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
DODGERS      56 22 450 279  0.156 42.902    1  0.591    1  0.561    1  0.568    1 0.5787   17  0.553    1  0.585    1  0.550   24 -0.188
RAYS         51 29 368 310  0.259 47.818    2  0.501    2  0.478    3  0.369    2 0.5633   28  0.358    9  0.213    2  0.524   20 -0.095
BRAVES       43 29 405 332  0.231 42.100    3  0.380    3  0.365    2  0.382    3 0.5493    6  0.647    2  0.489    5  0.275   11  0.089
YANKEES      37 30 361 303  0.238 39.518    4  0.290    4  0.278    4  0.339    5 0.5413   14  0.569    4  0.371    3  0.306    8  0.182
PADRES       39 27 353 280  0.130 35.806    5  0.279    5  0.266    5  0.302    4 0.5461   19  0.542    6  0.309    4  0.294   15  0.011
BLUE JAYS    32 30 305 323  0.260 37.316    6  0.237    6  0.221    6  0.182    6 0.5337   18  0.553   11  0.199    6  0.165    7  0.213
MARLINS      33 32 275 323  0.248 38.897    7  0.214    7  0.200   12  0.108    8 0.5281   12  0.588   12  0.158   11  0.057   26 -0.292
ATHLETICS    39 28 308 276  0.020 33.842    8  0.182    8  0.169   10  0.118    7 0.5333    5  0.657    7  0.236   15  0.001   30 -0.528
PHILLIES     28 32 306 311  0.235 35.552    9  0.116    9  0.109    7  0.171   11 0.5188    2  0.770    3  0.401   19 -0.059   22 -0.124
GIANTS       29 31 299 297  0.164 33.783   10  0.094   10  0.087   13  0.108    9 0.5257   13  0.585   13  0.155   10  0.060   10  0.110
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ASTROS       37 36 341 324  0.074 38.521   11  0.070   11  0.067   14  0.095   10 0.5231    4  0.658    8  0.213   17 -0.023   27 -0.302
METS         26 34 286 308  0.248 35.939   12  0.062   12  0.056   11  0.115   13 0.5115    8  0.635   10  0.210   12  0.020   18 -0.053
NATIONALS    26 34 293 301  0.239 35.676   13  0.062   13  0.051    8  0.138   14 0.5113    3  0.765    5  0.363   20 -0.087   28 -0.314
ORIOLES      25 35 274 294  0.258 36.160   14  0.044   14  0.032    9  0.126   16 0.5108   16  0.556   14  0.147    8  0.106   21 -0.103
RED SOX      24 36 292 351  0.280 36.737   15  0.023   15  0.017   15  0.071   18 0.5088   11  0.591   15  0.124   14  0.018    3  0.404
ROCKIES      26 34 275 353  0.171 34.255   16  0.008   16  0.000   18 -0.051   12 0.5137   20  0.521   18 -0.064   18 -0.038    1  0.530
DIAMONDBACKS 25 35 269 295  0.174 34.195   17 -0.012   17 -0.033   16  0.026   15 0.5111   25  0.417   19 -0.080    7  0.132    6  0.225
MARINERS     27 33 254 303  0.076 32.023   18 -0.020   18 -0.038   19 -0.090   17 0.5089    7  0.644   17  0.015   24 -0.194   25 -0.228
ANGELS       26 34 294 321  0.076 31.893   19 -0.044   19 -0.075   17 -0.021   19 0.5063    9  0.628   16  0.067   22 -0.110    5  0.250
TWINS        36 26 271 222 -0.380 21.750   20 -0.111   20 -0.137   21 -0.157   22 0.4638   27  0.381   23 -0.293   16 -0.021   23 -0.147
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WHITE SOX    36 27 317 258 -0.363 22.479   21 -0.111   21 -0.142   20 -0.130   21 0.4645   15  0.566   20 -0.100   23 -0.160   13  0.044
INDIANS      35 27 260 231 -0.369 22.138   22 -0.139   22 -0.161   23 -0.219   23 0.4600   29  0.147   28 -0.543    9  0.105    4  0.282
RANGERS      22 38 224 312  0.068 31.966   23 -0.182   23 -0.204   22 -0.204   20 0.4890   26  0.414   24 -0.312   21 -0.096   16  0.003
CUBS         34 28 266 247 -0.413 21.124   24 -0.202   24 -0.224   24 -0.273   24 0.4522   10  0.628   21 -0.185   28 -0.361   29 -0.499
CARDINALS    31 30 256 248 -0.397 21.365   25 -0.261   25 -0.285   25 -0.313   25 0.4451   21  0.518   25 -0.328   25 -0.297   19 -0.084
REDS         31 31 243 249 -0.412 21.365   26 -0.291   26 -0.314   26 -0.345   26 0.4413   30  0.094   30 -0.708   13  0.019    2  0.407
BREWERS      29 33 249 271 -0.384 22.190   27 -0.335   27 -0.352   28 -0.401   27 0.4368   23  0.432   27 -0.493   27 -0.308    9  0.111
ROYALS       26 34 248 272 -0.354 22.026   28 -0.375   28 -0.390   27 -0.393   28 0.4313   22  0.438   26 -0.480   26 -0.306   12  0.089
TIGERS       23 35 249 318 -0.340 21.719   29 -0.442   29 -0.445   29 -0.490   29 0.4235    1  0.773   22 -0.256   30 -0.723   17 -0.036
PIRATES      19 41 219 298 -0.386 21.447   30 -0.628   30 -0.634   30 -0.574   30 0.4007   24  0.424   29 -0.673   29 -0.475   14  0.040

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 56 22 450 279 0.156 42.902 1 0.591 1 0.561 1 0.568 1 0.5787 17 0.553 1 0.585 1 0.550 24 -0.188 PADRES 39 27 353 280 0.130 35.806 5 0.279 5 0.266 5 0.302 4 0.5461 19 0.542 6 0.309 4 0.294 15 0.011 GIANTS 29 31 299 297 0.164 33.783 10 0.094 10 0.087 13 0.108 9 0.5257 13 0.585 13 0.155 10 0.060 10 0.110 ROCKIES 26 34 275 353 0.171 34.255 16 0.008 16 0.000 18 -0.051 12 0.5137 20 0.521 18 -0.064 18 -0.038 1 0.530 DIAMONDBACKS 25 35 269 295 0.174 34.195 17 -0.012 17 -0.033 16 0.026 15 0.5111 25 0.417 19 -0.080 7 0.132 6 0.225

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 34 28 266 247 -0.413 21.124 24 -0.202 24 -0.224 24 -0.273 24 0.4522 10 0.628 21 -0.185 28 -0.361 29 -0.499 CARDINALS 31 30 256 248 -0.397 21.365 25 -0.261 25 -0.285 25 -0.313 25 0.4451 21 0.518 25 -0.328 25 -0.297 19 -0.084 REDS 31 31 243 249 -0.412 21.365 26 -0.291 26 -0.314 26 -0.345 26 0.4413 30 0.094 30 -0.708 13 0.019 2 0.407 BREWERS 29 33 249 271 -0.384 22.190 27 -0.335 27 -0.352 28 -0.401 27 0.4368 23 0.432 27 -0.493 27 -0.308 9 0.111 PIRATES 19 41 219 298 -0.386 21.447 30 -0.628 30 -0.634 30 -0.574 30 0.4007 24 0.424 29 -0.673 29 -0.475 14 0.040

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 43 29 405 332 0.231 42.100 3 0.380 3 0.365 2 0.382 3 0.5493 6 0.647 2 0.489 5 0.275 11 0.089 MARLINS 33 32 275 323 0.248 38.897 7 0.214 7 0.200 12 0.108 8 0.5281 12 0.588 12 0.158 11 0.057 26 -0.292 PHILLIES 28 32 306 311 0.235 35.552 9 0.116 9 0.109 7 0.171 11 0.5188 2 0.770 3 0.401 19 -0.059 22 -0.124 METS 26 34 286 308 0.248 35.939 12 0.062 12 0.056 11 0.115 13 0.5115 8 0.635 10 0.210 12 0.020 18 -0.053 NATIONALS 26 34 293 301 0.239 35.676 13 0.062 13 0.051 8 0.138 14 0.5113 3 0.765 5 0.363 20 -0.087 28 -0.314

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 ATHLETICS 39 28 308 276 0.020 33.842 8 0.182 8 0.169 10 0.118 7 0.5333 5 0.657 7 0.236 15 0.001 30 -0.528 ASTROS 37 36 341 324 0.074 38.521 11 0.070 11 0.067 14 0.095 10 0.5231 4 0.658 8 0.213 17 -0.023 27 -0.302 MARINERS 27 33 254 303 0.076 32.023 18 -0.020 18 -0.038 19 -0.090 17 0.5089 7 0.644 17 0.015 24 -0.194 25 -0.228 ANGELS 26 34 294 321 0.076 31.893 19 -0.044 19 -0.075 17 -0.021 19 0.5063 9 0.628 16 0.067 22 -0.110 5 0.250 RANGERS 22 38 224 312 0.068 31.966 23 -0.182 23 -0.204 22 -0.204 20 0.4890 26 0.414 24 -0.312 21 -0.096 16 0.003

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 TWINS 36 26 271 222 -0.380 21.750 20 -0.111 20 -0.137 21 -0.157 22 0.4638 27 0.381 23 -0.293 16 -0.021 23 -0.147 WHITE SOX 36 27 317 258 -0.363 22.479 21 -0.111 21 -0.142 20 -0.130 21 0.4645 15 0.566 20 -0.100 23 -0.160 13 0.044 INDIANS 35 27 260 231 -0.369 22.138 22 -0.139 22 -0.161 23 -0.219 23 0.4600 29 0.147 28 -0.543 9 0.105 4 0.282 ROYALS 26 34 248 272 -0.354 22.026 28 -0.375 28 -0.390 27 -0.393 28 0.4313 22 0.438 26 -0.480 26 -0.306 12 0.089 TIGERS 23 35 249 318 -0.340 21.719 29 -0.442 29 -0.445 29 -0.490 29 0.4235 1 0.773 22 -0.256 30 -0.723 17 -0.036

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 RAYS 51 29 368 310 0.259 47.818 2 0.501 2 0.478 3 0.369 2 0.5633 28 0.358 9 0.213 2 0.524 20 -0.095 YANKEES 37 30 361 303 0.238 39.518 4 0.290 4 0.278 4 0.339 5 0.5413 14 0.569 4 0.371 3 0.306 8 0.182 BLUE JAYS 32 30 305 323 0.260 37.316 6 0.237 6 0.221 6 0.182 6 0.5337 18 0.553 11 0.199 6 0.165 7 0.213 ORIOLES 25 35 274 294 0.258 36.160 14 0.044 14 0.032 9 0.126 16 0.5108 16 0.556 14 0.147 8 0.106 21 -0.103 RED SOX 24 36 292 351 0.280 36.737 15 0.023 15 0.017 15 0.071 18 0.5088 11 0.591 15 0.124 14 0.018 3 0.404


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    169 160 0.514    1  0.263
NL WEST    175 149 0.540    2  0.227
NL EAST    156 161 0.492    3  0.224
AL WEST    151 169 0.472    4 -0.022
AL CENTRAL 156 149 0.511    5 -0.336
NL CENTRAL 144 163 0.469    6 -0.460

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.086 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Nov 26 14:08:46 2020
games through: Tue Oct 27 2020

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