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
INDIANS      98 58 789 548 -0.004 77.885    1  0.933    1  0.209    1  0.258    1 0.5314  0.334  0.077  0.439 -0.000
DODGERS      99 57 730 560 -0.052 75.016    2  0.910    2  0.189    5  0.162    2 0.5284  0.371  0.012  0.313 -0.098
ASTROS       95 60 837 680  0.003 77.990    3  0.908    3  0.188    3  0.177    3 0.5276  0.813  0.446 -0.093 -0.336
RED SOX      91 64 754 624  0.030 79.636    4  0.854    4  0.163    4  0.164    4 0.5234  0.396  0.035  0.294  0.063
NATIONALS    94 61 790 640 -0.074 73.295    5  0.709    5  0.127    7  0.098    5 0.5182  0.504  0.065  0.132  0.021
YANKEES      86 69 822 643  0.030 79.611    6  0.635    6  0.111    2  0.199    6 0.5170  0.548  0.206  0.192  0.056
DIAMONDBACKS 90 66 777 635 -0.038 75.903    7  0.599    7  0.102    6  0.126    7 0.5165  0.352 -0.040  0.293  0.326
CUBS         87 68 783 676 -0.040 75.403    8  0.514    8  0.074    8  0.063    8 0.5103  0.486  0.013  0.113  0.217
TWINS        82 74 790 766  0.018 79.532    9  0.481    9  0.054   10  0.052    9 0.5082  0.607  0.115 -0.010  0.212
ROCKIES      84 72 784 731 -0.031 76.546   10  0.472   10  0.043   12  0.026   10 0.5074  0.445 -0.060  0.112  0.504
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BREWERS      82 74 704 671 -0.028 76.735   11  0.460   11  0.024   13  0.023   12 0.5032  0.402 -0.101  0.146  0.106
ANGELS       77 78 675 678  0.039 80.381   12  0.458   12  0.020   14  0.018   11 0.5033  0.434 -0.078  0.114 -0.099
CARDINALS    81 74 738 664 -0.035 75.731   13  0.456   13  0.014    9  0.056   13 0.5022  0.595  0.108  0.004 -0.226
RAYS         76 80 666 683  0.049 81.591   14  0.455   14  0.012   15  0.011   14 0.5016  0.464 -0.058  0.081 -0.168
ROYALS       76 79 681 753  0.040 80.594   15  0.453   15  0.010   20 -0.054   15 0.5008  0.556 -0.039 -0.068 -0.045
RANGERS      76 79 776 763  0.024 79.452   16  0.452   17  0.001   11  0.034   16 0.5006  0.525  0.020  0.048  0.329
ORIOLES      75 82 736 809  0.061 82.937   17  0.451   16  0.003   17 -0.031   17 0.4999  0.628  0.051 -0.114  0.051
MARINERS     75 81 719 746  0.032 80.538   18  0.447   18 -0.011   16 -0.012   18 0.4983  0.602  0.046 -0.071 -0.142
BLUE JAYS    73 83 668 759  0.048 81.580   19  0.442   19 -0.022   19 -0.047   19 0.4964  0.517 -0.068 -0.026 -0.048
ATHLETICS    72 83 713 792  0.037 80.385   20  0.436   20 -0.034   18 -0.047   20 0.4948  0.560 -0.028 -0.065  0.135
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MARLINS      73 82 736 781 -0.046 75.273   21  0.380   21 -0.078   21 -0.088   21 0.4878  0.792  0.160 -0.336 -0.308
PIRATES      71 85 633 707 -0.021 77.379   22  0.357   22 -0.087   23 -0.098   23 0.4862  0.413 -0.212  0.016 -0.086
PADRES       70 86 592 773 -0.008 78.288   23  0.342   23 -0.090   29 -0.177   22 0.4869  0.542 -0.175 -0.178 -0.262
BRAVES       70 84 701 777 -0.047 74.812   24  0.304   24 -0.105   25 -0.118   24 0.4840  0.654 -0.010 -0.227 -0.107
WHITE SOX    63 92 684 787  0.040 80.642   25  0.199   25 -0.127   22 -0.088   25 0.4818  0.527 -0.101 -0.076  0.073
REDS         66 90 731 843 -0.009 78.131   26  0.177   26 -0.132   24 -0.115   26 0.4800  0.765  0.105 -0.335 -0.009
TIGERS       62 94 719 871  0.043 81.406   27  0.141   27 -0.140   26 -0.134   27 0.4793  0.605 -0.073 -0.195  0.273
METS         66 89 710 827 -0.030 76.400   28  0.133   28 -0.142   27 -0.137   28 0.4787  0.813  0.133 -0.407 -0.270
GIANTS       61 95 608 752 -0.007 78.335   29  0.008   29 -0.184   30 -0.179   29 0.4741  0.524 -0.194 -0.163 -0.245
PHILLIES     62 94 657 764 -0.034 76.623   30  0.000   30 -0.191   28 -0.141   30 0.4720  0.441 -0.231 -0.051  0.082

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 99 57 730 560 -0.052 75.016 2 0.910 2 0.189 5 0.162 2 0.5284 0.371 0.012 0.313 -0.098 DIAMONDBACKS 90 66 777 635 -0.038 75.903 7 0.599 7 0.102 6 0.126 7 0.5165 0.352 -0.040 0.293 0.326 ROCKIES 84 72 784 731 -0.031 76.546 10 0.472 10 0.043 12 0.026 10 0.5074 0.445 -0.060 0.112 0.504 PADRES 70 86 592 773 -0.008 78.288 23 0.342 23 -0.090 29 -0.177 22 0.4869 0.542 -0.175 -0.178 -0.262 GIANTS 61 95 608 752 -0.007 78.335 29 0.008 29 -0.184 30 -0.179 29 0.4741 0.524 -0.194 -0.163 -0.245

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 87 68 783 676 -0.040 75.403 8 0.514 8 0.074 8 0.063 8 0.5103 0.486 0.013 0.113 0.217 BREWERS 82 74 704 671 -0.028 76.735 11 0.460 11 0.024 13 0.023 12 0.5032 0.402 -0.101 0.146 0.106 CARDINALS 81 74 738 664 -0.035 75.731 13 0.456 13 0.014 9 0.056 13 0.5022 0.595 0.108 0.004 -0.226 PIRATES 71 85 633 707 -0.021 77.379 22 0.357 22 -0.087 23 -0.098 23 0.4862 0.413 -0.212 0.016 -0.086 REDS 66 90 731 843 -0.009 78.131 26 0.177 26 -0.132 24 -0.115 26 0.4800 0.765 0.105 -0.335 -0.009

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 94 61 790 640 -0.074 73.295 5 0.709 5 0.127 7 0.098 5 0.5182 0.504 0.065 0.132 0.021 MARLINS 73 82 736 781 -0.046 75.273 21 0.380 21 -0.078 21 -0.088 21 0.4878 0.792 0.160 -0.336 -0.308 BRAVES 70 84 701 777 -0.047 74.812 24 0.304 24 -0.105 25 -0.118 24 0.4840 0.654 -0.010 -0.227 -0.107 METS 66 89 710 827 -0.030 76.400 28 0.133 28 -0.142 27 -0.137 28 0.4787 0.813 0.133 -0.407 -0.270 PHILLIES 62 94 657 764 -0.034 76.623 30 0.000 30 -0.191 28 -0.141 30 0.4720 0.441 -0.231 -0.051 0.082

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 95 60 837 680 0.003 77.990 3 0.908 3 0.188 3 0.177 3 0.5276 0.813 0.446 -0.093 -0.336 ANGELS 77 78 675 678 0.039 80.381 12 0.458 12 0.020 14 0.018 11 0.5033 0.434 -0.078 0.114 -0.099 RANGERS 76 79 776 763 0.024 79.452 16 0.452 17 0.001 11 0.034 16 0.5006 0.525 0.020 0.048 0.329 MARINERS 75 81 719 746 0.032 80.538 18 0.447 18 -0.011 16 -0.012 18 0.4983 0.602 0.046 -0.071 -0.142 ATHLETICS 72 83 713 792 0.037 80.385 20 0.436 20 -0.034 18 -0.047 20 0.4948 0.560 -0.028 -0.065 0.135

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 98 58 789 548 -0.004 77.885 1 0.933 1 0.209 1 0.258 1 0.5314 0.334 0.077 0.439 -0.000 TWINS 82 74 790 766 0.018 79.532 9 0.481 9 0.054 10 0.052 9 0.5082 0.607 0.115 -0.010 0.212 ROYALS 76 79 681 753 0.040 80.594 15 0.453 15 0.010 20 -0.054 15 0.5008 0.556 -0.039 -0.068 -0.045 WHITE SOX 63 92 684 787 0.040 80.642 25 0.199 25 -0.127 22 -0.088 25 0.4818 0.527 -0.101 -0.076 0.073 TIGERS 62 94 719 871 0.043 81.406 27 0.141 27 -0.140 26 -0.134 27 0.4793 0.605 -0.073 -0.195 0.273

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 91 64 754 624 0.030 79.636 4 0.854 4 0.163 4 0.164 4 0.5234 0.396 0.035 0.294 0.063 YANKEES 86 69 822 643 0.030 79.611 6 0.635 6 0.111 2 0.199 6 0.5170 0.548 0.206 0.192 0.056 RAYS 76 80 666 683 0.049 81.591 14 0.455 14 0.012 15 0.011 14 0.5016 0.464 -0.058 0.081 -0.168 ORIOLES 75 82 736 809 0.061 82.937 17 0.451 16 0.003 17 -0.031 17 0.4999 0.628 0.051 -0.114 0.051 BLUE JAYS 73 83 668 759 0.048 81.580 19 0.442 19 -0.022 19 -0.047 19 0.4964 0.517 -0.068 -0.026 -0.048


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL EAST    401 378 0.515    1  0.080
AL WEST    395 381 0.509    2  0.045
AL CENTRAL 381 397 0.490    3  0.008
NL WEST    404 376 0.518    4 -0.011
NL CENTRAL 387 391 0.497    5 -0.019
NL EAST    365 410 0.471    6 -0.104

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.089 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: Mon Sep 25 05:30:43 2017
games through: Sun Sep 24 2017

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