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
ANGELS       75 50 586 491  0.029 64.066    1  0.421    1  0.117    2  0.114    1 0.5272  0.579  0.272 -0.043 -0.209
ATHLETICS    73 52 599 443  0.029 64.048    2  0.365    3  0.101    1  0.163    3 0.5240  0.445  0.198  0.127 -0.012
ORIOLES      73 52 540 475  0.039 64.609    3  0.364    2  0.104    4  0.088    2 0.5258  0.489  0.163  0.014 -0.248
ROYALS       69 56 512 484  0.037 64.551    4  0.272    4  0.070    6  0.053    4 0.5170  0.309 -0.027  0.133  0.029
NATIONALS    72 53 527 426 -0.050 60.163    5  0.261    5  0.059    5  0.082    6 0.5131  0.277 -0.024  0.189 -0.029
MARINERS     67 58 493 398  0.034 64.273    6  0.254    7  0.052    3  0.099    7 0.5124  0.223 -0.051  0.248 -0.195
TIGERS       67 57 566 526  0.027 63.534    7  0.253    6  0.053    7  0.052    5 0.5133  0.419  0.065  0.039  0.249
CARDINALS    69 56 475 476 -0.023 61.592    8  0.248    8  0.044   14  0.007    8 0.5101  0.255 -0.118  0.131  0.143
BREWERS      70 56 545 501 -0.045 60.961    9  0.246    9  0.039   12  0.023   10 0.5085  0.473  0.084 -0.038 -0.021
DODGERS      70 57 514 468 -0.052 61.077   10  0.244   10  0.032   10  0.032   12 0.5066  0.338 -0.024  0.088 -0.076
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    65 61 561 550  0.035 64.972   11  0.243   11  0.031    9  0.032    9 0.5092  0.540  0.154 -0.089  0.080
YANKEES      64 60 487 524  0.034 63.949   12  0.242   12  0.030   16 -0.008   11 0.5077  0.501  0.078 -0.094 -0.237
INDIANS      64 61 543 524  0.025 63.963   13  0.241   13  0.023   11  0.027   13 0.5063  0.476  0.090 -0.036 -0.050
BRAVES       67 60 491 460 -0.031 62.172   14  0.240   14  0.016   13  0.014   15 0.5023  0.313 -0.063  0.090 -0.112
RAYS         62 64 495 476  0.032 64.844   15  0.238   15  0.006    8  0.036   14 0.5032  0.240 -0.101  0.172  0.033
GIANTS       66 60 487 459 -0.052 60.650   16  0.237   16  0.003   15 -0.006   17 0.4993  0.246 -0.138  0.125 -0.018
PIRATES      65 62 532 537 -0.027 62.423   17  0.236   17  0.001   18 -0.022   16 0.5000  0.463  0.030 -0.074  0.054
MARLINS      62 63 498 533 -0.034 61.111   18  0.234   18 -0.019   24 -0.049   19 0.4937  0.497  0.033 -0.132 -0.027
WHITE SOX    59 67 535 600  0.024 64.568   19  0.233   19 -0.023   23 -0.047   18 0.4951  0.509  0.046 -0.140  0.156
PADRES       59 66 418 422 -0.034 61.106   20  0.227   20 -0.043   21 -0.036   24 0.4886  0.112 -0.271  0.199 -0.165
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
REDS         60 67 485 481 -0.039 61.821   21  0.226   22 -0.044   17 -0.013   22 0.4899  0.309 -0.093  0.067 -0.048
TWINS        56 70 528 575  0.033 64.980   22  0.225   21 -0.044   19 -0.029   20 0.4907  0.470  0.029 -0.087  0.138
METS         59 68 479 492 -0.023 62.641   23  0.224   23 -0.046   20 -0.032   23 0.4889  0.372 -0.060 -0.004 -0.195
RED SOX      55 71 476 545  0.045 65.595   24  0.223   24 -0.047   22 -0.046   21 0.4905  0.323 -0.114  0.023  0.052
ASTROS       54 73 510 597  0.061 66.992   25  0.220   25 -0.053   25 -0.059   25 0.4879  0.575  0.095 -0.214 -0.072
PHILLIES     56 70 487 559 -0.020 62.390   26  0.208   26 -0.066   27 -0.083   26 0.4832  0.539  0.037 -0.204 -0.206
CUBS         56 71 480 532 -0.038 61.931   27  0.193   27 -0.077   26 -0.074   27 0.4817  0.419 -0.061 -0.087 -0.098
RANGERS      49 76 499 628  0.057 65.763   28  0.165   28 -0.088   28 -0.087   28 0.4790  0.534  0.029 -0.204  0.136
DIAMONDBACKS 53 72 487 583 -0.032 61.265   29  0.150   29 -0.093   30 -0.123   29 0.4769  0.355 -0.165 -0.081  0.326
ROCKIES      49 76 585 655 -0.040 60.870   30  0.000   30 -0.129   29 -0.099   30 0.4688  0.525  0.009 -0.207  0.619

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 70 57 514 468 -0.052 61.077 10 0.244 10 0.032 10 0.032 12 0.5066 0.338 -0.024 0.088 -0.076 GIANTS 66 60 487 459 -0.052 60.650 16 0.237 16 0.003 15 -0.006 17 0.4993 0.246 -0.138 0.125 -0.018 PADRES 59 66 418 422 -0.034 61.106 20 0.227 20 -0.043 21 -0.036 24 0.4886 0.112 -0.271 0.199 -0.165 DIAMONDBACKS 53 72 487 583 -0.032 61.265 29 0.150 29 -0.093 30 -0.123 29 0.4769 0.355 -0.165 -0.081 0.326 ROCKIES 49 76 585 655 -0.040 60.870 30 0.000 30 -0.129 29 -0.099 30 0.4688 0.525 0.009 -0.207 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 69 56 475 476 -0.023 61.592 8 0.248 8 0.044 14 0.007 8 0.5101 0.255 -0.118 0.131 0.143 BREWERS 70 56 545 501 -0.045 60.961 9 0.246 9 0.039 12 0.023 10 0.5085 0.473 0.084 -0.038 -0.021 PIRATES 65 62 532 537 -0.027 62.423 17 0.236 17 0.001 18 -0.022 16 0.5000 0.463 0.030 -0.074 0.054 REDS 60 67 485 481 -0.039 61.821 21 0.226 22 -0.044 17 -0.013 22 0.4899 0.309 -0.093 0.067 -0.048 CUBS 56 71 480 532 -0.038 61.931 27 0.193 27 -0.077 26 -0.074 27 0.4817 0.419 -0.061 -0.087 -0.098

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 72 53 527 426 -0.050 60.163 5 0.261 5 0.059 5 0.082 6 0.5131 0.277 -0.024 0.189 -0.029 BRAVES 67 60 491 460 -0.031 62.172 14 0.240 14 0.016 13 0.014 15 0.5023 0.313 -0.063 0.090 -0.112 MARLINS 62 63 498 533 -0.034 61.111 18 0.234 18 -0.019 24 -0.049 19 0.4937 0.497 0.033 -0.132 -0.027 METS 59 68 479 492 -0.023 62.641 23 0.224 23 -0.046 20 -0.032 23 0.4889 0.372 -0.060 -0.004 -0.195 PHILLIES 56 70 487 559 -0.020 62.390 26 0.208 26 -0.066 27 -0.083 26 0.4832 0.539 0.037 -0.204 -0.206

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 ANGELS 75 50 586 491 0.029 64.066 1 0.421 1 0.117 2 0.114 1 0.5272 0.579 0.272 -0.043 -0.209 ATHLETICS 73 52 599 443 0.029 64.048 2 0.365 3 0.101 1 0.163 3 0.5240 0.445 0.198 0.127 -0.012 MARINERS 67 58 493 398 0.034 64.273 6 0.254 7 0.052 3 0.099 7 0.5124 0.223 -0.051 0.248 -0.195 ASTROS 54 73 510 597 0.061 66.992 25 0.220 25 -0.053 25 -0.059 25 0.4879 0.575 0.095 -0.214 -0.072 RANGERS 49 76 499 628 0.057 65.763 28 0.165 28 -0.088 28 -0.087 28 0.4790 0.534 0.029 -0.204 0.136

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 69 56 512 484 0.037 64.551 4 0.272 4 0.070 6 0.053 4 0.5170 0.309 -0.027 0.133 0.029 TIGERS 67 57 566 526 0.027 63.534 7 0.253 6 0.053 7 0.052 5 0.5133 0.419 0.065 0.039 0.249 INDIANS 64 61 543 524 0.025 63.963 13 0.241 13 0.023 11 0.027 13 0.5063 0.476 0.090 -0.036 -0.050 WHITE SOX 59 67 535 600 0.024 64.568 19 0.233 19 -0.023 23 -0.047 18 0.4951 0.509 0.046 -0.140 0.156 TWINS 56 70 528 575 0.033 64.980 22 0.225 21 -0.044 19 -0.029 20 0.4907 0.470 0.029 -0.087 0.138

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 73 52 540 475 0.039 64.609 3 0.364 2 0.104 4 0.088 2 0.5258 0.489 0.163 0.014 -0.248 BLUE JAYS 65 61 561 550 0.035 64.972 11 0.243 11 0.031 9 0.032 9 0.5092 0.540 0.154 -0.089 0.080 YANKEES 64 60 487 524 0.034 63.949 12 0.242 12 0.030 16 -0.008 11 0.5077 0.501 0.078 -0.094 -0.237 RAYS 62 64 495 476 0.032 64.844 15 0.238 15 0.006 8 0.036 14 0.5032 0.240 -0.101 0.172 0.033 RED SOX 55 71 476 545 0.045 65.595 24 0.223 24 -0.047 22 -0.046 21 0.4905 0.323 -0.114 0.023 0.052


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    318 309 0.507    1  0.088
AL EAST    319 308 0.509    2  0.039
AL CENTRAL 315 311 0.503    3  0.021
NL EAST    316 314 0.502    4 -0.027
NL CENTRAL 320 312 0.506    5 -0.031
NL WEST    297 331 0.473    6 -0.090

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.046 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.006 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Aug 22 05:30:10 2014
games through: Thu Aug 21 2014

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