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      67 31 501 328 -0.024 48.279    1  0.903    1  0.223    1  0.246    1 0.5422  0.350  0.076  0.417  0.002
ASTROS       65 32 574 403 -0.017 48.177    2  0.889    2  0.209    2  0.233    2 0.5410  0.930  0.628 -0.161 -0.472
NATIONALS    58 38 534 427 -0.047 46.613    3  0.610    3  0.108    5  0.108    3 0.5192  0.685  0.245 -0.029 -0.026
DIAMONDBACKS 56 41 490 380 -0.015 48.241    4  0.560    5  0.090    3  0.130    5 0.5174  0.281 -0.097  0.358  0.356
ROCKIES      57 42 527 479 -0.002 49.877    5  0.557    4  0.096    7  0.070    4 0.5183  0.512  0.041  0.098  0.524
RED SOX      55 44 468 403 -0.023 49.089    6  0.470    6  0.059    8  0.064    6 0.5122  0.473  0.000  0.127 -0.139
CUBS         50 46 450 429  0.002 48.631    7  0.432    7  0.027   12  0.017   10 0.5039  0.492 -0.029  0.064  0.098
YANKEES      50 46 511 409 -0.008 48.131    8  0.431    9  0.023    4  0.124    7 0.5067  0.508  0.092  0.157  0.226
BREWERS      53 47 484 448 -0.028 49.423    9  0.430    8  0.024   10  0.036   11 0.5030  0.472 -0.028  0.100  0.185
INDIANS      50 45 452 378 -0.033 46.704   10  0.425   11  0.017    6  0.072    8 0.5056  0.356 -0.093  0.238  0.079
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RAYS         51 47 454 440 -0.014 49.022   11  0.424   10  0.018   13  0.006    9 0.5043  0.511 -0.023  0.035 -0.035
ROYALS       49 47 408 430 -0.005 48.439   12  0.419   12  0.011   17 -0.031   12 0.5027  0.420 -0.142  0.079 -0.012
TWINS        49 47 437 500 -0.004 48.488   13  0.417   13  0.010   21 -0.060   13 0.5025  0.571 -0.034 -0.086  0.205
PIRATES      49 49 418 433  0.011 50.052   14  0.413   14  0.005   16 -0.018   17 0.4984  0.475 -0.080  0.044 -0.166
MARINERS     49 50 469 474  0.013 50.589   15  0.410   15 -0.000   14  0.001   15 0.5004  0.632  0.086 -0.083 -0.117
ANGELS       48 51 404 423  0.032 51.375   16  0.408   16 -0.003   15 -0.013   14 0.5007  0.305 -0.220  0.194  0.003
RANGERS      47 50 472 462  0.011 49.451   17  0.403   17 -0.014   11  0.024   16 0.4989  0.580  0.058 -0.011  0.153
CARDINALS    47 50 440 418  0.008 49.296   18  0.401   18 -0.016    9  0.050   19 0.4952  0.490  0.001  0.098 -0.198
ORIOLES      46 51 448 524  0.028 50.305   19  0.396   19 -0.020   25 -0.088   18 0.4959  0.684  0.047 -0.223 -0.034
BRAVES       47 49 450 487 -0.023 47.814   20  0.392   20 -0.024   22 -0.069   20 0.4948  0.650  0.033 -0.171 -0.027
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MARLINS      44 51 436 470  0.004 48.292   21  0.375   22 -0.044   18 -0.044   22 0.4903  0.721  0.129 -0.216 -0.234
METS         45 50 459 499 -0.019 47.443   22  0.374   21 -0.043   20 -0.057   23 0.4903  0.835  0.233 -0.348 -0.226
BLUE JAYS    44 53 400 483  0.024 50.111   23  0.371   23 -0.047   27 -0.090   21 0.4907  0.460 -0.165 -0.014 -0.003
ATHLETICS    43 54 421 498  0.046 50.972   24  0.368   24 -0.049   23 -0.071   24 0.4902  0.548 -0.067 -0.075  0.049
TIGERS       44 52 465 487 -0.012 48.188   25  0.356   25 -0.059   19 -0.052   25 0.4901  0.713  0.112 -0.216  0.030
PADRES       42 55 366 501  0.027 50.365   26  0.326   26 -0.073   29 -0.155   26 0.4865  0.460 -0.230 -0.080 -0.066
REDS         40 57 449 532  0.021 50.024   27  0.256   27 -0.101   24 -0.079   27 0.4792  0.712  0.085 -0.242  0.073
WHITE SOX    38 56 417 468 -0.004 47.534   28  0.181   28 -0.121   26 -0.088   28 0.4782  0.522 -0.107 -0.069  0.059
GIANTS       38 61 389 500  0.013 50.871   29  0.107   29 -0.141   30 -0.164   29 0.4748  0.587 -0.123 -0.206 -0.384
PHILLIES     33 62 379 459  0.023 49.086   30  0.000   30 -0.181   28 -0.114   30 0.4642  0.363 -0.273  0.045  0.099

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 67 31 501 328 -0.024 48.279 1 0.903 1 0.223 1 0.246 1 0.5422 0.350 0.076 0.417 0.002 DIAMONDBACKS 56 41 490 380 -0.015 48.241 4 0.560 5 0.090 3 0.130 5 0.5174 0.281 -0.097 0.358 0.356 ROCKIES 57 42 527 479 -0.002 49.877 5 0.557 4 0.096 7 0.070 4 0.5183 0.512 0.041 0.098 0.524 PADRES 42 55 366 501 0.027 50.365 26 0.326 26 -0.073 29 -0.155 26 0.4865 0.460 -0.230 -0.080 -0.066 GIANTS 38 61 389 500 0.013 50.871 29 0.107 29 -0.141 30 -0.164 29 0.4748 0.587 -0.123 -0.206 -0.384

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 50 46 450 429 0.002 48.631 7 0.432 7 0.027 12 0.017 10 0.5039 0.492 -0.029 0.064 0.098 BREWERS 53 47 484 448 -0.028 49.423 9 0.430 8 0.024 10 0.036 11 0.5030 0.472 -0.028 0.100 0.185 PIRATES 49 49 418 433 0.011 50.052 14 0.413 14 0.005 16 -0.018 17 0.4984 0.475 -0.080 0.044 -0.166 CARDINALS 47 50 440 418 0.008 49.296 18 0.401 18 -0.016 9 0.050 19 0.4952 0.490 0.001 0.098 -0.198 REDS 40 57 449 532 0.021 50.024 27 0.256 27 -0.101 24 -0.079 27 0.4792 0.712 0.085 -0.242 0.073

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 58 38 534 427 -0.047 46.613 3 0.610 3 0.108 5 0.108 3 0.5192 0.685 0.245 -0.029 -0.026 BRAVES 47 49 450 487 -0.023 47.814 20 0.392 20 -0.024 22 -0.069 20 0.4948 0.650 0.033 -0.171 -0.027 MARLINS 44 51 436 470 0.004 48.292 21 0.375 22 -0.044 18 -0.044 22 0.4903 0.721 0.129 -0.216 -0.234 METS 45 50 459 499 -0.019 47.443 22 0.374 21 -0.043 20 -0.057 23 0.4903 0.835 0.233 -0.348 -0.226 PHILLIES 33 62 379 459 0.023 49.086 30 0.000 30 -0.181 28 -0.114 30 0.4642 0.363 -0.273 0.045 0.099

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 65 32 574 403 -0.017 48.177 2 0.889 2 0.209 2 0.233 2 0.5410 0.930 0.628 -0.161 -0.472 MARINERS 49 50 469 474 0.013 50.589 15 0.410 15 -0.000 14 0.001 15 0.5004 0.632 0.086 -0.083 -0.117 ANGELS 48 51 404 423 0.032 51.375 16 0.408 16 -0.003 15 -0.013 14 0.5007 0.305 -0.220 0.194 0.003 RANGERS 47 50 472 462 0.011 49.451 17 0.403 17 -0.014 11 0.024 16 0.4989 0.580 0.058 -0.011 0.153 ATHLETICS 43 54 421 498 0.046 50.972 24 0.368 24 -0.049 23 -0.071 24 0.4902 0.548 -0.067 -0.075 0.049

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 50 45 452 378 -0.033 46.704 10 0.425 11 0.017 6 0.072 8 0.5056 0.356 -0.093 0.238 0.079 ROYALS 49 47 408 430 -0.005 48.439 12 0.419 12 0.011 17 -0.031 12 0.5027 0.420 -0.142 0.079 -0.012 TWINS 49 47 437 500 -0.004 48.488 13 0.417 13 0.010 21 -0.060 13 0.5025 0.571 -0.034 -0.086 0.205 TIGERS 44 52 465 487 -0.012 48.188 25 0.356 25 -0.059 19 -0.052 25 0.4901 0.713 0.112 -0.216 0.030 WHITE SOX 38 56 417 468 -0.004 47.534 28 0.181 28 -0.121 26 -0.088 28 0.4782 0.522 -0.107 -0.069 0.059

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 55 44 468 403 -0.023 49.089 6 0.470 6 0.059 8 0.064 6 0.5122 0.473 0.000 0.127 -0.139 YANKEES 50 46 511 409 -0.008 48.131 8 0.431 9 0.023 4 0.124 7 0.5067 0.508 0.092 0.157 0.226 RAYS 51 47 454 440 -0.014 49.022 11 0.424 10 0.018 13 0.006 9 0.5043 0.511 -0.023 0.035 -0.035 ORIOLES 46 51 448 524 0.028 50.305 19 0.396 19 -0.020 25 -0.088 18 0.4959 0.684 0.047 -0.223 -0.034 BLUE JAYS 44 53 400 483 0.024 50.111 23 0.371 23 -0.047 27 -0.090 21 0.4907 0.460 -0.165 -0.014 -0.003


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    252 237 0.515    1  0.056
NL WEST    260 230 0.531    2  0.042
AL EAST    246 241 0.505    3  0.006
NL CENTRAL 239 249 0.490    4  0.002
AL CENTRAL 230 247 0.482    5 -0.052
NL EAST    227 250 0.476    6 -0.058

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.068 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.009 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Jul 23 05:30:19 2017
games through: Sat Jul 22 2017

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