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
BLUE JAYS    16 14 144 114  0.012 15.012   10  0.007   10  0.008    5  0.020    7 0.5121   29  0.223   27 -0.173    1  0.213    2  0.552 P
PIRATES      13 17 106 135 -0.062 14.315   28 -0.012   28 -0.019   29 -0.033   27 0.4798   30  0.183   30 -0.257    2  0.191    5  0.341 P
INDIANS      17 13 127 116 -0.061 14.158    8  0.008    9  0.009   12  0.005   12 0.5067   28  0.238   29 -0.176    3  0.186   12  0.139 P
MARINERS     17 15 127 134  0.066 16.794    6  0.010    6  0.012   13  0.002    8 0.5100   27  0.246   28 -0.173    4  0.177   13  0.088 P
YANKEES      16 15 127 109  0.017 15.556   14  0.005   13  0.005    4  0.022   13 0.5063   26  0.273   25 -0.131    5  0.175   19 -0.111 P
ORIOLES      15 16 120 126  0.066 16.285   15  0.002   15  0.002   15 -0.001   15 0.5051   25  0.281   26 -0.148    6  0.145    9  0.262 P
BREWERS      17 15 125 131 -0.017 15.718   13  0.005   12  0.005   14 -0.000   14 0.5053   23  0.312   22 -0.122    7  0.121   15  0.054 P
METS         13 13  88  96 -0.003 12.933   16  0.001   16 -0.000   19 -0.005   17 0.5033   24  0.309   24 -0.129    8  0.118   30 -0.797 P
ATHLETICS    19 14 139 152 -0.012 16.307    3  0.012    3  0.016   21 -0.006    6 0.5134   22  0.315   23 -0.124    9  0.113    6  0.305 P
PADRES       18 14 123 107  0.032 16.266    4  0.012    4  0.016    7  0.018    4 0.5137   21  0.344   21 -0.077   10  0.113   28 -0.450 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DODGERS      17 15 157 120  0.020 16.087    9  0.008    8  0.009    1  0.035   11 0.5083   19  0.414   16 -0.000   11  0.069   18 -0.100 P
PHILLIES     17 15 125 137 -0.000 15.955   11  0.007   11  0.007   22 -0.007    9 0.5097   20  0.405   20 -0.050   12  0.035   16  0.012 P
MARLINS      14 16 127 107  0.064 15.652   21 -0.001   21 -0.002    6  0.019   21 0.4973   16  0.437   15  0.004   13  0.034   24 -0.262 P
REDS         14 15 152 152  0.023 14.725   20 -0.001   20 -0.002   16 -0.003   20 0.4975   18  0.428   17 -0.025   14  0.020    1  0.659 P
WHITE SOX    16 13 143 107 -0.055 13.682   12  0.006   14  0.005    3  0.023   10 0.5096   15  0.477   13  0.044   15  0.001   22 -0.213 P
ROYALS       16 14 133 147 -0.087 13.973   17  0.001   17 -0.001   27 -0.022   18 0.4990   17  0.436   19 -0.038   16 -0.006    3  0.419 P
GIANTS       18 13 138 108  0.068 16.176    1  0.017    1  0.022    2  0.034    2 0.5176   10  0.536   10  0.108   17 -0.040   27 -0.449 P
NATIONALS    12 15  93 115  0.035 13.871   25 -0.005   24 -0.008   24 -0.011   25 0.4896   13  0.505   14  0.036   18 -0.058   25 -0.331 P
BRAVES       15 16 143 151 -0.009 15.344   23 -0.002   23 -0.005   20 -0.005   22 0.4957   11  0.529   11  0.063   19 -0.074    8  0.286 P
CUBS         15 16 146 152 -0.054 14.819   24 -0.005   25 -0.008   25 -0.018   24 0.4933   12  0.527   12  0.048   20 -0.084   11  0.195 P
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      19 13 166 140 -0.039 15.350    2  0.013    2  0.017    9  0.016    1 0.5186    9  0.567    9  0.120   21 -0.087    7  0.303 P
TIGERS        9 23 101 169 -0.010 16.133   30 -0.063   30 -0.047   30 -0.066   30 0.4484   14  0.490   18 -0.034   22 -0.099   23 -0.241 P
ASTROS       16 15 151 123 -0.047 14.758   19 -0.000   19 -0.001    8  0.018   16 0.5039    8  0.586    6  0.139   23 -0.104   17 -0.058 P
CARDINALS    18 14 145 130 -0.048 15.279    7  0.008    7  0.010   11  0.007    5 0.5136    7  0.600    5  0.141   24 -0.127   21 -0.183 P
DIAMONDBACKS 15 16 154 164  0.032 15.859   18  0.000   18 -0.001   17 -0.003   23 0.4941    6  0.608    7  0.139   25 -0.146    4  0.354 P
ANGELS       13 17 135 167  0.041 15.523   26 -0.006   26 -0.011   28 -0.023   26 0.4886    5  0.620    8  0.131   26 -0.177   14  0.080 P
RANGERS      16 17 135 147  0.002 16.495   22 -0.001   22 -0.004   23 -0.011   19 0.4977    4  0.640    4  0.163   27 -0.184   26 -0.406 P
RAYS         18 15 145 141  0.032 16.824    5  0.010    5  0.013   10  0.011    3 0.5149    2  0.667    2  0.211   28 -0.189   29 -0.515 P
ROCKIES      12 19 151 167  0.113 16.891   27 -0.009   27 -0.015   18 -0.004   28 0.4787    3  0.654    3  0.183   29 -0.191   10  0.223 P
TWINS        11 19 140 142 -0.101 13.776   29 -0.029   29 -0.035   26 -0.019   29 0.4655    1  0.723    1  0.236   30 -0.274   20 -0.164 P

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 PADRES 18 14 123 107 0.032 16.266 4 0.012 4 0.016 7 0.018 4 0.5137 21 0.344 21 -0.077 10 0.113 28 -0.450 P DODGERS 17 15 157 120 0.020 16.087 9 0.008 8 0.009 1 0.035 11 0.5083 19 0.414 16 -0.000 11 0.069 18 -0.100 P GIANTS 18 13 138 108 0.068 16.176 1 0.017 1 0.022 2 0.034 2 0.5176 10 0.536 10 0.108 17 -0.040 27 -0.449 P DIAMONDBACKS 15 16 154 164 0.032 15.859 18 0.000 18 -0.001 17 -0.003 23 0.4941 6 0.608 7 0.139 25 -0.146 4 0.354 P ROCKIES 12 19 151 167 0.113 16.891 27 -0.009 27 -0.015 18 -0.004 28 0.4787 3 0.654 3 0.183 29 -0.191 10 0.223 P

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 PIRATES 13 17 106 135 -0.062 14.315 28 -0.012 28 -0.019 29 -0.033 27 0.4798 30 0.183 30 -0.257 2 0.191 5 0.341 P BREWERS 17 15 125 131 -0.017 15.718 13 0.005 12 0.005 14 -0.000 14 0.5053 23 0.312 22 -0.122 7 0.121 15 0.054 P REDS 14 15 152 152 0.023 14.725 20 -0.001 20 -0.002 16 -0.003 20 0.4975 18 0.428 17 -0.025 14 0.020 1 0.659 P CUBS 15 16 146 152 -0.054 14.819 24 -0.005 25 -0.008 25 -0.018 24 0.4933 12 0.527 12 0.048 20 -0.084 11 0.195 P CARDINALS 18 14 145 130 -0.048 15.279 7 0.008 7 0.010 11 0.007 5 0.5136 7 0.600 5 0.141 24 -0.127 21 -0.183 P

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 METS 13 13 88 96 -0.003 12.933 16 0.001 16 -0.000 19 -0.005 17 0.5033 24 0.309 24 -0.129 8 0.118 30 -0.797 P PHILLIES 17 15 125 137 -0.000 15.955 11 0.007 11 0.007 22 -0.007 9 0.5097 20 0.405 20 -0.050 12 0.035 16 0.012 P MARLINS 14 16 127 107 0.064 15.652 21 -0.001 21 -0.002 6 0.019 21 0.4973 16 0.437 15 0.004 13 0.034 24 -0.262 P NATIONALS 12 15 93 115 0.035 13.871 25 -0.005 24 -0.008 24 -0.011 25 0.4896 13 0.505 14 0.036 18 -0.058 25 -0.331 P BRAVES 15 16 143 151 -0.009 15.344 23 -0.002 23 -0.005 20 -0.005 22 0.4957 11 0.529 11 0.063 19 -0.074 8 0.286 P

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 MARINERS 17 15 127 134 0.066 16.794 6 0.010 6 0.012 13 0.002 8 0.5100 27 0.246 28 -0.173 4 0.177 13 0.088 P ATHLETICS 19 14 139 152 -0.012 16.307 3 0.012 3 0.016 21 -0.006 6 0.5134 22 0.315 23 -0.124 9 0.113 6 0.305 P ASTROS 16 15 151 123 -0.047 14.758 19 -0.000 19 -0.001 8 0.018 16 0.5039 8 0.586 6 0.139 23 -0.104 17 -0.058 P ANGELS 13 17 135 167 0.041 15.523 26 -0.006 26 -0.011 28 -0.023 26 0.4886 5 0.620 8 0.131 26 -0.177 14 0.080 P RANGERS 16 17 135 147 0.002 16.495 22 -0.001 22 -0.004 23 -0.011 19 0.4977 4 0.640 4 0.163 27 -0.184 26 -0.406 P

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 17 13 127 116 -0.061 14.158 8 0.008 9 0.009 12 0.005 12 0.5067 28 0.238 29 -0.176 3 0.186 12 0.139 P WHITE SOX 16 13 143 107 -0.055 13.682 12 0.006 14 0.005 3 0.023 10 0.5096 15 0.477 13 0.044 15 0.001 22 -0.213 P ROYALS 16 14 133 147 -0.087 13.973 17 0.001 17 -0.001 27 -0.022 18 0.4990 17 0.436 19 -0.038 16 -0.006 3 0.419 P TIGERS 9 23 101 169 -0.010 16.133 30 -0.063 30 -0.047 30 -0.066 30 0.4484 14 0.490 18 -0.034 22 -0.099 23 -0.241 P TWINS 11 19 140 142 -0.101 13.776 29 -0.029 29 -0.035 26 -0.019 29 0.4655 1 0.723 1 0.236 30 -0.274 20 -0.164 P

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 BLUE JAYS 16 14 144 114 0.012 15.012 10 0.007 10 0.008 5 0.020 7 0.5121 29 0.223 27 -0.173 1 0.213 2 0.552 P YANKEES 16 15 127 109 0.017 15.556 14 0.005 13 0.005 4 0.022 13 0.5063 26 0.273 25 -0.131 5 0.175 19 -0.111 P ORIOLES 15 16 120 126 0.066 16.285 15 0.002 15 0.002 15 -0.001 15 0.5051 25 0.281 26 -0.148 6 0.145 9 0.262 P RED SOX 19 13 166 140 -0.039 15.350 2 0.013 2 0.017 9 0.016 1 0.5186 9 0.567 9 0.120 21 -0.087 7 0.303 P RAYS 18 15 145 141 0.032 16.824 5 0.010 5 0.013 10 0.011 3 0.5149 2 0.667 2 0.211 28 -0.189 29 -0.515 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL WEST    80 77 0.510    1  0.123
AL EAST    84 73 0.535    2  0.107
NL EAST    71 75 0.486    3 -0.014
AL WEST    81 78 0.509    4 -0.028
NL CENTRAL 77 77 0.500    5 -0.072
AL CENTRAL 69 82 0.457    6 -0.117

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.071 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.005 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri May  7 05:30:09 2021
games through: Thu May  6 2021

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