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
ASTROS       13  9 103  87  0.178 12.406    1  0.201    1  0.054    2  0.069    3 0.5348  0.203 -0.204  0.342  0.382 P
DODGERS      15  9 136 107  0.060 12.385    2  0.199    2  0.052    4  0.058    1 0.5377  0.596  0.124 -0.008  0.246 P
MARINERS     16  9 160 128 -0.021 12.120    3  0.191    3  0.047    5  0.044    6 0.5234  1.156  0.718 -0.631 -0.362 P
RAYS         15  8 113  68 -0.077 10.510    4  0.182    5  0.039    1  0.076    7 0.5228  0.706  0.250 -0.098 -0.647 P
CARDINALS    13  9 128  99  0.072 11.453    5  0.181    6  0.038    3  0.067    2 0.5373  0.734  0.269 -0.135 -0.082 P
BREWERS      13 11 118 128  0.181 13.666    6  0.174    4  0.040    7  0.028    5 0.5271  0.570  0.070 -0.014  0.148 P
TWINS        13  7 116  92 -0.059  9.399    7  0.173    7  0.037    8  0.028    4 0.5273  0.801  0.299 -0.244 -0.207 P
RANGERS      12  9 117 113  0.097 11.238    8  0.168    8  0.034   10  0.023    8 0.5198  0.589  0.083 -0.037  0.560 P
PIRATES      12  8  72  71  0.009  9.989    9  0.165    9  0.030   12  0.014    9 0.5162  0.117 -0.324  0.352  0.228 P
INDIANS      12  9  83  84  0.012 10.517   10  0.159   10  0.025   13  0.013   10 0.5154  0.077 -0.354  0.380  0.301 P
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
METS         12 10 119 134 -0.013 10.886   11  0.148   11  0.014   21 -0.024   12 0.5089  0.847  0.297 -0.345  0.197 P
DIAMONDBACKS 12 11 123 114  0.027 11.641   12  0.145   12  0.011   11  0.019   11 0.5134  0.841  0.333 -0.294 -0.220 P
PADRES       12 11  77  94 -0.024 11.286   13  0.132   13  0.004   24 -0.035   14 0.5008  0.469 -0.085  0.016 -0.199 P
CUBS         10 10 110  93  0.004  9.890   14  0.130   14  0.002    6  0.038   13 0.5032  0.950  0.471 -0.395 -0.808 P
TIGERS       10 10  61  74 -0.002  9.993   15  0.128   15 -0.001   23 -0.032   19 0.4928 -0.125 -0.536  0.471  0.409 P
PHILLIES     12 10 117 109 -0.122  9.849   16  0.127   16 -0.002   20 -0.011   15 0.5001  0.453 -0.076  0.053  0.107 P
BRAVES       11 10 114 103 -0.087  9.681   17  0.125   17 -0.004   15  0.002   16 0.4994  0.960  0.446 -0.442 -0.548 P
YANKEES      12 10 113  85 -0.164  9.371   18  0.124   18 -0.006    9  0.028   20 0.4906  0.492 -0.002  0.057 -0.178 P
BLUE JAYS    11 12  95  88 -0.003 11.375   19  0.121   19 -0.009   14  0.010   17 0.4973  0.441 -0.065  0.086 -0.159 P
ATHLETICS    12 13 116 117 -0.022 12.198   20  0.117   20 -0.010   16 -0.000   18 0.4940  0.650  0.118 -0.119 -0.507 P
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       9 13  93 131  0.056 11.584   21  0.105   21 -0.019   28 -0.047   23 0.4838  0.805  0.229 -0.323 -0.028 P
ANGELS        9 14  99 111  0.112 12.505   22  0.102   22 -0.021   17 -0.002   21 0.4883  0.235 -0.249  0.245  0.277 P
WHITE SOX     9 12 106 116  0.014 10.612   23  0.101   23 -0.021   22 -0.025   27 0.4752  0.768  0.212 -0.263 -0.109 P
NATIONALS    10 11 114 106 -0.145  9.205   24  0.099   24 -0.025   19 -0.010   22 0.4882  0.767  0.226 -0.246  0.135 P
ROCKIES      10 13  85 101 -0.070 10.881   25  0.093   25 -0.031   27 -0.039   26 0.4798  0.265 -0.262  0.184  0.430 P
GIANTS        9 14  67  80  0.002 11.546   26  0.088   26 -0.036   25 -0.038   25 0.4802 -0.084 -0.514  0.439 -0.132 P
REDS          8 13  72  68 -0.000 10.460   27  0.085   27 -0.037   18 -0.006   24 0.4803 -0.038 -0.453  0.441  0.150 P
ORIOLES       8 16 105 161  0.039 12.514   28  0.067   28 -0.052   29 -0.088   28 0.4601  0.652  0.032 -0.209  0.513 P
ROYALS        7 16 102 125  0.025 11.751   29  0.049   29 -0.063   26 -0.039   29 0.4544  0.536 -0.029 -0.049  0.124 P
MARLINS       6 16  60 107 -0.096 10.294   30  0.000   30 -0.086   30 -0.120   30 0.4384  0.190 -0.403  0.162 -0.027 P

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 15 9 136 107 0.060 12.385 2 0.199 2 0.052 4 0.058 1 0.5377 0.596 0.124 -0.008 0.246 P DIAMONDBACKS 12 11 123 114 0.027 11.641 12 0.145 12 0.011 11 0.019 11 0.5134 0.841 0.333 -0.294 -0.220 P PADRES 12 11 77 94 -0.024 11.286 13 0.132 13 0.004 24 -0.035 14 0.5008 0.469 -0.085 0.016 -0.199 P ROCKIES 10 13 85 101 -0.070 10.881 25 0.093 25 -0.031 27 -0.039 26 0.4798 0.265 -0.262 0.184 0.430 P GIANTS 9 14 67 80 0.002 11.546 26 0.088 26 -0.036 25 -0.038 25 0.4802 -0.084 -0.514 0.439 -0.132 P

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 13 9 128 99 0.072 11.453 5 0.181 6 0.038 3 0.067 2 0.5373 0.734 0.269 -0.135 -0.082 P BREWERS 13 11 118 128 0.181 13.666 6 0.174 4 0.040 7 0.028 5 0.5271 0.570 0.070 -0.014 0.148 P PIRATES 12 8 72 71 0.009 9.989 9 0.165 9 0.030 12 0.014 9 0.5162 0.117 -0.324 0.352 0.228 P CUBS 10 10 110 93 0.004 9.890 14 0.130 14 0.002 6 0.038 13 0.5032 0.950 0.471 -0.395 -0.808 P REDS 8 13 72 68 -0.000 10.460 27 0.085 27 -0.037 18 -0.006 24 0.4803 -0.038 -0.453 0.441 0.150 P

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 METS 12 10 119 134 -0.013 10.886 11 0.148 11 0.014 21 -0.024 12 0.5089 0.847 0.297 -0.345 0.197 P PHILLIES 12 10 117 109 -0.122 9.849 16 0.127 16 -0.002 20 -0.011 15 0.5001 0.453 -0.076 0.053 0.107 P BRAVES 11 10 114 103 -0.087 9.681 17 0.125 17 -0.004 15 0.002 16 0.4994 0.960 0.446 -0.442 -0.548 P NATIONALS 10 11 114 106 -0.145 9.205 24 0.099 24 -0.025 19 -0.010 22 0.4882 0.767 0.226 -0.246 0.135 P MARLINS 6 16 60 107 -0.096 10.294 30 0.000 30 -0.086 30 -0.120 30 0.4384 0.190 -0.403 0.162 -0.027 P

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 13 9 103 87 0.178 12.406 1 0.201 1 0.054 2 0.069 3 0.5348 0.203 -0.204 0.342 0.382 P MARINERS 16 9 160 128 -0.021 12.120 3 0.191 3 0.047 5 0.044 6 0.5234 1.156 0.718 -0.631 -0.362 P RANGERS 12 9 117 113 0.097 11.238 8 0.168 8 0.034 10 0.023 8 0.5198 0.589 0.083 -0.037 0.560 P ATHLETICS 12 13 116 117 -0.022 12.198 20 0.117 20 -0.010 16 -0.000 18 0.4940 0.650 0.118 -0.119 -0.507 P ANGELS 9 14 99 111 0.112 12.505 22 0.102 22 -0.021 17 -0.002 21 0.4883 0.235 -0.249 0.245 0.277 P

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 13 7 116 92 -0.059 9.399 7 0.173 7 0.037 8 0.028 4 0.5273 0.801 0.299 -0.244 -0.207 P INDIANS 12 9 83 84 0.012 10.517 10 0.159 10 0.025 13 0.013 10 0.5154 0.077 -0.354 0.380 0.301 P TIGERS 10 10 61 74 -0.002 9.993 15 0.128 15 -0.001 23 -0.032 19 0.4928 -0.125 -0.536 0.471 0.409 P WHITE SOX 9 12 106 116 0.014 10.612 23 0.101 23 -0.021 22 -0.025 27 0.4752 0.768 0.212 -0.263 -0.109 P ROYALS 7 16 102 125 0.025 11.751 29 0.049 29 -0.063 26 -0.039 29 0.4544 0.536 -0.029 -0.049 0.124 P

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 RAYS 15 8 113 68 -0.077 10.510 4 0.182 5 0.039 1 0.076 7 0.5228 0.706 0.250 -0.098 -0.647 P YANKEES 12 10 113 85 -0.164 9.371 18 0.124 18 -0.006 9 0.028 20 0.4906 0.492 -0.002 0.057 -0.178 P BLUE JAYS 11 12 95 88 -0.003 11.375 19 0.121 19 -0.009 14 0.010 17 0.4973 0.441 -0.065 0.086 -0.159 P RED SOX 9 13 93 131 0.056 11.584 21 0.105 21 -0.019 28 -0.047 23 0.4838 0.805 0.229 -0.323 -0.028 P ORIOLES 8 16 105 161 0.039 12.514 28 0.067 28 -0.052 29 -0.088 28 0.4601 0.652 0.032 -0.209 0.513 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL CENTRAL 56 51 0.523    1  0.132
AL WEST    62 54 0.534    2  0.122
AL EAST    55 59 0.482    3 -0.018
NL WEST    58 58 0.500    4 -0.033
AL CENTRAL 51 54 0.486    5 -0.051
NL EAST    51 57 0.472    6 -0.150

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.078 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.007 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Apr 23 05:30:23 2019
games through: Mon Apr 22 2019

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