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
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RED SOX      68 30 530 367 -0.022 47.270    1  1.370    1  0.320    2  0.285    1 0.5439  0.437  0.248  0.322  0.255
YANKEES      62 33 493 362  0.019 47.514    2  1.293    2  0.269    3  0.266    2 0.5372  0.419  0.214  0.319  0.144
ASTROS       64 35 500 312 -0.023 47.755    3  1.261    3  0.238    1  0.309    3 0.5325  0.340  0.188  0.430 -0.099
MARINERS     58 39 412 414 -0.000 48.203    4  1.122    4  0.168   16  0.014    4 0.5225  0.529  0.060 -0.032 -0.298
CUBS         55 38 476 362 -0.008 45.791    5  1.076    5  0.149    4  0.180    5 0.5220  0.416  0.125  0.236  0.174
ATHLETICS    55 42 449 425  0.014 48.658    6  1.010    6  0.125    9  0.064    6 0.5167  0.698  0.272 -0.145 -0.407
PHILLIES     53 42 411 393  0.012 47.637    7  0.955    7  0.106   10  0.057    7 0.5161  0.548  0.120 -0.007 -0.155
BRAVES       52 42 456 388  0.005 46.759    8  0.943    8  0.092    6  0.128   10 0.5147  0.551  0.194  0.062 -0.115
BREWERS      55 43 426 377 -0.021 47.855    9  0.930    9  0.090   11  0.052   11 0.5122  0.248 -0.143  0.247  0.067
DODGERS      53 43 453 371 -0.002 47.533   10  0.924   11  0.087    5  0.146    8 0.5153  0.516  0.180  0.112 -0.172
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DIAMONDBACKS 53 44 421 378  0.016 48.752   11  0.916   10  0.089    8  0.088    9 0.5150  0.356 -0.019  0.194  0.042
ROCKIES      51 45 467 468  0.005 47.917   12  0.840   12  0.056   15  0.026   12 0.5110  0.446 -0.003  0.055  0.582
GIANTS       50 48 399 425  0.043 50.436   13  0.818   13  0.046   17  0.001   13 0.5091  0.316 -0.139  0.142  0.153
RAYS         49 47 401 381  0.032 48.868   14  0.810   14  0.039   12  0.051   14 0.5058  0.477  0.050  0.052 -0.327
INDIANS      52 43 487 405 -0.067 44.469   15  0.806   15  0.035    7  0.100   17 0.5020  0.367  0.003  0.197  0.439
ANGELS       49 48 425 401  0.017 48.845   16  0.784   16  0.021   13  0.038   15 0.5040  0.465  0.026  0.049 -0.088
NATIONALS    48 48 417 387  0.007 47.961   17  0.765   17  0.005   14  0.036   16 0.5020  0.392 -0.040  0.112  0.074
CARDINALS    48 46 413 402 -0.024 45.836   18  0.761   18  0.001   18 -0.002   18 0.5001  0.544  0.057 -0.062 -0.187
PIRATES      48 49 425 450 -0.010 47.895   19  0.738   19 -0.016   19 -0.039   19 0.4979  0.657  0.128 -0.207 -0.142
BLUE JAYS    43 52 423 467  0.042 49.007   20  0.686   20 -0.051   22 -0.072   20 0.4922  0.637  0.075 -0.220 -0.064
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
REDS         43 53 461 493  0.020 48.569   21  0.648   21 -0.073   20 -0.044   21 0.4894  0.663  0.129 -0.218  0.077
TWINS        44 50 424 447 -0.062 44.523   22  0.594   22 -0.095   21 -0.056   24 0.4832  0.611  0.067 -0.179  0.000
MARLINS      41 57 376 491  0.035 50.251   23  0.536   23 -0.117   26 -0.157   22 0.4849  0.742  0.095 -0.409 -0.534
RANGERS      41 56 424 487  0.019 49.257   24  0.531   24 -0.119   24 -0.112   25 0.4829  0.403 -0.179 -0.045  0.503
METS         39 55 363 431  0.029 47.940   25  0.514   25 -0.124   23 -0.107   23 0.4834  0.663  0.067 -0.280 -0.530
PADRES       40 59 365 465  0.042 51.046   26  0.477   26 -0.136   25 -0.145   26 0.4825  0.201 -0.377  0.087  0.307
TIGERS       41 57 386 456 -0.068 46.447   27  0.358   27 -0.186   27 -0.193   27 0.4707  0.287 -0.357 -0.029  0.182
WHITE SOX    33 62 384 510 -0.056 45.652   28  0.203   28 -0.297   28 -0.270   28 0.4542  0.565 -0.190 -0.349 -0.034
ORIOLES      28 69 345 504  0.029 49.933   29  0.108   29 -0.344   29 -0.286   29 0.4515  0.434 -0.325 -0.246  0.023
ROYALS       27 68 337 530 -0.022 47.058   30  0.000   30 -0.384   30 -0.358   30 0.4439  0.457 -0.377 -0.339  0.128

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR DODGERS 53 43 453 371 -0.002 47.533 10 0.924 11 0.087 5 0.146 8 0.5153 0.516 0.180 0.112 -0.172 DIAMONDBACKS 53 44 421 378 0.016 48.752 11 0.916 10 0.089 8 0.088 9 0.5150 0.356 -0.019 0.194 0.042 ROCKIES 51 45 467 468 0.005 47.917 12 0.840 12 0.056 15 0.026 12 0.5110 0.446 -0.003 0.055 0.582 GIANTS 50 48 399 425 0.043 50.436 13 0.818 13 0.046 17 0.001 13 0.5091 0.316 -0.139 0.142 0.153 PADRES 40 59 365 465 0.042 51.046 26 0.477 26 -0.136 25 -0.145 26 0.4825 0.201 -0.377 0.087 0.307

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CUBS 55 38 476 362 -0.008 45.791 5 1.076 5 0.149 4 0.180 5 0.5220 0.416 0.125 0.236 0.174 BREWERS 55 43 426 377 -0.021 47.855 9 0.930 9 0.090 11 0.052 11 0.5122 0.248 -0.143 0.247 0.067 CARDINALS 48 46 413 402 -0.024 45.836 18 0.761 18 0.001 18 -0.002 18 0.5001 0.544 0.057 -0.062 -0.187 PIRATES 48 49 425 450 -0.010 47.895 19 0.738 19 -0.016 19 -0.039 19 0.4979 0.657 0.128 -0.207 -0.142 REDS 43 53 461 493 0.020 48.569 21 0.648 21 -0.073 20 -0.044 21 0.4894 0.663 0.129 -0.218 0.077

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PHILLIES 53 42 411 393 0.012 47.637 7 0.955 7 0.106 10 0.057 7 0.5161 0.548 0.120 -0.007 -0.155 BRAVES 52 42 456 388 0.005 46.759 8 0.943 8 0.092 6 0.128 10 0.5147 0.551 0.194 0.062 -0.115 NATIONALS 48 48 417 387 0.007 47.961 17 0.765 17 0.005 14 0.036 16 0.5020 0.392 -0.040 0.112 0.074 MARLINS 41 57 376 491 0.035 50.251 23 0.536 23 -0.117 26 -0.157 22 0.4849 0.742 0.095 -0.409 -0.534 METS 39 55 363 431 0.029 47.940 25 0.514 25 -0.124 23 -0.107 23 0.4834 0.663 0.067 -0.280 -0.530

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ASTROS 64 35 500 312 -0.023 47.755 3 1.261 3 0.238 1 0.309 3 0.5325 0.340 0.188 0.430 -0.099 MARINERS 58 39 412 414 -0.000 48.203 4 1.122 4 0.168 16 0.014 4 0.5225 0.529 0.060 -0.032 -0.298 ATHLETICS 55 42 449 425 0.014 48.658 6 1.010 6 0.125 9 0.064 6 0.5167 0.698 0.272 -0.145 -0.407 ANGELS 49 48 425 401 0.017 48.845 16 0.784 16 0.021 13 0.038 15 0.5040 0.465 0.026 0.049 -0.088 RANGERS 41 56 424 487 0.019 49.257 24 0.531 24 -0.119 24 -0.112 25 0.4829 0.403 -0.179 -0.045 0.503

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR INDIANS 52 43 487 405 -0.067 44.469 15 0.806 15 0.035 7 0.100 17 0.5020 0.367 0.003 0.197 0.439 TWINS 44 50 424 447 -0.062 44.523 22 0.594 22 -0.095 21 -0.056 24 0.4832 0.611 0.067 -0.179 0.000 TIGERS 41 57 386 456 -0.068 46.447 27 0.358 27 -0.186 27 -0.193 27 0.4707 0.287 -0.357 -0.029 0.182 WHITE SOX 33 62 384 510 -0.056 45.652 28 0.203 28 -0.297 28 -0.270 28 0.4542 0.565 -0.190 -0.349 -0.034 ROYALS 27 68 337 530 -0.022 47.058 30 0.000 30 -0.384 30 -0.358 30 0.4439 0.457 -0.377 -0.339 0.128

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RED SOX 68 30 530 367 -0.022 47.270 1 1.370 1 0.320 2 0.285 1 0.5439 0.437 0.248 0.322 0.255 YANKEES 62 33 493 362 0.019 47.514 2 1.293 2 0.269 3 0.266 2 0.5372 0.419 0.214 0.319 0.144 RAYS 49 47 401 381 0.032 48.868 14 0.810 14 0.039 12 0.051 14 0.5058 0.477 0.050 0.052 -0.327 BLUE JAYS 43 52 423 467 0.042 49.007 20 0.686 20 -0.051 22 -0.072 20 0.4922 0.637 0.075 -0.220 -0.064 ORIOLES 28 69 345 504 0.029 49.933 29 0.108 29 -0.344 29 -0.286 29 0.4515 0.434 -0.325 -0.246 0.023


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    267 220 0.548    1  0.081
AL EAST    250 231 0.520    2  0.065
NL CENTRAL 249 229 0.521    3  0.038
NL WEST    247 239 0.508    4  0.031
NL EAST    233 244 0.488    5 -0.011
AL CENTRAL 197 280 0.413    6 -0.204

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.064 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: Mon Jul 16 05:30:21 2018
games through: Sun Jul 15 2018

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