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
ROYALS       106  72 814 707  0.067 92.793    1  1.009    1  0.211    2  0.165    1 0.5297  0.455  0.173  0.158 -0.015
BLUE JAYS     98  75 943 727  0.066 90.017    2  0.933    2  0.160    1  0.261    3 0.5209  0.734  0.533 -0.012 -0.081
CARDINALS    101  65 664 545 -0.073 77.301    3  0.823    3  0.133    5  0.088    2 0.5232  0.234 -0.090  0.267 -0.169
PIRATES       98  65 697 600 -0.076 75.769    4  0.744    4  0.118   12  0.041    4 0.5204  0.382 -0.015  0.097 -0.155
YANKEES       87  76 764 701  0.085 86.132    5  0.715    6  0.113    4  0.116    7 0.5128  0.524  0.185  0.046  0.031
RANGERS       90  77 770 759  0.072 87.484    6  0.710    5  0.113    8  0.076    6 0.5132  0.487  0.112  0.039  0.212
CUBS         101  70 721 646 -0.065 80.219    7  0.691    7  0.109   13  0.039    5 0.5192  0.394 -0.008  0.085 -0.036
ASTROS        89  79 753 643  0.062 87.286    8  0.629    8  0.093    3  0.147    8 0.5115  0.433  0.135  0.159 -0.107
ANGELS        85  77 661 675  0.072 84.920    9  0.591    9  0.088   14  0.033   10 0.5098  0.516  0.095 -0.030 -0.290
TWINS         83  79 696 700  0.065 84.523   10  0.541   10  0.064   11  0.055    9 0.5100  0.472  0.077  0.033  0.006
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ORIOLES       81  81 713 693  0.089 85.963   11  0.536   11  0.060    6  0.080   14 0.5053  0.315 -0.032  0.192  0.288
INDIANS       81  80 669 640  0.064 83.832   12  0.524   12  0.048    9  0.074   11 0.5078  0.162 -0.161  0.308  0.397
RAYS          80  82 644 642  0.087 85.786   13  0.523   13  0.047    7  0.078   15 0.5035  0.244 -0.093  0.248  0.045
DODGERS       94  74 687 620 -0.085 77.523   14  0.519   14  0.043   16  0.023   12 0.5067  0.355 -0.056  0.102 -0.185
METS          98  78 745 666 -0.090 80.895   15  0.512   15  0.036   18  0.006   13 0.5059  0.445  0.004  0.007 -0.213
RED SOX       78  84 748 753  0.085 85.655   16  0.509   16  0.026   10  0.060   17 0.5006  0.419  0.036  0.085  0.361
WHITE SOX     76  86 622 701  0.081 85.545   17  0.500   17  0.001   21 -0.017   16 0.5011  0.450 -0.014 -0.020 -0.210
MARINERS      76  86 656 726  0.070 84.860   18  0.498   18 -0.005   19 -0.000   20 0.4967  0.535  0.079 -0.080 -0.240
TIGERS        74  87 689 803  0.083 85.201   19  0.495   19 -0.014   23 -0.055   18 0.4987  0.723  0.206 -0.316 -0.189
GIANTS        84  78 696 627 -0.086 74.672   20  0.490   20 -0.027   17  0.006   19 0.4968  0.470  0.026 -0.014 -0.247
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
NATIONALS     84  79 706 637 -0.106 73.933   21  0.479   21 -0.045   20 -0.015   21 0.4944  0.432 -0.027 -0.002 -0.021
DIAMONDBACKS  79  83 720 713 -0.076 75.507   22  0.444   22 -0.071   22 -0.054   22 0.4903  0.467 -0.036 -0.071  0.129
ATHLETICS     68  94 694 729  0.073 84.991   23  0.413   23 -0.085   15  0.024   23 0.4862  0.564  0.130 -0.082 -0.113
PADRES        74  88 650 731 -0.065 76.325   24  0.282   24 -0.117   26 -0.155   24 0.4833  0.493 -0.113 -0.197 -0.064
MARLINS       71  91 613 678 -0.092 74.669   25  0.085   25 -0.166   25 -0.151   26 0.4768  0.409 -0.185 -0.118 -0.103
BREWERS       68  94 655 737 -0.049 77.366   26  0.081   26 -0.168   24 -0.139   25 0.4802  0.432 -0.152 -0.126  0.197
ROCKIES       68  94 737 844 -0.065 76.311   27  0.056   27 -0.179   27 -0.161   27 0.4749  0.458 -0.151 -0.172  0.619
BRAVES        67  95 573 760 -0.075 75.873   28  0.024   28 -0.196   30 -0.254   29 0.4714  0.449 -0.253 -0.256 -0.118
REDS          64  98 640 754 -0.043 77.774   29  0.018   29 -0.205   28 -0.170   28 0.4748  0.420 -0.193 -0.147  0.193
PHILLIES      63  99 626 809 -0.075 75.877   30  0.000   30 -0.237   29 -0.250   30 0.4662  0.523 -0.181 -0.319  0.075

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 94 74 687 620 -0.085 77.523 14 0.519 14 0.043 16 0.023 12 0.5067 0.355 -0.056 0.102 -0.185 GIANTS 84 78 696 627 -0.086 74.672 20 0.490 20 -0.027 17 0.006 19 0.4968 0.470 0.026 -0.014 -0.247 DIAMONDBACKS 79 83 720 713 -0.076 75.507 22 0.444 22 -0.071 22 -0.054 22 0.4903 0.467 -0.036 -0.071 0.129 PADRES 74 88 650 731 -0.065 76.325 24 0.282 24 -0.117 26 -0.155 24 0.4833 0.493 -0.113 -0.197 -0.064 ROCKIES 68 94 737 844 -0.065 76.311 27 0.056 27 -0.179 27 -0.161 27 0.4749 0.458 -0.151 -0.172 0.619

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 101 65 664 545 -0.073 77.301 3 0.823 3 0.133 5 0.088 2 0.5232 0.234 -0.090 0.267 -0.169 PIRATES 98 65 697 600 -0.076 75.769 4 0.744 4 0.118 12 0.041 4 0.5204 0.382 -0.015 0.097 -0.155 CUBS 101 70 721 646 -0.065 80.219 7 0.691 7 0.109 13 0.039 5 0.5192 0.394 -0.008 0.085 -0.036 BREWERS 68 94 655 737 -0.049 77.366 26 0.081 26 -0.168 24 -0.139 25 0.4802 0.432 -0.152 -0.126 0.197 REDS 64 98 640 754 -0.043 77.774 29 0.018 29 -0.205 28 -0.170 28 0.4748 0.420 -0.193 -0.147 0.193

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 METS 98 78 745 666 -0.090 80.895 15 0.512 15 0.036 18 0.006 13 0.5059 0.445 0.004 0.007 -0.213 NATIONALS 84 79 706 637 -0.106 73.933 21 0.479 21 -0.045 20 -0.015 21 0.4944 0.432 -0.027 -0.002 -0.021 MARLINS 71 91 613 678 -0.092 74.669 25 0.085 25 -0.166 25 -0.151 26 0.4768 0.409 -0.185 -0.118 -0.103 BRAVES 67 95 573 760 -0.075 75.873 28 0.024 28 -0.196 30 -0.254 29 0.4714 0.449 -0.253 -0.256 -0.118 PHILLIES 63 99 626 809 -0.075 75.877 30 0.000 30 -0.237 29 -0.250 30 0.4662 0.523 -0.181 -0.319 0.075

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 RANGERS 90 77 770 759 0.072 87.484 6 0.710 5 0.113 8 0.076 6 0.5132 0.487 0.112 0.039 0.212 ASTROS 89 79 753 643 0.062 87.286 8 0.629 8 0.093 3 0.147 8 0.5115 0.433 0.135 0.159 -0.107 ANGELS 85 77 661 675 0.072 84.920 9 0.591 9 0.088 14 0.033 10 0.5098 0.516 0.095 -0.030 -0.290 MARINERS 76 86 656 726 0.070 84.860 18 0.498 18 -0.005 19 -0.000 20 0.4967 0.535 0.079 -0.080 -0.240 ATHLETICS 68 94 694 729 0.073 84.991 23 0.413 23 -0.085 15 0.024 23 0.4862 0.564 0.130 -0.082 -0.113

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 ROYALS 106 72 814 707 0.067 92.793 1 1.009 1 0.211 2 0.165 1 0.5297 0.455 0.173 0.158 -0.015 TWINS 83 79 696 700 0.065 84.523 10 0.541 10 0.064 11 0.055 9 0.5100 0.472 0.077 0.033 0.006 INDIANS 81 80 669 640 0.064 83.832 12 0.524 12 0.048 9 0.074 11 0.5078 0.162 -0.161 0.308 0.397 WHITE SOX 76 86 622 701 0.081 85.545 17 0.500 17 0.001 21 -0.017 16 0.5011 0.450 -0.014 -0.020 -0.210 TIGERS 74 87 689 803 0.083 85.201 19 0.495 19 -0.014 23 -0.055 18 0.4987 0.723 0.206 -0.316 -0.189

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 BLUE JAYS 98 75 943 727 0.066 90.017 2 0.933 2 0.160 1 0.261 3 0.5209 0.734 0.533 -0.012 -0.081 YANKEES 87 76 764 701 0.085 86.132 5 0.715 6 0.113 4 0.116 7 0.5128 0.524 0.185 0.046 0.031 ORIOLES 81 81 713 693 0.089 85.963 11 0.536 11 0.060 6 0.080 14 0.5053 0.315 -0.032 0.192 0.288 RAYS 80 82 644 642 0.087 85.786 13 0.523 13 0.047 7 0.078 15 0.5035 0.244 -0.093 0.248 0.045 RED SOX 78 84 748 753 0.085 85.655 16 0.509 16 0.026 10 0.060 17 0.5006 0.419 0.036 0.085 0.361


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    424 398 0.516    1  0.156
AL WEST    408 413 0.497    2  0.074
AL CENTRAL 420 404 0.510    3  0.058
NL CENTRAL 432 392 0.524    4 -0.037
NL WEST    399 417 0.489    5 -0.090
NL EAST    383 442 0.464    6 -0.175

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.092 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Nov  2 05:30:23 2015
games through: Sun Nov  1 2015

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