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
ASTROS       112  68 974 774  0.027 92.688    1  0.252    1  0.234    3  0.217    1 0.5326    3  0.774    1  0.450   14 -0.016   29 -0.294
DODGERS      114  63 852 633 -0.032 86.842    2  0.251    2  0.232    4  0.212    2 0.5323   29  0.376    8  0.069    2  0.355   22 -0.113
INDIANS      104  63 836 585 -0.008 83.529    3  0.245    3  0.206    1  0.258    3 0.5298   30  0.316    9  0.066    1  0.451   16 -0.002
YANKEES       98  77 909 702  0.032 90.440    4  0.135    5  0.128    2  0.219    5 0.5190   18  0.494    2  0.180    3  0.258   14  0.047
RED SOX       94  72 803 692  0.029 85.695    5  0.130    4  0.133    5  0.140    4 0.5191   27  0.410   12  0.027    5  0.253    9  0.091
NATIONALS     99  68 839 689 -0.073 79.474    6  0.078    6  0.109    7  0.091    6 0.5145   22  0.466   11  0.027    6  0.155   10  0.075
DIAMONDBACKS  94  72 834 687 -0.029 81.771    7  0.055    7  0.093    6  0.128    7 0.5142   28  0.397   15  0.003    4  0.253    4  0.299
CUBS          96  76 847 743 -0.025 85.169    8  0.037    8  0.082    8  0.064    8 0.5108   19  0.485   13  0.016    8  0.111    7  0.154
TWINS         85  78 819 796  0.013 83.197    9  0.011    9  0.044    9  0.046    9 0.5072    7  0.615    4  0.119   16 -0.028    5  0.181
ROCKIES       87  76 832 768 -0.025 80.714   10  0.009   10  0.040   10  0.040   10 0.5062   20  0.476   17 -0.015   10  0.095    1  0.463
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BREWERS       86  76 732 697 -0.029 80.066   11  0.007   11  0.032   12  0.022   11 0.5039   26  0.424   24 -0.078    7  0.123   11  0.071
RAYS          80  82 694 704  0.040 84.558   12  0.004   12  0.016   14  0.013   12 0.5027   21  0.468   20 -0.049   11  0.075   24 -0.179
ANGELS        80  82 710 709  0.028 83.762   13  0.002   13  0.008   13  0.014   13 0.5019   24  0.435   23 -0.077    9  0.105   19 -0.078
ROYALS        80  82 702 791  0.029 83.983   14  0.002   14  0.007   20 -0.075   14 0.5009   10  0.566   19 -0.047   22 -0.103   18 -0.066
CARDINALS     83  79 761 705 -0.033 79.783   15  0.001   15 -0.002   11  0.035   15 0.4997    8  0.606    6  0.100   17 -0.031   25 -0.218
MARINERS      78  84 750 772  0.026 83.668   16 -0.001   16 -0.016   16 -0.012   16 0.4985    9  0.603   10  0.051   20 -0.075   23 -0.130
RANGERS       78  84 799 816  0.017 83.094   17 -0.002   17 -0.020   15 -0.000   17 0.4982   15  0.523   16 -0.013   12  0.013    2  0.332
BLUE JAYS     76  86 693 784  0.046 85.061   18 -0.003   18 -0.022   17 -0.049   18 0.4969   17  0.510   22 -0.073   15 -0.025   17 -0.032
ORIOLES       75  87 743 841  0.053 85.544   19 -0.005   19 -0.029   19 -0.068   19 0.4960    6  0.617   14  0.008   23 -0.144   12  0.069
ATHLETICS     75  87 739 826  0.030 84.034   20 -0.008   20 -0.044   18 -0.059   20 0.4941   14  0.529   21 -0.066   19 -0.052    6  0.172
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
MARLINS       77  85 778 822 -0.048 78.975   21 -0.029   21 -0.076   22 -0.089   22 0.4882    2  0.797    3  0.169   29 -0.346   30 -0.296
PIRATES       75  87 668 731 -0.019 80.902   22 -0.030   22 -0.077   21 -0.086   21 0.4882   25  0.434   28 -0.178   13  0.006   20 -0.100
PADRES        71  91 604 816  0.001 82.363   23 -0.075   23 -0.107   30 -0.204   23 0.4845   12  0.548   29 -0.193   26 -0.214   27 -0.280
WHITE SOX     67  95 706 820  0.035 84.422   24 -0.108   24 -0.125   23 -0.101   24 0.4834   16  0.512   25 -0.124   21 -0.078    8  0.096
BRAVES        72  90 732 821 -0.046 79.241   25 -0.110   25 -0.126   26 -0.135   25 0.4812    5  0.655   18 -0.022   27 -0.248   21 -0.110
REDS          68  94 753 869 -0.004 81.874   26 -0.138   26 -0.141   24 -0.116   26 0.4795    4  0.737    7  0.079   28 -0.310   15  0.010
METS          70  92 735 863 -0.035 79.939   27 -0.143   27 -0.143   28 -0.152   27 0.4788    1  0.803    5  0.112   30 -0.415   28 -0.282
TIGERS        64  98 735 894  0.036 84.527   28 -0.166   28 -0.156   27 -0.147   28 0.4788   11  0.552   26 -0.133   24 -0.161    3  0.327
PHILLIES      66  96 690 782 -0.040 79.621   29 -0.199   30 -0.186   25 -0.128   30 0.4734   23  0.439   30 -0.216   18 -0.041   13  0.062
GIANTS        64  98 639 776 -0.006 81.853   30 -0.199   29 -0.185   29 -0.168   29 0.4746   13  0.536   27 -0.169   25 -0.168   26 -0.270
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
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 114 63 852 633 -0.032 86.842 2 0.251 2 0.232 4 0.212 2 0.5323 29 0.376 8 0.069 2 0.355 22 -0.113 DIAMONDBACKS 94 72 834 687 -0.029 81.771 7 0.055 7 0.093 6 0.128 7 0.5142 28 0.397 15 0.003 4 0.253 4 0.299 ROCKIES 87 76 832 768 -0.025 80.714 10 0.009 10 0.040 10 0.040 10 0.5062 20 0.476 17 -0.015 10 0.095 1 0.463 PADRES 71 91 604 816 0.001 82.363 23 -0.075 23 -0.107 30 -0.204 23 0.4845 12 0.548 29 -0.193 26 -0.214 27 -0.280 GIANTS 64 98 639 776 -0.006 81.853 30 -0.199 29 -0.185 29 -0.168 29 0.4746 13 0.536 27 -0.169 25 -0.168 26 -0.270

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 CUBS 96 76 847 743 -0.025 85.169 8 0.037 8 0.082 8 0.064 8 0.5108 19 0.485 13 0.016 8 0.111 7 0.154 BREWERS 86 76 732 697 -0.029 80.066 11 0.007 11 0.032 12 0.022 11 0.5039 26 0.424 24 -0.078 7 0.123 11 0.071 CARDINALS 83 79 761 705 -0.033 79.783 15 0.001 15 -0.002 11 0.035 15 0.4997 8 0.606 6 0.100 17 -0.031 25 -0.218 PIRATES 75 87 668 731 -0.019 80.902 22 -0.030 22 -0.077 21 -0.086 21 0.4882 25 0.434 28 -0.178 13 0.006 20 -0.100 REDS 68 94 753 869 -0.004 81.874 26 -0.138 26 -0.141 24 -0.116 26 0.4795 4 0.737 7 0.079 28 -0.310 15 0.010

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 NATIONALS 99 68 839 689 -0.073 79.474 6 0.078 6 0.109 7 0.091 6 0.5145 22 0.466 11 0.027 6 0.155 10 0.075 MARLINS 77 85 778 822 -0.048 78.975 21 -0.029 21 -0.076 22 -0.089 22 0.4882 2 0.797 3 0.169 29 -0.346 30 -0.296 BRAVES 72 90 732 821 -0.046 79.241 25 -0.110 25 -0.126 26 -0.135 25 0.4812 5 0.655 18 -0.022 27 -0.248 21 -0.110 METS 70 92 735 863 -0.035 79.939 27 -0.143 27 -0.143 28 -0.152 27 0.4788 1 0.803 5 0.112 30 -0.415 28 -0.282 PHILLIES 66 96 690 782 -0.040 79.621 29 -0.199 30 -0.186 25 -0.128 30 0.4734 23 0.439 30 -0.216 18 -0.041 13 0.062

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 ASTROS 112 68 974 774 0.027 92.688 1 0.252 1 0.234 3 0.217 1 0.5326 3 0.774 1 0.450 14 -0.016 29 -0.294 ANGELS 80 82 710 709 0.028 83.762 13 0.002 13 0.008 13 0.014 13 0.5019 24 0.435 23 -0.077 9 0.105 19 -0.078 MARINERS 78 84 750 772 0.026 83.668 16 -0.001 16 -0.016 16 -0.012 16 0.4985 9 0.603 10 0.051 20 -0.075 23 -0.130 RANGERS 78 84 799 816 0.017 83.094 17 -0.002 17 -0.020 15 -0.000 17 0.4982 15 0.523 16 -0.013 12 0.013 2 0.332 ATHLETICS 75 87 739 826 0.030 84.034 20 -0.008 20 -0.044 18 -0.059 20 0.4941 14 0.529 21 -0.066 19 -0.052 6 0.172

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 INDIANS 104 63 836 585 -0.008 83.529 3 0.245 3 0.206 1 0.258 3 0.5298 30 0.316 9 0.066 1 0.451 16 -0.002 TWINS 85 78 819 796 0.013 83.197 9 0.011 9 0.044 9 0.046 9 0.5072 7 0.615 4 0.119 16 -0.028 5 0.181 ROYALS 80 82 702 791 0.029 83.983 14 0.002 14 0.007 20 -0.075 14 0.5009 10 0.566 19 -0.047 22 -0.103 18 -0.066 WHITE SOX 67 95 706 820 0.035 84.422 24 -0.108 24 -0.125 23 -0.101 24 0.4834 16 0.512 25 -0.124 21 -0.078 8 0.096 TIGERS 64 98 735 894 0.036 84.527 28 -0.166 28 -0.156 27 -0.147 28 0.4788 11 0.552 26 -0.133 24 -0.161 3 0.327

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 YANKEES 98 77 909 702 0.032 90.440 4 0.135 5 0.128 2 0.219 5 0.5190 18 0.494 2 0.180 3 0.258 14 0.047 RED SOX 94 72 803 692 0.029 85.695 5 0.130 4 0.133 5 0.140 4 0.5191 27 0.410 12 0.027 5 0.253 9 0.091 RAYS 80 82 694 704 0.040 84.558 12 0.004 12 0.016 14 0.013 12 0.5027 21 0.468 20 -0.049 11 0.075 24 -0.179 BLUE JAYS 76 86 693 784 0.046 85.061 18 -0.003 18 -0.022 17 -0.049 18 0.4969 17 0.510 22 -0.073 15 -0.025 17 -0.032 ORIOLES 75 87 743 841 0.053 85.544 19 -0.005 19 -0.029 19 -0.068 19 0.4960 6 0.617 14 0.008 23 -0.144 12 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: Sat Jan  4 12:49:18 2020
games through: Wed Nov  1 2017

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