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         114  64   1 883 613 -0.039 86.600    1  0.924    1  0.196    1  0.237    1 0.5295  0.542  0.279  0.195 -0.426
INDIANS      104  72   0 831 717  0.014 88.964    2  0.811    2  0.150    3  0.134    2 0.5250  0.247 -0.079  0.346  0.422
RANGERS       95  70   0 775 779  0.023 84.187    3  0.686    3  0.127   12  0.026    3 0.5214  0.506  0.034  0.017  0.236
RED SOX       93  72   0 885 709  0.029 84.425    4  0.652    4  0.116    2  0.180    4 0.5198  0.488  0.173  0.188  0.408
BLUE JAYS     94  77   0 794 690  0.037 88.041    5  0.581    6  0.099    4  0.128    5 0.5173  0.240 -0.090  0.345  0.367
ORIOLES       89  74   0 746 720  0.052 84.964    6  0.569    5  0.100    6  0.071    6 0.5164  0.531  0.103  0.039  0.016
NATIONALS     97  70   0 787 631 -0.064 79.233    7  0.521    7  0.084    5  0.111    7 0.5134  0.540  0.151  0.071 -0.228
DODGERS       96  77   0 761 693 -0.021 85.151    8  0.486    8  0.071    9  0.041   12 0.5079  0.464  0.013  0.070 -0.244
YANKEES       84  78   0 680 702  0.055 84.783    9  0.472    9  0.060   14  0.006   10 0.5098  0.299 -0.164  0.176  0.219
MARINERS      86  76   0 768 707  0.016 82.124   10  0.469   11  0.055    7  0.060    8 0.5111  0.600  0.157 -0.037 -0.133
TEAM           W   L   T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TIGERS        86  75   0 749 721  0.008 81.170   11  0.468   10  0.055   13  0.025    9 0.5106  0.483  0.013  0.037  0.135
ASTROS        84  78   0 724 701  0.019 82.356   12  0.456   12  0.038   11  0.035   11 0.5084  0.620  0.151 -0.080 -0.415
GIANTS        89  78   0 731 648 -0.032 81.472   13  0.452   13  0.030    8  0.057   15 0.5024  0.236 -0.163  0.277  0.116
CARDINALS     86  76   0 779 712 -0.031 79.103   14  0.451   14  0.027   10  0.037   14 0.5032  0.703  0.234 -0.160 -0.231
METS          87  76   0 671 620 -0.054 78.119   15  0.448   15  0.017   15  0.005   16 0.5024  0.349 -0.123  0.134 -0.124
ROYALS        81  81   0 675 712  0.016 82.228   16  0.446   16  0.008   18 -0.017   13 0.5033  0.262 -0.217  0.183  0.313
WHITE SOX     78  84   0 686 715  0.021 82.553   17  0.441   17 -0.016   17 -0.008   17 0.4996  0.440 -0.058  0.042 -0.035
PIRATES       78  83   1 729 758 -0.018 80.121   18  0.435   18 -0.035   21 -0.047   19 0.4931  0.560  0.011 -0.106 -0.041
MARLINS       79  82   0 655 682 -0.046 77.839   19  0.431   19 -0.043   22 -0.056   20 0.4925  0.571  0.014 -0.125 -0.397
ANGELS        74  88   0 717 727  0.032 83.237   20  0.428   20 -0.047   16  0.004   18 0.4954  0.626  0.125 -0.118 -0.223
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  87   0 845 860 -0.033 79.102   21  0.391   21 -0.076   20 -0.032   23 0.4860  0.561  0.028 -0.091  0.584
RAYS          68  94   0 672 713  0.057 84.889   22  0.362   22 -0.087   19 -0.020   22 0.4874  0.449 -0.062  0.023 -0.066
BREWERS       73  89   0 671 733 -0.021 80.017   23  0.361   23 -0.088   24 -0.093   24 0.4844  0.501 -0.089 -0.098 -0.132
ATHLETICS     69  93   0 653 761  0.040 83.868   24  0.356   24 -0.089   23 -0.087   21 0.4879  0.618  0.027 -0.200 -0.321
PHILLIES      71  91   0 610 796 -0.027 79.709   25  0.262   25 -0.113   30 -0.191   25 0.4808  0.648 -0.048 -0.334 -0.363
DIAMONDBACKS  69  93   0 752 890 -0.012 80.591   26  0.230   26 -0.121   27 -0.136   27 0.4778  0.539 -0.097 -0.175  0.397
REDS          68  94   0 716 854 -0.002 81.311   27  0.215   27 -0.124   26 -0.131   26 0.4790  0.706  0.069 -0.331 -0.080
PADRES        68  94   0 686 770 -0.018 80.181   28  0.177   28 -0.133   25 -0.105   29 0.4764  0.475 -0.124 -0.086  0.053
BRAVES        68  93   0 649 779 -0.033 78.830   29  0.147   29 -0.138   29 -0.150   28 0.4771  0.470 -0.174 -0.127  0.039
TWINS         59 103   0 722 889  0.032 83.450   30  0.000   30 -0.187   28 -0.150   30 0.4726  0.654 -0.001 -0.299  0.154

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 96 77 0 761 693 -0.021 85.151 8 0.486 8 0.071 9 0.041 12 0.5079 0.464 0.013 0.070 -0.244 GIANTS 89 78 0 731 648 -0.032 81.472 13 0.452 13 0.030 8 0.057 15 0.5024 0.236 -0.163 0.277 0.116 ROCKIES 75 87 0 845 860 -0.033 79.102 21 0.391 21 -0.076 20 -0.032 23 0.4860 0.561 0.028 -0.091 0.584 DIAMONDBACKS 69 93 0 752 890 -0.012 80.591 26 0.230 26 -0.121 27 -0.136 27 0.4778 0.539 -0.097 -0.175 0.397 PADRES 68 94 0 686 770 -0.018 80.181 28 0.177 28 -0.133 25 -0.105 29 0.4764 0.475 -0.124 -0.086 0.053

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 114 64 1 883 613 -0.039 86.600 1 0.924 1 0.196 1 0.237 1 0.5295 0.542 0.279 0.195 -0.426 CARDINALS 86 76 0 779 712 -0.031 79.103 14 0.451 14 0.027 10 0.037 14 0.5032 0.703 0.234 -0.160 -0.231 PIRATES 78 83 1 729 758 -0.018 80.121 18 0.435 18 -0.035 21 -0.047 19 0.4931 0.560 0.011 -0.106 -0.041 BREWERS 73 89 0 671 733 -0.021 80.017 23 0.361 23 -0.088 24 -0.093 24 0.4844 0.501 -0.089 -0.098 -0.132 REDS 68 94 0 716 854 -0.002 81.311 27 0.215 27 -0.124 26 -0.131 26 0.4790 0.706 0.069 -0.331 -0.080

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 97 70 0 787 631 -0.064 79.233 7 0.521 7 0.084 5 0.111 7 0.5134 0.540 0.151 0.071 -0.228 METS 87 76 0 671 620 -0.054 78.119 15 0.448 15 0.017 15 0.005 16 0.5024 0.349 -0.123 0.134 -0.124 MARLINS 79 82 0 655 682 -0.046 77.839 19 0.431 19 -0.043 22 -0.056 20 0.4925 0.571 0.014 -0.125 -0.397 PHILLIES 71 91 0 610 796 -0.027 79.709 25 0.262 25 -0.113 30 -0.191 25 0.4808 0.648 -0.048 -0.334 -0.363 BRAVES 68 93 0 649 779 -0.033 78.830 29 0.147 29 -0.138 29 -0.150 28 0.4771 0.470 -0.174 -0.127 0.039

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 70 0 775 779 0.023 84.187 3 0.686 3 0.127 12 0.026 3 0.5214 0.506 0.034 0.017 0.236 MARINERS 86 76 0 768 707 0.016 82.124 10 0.469 11 0.055 7 0.060 8 0.5111 0.600 0.157 -0.037 -0.133 ASTROS 84 78 0 724 701 0.019 82.356 12 0.456 12 0.038 11 0.035 11 0.5084 0.620 0.151 -0.080 -0.415 ANGELS 74 88 0 717 727 0.032 83.237 20 0.428 20 -0.047 16 0.004 18 0.4954 0.626 0.125 -0.118 -0.223 ATHLETICS 69 93 0 653 761 0.040 83.868 24 0.356 24 -0.089 23 -0.087 21 0.4879 0.618 0.027 -0.200 -0.321

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 104 72 0 831 717 0.014 88.964 2 0.811 2 0.150 3 0.134 2 0.5250 0.247 -0.079 0.346 0.422 TIGERS 86 75 0 749 721 0.008 81.170 11 0.468 10 0.055 13 0.025 9 0.5106 0.483 0.013 0.037 0.135 ROYALS 81 81 0 675 712 0.016 82.228 16 0.446 16 0.008 18 -0.017 13 0.5033 0.262 -0.217 0.183 0.313 WHITE SOX 78 84 0 686 715 0.021 82.553 17 0.441 17 -0.016 17 -0.008 17 0.4996 0.440 -0.058 0.042 -0.035 TWINS 59 103 0 722 889 0.032 83.450 30 0.000 30 -0.187 28 -0.150 30 0.4726 0.654 -0.001 -0.299 0.154

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 72 0 885 709 0.029 84.425 4 0.652 4 0.116 2 0.180 4 0.5198 0.488 0.173 0.188 0.408 BLUE JAYS 94 77 0 794 690 0.037 88.041 5 0.581 6 0.099 4 0.128 5 0.5173 0.240 -0.090 0.345 0.367 ORIOLES 89 74 0 746 720 0.052 84.964 6 0.569 5 0.100 6 0.071 6 0.5164 0.531 0.103 0.039 0.016 YANKEES 84 78 0 680 702 0.055 84.783 9 0.472 9 0.060 14 0.006 10 0.5098 0.299 -0.164 0.176 0.219 RAYS 68 94 0 672 713 0.057 84.889 22 0.362 22 -0.087 19 -0.020 22 0.4874 0.449 -0.062 0.023 -0.066


DIVISION     W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    428 395   0 0.520    1  0.104
AL WEST    408 405   0 0.502    2  0.012
NL CENTRAL 419 406   2 0.508    3 -0.001
AL CENTRAL 408 415   0 0.496    4 -0.004
NL WEST    397 429   0 0.481    5 -0.049
NL EAST    402 412   0 0.494    6 -0.079

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.065 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: Thu Nov  3 05:30:29 2016
games through: Wed Nov  2 2016

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