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      85 35 659 446 -0.051 56.510    1  1.433    1  0.342    1  0.290    1 0.5443  0.489  0.290  0.289  0.098
YANKEES      74 44 613 476 -0.016 57.326    2  1.258    2  0.214    3  0.217    2 0.5274  0.410  0.147  0.287  0.239
ASTROS       73 46 582 387 -0.009 58.128    3  1.240    3  0.197    2  0.287    3 0.5273  0.281  0.110  0.464 -0.034
ATHLETICS    71 48 568 502  0.000 58.827    4  1.162    4  0.174    9  0.105    4 0.5228  0.666  0.272 -0.062 -0.438
MARINERS     69 51 505 528  0.004 59.771    5  1.055    5  0.137   19 -0.012    6 0.5176  0.596  0.087 -0.112 -0.400
CUBS         68 49 576 483 -0.010 57.431    6  1.053    6  0.137    7  0.123    5 0.5194  0.409  0.053  0.194  0.269
BRAVES       66 51 568 478  0.000 57.867    7  0.980    7  0.114    5  0.134    7 0.5161  0.550  0.190  0.078 -0.106
PHILLIES     65 52 506 477  0.011 58.474    8  0.942    8  0.106   11  0.064    8 0.5150  0.398 -0.015  0.144  0.018
BREWERS      67 54 533 507  0.003 60.111    9  0.912    9  0.097   13  0.043   11 0.5134  0.385 -0.049  0.134  0.069
DIAMONDBACKS 65 55 536 466  0.023 60.515   10  0.904   10  0.091    6  0.126    9 0.5140  0.339 -0.004  0.256  0.101
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DODGERS      64 56 562 469  0.034 61.036   11  0.892   11  0.084    4  0.155   10 0.5136  0.464  0.133  0.177 -0.067
ROCKIES      63 55 551 568  0.031 59.980   12  0.859   12  0.081   15  0.024   12 0.5128  0.472  0.009  0.039  0.365
INDIANS      67 51 604 481 -0.083 54.388   13  0.823   13  0.063    8  0.123   15 0.5063  0.341 -0.006  0.251  0.363
CARDINALS    64 55 542 496 -0.019 58.081   14  0.802   14  0.053   12  0.048   13 0.5082  0.521  0.078  0.018 -0.149
GIANTS       60 60 487 521  0.059 62.369   15  0.782   15  0.041   17  0.004   14 0.5074  0.308 -0.151  0.160  0.191
PIRATES      61 58 544 538  0.001 59.043   16  0.764   16  0.023   16  0.020   16 0.5037  0.612  0.135 -0.095 -0.114
NATIONALS    60 59 547 478  0.010 59.435   17  0.760   17  0.016   10  0.075   17 0.5026  0.402 -0.001  0.152  0.129
ANGELS       60 60 548 512  0.001 59.546   18  0.747   18  0.001   14  0.029   18 0.5008  0.487  0.028  0.030  0.030
RAYS         60 58 495 484 -0.019 57.624   19  0.746   19  0.001   18  0.001   19 0.4994  0.496  0.008 -0.006 -0.288
BLUE JAYS    53 65 523 597  0.014 59.494   20  0.629   20 -0.080   25 -0.121   20 0.4889  0.668  0.049 -0.291 -0.096
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
REDS         52 67 540 608  0.027 60.395   21  0.598   21 -0.092   21 -0.074   21 0.4879  0.634  0.062 -0.211  0.043
RANGERS      53 68 582 637  0.024 61.414   22  0.596   22 -0.093   20 -0.073   22 0.4871  0.503 -0.061 -0.086  0.511
METS         50 66 460 534  0.027 58.915   23  0.566   23 -0.103   23 -0.087   23 0.4865  0.724  0.138 -0.313 -0.597
TWINS        54 63 513 546 -0.062 55.344   24  0.541   24 -0.111   22 -0.078   24 0.4825  0.485 -0.081 -0.075  0.078
PADRES       48 73 467 573  0.059 63.008   25  0.434   25 -0.143   24 -0.119   25 0.4821  0.372 -0.220 -0.017  0.129
MARLINS      48 73 444 617  0.045 62.426   26  0.386   26 -0.155   26 -0.205   26 0.4797  0.705  0.001 -0.411 -0.508
TIGERS       50 69 453 547 -0.058 56.664   27  0.317   27 -0.184   27 -0.205   27 0.4728  0.288 -0.377 -0.034  0.109
WHITE SOX    42 76 476 638 -0.048 56.866   28  0.189   28 -0.291   29 -0.277   28 0.4585  0.629 -0.146 -0.409 -0.072
ORIOLES      35 84 467 643  0.028 60.903   29  0.061   29 -0.353   28 -0.271   29 0.4529  0.518 -0.244 -0.297  0.095
ROYALS       36 82 431 645 -0.029 57.847   30  0.000   30 -0.371   30 -0.345   30 0.4488  0.507 -0.329 -0.362  0.028

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 DIAMONDBACKS 65 55 536 466 0.023 60.515 10 0.904 10 0.091 6 0.126 9 0.5140 0.339 -0.004 0.256 0.101 DODGERS 64 56 562 469 0.034 61.036 11 0.892 11 0.084 4 0.155 10 0.5136 0.464 0.133 0.177 -0.067 ROCKIES 63 55 551 568 0.031 59.980 12 0.859 12 0.081 15 0.024 12 0.5128 0.472 0.009 0.039 0.365 GIANTS 60 60 487 521 0.059 62.369 15 0.782 15 0.041 17 0.004 14 0.5074 0.308 -0.151 0.160 0.191 PADRES 48 73 467 573 0.059 63.008 25 0.434 25 -0.143 24 -0.119 25 0.4821 0.372 -0.220 -0.017 0.129

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 68 49 576 483 -0.010 57.431 6 1.053 6 0.137 7 0.123 5 0.5194 0.409 0.053 0.194 0.269 BREWERS 67 54 533 507 0.003 60.111 9 0.912 9 0.097 13 0.043 11 0.5134 0.385 -0.049 0.134 0.069 CARDINALS 64 55 542 496 -0.019 58.081 14 0.802 14 0.053 12 0.048 13 0.5082 0.521 0.078 0.018 -0.149 PIRATES 61 58 544 538 0.001 59.043 16 0.764 16 0.023 16 0.020 16 0.5037 0.612 0.135 -0.095 -0.114 REDS 52 67 540 608 0.027 60.395 21 0.598 21 -0.092 21 -0.074 21 0.4879 0.634 0.062 -0.211 0.043

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 BRAVES 66 51 568 478 0.000 57.867 7 0.980 7 0.114 5 0.134 7 0.5161 0.550 0.190 0.078 -0.106 PHILLIES 65 52 506 477 0.011 58.474 8 0.942 8 0.106 11 0.064 8 0.5150 0.398 -0.015 0.144 0.018 NATIONALS 60 59 547 478 0.010 59.435 17 0.760 17 0.016 10 0.075 17 0.5026 0.402 -0.001 0.152 0.129 METS 50 66 460 534 0.027 58.915 23 0.566 23 -0.103 23 -0.087 23 0.4865 0.724 0.138 -0.313 -0.597 MARLINS 48 73 444 617 0.045 62.426 26 0.386 26 -0.155 26 -0.205 26 0.4797 0.705 0.001 -0.411 -0.508

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 73 46 582 387 -0.009 58.128 3 1.240 3 0.197 2 0.287 3 0.5273 0.281 0.110 0.464 -0.034 ATHLETICS 71 48 568 502 0.000 58.827 4 1.162 4 0.174 9 0.105 4 0.5228 0.666 0.272 -0.062 -0.438 MARINERS 69 51 505 528 0.004 59.771 5 1.055 5 0.137 19 -0.012 6 0.5176 0.596 0.087 -0.112 -0.400 ANGELS 60 60 548 512 0.001 59.546 18 0.747 18 0.001 14 0.029 18 0.5008 0.487 0.028 0.030 0.030 RANGERS 53 68 582 637 0.024 61.414 22 0.596 22 -0.093 20 -0.073 22 0.4871 0.503 -0.061 -0.086 0.511

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 67 51 604 481 -0.083 54.388 13 0.823 13 0.063 8 0.123 15 0.5063 0.341 -0.006 0.251 0.363 TWINS 54 63 513 546 -0.062 55.344 24 0.541 24 -0.111 22 -0.078 24 0.4825 0.485 -0.081 -0.075 0.078 TIGERS 50 69 453 547 -0.058 56.664 27 0.317 27 -0.184 27 -0.205 27 0.4728 0.288 -0.377 -0.034 0.109 WHITE SOX 42 76 476 638 -0.048 56.866 28 0.189 28 -0.291 29 -0.277 28 0.4585 0.629 -0.146 -0.409 -0.072 ROYALS 36 82 431 645 -0.029 57.847 30 0.000 30 -0.371 30 -0.345 30 0.4488 0.507 -0.329 -0.362 0.028

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 85 35 659 446 -0.051 56.510 1 1.433 1 0.342 1 0.290 1 0.5443 0.489 0.290 0.289 0.098 YANKEES 74 44 613 476 -0.016 57.326 2 1.258 2 0.214 3 0.217 2 0.5274 0.410 0.147 0.287 0.239 RAYS 60 58 495 484 -0.019 57.624 19 0.746 19 0.001 18 0.001 19 0.4994 0.496 0.008 -0.006 -0.288 BLUE JAYS 53 65 523 597 0.014 59.494 20 0.629 20 -0.080 25 -0.121 20 0.4889 0.668 0.049 -0.291 -0.096 ORIOLES 35 84 467 643 0.028 60.903 29 0.061 29 -0.353 28 -0.271 29 0.4529 0.518 -0.244 -0.297 0.095


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    326 273 0.544    1  0.084
NL WEST    300 299 0.501    2  0.048
NL CENTRAL 312 283 0.524    3  0.040
AL EAST    307 286 0.518    4  0.030
NL EAST    289 301 0.490    5 -0.004
AL CENTRAL 249 341 0.422    6 -0.200

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.058 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: Tue Aug 14 05:30:17 2018
games through: Mon Aug 13 2018

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