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
YANKEES      15  7 124  78  0.115 11.775    1  0.038    1  0.045    1  0.067    1 0.5591  0.507  0.105  0.029  0.382 P
ORIOLES      14  8  94  96  0.113 11.876    2  0.033    2  0.036    6  0.018    3 0.5388  0.743  0.284 -0.247 -0.557 P
NATIONALS    16  8 147 117  0.002 11.831    3  0.032    3  0.036    2  0.033    2 0.5394  1.023  0.601 -0.536 -0.264 P
ROCKIES      16  9 119 123 -0.052 11.880    4  0.028    4  0.027   19 -0.002    4 0.5260  0.258 -0.177  0.173  0.654 P
WHITE SOX    13  9  95  76  0.040 11.176    5  0.027    6  0.022    4  0.021    5 0.5249  0.062 -0.302  0.345  0.274 P
CUBS         13 10 120  98  0.086 12.138    6  0.026    5  0.022    3  0.033    6 0.5210  0.748  0.303 -0.238 -0.115 P
ASTROS       15  9 105  87 -0.077 11.097    7  0.025    7  0.021   11  0.013   10 0.5118  0.677  0.213 -0.186 -0.718 P
INDIANS      13 10 105  97  0.041 11.749    8  0.024    8  0.019    7  0.017    7 0.5181  0.412 -0.029  0.064 -0.039 P
CARDINALS    12 11  95 101  0.124 12.537    9  0.023    9  0.017   10  0.014    9 0.5136  0.347 -0.088  0.116 -0.239 P
RED SOX      12 11  87  91  0.065 12.010   10  0.022   10  0.013   14  0.009    8 0.5172  0.155 -0.247  0.264  0.212 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      11 12  87 100  0.124 12.583   11  0.021   11  0.009   17  0.003   12 0.5067  0.170 -0.241  0.246  0.273 P
RAYS         12 13 110 106  0.105 13.403   12  0.020   12  0.007    5  0.019   11 0.5089  0.405 -0.033  0.072 -0.025 P
DIAMONDBACKS 15 11 139 112 -0.139 11.389   13  0.019   13  0.007   16  0.006   14 0.5041  0.440 -0.016  0.028  0.642 P
PHILLIES     11 11 103  95  0.040 11.248   14  0.018   14  0.005   13  0.010   16 0.5010  0.366 -0.077  0.096  0.210 P
TIGERS       11 12 111 130  0.059 12.013   15  0.017   15  0.003   24 -0.012   15 0.5014  1.002  0.532 -0.557 -0.070 P
DODGERS      13 12 107  89 -0.053 11.799   16  0.016   16  0.002    9  0.014   13 0.5042  0.080 -0.297  0.325  0.318 P
BREWERS      12 13 131 125  0.047 12.834   17  0.015   17  0.002    8  0.017   17 0.4973  0.658  0.198 -0.163  0.220 P
TWINS        11 11  94  92 -0.048 10.473   18  0.014   18 -0.001   18  0.002   18 0.4949  0.387 -0.066  0.071  0.050 P
REDS         10 13 109 113  0.092 12.260   19  0.013   19 -0.004   12  0.010   19 0.4925  0.763  0.296 -0.277 -0.303 P
BRAVES       10 12 101 103 -0.006 10.896   20  0.012   20 -0.007   21 -0.007   20 0.4879  0.621  0.138 -0.151 -0.286 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ANGELS       13 13  94 108 -0.124 11.679   21  0.011   22 -0.008   26 -0.029   24 0.4759  0.197 -0.252  0.194  0.298 P
MARLINS      10 12  94 100 -0.015 10.815   22  0.010   21 -0.008   23 -0.008   21 0.4851  0.414 -0.053  0.036  0.095 P
METS         10 13  98 105  0.004 11.484   23  0.009   23 -0.010   22 -0.008   22 0.4846  0.471 -0.003 -0.013 -0.264 P
MARINERS     11 14 115 110 -0.038 11.990   24  0.008   24 -0.014   15  0.007   23 0.4808  0.518  0.054 -0.041  0.060 P
RANGERS      11 13 112 101 -0.158 10.372   25  0.007   26 -0.018   20 -0.005   27 0.4683  0.468 -0.002 -0.009  0.184 P
ATHLETICS    11 13  89 110 -0.115 10.876   26  0.006   25 -0.015   27 -0.030   26 0.4690  0.448 -0.046 -0.015  0.141 P
PADRES       10 16  97 131 -0.053 12.488   27  0.004   27 -0.027   28 -0.040   25 0.4700  0.457 -0.047 -0.034 -0.109 P
GIANTS        9 16  85 115 -0.089 11.638   28  0.002   28 -0.034   29 -0.042   28 0.4664  0.400 -0.099  0.015 -0.169 P
BLUE JAYS     7 17  86 109  0.050 12.454   29  0.001   29 -0.034   25 -0.015   29 0.4644  0.462 -0.017 -0.012 -0.302 P
ROYALS        7 15  58  93 -0.072 10.436   30  0.000   30 -0.036   30 -0.043   30 0.4497  0.322 -0.165  0.080 -0.565 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 16 9 119 123 -0.052 11.880 4 0.028 4 0.027 19 -0.002 4 0.5260 0.258 -0.177 0.173 0.654 P DIAMONDBACKS 15 11 139 112 -0.139 11.389 13 0.019 13 0.007 16 0.006 14 0.5041 0.440 -0.016 0.028 0.642 P DODGERS 13 12 107 89 -0.053 11.799 16 0.016 16 0.002 9 0.014 13 0.5042 0.080 -0.297 0.325 0.318 P PADRES 10 16 97 131 -0.053 12.488 27 0.004 27 -0.027 28 -0.040 25 0.4700 0.457 -0.047 -0.034 -0.109 P GIANTS 9 16 85 115 -0.089 11.638 28 0.002 28 -0.034 29 -0.042 28 0.4664 0.400 -0.099 0.015 -0.169 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 13 10 120 98 0.086 12.138 6 0.026 5 0.022 3 0.033 6 0.5210 0.748 0.303 -0.238 -0.115 P CARDINALS 12 11 95 101 0.124 12.537 9 0.023 9 0.017 10 0.014 9 0.5136 0.347 -0.088 0.116 -0.239 P PIRATES 11 12 87 100 0.124 12.583 11 0.021 11 0.009 17 0.003 12 0.5067 0.170 -0.241 0.246 0.273 P BREWERS 12 13 131 125 0.047 12.834 17 0.015 17 0.002 8 0.017 17 0.4973 0.658 0.198 -0.163 0.220 P REDS 10 13 109 113 0.092 12.260 19 0.013 19 -0.004 12 0.010 19 0.4925 0.763 0.296 -0.277 -0.303 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 16 8 147 117 0.002 11.831 3 0.032 3 0.036 2 0.033 2 0.5394 1.023 0.601 -0.536 -0.264 P PHILLIES 11 11 103 95 0.040 11.248 14 0.018 14 0.005 13 0.010 16 0.5010 0.366 -0.077 0.096 0.210 P BRAVES 10 12 101 103 -0.006 10.896 20 0.012 20 -0.007 21 -0.007 20 0.4879 0.621 0.138 -0.151 -0.286 P MARLINS 10 12 94 100 -0.015 10.815 22 0.010 21 -0.008 23 -0.008 21 0.4851 0.414 -0.053 0.036 0.095 P METS 10 13 98 105 0.004 11.484 23 0.009 23 -0.010 22 -0.008 22 0.4846 0.471 -0.003 -0.013 -0.264 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 ASTROS 15 9 105 87 -0.077 11.097 7 0.025 7 0.021 11 0.013 10 0.5118 0.677 0.213 -0.186 -0.718 P ANGELS 13 13 94 108 -0.124 11.679 21 0.011 22 -0.008 26 -0.029 24 0.4759 0.197 -0.252 0.194 0.298 P MARINERS 11 14 115 110 -0.038 11.990 24 0.008 24 -0.014 15 0.007 23 0.4808 0.518 0.054 -0.041 0.060 P RANGERS 11 13 112 101 -0.158 10.372 25 0.007 26 -0.018 20 -0.005 27 0.4683 0.468 -0.002 -0.009 0.184 P ATHLETICS 11 13 89 110 -0.115 10.876 26 0.006 25 -0.015 27 -0.030 26 0.4690 0.448 -0.046 -0.015 0.141 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 13 9 95 76 0.040 11.176 5 0.027 6 0.022 4 0.021 5 0.5249 0.062 -0.302 0.345 0.274 P INDIANS 13 10 105 97 0.041 11.749 8 0.024 8 0.019 7 0.017 7 0.5181 0.412 -0.029 0.064 -0.039 P TIGERS 11 12 111 130 0.059 12.013 15 0.017 15 0.003 24 -0.012 15 0.5014 1.002 0.532 -0.557 -0.070 P TWINS 11 11 94 92 -0.048 10.473 18 0.014 18 -0.001 18 0.002 18 0.4949 0.387 -0.066 0.071 0.050 P ROYALS 7 15 58 93 -0.072 10.436 30 0.000 30 -0.036 30 -0.043 30 0.4497 0.322 -0.165 0.080 -0.565 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 15 7 124 78 0.115 11.775 1 0.038 1 0.045 1 0.067 1 0.5591 0.507 0.105 0.029 0.382 P ORIOLES 14 8 94 96 0.113 11.876 2 0.033 2 0.036 6 0.018 3 0.5388 0.743 0.284 -0.247 -0.557 P RED SOX 12 11 87 91 0.065 12.010 10 0.022 10 0.013 14 0.009 8 0.5172 0.155 -0.247 0.264 0.212 P RAYS 12 13 110 106 0.105 13.403 12 0.020 12 0.007 5 0.019 11 0.5089 0.405 -0.033 0.072 -0.025 P BLUE JAYS 7 17 86 109 0.050 12.454 29 0.001 29 -0.034 25 -0.015 29 0.4644 0.462 -0.017 -0.012 -0.302 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    60 56 0.517    1  0.132
NL CENTRAL 58 59 0.496    2  0.097
NL EAST    57 56 0.504    3  0.011
AL CENTRAL 55 57 0.491    4 -0.038
AL WEST    61 62 0.496    5 -0.080
NL WEST    63 64 0.496    6 -0.106

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.075 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Apr 30 05:30:11 2017
games through: Sat Apr 29 2017

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