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
BREWERS      15  6  86  68  0.064 10.885    1  0.128    1  0.058    4  0.038    1 0.5543  0.548  0.164 -0.087 -0.765 P
BRAVES       13  7  76  52  0.104 10.667    2  0.116    2  0.045    1  0.051    2 0.5504 -0.125 -0.351  0.454  0.200 P
ATHLETICS    13  7  94  64 -0.039  9.472    3  0.105    3  0.032    2  0.047    3 0.5226  0.115 -0.189  0.282  0.028 P
CARDINALS    12  9  77  65  0.137 11.499    4  0.104    4  0.031    3  0.041    4 0.5224  0.094 -0.211  0.292  0.554 P
RANGERS      13  8  91  95 -0.051  9.972    5  0.101    5  0.025   13  0.003    5 0.5216  0.480  0.066 -0.061  0.073 P
YANKEES      12  8  84  87 -0.032  9.641    6  0.098    7  0.022   12  0.008    7 0.5203  0.634  0.215 -0.199 -0.230 P
NATIONALS    11 10  90  92  0.170 11.843    7  0.097    6  0.022    7  0.024    6 0.5207  0.889  0.492 -0.444 -0.474 P
TIGERS       10  7  71  70 -0.061  8.006    8  0.094    8  0.014   17 -0.001    8 0.5139  0.496  0.076 -0.078 -0.172 P
BLUE JAYS    11  9  87  77 -0.014  9.761    9  0.091    9  0.011    8  0.019    9 0.5121  0.210 -0.145  0.182  0.225 P
METS         10 10  79  87  0.089 10.665   10  0.090   10  0.009   16  0.000   12 0.5053  0.279 -0.109  0.109 -0.055 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PHILLIES     10 10  85  98  0.066 10.486   11  0.089   11  0.006   22 -0.008   10 0.5092  0.628  0.194 -0.209  0.028 P
RAYS         10 10  82  77  0.045 10.274   12  0.088   12  0.006   10  0.011   11 0.5081  0.236 -0.132  0.154  0.300 P
ROYALS       10  9  71  71 -0.048  9.058   13  0.086   13  0.002   19 -0.006   14 0.5017  0.077 -0.270  0.259 -0.071 P
ANGELS       10 10 108  88 -0.005  9.809   14  0.085   14  0.000    6  0.030   16 0.4971  0.663  0.265 -0.205  0.376 P
ORIOLES       9 10  81  86  0.031  9.677   15  0.084   15 -0.003   18 -0.002   13 0.5031  0.871  0.446 -0.451 -0.586 P
MARLINS      10 11  97  85  0.034 10.670   16  0.083   17 -0.004    9  0.018   18 0.4969  0.364 -0.021  0.056  0.234 P
ROCKIES      12 10 116  96 -0.138  9.636   17  0.082   16 -0.004   11  0.009   20 0.4938  0.610  0.193 -0.175  0.180 P
TWINS         9 10 101  98  0.035  9.698   18  0.081   18 -0.004   15  0.001   17 0.4971  0.875  0.454 -0.452  0.137 P
REDS          9 11  83  69  0.076 10.471   19  0.080   19 -0.004    5  0.035   22 0.4908  0.347 -0.018  0.088 -0.053 P
WHITE SOX    10 11 115 115 -0.018 10.279   20  0.078   20 -0.008   21 -0.007   19 0.4962  0.927  0.502 -0.515 -0.138 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PIRATES       9 12  87  88  0.102 11.306   21  0.077   21 -0.008   14  0.002   24 0.4904  0.740  0.314 -0.310 -0.271 P
INDIANS       9 11  83  95  0.017 10.108   22  0.076   22 -0.010   24 -0.016   21 0.4918  0.629  0.186 -0.218 -0.025 P
PADRES       10 11  58  65 -0.049 10.045   23  0.075   23 -0.011   25 -0.019   23 0.4904 -0.080 -0.392  0.354 -0.165 P
RED SOX       9 12  79  91  0.027 10.671   24  0.074   24 -0.013   20 -0.006   15 0.4998 -0.024 -0.342  0.329  0.447 P
DODGERS      10  9  73  70 -0.299  7.213   25  0.071   25 -0.020   27 -0.031   25 0.4793  0.156 -0.236  0.175  0.106 P
GIANTS       11 10  81  79 -0.265  8.289   26  0.070   26 -0.020   28 -0.038   26 0.4758  0.287 -0.140  0.064 -0.271 P
MARINERS      7 13  71  80  0.129 11.024   27  0.067   27 -0.023   23 -0.011   27 0.4736  0.259 -0.136  0.114 -0.198 P
CUBS          7 12  72  79 -0.015  9.405   28  0.062   28 -0.030   26 -0.024   29 0.4640 -0.041 -0.372  0.323  0.403 P
ASTROS        7 14  64  97  0.072 11.171   29  0.059   29 -0.035   29 -0.051   28 0.4678  0.313 -0.132  0.030 -0.038 P
DIAMONDBACKS  5 16  75 133 -0.160  9.313   30  0.000   30 -0.078   30 -0.112   30 0.4254  0.767  0.227 -0.451  0.213 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 ROCKIES 12 10 116 96 -0.138 9.636 17 0.082 16 -0.004 11 0.009 20 0.4938 0.610 0.193 -0.175 0.180 P PADRES 10 11 58 65 -0.049 10.045 23 0.075 23 -0.011 25 -0.019 23 0.4904 -0.080 -0.392 0.354 -0.165 P DODGERS 10 9 73 70 -0.299 7.213 25 0.071 25 -0.020 27 -0.031 25 0.4793 0.156 -0.236 0.175 0.106 P GIANTS 11 10 81 79 -0.265 8.289 26 0.070 26 -0.020 28 -0.038 26 0.4758 0.287 -0.140 0.064 -0.271 P DIAMONDBACKS 5 16 75 133 -0.160 9.313 30 0.000 30 -0.078 30 -0.112 30 0.4254 0.767 0.227 -0.451 0.213 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 BREWERS 15 6 86 68 0.064 10.885 1 0.128 1 0.058 4 0.038 1 0.5543 0.548 0.164 -0.087 -0.765 P CARDINALS 12 9 77 65 0.137 11.499 4 0.104 4 0.031 3 0.041 4 0.5224 0.094 -0.211 0.292 0.554 P REDS 9 11 83 69 0.076 10.471 19 0.080 19 -0.004 5 0.035 22 0.4908 0.347 -0.018 0.088 -0.053 P PIRATES 9 12 87 88 0.102 11.306 21 0.077 21 -0.008 14 0.002 24 0.4904 0.740 0.314 -0.310 -0.271 P CUBS 7 12 72 79 -0.015 9.405 28 0.062 28 -0.030 26 -0.024 29 0.4640 -0.041 -0.372 0.323 0.403 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 BRAVES 13 7 76 52 0.104 10.667 2 0.116 2 0.045 1 0.051 2 0.5504 -0.125 -0.351 0.454 0.200 P NATIONALS 11 10 90 92 0.170 11.843 7 0.097 6 0.022 7 0.024 6 0.5207 0.889 0.492 -0.444 -0.474 P METS 10 10 79 87 0.089 10.665 10 0.090 10 0.009 16 0.000 12 0.5053 0.279 -0.109 0.109 -0.055 P PHILLIES 10 10 85 98 0.066 10.486 11 0.089 11 0.006 22 -0.008 10 0.5092 0.628 0.194 -0.209 0.028 P MARLINS 10 11 97 85 0.034 10.670 16 0.083 17 -0.004 9 0.018 18 0.4969 0.364 -0.021 0.056 0.234 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 ATHLETICS 13 7 94 64 -0.039 9.472 3 0.105 3 0.032 2 0.047 3 0.5226 0.115 -0.189 0.282 0.028 P RANGERS 13 8 91 95 -0.051 9.972 5 0.101 5 0.025 13 0.003 5 0.5216 0.480 0.066 -0.061 0.073 P ANGELS 10 10 108 88 -0.005 9.809 14 0.085 14 0.000 6 0.030 16 0.4971 0.663 0.265 -0.205 0.376 P MARINERS 7 13 71 80 0.129 11.024 27 0.067 27 -0.023 23 -0.011 27 0.4736 0.259 -0.136 0.114 -0.198 P ASTROS 7 14 64 97 0.072 11.171 29 0.059 29 -0.035 29 -0.051 28 0.4678 0.313 -0.132 0.030 -0.038 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 TIGERS 10 7 71 70 -0.061 8.006 8 0.094 8 0.014 17 -0.001 8 0.5139 0.496 0.076 -0.078 -0.172 P ROYALS 10 9 71 71 -0.048 9.058 13 0.086 13 0.002 19 -0.006 14 0.5017 0.077 -0.270 0.259 -0.071 P TWINS 9 10 101 98 0.035 9.698 18 0.081 18 -0.004 15 0.001 17 0.4971 0.875 0.454 -0.452 0.137 P WHITE SOX 10 11 115 115 -0.018 10.279 20 0.078 20 -0.008 21 -0.007 19 0.4962 0.927 0.502 -0.515 -0.138 P INDIANS 9 11 83 95 0.017 10.108 22 0.076 22 -0.010 24 -0.016 21 0.4918 0.629 0.186 -0.218 -0.025 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 YANKEES 12 8 84 87 -0.032 9.641 6 0.098 7 0.022 12 0.008 7 0.5203 0.634 0.215 -0.199 -0.230 P BLUE JAYS 11 9 87 77 -0.014 9.761 9 0.091 9 0.011 8 0.019 9 0.5121 0.210 -0.145 0.182 0.225 P RAYS 10 10 82 77 0.045 10.274 12 0.088 12 0.006 10 0.011 11 0.5081 0.236 -0.132 0.154 0.300 P ORIOLES 9 10 81 86 0.031 9.677 15 0.084 15 -0.003 18 -0.002 13 0.5031 0.871 0.446 -0.451 -0.586 P RED SOX 9 12 79 91 0.027 10.671 24 0.074 24 -0.013 20 -0.006 15 0.4998 -0.024 -0.342 0.329 0.447 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL CENTRAL 52 50 0.510    1  0.108
NL EAST    54 48 0.529    2  0.102
AL EAST    51 49 0.510    3  0.034
AL WEST    50 52 0.490    4  0.022
AL CENTRAL 48 48 0.500    5 -0.035
NL WEST    48 56 0.462    6 -0.227

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.071 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.007 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Apr 23 05:30:11 2014
games through: Tue Apr 22 2014

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