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
DODGERS      84 44 711 487  0.035 64.570    1  1.474    1  0.323    1  0.352    1 0.5427  0.613  0.387  0.318 -0.293
YANKEES      83 45 753 610 -0.067 59.395    2  1.364    2  0.230    3  0.164    3 0.5266  0.967  0.568 -0.240 -0.363
ASTROS       81 47 697 516 -0.034 60.930    3  1.362    3  0.224    2  0.231    2 0.5282  0.509  0.167  0.294 -0.064
BRAVES       76 52 688 617  0.019 63.854    4  1.314    4  0.188    7  0.128    4 0.5257  0.750  0.298 -0.043 -0.003
TWINS        77 50 740 592 -0.083 58.116    5  1.185    5  0.138    5  0.138    5 0.5170  0.824  0.386 -0.109 -0.141
ATHLETICS    73 53 636 536 -0.023 60.727    6  1.161    6  0.131    9  0.124    6 0.5159  0.570  0.117  0.131 -0.233
RAYS         74 54 597 503 -0.052 60.236    7  1.083    7  0.107   10  0.102   10 0.5118  0.351 -0.100  0.303 -0.105
CUBS         68 58 627 554  0.039 63.869    8  1.071    8  0.103    4  0.148    7 0.5151  0.588  0.159  0.138 -0.106
CARDINALS    67 58 561 527  0.040 63.518    9  1.035    9  0.096   12  0.075    9 0.5134  0.507  0.010  0.141 -0.231
NATIONALS    69 57 668 580  0.005 62.135   10  1.030   10  0.093    6  0.136    8 0.5145  0.556  0.116  0.156  0.171
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
INDIANS      74 53 600 510 -0.100 57.407   11  1.002   11  0.081   15  0.047   14 0.5080  0.416 -0.099  0.193 -0.080
BREWERS      65 62 610 645  0.067 65.985   12  0.974   12  0.071   16  0.019   12 0.5102  0.633  0.072 -0.034  0.026
METS         66 60 615 591  0.024 63.201   13  0.961   14  0.062   13  0.058   11 0.5110  0.638  0.116 -0.001 -0.095
PHILLIES     66 60 600 614  0.030 63.580   14  0.958   13  0.065   17  0.011   13 0.5100  0.507 -0.054  0.076  0.155
DIAMONDBACKS 64 64 665 601  0.057 65.822   15  0.932   16  0.042    8  0.126   15 0.5076  0.675  0.220  0.031 -0.189
GIANTS       63 64 562 617  0.079 66.643   16  0.918   15  0.050   20 -0.034   16 0.5066  0.676  0.062 -0.130 -0.477
RED SOX      67 61 735 657 -0.058 60.005   17  0.868   17  0.000   14  0.049   19 0.4980  0.715  0.183 -0.086  0.221
REDS         60 66 570 546  0.058 64.955   18  0.867   18 -0.000   11  0.078   17 0.5021  0.385 -0.095  0.251  0.070
PADRES       59 67 564 604  0.051 64.719   19  0.845   19 -0.021   19 -0.014   18 0.4986  0.591 -0.001 -0.027 -0.204
ROCKIES      58 69 678 737  0.078 66.565   20  0.842   20 -0.024   18 -0.009   20 0.4977  0.571 -0.015 -0.004  0.619
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RANGERS      63 65 653 685 -0.019 62.217   21  0.838   21 -0.028   21 -0.041   21 0.4943  0.592 -0.027 -0.055  0.290
ANGELS       63 67 658 686 -0.034 62.451   22  0.806   22 -0.054   22 -0.069   22 0.4912  0.616 -0.032 -0.106  0.133
PIRATES      52 74 577 696  0.072 65.874   23  0.665   23 -0.111   23 -0.110   23 0.4868  0.658 -0.031 -0.188  0.064
WHITE SOX    57 69 532 654 -0.058 59.650   24  0.600   24 -0.130   27 -0.215   24 0.4807  0.503 -0.284 -0.147  0.061
MARINERS     54 74 629 725 -0.011 62.797   25  0.528   25 -0.155   25 -0.148   25 0.4789  0.784  0.057 -0.353 -0.026
MARLINS      45 80 454 609  0.072 65.464   26  0.417   26 -0.211   26 -0.209   26 0.4755  0.198 -0.533  0.115  0.173
BLUE JAYS    52 77 581 648 -0.041 61.792   27  0.414   27 -0.212   24 -0.143   27 0.4712  0.463 -0.248 -0.039  0.069
ORIOLES      41 86 555 807  0.015 63.871   28  0.260   28 -0.326   29 -0.326   28 0.4570  0.628 -0.277 -0.375  0.206
ROYALS       45 82 538 660 -0.079 59.100   29  0.253   29 -0.331   28 -0.261   29 0.4568  0.474 -0.356 -0.166  0.121
TIGERS       38 86 446 686 -0.065 58.599   30  0.000   30 -0.412   30 -0.420   30 0.4454  0.335 -0.635 -0.206  0.229

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 84 44 711 487 0.035 64.570 1 1.474 1 0.323 1 0.352 1 0.5427 0.613 0.387 0.318 -0.293 DIAMONDBACKS 64 64 665 601 0.057 65.822 15 0.932 16 0.042 8 0.126 15 0.5076 0.675 0.220 0.031 -0.189 GIANTS 63 64 562 617 0.079 66.643 16 0.918 15 0.050 20 -0.034 16 0.5066 0.676 0.062 -0.130 -0.477 PADRES 59 67 564 604 0.051 64.719 19 0.845 19 -0.021 19 -0.014 18 0.4986 0.591 -0.001 -0.027 -0.204 ROCKIES 58 69 678 737 0.078 66.565 20 0.842 20 -0.024 18 -0.009 20 0.4977 0.571 -0.015 -0.004 0.619

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 68 58 627 554 0.039 63.869 8 1.071 8 0.103 4 0.148 7 0.5151 0.588 0.159 0.138 -0.106 CARDINALS 67 58 561 527 0.040 63.518 9 1.035 9 0.096 12 0.075 9 0.5134 0.507 0.010 0.141 -0.231 BREWERS 65 62 610 645 0.067 65.985 12 0.974 12 0.071 16 0.019 12 0.5102 0.633 0.072 -0.034 0.026 REDS 60 66 570 546 0.058 64.955 18 0.867 18 -0.000 11 0.078 17 0.5021 0.385 -0.095 0.251 0.070 PIRATES 52 74 577 696 0.072 65.874 23 0.665 23 -0.111 23 -0.110 23 0.4868 0.658 -0.031 -0.188 0.064

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 BRAVES 76 52 688 617 0.019 63.854 4 1.314 4 0.188 7 0.128 4 0.5257 0.750 0.298 -0.043 -0.003 NATIONALS 69 57 668 580 0.005 62.135 10 1.030 10 0.093 6 0.136 8 0.5145 0.556 0.116 0.156 0.171 METS 66 60 615 591 0.024 63.201 13 0.961 14 0.062 13 0.058 11 0.5110 0.638 0.116 -0.001 -0.095 PHILLIES 66 60 600 614 0.030 63.580 14 0.958 13 0.065 17 0.011 13 0.5100 0.507 -0.054 0.076 0.155 MARLINS 45 80 454 609 0.072 65.464 26 0.417 26 -0.211 26 -0.209 26 0.4755 0.198 -0.533 0.115 0.173

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 81 47 697 516 -0.034 60.930 3 1.362 3 0.224 2 0.231 2 0.5282 0.509 0.167 0.294 -0.064 ATHLETICS 73 53 636 536 -0.023 60.727 6 1.161 6 0.131 9 0.124 6 0.5159 0.570 0.117 0.131 -0.233 RANGERS 63 65 653 685 -0.019 62.217 21 0.838 21 -0.028 21 -0.041 21 0.4943 0.592 -0.027 -0.055 0.290 ANGELS 63 67 658 686 -0.034 62.451 22 0.806 22 -0.054 22 -0.069 22 0.4912 0.616 -0.032 -0.106 0.133 MARINERS 54 74 629 725 -0.011 62.797 25 0.528 25 -0.155 25 -0.148 25 0.4789 0.784 0.057 -0.353 -0.026

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 TWINS 77 50 740 592 -0.083 58.116 5 1.185 5 0.138 5 0.138 5 0.5170 0.824 0.386 -0.109 -0.141 INDIANS 74 53 600 510 -0.100 57.407 11 1.002 11 0.081 15 0.047 14 0.5080 0.416 -0.099 0.193 -0.080 WHITE SOX 57 69 532 654 -0.058 59.650 24 0.600 24 -0.130 27 -0.215 24 0.4807 0.503 -0.284 -0.147 0.061 ROYALS 45 82 538 660 -0.079 59.100 29 0.253 29 -0.331 28 -0.261 29 0.4568 0.474 -0.356 -0.166 0.121 TIGERS 38 86 446 686 -0.065 58.599 30 0.000 30 -0.412 30 -0.420 30 0.4454 0.335 -0.635 -0.206 0.229

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 83 45 753 610 -0.067 59.395 2 1.364 2 0.230 3 0.164 3 0.5266 0.967 0.568 -0.240 -0.363 RAYS 74 54 597 503 -0.052 60.236 7 1.083 7 0.107 10 0.102 10 0.5118 0.351 -0.100 0.303 -0.105 RED SOX 67 61 735 657 -0.058 60.005 17 0.868 17 0.000 14 0.049 19 0.4980 0.715 0.183 -0.086 0.221 BLUE JAYS 52 77 581 648 -0.041 61.792 27 0.414 27 -0.212 24 -0.143 27 0.4712 0.463 -0.248 -0.039 0.069 ORIOLES 41 86 555 807 0.015 63.871 28 0.260 28 -0.326 29 -0.326 28 0.4570 0.628 -0.277 -0.375 0.206


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL WEST    328 308 0.516    1  0.102
NL CENTRAL 312 318 0.495    2  0.052
NL EAST    322 309 0.510    3  0.031
AL WEST    334 306 0.522    4  0.024
AL EAST    317 323 0.495    5 -0.037
AL CENTRAL 291 340 0.461    6 -0.175

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.046 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: Thu Aug 22 05:30:10 2019
games through: Wed Aug 21 2019

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