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
ANGELS       97 67 773 641  0.034 84.531    1  0.506    1  0.122    2  0.130    2 0.5248  0.611  0.324 -0.064 -0.242
ORIOLES      99 70 738 621  0.026 86.675    2  0.450    2  0.113    3  0.111    1 0.5250  0.391  0.105  0.118 -0.039
ROYALS       98 74 694 654  0.023 88.070    3  0.355    3  0.093    6  0.059    3 0.5206  0.246 -0.067  0.185  0.073
NATIONALS    96 69 691 561 -0.043 80.086    4  0.316    4  0.076    4  0.095    4 0.5146  0.273 -0.009  0.200  0.018
ATHLETICS    87 75 728 578  0.032 83.385    5  0.300    6  0.058    1  0.131    6 0.5126  0.341  0.083  0.180  0.031
TIGERS       89 75 763 723  0.021 83.804    6  0.299    5  0.059    9  0.047    5 0.5140  0.592  0.222 -0.128  0.048
MARINERS     86 75 628 551  0.039 83.366    7  0.298    7  0.057    5  0.073    7 0.5114  0.357  0.038  0.108 -0.344
DODGERS      93 71 723 629 -0.058 78.615    8  0.295    8  0.051    7  0.055    8 0.5099  0.470  0.119 -0.008 -0.081
CARDINALS    94 76 649 637 -0.031 83.390    9  0.293    9  0.046   14  0.006    9 0.5098  0.267 -0.103  0.115  0.067
YANKEES      84 77 630 658  0.036 83.356   10  0.292   10  0.040   15  0.005   10 0.5096  0.411  0.016 -0.006 -0.101
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
INDIANS      85 76 665 647  0.014 81.866   11  0.291   11  0.037   10  0.025   11 0.5096  0.364 -0.004  0.054 -0.049
GIANTS       96 79 711 652 -0.043 84.976   12  0.290   12  0.036   11  0.019   14 0.5064  0.320 -0.046  0.085 -0.005
BLUE JAYS    83 78 716 676  0.030 82.847   13  0.289   13  0.031    8  0.051   12 0.5082  0.516  0.156 -0.054  0.071
PIRATES      89 75 687 642 -0.040 79.887   14  0.288   14  0.030   13  0.013   13 0.5067  0.453  0.061 -0.034 -0.053
RAYS         77 84 608 618  0.036 83.274   15  0.285   15 -0.009   12  0.017   15 0.5000  0.233 -0.119  0.154  0.016
BREWERS      81 80 645 653 -0.040 78.434   16  0.284   16 -0.016   17 -0.027   16 0.4967  0.413 -0.014 -0.040  0.025
BRAVES       79 82 573 588 -0.026 79.409   17  0.283   17 -0.023   18 -0.032   17 0.4933  0.251 -0.154  0.091 -0.133
METS         78 83 623 617 -0.024 79.418   18  0.282   18 -0.030   16 -0.018   19 0.4924  0.478  0.052 -0.089 -0.313
WHITE SOX    73 88 657 754  0.032 83.178   19  0.280   19 -0.039   24 -0.060   18 0.4932  0.442 -0.021 -0.098  0.170
MARLINS      76 85 636 674 -0.022 79.671   20  0.279   20 -0.043   23 -0.052   23 0.4890  0.463  0.005 -0.108 -0.024
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PADRES       77 84 535 571 -0.043 78.351   21  0.278   21 -0.045   26 -0.066   24 0.4890  0.182 -0.243  0.111 -0.290
ASTROS       70 91 626 719  0.059 84.901   22  0.277   22 -0.048   21 -0.047   22 0.4890  0.476  0.021 -0.115  0.001
RED SOX      70 91 627 711  0.050 84.332   23  0.276   23 -0.053   22 -0.051   20 0.4904  0.363 -0.081 -0.021  0.142
REDS         75 86 592 610 -0.034 78.873   24  0.275   24 -0.055   19 -0.035   21 0.4891  0.285 -0.130  0.060 -0.049
PHILLIES     73 88 618 681 -0.013 80.253   25  0.271   25 -0.061   25 -0.061   27 0.4858  0.505  0.033 -0.156 -0.198
TWINS        70 92 715 777  0.032 83.661   26  0.268   26 -0.064   20 -0.042   25 0.4888  0.527  0.073 -0.157  0.242
CUBS         74 89 617 709 -0.028 80.292   27  0.266   27 -0.067   28 -0.085   26 0.4862  0.494  0.000 -0.170 -0.128
RANGERS      67 94 634 764  0.062 85.147   28  0.264   28 -0.068   27 -0.068   28 0.4847  0.518  0.038 -0.174  0.072
ROCKIES      65 96 750 814 -0.043 78.374   29  0.003   30 -0.131   29 -0.090   29 0.4719  0.413 -0.077 -0.104  0.739
DIAMONDBACKS 64 95 605 727 -0.033 78.082   30  0.000   29 -0.127   30 -0.134   30 0.4719  0.302 -0.215 -0.053  0.335

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 93 71 723 629 -0.058 78.615 8 0.295 8 0.051 7 0.055 8 0.5099 0.470 0.119 -0.008 -0.081 GIANTS 96 79 711 652 -0.043 84.976 12 0.290 12 0.036 11 0.019 14 0.5064 0.320 -0.046 0.085 -0.005 PADRES 77 84 535 571 -0.043 78.351 21 0.278 21 -0.045 26 -0.066 24 0.4890 0.182 -0.243 0.111 -0.290 ROCKIES 65 96 750 814 -0.043 78.374 29 0.003 30 -0.131 29 -0.090 29 0.4719 0.413 -0.077 -0.104 0.739 DIAMONDBACKS 64 95 605 727 -0.033 78.082 30 0.000 29 -0.127 30 -0.134 30 0.4719 0.302 -0.215 -0.053 0.335

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 CARDINALS 94 76 649 637 -0.031 83.390 9 0.293 9 0.046 14 0.006 9 0.5098 0.267 -0.103 0.115 0.067 PIRATES 89 75 687 642 -0.040 79.887 14 0.288 14 0.030 13 0.013 13 0.5067 0.453 0.061 -0.034 -0.053 BREWERS 81 80 645 653 -0.040 78.434 16 0.284 16 -0.016 17 -0.027 16 0.4967 0.413 -0.014 -0.040 0.025 REDS 75 86 592 610 -0.034 78.873 24 0.275 24 -0.055 19 -0.035 21 0.4891 0.285 -0.130 0.060 -0.049 CUBS 74 89 617 709 -0.028 80.292 27 0.266 27 -0.067 28 -0.085 26 0.4862 0.494 0.000 -0.170 -0.128

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 96 69 691 561 -0.043 80.086 4 0.316 4 0.076 4 0.095 4 0.5146 0.273 -0.009 0.200 0.018 BRAVES 79 82 573 588 -0.026 79.409 17 0.283 17 -0.023 18 -0.032 17 0.4933 0.251 -0.154 0.091 -0.133 METS 78 83 623 617 -0.024 79.418 18 0.282 18 -0.030 16 -0.018 19 0.4924 0.478 0.052 -0.089 -0.313 MARLINS 76 85 636 674 -0.022 79.671 20 0.279 20 -0.043 23 -0.052 23 0.4890 0.463 0.005 -0.108 -0.024 PHILLIES 73 88 618 681 -0.013 80.253 25 0.271 25 -0.061 25 -0.061 27 0.4858 0.505 0.033 -0.156 -0.198

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 ANGELS 97 67 773 641 0.034 84.531 1 0.506 1 0.122 2 0.130 2 0.5248 0.611 0.324 -0.064 -0.242 ATHLETICS 87 75 728 578 0.032 83.385 5 0.300 6 0.058 1 0.131 6 0.5126 0.341 0.083 0.180 0.031 MARINERS 86 75 628 551 0.039 83.366 7 0.298 7 0.057 5 0.073 7 0.5114 0.357 0.038 0.108 -0.344 ASTROS 70 91 626 719 0.059 84.901 22 0.277 22 -0.048 21 -0.047 22 0.4890 0.476 0.021 -0.115 0.001 RANGERS 67 94 634 764 0.062 85.147 28 0.264 28 -0.068 27 -0.068 28 0.4847 0.518 0.038 -0.174 0.072

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 ROYALS 98 74 694 654 0.023 88.070 3 0.355 3 0.093 6 0.059 3 0.5206 0.246 -0.067 0.185 0.073 TIGERS 89 75 763 723 0.021 83.804 6 0.299 5 0.059 9 0.047 5 0.5140 0.592 0.222 -0.128 0.048 INDIANS 85 76 665 647 0.014 81.866 11 0.291 11 0.037 10 0.025 11 0.5096 0.364 -0.004 0.054 -0.049 WHITE SOX 73 88 657 754 0.032 83.178 19 0.280 19 -0.039 24 -0.060 18 0.4932 0.442 -0.021 -0.098 0.170 TWINS 70 92 715 777 0.032 83.661 26 0.268 26 -0.064 20 -0.042 25 0.4888 0.527 0.073 -0.157 0.242

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 99 70 738 621 0.026 86.675 2 0.450 2 0.113 3 0.111 1 0.5250 0.391 0.105 0.118 -0.039 YANKEES 84 77 630 658 0.036 83.356 10 0.292 10 0.040 15 0.005 10 0.5096 0.411 0.016 -0.006 -0.101 BLUE JAYS 83 78 716 676 0.030 82.847 13 0.289 13 0.031 8 0.051 12 0.5082 0.516 0.156 -0.054 0.071 RAYS 77 84 608 618 0.036 83.274 15 0.285 15 -0.009 12 0.017 15 0.5000 0.233 -0.119 0.154 0.016 RED SOX 70 91 627 711 0.050 84.332 23 0.276 23 -0.053 22 -0.051 20 0.4904 0.363 -0.081 -0.021 0.142


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    407 402 0.503    1  0.078
AL EAST    413 400 0.508    2  0.047
AL CENTRAL 415 405 0.506    3  0.011
NL EAST    402 407 0.497    4 -0.023
NL CENTRAL 413 406 0.504    5 -0.044
NL WEST    395 425 0.482    6 -0.076

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.062 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.008 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Oct 25 05:30:17 2014
games through: Fri Oct 24 2014

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