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
ATHLETICS    64 40 518 358  0.031 53.193    1  0.296    1  0.113    1  0.173    1 0.5321  0.406  0.172  0.175  0.019
ANGELS       62 41 502 413  0.035 52.948    2  0.237    2  0.101    2  0.112    2 0.5284  0.647  0.332 -0.108 -0.219
ORIOLES      58 46 441 412  0.037 53.637    3  0.143    3  0.064    7  0.053    3 0.5192  0.568  0.197 -0.091 -0.391
TIGERS       56 45 472 430  0.029 51.750    4  0.138    4  0.057    6  0.053    4 0.5167  0.514  0.148 -0.042  0.140
BLUE JAYS    57 49 489 450  0.035 54.579    5  0.131    5  0.046    4  0.060    5 0.5148  0.511  0.152 -0.032  0.165
YANKEES      54 50 412 439  0.043 53.999    6  0.124    6  0.032   15  0.004    6 0.5096  0.437  0.030 -0.021 -0.111
NATIONALS    56 46 430 357 -0.041 49.439    7  0.123    8  0.029    3  0.062    8 0.5073  0.303 -0.026  0.150 -0.022
CARDINALS    56 47 381 369 -0.022 50.763    8  0.122    7  0.030    9  0.019    7 0.5083  0.109 -0.221  0.259  0.192
BRAVES       58 47 408 373 -0.056 50.300    9  0.121    9  0.026   13  0.012   12 0.5054  0.246 -0.122  0.147 -0.069
BREWERS      58 48 460 433 -0.050 51.038   10  0.120   10  0.024   14  0.007   11 0.5058  0.496  0.085 -0.072 -0.030
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MARINERS     53 51 397 349  0.035 53.524   11  0.119   11  0.021    5  0.055   10 0.5060  0.283 -0.050  0.160 -0.293
DODGERS      57 47 432 382 -0.069 49.266   12  0.118   13  0.019    8  0.033   15 0.5043  0.362 -0.006  0.072 -0.113
PIRATES      56 49 437 434 -0.027 51.575   13  0.117   12  0.020   20 -0.013   14 0.5045  0.419 -0.003 -0.022  0.070
ROYALS       52 51 406 410  0.038 53.218   14  0.116   14  0.018   11  0.016    9 0.5062  0.301 -0.074  0.106  0.045
INDIANS      52 52 466 458  0.040 53.836   15  0.115   15  0.015   10  0.017   13 0.5048  0.522  0.118 -0.085  0.031
GIANTS       56 49 405 390 -0.051 50.552   16  0.114   16  0.011   18 -0.010   17 0.5011  0.279 -0.118  0.098 -0.048
RAYS         52 53 412 412  0.031 54.012   17  0.113   17  0.008   12  0.016   16 0.5041  0.324 -0.055  0.086 -0.012
WHITE SOX    51 54 451 467  0.012 53.226   18  0.111   18 -0.009   19 -0.010   18 0.4983  0.470  0.044 -0.064  0.060
MARLINS      51 53 427 456 -0.030 51.002   19  0.110   19 -0.019   23 -0.043   21 0.4926  0.516  0.054 -0.140  0.049
REDS         51 53 391 385 -0.034 50.793   20  0.109   20 -0.020   16 -0.007   19 0.4945  0.269 -0.123  0.109  0.028
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      47 58 402 453  0.048 54.758   21  0.107   21 -0.029   21 -0.030   20 0.4936  0.388 -0.047 -0.012 -0.057
METS         50 55 406 400 -0.028 51.534   22  0.106   22 -0.030   17 -0.009   22 0.4917  0.336 -0.070  0.052 -0.131
TWINS        47 57 428 470  0.026 53.340   23  0.105   23 -0.033   22 -0.031   23 0.4916  0.392 -0.045 -0.018  0.194
ASTROS       43 62 404 506  0.083 56.325   24  0.096   24 -0.051   27 -0.073   24 0.4864  0.540  0.046 -0.192 -0.054
PADRES       46 58 323 358 -0.038 50.686   25  0.085   26 -0.064   24 -0.067   28 0.4802  0.058 -0.345  0.210 -0.196
DIAMONDBACKS 46 57 415 480 -0.044 49.995   26  0.084   25 -0.062   30 -0.097   26 0.4811  0.459 -0.051 -0.142  0.185
PHILLIES     46 59 407 467 -0.027 51.660   27  0.083   27 -0.064   28 -0.076   27 0.4810  0.503  0.009 -0.161 -0.183
RANGERS      42 63 420 531  0.067 55.655   28  0.082   28 -0.064   25 -0.070   25 0.4819  0.564  0.072 -0.211  0.102
CUBS         43 60 399 445 -0.034 50.390   29  0.048   29 -0.083   26 -0.071   29 0.4773  0.460 -0.025 -0.117  0.035
ROCKIES      42 62 491 545 -0.041 50.592   30  0.000   30 -0.098   29 -0.079   30 0.4719  0.545  0.044 -0.202  0.610

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 57 47 432 382 -0.069 49.266 12 0.118 13 0.019 8 0.033 15 0.5043 0.362 -0.006 0.072 -0.113 GIANTS 56 49 405 390 -0.051 50.552 16 0.114 16 0.011 18 -0.010 17 0.5011 0.279 -0.118 0.098 -0.048 PADRES 46 58 323 358 -0.038 50.686 25 0.085 26 -0.064 24 -0.067 28 0.4802 0.058 -0.345 0.210 -0.196 DIAMONDBACKS 46 57 415 480 -0.044 49.995 26 0.084 25 -0.062 30 -0.097 26 0.4811 0.459 -0.051 -0.142 0.185 ROCKIES 42 62 491 545 -0.041 50.592 30 0.000 30 -0.098 29 -0.079 30 0.4719 0.545 0.044 -0.202 0.610

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 56 47 381 369 -0.022 50.763 8 0.122 7 0.030 9 0.019 7 0.5083 0.109 -0.221 0.259 0.192 BREWERS 58 48 460 433 -0.050 51.038 10 0.120 10 0.024 14 0.007 11 0.5058 0.496 0.085 -0.072 -0.030 PIRATES 56 49 437 434 -0.027 51.575 13 0.117 12 0.020 20 -0.013 14 0.5045 0.419 -0.003 -0.022 0.070 REDS 51 53 391 385 -0.034 50.793 20 0.109 20 -0.020 16 -0.007 19 0.4945 0.269 -0.123 0.109 0.028 CUBS 43 60 399 445 -0.034 50.390 29 0.048 29 -0.083 26 -0.071 29 0.4773 0.460 -0.025 -0.117 0.035

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 56 46 430 357 -0.041 49.439 7 0.123 8 0.029 3 0.062 8 0.5073 0.303 -0.026 0.150 -0.022 BRAVES 58 47 408 373 -0.056 50.300 9 0.121 9 0.026 13 0.012 12 0.5054 0.246 -0.122 0.147 -0.069 MARLINS 51 53 427 456 -0.030 51.002 19 0.110 19 -0.019 23 -0.043 21 0.4926 0.516 0.054 -0.140 0.049 METS 50 55 406 400 -0.028 51.534 22 0.106 22 -0.030 17 -0.009 22 0.4917 0.336 -0.070 0.052 -0.131 PHILLIES 46 59 407 467 -0.027 51.660 27 0.083 27 -0.064 28 -0.076 27 0.4810 0.503 0.009 -0.161 -0.183

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 ATHLETICS 64 40 518 358 0.031 53.193 1 0.296 1 0.113 1 0.173 1 0.5321 0.406 0.172 0.175 0.019 ANGELS 62 41 502 413 0.035 52.948 2 0.237 2 0.101 2 0.112 2 0.5284 0.647 0.332 -0.108 -0.219 MARINERS 53 51 397 349 0.035 53.524 11 0.119 11 0.021 5 0.055 10 0.5060 0.283 -0.050 0.160 -0.293 ASTROS 43 62 404 506 0.083 56.325 24 0.096 24 -0.051 27 -0.073 24 0.4864 0.540 0.046 -0.192 -0.054 RANGERS 42 63 420 531 0.067 55.655 28 0.082 28 -0.064 25 -0.070 25 0.4819 0.564 0.072 -0.211 0.102

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 TIGERS 56 45 472 430 0.029 51.750 4 0.138 4 0.057 6 0.053 4 0.5167 0.514 0.148 -0.042 0.140 ROYALS 52 51 406 410 0.038 53.218 14 0.116 14 0.018 11 0.016 9 0.5062 0.301 -0.074 0.106 0.045 INDIANS 52 52 466 458 0.040 53.836 15 0.115 15 0.015 10 0.017 13 0.5048 0.522 0.118 -0.085 0.031 WHITE SOX 51 54 451 467 0.012 53.226 18 0.111 18 -0.009 19 -0.010 18 0.4983 0.470 0.044 -0.064 0.060 TWINS 47 57 428 470 0.026 53.340 23 0.105 23 -0.033 22 -0.031 23 0.4916 0.392 -0.045 -0.018 0.194

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 58 46 441 412 0.037 53.637 3 0.143 3 0.064 7 0.053 3 0.5192 0.568 0.197 -0.091 -0.391 BLUE JAYS 57 49 489 450 0.035 54.579 5 0.131 5 0.046 4 0.060 5 0.5148 0.511 0.152 -0.032 0.165 YANKEES 54 50 412 439 0.043 53.999 6 0.124 6 0.032 15 0.004 6 0.5096 0.437 0.030 -0.021 -0.111 RAYS 52 53 412 412 0.031 54.012 17 0.113 17 0.008 12 0.016 16 0.5041 0.324 -0.055 0.086 -0.012 RED SOX 47 58 402 453 0.048 54.758 21 0.107 21 -0.029 21 -0.030 20 0.4936 0.388 -0.047 -0.012 -0.057


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    264 257 0.507    1  0.088
AL EAST    268 256 0.511    2  0.045
AL CENTRAL 258 259 0.499    3  0.020
NL EAST    261 260 0.501    4 -0.024
NL CENTRAL 264 257 0.507    5 -0.029
NL WEST    247 273 0.475    6 -0.098

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.038 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.005 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Jul 29 05:30:11 2014
games through: Mon Jul 28 2014

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