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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK 
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
GIANTS       109  58 814 612 -0.007 83.186    1  0.274    1  0.291    3  0.235    1 0.5321   27  0.373    6  0.116    2  0.354   14  0.018
DODGERS      112  62 878 600 -0.005 86.679    2  0.272    2  0.279    1  0.298    2 0.5310   29  0.363    4  0.171    1  0.426   15 -0.010
RAYS         101  65 877 677  0.010 83.841    3  0.256    3  0.218    2  0.242    3 0.5302    2  0.707    1  0.432   11  0.052   30 -0.399
ASTROS       104  74 950 729  0.002 89.421    4  0.219    4  0.166    4  0.232    4 0.5255    4  0.653    2  0.369    9  0.095   23 -0.127
RED SOX       98  75 889 807  0.042 89.761    5  0.198    5  0.160    8  0.112    5 0.5222   17  0.486    7  0.092    8  0.132    3  0.340
BLUE JAYS     91  71 846 663  0.017 82.256    6  0.167    7  0.131    5  0.219    7 0.5199   18  0.468    3  0.183    4  0.255    8  0.159
YANKEES       92  71 713 675  0.029 83.781    7  0.164    6  0.144   10  0.086    6 0.5205   26  0.387   19 -0.021    6  0.192   18 -0.071
MARINERS      90  72 697 748  0.010 82.288    8  0.092    9  0.112   16 -0.023    8 0.5175    8  0.592   12  0.055   20 -0.101   27 -0.273
BRAVES        99  78 855 709 -0.005 88.502    9  0.090    8  0.112    6  0.169   12 0.5090   23  0.413    8  0.084    5  0.253    9  0.134
BREWERS       96  70 744 635 -0.053 79.902   10  0.080   10  0.110    9  0.095   11 0.5115   30  0.281   23 -0.100    3  0.291   11  0.109
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WHITE SOX     94  72 814 667 -0.032 81.220   11  0.069   11  0.103    7  0.131    9 0.5174   20  0.445   10  0.074    7  0.187   12  0.030
ATHLETICS     86  76 743 687  0.010 82.045   12  0.019   12  0.065   11  0.078   10 0.5131    9  0.591    5  0.156   14  0.001   28 -0.275
CARDINALS     90  73 707 675 -0.047 79.026   13  0.017   13  0.063   13  0.005   13 0.5054   15  0.523   15  0.019   16 -0.008   26 -0.262
PHILLIES      82  80 734 745 -0.011 80.959   14 -0.010   14  0.002   17 -0.030   19 0.4945    5  0.614   11  0.068   21 -0.129   17 -0.069
REDS          83  79 786 760 -0.045 78.710   15 -0.013   15 -0.011   14 -0.008   16 0.4964   24  0.412   21 -0.093   10  0.077    2  0.429
PADRES        79  83 729 708  0.011 82.351   16 -0.013   16 -0.015   12  0.016   18 0.4947   13  0.548   13  0.053   17 -0.021   24 -0.138
INDIANS       80  82 717 727 -0.017 80.516   17 -0.017   18 -0.026   15 -0.023   14 0.5012   14  0.532   18 -0.001   19 -0.045   21 -0.113
ANGELS        77  85 723 804  0.031 83.775   18 -0.017   17 -0.024   20 -0.079   15 0.5010    7  0.599   16  0.005   22 -0.164   13  0.018
METS          77  85 636 668 -0.009 81.072   19 -0.031   19 -0.055   18 -0.050   23 0.4876   19  0.454   22 -0.098   15 -0.002   29 -0.344
TIGERS        77  85 697 756 -0.018 80.558   20 -0.035   20 -0.061   21 -0.081   17 0.4964    6  0.600   17  0.004   23 -0.167   25 -0.234
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ROCKIES       74  87 739 796  0.017 82.345   21 -0.039   21 -0.065   19 -0.075   22 0.4882   22  0.417   24 -0.157   13  0.006    1  0.434
ROYALS        74  88 686 788 -0.006 81.421   22 -0.065   22 -0.087   25 -0.129   20 0.4930   25  0.401   26 -0.224   18 -0.034    5  0.258
TWINS         73  89 729 834 -0.005 81.499   23 -0.077   23 -0.098   24 -0.121   21 0.4917    3  0.664   14  0.026   27 -0.269   16 -0.041
CUBS          71  91 705 839 -0.024 80.312   24 -0.155   24 -0.136   26 -0.150   24 0.4803   10  0.586   20 -0.078   26 -0.221    7  0.159
MARLINS       67  95 623 701  0.002 81.930   25 -0.197   25 -0.164   22 -0.104   26 0.4740   28  0.365   28 -0.230   12  0.022   22 -0.117
NATIONALS     65  97 724 820 -0.003 81.615   26 -0.220   26 -0.191   23 -0.116   27 0.4706    1  0.717    9  0.084   29 -0.317   20 -0.092
RANGERS       60 102 625 815  0.032 84.092   27 -0.237   27 -0.225   27 -0.214   25 0.4764   16  0.492   27 -0.228   24 -0.199   19 -0.089
PIRATES       61 101 609 833 -0.014 81.065   28 -0.244   28 -0.249   29 -0.275   28 0.4661   21  0.433   30 -0.342   25 -0.208   10  0.114
ORIOLES       52 110 659 956  0.065 86.276   29 -0.263   29 -0.300   30 -0.282   29 0.4654   12  0.559   29 -0.235   30 -0.329    4  0.276
DIAMONDBACKS  52 110 679 893  0.036 84.378   30 -0.282   30 -0.323   28 -0.231   30 0.4575   11  0.582   25 -0.162   28 -0.299    6  0.173
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING GIANTS 109 58 814 612 -0.007 83.186 1 0.274 1 0.291 3 0.235 1 0.5321 27 0.373 6 0.116 2 0.354 14 0.018 DODGERS 112 62 878 600 -0.005 86.679 2 0.272 2 0.279 1 0.298 2 0.5310 29 0.363 4 0.171 1 0.426 15 -0.010 PADRES 79 83 729 708 0.011 82.351 16 -0.013 16 -0.015 12 0.016 18 0.4947 13 0.548 13 0.053 17 -0.021 24 -0.138 ROCKIES 74 87 739 796 0.017 82.345 21 -0.039 21 -0.065 19 -0.075 22 0.4882 22 0.417 24 -0.157 13 0.006 1 0.434 DIAMONDBACKS 52 110 679 893 0.036 84.378 30 -0.282 30 -0.323 28 -0.231 30 0.4575 11 0.582 25 -0.162 28 -0.299 6 0.173

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BREWERS 96 70 744 635 -0.053 79.902 10 0.080 10 0.110 9 0.095 11 0.5115 30 0.281 23 -0.100 3 0.291 11 0.109 CARDINALS 90 73 707 675 -0.047 79.026 13 0.017 13 0.063 13 0.005 13 0.5054 15 0.523 15 0.019 16 -0.008 26 -0.262 REDS 83 79 786 760 -0.045 78.710 15 -0.013 15 -0.011 14 -0.008 16 0.4964 24 0.412 21 -0.093 10 0.077 2 0.429 CUBS 71 91 705 839 -0.024 80.312 24 -0.155 24 -0.136 26 -0.150 24 0.4803 10 0.586 20 -0.078 26 -0.221 7 0.159 PIRATES 61 101 609 833 -0.014 81.065 28 -0.244 28 -0.249 29 -0.275 28 0.4661 21 0.433 30 -0.342 25 -0.208 10 0.114

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BRAVES 99 78 855 709 -0.005 88.502 9 0.090 8 0.112 6 0.169 12 0.5090 23 0.413 8 0.084 5 0.253 9 0.134 PHILLIES 82 80 734 745 -0.011 80.959 14 -0.010 14 0.002 17 -0.030 19 0.4945 5 0.614 11 0.068 21 -0.129 17 -0.069 METS 77 85 636 668 -0.009 81.072 19 -0.031 19 -0.055 18 -0.050 23 0.4876 19 0.454 22 -0.098 15 -0.002 29 -0.344 MARLINS 67 95 623 701 0.002 81.930 25 -0.197 25 -0.164 22 -0.104 26 0.4740 28 0.365 28 -0.230 12 0.022 22 -0.117 NATIONALS 65 97 724 820 -0.003 81.615 26 -0.220 26 -0.191 23 -0.116 27 0.4706 1 0.717 9 0.084 29 -0.317 20 -0.092

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING ASTROS 104 74 950 729 0.002 89.421 4 0.219 4 0.166 4 0.232 4 0.5255 4 0.653 2 0.369 9 0.095 23 -0.127 MARINERS 90 72 697 748 0.010 82.288 8 0.092 9 0.112 16 -0.023 8 0.5175 8 0.592 12 0.055 20 -0.101 27 -0.273 ATHLETICS 86 76 743 687 0.010 82.045 12 0.019 12 0.065 11 0.078 10 0.5131 9 0.591 5 0.156 14 0.001 28 -0.275 ANGELS 77 85 723 804 0.031 83.775 18 -0.017 17 -0.024 20 -0.079 15 0.5010 7 0.599 16 0.005 22 -0.164 13 0.018 RANGERS 60 102 625 815 0.032 84.092 27 -0.237 27 -0.225 27 -0.214 25 0.4764 16 0.492 27 -0.228 24 -0.199 19 -0.089

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING WHITE SOX 94 72 814 667 -0.032 81.220 11 0.069 11 0.103 7 0.131 9 0.5174 20 0.445 10 0.074 7 0.187 12 0.030 INDIANS 80 82 717 727 -0.017 80.516 17 -0.017 18 -0.026 15 -0.023 14 0.5012 14 0.532 18 -0.001 19 -0.045 21 -0.113 TIGERS 77 85 697 756 -0.018 80.558 20 -0.035 20 -0.061 21 -0.081 17 0.4964 6 0.600 17 0.004 23 -0.167 25 -0.234 ROYALS 74 88 686 788 -0.006 81.421 22 -0.065 22 -0.087 25 -0.129 20 0.4930 25 0.401 26 -0.224 18 -0.034 5 0.258 TWINS 73 89 729 834 -0.005 81.499 23 -0.077 23 -0.098 24 -0.121 21 0.4917 3 0.664 14 0.026 27 -0.269 16 -0.041

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RAYS 101 65 877 677 0.010 83.841 3 0.256 3 0.218 2 0.242 3 0.5302 2 0.707 1 0.432 11 0.052 30 -0.399 RED SOX 98 75 889 807 0.042 89.761 5 0.198 5 0.160 8 0.112 5 0.5222 17 0.486 7 0.092 8 0.132 3 0.340 BLUE JAYS 91 71 846 663 0.017 82.256 6 0.167 7 0.131 5 0.219 7 0.5199 18 0.468 3 0.183 4 0.255 8 0.159 YANKEES 92 71 713 675 0.029 83.781 7 0.164 6 0.144 10 0.086 6 0.5205 26 0.387 19 -0.021 6 0.192 18 -0.071 ORIOLES 52 110 659 956 0.065 86.276 29 -0.263 29 -0.300 30 -0.282 29 0.4654 12 0.559 29 -0.235 30 -0.329 4 0.276


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    434 392 0.525    1  0.093
NL WEST    426 400 0.516    2  0.058
AL WEST    417 409 0.505    3 -0.002
NL EAST    390 435 0.473    4 -0.032
AL CENTRAL 398 416 0.489    5 -0.054
NL CENTRAL 401 414 0.492    6 -0.079

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.076 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: Wed Nov  3 05:30:12 2021
games through: Tue Nov  2 2021

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