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
CUBS         20  6 159  66 -0.088 11.835    1  0.510    1  0.127    1  0.208    1 0.5524  0.424  0.200  0.216 -0.281 P
WHITE SOX    19  9 108  83  0.024 14.231    2  0.466    2  0.109    4  0.090    3 0.5412  0.242 -0.070  0.249 -0.281 P
NATIONALS    19  8 120  70 -0.085 12.472    3  0.438    3  0.096    2  0.109    2 0.5441  0.228 -0.062  0.279 -0.290 P
METS         17  9 120  76 -0.078 12.103    4  0.377    4  0.067    3  0.092    4 0.5340  0.435  0.094  0.090 -0.328 P
PHILLIES     16 12  90 113  0.054 14.740    5  0.325    5  0.055   19 -0.020    5 0.5253  0.282 -0.147  0.107 -0.278 P
RED SOX      16 11 140 118 -0.006 13.410    6  0.323    6  0.052    6  0.058    8 0.5147  0.635  0.244 -0.128  0.276 P
ORIOLES      15 11 113 101  0.030 13.333    7  0.319    7  0.051   11  0.037    6 0.5193  0.494  0.091 -0.017 -0.041 P
MARINERS     16 11 122  93 -0.030 13.159    8  0.311    8  0.046    7  0.058    7 0.5151  0.492  0.110  0.006 -0.321 P
RANGERS      15 13 118 107  0.034 14.398    9  0.284    9  0.030    9  0.043   10 0.5097  0.174 -0.170  0.256  0.509 P
MARLINS      14 12 108 115  0.021 13.313   10  0.278   10  0.026   18 -0.011    9 0.5113  0.584  0.127 -0.149  0.034 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROYALS       14 13  90 103 -0.006 13.542   11  0.259   11  0.012   21 -0.023   12 0.5030  0.128 -0.270  0.225  0.132 P
INDIANS      12 12 103  90  0.047 12.449   12  0.257   12  0.011    8  0.050   11 0.5077  0.394  0.017  0.084  0.087 P
PIRATES      15 13 138 135 -0.056 13.437   13  0.254   13  0.009   16 -0.006   13 0.5025  0.485  0.040 -0.052 -0.239 P
BLUE JAYS    14 15 113 109  0.066 15.302   14  0.252   14  0.008   10  0.043   14 0.5017  0.175 -0.169  0.255  0.332 P
TIGERS       14 12 118 109 -0.081 12.214   15  0.250   15  0.006   15 -0.004   16 0.4992  0.488  0.045 -0.053  0.169 P
RAYS         12 14  90 100  0.091 14.037   16  0.244   16  0.002   12  0.005   18 0.4966  0.327 -0.085  0.095 -0.177 P
CARDINALS    14 14 158 117 -0.031 13.562   17  0.234   17 -0.006    5  0.062   15 0.4996  0.818  0.433 -0.309 -0.287 P
GIANTS       15 14 146 136 -0.086 13.549   18  0.231   18 -0.009   14 -0.003   19 0.4953  0.617  0.166 -0.173 -0.008 P
ANGELS       13 15 105 115  0.035 14.501   19  0.227   19 -0.011   17 -0.010   17 0.4970  0.347 -0.083  0.064  0.098 P
DODGERS      14 14 121 110 -0.108 12.837   20  0.211   21 -0.023   13 -0.002   22 0.4875  0.614  0.164 -0.169 -0.764 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROCKIES      13 14 138 146 -0.051 13.046   21  0.210   20 -0.020   20 -0.022   23 0.4875  0.382 -0.065  0.022  0.782 P
ATHLETICS    13 16 104 121  0.016 14.815   22  0.205   22 -0.024   22 -0.027   21 0.4889  0.404 -0.052 -0.002 -0.121 P
REDS         11 17 107 161  0.156 16.049   23  0.204   23 -0.024   25 -0.081   20 0.4909  0.747  0.216 -0.379  0.009 P
DIAMONDBACKS 12 17 130 155  0.049 15.228   24  0.185   24 -0.037   23 -0.033   24 0.4790  0.330 -0.120  0.055  0.560 P
BREWERS      11 16 119 158 -0.052 13.219   25  0.144   25 -0.061   30 -0.120   25 0.4727  0.750  0.181 -0.421  0.162 P
YANKEES       9 16  89 116  0.028 12.954   26  0.138   26 -0.064   24 -0.072   27 0.4680  0.141 -0.309  0.166  0.371 P
PADRES       11 17 103 130 -0.029 13.844   27  0.133   27 -0.067   28 -0.093   26 0.4697  0.445 -0.082 -0.104 -0.121 P
BRAVES        7 20  83 137  0.199 15.896   28  0.085   28 -0.089   26 -0.082   28 0.4647  0.333 -0.167  0.003  0.059 P
ASTROS       10 18 116 138 -0.080 13.299   29  0.069   29 -0.098   27 -0.085   29 0.4585  0.551  0.022 -0.192  0.021 P
TWINS         8 20  99 140 -0.020 14.060   30  0.000   30 -0.125   29 -0.114   30 0.4524  0.496 -0.057 -0.170 -0.073 P

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 15 14 146 136 -0.086 13.549 18 0.231 18 -0.009 14 -0.003 19 0.4953 0.617 0.166 -0.173 -0.008 P DODGERS 14 14 121 110 -0.108 12.837 20 0.211 21 -0.023 13 -0.002 22 0.4875 0.614 0.164 -0.169 -0.764 P ROCKIES 13 14 138 146 -0.051 13.046 21 0.210 20 -0.020 20 -0.022 23 0.4875 0.382 -0.065 0.022 0.782 P DIAMONDBACKS 12 17 130 155 0.049 15.228 24 0.185 24 -0.037 23 -0.033 24 0.4790 0.330 -0.120 0.055 0.560 P PADRES 11 17 103 130 -0.029 13.844 27 0.133 27 -0.067 28 -0.093 26 0.4697 0.445 -0.082 -0.104 -0.121 P

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 20 6 159 66 -0.088 11.835 1 0.510 1 0.127 1 0.208 1 0.5524 0.424 0.200 0.216 -0.281 P PIRATES 15 13 138 135 -0.056 13.437 13 0.254 13 0.009 16 -0.006 13 0.5025 0.485 0.040 -0.052 -0.239 P CARDINALS 14 14 158 117 -0.031 13.562 17 0.234 17 -0.006 5 0.062 15 0.4996 0.818 0.433 -0.309 -0.287 P REDS 11 17 107 161 0.156 16.049 23 0.204 23 -0.024 25 -0.081 20 0.4909 0.747 0.216 -0.379 0.009 P BREWERS 11 16 119 158 -0.052 13.219 25 0.144 25 -0.061 30 -0.120 25 0.4727 0.750 0.181 -0.421 0.162 P

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 19 8 120 70 -0.085 12.472 3 0.438 3 0.096 2 0.109 2 0.5441 0.228 -0.062 0.279 -0.290 P METS 17 9 120 76 -0.078 12.103 4 0.377 4 0.067 3 0.092 4 0.5340 0.435 0.094 0.090 -0.328 P PHILLIES 16 12 90 113 0.054 14.740 5 0.325 5 0.055 19 -0.020 5 0.5253 0.282 -0.147 0.107 -0.278 P MARLINS 14 12 108 115 0.021 13.313 10 0.278 10 0.026 18 -0.011 9 0.5113 0.584 0.127 -0.149 0.034 P BRAVES 7 20 83 137 0.199 15.896 28 0.085 28 -0.089 26 -0.082 28 0.4647 0.333 -0.167 0.003 0.059 P

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 MARINERS 16 11 122 93 -0.030 13.159 8 0.311 8 0.046 7 0.058 7 0.5151 0.492 0.110 0.006 -0.321 P RANGERS 15 13 118 107 0.034 14.398 9 0.284 9 0.030 9 0.043 10 0.5097 0.174 -0.170 0.256 0.509 P ANGELS 13 15 105 115 0.035 14.501 19 0.227 19 -0.011 17 -0.010 17 0.4970 0.347 -0.083 0.064 0.098 P ATHLETICS 13 16 104 121 0.016 14.815 22 0.205 22 -0.024 22 -0.027 21 0.4889 0.404 -0.052 -0.002 -0.121 P ASTROS 10 18 116 138 -0.080 13.299 29 0.069 29 -0.098 27 -0.085 29 0.4585 0.551 0.022 -0.192 0.021 P

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 WHITE SOX 19 9 108 83 0.024 14.231 2 0.466 2 0.109 4 0.090 3 0.5412 0.242 -0.070 0.249 -0.281 P ROYALS 14 13 90 103 -0.006 13.542 11 0.259 11 0.012 21 -0.023 12 0.5030 0.128 -0.270 0.225 0.132 P INDIANS 12 12 103 90 0.047 12.449 12 0.257 12 0.011 8 0.050 11 0.5077 0.394 0.017 0.084 0.087 P TIGERS 14 12 118 109 -0.081 12.214 15 0.250 15 0.006 15 -0.004 16 0.4992 0.488 0.045 -0.053 0.169 P TWINS 8 20 99 140 -0.020 14.060 30 0.000 30 -0.125 29 -0.114 30 0.4524 0.496 -0.057 -0.170 -0.073 P

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 16 11 140 118 -0.006 13.410 6 0.323 6 0.052 6 0.058 8 0.5147 0.635 0.244 -0.128 0.276 P ORIOLES 15 11 113 101 0.030 13.333 7 0.319 7 0.051 11 0.037 6 0.5193 0.494 0.091 -0.017 -0.041 P BLUE JAYS 14 15 113 109 0.066 15.302 14 0.252 14 0.008 10 0.043 14 0.5017 0.175 -0.169 0.255 0.332 P RAYS 12 14 90 100 0.091 14.037 16 0.244 16 0.002 12 0.005 18 0.4966 0.327 -0.085 0.095 -0.177 P YANKEES 9 16 89 116 0.028 12.954 26 0.138 26 -0.064 24 -0.072 27 0.4680 0.141 -0.309 0.166 0.371 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL EAST    73 61 0.545    1  0.051
AL EAST    66 67 0.496    2  0.037
NL CENTRAL 71 66 0.518    3  0.032
AL CENTRAL 67 66 0.504    4 -0.002
AL WEST    67 73 0.479    5 -0.015
NL WEST    65 76 0.461    6 -0.093

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.002 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.004 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu May  5 05:30:10 2016
games through: Wed May  4 2016

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