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
DODGERS      87 34 620 400 -0.038 58.765    1  0.970    1  0.295    1  0.274    1 0.5498  0.335  0.089  0.459 -0.025
ASTROS       76 47 697 535 -0.013 61.243    2  0.838    2  0.163    2  0.182    2 0.5276  0.847  0.485 -0.120 -0.335
NATIONALS    73 48 643 514 -0.056 58.206    3  0.658    3  0.116    5  0.111    3 0.5191  0.615  0.178  0.045 -0.052
RED SOX      70 52 590 495 -0.006 61.143    4  0.603    4  0.103    7  0.105    4 0.5171  0.418 -0.010  0.219  0.044
INDIANS      68 53 590 457 -0.016 60.105    5  0.538    5  0.080    3  0.148    5 0.5144  0.343 -0.030  0.326  0.053
ROCKIES      68 55 644 590 -0.006 61.637    6  0.518    6  0.073    9  0.061    6 0.5126  0.490  0.011  0.111  0.483
DIAMONDBACKS 67 56 597 504  0.001 61.865    7  0.512    7  0.065    6  0.109    7 0.5119  0.324 -0.085  0.303  0.303
YANKEES      66 56 629 514  0.002 61.510    8  0.505    8  0.061    4  0.128    8 0.5111  0.490  0.078  0.179  0.139
CUBS         65 57 591 538 -0.008 61.124    9  0.481    9  0.042   11  0.042    9 0.5068  0.444 -0.049  0.134  0.216
ANGELS       63 60 527 530  0.016 62.811   10  0.468   11  0.027   13  0.006   10 0.5052  0.388 -0.134  0.147 -0.044
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS        62 59 566 615  0.017 61.939   11  0.467   10  0.027   16 -0.022   11 0.5040  0.554 -0.014 -0.030  0.222
CARDINALS    63 60 584 533  0.002 62.073   12  0.462   12  0.019    8  0.070   12 0.5031  0.592  0.114  0.026 -0.245
MARINERS     63 61 586 595  0.001 62.645   13  0.458   13  0.012   14 -0.008   13 0.5020  0.636  0.078 -0.094 -0.137
BREWERS      64 60 575 559 -0.026 61.273   14  0.457   14  0.009   12  0.013   14 0.5009  0.461 -0.064  0.089  0.099
ROYALS       61 61 542 573  0.010 62.118   15  0.455   15  0.006   18 -0.036   16 0.5004  0.525 -0.054 -0.017 -0.042
RANGERS      61 61 626 590 -0.002 61.407   16  0.454   16  0.000   10  0.050   15 0.5007  0.545  0.050  0.049  0.264
ORIOLES      60 63 585 631  0.029 63.555   17  0.452   17 -0.002   19 -0.038   17 0.4995  0.657  0.069 -0.146 -0.004
RAYS         60 65 535 554  0.022 64.217   18  0.446   18 -0.016   15 -0.020   18 0.4974  0.461 -0.096  0.056 -0.129
BLUE JAYS    59 64 524 604  0.022 63.250   19  0.444   19 -0.017   20 -0.060   19 0.4964  0.532 -0.072 -0.048 -0.061
MARLINS      59 62 565 580 -0.015 60.371   20  0.438   20 -0.026   17 -0.026   20 0.4952  0.691  0.115 -0.166 -0.227
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PIRATES      59 64 525 569 -0.017 61.338   21  0.428   21 -0.039   21 -0.067   21 0.4924  0.495 -0.113 -0.021 -0.108
PADRES       55 68 470 620  0.007 62.684   22  0.381   22 -0.072   29 -0.156   22 0.4878  0.518 -0.181 -0.131 -0.200
TIGERS       53 69 584 642  0.016 62.472   23  0.359   23 -0.084   22 -0.072   23 0.4861  0.670  0.048 -0.191  0.106
BRAVES       54 67 551 628 -0.016 60.471   24  0.355   24 -0.085   27 -0.109   25 0.4852  0.675  0.016 -0.234 -0.083
ATHLETICS    53 70 538 645  0.022 63.313   25  0.349   25 -0.087   26 -0.109   24 0.4853  0.531 -0.122 -0.095  0.154
METS         54 67 565 621 -0.018 60.320   26  0.347   26 -0.088   23 -0.081   26 0.4848  0.778  0.148 -0.310 -0.227
REDS         53 71 594 687  0.016 63.530   27  0.326   27 -0.095   24 -0.084   27 0.4837  0.795  0.163 -0.330 -0.003
GIANTS       50 75 509 617  0.006 63.638   28  0.145   28 -0.140   28 -0.146   28 0.4778  0.581 -0.112 -0.179 -0.260
WHITE SOX    46 74 523 621  0.034 62.333   29  0.122   29 -0.147   25 -0.106   29 0.4757  0.547 -0.104 -0.108  0.072
PHILLIES     44 77 482 596 -0.002 61.181   30  0.000   30 -0.197   30 -0.157   30 0.4667  0.410 -0.278 -0.035  0.028

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 87 34 620 400 -0.038 58.765 1 0.970 1 0.295 1 0.274 1 0.5498 0.335 0.089 0.459 -0.025 ROCKIES 68 55 644 590 -0.006 61.637 6 0.518 6 0.073 9 0.061 6 0.5126 0.490 0.011 0.111 0.483 DIAMONDBACKS 67 56 597 504 0.001 61.865 7 0.512 7 0.065 6 0.109 7 0.5119 0.324 -0.085 0.303 0.303 PADRES 55 68 470 620 0.007 62.684 22 0.381 22 -0.072 29 -0.156 22 0.4878 0.518 -0.181 -0.131 -0.200 GIANTS 50 75 509 617 0.006 63.638 28 0.145 28 -0.140 28 -0.146 28 0.4778 0.581 -0.112 -0.179 -0.260

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 65 57 591 538 -0.008 61.124 9 0.481 9 0.042 11 0.042 9 0.5068 0.444 -0.049 0.134 0.216 CARDINALS 63 60 584 533 0.002 62.073 12 0.462 12 0.019 8 0.070 12 0.5031 0.592 0.114 0.026 -0.245 BREWERS 64 60 575 559 -0.026 61.273 14 0.457 14 0.009 12 0.013 14 0.5009 0.461 -0.064 0.089 0.099 PIRATES 59 64 525 569 -0.017 61.338 21 0.428 21 -0.039 21 -0.067 21 0.4924 0.495 -0.113 -0.021 -0.108 REDS 53 71 594 687 0.016 63.530 27 0.326 27 -0.095 24 -0.084 27 0.4837 0.795 0.163 -0.330 -0.003

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 73 48 643 514 -0.056 58.206 3 0.658 3 0.116 5 0.111 3 0.5191 0.615 0.178 0.045 -0.052 MARLINS 59 62 565 580 -0.015 60.371 20 0.438 20 -0.026 17 -0.026 20 0.4952 0.691 0.115 -0.166 -0.227 BRAVES 54 67 551 628 -0.016 60.471 24 0.355 24 -0.085 27 -0.109 25 0.4852 0.675 0.016 -0.234 -0.083 METS 54 67 565 621 -0.018 60.320 26 0.347 26 -0.088 23 -0.081 26 0.4848 0.778 0.148 -0.310 -0.227 PHILLIES 44 77 482 596 -0.002 61.181 30 0.000 30 -0.197 30 -0.157 30 0.4667 0.410 -0.278 -0.035 0.028

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 76 47 697 535 -0.013 61.243 2 0.838 2 0.163 2 0.182 2 0.5276 0.847 0.485 -0.120 -0.335 ANGELS 63 60 527 530 0.016 62.811 10 0.468 11 0.027 13 0.006 10 0.5052 0.388 -0.134 0.147 -0.044 MARINERS 63 61 586 595 0.001 62.645 13 0.458 13 0.012 14 -0.008 13 0.5020 0.636 0.078 -0.094 -0.137 RANGERS 61 61 626 590 -0.002 61.407 16 0.454 16 0.000 10 0.050 15 0.5007 0.545 0.050 0.049 0.264 ATHLETICS 53 70 538 645 0.022 63.313 25 0.349 25 -0.087 26 -0.109 24 0.4853 0.531 -0.122 -0.095 0.154

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 68 53 590 457 -0.016 60.105 5 0.538 5 0.080 3 0.148 5 0.5144 0.343 -0.030 0.326 0.053 TWINS 62 59 566 615 0.017 61.939 11 0.467 10 0.027 16 -0.022 11 0.5040 0.554 -0.014 -0.030 0.222 ROYALS 61 61 542 573 0.010 62.118 15 0.455 15 0.006 18 -0.036 16 0.5004 0.525 -0.054 -0.017 -0.042 TIGERS 53 69 584 642 0.016 62.472 23 0.359 23 -0.084 22 -0.072 23 0.4861 0.670 0.048 -0.191 0.106 WHITE SOX 46 74 523 621 0.034 62.333 29 0.122 29 -0.147 25 -0.106 29 0.4757 0.547 -0.104 -0.108 0.072

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 70 52 590 495 -0.006 61.143 4 0.603 4 0.103 7 0.105 4 0.5171 0.418 -0.010 0.219 0.044 YANKEES 66 56 629 514 0.002 61.510 8 0.505 8 0.061 4 0.128 8 0.5111 0.490 0.078 0.179 0.139 ORIOLES 60 63 585 631 0.029 63.555 17 0.452 17 -0.002 19 -0.038 17 0.4995 0.657 0.069 -0.146 -0.004 RAYS 60 65 535 554 0.022 64.217 18 0.446 18 -0.016 15 -0.020 18 0.4974 0.461 -0.096 0.056 -0.129 BLUE JAYS 59 64 524 604 0.022 63.250 19 0.444 19 -0.017 20 -0.060 19 0.4964 0.532 -0.072 -0.048 -0.061


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL WEST    327 288 0.532    1  0.042
AL WEST    316 299 0.514    2  0.036
AL EAST    315 300 0.512    3  0.034
NL CENTRAL 304 312 0.494    4 -0.008
AL CENTRAL 290 316 0.479    5 -0.026
NL EAST    284 321 0.469    6 -0.078

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.077 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.009 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Aug 20 05:30:21 2017
games through: Sat Aug 19 2017

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