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
ATHLETICS    61 38 487 342  0.045 51.119    1  0.254    1  0.110    1  0.164    1 0.5339  0.402  0.156  0.171  0.001
ANGELS       59 40 490 405  0.036 50.844    2  0.177    2  0.090    2  0.103    2 0.5271  0.645  0.318 -0.112 -0.146
TIGERS       55 42 464 418  0.021 49.300    3  0.123    3  0.061    4  0.056    3 0.5189  0.582  0.211 -0.100  0.085
ORIOLES      55 45 429 405  0.037 51.500    4  0.117    4  0.053    6  0.045    4 0.5176  0.602  0.219 -0.129 -0.418
YANKEES      52 47 392 418  0.049 51.545    5  0.108    5  0.036   15  0.006    6 0.5116  0.443  0.035 -0.022 -0.135
BLUE JAYS    53 48 452 435  0.041 52.176    6  0.107    6  0.034    7  0.041    5 0.5120  0.449  0.075  0.008  0.229
MARINERS     52 48 390 337  0.038 51.479    7  0.106    7  0.029    3  0.061    7 0.5086  0.273 -0.054  0.177 -0.227
NATIONALS    54 44 416 346 -0.047 47.139    8  0.105   10  0.026    5  0.055   11 0.5068  0.338 -0.006  0.117 -0.060
GIANTS       56 44 400 366 -0.062 47.594    9  0.104    8  0.028   13  0.009   12 0.5066  0.305 -0.081  0.099 -0.059
BREWERS      56 45 443 423 -0.051 48.540   10  0.103    9  0.028   16  0.002    8 0.5077  0.520  0.100 -0.096 -0.022
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CARDINALS    54 46 368 359 -0.020 49.281   11  0.102   11  0.026    9  0.016    9 0.5076  0.090 -0.240  0.273  0.195
BRAVES       55 45 389 359 -0.053 47.955   12  0.101   12  0.024   14  0.008   14 0.5046  0.254 -0.122  0.139 -0.102
INDIANS      51 49 446 440  0.041 51.697   13  0.100   13  0.022   11  0.016   10 0.5074  0.495  0.091 -0.059  0.056
PIRATES      54 47 423 413 -0.028 49.451   14  0.099   14  0.019   18 -0.006   13 0.5050  0.450  0.028 -0.040  0.034
ROYALS       49 50 388 390  0.039 51.134   15  0.098   15  0.009   10  0.016   15 0.5044  0.289 -0.087  0.119  0.028
DODGERS      54 47 415 378 -0.074 47.585   16  0.097   16  0.005    8  0.017   17 0.5004  0.364 -0.023  0.057 -0.119
RAYS         49 52 399 404  0.039 52.186   17  0.096   17  0.001   12  0.011   16 0.5024  0.320 -0.066  0.088  0.045
REDS         50 50 386 375 -0.036 48.657   18  0.094   18 -0.012   17 -0.002   18 0.4970  0.285 -0.108  0.104  0.095
WHITE SOX    48 53 427 456  0.019 51.419   19  0.093   19 -0.014   22 -0.020   20 0.4967  0.472  0.034 -0.074  0.064
RED SOX      46 54 394 420  0.044 51.880   20  0.092   20 -0.018   19 -0.007   19 0.4967  0.407 -0.010 -0.004 -0.111
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS        46 54 417 446  0.031 51.369   21  0.091   21 -0.023   21 -0.016   21 0.4946  0.381 -0.042  0.010  0.212
METS         47 53 391 383 -0.035 48.688   22  0.088   22 -0.035   20 -0.011   23 0.4888  0.379 -0.039  0.016 -0.181
ASTROS       42 58 391 477  0.086 53.638   23  0.087   23 -0.037   24 -0.057   22 0.4893  0.503  0.025 -0.139  0.006
MARLINS      46 53 404 443 -0.033 48.372   24  0.086   24 -0.039   23 -0.055   24 0.4853  0.577  0.095 -0.205 -0.039
PADRES       44 55 299 338 -0.044 47.937   25  0.076   25 -0.060   27 -0.069   27 0.4800 -0.022 -0.405  0.267 -0.135
DIAMONDBACKS 44 55 396 460 -0.044 47.948   26  0.074   26 -0.060   30 -0.093   26 0.4808  0.437 -0.070 -0.116  0.194
RANGERS      40 60 406 510  0.065 52.822   27  0.073   27 -0.061   26 -0.065   25 0.4818  0.562  0.072 -0.202  0.139
PHILLIES     43 57 385 442 -0.031 48.971   28  0.066   28 -0.067   28 -0.074   28 0.4782  0.501  0.006 -0.154 -0.231
CUBS         41 57 382 418 -0.032 47.926   29  0.055   29 -0.076   25 -0.061   29 0.4779  0.457 -0.020 -0.102 -0.009
ROCKIES      40 60 469 532 -0.043 48.467   30  0.000   30 -0.096   29 -0.087   30 0.4706  0.565  0.052 -0.226  0.610

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 56 44 400 366 -0.062 47.594 9 0.104 8 0.028 13 0.009 12 0.5066 0.305 -0.081 0.099 -0.059 DODGERS 54 47 415 378 -0.074 47.585 16 0.097 16 0.005 8 0.017 17 0.5004 0.364 -0.023 0.057 -0.119 PADRES 44 55 299 338 -0.044 47.937 25 0.076 25 -0.060 27 -0.069 27 0.4800 -0.022 -0.405 0.267 -0.135 DIAMONDBACKS 44 55 396 460 -0.044 47.948 26 0.074 26 -0.060 30 -0.093 26 0.4808 0.437 -0.070 -0.116 0.194 ROCKIES 40 60 469 532 -0.043 48.467 30 0.000 30 -0.096 29 -0.087 30 0.4706 0.565 0.052 -0.226 0.610

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 BREWERS 56 45 443 423 -0.051 48.540 10 0.103 9 0.028 16 0.002 8 0.5077 0.520 0.100 -0.096 -0.022 CARDINALS 54 46 368 359 -0.020 49.281 11 0.102 11 0.026 9 0.016 9 0.5076 0.090 -0.240 0.273 0.195 PIRATES 54 47 423 413 -0.028 49.451 14 0.099 14 0.019 18 -0.006 13 0.5050 0.450 0.028 -0.040 0.034 REDS 50 50 386 375 -0.036 48.657 18 0.094 18 -0.012 17 -0.002 18 0.4970 0.285 -0.108 0.104 0.095 CUBS 41 57 382 418 -0.032 47.926 29 0.055 29 -0.076 25 -0.061 29 0.4779 0.457 -0.020 -0.102 -0.009

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 54 44 416 346 -0.047 47.139 8 0.105 10 0.026 5 0.055 11 0.5068 0.338 -0.006 0.117 -0.060 BRAVES 55 45 389 359 -0.053 47.955 12 0.101 12 0.024 14 0.008 14 0.5046 0.254 -0.122 0.139 -0.102 METS 47 53 391 383 -0.035 48.688 22 0.088 22 -0.035 20 -0.011 23 0.4888 0.379 -0.039 0.016 -0.181 MARLINS 46 53 404 443 -0.033 48.372 24 0.086 24 -0.039 23 -0.055 24 0.4853 0.577 0.095 -0.205 -0.039 PHILLIES 43 57 385 442 -0.031 48.971 28 0.066 28 -0.067 28 -0.074 28 0.4782 0.501 0.006 -0.154 -0.231

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 ATHLETICS 61 38 487 342 0.045 51.119 1 0.254 1 0.110 1 0.164 1 0.5339 0.402 0.156 0.171 0.001 ANGELS 59 40 490 405 0.036 50.844 2 0.177 2 0.090 2 0.103 2 0.5271 0.645 0.318 -0.112 -0.146 MARINERS 52 48 390 337 0.038 51.479 7 0.106 7 0.029 3 0.061 7 0.5086 0.273 -0.054 0.177 -0.227 ASTROS 42 58 391 477 0.086 53.638 23 0.087 23 -0.037 24 -0.057 22 0.4893 0.503 0.025 -0.139 0.006 RANGERS 40 60 406 510 0.065 52.822 27 0.073 27 -0.061 26 -0.065 25 0.4818 0.562 0.072 -0.202 0.139

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 55 42 464 418 0.021 49.300 3 0.123 3 0.061 4 0.056 3 0.5189 0.582 0.211 -0.100 0.085 INDIANS 51 49 446 440 0.041 51.697 13 0.100 13 0.022 11 0.016 10 0.5074 0.495 0.091 -0.059 0.056 ROYALS 49 50 388 390 0.039 51.134 15 0.098 15 0.009 10 0.016 15 0.5044 0.289 -0.087 0.119 0.028 WHITE SOX 48 53 427 456 0.019 51.419 19 0.093 19 -0.014 22 -0.020 20 0.4967 0.472 0.034 -0.074 0.064 TWINS 46 54 417 446 0.031 51.369 21 0.091 21 -0.023 21 -0.016 21 0.4946 0.381 -0.042 0.010 0.212

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 55 45 429 405 0.037 51.500 4 0.117 4 0.053 6 0.045 4 0.5176 0.602 0.219 -0.129 -0.418 YANKEES 52 47 392 418 0.049 51.545 5 0.108 5 0.036 15 0.006 6 0.5116 0.443 0.035 -0.022 -0.135 BLUE JAYS 53 48 452 435 0.041 52.176 6 0.107 6 0.034 7 0.041 5 0.5120 0.449 0.075 0.008 0.229 RAYS 49 52 399 404 0.039 52.186 17 0.096 17 0.001 12 0.011 16 0.5024 0.320 -0.066 0.088 0.045 RED SOX 46 54 394 420 0.044 51.880 20 0.092 20 -0.018 19 -0.007 19 0.4967 0.407 -0.010 -0.004 -0.111


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    254 244 0.510    1  0.097
AL EAST    255 246 0.509    2  0.045
AL CENTRAL 249 248 0.501    3  0.024
NL CENTRAL 255 245 0.510    4 -0.024
NL EAST    245 252 0.493    5 -0.036
NL WEST    238 261 0.477    6 -0.105

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.038 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.005 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Jul 24 05:30:12 2014
games through: Wed Jul 23 2014

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