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
ASTROS       52 25 424 305  0.049 39.887    1  0.975    1  0.242    1  0.251    1 0.5510  0.780  0.482  0.019 -0.497
DODGERS      51 27 406 272 -0.059 36.950    2  0.849    2  0.163    2  0.201    2 0.5286  0.383  0.057  0.346 -0.002
DIAMONDBACKS 49 28 406 292 -0.072 36.138    3  0.758    3  0.134    4  0.143    3 0.5245  0.270 -0.095  0.381  0.461
ROCKIES      47 32 404 368 -0.014 39.085    4  0.676    4  0.112    8  0.063    4 0.5199  0.437 -0.034  0.160  0.547
YANKEES      41 33 414 318  0.012 37.357    5  0.573    5  0.072    3  0.166    5 0.5183  0.579  0.198  0.134  0.156
RED SOX      42 34 354 321  0.004 38.218    6  0.550    6  0.067   10  0.053    7 0.5160  0.469 -0.016  0.122 -0.090
INDIANS      40 35 360 309  0.048 38.984    7  0.544    7  0.065    5  0.108    6 0.5174  0.366 -0.050  0.267  0.190
NATIONALS    45 31 428 341 -0.111 34.683    8  0.535    8  0.059    7  0.069   11 0.5086  0.740  0.259 -0.121 -0.096
TWINS        39 35 339 380  0.037 38.284    9  0.520   10  0.050   14 -0.012    9 0.5126  0.467 -0.083  0.059  0.372
ANGELS       41 39 349 342  0.068 42.299   10  0.519    9  0.050   11  0.043    8 0.5127  0.379 -0.104  0.191  0.030
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MARINERS     39 39 382 383  0.068 41.262   11  0.497   11  0.033   12  0.041   10 0.5095  0.660  0.151 -0.069 -0.075
RAYS         40 38 383 362  0.036 40.234   12  0.496   12  0.033    9  0.055   13 0.5084  0.580  0.088  0.022 -0.034
RANGERS      38 38 384 361  0.053 39.629   13  0.489   15  0.026    6  0.076   12 0.5086  0.619  0.146  0.005  0.144
ROYALS       37 37 292 330  0.056 38.889   14  0.485   13  0.028   20 -0.028   14 0.5083  0.396 -0.161  0.106 -0.100
ORIOLES      37 38 344 409  0.075 40.000   15  0.482   14  0.027   23 -0.066   15 0.5054  0.813  0.200 -0.333 -0.280
BREWERS      41 37 371 358 -0.076 36.805   16  0.448   16 -0.007   17 -0.015   18 0.4957  0.433 -0.116  0.086  0.261
BLUE JAYS    36 39 324 346  0.035 38.756   17  0.446   17 -0.008   16 -0.014   17 0.4995  0.439 -0.110  0.081 -0.025
ATHLETICS    34 42 331 403  0.113 41.661   18  0.441   18 -0.011   21 -0.045   16 0.4998  0.489 -0.096  0.006  0.196
CUBS         39 37 355 330 -0.056 36.476   19  0.440   19 -0.012   15 -0.013   20 0.4937  0.507 -0.048  0.021  0.022
TIGERS       33 42 357 379  0.065 39.664   20  0.403   20 -0.042   18 -0.020   19 0.4953  0.647  0.078 -0.118  0.070
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PIRATES      35 41 324 357 -0.025 37.509   21  0.373   21 -0.062   24 -0.079   22 0.4841  0.495 -0.125 -0.033 -0.103
CARDINALS    35 40 330 337 -0.050 36.228   22  0.372   22 -0.065   19 -0.027   24 0.4828  0.545 -0.027 -0.026 -0.286
MARLINS      34 40 341 359 -0.042 36.001   23  0.358   23 -0.070   22 -0.055   23 0.4841  0.669  0.065 -0.174 -0.196
WHITE SOX    32 43 342 347  0.035 38.732   24  0.352   24 -0.073   13 -0.006   21 0.4910  0.461 -0.082  0.070  0.124
BRAVES       36 39 352 386 -0.119 34.267   25  0.330   25 -0.083   27 -0.139   25 0.4792  0.713  0.024 -0.301 -0.136
METS         34 41 366 403 -0.088 35.178   26  0.302   26 -0.101   26 -0.100   27 0.4771  0.890  0.248 -0.449 -0.344
PADRES       31 45 274 388  0.018 39.022   27  0.285   27 -0.105   28 -0.176   26 0.4788  0.368 -0.333 -0.019  0.042
REDS         31 44 365 413 -0.054 36.175   28  0.209   28 -0.133   25 -0.096   28 0.4700  0.847  0.206 -0.397 -0.045
GIANTS       28 51 302 402 -0.010 39.706   29  0.057   29 -0.187   29 -0.196   29 0.4637  0.607 -0.138 -0.254 -0.484
PHILLIES     24 51 285 387 -0.008 37.729   30  0.000   30 -0.227   30 -0.202   30 0.4522  0.318 -0.401 -0.003  0.176

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 51 27 406 272 -0.059 36.950 2 0.849 2 0.163 2 0.201 2 0.5286 0.383 0.057 0.346 -0.002 DIAMONDBACKS 49 28 406 292 -0.072 36.138 3 0.758 3 0.134 4 0.143 3 0.5245 0.270 -0.095 0.381 0.461 ROCKIES 47 32 404 368 -0.014 39.085 4 0.676 4 0.112 8 0.063 4 0.5199 0.437 -0.034 0.160 0.547 PADRES 31 45 274 388 0.018 39.022 27 0.285 27 -0.105 28 -0.176 26 0.4788 0.368 -0.333 -0.019 0.042 GIANTS 28 51 302 402 -0.010 39.706 29 0.057 29 -0.187 29 -0.196 29 0.4637 0.607 -0.138 -0.254 -0.484

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 41 37 371 358 -0.076 36.805 16 0.448 16 -0.007 17 -0.015 18 0.4957 0.433 -0.116 0.086 0.261 CUBS 39 37 355 330 -0.056 36.476 19 0.440 19 -0.012 15 -0.013 20 0.4937 0.507 -0.048 0.021 0.022 PIRATES 35 41 324 357 -0.025 37.509 21 0.373 21 -0.062 24 -0.079 22 0.4841 0.495 -0.125 -0.033 -0.103 CARDINALS 35 40 330 337 -0.050 36.228 22 0.372 22 -0.065 19 -0.027 24 0.4828 0.545 -0.027 -0.026 -0.286 REDS 31 44 365 413 -0.054 36.175 28 0.209 28 -0.133 25 -0.096 28 0.4700 0.847 0.206 -0.397 -0.045

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 45 31 428 341 -0.111 34.683 8 0.535 8 0.059 7 0.069 11 0.5086 0.740 0.259 -0.121 -0.096 MARLINS 34 40 341 359 -0.042 36.001 23 0.358 23 -0.070 22 -0.055 23 0.4841 0.669 0.065 -0.174 -0.196 BRAVES 36 39 352 386 -0.119 34.267 25 0.330 25 -0.083 27 -0.139 25 0.4792 0.713 0.024 -0.301 -0.136 METS 34 41 366 403 -0.088 35.178 26 0.302 26 -0.101 26 -0.100 27 0.4771 0.890 0.248 -0.449 -0.344 PHILLIES 24 51 285 387 -0.008 37.729 30 0.000 30 -0.227 30 -0.202 30 0.4522 0.318 -0.401 -0.003 0.176

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 52 25 424 305 0.049 39.887 1 0.975 1 0.242 1 0.251 1 0.5510 0.780 0.482 0.019 -0.497 ANGELS 41 39 349 342 0.068 42.299 10 0.519 9 0.050 11 0.043 8 0.5127 0.379 -0.104 0.191 0.030 MARINERS 39 39 382 383 0.068 41.262 11 0.497 11 0.033 12 0.041 10 0.5095 0.660 0.151 -0.069 -0.075 RANGERS 38 38 384 361 0.053 39.629 13 0.489 15 0.026 6 0.076 12 0.5086 0.619 0.146 0.005 0.144 ATHLETICS 34 42 331 403 0.113 41.661 18 0.441 18 -0.011 21 -0.045 16 0.4998 0.489 -0.096 0.006 0.196

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 40 35 360 309 0.048 38.984 7 0.544 7 0.065 5 0.108 6 0.5174 0.366 -0.050 0.267 0.190 TWINS 39 35 339 380 0.037 38.284 9 0.520 10 0.050 14 -0.012 9 0.5126 0.467 -0.083 0.059 0.372 ROYALS 37 37 292 330 0.056 38.889 14 0.485 13 0.028 20 -0.028 14 0.5083 0.396 -0.161 0.106 -0.100 TIGERS 33 42 357 379 0.065 39.664 20 0.403 20 -0.042 18 -0.020 19 0.4953 0.647 0.078 -0.118 0.070 WHITE SOX 32 43 342 347 0.035 38.732 24 0.352 24 -0.073 13 -0.006 21 0.4910 0.461 -0.082 0.070 0.124

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 41 33 414 318 0.012 37.357 5 0.573 5 0.072 3 0.166 5 0.5183 0.579 0.198 0.134 0.156 RED SOX 42 34 354 321 0.004 38.218 6 0.550 6 0.067 10 0.053 7 0.5160 0.469 -0.016 0.122 -0.090 RAYS 40 38 383 362 0.036 40.234 12 0.496 12 0.033 9 0.055 13 0.5084 0.580 0.088 0.022 -0.034 ORIOLES 37 38 344 409 0.075 40.000 15 0.482 14 0.027 23 -0.066 15 0.5054 0.813 0.200 -0.333 -0.280 BLUE JAYS 36 39 324 346 0.035 38.756 17 0.446 17 -0.008 16 -0.014 17 0.4995 0.439 -0.110 0.081 -0.025


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    204 183 0.527    1  0.121
AL EAST    196 182 0.519    2  0.065
AL CENTRAL 181 192 0.485    3  0.015
NL WEST    206 183 0.530    4  0.013
NL CENTRAL 181 199 0.476    5 -0.076
NL EAST    173 202 0.461    6 -0.143

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.084 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 Jun 27 05:30:18 2017
games through: Mon Jun 26 2017

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