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  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ROYALS       65 41  1 469 392  0.036 54.921    1  0.300    1  0.112    2  0.096    2 0.5306  0.388  0.065  0.126 -0.019
CARDINALS    68 39  1 430 314 -0.060 51.179    2  0.233    2  0.097    3  0.091    1 0.5317  0.245 -0.057  0.240 -0.347
ASTROS       62 48  0 489 411  0.036 56.376    3  0.165    3  0.069    4  0.081    4 0.5139  0.399  0.060  0.102 -0.087
YANKEES      60 49  0 515 471  0.049 56.581    4  0.159    4  0.063    7  0.056    5 0.5123  0.520  0.143 -0.030  0.176
ANGELS       57 50  1 461 414  0.048 56.011    5  0.149    5  0.046    5  0.062   10 0.5070  0.498  0.129 -0.005 -0.252
PIRATES      61 46  1 447 402 -0.057 51.525    6  0.147    6  0.041   12  0.015    3 0.5167  0.434  0.025  0.006 -0.256
GIANTS       61 47  0 466 410 -0.061 51.309    7  0.144    7  0.036   10  0.033    7 0.5098  0.552  0.149 -0.083 -0.392
DODGERS      59 49  2 446 390 -0.044 53.022    8  0.142    8  0.026    9  0.036    8 0.5087  0.217 -0.135  0.206  0.094
TWINS        56 51  1 456 455  0.015 54.649    9  0.141    9  0.025   13  0.015    9 0.5073  0.341 -0.056  0.085  0.216
CUBS         58 49  0 425 416 -0.038 51.921   10  0.140   10  0.023   16 -0.011    6 0.5113  0.474  0.034 -0.057 -0.313
TEAM          W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BLUE JAYS    56 53  0 584 469  0.021 55.256   11  0.139   11  0.021    1  0.109   12 0.5024  0.797  0.467 -0.249 -0.077
ORIOLES      54 53  1 471 422  0.015 54.577   12  0.137   13  0.010    8  0.049   17 0.4990  0.309 -0.047  0.146  0.141
RAYS         55 56  0 415 419  0.044 57.435   13  0.136   12  0.012   11  0.026   19 0.4980  0.140 -0.204  0.257  0.056
WHITE SOX    52 55  0 400 466  0.050 55.608   14  0.135   14  0.006   23 -0.029   13 0.5023  0.505  0.044 -0.102 -0.410
METS         56 51  3 384 383 -0.047 53.003   15  0.134   15  0.005   17 -0.015   11 0.5035  0.067 -0.299  0.269  0.105
NATIONALS    56 51  0 436 409 -0.058 51.050   16  0.133   16  0.000   15 -0.008   14 0.5023  0.551  0.107 -0.124 -0.413
DIAMONDBACKS 55 52  0 480 456 -0.045 51.605   17  0.132   18 -0.004   14  0.001   15 0.5013  0.466  0.039 -0.036  0.113
PADRES       54 54  0 429 463  0.003 54.098   18  0.131   17 -0.001   24 -0.046   16 0.5009  0.457 -0.017 -0.075 -0.013
RANGERS      50 57  1 480 540  0.065 56.900   19  0.130   19 -0.006   19 -0.018   20 0.4946  0.589  0.133 -0.169  0.226
TIGERS       52 57  0 478 525  0.039 56.284   20  0.129   20 -0.007   18 -0.017   18 0.4982  0.645  0.187 -0.221  0.045
TEAM          W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RED SOX      50 60  1 479 540  0.063 58.379   21  0.128   21 -0.018   21 -0.024   24 0.4894  0.460  0.009 -0.057  0.266
INDIANS      50 58  0 418 461  0.034 55.541   22  0.127   22 -0.021   22 -0.028   21 0.4942  0.250 -0.173  0.117  0.331
MARINERS     49 60  0 402 469  0.067 57.504   23  0.126   23 -0.021   20 -0.024   23 0.4898  0.377 -0.064  0.016 -0.108
ATHLETICS    49 61  0 463 419  0.042 56.800   24  0.124   24 -0.032    6  0.062   25 0.4890  0.452  0.087  0.036 -0.256
REDS         49 58  1 430 473 -0.046 52.168   25  0.115   25 -0.053   26 -0.063   22 0.4901  0.339 -0.135  0.009  0.254
BRAVES       48 61  0 399 477 -0.049 52.609   26  0.098   26 -0.071   29 -0.101   27 0.4821  0.382 -0.137 -0.065  0.054
ROCKIES      45 61  0 487 546 -0.023 52.179   27  0.094   27 -0.074   27 -0.069   28 0.4808  0.555  0.051 -0.188  0.481
BREWERS      46 64  0 434 495 -0.020 54.267   28  0.082   28 -0.081   28 -0.077   26 0.4838  0.371 -0.122 -0.033  0.270
MARLINS      45 63  0 398 430 -0.045 52.012   29  0.057   29 -0.090   25 -0.057   29 0.4774  0.301 -0.161  0.047 -0.095
PHILLIES     44 66  0 415 542 -0.035 53.730   30  0.000   30 -0.103   30 -0.140   30 0.4736  0.627  0.047 -0.327 -0.091
UNRANKED      2  4  0  35  42 -0.148  2.843      -1.000      -1.000      -0.418      0.4523  0.768 -0.090 -0.746  0.302

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR GIANTS 61 47 0 466 410 -0.061 51.309 7 0.144 7 0.036 10 0.033 7 0.5098 0.552 0.149 -0.083 -0.392 DODGERS 59 49 2 446 390 -0.044 53.022 8 0.142 8 0.026 9 0.036 8 0.5087 0.217 -0.135 0.206 0.094 DIAMONDBACKS 55 52 0 480 456 -0.045 51.605 17 0.132 18 -0.004 14 0.001 15 0.5013 0.466 0.039 -0.036 0.113 PADRES 54 54 0 429 463 0.003 54.098 18 0.131 17 -0.001 24 -0.046 16 0.5009 0.457 -0.017 -0.075 -0.013 ROCKIES 45 61 0 487 546 -0.023 52.179 27 0.094 27 -0.074 27 -0.069 28 0.4808 0.555 0.051 -0.188 0.481

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CARDINALS 68 39 1 430 314 -0.060 51.179 2 0.233 2 0.097 3 0.091 1 0.5317 0.245 -0.057 0.240 -0.347 PIRATES 61 46 1 447 402 -0.057 51.525 6 0.147 6 0.041 12 0.015 3 0.5167 0.434 0.025 0.006 -0.256 CUBS 58 49 0 425 416 -0.038 51.921 10 0.140 10 0.023 16 -0.011 6 0.5113 0.474 0.034 -0.057 -0.313 REDS 49 58 1 430 473 -0.046 52.168 25 0.115 25 -0.053 26 -0.063 22 0.4901 0.339 -0.135 0.009 0.254 BREWERS 46 64 0 434 495 -0.020 54.267 28 0.082 28 -0.081 28 -0.077 26 0.4838 0.371 -0.122 -0.033 0.270

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR METS 56 51 3 384 383 -0.047 53.003 15 0.134 15 0.005 17 -0.015 11 0.5035 0.067 -0.299 0.269 0.105 NATIONALS 56 51 0 436 409 -0.058 51.050 16 0.133 16 0.000 15 -0.008 14 0.5023 0.551 0.107 -0.124 -0.413 BRAVES 48 61 0 399 477 -0.049 52.609 26 0.098 26 -0.071 29 -0.101 27 0.4821 0.382 -0.137 -0.065 0.054 MARLINS 45 63 0 398 430 -0.045 52.012 29 0.057 29 -0.090 25 -0.057 29 0.4774 0.301 -0.161 0.047 -0.095 PHILLIES 44 66 0 415 542 -0.035 53.730 30 0.000 30 -0.103 30 -0.140 30 0.4736 0.627 0.047 -0.327 -0.091

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ASTROS 62 48 0 489 411 0.036 56.376 3 0.165 3 0.069 4 0.081 4 0.5139 0.399 0.060 0.102 -0.087 ANGELS 57 50 1 461 414 0.048 56.011 5 0.149 5 0.046 5 0.062 10 0.5070 0.498 0.129 -0.005 -0.252 RANGERS 50 57 1 480 540 0.065 56.900 19 0.130 19 -0.006 19 -0.018 20 0.4946 0.589 0.133 -0.169 0.226 MARINERS 49 60 0 402 469 0.067 57.504 23 0.126 23 -0.021 20 -0.024 23 0.4898 0.377 -0.064 0.016 -0.108 ATHLETICS 49 61 0 463 419 0.042 56.800 24 0.124 24 -0.032 6 0.062 25 0.4890 0.452 0.087 0.036 -0.256

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ROYALS 65 41 1 469 392 0.036 54.921 1 0.300 1 0.112 2 0.096 2 0.5306 0.388 0.065 0.126 -0.019 TWINS 56 51 1 456 455 0.015 54.649 9 0.141 9 0.025 13 0.015 9 0.5073 0.341 -0.056 0.085 0.216 WHITE SOX 52 55 0 400 466 0.050 55.608 14 0.135 14 0.006 23 -0.029 13 0.5023 0.505 0.044 -0.102 -0.410 TIGERS 52 57 0 478 525 0.039 56.284 20 0.129 20 -0.007 18 -0.017 18 0.4982 0.645 0.187 -0.221 0.045 INDIANS 50 58 0 418 461 0.034 55.541 22 0.127 22 -0.021 22 -0.028 21 0.4942 0.250 -0.173 0.117 0.331

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR YANKEES 60 49 0 515 471 0.049 56.581 4 0.159 4 0.063 7 0.056 5 0.5123 0.520 0.143 -0.030 0.176 BLUE JAYS 56 53 0 584 469 0.021 55.256 11 0.139 11 0.021 1 0.109 12 0.5024 0.797 0.467 -0.249 -0.077 ORIOLES 54 53 1 471 422 0.015 54.577 12 0.137 13 0.010 8 0.049 17 0.4990 0.309 -0.047 0.146 0.141 RAYS 55 56 0 415 419 0.044 57.435 13 0.136 12 0.012 11 0.026 19 0.4980 0.140 -0.204 0.257 0.056 RED SOX 50 60 1 479 540 0.063 58.379 21 0.128 21 -0.018 21 -0.024 24 0.4894 0.460 0.009 -0.057 0.266


DIVISION     W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    275 271   2 0.504    1  0.094
AL WEST    267 276   2 0.492    2  0.070
AL CENTRAL 275 262   2 0.512    3  0.015
NL CENTRAL 282 256   3 0.524    4 -0.019
NL WEST    274 263   2 0.510    5 -0.020
NL EAST    249 292   3 0.460    6 -0.139

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.090 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: Sun Aug  2 05:30:14 2015
games through: Sat Aug  1 2015

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