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      112  56 912 673 -0.033 80.685    1  1.432    1  0.307    2  0.245    1 0.5372  0.515  0.269  0.221  0.144
ASTROS       107  60 830 549 -0.008 81.864    2  1.404    2  0.273    1  0.313    2 0.5346  0.318  0.165  0.460 -0.010
BREWERS      101  68 780 670  0.014 84.732    3  1.361    3  0.203    6  0.147    3 0.5247  0.418  0.084  0.209  0.009
YANKEES      102  65 872 698 -0.034 80.274    4  1.343    4  0.189    4  0.194    4 0.5242  0.470  0.178  0.210  0.227
ATHLETICS     97  66 815 681 -0.006 80.286    5  1.327    5  0.183    5  0.156    5 0.5232  0.669  0.327 -0.015 -0.284
CUBS          95  69 762 647  0.005 81.643    6  1.269    6  0.159    7  0.133    6 0.5196  0.373  0.032  0.233  0.129
DODGERS       96  74 833 631  0.025 85.980    7  1.248    7  0.148    3  0.232    7 0.5191  0.553  0.292  0.173 -0.226
ROCKIES       92  75 784 759  0.045 85.920    8  1.147    8  0.133   12  0.084    8 0.5163  0.399  0.006  0.163  0.451
MARINERS      89  73 677 711  0.015 81.551    9  1.032    9  0.108   17 -0.013    9 0.5134  0.541  0.036 -0.062 -0.286
BRAVES        91  75 767 677  0.010 82.987   10  1.005   10  0.101    8  0.107   10 0.5127  0.401  0.030  0.184  0.127
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CARDINALS     88  74 759 691  0.009 80.977   11  0.969   11  0.090   11  0.086   11 0.5114  0.614  0.204 -0.031 -0.153
RAYS          90  72 716 646 -0.028 78.521   12  0.957   12  0.085   14  0.063   12 0.5112  0.406 -0.009  0.136 -0.111
DIAMONDBACKS  82  80 693 644  0.040 82.999   13  0.881   13  0.043   10  0.095   13 0.5055  0.330 -0.042  0.232  0.087
INDIANS       91  74 824 669 -0.087 76.071   14  0.872   14  0.033    9  0.105   15 0.5030  0.365 -0.003  0.213  0.245
PIRATES       82  79 692 693  0.017 81.082   15  0.870   15  0.031   15  0.023   14 0.5039  0.537  0.067 -0.022 -0.200
NATIONALS     82  80 771 682 -0.003 80.261   16  0.858   16  0.011   13  0.071   16 0.5017  0.480  0.064  0.078  0.134
ANGELS        80  82 721 722  0.015 81.539   17  0.853   17 -0.000   16 -0.004   17 0.5009  0.505  0.011 -0.019 -0.021
PHILLIES      80  82 677 728  0.010 81.236   18  0.851   18 -0.005   19 -0.034   18 0.4992  0.476 -0.045 -0.023 -0.023
METS          77  85 676 707  0.015 81.566   19  0.832   19 -0.037   18 -0.027   19 0.4956  0.700  0.174 -0.229 -0.597
GIANTS        73  89 603 699  0.057 84.306   20  0.814   20 -0.053   20 -0.058   20 0.4933  0.308 -0.213  0.097  0.005
TEAM           W   L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TWINS         78  84 738 775 -0.071 76.192   21  0.731   21 -0.091   21 -0.089   22 0.4871  0.544 -0.037 -0.140  0.085
BLUE JAYS     73  89 709 832 -0.006 80.567   22  0.691   22 -0.102   25 -0.162   21 0.4877  0.649 -0.011 -0.314 -0.058
PADRES        66  96 617 767  0.059 84.508   23  0.552   23 -0.136   24 -0.132   23 0.4829  0.411 -0.201 -0.064  0.053
REDS          67  95 696 819  0.038 83.191   24  0.545   24 -0.138   22 -0.118   24 0.4828  0.535 -0.075 -0.161  0.168
RANGERS       67  95 737 848  0.023 82.350   25  0.500   25 -0.151   23 -0.128   25 0.4825  0.429 -0.181 -0.076  0.537
MARLINS       63  98 589 809  0.038 82.779   26  0.413   26 -0.184   26 -0.216   26 0.4769  0.738  0.024 -0.456 -0.611
TIGERS        64  98 630 796 -0.058 77.346   27  0.352   27 -0.252   27 -0.261   27 0.4672  0.464 -0.283 -0.239 -0.041
WHITE SOX     62 100 656 848 -0.053 77.689   28  0.341   28 -0.272   28 -0.267   28 0.4648  0.556 -0.204 -0.329  0.002
ROYALS        58 104 638 833 -0.055 77.556   29  0.284   29 -0.323   29 -0.270   29 0.4591  0.439 -0.314 -0.227  0.159
ORIOLES       47 115 622 892  0.014 82.164   30  0.000   30 -0.407   30 -0.328   30 0.4519  0.513 -0.306 -0.350  0.059

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 96 74 833 631 0.025 85.980 7 1.248 7 0.148 3 0.232 7 0.5191 0.553 0.292 0.173 -0.226 ROCKIES 92 75 784 759 0.045 85.920 8 1.147 8 0.133 12 0.084 8 0.5163 0.399 0.006 0.163 0.451 DIAMONDBACKS 82 80 693 644 0.040 82.999 13 0.881 13 0.043 10 0.095 13 0.5055 0.330 -0.042 0.232 0.087 GIANTS 73 89 603 699 0.057 84.306 20 0.814 20 -0.053 20 -0.058 20 0.4933 0.308 -0.213 0.097 0.005 PADRES 66 96 617 767 0.059 84.508 23 0.552 23 -0.136 24 -0.132 23 0.4829 0.411 -0.201 -0.064 0.053

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 BREWERS 101 68 780 670 0.014 84.732 3 1.361 3 0.203 6 0.147 3 0.5247 0.418 0.084 0.209 0.009 CUBS 95 69 762 647 0.005 81.643 6 1.269 6 0.159 7 0.133 6 0.5196 0.373 0.032 0.233 0.129 CARDINALS 88 74 759 691 0.009 80.977 11 0.969 11 0.090 11 0.086 11 0.5114 0.614 0.204 -0.031 -0.153 PIRATES 82 79 692 693 0.017 81.082 15 0.870 15 0.031 15 0.023 14 0.5039 0.537 0.067 -0.022 -0.200 REDS 67 95 696 819 0.038 83.191 24 0.545 24 -0.138 22 -0.118 24 0.4828 0.535 -0.075 -0.161 0.168

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 91 75 767 677 0.010 82.987 10 1.005 10 0.101 8 0.107 10 0.5127 0.401 0.030 0.184 0.127 NATIONALS 82 80 771 682 -0.003 80.261 16 0.858 16 0.011 13 0.071 16 0.5017 0.480 0.064 0.078 0.134 PHILLIES 80 82 677 728 0.010 81.236 18 0.851 18 -0.005 19 -0.034 18 0.4992 0.476 -0.045 -0.023 -0.023 METS 77 85 676 707 0.015 81.566 19 0.832 19 -0.037 18 -0.027 19 0.4956 0.700 0.174 -0.229 -0.597 MARLINS 63 98 589 809 0.038 82.779 26 0.413 26 -0.184 26 -0.216 26 0.4769 0.738 0.024 -0.456 -0.611

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 107 60 830 549 -0.008 81.864 2 1.404 2 0.273 1 0.313 2 0.5346 0.318 0.165 0.460 -0.010 ATHLETICS 97 66 815 681 -0.006 80.286 5 1.327 5 0.183 5 0.156 5 0.5232 0.669 0.327 -0.015 -0.284 MARINERS 89 73 677 711 0.015 81.551 9 1.032 9 0.108 17 -0.013 9 0.5134 0.541 0.036 -0.062 -0.286 ANGELS 80 82 721 722 0.015 81.539 17 0.853 17 -0.000 16 -0.004 17 0.5009 0.505 0.011 -0.019 -0.021 RANGERS 67 95 737 848 0.023 82.350 25 0.500 25 -0.151 23 -0.128 25 0.4825 0.429 -0.181 -0.076 0.537

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 91 74 824 669 -0.087 76.071 14 0.872 14 0.033 9 0.105 15 0.5030 0.365 -0.003 0.213 0.245 TWINS 78 84 738 775 -0.071 76.192 21 0.731 21 -0.091 21 -0.089 22 0.4871 0.544 -0.037 -0.140 0.085 TIGERS 64 98 630 796 -0.058 77.346 27 0.352 27 -0.252 27 -0.261 27 0.4672 0.464 -0.283 -0.239 -0.041 WHITE SOX 62 100 656 848 -0.053 77.689 28 0.341 28 -0.272 28 -0.267 28 0.4648 0.556 -0.204 -0.329 0.002 ROYALS 58 104 638 833 -0.055 77.556 29 0.284 29 -0.323 29 -0.270 29 0.4591 0.439 -0.314 -0.227 0.159

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 112 56 912 673 -0.033 80.685 1 1.432 1 0.307 2 0.245 1 0.5372 0.515 0.269 0.221 0.144 YANKEES 102 65 872 698 -0.034 80.274 4 1.343 4 0.189 4 0.194 4 0.5242 0.470 0.178 0.210 0.227 RAYS 90 72 716 646 -0.028 78.521 12 0.957 12 0.085 14 0.063 12 0.5112 0.406 -0.009 0.136 -0.111 BLUE JAYS 73 89 709 832 -0.006 80.567 22 0.691 22 -0.102 25 -0.162 21 0.4877 0.649 -0.011 -0.314 -0.058 ORIOLES 47 115 622 892 0.014 82.164 30 0.000 30 -0.407 30 -0.328 30 0.4519 0.513 -0.306 -0.350 0.059


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    440 376 0.539    1  0.076
NL CENTRAL 433 385 0.529    2  0.064
NL WEST    409 414 0.497    3  0.052
AL EAST    424 397 0.516    4  0.004
NL EAST    393 420 0.483    5 -0.023
AL CENTRAL 353 460 0.434    6 -0.186

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.071 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 Oct 16 19:31:16 2018
games through: Mon Oct 15 2018

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