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      104  49 813 597 -0.042 72.605    1  1.421    1  0.317    2  0.237    1 0.5396  0.508  0.254  0.220  0.077
ASTROS        95  57 749 507  0.000 74.725    2  1.353    2  0.240    1  0.297    2 0.5318  0.361  0.185  0.408 -0.077
ATHLETICS     92  61 764 630 -0.005 75.069    3  1.287    3  0.192    5  0.165    3 0.5242  0.647  0.314  0.017 -0.255
YANKEES       93  59 782 620 -0.047 72.021    4  1.262    4  0.177    4  0.184    4 0.5230  0.396  0.102  0.266  0.287
CUBS          89  63 712 600  0.009 75.625    5  1.247    5  0.170    6  0.142    5 0.5216  0.354  0.025  0.259  0.193
BREWERS       87  66 687 627  0.015 76.569    6  1.162    6  0.142   10  0.095    6 0.5180  0.405  0.021  0.168  0.016
DODGERS       85  68 735 579  0.025 77.093    7  1.116    7  0.126    3  0.196    7 0.5169  0.514  0.219  0.173 -0.182
MARINERS      84  68 625 663  0.022 76.637    8  1.069    8  0.117   18 -0.011    8 0.5146  0.550  0.045 -0.067 -0.326
BRAVES        85  68 727 630  0.006 75.939    9  1.042    9  0.111    7  0.129    9 0.5144  0.439  0.085  0.173  0.099
ROCKIES       82  70 707 716  0.044 77.909   10  1.021   10  0.108   14  0.046   10 0.5135  0.461  0.021  0.070  0.391
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CARDINALS     84  69 720 643  0.005 75.951   11  0.992   11  0.096   11  0.095   11 0.5124  0.601  0.199 -0.009 -0.172
RAYS          85  67 667 590 -0.028 73.374   12  0.977   12  0.091   12  0.077   12 0.5120  0.401  0.000  0.155 -0.169
DIAMONDBACKS  79  74 665 608  0.039 78.024   13  0.906   13  0.062    9  0.110   13 0.5082  0.343 -0.017  0.236  0.091
INDIANS       85  67 765 609 -0.095 69.260   14  0.881   14  0.042    8  0.114   14 0.5041  0.366  0.007  0.222  0.238
PIRATES       77  74 649 649  0.014 75.605   15  0.869   15  0.030   15  0.020   15 0.5038  0.570  0.095 -0.054 -0.265
PHILLIES      78  74 653 665  0.004 75.516   16  0.867   16  0.029   16  0.004   16 0.5033  0.470 -0.012  0.020 -0.004
NATIONALS     77  76 718 641  0.010 76.289   17  0.863   17  0.015   13  0.070   17 0.5021  0.461  0.045  0.094  0.153
ANGELS        75  78 684 674  0.010 76.403   18  0.849   18 -0.010   17  0.002   18 0.4995  0.478 -0.008  0.012  0.024
GIANTS        72  81 580 640  0.054 79.078   19  0.846   19 -0.015   20 -0.021   19 0.4982  0.290 -0.192  0.149  0.001
METS          71  82 651 677  0.024 77.263   20  0.817   20 -0.050   19 -0.019   20 0.4940  0.709  0.190 -0.229 -0.547
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BLUE JAYS     70  83 678 785 -0.014 75.352   21  0.727   21 -0.091   25 -0.156   21 0.4887  0.641 -0.013 -0.299 -0.018
REDS          66  88 679 783  0.049 79.384   22  0.704   22 -0.099   21 -0.089   22 0.4876  0.562 -0.021 -0.156  0.168
TWINS         71  81 676 741 -0.061 71.828   23  0.666   23 -0.109   23 -0.114   23 0.4843  0.556 -0.053 -0.176  0.061
RANGERS       64  88 706 800  0.024 77.032   24  0.582   24 -0.131   22 -0.114   24 0.4835  0.463 -0.137 -0.091  0.514
PADRES        61  92 587 726  0.056 79.335   25  0.509   25 -0.151   24 -0.133   25 0.4811  0.405 -0.207 -0.059  0.070
MARLINS       59  93 559 780  0.050 78.548   26  0.431   26 -0.177   26 -0.221   26 0.4773  0.759  0.040 -0.482 -0.601
TIGERS        62  91 599 740 -0.056 72.836   27  0.369   27 -0.225   27 -0.237   27 0.4698  0.438 -0.283 -0.192 -0.007
WHITE SOX     60  92 623 785 -0.059 72.230   28  0.355   28 -0.246   28 -0.242   28 0.4671  0.560 -0.176 -0.307 -0.016
ROYALS        52 101 599 798 -0.052 73.203   29  0.213   29 -0.348   29 -0.284   29 0.4553  0.470 -0.301 -0.267  0.122
ORIOLES       44 108 581 837 -0.000 75.944   30  0.000   30 -0.409   30 -0.343   30 0.4503  0.480 -0.350 -0.335  0.135

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 85 68 735 579 0.025 77.093 7 1.116 7 0.126 3 0.196 7 0.5169 0.514 0.219 0.173 -0.182 ROCKIES 82 70 707 716 0.044 77.909 10 1.021 10 0.108 14 0.046 10 0.5135 0.461 0.021 0.070 0.391 DIAMONDBACKS 79 74 665 608 0.039 78.024 13 0.906 13 0.062 9 0.110 13 0.5082 0.343 -0.017 0.236 0.091 GIANTS 72 81 580 640 0.054 79.078 19 0.846 19 -0.015 20 -0.021 19 0.4982 0.290 -0.192 0.149 0.001 PADRES 61 92 587 726 0.056 79.335 25 0.509 25 -0.151 24 -0.133 25 0.4811 0.405 -0.207 -0.059 0.070

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 89 63 712 600 0.009 75.625 5 1.247 5 0.170 6 0.142 5 0.5216 0.354 0.025 0.259 0.193 BREWERS 87 66 687 627 0.015 76.569 6 1.162 6 0.142 10 0.095 6 0.5180 0.405 0.021 0.168 0.016 CARDINALS 84 69 720 643 0.005 75.951 11 0.992 11 0.096 11 0.095 11 0.5124 0.601 0.199 -0.009 -0.172 PIRATES 77 74 649 649 0.014 75.605 15 0.869 15 0.030 15 0.020 15 0.5038 0.570 0.095 -0.054 -0.265 REDS 66 88 679 783 0.049 79.384 22 0.704 22 -0.099 21 -0.089 22 0.4876 0.562 -0.021 -0.156 0.168

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 85 68 727 630 0.006 75.939 9 1.042 9 0.111 7 0.129 9 0.5144 0.439 0.085 0.173 0.099 PHILLIES 78 74 653 665 0.004 75.516 16 0.867 16 0.029 16 0.004 16 0.5033 0.470 -0.012 0.020 -0.004 NATIONALS 77 76 718 641 0.010 76.289 17 0.863 17 0.015 13 0.070 17 0.5021 0.461 0.045 0.094 0.153 METS 71 82 651 677 0.024 77.263 20 0.817 20 -0.050 19 -0.019 20 0.4940 0.709 0.190 -0.229 -0.547 MARLINS 59 93 559 780 0.050 78.548 26 0.431 26 -0.177 26 -0.221 26 0.4773 0.759 0.040 -0.482 -0.601

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 95 57 749 507 0.000 74.725 2 1.353 2 0.240 1 0.297 2 0.5318 0.361 0.185 0.408 -0.077 ATHLETICS 92 61 764 630 -0.005 75.069 3 1.287 3 0.192 5 0.165 3 0.5242 0.647 0.314 0.017 -0.255 MARINERS 84 68 625 663 0.022 76.637 8 1.069 8 0.117 18 -0.011 8 0.5146 0.550 0.045 -0.067 -0.326 ANGELS 75 78 684 674 0.010 76.403 18 0.849 18 -0.010 17 0.002 18 0.4995 0.478 -0.008 0.012 0.024 RANGERS 64 88 706 800 0.024 77.032 24 0.582 24 -0.131 22 -0.114 24 0.4835 0.463 -0.137 -0.091 0.514

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 85 67 765 609 -0.095 69.260 14 0.881 14 0.042 8 0.114 14 0.5041 0.366 0.007 0.222 0.238 TWINS 71 81 676 741 -0.061 71.828 23 0.666 23 -0.109 23 -0.114 23 0.4843 0.556 -0.053 -0.176 0.061 TIGERS 62 91 599 740 -0.056 72.836 27 0.369 27 -0.225 27 -0.237 27 0.4698 0.438 -0.283 -0.192 -0.007 WHITE SOX 60 92 623 785 -0.059 72.230 28 0.355 28 -0.246 28 -0.242 28 0.4671 0.560 -0.176 -0.307 -0.016 ROYALS 52 101 599 798 -0.052 73.203 29 0.213 29 -0.348 29 -0.284 29 0.4553 0.470 -0.301 -0.267 0.122

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 104 49 813 597 -0.042 72.605 1 1.421 1 0.317 2 0.237 1 0.5396 0.508 0.254 0.220 0.077 YANKEES 93 59 782 620 -0.047 72.021 4 1.262 4 0.177 4 0.184 4 0.5230 0.396 0.102 0.266 0.287 RAYS 85 67 667 590 -0.028 73.374 12 0.977 12 0.091 12 0.077 12 0.5120 0.401 0.000 0.155 -0.169 BLUE JAYS 70 83 678 785 -0.014 75.352 21 0.727 21 -0.091 25 -0.156 21 0.4887 0.641 -0.013 -0.299 -0.018 ORIOLES 44 108 581 837 -0.000 75.944 30 0.000 30 -0.409 30 -0.343 30 0.4503 0.480 -0.350 -0.335 0.135


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    410 352 0.538    1  0.081
NL CENTRAL 403 360 0.528    2  0.064
NL WEST    379 385 0.496    3  0.047
AL EAST    396 366 0.520    4  0.001
NL EAST    370 393 0.485    5 -0.009
AL CENTRAL 330 432 0.433    6 -0.185

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.069 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: Fri Sep 21 05:30:32 2018
games through: Thu Sep 20 2018

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