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        98  67 779 645  0.032 84.950    1  0.558    1  0.126    2  0.132    1 0.5250  0.611  0.326 -0.061 -0.238
ORIOLES       99  70 738 621  0.024 86.524    2  0.476    2  0.114    3  0.111    2 0.5243  0.389  0.103  0.119 -0.042
ROYALS       100  77 720 680  0.023 90.602    3  0.370    3  0.089    6  0.058    3 0.5191  0.265 -0.053  0.169  0.080
NATIONALS     97  69 695 564 -0.041 80.696    4  0.351    4  0.080    4  0.098    4 0.5157  0.269 -0.010  0.206  0.022
ATHLETICS     88  75 737 581  0.030 83.791    5  0.330    6  0.061    1  0.136    6 0.5128  0.349  0.094  0.178  0.020
MARINERS      87  75 634 554  0.037 83.795    6  0.327    7  0.060    5  0.076    7 0.5117  0.361  0.043  0.108 -0.350
TIGERS        90  75 767 726  0.018 84.172    7  0.326    5  0.062    9  0.047    5 0.5140  0.583  0.214 -0.120  0.053
DODGERS       93  71 723 629 -0.057 78.715    8  0.321    8  0.052    7  0.057    8 0.5104  0.468  0.118 -0.004 -0.077
GIANTS       100  80 736 668 -0.041 87.597    9  0.318    9  0.047   10  0.029   10 0.5089  0.320 -0.038  0.096  0.011
CARDINALS     94  77 653 642 -0.030 83.957   10  0.317   10  0.044   14  0.006    9 0.5095  0.266 -0.105  0.117  0.068
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
YANKEES       84  78 633 664  0.035 83.779   11  0.316   11  0.036   15  0.002   12 0.5082  0.411  0.012 -0.009 -0.100
INDIANS       85  77 669 653  0.014 82.387   12  0.315   12  0.034   11  0.024   11 0.5084  0.370 -0.001  0.049 -0.056
PIRATES       89  75 687 642 -0.039 79.954   13  0.314   13  0.031   13  0.014   13 0.5071  0.452  0.061 -0.033 -0.052
BLUE JAYS     83  79 723 686  0.029 83.291   14  0.313   14  0.027    8  0.049   14 0.5070  0.541  0.176 -0.079  0.045
BREWERS       82  80 650 657 -0.038 79.015   15  0.310   15 -0.012   17 -0.025   16 0.4979  0.412 -0.014 -0.037  0.027
RAYS          77  85 612 625  0.034 83.675   16  0.309   16 -0.014   12  0.014   15 0.4987  0.243 -0.115  0.143  0.003
METS          79  83 629 618 -0.025 79.945   17  0.308   18 -0.026   16 -0.014   17 0.4936  0.474  0.053 -0.080 -0.309
BRAVES        79  83 573 597 -0.023 80.094   18  0.307   17 -0.026   19 -0.038   18 0.4932  0.254 -0.158  0.082 -0.135
MARLINS       77  85 645 674 -0.023 80.126   19  0.305   19 -0.040   21 -0.044   21 0.4902  0.462  0.011 -0.100 -0.019
WHITE SOX     73  89 660 758  0.030 83.590   20  0.304   20 -0.044   24 -0.062   19 0.4920  0.440 -0.026 -0.098  0.162
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PADRES        77  85 535 577 -0.040 79.065   21  0.303   21 -0.048   26 -0.071   23 0.4890  0.176 -0.252  0.111 -0.283
RED SOX       71  91 634 715  0.047 84.632   22  0.302   22 -0.051   23 -0.050   20 0.4905  0.363 -0.081 -0.020  0.147
REDS          76  86 595 612 -0.034 79.354   23  0.301   23 -0.052   18 -0.034   22 0.4902  0.283 -0.131  0.063 -0.056
ASTROS        70  92 629 723  0.058 85.391   24  0.300   24 -0.053   22 -0.049   25 0.4880  0.474  0.018 -0.115 -0.003
PHILLIES      73  89 619 687 -0.012 80.866   25  0.293   25 -0.064   25 -0.065   27 0.4856  0.503  0.027 -0.157 -0.198
TWINS         70  92 715 777  0.030 83.553   26  0.291   26 -0.066   20 -0.043   24 0.4882  0.525  0.070 -0.156  0.241
CUBS          74  90 619 712 -0.027 80.870   27  0.286   27 -0.071   28 -0.086   26 0.4860  0.486 -0.009 -0.163 -0.119
RANGERS       67  95 637 773  0.063 85.706   28  0.283   28 -0.072   27 -0.072   28 0.4838  0.518  0.034 -0.179  0.077
ROCKIES       66  96 755 818 -0.042 78.901   29  0.045   29 -0.128   29 -0.090   29 0.4732  0.411 -0.080 -0.100  0.742
DIAMONDBACKS  64  96 609 732 -0.032 78.620   30  0.000   30 -0.132   30 -0.135   30 0.4717  0.300 -0.218 -0.053  0.338

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 93 71 723 629 -0.057 78.715 8 0.321 8 0.052 7 0.057 8 0.5104 0.468 0.118 -0.004 -0.077 GIANTS 100 80 736 668 -0.041 87.597 9 0.318 9 0.047 10 0.029 10 0.5089 0.320 -0.038 0.096 0.011 PADRES 77 85 535 577 -0.040 79.065 21 0.303 21 -0.048 26 -0.071 23 0.4890 0.176 -0.252 0.111 -0.283 ROCKIES 66 96 755 818 -0.042 78.901 29 0.045 29 -0.128 29 -0.090 29 0.4732 0.411 -0.080 -0.100 0.742 DIAMONDBACKS 64 96 609 732 -0.032 78.620 30 0.000 30 -0.132 30 -0.135 30 0.4717 0.300 -0.218 -0.053 0.338

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 94 77 653 642 -0.030 83.957 10 0.317 10 0.044 14 0.006 9 0.5095 0.266 -0.105 0.117 0.068 PIRATES 89 75 687 642 -0.039 79.954 13 0.314 13 0.031 13 0.014 13 0.5071 0.452 0.061 -0.033 -0.052 BREWERS 82 80 650 657 -0.038 79.015 15 0.310 15 -0.012 17 -0.025 16 0.4979 0.412 -0.014 -0.037 0.027 REDS 76 86 595 612 -0.034 79.354 23 0.301 23 -0.052 18 -0.034 22 0.4902 0.283 -0.131 0.063 -0.056 CUBS 74 90 619 712 -0.027 80.870 27 0.286 27 -0.071 28 -0.086 26 0.4860 0.486 -0.009 -0.163 -0.119

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 97 69 695 564 -0.041 80.696 4 0.351 4 0.080 4 0.098 4 0.5157 0.269 -0.010 0.206 0.022 METS 79 83 629 618 -0.025 79.945 17 0.308 18 -0.026 16 -0.014 17 0.4936 0.474 0.053 -0.080 -0.309 BRAVES 79 83 573 597 -0.023 80.094 18 0.307 17 -0.026 19 -0.038 18 0.4932 0.254 -0.158 0.082 -0.135 MARLINS 77 85 645 674 -0.023 80.126 19 0.305 19 -0.040 21 -0.044 21 0.4902 0.462 0.011 -0.100 -0.019 PHILLIES 73 89 619 687 -0.012 80.866 25 0.293 25 -0.064 25 -0.065 27 0.4856 0.503 0.027 -0.157 -0.198

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 98 67 779 645 0.032 84.950 1 0.558 1 0.126 2 0.132 1 0.5250 0.611 0.326 -0.061 -0.238 ATHLETICS 88 75 737 581 0.030 83.791 5 0.330 6 0.061 1 0.136 6 0.5128 0.349 0.094 0.178 0.020 MARINERS 87 75 634 554 0.037 83.795 6 0.327 7 0.060 5 0.076 7 0.5117 0.361 0.043 0.108 -0.350 ASTROS 70 92 629 723 0.058 85.391 24 0.300 24 -0.053 22 -0.049 25 0.4880 0.474 0.018 -0.115 -0.003 RANGERS 67 95 637 773 0.063 85.706 28 0.283 28 -0.072 27 -0.072 28 0.4838 0.518 0.034 -0.179 0.077

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 100 77 720 680 0.023 90.602 3 0.370 3 0.089 6 0.058 3 0.5191 0.265 -0.053 0.169 0.080 TIGERS 90 75 767 726 0.018 84.172 7 0.326 5 0.062 9 0.047 5 0.5140 0.583 0.214 -0.120 0.053 INDIANS 85 77 669 653 0.014 82.387 12 0.315 12 0.034 11 0.024 11 0.5084 0.370 -0.001 0.049 -0.056 WHITE SOX 73 89 660 758 0.030 83.590 20 0.304 20 -0.044 24 -0.062 19 0.4920 0.440 -0.026 -0.098 0.162 TWINS 70 92 715 777 0.030 83.553 26 0.291 26 -0.066 20 -0.043 24 0.4882 0.525 0.070 -0.156 0.241

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 99 70 738 621 0.024 86.524 2 0.476 2 0.114 3 0.111 2 0.5243 0.389 0.103 0.119 -0.042 YANKEES 84 78 633 664 0.035 83.779 11 0.316 11 0.036 15 0.002 12 0.5082 0.411 0.012 -0.009 -0.100 BLUE JAYS 83 79 723 686 0.029 83.291 14 0.313 14 0.027 8 0.049 14 0.5070 0.541 0.176 -0.079 0.045 RAYS 77 85 612 625 0.034 83.675 16 0.309 16 -0.014 12 0.014 15 0.4987 0.243 -0.115 0.143 0.003 RED SOX 71 91 634 715 0.047 84.632 22 0.302 22 -0.051 23 -0.050 20 0.4905 0.363 -0.081 -0.020 0.147


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    410 404 0.504    1  0.078
AL EAST    414 403 0.507    2  0.044
AL CENTRAL 418 410 0.505    3  0.008
NL EAST    405 409 0.498    4 -0.022
NL CENTRAL 415 408 0.504    5 -0.043
NL WEST    400 428 0.483    6 -0.073

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.064 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: Thu Oct 30 07:30:31 2014
games through: Wed Oct 29 2014

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