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
ASTROS       112  68 974 774  0.027 92.688    1  0.984    1  0.234    3  0.217    1 0.5326  0.776  0.452 -0.017 -0.294
DODGERS      114  63 852 633 -0.032 86.842    2  0.983    2  0.232    4  0.212    2 0.5323  0.379  0.071  0.353 -0.110
INDIANS      104  63 836 585 -0.008 83.529    3  0.968    3  0.206    1  0.258    3 0.5298  0.320  0.068  0.449  0.000
YANKEES       98  77 909 702  0.032 90.440    4  0.738    5  0.128    2  0.219    5 0.5190  0.496  0.181  0.258  0.049
RED SOX       94  72 803 692  0.029 85.695    5  0.728    4  0.133    5  0.140    4 0.5191  0.412  0.027  0.252  0.090
NATIONALS     99  68 839 689 -0.073 79.474    6  0.615    6  0.109    7  0.091    6 0.5145  0.467  0.027  0.155  0.074
DIAMONDBACKS  94  72 834 687 -0.029 81.771    7  0.562    7  0.093    6  0.128    7 0.5142  0.397  0.002  0.254  0.300
CUBS          96  76 847 743 -0.025 85.169    8  0.522    8  0.082    8  0.064    8 0.5108  0.486  0.016  0.111  0.154
TWINS         85  78 819 796  0.013 83.197    9  0.465    9  0.044    9  0.046    9 0.5072  0.615  0.119 -0.027  0.183
ROCKIES       87  76 832 768 -0.025 80.714   10  0.461   10  0.040   10  0.040   10 0.5062  0.475 -0.017  0.097  0.464
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BREWERS       86  76 732 697 -0.029 80.066   11  0.456   11  0.032   12  0.022   11 0.5039  0.424 -0.080  0.125  0.071
RAYS          80  82 694 704  0.040 84.558   12  0.449   12  0.016   14  0.013   12 0.5027  0.467 -0.051  0.077 -0.177
ANGELS        80  82 710 709  0.028 83.762   13  0.446   13  0.008   13  0.014   13 0.5019  0.434 -0.079  0.107 -0.077
ROYALS        80  82 702 791  0.029 83.983   14  0.445   14  0.007   20 -0.075   14 0.5009  0.567 -0.047 -0.102 -0.067
CARDINALS     83  79 761 705 -0.033 79.783   15  0.443   15 -0.002   11  0.035   15 0.4997  0.607  0.100 -0.030 -0.219
MARINERS      78  84 750 772  0.026 83.668   16  0.438   16 -0.016   16 -0.012   16 0.4985  0.604  0.050 -0.074 -0.131
RANGERS       78  84 799 816  0.017 83.094   17  0.437   17 -0.020   15 -0.000   17 0.4982  0.523 -0.014  0.014  0.333
BLUE JAYS     76  86 693 784  0.046 85.061   18  0.435   18 -0.022   17 -0.049   18 0.4969  0.511 -0.074 -0.024 -0.030
ORIOLES       75  87 743 841  0.053 85.544   19  0.432   19 -0.029   19 -0.068   19 0.4960  0.618  0.008 -0.143  0.069
ATHLETICS     75  87 739 826  0.030 84.034   20  0.423   20 -0.044   18 -0.059   20 0.4941  0.530 -0.066 -0.051  0.169
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MARLINS       77  85 778 822 -0.048 78.975   21  0.377   21 -0.076   22 -0.089   22 0.4882  0.798  0.168 -0.345 -0.295
PIRATES       75  87 668 731 -0.019 80.902   22  0.376   22 -0.077   21 -0.086   21 0.4882  0.435 -0.178  0.006 -0.102
PADRES        71  91 604 816  0.001 82.363   23  0.276   23 -0.107   30 -0.204   23 0.4845  0.554 -0.189 -0.219 -0.283
WHITE SOX     67  95 706 820  0.035 84.422   24  0.203   24 -0.125   23 -0.101   24 0.4834  0.512 -0.124 -0.077  0.097
BRAVES        72  90 732 821 -0.046 79.241   25  0.198   25 -0.126   26 -0.135   25 0.4812  0.654 -0.024 -0.246 -0.107
REDS          68  94 753 869 -0.004 81.874   26  0.136   26 -0.141   24 -0.116   26 0.4795  0.738  0.079 -0.311  0.010
METS          70  92 735 863 -0.035 79.939   27  0.125   27 -0.143   28 -0.152   27 0.4788  0.807  0.114 -0.418 -0.284
TIGERS        64  98 735 894  0.036 84.527   28  0.075   28 -0.156   27 -0.147   28 0.4788  0.553 -0.132 -0.162  0.326
PHILLIES      66  96 690 782 -0.040 79.621   29  0.001   30 -0.186   25 -0.128   30 0.4734  0.441 -0.216 -0.041  0.061
GIANTS        64  98 639 776 -0.006 81.853   30  0.000   29 -0.185   29 -0.168   29 0.4746  0.537 -0.169 -0.168 -0.273

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 DODGERS 114 63 852 633 -0.032 86.842 2 0.983 2 0.232 4 0.212 2 0.5323 0.379 0.071 0.353 -0.110 DIAMONDBACKS 94 72 834 687 -0.029 81.771 7 0.562 7 0.093 6 0.128 7 0.5142 0.397 0.002 0.254 0.300 ROCKIES 87 76 832 768 -0.025 80.714 10 0.461 10 0.040 10 0.040 10 0.5062 0.475 -0.017 0.097 0.464 PADRES 71 91 604 816 0.001 82.363 23 0.276 23 -0.107 30 -0.204 23 0.4845 0.554 -0.189 -0.219 -0.283 GIANTS 64 98 639 776 -0.006 81.853 30 0.000 29 -0.185 29 -0.168 29 0.4746 0.537 -0.169 -0.168 -0.273

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 CUBS 96 76 847 743 -0.025 85.169 8 0.522 8 0.082 8 0.064 8 0.5108 0.486 0.016 0.111 0.154 BREWERS 86 76 732 697 -0.029 80.066 11 0.456 11 0.032 12 0.022 11 0.5039 0.424 -0.080 0.125 0.071 CARDINALS 83 79 761 705 -0.033 79.783 15 0.443 15 -0.002 11 0.035 15 0.4997 0.607 0.100 -0.030 -0.219 PIRATES 75 87 668 731 -0.019 80.902 22 0.376 22 -0.077 21 -0.086 21 0.4882 0.435 -0.178 0.006 -0.102 REDS 68 94 753 869 -0.004 81.874 26 0.136 26 -0.141 24 -0.116 26 0.4795 0.738 0.079 -0.311 0.010

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 NATIONALS 99 68 839 689 -0.073 79.474 6 0.615 6 0.109 7 0.091 6 0.5145 0.467 0.027 0.155 0.074 MARLINS 77 85 778 822 -0.048 78.975 21 0.377 21 -0.076 22 -0.089 22 0.4882 0.798 0.168 -0.345 -0.295 BRAVES 72 90 732 821 -0.046 79.241 25 0.198 25 -0.126 26 -0.135 25 0.4812 0.654 -0.024 -0.246 -0.107 METS 70 92 735 863 -0.035 79.939 27 0.125 27 -0.143 28 -0.152 27 0.4788 0.807 0.114 -0.418 -0.284 PHILLIES 66 96 690 782 -0.040 79.621 29 0.001 30 -0.186 25 -0.128 30 0.4734 0.441 -0.216 -0.041 0.061

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 ASTROS 112 68 974 774 0.027 92.688 1 0.984 1 0.234 3 0.217 1 0.5326 0.776 0.452 -0.017 -0.294 ANGELS 80 82 710 709 0.028 83.762 13 0.446 13 0.008 13 0.014 13 0.5019 0.434 -0.079 0.107 -0.077 MARINERS 78 84 750 772 0.026 83.668 16 0.438 16 -0.016 16 -0.012 16 0.4985 0.604 0.050 -0.074 -0.131 RANGERS 78 84 799 816 0.017 83.094 17 0.437 17 -0.020 15 -0.000 17 0.4982 0.523 -0.014 0.014 0.333 ATHLETICS 75 87 739 826 0.030 84.034 20 0.423 20 -0.044 18 -0.059 20 0.4941 0.530 -0.066 -0.051 0.169

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 INDIANS 104 63 836 585 -0.008 83.529 3 0.968 3 0.206 1 0.258 3 0.5298 0.320 0.068 0.449 0.000 TWINS 85 78 819 796 0.013 83.197 9 0.465 9 0.044 9 0.046 9 0.5072 0.615 0.119 -0.027 0.183 ROYALS 80 82 702 791 0.029 83.983 14 0.445 14 0.007 20 -0.075 14 0.5009 0.567 -0.047 -0.102 -0.067 WHITE SOX 67 95 706 820 0.035 84.422 24 0.203 24 -0.125 23 -0.101 24 0.4834 0.512 -0.124 -0.077 0.097 TIGERS 64 98 735 894 0.036 84.527 28 0.075 28 -0.156 27 -0.147 28 0.4788 0.553 -0.132 -0.162 0.326

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 YANKEES 98 77 909 702 0.032 90.440 4 0.738 5 0.128 2 0.219 5 0.5190 0.496 0.181 0.258 0.049 RED SOX 94 72 803 692 0.029 85.695 5 0.728 4 0.133 5 0.140 4 0.5191 0.412 0.027 0.252 0.090 RAYS 80 82 694 704 0.040 84.558 12 0.449 12 0.016 14 0.013 12 0.5027 0.467 -0.051 0.077 -0.177 BLUE JAYS 76 86 693 784 0.046 85.061 18 0.435 18 -0.022 17 -0.049 18 0.4969 0.511 -0.074 -0.024 -0.030 ORIOLES 75 87 743 841 0.053 85.544 19 0.432 19 -0.029 19 -0.068 19 0.4960 0.618 0.008 -0.143 0.069


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    423 404 0.511    1  0.066
AL WEST    423 405 0.511    2  0.041
NL WEST    430 400 0.518    3  0.002
AL CENTRAL 400 416 0.490    4 -0.005
NL CENTRAL 408 412 0.498    5 -0.020
NL EAST    384 431 0.471    6 -0.107

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.094 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: Mon Nov 20 12:59:35 2017
games through: Wed Nov  1 2017

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