Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
• Ballpark. This is an adjustment to the scoring ranking applied at home to account for ballpark effects.
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: ANGELS ASTROS ATHLETICS BLUE JAYS BRAVES BREWERS CARDINALS CUBS DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS GIANTS INDIANS MARINERS MARLINS METS NATIONALS ORIOLES PADRES PHILLIES PIRATES RANGERS RAYS RED SOX REDS ROCKIES ROYALS TIGERS TWINS WHITE SOX YANKEES vs. hosting at ANGELS ASTROS ATHLETICS BLUE JAYS BRAVES BREWERS CARDINALS CUBS DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS GIANTS INDIANS MARINERS MARLINS METS NATIONALS ORIOLES PADRES PHILLIES PIRATES RANGERS RAYS RED SOX REDS ROCKIES ROYALS TIGERS TWINS WHITE SOX YANKEES Team Strength vs. Time Plot: ANGELS ASTROS ATHLETICS BLUE JAYS BRAVES BREWERS CARDINALS CUBS DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS GIANTS INDIANS MARINERS MARLINS METS NATIONALS ORIOLES PADRES PHILLIES PIRATES RANGERS RAYS RED SOX REDS ROCKIES ROYALS TIGERS TWINS WHITE SOX YANKEES posted: Sat Jul 25 13:14:10 2020 games through: Wed Nov 1 2017 ```

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