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
CUBS         82 45 653 434 -0.052 60.455    1  0.908    1  0.179    1  0.242    1 0.5289  0.561  0.297  0.187 -0.409
RANGERS      75 54 598 601  0.028 65.839    2  0.734    2  0.130   13  0.027    2 0.5238  0.452 -0.017  0.071  0.278
INDIANS      73 54 631 534 -0.002 63.193    3  0.645    3  0.106    5  0.130    3 0.5207  0.332 -0.018  0.277  0.452
BLUE JAYS    72 56 623 525  0.019 64.773    4  0.628    4  0.101    4  0.135    4 0.5192  0.305 -0.035  0.305  0.329
NATIONALS    75 53 624 482 -0.045 61.432    5  0.620    5  0.098    3  0.141    7 0.5160  0.574  0.209  0.073 -0.272
RED SOX      71 57 692 576  0.020 64.792    6  0.593    7  0.090    2  0.148    5 0.5168  0.515  0.161  0.136  0.404
ORIOLES      70 58 605 591  0.045 66.202    7  0.578    6  0.092    8  0.053    6 0.5165  0.575  0.121 -0.016  0.088
TIGERS       69 59 599 576  0.024 65.096    8  0.519    8  0.069   12  0.038    8 0.5142  0.521  0.056  0.020  0.094
DODGERS      71 57 581 514 -0.040 61.814    9  0.499    9  0.056    9  0.049   13 0.5061  0.554  0.098  0.000 -0.371
MARINERS     68 60 596 551  0.020 64.889   10  0.498   10  0.056    7  0.057    9 0.5117  0.573  0.123 -0.010 -0.166
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
YANKEES      66 61 539 551  0.036 65.249   11  0.487   11  0.047   14  0.004   12 0.5089  0.283 -0.184  0.191  0.266
ROYALS       67 61 507 526  0.024 65.185   12  0.486   12  0.047   15  0.003   10 0.5101  0.139 -0.297  0.303  0.334
GIANTS       70 58 572 517 -0.042 61.717   13  0.482   13  0.043   10  0.046   14 0.5048  0.324 -0.108  0.200  0.070
CARDINALS    68 59 635 552 -0.027 61.929   14  0.478   15  0.036    6  0.076   15 0.5048  0.780  0.347 -0.196 -0.287
ASTROS       67 61 583 539  0.007 64.220   15  0.477   14  0.037   11  0.045   11 0.5090  0.621  0.158 -0.067 -0.459
PIRATES      65 61 569 561 -0.015 62.199   16  0.463   16  0.014   16 -0.001   17 0.5003  0.493 -0.008  0.006 -0.035
MARLINS      67 61 540 526 -0.040 61.877   17  0.462   17  0.010   17 -0.004   18 0.5002  0.527  0.019 -0.028 -0.289
METS         65 63 496 501 -0.022 62.846   18  0.456   18 -0.002   21 -0.025   19 0.4984  0.337 -0.168  0.118 -0.146
WHITE SOX    61 66 513 553  0.035 65.238   19  0.454   19 -0.008   18 -0.016   16 0.5011  0.328 -0.167  0.134  0.066
ROCKIES      60 68 672 667 -0.029 62.509   20  0.415   20 -0.060   20 -0.018   20 0.4883  0.472 -0.045  0.008  0.719
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PHILLIES     59 69 483 614 -0.021 63.121   21  0.393   21 -0.069   29 -0.158   24 0.4861  0.582 -0.083 -0.233 -0.315
RAYS         54 73 529 547  0.037 65.328   22  0.355   23 -0.084   19 -0.018   23 0.4866  0.447 -0.067  0.031 -0.134
ATHLETICS    55 73 510 602  0.030 65.582   23  0.351   22 -0.083   23 -0.092   21 0.4880  0.590 -0.009 -0.175 -0.282
ANGELS       54 74 568 609  0.039 65.970   24  0.350   24 -0.089   22 -0.033   22 0.4876  0.632  0.090 -0.156 -0.118
BREWERS      56 72 526 605 -0.025 62.896   25  0.296   25 -0.104   26 -0.124   26 0.4799  0.573 -0.057 -0.190 -0.158
REDS         54 73 568 683  0.004 63.842   26  0.294   26 -0.105   25 -0.121   25 0.4802  0.733  0.102 -0.343 -0.097
DIAMONDBACKS 54 75 589 720 -0.012 64.014   27  0.214   27 -0.124   28 -0.145   29 0.4759  0.574 -0.078 -0.212  0.313
PADRES       53 75 557 625 -0.012 63.486   28  0.209   28 -0.128   24 -0.100   28 0.4759  0.528 -0.075 -0.124  0.039
TWINS        49 79 582 701  0.024 65.351   29  0.110   29 -0.153   27 -0.132   27 0.4765  0.714  0.071 -0.336  0.076
BRAVES       47 82 478 635 -0.015 63.965   30  0.000   30 -0.203   30 -0.200   30 0.4643  0.399 -0.291 -0.110  0.007

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 71 57 581 514 -0.040 61.814 9 0.499 9 0.056 9 0.049 13 0.5061 0.554 0.098 0.000 -0.371 GIANTS 70 58 572 517 -0.042 61.717 13 0.482 13 0.043 10 0.046 14 0.5048 0.324 -0.108 0.200 0.070 ROCKIES 60 68 672 667 -0.029 62.509 20 0.415 20 -0.060 20 -0.018 20 0.4883 0.472 -0.045 0.008 0.719 DIAMONDBACKS 54 75 589 720 -0.012 64.014 27 0.214 27 -0.124 28 -0.145 29 0.4759 0.574 -0.078 -0.212 0.313 PADRES 53 75 557 625 -0.012 63.486 28 0.209 28 -0.128 24 -0.100 28 0.4759 0.528 -0.075 -0.124 0.039

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 82 45 653 434 -0.052 60.455 1 0.908 1 0.179 1 0.242 1 0.5289 0.561 0.297 0.187 -0.409 CARDINALS 68 59 635 552 -0.027 61.929 14 0.478 15 0.036 6 0.076 15 0.5048 0.780 0.347 -0.196 -0.287 PIRATES 65 61 569 561 -0.015 62.199 16 0.463 16 0.014 16 -0.001 17 0.5003 0.493 -0.008 0.006 -0.035 BREWERS 56 72 526 605 -0.025 62.896 25 0.296 25 -0.104 26 -0.124 26 0.4799 0.573 -0.057 -0.190 -0.158 REDS 54 73 568 683 0.004 63.842 26 0.294 26 -0.105 25 -0.121 25 0.4802 0.733 0.102 -0.343 -0.097

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 NATIONALS 75 53 624 482 -0.045 61.432 5 0.620 5 0.098 3 0.141 7 0.5160 0.574 0.209 0.073 -0.272 MARLINS 67 61 540 526 -0.040 61.877 17 0.462 17 0.010 17 -0.004 18 0.5002 0.527 0.019 -0.028 -0.289 METS 65 63 496 501 -0.022 62.846 18 0.456 18 -0.002 21 -0.025 19 0.4984 0.337 -0.168 0.118 -0.146 PHILLIES 59 69 483 614 -0.021 63.121 21 0.393 21 -0.069 29 -0.158 24 0.4861 0.582 -0.083 -0.233 -0.315 BRAVES 47 82 478 635 -0.015 63.965 30 0.000 30 -0.203 30 -0.200 30 0.4643 0.399 -0.291 -0.110 0.007

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 RANGERS 75 54 598 601 0.028 65.839 2 0.734 2 0.130 13 0.027 2 0.5238 0.452 -0.017 0.071 0.278 MARINERS 68 60 596 551 0.020 64.889 10 0.498 10 0.056 7 0.057 9 0.5117 0.573 0.123 -0.010 -0.166 ASTROS 67 61 583 539 0.007 64.220 15 0.477 14 0.037 11 0.045 11 0.5090 0.621 0.158 -0.067 -0.459 ATHLETICS 55 73 510 602 0.030 65.582 23 0.351 22 -0.083 23 -0.092 21 0.4880 0.590 -0.009 -0.175 -0.282 ANGELS 54 74 568 609 0.039 65.970 24 0.350 24 -0.089 22 -0.033 22 0.4876 0.632 0.090 -0.156 -0.118

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 73 54 631 534 -0.002 63.193 3 0.645 3 0.106 5 0.130 3 0.5207 0.332 -0.018 0.277 0.452 TIGERS 69 59 599 576 0.024 65.096 8 0.519 8 0.069 12 0.038 8 0.5142 0.521 0.056 0.020 0.094 ROYALS 67 61 507 526 0.024 65.185 12 0.486 12 0.047 15 0.003 10 0.5101 0.139 -0.297 0.303 0.334 WHITE SOX 61 66 513 553 0.035 65.238 19 0.454 19 -0.008 18 -0.016 16 0.5011 0.328 -0.167 0.134 0.066 TWINS 49 79 582 701 0.024 65.351 29 0.110 29 -0.153 27 -0.132 27 0.4765 0.714 0.071 -0.336 0.076

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 BLUE JAYS 72 56 623 525 0.019 64.773 4 0.628 4 0.101 4 0.135 4 0.5192 0.305 -0.035 0.305 0.329 RED SOX 71 57 692 576 0.020 64.792 6 0.593 7 0.090 2 0.148 5 0.5168 0.515 0.161 0.136 0.404 ORIOLES 70 58 605 591 0.045 66.202 7 0.578 6 0.092 8 0.053 6 0.5165 0.575 0.121 -0.016 0.088 YANKEES 66 61 539 551 0.036 65.249 11 0.487 11 0.047 14 0.004 12 0.5089 0.283 -0.184 0.191 0.266 RAYS 54 73 529 547 0.037 65.328 22 0.355 23 -0.084 19 -0.018 23 0.4866 0.447 -0.067 0.031 -0.134


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    333 305 0.522    1  0.096
NL CENTRAL 325 310 0.512    2  0.021
AL CENTRAL 319 319 0.500    3  0.007
AL WEST    319 322 0.498    4  0.001
NL WEST    308 333 0.480    5 -0.050
NL EAST    313 328 0.488    6 -0.074

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.067 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.008 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Aug 27 05:30:14 2016
games through: Fri Aug 26 2016

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