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
ORIOLES      57 40 471 431  0.040 49.795    1  0.736    1  0.134    7  0.093    1 0.5255  0.540  0.135  0.051  0.102
RANGERS      57 42 473 469  0.053 51.392    2  0.699    2  0.125   12  0.053    2 0.5240  0.502  0.060  0.046  0.273
CUBS         59 38 494 344 -0.062 45.642    3  0.654    3  0.109    1  0.182    5 0.5189  0.651  0.330  0.034 -0.466
RED SOX      55 41 547 461  0.024 48.590    4  0.646    4  0.106    2  0.143    3 0.5212  0.729  0.368 -0.082  0.217
INDIANS      56 41 478 391 -0.005 47.991    5  0.619    5  0.098    3  0.133    4 0.5210  0.297 -0.037  0.302  0.452
GIANTS       58 40 447 391 -0.051 46.764    6  0.602    6  0.092   11  0.059    7 0.5150  0.351 -0.066  0.184 -0.006
BLUE JAYS    55 44 486 409  0.024 50.141    7  0.586    7  0.085    4  0.132    6 0.5187  0.384  0.035  0.230  0.212
NATIONALS    58 41 461 352 -0.059 46.809    8  0.578    8  0.082    5  0.123    8 0.5148  0.548  0.172  0.073 -0.309
DODGERS      56 44 435 371 -0.024 48.770    9  0.544    9  0.067    8  0.078   10 0.5096  0.468  0.054  0.102 -0.442
ASTROS       54 44 452 393 -0.000 48.746   10  0.543   10  0.066    9  0.077    9 0.5139  0.494  0.077  0.078 -0.286
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MARINERS     50 48 467 421  0.030 49.950   11  0.500   12  0.029   10  0.066   11 0.5081  0.516  0.086  0.046 -0.033
YANKEES      50 48 403 428  0.034 50.228   12  0.499   11  0.030   18 -0.020   13 0.5074  0.305 -0.183  0.143  0.078
TIGERS       51 48 457 464  0.019 50.089   13  0.498   13  0.029   13  0.001   12 0.5076  0.580  0.081 -0.078  0.064
METS         52 45 362 344 -0.035 46.982   14  0.497   14  0.028   15 -0.005   14 0.5045  0.168 -0.277  0.266  0.007
CARDINALS    52 46 504 409 -0.031 47.471   15  0.494   15  0.025    6  0.107   17 0.5024  0.736  0.339 -0.125 -0.266
PIRATES      51 47 451 454 -0.005 48.621   16  0.484   16  0.023   16 -0.007   19 0.5014  0.455 -0.042  0.029  0.120
MARLINS      53 45 409 404 -0.059 46.543   17  0.482   17  0.022   20 -0.023   18 0.5024  0.627  0.101 -0.148 -0.374
ROYALS       48 49 386 421  0.044 50.107   18  0.478   18  0.016   19 -0.020   15 0.5043  0.232 -0.242  0.202  0.322
WHITE SOX    48 50 398 423  0.034 50.180   19  0.471   19  0.005   14 -0.003   16 0.5025  0.321 -0.153  0.147  0.081
ROCKIES      47 51 506 511 -0.048 47.039   20  0.424   20 -0.051   21 -0.039   22 0.4889  0.418 -0.107  0.029  0.821
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ATHLETICS    45 54 404 477  0.013 49.954   21  0.421   21 -0.053   24 -0.092   20 0.4912  0.650  0.055 -0.239 -0.245
ANGELS       43 55 449 461  0.030 50.034   22  0.416   22 -0.064   17 -0.007   21 0.4904  0.624  0.115 -0.129 -0.043
PADRES       43 56 437 486  0.007 49.712   23  0.377   23 -0.081   23 -0.070   23 0.4833  0.564 -0.006 -0.134  0.093
PHILLIES     45 55 357 454 -0.034 48.752   24  0.369   24 -0.083   28 -0.146   24 0.4828  0.524 -0.119 -0.173 -0.422
BREWERS      41 55 382 450 -0.010 47.637   25  0.330   25 -0.099   27 -0.120   26 0.4792  0.525 -0.091 -0.148 -0.106
DIAMONDBACKS 41 57 434 510  0.002 49.064   26  0.313   26 -0.104   25 -0.099   27 0.4784  0.461 -0.129 -0.069  0.329
RAYS         38 60 390 448  0.057 51.175   27  0.277   27 -0.116   22 -0.068   25 0.4798  0.409 -0.144  0.007 -0.107
TWINS        37 61 435 516  0.033 50.260   28  0.179   28 -0.141   26 -0.109   28 0.4762  0.614  0.003 -0.221  0.099
REDS         38 60 421 565 -0.005 49.041   29  0.156   29 -0.148   29 -0.196   29 0.4697  0.825  0.129 -0.521 -0.178
BRAVES       33 66 335 473 -0.016 49.039   30  0.000   30 -0.225   30 -0.214   30 0.4579  0.306 -0.376 -0.052  0.010

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 GIANTS 58 40 447 391 -0.051 46.764 6 0.602 6 0.092 11 0.059 7 0.5150 0.351 -0.066 0.184 -0.006 DODGERS 56 44 435 371 -0.024 48.770 9 0.544 9 0.067 8 0.078 10 0.5096 0.468 0.054 0.102 -0.442 ROCKIES 47 51 506 511 -0.048 47.039 20 0.424 20 -0.051 21 -0.039 22 0.4889 0.418 -0.107 0.029 0.821 PADRES 43 56 437 486 0.007 49.712 23 0.377 23 -0.081 23 -0.070 23 0.4833 0.564 -0.006 -0.134 0.093 DIAMONDBACKS 41 57 434 510 0.002 49.064 26 0.313 26 -0.104 25 -0.099 27 0.4784 0.461 -0.129 -0.069 0.329

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 59 38 494 344 -0.062 45.642 3 0.654 3 0.109 1 0.182 5 0.5189 0.651 0.330 0.034 -0.466 CARDINALS 52 46 504 409 -0.031 47.471 15 0.494 15 0.025 6 0.107 17 0.5024 0.736 0.339 -0.125 -0.266 PIRATES 51 47 451 454 -0.005 48.621 16 0.484 16 0.023 16 -0.007 19 0.5014 0.455 -0.042 0.029 0.120 BREWERS 41 55 382 450 -0.010 47.637 25 0.330 25 -0.099 27 -0.120 26 0.4792 0.525 -0.091 -0.148 -0.106 REDS 38 60 421 565 -0.005 49.041 29 0.156 29 -0.148 29 -0.196 29 0.4697 0.825 0.129 -0.521 -0.178

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 58 41 461 352 -0.059 46.809 8 0.578 8 0.082 5 0.123 8 0.5148 0.548 0.172 0.073 -0.309 METS 52 45 362 344 -0.035 46.982 14 0.497 14 0.028 15 -0.005 14 0.5045 0.168 -0.277 0.266 0.007 MARLINS 53 45 409 404 -0.059 46.543 17 0.482 17 0.022 20 -0.023 18 0.5024 0.627 0.101 -0.148 -0.374 PHILLIES 45 55 357 454 -0.034 48.752 24 0.369 24 -0.083 28 -0.146 24 0.4828 0.524 -0.119 -0.173 -0.422 BRAVES 33 66 335 473 -0.016 49.039 30 0.000 30 -0.225 30 -0.214 30 0.4579 0.306 -0.376 -0.052 0.010

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 57 42 473 469 0.053 51.392 2 0.699 2 0.125 12 0.053 2 0.5240 0.502 0.060 0.046 0.273 ASTROS 54 44 452 393 -0.000 48.746 10 0.543 10 0.066 9 0.077 9 0.5139 0.494 0.077 0.078 -0.286 MARINERS 50 48 467 421 0.030 49.950 11 0.500 12 0.029 10 0.066 11 0.5081 0.516 0.086 0.046 -0.033 ATHLETICS 45 54 404 477 0.013 49.954 21 0.421 21 -0.053 24 -0.092 20 0.4912 0.650 0.055 -0.239 -0.245 ANGELS 43 55 449 461 0.030 50.034 22 0.416 22 -0.064 17 -0.007 21 0.4904 0.624 0.115 -0.129 -0.043

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 56 41 478 391 -0.005 47.991 5 0.619 5 0.098 3 0.133 4 0.5210 0.297 -0.037 0.302 0.452 TIGERS 51 48 457 464 0.019 50.089 13 0.498 13 0.029 13 0.001 12 0.5076 0.580 0.081 -0.078 0.064 ROYALS 48 49 386 421 0.044 50.107 18 0.478 18 0.016 19 -0.020 15 0.5043 0.232 -0.242 0.202 0.322 WHITE SOX 48 50 398 423 0.034 50.180 19 0.471 19 0.005 14 -0.003 16 0.5025 0.321 -0.153 0.147 0.081 TWINS 37 61 435 516 0.033 50.260 28 0.179 28 -0.141 26 -0.109 28 0.4762 0.614 0.003 -0.221 0.099

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 ORIOLES 57 40 471 431 0.040 49.795 1 0.736 1 0.134 7 0.093 1 0.5255 0.540 0.135 0.051 0.102 RED SOX 55 41 547 461 0.024 48.590 4 0.646 4 0.106 2 0.143 3 0.5212 0.729 0.368 -0.082 0.217 BLUE JAYS 55 44 486 409 0.024 50.141 7 0.586 7 0.085 4 0.132 6 0.5187 0.384 0.035 0.230 0.212 YANKEES 50 48 403 428 0.034 50.228 12 0.499 11 0.030 18 -0.020 13 0.5074 0.305 -0.183 0.143 0.078 RAYS 38 60 390 448 0.057 51.175 27 0.277 27 -0.116 22 -0.068 25 0.4798 0.409 -0.144 0.007 -0.107


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    255 233 0.523    1  0.090
AL WEST    249 243 0.506    2  0.031
AL CENTRAL 240 249 0.491    3  0.000
NL CENTRAL 241 246 0.495    4 -0.011
NL WEST    245 248 0.497    5 -0.023
NL EAST    241 252 0.489    6 -0.085

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.054 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: Mon Jul 25 05:30:16 2016
games through: Sun Jul 24 2016

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