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
RED SOX      119  57 960 698 -0.013 85.942    1  0.309    1  0.343    2  0.276    1 0.5412   12  0.522    2  0.308    2  0.244    9  0.129
ASTROS       107  63 839 569 -0.002 83.918    2  0.257    2  0.255    1  0.300    2 0.5326   29  0.316    7  0.152    1  0.447   17  0.004
YANKEES      102  65 872 698 -0.028 80.787    3  0.233    3  0.193    4  0.198    3 0.5248   17  0.468    5  0.181    6  0.215    4  0.227
BREWERS      102  71 791 684  0.015 86.956    4  0.230    4  0.188    6  0.139    5 0.5227   25  0.400    9  0.063    5  0.215   15  0.019
ATHLETICS     97  66 815 681 -0.007 80.388    5  0.223    5  0.182    5  0.155    4 0.5231    3  0.667    1  0.325   14 -0.016   27 -0.284
CUBS          95  69 762 647 -0.000 81.459    6  0.189    6  0.154    7  0.128    6 0.5190   26  0.374   12  0.029    3  0.227    8  0.130
DODGERS      100  79 863 670  0.031 91.124    7  0.176    7  0.141    3  0.219    7 0.5185    9  0.541    3  0.269    9  0.170   26 -0.236
ROCKIES       92  75 784 759  0.039 85.633    8  0.127    8  0.128   12  0.078    8 0.5157   23  0.401   16  0.003   10  0.154    2  0.450
MARINERS      89  73 677 711  0.015 81.666    9  0.082    9  0.107   17 -0.014    9 0.5134    8  0.542   11  0.037   19 -0.064   28 -0.287
BRAVES        91  75 767 677  0.007 82.933   10  0.066   10  0.098    9  0.104   10 0.5124   24  0.401   13  0.028    8  0.180   10  0.127
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RAYS          90  72 716 646 -0.023 78.979   11  0.052   11  0.089   14  0.068   11 0.5117   22  0.408   17 -0.002   11  0.137   23 -0.114
CARDINALS     88  74 759 691  0.004 80.796   12  0.047   12  0.085   11  0.082   12 0.5107    5  0.614    4  0.201   18 -0.037   24 -0.150
DIAMONDBACKS  82  80 693 644  0.033 82.717   13  0.011   13  0.038   10  0.089   13 0.5050   28  0.331   22 -0.046    4  0.224   11  0.087
INDIANS       91  74 824 669 -0.085 76.294   14  0.010   14  0.034    8  0.106   15 0.5031   27  0.363   18 -0.002    7  0.214    3  0.244
PIRATES       82  79 692 693  0.012 80.906   15  0.007   15  0.027   15  0.018   14 0.5033   10  0.537    8  0.064   16 -0.028   25 -0.199
NATIONALS     82  80 771 682 -0.006 80.205   16  0.002   16  0.008   13  0.068   16 0.5014   15  0.480   10  0.062   13  0.074    7  0.134
ANGELS        80  82 721 722  0.014 81.631   17  0.000   17 -0.001   16 -0.005   17 0.5008   14  0.503   15  0.010   15 -0.020   19 -0.022
PHILLIES      80  82 677 728  0.007 81.186   18 -0.001   18 -0.007   19 -0.037   18 0.4989   16  0.477   21 -0.046   17 -0.028   20 -0.024
METS          77  85 676 707  0.012 81.506   19 -0.010   19 -0.039   18 -0.030   19 0.4953    2  0.701    6  0.174   25 -0.234   29 -0.598
GIANTS        73  89 603 699  0.050 84.033   20 -0.021   20 -0.058   20 -0.064   20 0.4927   30  0.310   27 -0.216   12  0.089   16  0.004
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TWINS         78  84 738 775 -0.069 76.430   21 -0.056   21 -0.090   21 -0.088   22 0.4872    7  0.544   20 -0.035   22 -0.140   12  0.086
BLUE JAYS     73  89 709 832 -0.001 81.030   22 -0.070   22 -0.098   25 -0.158   21 0.4883    4  0.648   19 -0.006   27 -0.310   22 -0.060
PADRES        66  96 617 767  0.052 84.241   23 -0.154   23 -0.141   24 -0.138   24 0.4823   21  0.410   26 -0.205   20 -0.070   14  0.053
REDS          67  95 696 819  0.033 83.012   24 -0.156   24 -0.142   22 -0.122   25 0.4822   11  0.535   23 -0.078   23 -0.167    5  0.170
RANGERS       67  95 737 848  0.023 82.461   25 -0.170   25 -0.151   23 -0.129   23 0.4825   20  0.428   24 -0.181   21 -0.076    1  0.538
MARLINS       63  98 589 809  0.035 82.732   26 -0.213   26 -0.186   26 -0.218   26 0.4766    1  0.735   14  0.020   30 -0.456   30 -0.610
TIGERS        64  98 630 796 -0.057 77.576   27 -0.240   27 -0.251   27 -0.260   27 0.4673   18  0.460   28 -0.284   26 -0.236   21 -0.038
WHITE SOX     62 100 656 848 -0.051 77.924   28 -0.245   28 -0.270   28 -0.265   28 0.4649    6  0.553   25 -0.204   28 -0.326   18  0.003
ROYALS        58 104 638 833 -0.053 77.787   29 -0.271   29 -0.322   29 -0.269   29 0.4592   19  0.437   30 -0.313   24 -0.225    6  0.157
ORIOLES       47 115 622 892  0.018 82.626   30 -0.414   30 -0.403   30 -0.323   30 0.4525   13  0.509   29 -0.303   29 -0.343   13  0.060
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 100 79 863 670 0.031 91.124 7 0.176 7 0.141 3 0.219 7 0.5185 9 0.541 3 0.269 9 0.170 26 -0.236 ROCKIES 92 75 784 759 0.039 85.633 8 0.127 8 0.128 12 0.078 8 0.5157 23 0.401 16 0.003 10 0.154 2 0.450 DIAMONDBACKS 82 80 693 644 0.033 82.717 13 0.011 13 0.038 10 0.089 13 0.5050 28 0.331 22 -0.046 4 0.224 11 0.087 GIANTS 73 89 603 699 0.050 84.033 20 -0.021 20 -0.058 20 -0.064 20 0.4927 30 0.310 27 -0.216 12 0.089 16 0.004 PADRES 66 96 617 767 0.052 84.241 23 -0.154 23 -0.141 24 -0.138 24 0.4823 21 0.410 26 -0.205 20 -0.070 14 0.053

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 BREWERS 102 71 791 684 0.015 86.956 4 0.230 4 0.188 6 0.139 5 0.5227 25 0.400 9 0.063 5 0.215 15 0.019 CUBS 95 69 762 647 -0.000 81.459 6 0.189 6 0.154 7 0.128 6 0.5190 26 0.374 12 0.029 3 0.227 8 0.130 CARDINALS 88 74 759 691 0.004 80.796 12 0.047 12 0.085 11 0.082 12 0.5107 5 0.614 4 0.201 18 -0.037 24 -0.150 PIRATES 82 79 692 693 0.012 80.906 15 0.007 15 0.027 15 0.018 14 0.5033 10 0.537 8 0.064 16 -0.028 25 -0.199 REDS 67 95 696 819 0.033 83.012 24 -0.156 24 -0.142 22 -0.122 25 0.4822 11 0.535 23 -0.078 23 -0.167 5 0.170

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 BRAVES 91 75 767 677 0.007 82.933 10 0.066 10 0.098 9 0.104 10 0.5124 24 0.401 13 0.028 8 0.180 10 0.127 NATIONALS 82 80 771 682 -0.006 80.205 16 0.002 16 0.008 13 0.068 16 0.5014 15 0.480 10 0.062 13 0.074 7 0.134 PHILLIES 80 82 677 728 0.007 81.186 18 -0.001 18 -0.007 19 -0.037 18 0.4989 16 0.477 21 -0.046 17 -0.028 20 -0.024 METS 77 85 676 707 0.012 81.506 19 -0.010 19 -0.039 18 -0.030 19 0.4953 2 0.701 6 0.174 25 -0.234 29 -0.598 MARLINS 63 98 589 809 0.035 82.732 26 -0.213 26 -0.186 26 -0.218 26 0.4766 1 0.735 14 0.020 30 -0.456 30 -0.610

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 107 63 839 569 -0.002 83.918 2 0.257 2 0.255 1 0.300 2 0.5326 29 0.316 7 0.152 1 0.447 17 0.004 ATHLETICS 97 66 815 681 -0.007 80.388 5 0.223 5 0.182 5 0.155 4 0.5231 3 0.667 1 0.325 14 -0.016 27 -0.284 MARINERS 89 73 677 711 0.015 81.666 9 0.082 9 0.107 17 -0.014 9 0.5134 8 0.542 11 0.037 19 -0.064 28 -0.287 ANGELS 80 82 721 722 0.014 81.631 17 0.000 17 -0.001 16 -0.005 17 0.5008 14 0.503 15 0.010 15 -0.020 19 -0.022 RANGERS 67 95 737 848 0.023 82.461 25 -0.170 25 -0.151 23 -0.129 23 0.4825 20 0.428 24 -0.181 21 -0.076 1 0.538

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 91 74 824 669 -0.085 76.294 14 0.010 14 0.034 8 0.106 15 0.5031 27 0.363 18 -0.002 7 0.214 3 0.244 TWINS 78 84 738 775 -0.069 76.430 21 -0.056 21 -0.090 21 -0.088 22 0.4872 7 0.544 20 -0.035 22 -0.140 12 0.086 TIGERS 64 98 630 796 -0.057 77.576 27 -0.240 27 -0.251 27 -0.260 27 0.4673 18 0.460 28 -0.284 26 -0.236 21 -0.038 WHITE SOX 62 100 656 848 -0.051 77.924 28 -0.245 28 -0.270 28 -0.265 28 0.4649 6 0.553 25 -0.204 28 -0.326 18 0.003 ROYALS 58 104 638 833 -0.053 77.787 29 -0.271 29 -0.322 29 -0.269 29 0.4592 19 0.437 30 -0.313 24 -0.225 6 0.157

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 RED SOX 119 57 960 698 -0.013 85.942 1 0.309 1 0.343 2 0.276 1 0.5412 12 0.522 2 0.308 2 0.244 9 0.129 YANKEES 102 65 872 698 -0.028 80.787 3 0.233 3 0.193 4 0.198 3 0.5248 17 0.468 5 0.181 6 0.215 4 0.227 RAYS 90 72 716 646 -0.023 78.979 11 0.052 11 0.089 14 0.068 11 0.5117 22 0.408 17 -0.002 11 0.137 23 -0.114 BLUE JAYS 73 89 709 832 -0.001 81.030 22 -0.070 22 -0.098 25 -0.158 21 0.4883 4 0.648 19 -0.006 27 -0.310 22 -0.060 ORIOLES 47 115 622 892 0.018 82.626 30 -0.414 30 -0.403 30 -0.323 30 0.4525 13 0.509 29 -0.303 29 -0.343 13 0.060


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    440 379 0.537    1  0.073
NL CENTRAL 434 388 0.528    2  0.059
NL WEST    413 419 0.496    3  0.044
AL EAST    431 398 0.520    4  0.015
NL EAST    393 420 0.483    5 -0.026
AL CENTRAL 353 460 0.434    6 -0.184

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.070 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.007 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 12:49:34 2020
games through: Sun Oct 28 2018

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