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      119  57 960 698 -0.013 85.942    1  1.487    1  0.343    2  0.276    1 0.5412  0.524  0.309  0.243  0.130
ASTROS       107  63 839 569 -0.002 83.918    2  1.378    2  0.255    1  0.300    2 0.5326  0.321  0.155  0.444  0.003
YANKEES      102  65 872 698 -0.028 80.787    3  1.328    3  0.193    4  0.198    3 0.5248  0.470  0.182  0.214  0.226
BREWERS      102  71 791 684  0.015 86.956    4  1.323    4  0.188    6  0.139    5 0.5227  0.401  0.062  0.216  0.020
ATHLETICS     97  66 815 681 -0.007 80.388    5  1.306    5  0.182    5  0.155    4 0.5231  0.668  0.325 -0.016 -0.283
CUBS          95  69 762 647 -0.000 81.459    6  1.236    6  0.154    7  0.128    6 0.5190  0.374  0.029  0.228  0.130
DODGERS      100  79 863 670  0.031 91.124    7  1.208    7  0.141    3  0.219    7 0.5185  0.543  0.270  0.169 -0.236
ROCKIES       92  75 784 759  0.039 85.633    8  1.107    8  0.128   12  0.078    8 0.5157  0.401  0.002  0.155  0.451
MARINERS      89  73 677 711  0.015 81.666    9  1.012    9  0.107   17 -0.014    9 0.5134  0.540  0.034 -0.061 -0.284
BRAVES        91  75 767 677  0.007 82.933   10  0.979   10  0.098    9  0.104   10 0.5124  0.402  0.028  0.180  0.126
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RAYS          90  72 716 646 -0.023 78.979   11  0.949   11  0.089   14  0.068   11 0.5117  0.407 -0.004  0.139 -0.113
CARDINALS     88  74 759 691  0.004 80.796   12  0.938   12  0.085   11  0.082   12 0.5107  0.615  0.200 -0.037 -0.152
DIAMONDBACKS  82  80 693 644  0.033 82.717   13  0.863   13  0.038   10  0.089   13 0.5050  0.331 -0.047  0.225  0.087
INDIANS       91  74 824 669 -0.085 76.294   14  0.861   14  0.034    8  0.106   15 0.5031  0.364 -0.002  0.214  0.246
PIRATES       82  79 692 693  0.012 80.906   15  0.855   15  0.027   15  0.018   14 0.5033  0.537  0.063 -0.027 -0.199
NATIONALS     82  80 771 682 -0.006 80.205   16  0.845   16  0.008   13  0.068   16 0.5014  0.481  0.061  0.074  0.133
ANGELS        80  82 721 722  0.014 81.631   17  0.840   17 -0.001   16 -0.005   17 0.5008  0.504  0.009 -0.020 -0.021
PHILLIES      80  82 677 728  0.007 81.186   18  0.837   18 -0.007   19 -0.037   18 0.4989  0.477 -0.046 -0.027 -0.024
METS          77  85 676 707  0.012 81.506   19  0.818   19 -0.039   18 -0.030   19 0.4953  0.701  0.173 -0.233 -0.598
GIANTS        73  89 603 699  0.050 84.033   20  0.796   20 -0.058   20 -0.064   20 0.4927  0.310 -0.217  0.090  0.005
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS         78  84 738 775 -0.069 76.430   21  0.723   21 -0.090   21 -0.088   22 0.4872  0.544 -0.036 -0.139  0.085
BLUE JAYS     73  89 709 832 -0.001 81.030   22  0.692   22 -0.098   25 -0.158   21 0.4883  0.649 -0.006 -0.310 -0.059
PADRES        66  96 617 767  0.052 84.241   23  0.521   23 -0.141   24 -0.138   24 0.4823  0.412 -0.205 -0.070  0.053
REDS          67  95 696 819  0.033 83.012   24  0.518   24 -0.142   22 -0.122   25 0.4822  0.536 -0.078 -0.166  0.169
RANGERS       67  95 737 848  0.023 82.461   25  0.486   25 -0.151   23 -0.129   23 0.4825  0.428 -0.182 -0.075  0.538
MARLINS       63  98 589 809  0.035 82.732   26  0.396   26 -0.186   26 -0.218   26 0.4766  0.739  0.022 -0.459 -0.612
TIGERS        64  98 630 796 -0.057 77.576   27  0.340   27 -0.251   27 -0.260   27 0.4673  0.464 -0.281 -0.238 -0.041
WHITE SOX     62 100 656 848 -0.051 77.924   28  0.330   28 -0.270   28 -0.265   28 0.4649  0.556 -0.203 -0.328  0.002
ROYALS        58 104 638 833 -0.053 77.787   29  0.275   29 -0.322   29 -0.269   29 0.4592  0.439 -0.312 -0.226  0.159
ORIOLES       47 115 622 892  0.018 82.626   30  0.000   30 -0.403   30 -0.323   30 0.4525  0.513 -0.300 -0.346  0.058

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 100 79 863 670 0.031 91.124 7 1.208 7 0.141 3 0.219 7 0.5185 0.543 0.270 0.169 -0.236 ROCKIES 92 75 784 759 0.039 85.633 8 1.107 8 0.128 12 0.078 8 0.5157 0.401 0.002 0.155 0.451 DIAMONDBACKS 82 80 693 644 0.033 82.717 13 0.863 13 0.038 10 0.089 13 0.5050 0.331 -0.047 0.225 0.087 GIANTS 73 89 603 699 0.050 84.033 20 0.796 20 -0.058 20 -0.064 20 0.4927 0.310 -0.217 0.090 0.005 PADRES 66 96 617 767 0.052 84.241 23 0.521 23 -0.141 24 -0.138 24 0.4823 0.412 -0.205 -0.070 0.053

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 BREWERS 102 71 791 684 0.015 86.956 4 1.323 4 0.188 6 0.139 5 0.5227 0.401 0.062 0.216 0.020 CUBS 95 69 762 647 -0.000 81.459 6 1.236 6 0.154 7 0.128 6 0.5190 0.374 0.029 0.228 0.130 CARDINALS 88 74 759 691 0.004 80.796 12 0.938 12 0.085 11 0.082 12 0.5107 0.615 0.200 -0.037 -0.152 PIRATES 82 79 692 693 0.012 80.906 15 0.855 15 0.027 15 0.018 14 0.5033 0.537 0.063 -0.027 -0.199 REDS 67 95 696 819 0.033 83.012 24 0.518 24 -0.142 22 -0.122 25 0.4822 0.536 -0.078 -0.166 0.169

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 91 75 767 677 0.007 82.933 10 0.979 10 0.098 9 0.104 10 0.5124 0.402 0.028 0.180 0.126 NATIONALS 82 80 771 682 -0.006 80.205 16 0.845 16 0.008 13 0.068 16 0.5014 0.481 0.061 0.074 0.133 PHILLIES 80 82 677 728 0.007 81.186 18 0.837 18 -0.007 19 -0.037 18 0.4989 0.477 -0.046 -0.027 -0.024 METS 77 85 676 707 0.012 81.506 19 0.818 19 -0.039 18 -0.030 19 0.4953 0.701 0.173 -0.233 -0.598 MARLINS 63 98 589 809 0.035 82.732 26 0.396 26 -0.186 26 -0.218 26 0.4766 0.739 0.022 -0.459 -0.612

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 107 63 839 569 -0.002 83.918 2 1.378 2 0.255 1 0.300 2 0.5326 0.321 0.155 0.444 0.003 ATHLETICS 97 66 815 681 -0.007 80.388 5 1.306 5 0.182 5 0.155 4 0.5231 0.668 0.325 -0.016 -0.283 MARINERS 89 73 677 711 0.015 81.666 9 1.012 9 0.107 17 -0.014 9 0.5134 0.540 0.034 -0.061 -0.284 ANGELS 80 82 721 722 0.014 81.631 17 0.840 17 -0.001 16 -0.005 17 0.5008 0.504 0.009 -0.020 -0.021 RANGERS 67 95 737 848 0.023 82.461 25 0.486 25 -0.151 23 -0.129 23 0.4825 0.428 -0.182 -0.075 0.538

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 91 74 824 669 -0.085 76.294 14 0.861 14 0.034 8 0.106 15 0.5031 0.364 -0.002 0.214 0.246 TWINS 78 84 738 775 -0.069 76.430 21 0.723 21 -0.090 21 -0.088 22 0.4872 0.544 -0.036 -0.139 0.085 TIGERS 64 98 630 796 -0.057 77.576 27 0.340 27 -0.251 27 -0.260 27 0.4673 0.464 -0.281 -0.238 -0.041 WHITE SOX 62 100 656 848 -0.051 77.924 28 0.330 28 -0.270 28 -0.265 28 0.4649 0.556 -0.203 -0.328 0.002 ROYALS 58 104 638 833 -0.053 77.787 29 0.275 29 -0.322 29 -0.269 29 0.4592 0.439 -0.312 -0.226 0.159

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 119 57 960 698 -0.013 85.942 1 1.487 1 0.343 2 0.276 1 0.5412 0.524 0.309 0.243 0.130 YANKEES 102 65 872 698 -0.028 80.787 3 1.328 3 0.193 4 0.198 3 0.5248 0.470 0.182 0.214 0.226 RAYS 90 72 716 646 -0.023 78.979 11 0.949 11 0.089 14 0.068 11 0.5117 0.407 -0.004 0.139 -0.113 BLUE JAYS 73 89 709 832 -0.001 81.030 22 0.692 22 -0.098 25 -0.158 21 0.4883 0.649 -0.006 -0.310 -0.059 ORIOLES 47 115 622 892 0.018 82.626 30 0.000 30 -0.403 30 -0.323 30 0.4525 0.513 -0.300 -0.346 0.058


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    440 379 0.537    1  0.073
NL CENTRAL 434 388 0.528    2  0.059
NL WEST    413 419 0.496    3  0.044
AL EAST    431 398 0.520    4  0.015
NL EAST    393 420 0.483    5 -0.026
AL CENTRAL 353 460 0.434    6 -0.184

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.070 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: Mon Oct 29 05:31:01 2018
games through: Sun Oct 28 2018

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