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       93 57 733 582  0.036 77.456    1  0.841    1  0.172    1  0.171    1 0.5319  0.622  0.372 -0.029 -0.231
ORIOLES      91 60 663 554  0.030 77.679    2  0.754    2  0.146    3  0.129    2 0.5286  0.453  0.173  0.085 -0.153
ATHLETICS    82 67 679 526  0.048 77.642    3  0.485    3  0.089    2  0.167    3 0.5173  0.346  0.120  0.215  0.051
TIGERS       83 67 710 655  0.022 76.742    4  0.454    4  0.079    6  0.065    4 0.5160  0.556  0.204 -0.073  0.124
NATIONALS    86 63 639 517 -0.043 72.354    5  0.452    5  0.077    5  0.101    5 0.5141  0.324  0.034  0.167 -0.005
MARINERS     80 69 588 487  0.039 77.174    6  0.435    6  0.067    4  0.106    7 0.5121  0.287  0.010  0.202 -0.257
ROYALS       81 68 592 576  0.021 76.188    7  0.431    7  0.066   10  0.040    6 0.5131  0.241 -0.093  0.174  0.082
DODGERS      84 65 631 551 -0.064 71.118    8  0.417    9  0.049    7  0.053    9 0.5089  0.379  0.033  0.073 -0.060
CARDINALS    83 67 576 566 -0.035 73.385    9  0.416    8  0.049   14  0.006    8 0.5097  0.249 -0.122  0.133  0.132
BLUE JAYS    77 72 664 636  0.033 76.884   10  0.411   10  0.037    8  0.052   10 0.5086  0.536  0.171 -0.067  0.057
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
YANKEES      76 73 575 607  0.042 77.538   11  0.408   11  0.033   15  0.000   11 0.5072  0.395 -0.006  0.006 -0.113
INDIANS      77 72 624 616  0.017 75.977   12  0.407   12  0.030   11  0.021   12 0.5066  0.407  0.025  0.017 -0.054
PIRATES      81 70 644 604 -0.042 73.485   13  0.406   13  0.025   13  0.011   13 0.5054  0.465  0.066 -0.044 -0.022
GIANTS       82 69 621 567 -0.061 72.281   14  0.405   14  0.023   12  0.012   15 0.5031  0.349 -0.033  0.057 -0.062
RAYS         74 77 581 568  0.045 78.655   15  0.403   15  0.011    9  0.044   14 0.5037  0.229 -0.099  0.187  0.005
BREWERS      78 72 623 623 -0.046 72.757   16  0.401   16  0.002   17 -0.022   16 0.5002  0.517  0.080 -0.125 -0.061
BRAVES       75 75 547 544 -0.028 73.828   17  0.399   17 -0.015   16 -0.020   17 0.4959  0.253 -0.145  0.104 -0.126
ASTROS       67 83 590 679  0.077 80.198   18  0.396   18 -0.029   19 -0.039   18 0.4936  0.509  0.056 -0.134 -0.033
WHITE SOX    69 81 621 708  0.029 77.329   19  0.394   19 -0.036   24 -0.060   19 0.4934  0.462 -0.007 -0.113  0.152
MARLINS      72 77 600 634 -0.031 73.240   20  0.393   20 -0.037   22 -0.055   20 0.4914  0.456 -0.007 -0.102  0.044
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
METS         72 79 581 591 -0.028 74.396   21  0.392   21 -0.043   18 -0.035   21 0.4908  0.472  0.027 -0.096 -0.301
RED SOX      65 85 573 661  0.058 79.077   22  0.384   22 -0.056   23 -0.058   22 0.4906  0.364 -0.091 -0.025  0.067
PHILLIES     69 81 586 642 -0.019 74.470   23  0.379   23 -0.061   25 -0.066   24 0.4875  0.531  0.049 -0.180 -0.218
PADRES       70 79 487 531 -0.047 72.306   24  0.376   24 -0.063   26 -0.087   25 0.4868  0.146 -0.295  0.120 -0.254
REDS         70 81 556 576 -0.037 73.810   25  0.375   25 -0.065   20 -0.041   23 0.4884  0.289 -0.136  0.055 -0.046
TWINS        64 87 662 731  0.038 78.418   26  0.355   26 -0.077   21 -0.048   26 0.4868  0.518  0.055 -0.152  0.267
CUBS         68 84 573 651 -0.033 74.598   27  0.340   27 -0.084   27 -0.091   27 0.4844  0.497 -0.007 -0.175 -0.219
RANGERS      58 91 582 729  0.071 79.383   28  0.263   28 -0.105   28 -0.094   28 0.4794  0.495 -0.011 -0.176  0.152
DIAMONDBACKS 62 86 569 668 -0.042 72.177   29  0.158   29 -0.124   30 -0.137   29 0.4754  0.322 -0.205 -0.069  0.342
ROCKIES      59 91 679 769 -0.047 72.817   30  0.000   30 -0.160   29 -0.126   30 0.4691  0.391 -0.136 -0.116  0.741

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 84 65 631 551 -0.064 71.118 8 0.417 9 0.049 7 0.053 9 0.5089 0.379 0.033 0.073 -0.060 GIANTS 82 69 621 567 -0.061 72.281 14 0.405 14 0.023 12 0.012 15 0.5031 0.349 -0.033 0.057 -0.062 PADRES 70 79 487 531 -0.047 72.306 24 0.376 24 -0.063 26 -0.087 25 0.4868 0.146 -0.295 0.120 -0.254 DIAMONDBACKS 62 86 569 668 -0.042 72.177 29 0.158 29 -0.124 30 -0.137 29 0.4754 0.322 -0.205 -0.069 0.342 ROCKIES 59 91 679 769 -0.047 72.817 30 0.000 30 -0.160 29 -0.126 30 0.4691 0.391 -0.136 -0.116 0.741

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 83 67 576 566 -0.035 73.385 9 0.416 8 0.049 14 0.006 8 0.5097 0.249 -0.122 0.133 0.132 PIRATES 81 70 644 604 -0.042 73.485 13 0.406 13 0.025 13 0.011 13 0.5054 0.465 0.066 -0.044 -0.022 BREWERS 78 72 623 623 -0.046 72.757 16 0.401 16 0.002 17 -0.022 16 0.5002 0.517 0.080 -0.125 -0.061 REDS 70 81 556 576 -0.037 73.810 25 0.375 25 -0.065 20 -0.041 23 0.4884 0.289 -0.136 0.055 -0.046 CUBS 68 84 573 651 -0.033 74.598 27 0.340 27 -0.084 27 -0.091 27 0.4844 0.497 -0.007 -0.175 -0.219

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 86 63 639 517 -0.043 72.354 5 0.452 5 0.077 5 0.101 5 0.5141 0.324 0.034 0.167 -0.005 BRAVES 75 75 547 544 -0.028 73.828 17 0.399 17 -0.015 16 -0.020 17 0.4959 0.253 -0.145 0.104 -0.126 MARLINS 72 77 600 634 -0.031 73.240 20 0.393 20 -0.037 22 -0.055 20 0.4914 0.456 -0.007 -0.102 0.044 METS 72 79 581 591 -0.028 74.396 21 0.392 21 -0.043 18 -0.035 21 0.4908 0.472 0.027 -0.096 -0.301 PHILLIES 69 81 586 642 -0.019 74.470 23 0.379 23 -0.061 25 -0.066 24 0.4875 0.531 0.049 -0.180 -0.218

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 93 57 733 582 0.036 77.456 1 0.841 1 0.172 1 0.171 1 0.5319 0.622 0.372 -0.029 -0.231 ATHLETICS 82 67 679 526 0.048 77.642 3 0.485 3 0.089 2 0.167 3 0.5173 0.346 0.120 0.215 0.051 MARINERS 80 69 588 487 0.039 77.174 6 0.435 6 0.067 4 0.106 7 0.5121 0.287 0.010 0.202 -0.257 ASTROS 67 83 590 679 0.077 80.198 18 0.396 18 -0.029 19 -0.039 18 0.4936 0.509 0.056 -0.134 -0.033 RANGERS 58 91 582 729 0.071 79.383 28 0.263 28 -0.105 28 -0.094 28 0.4794 0.495 -0.011 -0.176 0.152

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 83 67 710 655 0.022 76.742 4 0.454 4 0.079 6 0.065 4 0.5160 0.556 0.204 -0.073 0.124 ROYALS 81 68 592 576 0.021 76.188 7 0.431 7 0.066 10 0.040 6 0.5131 0.241 -0.093 0.174 0.082 INDIANS 77 72 624 616 0.017 75.977 12 0.407 12 0.030 11 0.021 12 0.5066 0.407 0.025 0.017 -0.054 WHITE SOX 69 81 621 708 0.029 77.329 19 0.394 19 -0.036 24 -0.060 19 0.4934 0.462 -0.007 -0.113 0.152 TWINS 64 87 662 731 0.038 78.418 26 0.355 26 -0.077 21 -0.048 26 0.4868 0.518 0.055 -0.152 0.267

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 91 60 663 554 0.030 77.679 2 0.754 2 0.146 3 0.129 2 0.5286 0.453 0.173 0.085 -0.153 BLUE JAYS 77 72 664 636 0.033 76.884 10 0.411 10 0.037 8 0.052 10 0.5086 0.536 0.171 -0.067 0.057 YANKEES 76 73 575 607 0.042 77.538 11 0.408 11 0.033 15 0.000 11 0.5072 0.395 -0.006 0.006 -0.113 RAYS 74 77 581 568 0.045 78.655 15 0.403 15 0.011 9 0.044 14 0.5037 0.229 -0.099 0.187 0.005 RED SOX 65 85 573 661 0.058 79.077 22 0.384 22 -0.056 23 -0.058 22 0.4906 0.364 -0.091 -0.025 0.067


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    380 367 0.509    1  0.102
AL EAST    383 367 0.511    2  0.055
AL CENTRAL 374 375 0.499    3  0.006
NL EAST    374 375 0.499    4 -0.024
NL CENTRAL 380 374 0.504    5 -0.045
NL WEST    357 390 0.478    6 -0.093

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.057 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 Sep 17 05:30:19 2014
games through: Tue Sep 16 2014

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