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
ANGELS       97 67 773 641  0.034 84.549    1  0.508    1  0.122    2  0.131    2 0.5248  0.612  0.326 -0.064 -0.244
ORIOLES      99 70 738 621  0.027 86.695    2  0.451    2  0.114    3  0.112    1 0.5249  0.392  0.106  0.117 -0.041
ROYALS       96 73 683 643  0.024 86.559    3  0.349    3  0.090    6  0.060    3 0.5202  0.253 -0.061  0.181  0.059
NATIONALS    96 69 691 561 -0.043 80.070    4  0.317    4  0.076    4  0.095    4 0.5147  0.272 -0.010  0.201  0.020
ATHLETICS    87 75 728 578  0.032 83.402    5  0.302    6  0.058    1  0.132    6 0.5125  0.342  0.084  0.180  0.029
TIGERS       89 75 763 723  0.021 83.826    6  0.300    5  0.059    9  0.047    5 0.5139  0.593  0.224 -0.129  0.046
MARINERS     86 75 628 551  0.039 83.383    7  0.299    7  0.057    5  0.074    7 0.5113  0.358  0.039  0.108 -0.345
DODGERS      93 71 723 629 -0.058 78.597    8  0.296    8  0.051    7  0.055    8 0.5100  0.470  0.118 -0.007 -0.079
CARDINALS    94 76 649 637 -0.032 83.375    9  0.294    9  0.047   14  0.006    9 0.5099  0.266 -0.104  0.116  0.068
YANKEES      84 77 630 658  0.037 83.374   10  0.293   10  0.040   15  0.005   10 0.5095  0.412  0.017 -0.007 -0.103
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
INDIANS      85 76 665 647  0.014 81.888   11  0.292   12  0.038   10  0.026   11 0.5095  0.365 -0.003  0.054 -0.051
GIANTS       95 77 700 641 -0.046 83.309   12  0.291   11  0.039   11  0.019   13 0.5069  0.313 -0.053  0.090  0.009
BLUE JAYS    83 78 716 676  0.030 82.864   13  0.290   13  0.031    8  0.052   12 0.5081  0.517  0.157 -0.054  0.070
PIRATES      89 75 687 642 -0.040 79.874   14  0.289   14  0.030   13  0.013   14 0.5068  0.452  0.060 -0.034 -0.052
RAYS         77 84 608 618  0.036 83.291   15  0.286   15 -0.009   12  0.018   15 0.4999  0.234 -0.119  0.154  0.015
BREWERS      81 80 645 653 -0.040 78.422   16  0.285   16 -0.016   17 -0.027   16 0.4968  0.412 -0.014 -0.039  0.026
BRAVES       79 82 573 588 -0.026 79.395   17  0.284   17 -0.023   18 -0.032   17 0.4934  0.250 -0.155  0.091 -0.132
METS         78 83 623 617 -0.024 79.404   18  0.283   18 -0.030   16 -0.018   19 0.4925  0.477  0.051 -0.088 -0.312
WHITE SOX    73 88 657 754  0.033 83.200   19  0.281   19 -0.039   24 -0.059   18 0.4931  0.443 -0.020 -0.099  0.168
MARLINS      76 85 636 674 -0.022 79.658   20  0.280   20 -0.043   23 -0.052   23 0.4891  0.462  0.004 -0.107 -0.023
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PADRES       77 84 535 571 -0.043 78.334   21  0.279   21 -0.045   26 -0.066   22 0.4891  0.180 -0.244  0.112 -0.288
ASTROS       70 91 626 719  0.059 84.918   22  0.278   22 -0.048   21 -0.047   24 0.4890  0.476  0.022 -0.116 -0.000
RED SOX      70 91 627 711  0.051 84.350   23  0.277   23 -0.052   22 -0.051   20 0.4904  0.363 -0.080 -0.021  0.140
REDS         75 86 592 610 -0.034 78.860   24  0.276   24 -0.055   19 -0.035   21 0.4893  0.284 -0.130  0.061 -0.048
PHILLIES     73 88 618 681 -0.013 80.239   25  0.272   25 -0.061   25 -0.061   27 0.4859  0.504  0.032 -0.155 -0.196
TWINS        70 92 715 777  0.032 83.683   26  0.270   26 -0.064   20 -0.042   25 0.4887  0.528  0.074 -0.157  0.240
CUBS         74 89 617 709 -0.028 80.278   27  0.267   27 -0.068   28 -0.085   26 0.4863  0.494 -0.001 -0.169 -0.127
RANGERS      67 94 634 764  0.063 85.163   28  0.265   28 -0.068   27 -0.068   28 0.4847  0.518  0.039 -0.175  0.070
ROCKIES      65 96 750 814 -0.043 78.357   29  0.003   30 -0.131   29 -0.091   29 0.4721  0.412 -0.078 -0.103  0.741
DIAMONDBACKS 64 95 605 727 -0.033 78.065   30  0.000   29 -0.127   30 -0.134   30 0.4721  0.301 -0.216 -0.052  0.337

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 93 71 723 629 -0.058 78.597 8 0.296 8 0.051 7 0.055 8 0.5100 0.470 0.118 -0.007 -0.079 GIANTS 95 77 700 641 -0.046 83.309 12 0.291 11 0.039 11 0.019 13 0.5069 0.313 -0.053 0.090 0.009 PADRES 77 84 535 571 -0.043 78.334 21 0.279 21 -0.045 26 -0.066 22 0.4891 0.180 -0.244 0.112 -0.288 ROCKIES 65 96 750 814 -0.043 78.357 29 0.003 30 -0.131 29 -0.091 29 0.4721 0.412 -0.078 -0.103 0.741 DIAMONDBACKS 64 95 605 727 -0.033 78.065 30 0.000 29 -0.127 30 -0.134 30 0.4721 0.301 -0.216 -0.052 0.337

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 CARDINALS 94 76 649 637 -0.032 83.375 9 0.294 9 0.047 14 0.006 9 0.5099 0.266 -0.104 0.116 0.068 PIRATES 89 75 687 642 -0.040 79.874 14 0.289 14 0.030 13 0.013 14 0.5068 0.452 0.060 -0.034 -0.052 BREWERS 81 80 645 653 -0.040 78.422 16 0.285 16 -0.016 17 -0.027 16 0.4968 0.412 -0.014 -0.039 0.026 REDS 75 86 592 610 -0.034 78.860 24 0.276 24 -0.055 19 -0.035 21 0.4893 0.284 -0.130 0.061 -0.048 CUBS 74 89 617 709 -0.028 80.278 27 0.267 27 -0.068 28 -0.085 26 0.4863 0.494 -0.001 -0.169 -0.127

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 96 69 691 561 -0.043 80.070 4 0.317 4 0.076 4 0.095 4 0.5147 0.272 -0.010 0.201 0.020 BRAVES 79 82 573 588 -0.026 79.395 17 0.284 17 -0.023 18 -0.032 17 0.4934 0.250 -0.155 0.091 -0.132 METS 78 83 623 617 -0.024 79.404 18 0.283 18 -0.030 16 -0.018 19 0.4925 0.477 0.051 -0.088 -0.312 MARLINS 76 85 636 674 -0.022 79.658 20 0.280 20 -0.043 23 -0.052 23 0.4891 0.462 0.004 -0.107 -0.023 PHILLIES 73 88 618 681 -0.013 80.239 25 0.272 25 -0.061 25 -0.061 27 0.4859 0.504 0.032 -0.155 -0.196

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 ANGELS 97 67 773 641 0.034 84.549 1 0.508 1 0.122 2 0.131 2 0.5248 0.612 0.326 -0.064 -0.244 ATHLETICS 87 75 728 578 0.032 83.402 5 0.302 6 0.058 1 0.132 6 0.5125 0.342 0.084 0.180 0.029 MARINERS 86 75 628 551 0.039 83.383 7 0.299 7 0.057 5 0.074 7 0.5113 0.358 0.039 0.108 -0.345 ASTROS 70 91 626 719 0.059 84.918 22 0.278 22 -0.048 21 -0.047 24 0.4890 0.476 0.022 -0.116 -0.000 RANGERS 67 94 634 764 0.063 85.163 28 0.265 28 -0.068 27 -0.068 28 0.4847 0.518 0.039 -0.175 0.070

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 ROYALS 96 73 683 643 0.024 86.559 3 0.349 3 0.090 6 0.060 3 0.5202 0.253 -0.061 0.181 0.059 TIGERS 89 75 763 723 0.021 83.826 6 0.300 5 0.059 9 0.047 5 0.5139 0.593 0.224 -0.129 0.046 INDIANS 85 76 665 647 0.014 81.888 11 0.292 12 0.038 10 0.026 11 0.5095 0.365 -0.003 0.054 -0.051 WHITE SOX 73 88 657 754 0.033 83.200 19 0.281 19 -0.039 24 -0.059 18 0.4931 0.443 -0.020 -0.099 0.168 TWINS 70 92 715 777 0.032 83.683 26 0.270 26 -0.064 20 -0.042 25 0.4887 0.528 0.074 -0.157 0.240

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 ORIOLES 99 70 738 621 0.027 86.695 2 0.451 2 0.114 3 0.112 1 0.5249 0.392 0.106 0.117 -0.041 YANKEES 84 77 630 658 0.037 83.374 10 0.293 10 0.040 15 0.005 10 0.5095 0.412 0.017 -0.007 -0.103 BLUE JAYS 83 78 716 676 0.030 82.864 13 0.290 13 0.031 8 0.052 12 0.5081 0.517 0.157 -0.054 0.070 RAYS 77 84 608 618 0.036 83.291 15 0.286 15 -0.009 12 0.018 15 0.4999 0.234 -0.119 0.154 0.015 RED SOX 70 91 627 711 0.051 84.350 23 0.277 23 -0.052 22 -0.051 20 0.4904 0.363 -0.080 -0.021 0.140


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    407 402 0.503    1  0.078
AL EAST    413 400 0.508    2  0.048
AL CENTRAL 413 404 0.506    3  0.011
NL EAST    402 407 0.497    4 -0.024
NL CENTRAL 413 406 0.504    5 -0.044
NL WEST    394 423 0.482    6 -0.076

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.062 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: Fri Oct 17 05:30:18 2014
games through: Thu Oct 16 2014

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