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
CUBS         31 14 256 137 -0.047 21.128    1  0.743    1  0.150    1  0.246    1 0.5389  0.359  0.166  0.326  0.073
RED SOX      29 17 274 196 -0.007 22.536    2  0.655    2  0.115    2  0.168    2 0.5278  0.637  0.341 -0.005  0.421
GIANTS       30 19 211 197 -0.027 23.787    3  0.607    3  0.096   14  0.034    5 0.5213  0.363 -0.042  0.110  0.047
MARINERS     28 18 220 166 -0.053 21.793    4  0.569    5  0.079    4  0.088    3 0.5241  0.380  0.026  0.150 -0.071
ORIOLES      26 18 196 174 -0.003 21.753    5  0.565    4  0.079    9  0.049    7 0.5199  0.428  0.029  0.069 -0.018
NATIONALS    28 19 199 148 -0.029 22.645    6  0.559    6  0.077    3  0.102    4 0.5228  0.323 -0.009  0.212 -0.283
RANGERS      27 20 218 203  0.016 23.640    7  0.552    7  0.074   12  0.039    6 0.5200  0.332 -0.063  0.142  0.568
WHITE SOX    27 21 196 171 -0.009 23.593    8  0.525    8  0.055    6  0.068    9 0.5132  0.362 -0.009  0.145 -0.300
METS         27 19 180 149 -0.075 21.413    9  0.521    9  0.052   11  0.040    8 0.5163  0.316 -0.076  0.156 -0.227
PIRATES      26 19 226 206 -0.045 21.504   10  0.520   10  0.052   15  0.022   11 0.5087  0.494  0.061 -0.016 -0.024
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
INDIANS      25 20 214 180 -0.028 21.758   11  0.497   11  0.038    7  0.059   10 0.5105  0.320 -0.053  0.171  0.355
MARLINS      24 22 182 192 -0.001 22.887   12  0.469   13  0.019   16 -0.011   12 0.5083  0.616  0.141 -0.163 -0.133
PHILLIES     26 21 155 186 -0.075 22.098   13  0.463   12  0.021   25 -0.086   13 0.5063  0.275 -0.235  0.063 -0.295
ROYALS       24 22 174 180 -0.032 22.333   14  0.447   14  0.010   20 -0.024   15 0.5011  0.377 -0.089  0.040 -0.203
CARDINALS    24 23 258 217 -0.001 23.202   15  0.446   15  0.009    5  0.074   19 0.4992  0.976  0.601 -0.453 -0.226
RAYS         21 23 187 175  0.067 23.024   16  0.440   18  0.004    8  0.052   16 0.5010  0.510  0.105 -0.000 -0.292
BLUE JAYS    23 25 194 194  0.065 25.083   17  0.438   17  0.006   10  0.043   17 0.5004  0.092 -0.247  0.333  0.430
YANKEES      22 23 178 195  0.050 23.334   18  0.435   16  0.009   19 -0.023   14 0.5020  0.096 -0.310  0.264  0.435
DODGERS      25 23 206 182 -0.047 22.907   19  0.428   19  0.003   13  0.039   18 0.4993  0.652  0.226 -0.149 -0.738
TIGERS       23 23 211 216 -0.040 22.187   20  0.407   20 -0.013   22 -0.033   20 0.4981  0.574  0.080 -0.145  0.189
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROCKIES      21 24 217 235  0.033 23.015   21  0.402   21 -0.017   17 -0.012   21 0.4940  0.399 -0.058  0.033  0.757
ANGELS       21 26 192 214  0.045 24.292   22  0.380   22 -0.032   21 -0.029   22 0.4924  0.472 -0.010 -0.048 -0.019
DIAMONDBACKS 21 27 219 235  0.044 24.763   23  0.368   23 -0.040   18 -0.013   24 0.4871  0.467  0.001 -0.027  0.292
ATHLETICS    20 28 186 244  0.059 25.138   24  0.344   24 -0.055   26 -0.087   23 0.4879  0.721  0.169 -0.342 -0.353
ASTROS       19 28 189 220  0.039 24.236   25  0.314   25 -0.072   23 -0.056   25 0.4828  0.539  0.024 -0.136 -0.297
BREWERS      20 26 189 226 -0.059 22.049   26  0.297   26 -0.077   27 -0.127   27 0.4787  0.452 -0.126 -0.129  0.184
PADRES       19 29 167 206  0.029 24.574   27  0.291   27 -0.084   24 -0.086   26 0.4792  0.259 -0.248  0.076 -0.131
REDS         15 32 179 275  0.063 24.934   28  0.147   28 -0.142   29 -0.180   28 0.4649  0.715  0.069 -0.430  0.066
BRAVES       12 33 140 213  0.057 23.660   29  0.048   29 -0.187   28 -0.146   29 0.4517  0.355 -0.229 -0.063 -0.137
TWINS        12 34 167 248  0.004 23.190   30  0.000   30 -0.215   30 -0.192   30 0.4434  0.660  0.003 -0.386 -0.076

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 GIANTS 30 19 211 197 -0.027 23.787 3 0.607 3 0.096 14 0.034 5 0.5213 0.363 -0.042 0.110 0.047 DODGERS 25 23 206 182 -0.047 22.907 19 0.428 19 0.003 13 0.039 18 0.4993 0.652 0.226 -0.149 -0.738 ROCKIES 21 24 217 235 0.033 23.015 21 0.402 21 -0.017 17 -0.012 21 0.4940 0.399 -0.058 0.033 0.757 DIAMONDBACKS 21 27 219 235 0.044 24.763 23 0.368 23 -0.040 18 -0.013 24 0.4871 0.467 0.001 -0.027 0.292 PADRES 19 29 167 206 0.029 24.574 27 0.291 27 -0.084 24 -0.086 26 0.4792 0.259 -0.248 0.076 -0.131

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 31 14 256 137 -0.047 21.128 1 0.743 1 0.150 1 0.246 1 0.5389 0.359 0.166 0.326 0.073 PIRATES 26 19 226 206 -0.045 21.504 10 0.520 10 0.052 15 0.022 11 0.5087 0.494 0.061 -0.016 -0.024 CARDINALS 24 23 258 217 -0.001 23.202 15 0.446 15 0.009 5 0.074 19 0.4992 0.976 0.601 -0.453 -0.226 BREWERS 20 26 189 226 -0.059 22.049 26 0.297 26 -0.077 27 -0.127 27 0.4787 0.452 -0.126 -0.129 0.184 REDS 15 32 179 275 0.063 24.934 28 0.147 28 -0.142 29 -0.180 28 0.4649 0.715 0.069 -0.430 0.066

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 28 19 199 148 -0.029 22.645 6 0.559 6 0.077 3 0.102 4 0.5228 0.323 -0.009 0.212 -0.283 METS 27 19 180 149 -0.075 21.413 9 0.521 9 0.052 11 0.040 8 0.5163 0.316 -0.076 0.156 -0.227 MARLINS 24 22 182 192 -0.001 22.887 12 0.469 13 0.019 16 -0.011 12 0.5083 0.616 0.141 -0.163 -0.133 PHILLIES 26 21 155 186 -0.075 22.098 13 0.463 12 0.021 25 -0.086 13 0.5063 0.275 -0.235 0.063 -0.295 BRAVES 12 33 140 213 0.057 23.660 29 0.048 29 -0.187 28 -0.146 29 0.4517 0.355 -0.229 -0.063 -0.137

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 MARINERS 28 18 220 166 -0.053 21.793 4 0.569 5 0.079 4 0.088 3 0.5241 0.380 0.026 0.150 -0.071 RANGERS 27 20 218 203 0.016 23.640 7 0.552 7 0.074 12 0.039 6 0.5200 0.332 -0.063 0.142 0.568 ANGELS 21 26 192 214 0.045 24.292 22 0.380 22 -0.032 21 -0.029 22 0.4924 0.472 -0.010 -0.048 -0.019 ATHLETICS 20 28 186 244 0.059 25.138 24 0.344 24 -0.055 26 -0.087 23 0.4879 0.721 0.169 -0.342 -0.353 ASTROS 19 28 189 220 0.039 24.236 25 0.314 25 -0.072 23 -0.056 25 0.4828 0.539 0.024 -0.136 -0.297

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 27 21 196 171 -0.009 23.593 8 0.525 8 0.055 6 0.068 9 0.5132 0.362 -0.009 0.145 -0.300 INDIANS 25 20 214 180 -0.028 21.758 11 0.497 11 0.038 7 0.059 10 0.5105 0.320 -0.053 0.171 0.355 ROYALS 24 22 174 180 -0.032 22.333 14 0.447 14 0.010 20 -0.024 15 0.5011 0.377 -0.089 0.040 -0.203 TIGERS 23 23 211 216 -0.040 22.187 20 0.407 20 -0.013 22 -0.033 20 0.4981 0.574 0.080 -0.145 0.189 TWINS 12 34 167 248 0.004 23.190 30 0.000 30 -0.215 30 -0.192 30 0.4434 0.660 0.003 -0.386 -0.076

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 RED SOX 29 17 274 196 -0.007 22.536 2 0.655 2 0.115 2 0.168 2 0.5278 0.637 0.341 -0.005 0.421 ORIOLES 26 18 196 174 -0.003 21.753 5 0.565 4 0.079 9 0.049 7 0.5199 0.428 0.029 0.069 -0.018 RAYS 21 23 187 175 0.067 23.024 16 0.440 18 0.004 8 0.052 16 0.5010 0.510 0.105 -0.000 -0.292 BLUE JAYS 23 25 194 194 0.065 25.083 17 0.438 17 0.006 10 0.043 17 0.5004 0.092 -0.247 0.333 0.430 YANKEES 22 23 178 195 0.050 23.334 18 0.435 16 0.009 19 -0.023 14 0.5020 0.096 -0.310 0.264 0.435


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    121 106 0.533    1  0.124
NL CENTRAL 116 114 0.504    2  0.014
NL WEST    116 122 0.487    3 -0.017
AL WEST    115 120 0.489    4 -0.019
NL EAST    117 114 0.506    5 -0.046
AL CENTRAL 111 120 0.481    6 -0.052

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.007 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.004 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu May 26 05:30:11 2016
games through: Wed May 25 2016

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