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
YANKEES      25 16 232 177  0.129 22.208    1  0.353    2  0.097    1  0.132    2 0.5384  0.586  0.196  0.068  0.263
ASTROS       29 15 220 166 -0.012 21.294    2  0.350    1  0.098    2  0.096    1 0.5399  0.600  0.173  0.019 -0.337
ORIOLES      25 17 197 185  0.120 22.687    3  0.320    3  0.088    5  0.067    3 0.5329  0.693  0.235 -0.101 -0.623
ROCKIES      28 17 225 208 -0.015 21.883    4  0.288    4  0.075   12  0.030    4 0.5280  0.376 -0.094  0.155  0.502
INDIANS      23 19 184 168  0.079 22.006    5  0.242    5  0.049    6  0.053    5 0.5240  0.335 -0.106  0.212  0.145
NATIONALS    26 17 246 205 -0.094 19.540    6  0.233    6  0.042   14  0.024   14 0.5070  0.820  0.322 -0.274 -0.065
BREWERS      25 19 233 206 -0.016 21.356    7  0.229    7  0.040    7  0.047    8 0.5109  0.435 -0.027  0.121  0.414
CUBS         22 20 213 197  0.075 21.957    8  0.223    8  0.033    9  0.040   13 0.5080  0.571  0.090 -0.010  0.208
RED SOX      22 21 196 188  0.097 22.863    9  0.221    9  0.032    8  0.043    7 0.5152  0.584  0.105 -0.019 -0.174
TWINS        22 18 177 183 -0.005 19.657   10  0.217   10  0.029   16  0.012    6 0.5185  0.457 -0.043  0.066  0.186
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RAYS         23 23 216 195  0.107 24.550   11  0.214   11  0.028    4  0.071   12 0.5091  0.513  0.067  0.074 -0.000
CARDINALS    22 19 186 169  0.003 20.208   12  0.210   12  0.023   10  0.038   17 0.5036  0.503  0.025  0.051 -0.369
DODGERS      26 19 228 164 -0.114 19.957   13  0.208   14  0.021    3  0.071   11 0.5092  0.376 -0.054  0.195  0.230
DIAMONDBACKS 26 19 226 179 -0.111 20.114   14  0.206   13  0.022   11  0.033   10 0.5100  0.227 -0.215  0.280  0.508
TIGERS       21 21 206 215  0.049 21.581   15  0.196   15  0.013   19 -0.003    9 0.5106  0.719  0.191 -0.197 -0.073
RANGERS      24 21 215 190 -0.089 20.571   16  0.187   16 -0.000   17  0.010   15 0.5060  0.544  0.035 -0.014  0.072
WHITE SOX    20 22 193 171  0.025 21.116   17  0.180   17 -0.008   13  0.028   16 0.5051  0.424 -0.056  0.111  0.153
ANGELS       23 23 192 199 -0.034 22.135   18  0.179   18 -0.008   20 -0.028   18 0.5019  0.291 -0.224  0.168  0.135
REDS         20 23 218 221  0.001 21.238   19  0.168   20 -0.021   18  0.006   22 0.4907  0.792  0.275 -0.262  0.080
PIRATES      20 24 167 199  0.048 22.668   20  0.167   19 -0.016   22 -0.035   24 0.4869  0.232 -0.278  0.208  0.120
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    19 26 186 202  0.110 24.211   21  0.162   21 -0.021   15  0.019   21 0.4921  0.546  0.045 -0.007 -0.279
ATHLETICS    20 24 176 219 -0.004 21.793   22  0.154   22 -0.029   25 -0.073   19 0.4956  0.505 -0.084 -0.061  0.045
ROYALS       18 25 145 190  0.064 22.466   23  0.150   23 -0.033   24 -0.050   20 0.4929  0.360 -0.189  0.089 -0.275
MARINERS     20 25 206 226 -0.006 22.189   24  0.147   24 -0.036   21 -0.029   23 0.4897  0.694  0.140 -0.198 -0.026
GIANTS       19 26 154 217 -0.005 22.393   25  0.130   25 -0.050   28 -0.106   25 0.4799  0.514 -0.109 -0.103 -0.490
BRAVES       18 23 188 211 -0.103 18.709   26  0.113   26 -0.060   26 -0.077   26 0.4672  0.633  0.032 -0.187 -0.069
METS         18 24 210 237 -0.160 18.226   27  0.072   27 -0.082   27 -0.095   29 0.4580  0.954  0.349 -0.539 -0.438
PHILLIES     15 26 183 202 -0.024 19.959   28  0.071   28 -0.085   23 -0.050   28 0.4595  0.289 -0.247  0.148  0.303
PADRES       16 30 158 243 -0.021 22.651   29  0.023   29 -0.103   30 -0.142   27 0.4620  0.457 -0.197 -0.088 -0.001
MARLINS      15 28 178 222 -0.080 20.092   30  0.000   30 -0.113   29 -0.108   30 0.4484  0.544 -0.084 -0.133 -0.153

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 ROCKIES 28 17 225 208 -0.015 21.883 4 0.288 4 0.075 12 0.030 4 0.5280 0.376 -0.094 0.155 0.502 DODGERS 26 19 228 164 -0.114 19.957 13 0.208 14 0.021 3 0.071 11 0.5092 0.376 -0.054 0.195 0.230 DIAMONDBACKS 26 19 226 179 -0.111 20.114 14 0.206 13 0.022 11 0.033 10 0.5100 0.227 -0.215 0.280 0.508 GIANTS 19 26 154 217 -0.005 22.393 25 0.130 25 -0.050 28 -0.106 25 0.4799 0.514 -0.109 -0.103 -0.490 PADRES 16 30 158 243 -0.021 22.651 29 0.023 29 -0.103 30 -0.142 27 0.4620 0.457 -0.197 -0.088 -0.001

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 25 19 233 206 -0.016 21.356 7 0.229 7 0.040 7 0.047 8 0.5109 0.435 -0.027 0.121 0.414 CUBS 22 20 213 197 0.075 21.957 8 0.223 8 0.033 9 0.040 13 0.5080 0.571 0.090 -0.010 0.208 CARDINALS 22 19 186 169 0.003 20.208 12 0.210 12 0.023 10 0.038 17 0.5036 0.503 0.025 0.051 -0.369 REDS 20 23 218 221 0.001 21.238 19 0.168 20 -0.021 18 0.006 22 0.4907 0.792 0.275 -0.262 0.080 PIRATES 20 24 167 199 0.048 22.668 20 0.167 19 -0.016 22 -0.035 24 0.4869 0.232 -0.278 0.208 0.120

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 26 17 246 205 -0.094 19.540 6 0.233 6 0.042 14 0.024 14 0.5070 0.820 0.322 -0.274 -0.065 BRAVES 18 23 188 211 -0.103 18.709 26 0.113 26 -0.060 26 -0.077 26 0.4672 0.633 0.032 -0.187 -0.069 METS 18 24 210 237 -0.160 18.226 27 0.072 27 -0.082 27 -0.095 29 0.4580 0.954 0.349 -0.539 -0.438 PHILLIES 15 26 183 202 -0.024 19.959 28 0.071 28 -0.085 23 -0.050 28 0.4595 0.289 -0.247 0.148 0.303 MARLINS 15 28 178 222 -0.080 20.092 30 0.000 30 -0.113 29 -0.108 30 0.4484 0.544 -0.084 -0.133 -0.153

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 29 15 220 166 -0.012 21.294 2 0.350 1 0.098 2 0.096 1 0.5399 0.600 0.173 0.019 -0.337 RANGERS 24 21 215 190 -0.089 20.571 16 0.187 16 -0.000 17 0.010 15 0.5060 0.544 0.035 -0.014 0.072 ANGELS 23 23 192 199 -0.034 22.135 18 0.179 18 -0.008 20 -0.028 18 0.5019 0.291 -0.224 0.168 0.135 ATHLETICS 20 24 176 219 -0.004 21.793 22 0.154 22 -0.029 25 -0.073 19 0.4956 0.505 -0.084 -0.061 0.045 MARINERS 20 25 206 226 -0.006 22.189 24 0.147 24 -0.036 21 -0.029 23 0.4897 0.694 0.140 -0.198 -0.026

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 23 19 184 168 0.079 22.006 5 0.242 5 0.049 6 0.053 5 0.5240 0.335 -0.106 0.212 0.145 TWINS 22 18 177 183 -0.005 19.657 10 0.217 10 0.029 16 0.012 6 0.5185 0.457 -0.043 0.066 0.186 TIGERS 21 21 206 215 0.049 21.581 15 0.196 15 0.013 19 -0.003 9 0.5106 0.719 0.191 -0.197 -0.073 WHITE SOX 20 22 193 171 0.025 21.116 17 0.180 17 -0.008 13 0.028 16 0.5051 0.424 -0.056 0.111 0.153 ROYALS 18 25 145 190 0.064 22.466 23 0.150 23 -0.033 24 -0.050 20 0.4929 0.360 -0.189 0.089 -0.275

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 YANKEES 25 16 232 177 0.129 22.208 1 0.353 2 0.097 1 0.132 2 0.5384 0.586 0.196 0.068 0.263 ORIOLES 25 17 197 185 0.120 22.687 3 0.320 3 0.088 5 0.067 3 0.5329 0.693 0.235 -0.101 -0.623 RED SOX 22 21 196 188 0.097 22.863 9 0.221 9 0.032 8 0.043 7 0.5152 0.584 0.105 -0.019 -0.174 RAYS 23 23 216 195 0.107 24.550 11 0.214 11 0.028 4 0.071 12 0.5091 0.513 0.067 0.074 -0.000 BLUE JAYS 19 26 186 202 0.110 24.211 21 0.162 21 -0.021 15 0.019 21 0.4921 0.546 0.045 -0.007 -0.279


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    114 103 0.525    1  0.195
NL CENTRAL 109 105 0.509    2  0.056
AL CENTRAL 104 105 0.498    3  0.023
AL WEST    116 108 0.518    4 -0.016
NL WEST    115 111 0.509    5 -0.065
NL EAST     92 118 0.438    6 -0.187

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.083 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon May 22 05:30:17 2017
games through: Sun May 21 2017

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