23 -0.226 METS 87 76 0 671 620 -0.054 78.119 15 0.006 15 0.017 15 0.005 16 0.5024 25 0.348 25 -0.123 8 0.134 19 -0.122 MARLINS 79 82 0 655 682 -0.046 77.839 19 -0.003 19 -0.043 22 -0.056 20 0.4925 9 0.572 13 0.016 24 -0.127 28 -0.397 PHILLIES 71 91 0 610 796 -0.027 79.709 25 -0.093 25 -0.113 30 -0.191 25 0.4808 4 0.644 18 -0.050 30 -0.331 27 -0.364 BRAVES 68 93 0 649 779 -0.033 78.830 29 -0.153 29 -0.138 29 -0.150 28 0.4771 21 0.468 29 -0.174 23 -0.126 13 0.038

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RANGERS 95 70 0 775 779 0.023 84.187 3 0.130 3 0.127 12 0.026 3 0.5214 16 0.507 10 0.037 15 0.015 7 0.236 MARINERS 86 76 0 768 707 0.016 82.124 10 0.016 11 0.055 7 0.060 8 0.5111 8 0.600 4 0.158 16 -0.038 21 -0.133 ASTROS 84 78 0 724 701 0.019 82.356 12 0.010 12 0.038 11 0.035 11 0.5084 6 0.619 5 0.151 17 -0.081 29 -0.415 ANGELS 74 88 0 717 727 0.032 83.237 20 -0.005 20 -0.047 16 0.004 18 0.4954 5 0.626 7 0.126 22 -0.119 22 -0.224 ATHLETICS 69 93 0 653 761 0.040 83.868 24 -0.043 24 -0.089 23 -0.087 21 0.4879 7 0.616 12 0.026 27 -0.200 26 -0.322

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING INDIANS 104 72 0 831 717 0.014 88.964 2 0.197 2 0.150 3 0.134 2 0.5250 28 0.246 21 -0.078 2 0.346 2 0.421 TIGERS 86 75 0 749 721 0.008 81.170 11 0.016 10 0.055 13 0.025 9 0.5106 19 0.482 15 0.013 13 0.037 10 0.137 ROYALS 81 81 0 675 712 0.016 82.228 16 0.004 16 0.008 18 -0.017 13 0.5033 27 0.260 30 -0.218 6 0.183 6 0.314 WHITE SOX 78 84 0 686 715 0.021 82.553 17 0.002 17 -0.016 17 -0.008 17 0.4996 24 0.441 19 -0.056 11 0.040 15 -0.035 TWINS 59 103 0 722 889 0.032 83.450 30 -0.232 30 -0.187 28 -0.150 30 0.4726 3 0.653 17 -0.001 28 -0.298 9 0.151

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RED SOX 93 72 0 885 709 0.029 84.425 4 0.113 4 0.116 2 0.180 4 0.5198 18 0.484 3 0.171 5 0.190 3 0.408 BLUE JAYS 94 77 0 794 690 0.037 88.041 5 0.075 6 0.099 4 0.128 5 0.5173 29 0.237 23 -0.091 1 0.346 5 0.369 ORIOLES 89 74 0 746 720 0.052 84.964 6 0.069 5 0.100 6 0.071 6 0.5164 15 0.531 8 0.104 12 0.038 14 0.014 YANKEES 84 78 0 680 702 0.055 84.783 9 0.018 9 0.060 14 0.006 10 0.5098 26 0.299 28 -0.163 7 0.175 8 0.220 RAYS 68 94 0 672 713 0.057 84.889 22 -0.040 22 -0.087 19 -0.020 22 0.4874 23 0.449 20 -0.061 14 0.022 17 -0.066


DIVISION     W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    428 395   0 0.520    1  0.104
AL WEST    408 405   0 0.502    2  0.012
NL CENTRAL 419 406   2 0.508    3 -0.001
AL CENTRAL 408 415   0 0.496    4 -0.004
NL WEST    397 429   0 0.481    5 -0.049
NL EAST    402 412   0 0.494    6 -0.079

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.065 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: Sat Jan  4 12:49:01 2020
games through: Wed Nov  2 2016

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