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   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CUBS         102  57   1 797 545 -0.052 76.207    1  0.888    1  0.185    1  0.238    1 0.5276  0.513  0.249  0.227 -0.356
RANGERS       95  65   0 760 747  0.025 81.400    2  0.813    2  0.156   10  0.046    2 0.5265  0.497  0.042  0.050  0.247
RED SOX       93  67   0 874 688  0.026 81.326    3  0.773    3  0.141    2  0.197    3 0.5240  0.499  0.195  0.199  0.414
INDIANS       92  67   0 768 670 -0.007 78.815    4  0.636    4  0.116    5  0.107    4 0.5209  0.302 -0.065  0.279  0.411
ORIOLES       88  72   0 736 706  0.053 83.163    5  0.601    5  0.109    6  0.079    5 0.5179  0.540  0.115  0.042 -0.003
BLUE JAYS     87  73   0 753 662  0.033 81.802    6  0.550    6  0.087    3  0.120    6 0.5155  0.296 -0.057  0.297  0.335
NATIONALS     93  67   0 751 604 -0.065 75.534    7  0.545    7  0.085    4  0.108    9 0.5129  0.515  0.121  0.095 -0.206
DODGERS       91  69   0 724 628 -0.041 77.178    8  0.530    8  0.080    8  0.062   12 0.5090  0.487  0.050  0.074 -0.311
MARINERS      86  74   0 758 695  0.023 81.259    9  0.509    9  0.071    7  0.069    7 0.5141  0.596  0.158 -0.019 -0.140
TIGERS        86  73   0 746 715  0.010 79.947   10  0.503   10  0.068   13  0.032    8 0.5130  0.501  0.032  0.032  0.113
TEAM           W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
YANKEES       83  77   0 671 694  0.059 83.649   11  0.495   11  0.064   15  0.008   10 0.5106  0.293 -0.171  0.187  0.214
ASTROS        83  77   0 720 693  0.022 81.253   12  0.476   12  0.042   11  0.042   11 0.5094  0.632  0.165 -0.081 -0.429
GIANTS        85  75   0 705 630 -0.036 77.487   13  0.469   13  0.026    9  0.047   17 0.5010  0.261 -0.158  0.252  0.102
METS          86  74   0 664 609 -0.053 76.464   14  0.468   14  0.025   14  0.014   14 0.5030  0.343 -0.124  0.152 -0.101
CARDINALS     84  76   0 765 705 -0.026 78.104   15  0.467   15  0.023   12  0.035   16 0.5016  0.697  0.222 -0.152 -0.231
ROYALS        81  79   0 670 703  0.014 80.813   16  0.465   16  0.018   18 -0.013   13 0.5051  0.258 -0.221  0.194  0.315
WHITE SOX     78  82   0 683 703  0.023 81.357   17  0.460   17 -0.005   17  0.005   15 0.5019  0.435 -0.054  0.063 -0.032
PIRATES       78  81   1 722 744 -0.017 78.841   18  0.455   18 -0.025   21 -0.040   19 0.4939  0.547  0.003 -0.082 -0.027
MARLINS       79  80   0 647 670 -0.048 76.407   19  0.451   19 -0.034   22 -0.053   20 0.4933  0.556 -0.001 -0.104 -0.379
ANGELS        73  87   0 709 723  0.038 82.311   20  0.446   20 -0.043   16  0.006   18 0.4964  0.626  0.123 -0.111 -0.209
TEAM           W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROCKIES       75  85   0 838 850 -0.026 78.192   21  0.427   21 -0.064   20 -0.024   21 0.4876  0.562  0.032 -0.080  0.598
RAYS          66  94   0 662 708  0.060 83.752   22  0.346   22 -0.096   19 -0.023   23 0.4863  0.459 -0.061  0.015 -0.086
BREWERS       71  89   0 661 726 -0.019 78.870   23  0.345   23 -0.097   24 -0.096   24 0.4823  0.524 -0.075 -0.116 -0.148
ATHLETICS     67  93   0 641 751  0.044 82.772   24  0.341   24 -0.098   23 -0.087   22 0.4872  0.610  0.015 -0.189 -0.318
PHILLIES      70  90   0 602 789 -0.025 78.520   25  0.277   25 -0.113   30 -0.194   25 0.4803  0.642 -0.061 -0.327 -0.357
PADRES        68  92   0 679 758 -0.013 79.181   26  0.247   26 -0.122   25 -0.097   27 0.4776  0.481 -0.116 -0.079  0.046
REDS          67  93   0 705 843 -0.002 79.959   27  0.220   27 -0.126   26 -0.134   26 0.4780  0.699  0.055 -0.322 -0.079
DIAMONDBACKS  67  93   0 740 883 -0.005 79.737   28  0.211   28 -0.128   27 -0.138   28 0.4764  0.536 -0.106 -0.170  0.402
BRAVES        66  93   0 643 776 -0.031 77.672   29  0.115   29 -0.148   28 -0.155   29 0.4752  0.468 -0.185 -0.125  0.067
TWINS         57 103   0 710 886  0.034 82.198   30  0.000   30 -0.200   29 -0.162   30 0.4713  0.653 -0.018 -0.305  0.145

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR DODGERS 91 69 0 724 628 -0.041 77.178 8 0.530 8 0.080 8 0.062 12 0.5090 0.487 0.050 0.074 -0.311 GIANTS 85 75 0 705 630 -0.036 77.487 13 0.469 13 0.026 9 0.047 17 0.5010 0.261 -0.158 0.252 0.102 ROCKIES 75 85 0 838 850 -0.026 78.192 21 0.427 21 -0.064 20 -0.024 21 0.4876 0.562 0.032 -0.080 0.598 PADRES 68 92 0 679 758 -0.013 79.181 26 0.247 26 -0.122 25 -0.097 27 0.4776 0.481 -0.116 -0.079 0.046 DIAMONDBACKS 67 93 0 740 883 -0.005 79.737 28 0.211 28 -0.128 27 -0.138 28 0.4764 0.536 -0.106 -0.170 0.402

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CUBS 102 57 1 797 545 -0.052 76.207 1 0.888 1 0.185 1 0.238 1 0.5276 0.513 0.249 0.227 -0.356 CARDINALS 84 76 0 765 705 -0.026 78.104 15 0.467 15 0.023 12 0.035 16 0.5016 0.697 0.222 -0.152 -0.231 PIRATES 78 81 1 722 744 -0.017 78.841 18 0.455 18 -0.025 21 -0.040 19 0.4939 0.547 0.003 -0.082 -0.027 BREWERS 71 89 0 661 726 -0.019 78.870 23 0.345 23 -0.097 24 -0.096 24 0.4823 0.524 -0.075 -0.116 -0.148 REDS 67 93 0 705 843 -0.002 79.959 27 0.220 27 -0.126 26 -0.134 26 0.4780 0.699 0.055 -0.322 -0.079

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NATIONALS 93 67 0 751 604 -0.065 75.534 7 0.545 7 0.085 4 0.108 9 0.5129 0.515 0.121 0.095 -0.206 METS 86 74 0 664 609 -0.053 76.464 14 0.468 14 0.025 14 0.014 14 0.5030 0.343 -0.124 0.152 -0.101 MARLINS 79 80 0 647 670 -0.048 76.407 19 0.451 19 -0.034 22 -0.053 20 0.4933 0.556 -0.001 -0.104 -0.379 PHILLIES 70 90 0 602 789 -0.025 78.520 25 0.277 25 -0.113 30 -0.194 25 0.4803 0.642 -0.061 -0.327 -0.357 BRAVES 66 93 0 643 776 -0.031 77.672 29 0.115 29 -0.148 28 -0.155 29 0.4752 0.468 -0.185 -0.125 0.067

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RANGERS 95 65 0 760 747 0.025 81.400 2 0.813 2 0.156 10 0.046 2 0.5265 0.497 0.042 0.050 0.247 MARINERS 86 74 0 758 695 0.023 81.259 9 0.509 9 0.071 7 0.069 7 0.5141 0.596 0.158 -0.019 -0.140 ASTROS 83 77 0 720 693 0.022 81.253 12 0.476 12 0.042 11 0.042 11 0.5094 0.632 0.165 -0.081 -0.429 ANGELS 73 87 0 709 723 0.038 82.311 20 0.446 20 -0.043 16 0.006 18 0.4964 0.626 0.123 -0.111 -0.209 ATHLETICS 67 93 0 641 751 0.044 82.772 24 0.341 24 -0.098 23 -0.087 22 0.4872 0.610 0.015 -0.189 -0.318

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR INDIANS 92 67 0 768 670 -0.007 78.815 4 0.636 4 0.116 5 0.107 4 0.5209 0.302 -0.065 0.279 0.411 TIGERS 86 73 0 746 715 0.010 79.947 10 0.503 10 0.068 13 0.032 8 0.5130 0.501 0.032 0.032 0.113 ROYALS 81 79 0 670 703 0.014 80.813 16 0.465 16 0.018 18 -0.013 13 0.5051 0.258 -0.221 0.194 0.315 WHITE SOX 78 82 0 683 703 0.023 81.357 17 0.460 17 -0.005 17 0.005 15 0.5019 0.435 -0.054 0.063 -0.032 TWINS 57 103 0 710 886 0.034 82.198 30 0.000 30 -0.200 29 -0.162 30 0.4713 0.653 -0.018 -0.305 0.145

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RED SOX 93 67 0 874 688 0.026 81.326 3 0.773 3 0.141 2 0.197 3 0.5240 0.499 0.195 0.199 0.414 ORIOLES 88 72 0 736 706 0.053 83.163 5 0.601 5 0.109 6 0.079 5 0.5179 0.540 0.115 0.042 -0.003 BLUE JAYS 87 73 0 753 662 0.033 81.802 6 0.550 6 0.087 3 0.120 6 0.5155 0.296 -0.057 0.297 0.335 YANKEES 83 77 0 671 694 0.059 83.649 11 0.495 11 0.064 15 0.008 10 0.5106 0.293 -0.171 0.187 0.214 RAYS 66 94 0 662 708 0.060 83.752 22 0.346 22 -0.096 19 -0.023 23 0.4863 0.459 -0.061 0.015 -0.086


DIVISION     W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    417 383   0 0.521    1  0.107
AL WEST    404 396   0 0.505    2  0.022
NL CENTRAL 402 396   2 0.504    3  0.000
AL CENTRAL 394 404   0 0.494    4 -0.008
NL WEST    386 414   0 0.482    5 -0.042
NL EAST    394 404   0 0.494    6 -0.079

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.066 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 Oct  1 05:30:28 2016
games through: Fri Sep 30 2016

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