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
CARDINALS    56 29  1 341 237 -0.065 40.299    1  0.599    1  0.118    2  0.107    1 0.5352  0.141 -0.119  0.334 -0.290
ROYALS       49 33  1 353 292  0.035 42.361    2  0.529    2  0.098    4  0.093    2 0.5285  0.389  0.066  0.119 -0.123
ASTROS       52 38  0 408 351  0.047 46.263    3  0.490    3  0.089    5  0.081    3 0.5181  0.570  0.216 -0.055 -0.300
ANGELS       46 40  1 362 338  0.077 45.943    4  0.442    4  0.061    6  0.065    7 0.5097  0.482  0.120  0.009 -0.267
YANKEES      46 42  0 394 383  0.076 46.460    5  0.429    5  0.049    9  0.045    8 0.5089  0.383  0.013  0.077  0.419
RAYS         47 43  0 342 325  0.051 46.602    6  0.424    6  0.041    8  0.058   10 0.5055 -0.005 -0.274  0.390  0.275
TWINS        46 41  1 363 357  0.022 44.557    7  0.419    7  0.034   12  0.022    6 0.5113  0.375 -0.017  0.061  0.050
PIRATES      49 37  1 351 297 -0.085 40.305    8  0.418    8  0.032   11  0.024    4 0.5131  0.312 -0.067  0.115 -0.226
CUBS         46 39  0 343 325 -0.019 41.655    9  0.417    9  0.030   14  0.007    5 0.5126  0.564  0.137 -0.124 -0.483
BLUE JAYS    46 43  0 490 394  0.029 45.219   10  0.415   10  0.028    1  0.117   12 0.5048  0.823  0.505 -0.271 -0.046
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       44 43  0 385 399  0.036 44.521   11  0.410   11  0.018   13  0.014    9 0.5068  0.617  0.195 -0.167  0.015
ORIOLES      44 43  1 389 343  0.030 44.800   12  0.409   12  0.017    7  0.061   14 0.5009  0.319 -0.025  0.146  0.174
DODGERS      47 40  2 368 316 -0.057 42.238   13  0.408   13  0.017   10  0.030   11 0.5053  0.159 -0.183  0.243  0.222
RED SOX      42 47  1 390 430  0.093 48.174   14  0.405   14  0.010   15  0.005   21 0.4963  0.465  0.045 -0.035  0.200
NATIONALS    47 40  0 371 338 -0.085 40.364   15  0.404   15  0.006   17 -0.003   13 0.5032  0.592  0.154 -0.160 -0.474
RANGERS      41 46  1 379 415  0.083 46.760   16  0.403   16  0.005   16  0.000   18 0.4972  0.452  0.029 -0.029  0.318
MARINERS     40 47  0 304 357  0.081 46.207   17  0.399   17 -0.007   21 -0.019   22 0.4938  0.341 -0.086  0.048 -0.187
METS         45 42  3 309 311 -0.067 42.503   18  0.398   18 -0.008   22 -0.028   15 0.4994 -0.020 -0.370  0.314  0.119
DIAMONDBACKS 45 42  0 404 385 -0.065 41.066   19  0.397   19 -0.008   18 -0.009   16 0.4991  0.434  0.003 -0.022  0.302
GIANTS       46 43  0 363 352 -0.070 41.830   20  0.396   20 -0.010   19 -0.012   20 0.4965  0.557  0.112 -0.136 -0.409
TEAM          W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
WHITE SOX    39 46  0 295 386  0.060 44.374   21  0.395   21 -0.015   26 -0.075   17 0.4974  0.530  0.024 -0.173 -0.485
INDIANS      40 47  0 349 379  0.045 44.918   22  0.394   22 -0.020   20 -0.017   19 0.4967  0.305 -0.114  0.081  0.417
ATHLETICS    41 49  0 398 342  0.046 46.371   23  0.393   23 -0.023    3  0.094   24 0.4930  0.547  0.209 -0.021 -0.265
PADRES       42 47  0 360 393  0.002 44.324   24  0.387   24 -0.027   23 -0.057   23 0.4932  0.456 -0.025 -0.089  0.080
BRAVES       43 45  0 347 380 -0.077 41.229   25  0.381   25 -0.039   25 -0.073   25 0.4902  0.479 -0.021 -0.126  0.006
REDS         39 47  1 338 376 -0.057 41.483   26  0.359   26 -0.063   27 -0.081   26 0.4876  0.338 -0.151 -0.012  0.177
MARLINS      38 49  0 328 361 -0.043 41.751   27  0.341   27 -0.075   24 -0.064   28 0.4812  0.438 -0.048 -0.080 -0.176
BREWERS      38 52  0 365 425 -0.031 43.869   28  0.317   28 -0.084   29 -0.095   27 0.4833  0.516 -0.008 -0.181  0.184
ROCKIES      36 50  0 381 438 -0.045 41.436   29  0.302   29 -0.090   28 -0.088   29 0.4755  0.430 -0.079 -0.096  0.577
PHILLIES     31 59  0 321 459 -0.044 43.539   30  0.000   30 -0.163   30 -0.191   30 0.4596  0.605 -0.022 -0.360 -0.091
UNRANKED      2  4  0  35  42 -0.154  2.816      -1.000      -1.000      -0.424      0.4540  0.741 -0.122 -0.727  0.286

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 47 40 2 368 316 -0.057 42.238 13 0.408 13 0.017 10 0.030 11 0.5053 0.159 -0.183 0.243 0.222 DIAMONDBACKS 45 42 0 404 385 -0.065 41.066 19 0.397 19 -0.008 18 -0.009 16 0.4991 0.434 0.003 -0.022 0.302 GIANTS 46 43 0 363 352 -0.070 41.830 20 0.396 20 -0.010 19 -0.012 20 0.4965 0.557 0.112 -0.136 -0.409 PADRES 42 47 0 360 393 0.002 44.324 24 0.387 24 -0.027 23 -0.057 23 0.4932 0.456 -0.025 -0.089 0.080 ROCKIES 36 50 0 381 438 -0.045 41.436 29 0.302 29 -0.090 28 -0.088 29 0.4755 0.430 -0.079 -0.096 0.577

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 CARDINALS 56 29 1 341 237 -0.065 40.299 1 0.599 1 0.118 2 0.107 1 0.5352 0.141 -0.119 0.334 -0.290 PIRATES 49 37 1 351 297 -0.085 40.305 8 0.418 8 0.032 11 0.024 4 0.5131 0.312 -0.067 0.115 -0.226 CUBS 46 39 0 343 325 -0.019 41.655 9 0.417 9 0.030 14 0.007 5 0.5126 0.564 0.137 -0.124 -0.483 REDS 39 47 1 338 376 -0.057 41.483 26 0.359 26 -0.063 27 -0.081 26 0.4876 0.338 -0.151 -0.012 0.177 BREWERS 38 52 0 365 425 -0.031 43.869 28 0.317 28 -0.084 29 -0.095 27 0.4833 0.516 -0.008 -0.181 0.184

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 47 40 0 371 338 -0.085 40.364 15 0.404 15 0.006 17 -0.003 13 0.5032 0.592 0.154 -0.160 -0.474 METS 45 42 3 309 311 -0.067 42.503 18 0.398 18 -0.008 22 -0.028 15 0.4994 -0.020 -0.370 0.314 0.119 BRAVES 43 45 0 347 380 -0.077 41.229 25 0.381 25 -0.039 25 -0.073 25 0.4902 0.479 -0.021 -0.126 0.006 MARLINS 38 49 0 328 361 -0.043 41.751 27 0.341 27 -0.075 24 -0.064 28 0.4812 0.438 -0.048 -0.080 -0.176 PHILLIES 31 59 0 321 459 -0.044 43.539 30 0.000 30 -0.163 30 -0.191 30 0.4596 0.605 -0.022 -0.360 -0.091

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 ASTROS 52 38 0 408 351 0.047 46.263 3 0.490 3 0.089 5 0.081 3 0.5181 0.570 0.216 -0.055 -0.300 ANGELS 46 40 1 362 338 0.077 45.943 4 0.442 4 0.061 6 0.065 7 0.5097 0.482 0.120 0.009 -0.267 RANGERS 41 46 1 379 415 0.083 46.760 16 0.403 16 0.005 16 0.000 18 0.4972 0.452 0.029 -0.029 0.318 MARINERS 40 47 0 304 357 0.081 46.207 17 0.399 17 -0.007 21 -0.019 22 0.4938 0.341 -0.086 0.048 -0.187 ATHLETICS 41 49 0 398 342 0.046 46.371 23 0.393 23 -0.023 3 0.094 24 0.4930 0.547 0.209 -0.021 -0.265

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 ROYALS 49 33 1 353 292 0.035 42.361 2 0.529 2 0.098 4 0.093 2 0.5285 0.389 0.066 0.119 -0.123 TWINS 46 41 1 363 357 0.022 44.557 7 0.419 7 0.034 12 0.022 6 0.5113 0.375 -0.017 0.061 0.050 TIGERS 44 43 0 385 399 0.036 44.521 11 0.410 11 0.018 13 0.014 9 0.5068 0.617 0.195 -0.167 0.015 WHITE SOX 39 46 0 295 386 0.060 44.374 21 0.395 21 -0.015 26 -0.075 17 0.4974 0.530 0.024 -0.173 -0.485 INDIANS 40 47 0 349 379 0.045 44.918 22 0.394 22 -0.020 20 -0.017 19 0.4967 0.305 -0.114 0.081 0.417

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 YANKEES 46 42 0 394 383 0.076 46.460 5 0.429 5 0.049 9 0.045 8 0.5089 0.383 0.013 0.077 0.419 RAYS 47 43 0 342 325 0.051 46.602 6 0.424 6 0.041 8 0.058 10 0.5055 -0.005 -0.274 0.390 0.275 BLUE JAYS 46 43 0 490 394 0.029 45.219 10 0.415 10 0.028 1 0.117 12 0.5048 0.823 0.505 -0.271 -0.046 ORIOLES 44 43 1 389 343 0.030 44.800 12 0.409 12 0.017 7 0.061 14 0.5009 0.319 -0.025 0.146 0.174 RED SOX 42 47 1 390 430 0.093 48.174 14 0.405 14 0.010 15 0.005 21 0.4963 0.465 0.045 -0.035 0.200


DIVISION     W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    225 218   2 0.508    1  0.119
AL WEST    220 220   2 0.500    2  0.092
AL CENTRAL 218 210   2 0.509    3  0.015
NL CENTRAL 228 204   3 0.528    4 -0.015
NL WEST    216 222   2 0.493    5 -0.058
NL EAST    204 235   3 0.465    6 -0.151

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.069 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: Tue Jul  7 05:30:13 2015
games through: Mon Jul  6 2015

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