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
DODGERS      109  58 799 594 -0.047 80.818    1  0.986    1  0.232    4  0.196    1 0.5329  0.346  0.027  0.366 -0.040
ASTROS       106  63 925 728  0.012 85.887    2  0.985    2  0.228    3  0.212    2 0.5321  0.817  0.488 -0.064 -0.360
INDIANS      104  63 836 585 -0.006 83.489    3  0.974    3  0.207    1  0.259    3 0.5298  0.324  0.071  0.447 -0.007
YANKEES       96  75 897 687  0.028 87.994    4  0.738    5  0.127    2  0.223    5 0.5187  0.514  0.202  0.245  0.040
RED SOX       94  72 803 692  0.032 85.739    5  0.737    4  0.135    5  0.142    4 0.5191  0.415  0.032  0.252  0.080
NATIONALS     99  68 839 689 -0.071 79.467    6  0.621    6  0.111    7  0.093    6 0.5149  0.465  0.026  0.159  0.081
DIAMONDBACKS  94  72 834 687 -0.030 81.594    7  0.561    7  0.093    6  0.127    7 0.5146  0.390 -0.004  0.259  0.312
CUBS          95  74 842 724 -0.027 83.395    8  0.539    8  0.087    8  0.078    8 0.5116  0.482  0.026  0.129  0.168
TWINS         85  78 819 796  0.014 83.148    9  0.466    9  0.045    9  0.047    9 0.5072  0.617  0.122 -0.028  0.176
ROCKIES       87  76 832 768 -0.026 80.566   10  0.462   10  0.040   10  0.040   10 0.5065  0.470 -0.022  0.102  0.476
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BREWERS       86  76 732 697 -0.025 80.145   11  0.459   11  0.035   12  0.025   11 0.5042  0.419 -0.082  0.132  0.079
RAYS          80  82 694 704  0.043 84.613   12  0.451   12  0.019   13  0.016   12 0.5027  0.470 -0.046  0.077 -0.186
ANGELS        80  82 710 709  0.029 83.693   13  0.447   13  0.009   14  0.015   13 0.5019  0.440 -0.074  0.103 -0.090
ROYALS        80  82 702 791  0.030 83.932   14  0.446   14  0.009   20 -0.074   14 0.5009  0.570 -0.044 -0.103 -0.074
CARDINALS     83  79 761 705 -0.030 79.856   15  0.444   15  0.000   11  0.037   15 0.5001  0.602  0.097 -0.023 -0.209
MARINERS      78  84 750 772  0.027 83.622   16  0.440   16 -0.014   16 -0.011   16 0.4984  0.610  0.057 -0.078 -0.145
RANGERS       78  84 799 816  0.019 83.047   17  0.438   17 -0.019   15  0.001   17 0.4981  0.529 -0.008  0.010  0.320
BLUE JAYS     76  86 693 784  0.049 85.110   18  0.437   18 -0.020   17 -0.047   18 0.4969  0.514 -0.069 -0.024 -0.039
ORIOLES       75  87 743 841  0.056 85.597   19  0.434   19 -0.026   19 -0.065   19 0.4960  0.621  0.013 -0.143  0.061
ATHLETICS     75  87 739 826  0.031 83.990   20  0.425   20 -0.042   18 -0.057   20 0.4941  0.535 -0.060 -0.055  0.155
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PIRATES       75  87 668 731 -0.015 80.977   21  0.381   21 -0.075   21 -0.083   21 0.4886  0.431 -0.179  0.013 -0.094
MARLINS       77  85 778 822 -0.047 78.933   22  0.380   22 -0.075   22 -0.087   22 0.4885  0.794  0.165 -0.340 -0.289
PADRES        71  91 604 816  0.000 82.211   23  0.277   23 -0.107   30 -0.204   23 0.4848  0.548 -0.194 -0.213 -0.270
WHITE SOX     67  95 706 820  0.036 84.388   24  0.210   24 -0.123   23 -0.099   24 0.4834  0.515 -0.120 -0.078  0.090
BRAVES        72  90 732 821 -0.044 79.196   25  0.204   25 -0.125   26 -0.134   25 0.4815  0.651 -0.026 -0.241 -0.101
REDS          68  94 753 869 -0.001 81.956   26  0.148   26 -0.138   24 -0.113   26 0.4798  0.733  0.077 -0.302  0.019
METS          70  92 735 863 -0.034 79.897   27  0.131   27 -0.141   28 -0.150   27 0.4791  0.803  0.112 -0.412 -0.277
TIGERS        64  98 735 894  0.037 84.474   28  0.079   28 -0.154   27 -0.145   28 0.4788  0.557 -0.127 -0.164  0.319
PHILLIES      66  96 690 782 -0.038 79.576   29  0.002   30 -0.184   25 -0.127   30 0.4737  0.437 -0.218 -0.036  0.067
GIANTS        64  98 639 776 -0.007 81.706   30  0.000   29 -0.184   29 -0.168   29 0.4750  0.531 -0.174 -0.162 -0.260

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 109 58 799 594 -0.047 80.818 1 0.986 1 0.232 4 0.196 1 0.5329 0.346 0.027 0.366 -0.040 DIAMONDBACKS 94 72 834 687 -0.030 81.594 7 0.561 7 0.093 6 0.127 7 0.5146 0.390 -0.004 0.259 0.312 ROCKIES 87 76 832 768 -0.026 80.566 10 0.462 10 0.040 10 0.040 10 0.5065 0.470 -0.022 0.102 0.476 PADRES 71 91 604 816 0.000 82.211 23 0.277 23 -0.107 30 -0.204 23 0.4848 0.548 -0.194 -0.213 -0.270 GIANTS 64 98 639 776 -0.007 81.706 30 0.000 29 -0.184 29 -0.168 29 0.4750 0.531 -0.174 -0.162 -0.260

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 95 74 842 724 -0.027 83.395 8 0.539 8 0.087 8 0.078 8 0.5116 0.482 0.026 0.129 0.168 BREWERS 86 76 732 697 -0.025 80.145 11 0.459 11 0.035 12 0.025 11 0.5042 0.419 -0.082 0.132 0.079 CARDINALS 83 79 761 705 -0.030 79.856 15 0.444 15 0.000 11 0.037 15 0.5001 0.602 0.097 -0.023 -0.209 PIRATES 75 87 668 731 -0.015 80.977 21 0.381 21 -0.075 21 -0.083 21 0.4886 0.431 -0.179 0.013 -0.094 REDS 68 94 753 869 -0.001 81.956 26 0.148 26 -0.138 24 -0.113 26 0.4798 0.733 0.077 -0.302 0.019

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 99 68 839 689 -0.071 79.467 6 0.621 6 0.111 7 0.093 6 0.5149 0.465 0.026 0.159 0.081 MARLINS 77 85 778 822 -0.047 78.933 22 0.380 22 -0.075 22 -0.087 22 0.4885 0.794 0.165 -0.340 -0.289 BRAVES 72 90 732 821 -0.044 79.196 25 0.204 25 -0.125 26 -0.134 25 0.4815 0.651 -0.026 -0.241 -0.101 METS 70 92 735 863 -0.034 79.897 27 0.131 27 -0.141 28 -0.150 27 0.4791 0.803 0.112 -0.412 -0.277 PHILLIES 66 96 690 782 -0.038 79.576 29 0.002 30 -0.184 25 -0.127 30 0.4737 0.437 -0.218 -0.036 0.067

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 106 63 925 728 0.012 85.887 2 0.985 2 0.228 3 0.212 2 0.5321 0.817 0.488 -0.064 -0.360 ANGELS 80 82 710 709 0.029 83.693 13 0.447 13 0.009 14 0.015 13 0.5019 0.440 -0.074 0.103 -0.090 MARINERS 78 84 750 772 0.027 83.622 16 0.440 16 -0.014 16 -0.011 16 0.4984 0.610 0.057 -0.078 -0.145 RANGERS 78 84 799 816 0.019 83.047 17 0.438 17 -0.019 15 0.001 17 0.4981 0.529 -0.008 0.010 0.320 ATHLETICS 75 87 739 826 0.031 83.990 20 0.425 20 -0.042 18 -0.057 20 0.4941 0.535 -0.060 -0.055 0.155

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 INDIANS 104 63 836 585 -0.006 83.489 3 0.974 3 0.207 1 0.259 3 0.5298 0.324 0.071 0.447 -0.007 TWINS 85 78 819 796 0.014 83.148 9 0.466 9 0.045 9 0.047 9 0.5072 0.617 0.122 -0.028 0.176 ROYALS 80 82 702 791 0.030 83.932 14 0.446 14 0.009 20 -0.074 14 0.5009 0.570 -0.044 -0.103 -0.074 WHITE SOX 67 95 706 820 0.036 84.388 24 0.210 24 -0.123 23 -0.099 24 0.4834 0.515 -0.120 -0.078 0.090 TIGERS 64 98 735 894 0.037 84.474 28 0.079 28 -0.154 27 -0.145 28 0.4788 0.557 -0.127 -0.164 0.319

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 96 75 897 687 0.028 87.994 4 0.738 5 0.127 2 0.223 5 0.5187 0.514 0.202 0.245 0.040 RED SOX 94 72 803 692 0.032 85.739 5 0.737 4 0.135 5 0.142 4 0.5191 0.415 0.032 0.252 0.080 RAYS 80 82 694 704 0.043 84.613 12 0.451 12 0.019 13 0.016 12 0.5027 0.470 -0.046 0.077 -0.186 BLUE JAYS 76 86 693 784 0.049 85.110 18 0.437 18 -0.020 17 -0.047 18 0.4969 0.514 -0.069 -0.024 -0.039 ORIOLES 75 87 743 841 0.056 85.597 19 0.434 19 -0.026 19 -0.065 19 0.4960 0.621 0.013 -0.143 0.061


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    421 402 0.512    1  0.070
AL WEST    417 400 0.510    2  0.042
NL WEST    425 395 0.518    3 -0.002
AL CENTRAL 400 416 0.490    4 -0.004
NL CENTRAL 407 410 0.498    5 -0.014
NL EAST    384 431 0.471    6 -0.106

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.094 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: Tue Oct 17 05:30:25 2017
games through: Mon Oct 16 2017

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