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
RED SOX      103  47 799 578 -0.051 70.616    1  1.502    1  0.321    2  0.242    1 0.5406  0.499  0.252  0.232  0.081
ASTROS        94  56 742 498  0.002 73.780    2  1.426    2  0.243    1  0.302    2 0.5324  0.366  0.195  0.408 -0.080
ATHLETICS     90  60 726 618 -0.001 73.854    3  1.353    3  0.191    5  0.144    3 0.5244  0.646  0.292 -0.003 -0.331
YANKEES       91  58 763 606 -0.052 70.248    5  1.308    4  0.169    4  0.175    4 0.5222  0.397  0.094  0.256  0.272
CUBS          88  62 703 590  0.006 74.393    4  1.309    5  0.169    6  0.143    5 0.5214  0.336  0.011  0.275  0.208
BREWERS       86  65 679 624  0.017 75.668    6  1.233    6  0.144   10  0.090    6 0.5181  0.402  0.014  0.167  0.042
DODGERS       83  68 727 575  0.027 76.154    7  1.140    9  0.115    3  0.192    7 0.5154  0.515  0.216  0.168 -0.164
ROCKIES       82  68 703 708  0.041 76.652    8  1.102    7  0.118   14  0.049    8 0.5148  0.472  0.034  0.064  0.384
MARINERS      83  67 616 656  0.019 75.402    9  1.082    8  0.115   19 -0.015    9 0.5146  0.559  0.050 -0.080 -0.332
BRAVES        83  67 711 616  0.007 74.440   10  1.046   10  0.106    7  0.128   10 0.5138  0.434  0.080  0.177  0.096
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CARDINALS     83  68 709 635  0.002 74.739   11  1.006   11  0.095   11  0.089   11 0.5119  0.594  0.187 -0.008 -0.166
RAYS          83  66 646 578 -0.027 71.963   12  0.985   12  0.087   13  0.067   12 0.5117  0.398 -0.012  0.147 -0.165
DIAMONDBACKS  78  73 655 599  0.040 76.985   13  0.927   13  0.062    9  0.108   13 0.5080  0.340 -0.021  0.237  0.085
INDIANS       83  66 752 600 -0.091 68.114   14  0.900   14  0.040    8  0.114   14 0.5042  0.374  0.014  0.215  0.253
PIRATES       75  74 645 647  0.018 74.857   16  0.883   16  0.021   16  0.020   15 0.5026  0.567  0.093 -0.053 -0.229
PHILLIES      76  73 641 655  0.006 74.033   15  0.884   15  0.023   17 -0.001   16 0.5024  0.461 -0.025  0.024  0.027
NATIONALS     76  75 710 634  0.012 75.354   17  0.881   17  0.016   12  0.070   17 0.5020  0.462  0.046  0.094  0.163
ANGELS        74  76 672 636  0.005 74.479   18  0.867   18 -0.008   15  0.024   18 0.5000  0.411 -0.044  0.092  0.084
GIANTS        71  80 571 628  0.055 78.106   19  0.863   19 -0.015   20 -0.017   19 0.4983  0.271 -0.202  0.168  0.017
METS          70  80 644 664  0.022 75.560   20  0.837   20 -0.046   18 -0.011   20 0.4943  0.735  0.225 -0.247 -0.570
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BLUE JAYS     68  82 662 771 -0.010 74.038   21  0.728   21 -0.095   25 -0.157   21 0.4883  0.661  0.006 -0.320 -0.060
REDS          64  87 672 773  0.048 77.741   22  0.688   22 -0.108   21 -0.087   22 0.4861  0.579 -0.004 -0.171  0.154
RANGERS       64  86 703 787  0.024 75.960   23  0.640   24 -0.120   22 -0.101   23 0.4851  0.477 -0.112 -0.091  0.518
TWINS         69  81 663 736 -0.059 71.023   24  0.638   23 -0.120   23 -0.123   24 0.4831  0.553 -0.063 -0.182  0.061
PADRES        60  91 575 717  0.059 78.449   25  0.519   25 -0.151   24 -0.136   25 0.4809  0.401 -0.213 -0.059  0.060
MARLINS       59  91 555 772  0.051 77.549   26  0.466   26 -0.166   26 -0.216   26 0.4785  0.755  0.041 -0.473 -0.587
TIGERS        61  89 583 719 -0.052 71.580   27  0.382   27 -0.217   27 -0.230   27 0.4707  0.436 -0.276 -0.184 -0.043
WHITE SOX     59  90 614 772 -0.064 70.467   28  0.360   28 -0.245   28 -0.241   28 0.4673  0.589 -0.148 -0.335 -0.043
ROYALS        52  98 589 783 -0.053 71.630   29  0.258   29 -0.333   29 -0.281   29 0.4569  0.472 -0.296 -0.267  0.118
ORIOLES       43 107 575 830  0.002 75.043   30  0.000   30 -0.410   30 -0.343   30 0.4500  0.486 -0.345 -0.342  0.147

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 83 68 727 575 0.027 76.154 7 1.140 9 0.115 3 0.192 7 0.5154 0.515 0.216 0.168 -0.164 ROCKIES 82 68 703 708 0.041 76.652 8 1.102 7 0.118 14 0.049 8 0.5148 0.472 0.034 0.064 0.384 DIAMONDBACKS 78 73 655 599 0.040 76.985 13 0.927 13 0.062 9 0.108 13 0.5080 0.340 -0.021 0.237 0.085 GIANTS 71 80 571 628 0.055 78.106 19 0.863 19 -0.015 20 -0.017 19 0.4983 0.271 -0.202 0.168 0.017 PADRES 60 91 575 717 0.059 78.449 25 0.519 25 -0.151 24 -0.136 25 0.4809 0.401 -0.213 -0.059 0.060

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 88 62 703 590 0.006 74.393 4 1.309 5 0.169 6 0.143 5 0.5214 0.336 0.011 0.275 0.208 BREWERS 86 65 679 624 0.017 75.668 6 1.233 6 0.144 10 0.090 6 0.5181 0.402 0.014 0.167 0.042 CARDINALS 83 68 709 635 0.002 74.739 11 1.006 11 0.095 11 0.089 11 0.5119 0.594 0.187 -0.008 -0.166 PIRATES 75 74 645 647 0.018 74.857 16 0.883 16 0.021 16 0.020 15 0.5026 0.567 0.093 -0.053 -0.229 REDS 64 87 672 773 0.048 77.741 22 0.688 22 -0.108 21 -0.087 22 0.4861 0.579 -0.004 -0.171 0.154

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 83 67 711 616 0.007 74.440 10 1.046 10 0.106 7 0.128 10 0.5138 0.434 0.080 0.177 0.096 PHILLIES 76 73 641 655 0.006 74.033 15 0.884 15 0.023 17 -0.001 16 0.5024 0.461 -0.025 0.024 0.027 NATIONALS 76 75 710 634 0.012 75.354 17 0.881 17 0.016 12 0.070 17 0.5020 0.462 0.046 0.094 0.163 METS 70 80 644 664 0.022 75.560 20 0.837 20 -0.046 18 -0.011 20 0.4943 0.735 0.225 -0.247 -0.570 MARLINS 59 91 555 772 0.051 77.549 26 0.466 26 -0.166 26 -0.216 26 0.4785 0.755 0.041 -0.473 -0.587

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 94 56 742 498 0.002 73.780 2 1.426 2 0.243 1 0.302 2 0.5324 0.366 0.195 0.408 -0.080 ATHLETICS 90 60 726 618 -0.001 73.854 3 1.353 3 0.191 5 0.144 3 0.5244 0.646 0.292 -0.003 -0.331 MARINERS 83 67 616 656 0.019 75.402 9 1.082 8 0.115 19 -0.015 9 0.5146 0.559 0.050 -0.080 -0.332 ANGELS 74 76 672 636 0.005 74.479 18 0.867 18 -0.008 15 0.024 18 0.5000 0.411 -0.044 0.092 0.084 RANGERS 64 86 703 787 0.024 75.960 23 0.640 24 -0.120 22 -0.101 23 0.4851 0.477 -0.112 -0.091 0.518

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 83 66 752 600 -0.091 68.114 14 0.900 14 0.040 8 0.114 14 0.5042 0.374 0.014 0.215 0.253 TWINS 69 81 663 736 -0.059 71.023 24 0.638 23 -0.120 23 -0.123 24 0.4831 0.553 -0.063 -0.182 0.061 TIGERS 61 89 583 719 -0.052 71.580 27 0.382 27 -0.217 27 -0.230 27 0.4707 0.436 -0.276 -0.184 -0.043 WHITE SOX 59 90 614 772 -0.064 70.467 28 0.360 28 -0.245 28 -0.241 28 0.4673 0.589 -0.148 -0.335 -0.043 ROYALS 52 98 589 783 -0.053 71.630 29 0.258 29 -0.333 29 -0.281 29 0.4569 0.472 -0.296 -0.267 0.118

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 103 47 799 578 -0.051 70.616 1 1.502 1 0.321 2 0.242 1 0.5406 0.499 0.252 0.232 0.081 YANKEES 91 58 763 606 -0.052 70.248 5 1.308 4 0.169 4 0.175 4 0.5222 0.397 0.094 0.256 0.272 RAYS 83 66 646 578 -0.027 71.963 12 0.985 12 0.087 13 0.067 12 0.5117 0.398 -0.012 0.147 -0.165 BLUE JAYS 68 82 662 771 -0.010 74.038 21 0.728 21 -0.095 25 -0.157 21 0.4883 0.661 0.006 -0.320 -0.060 ORIOLES 43 107 575 830 0.002 75.043 30 0.000 30 -0.410 30 -0.343 30 0.4500 0.486 -0.345 -0.342 0.147


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    405 345 0.540    1  0.085
NL CENTRAL 396 356 0.527    2  0.062
NL WEST    374 380 0.496    3  0.048
AL EAST    388 360 0.519    4 -0.003
NL EAST    364 386 0.485    5 -0.007
AL CENTRAL 324 424 0.433    6 -0.185

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.067 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 Sep 18 05:30:33 2018
games through: Mon Sep 17 2018

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