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       49 24 396 279  0.034 37.334    1  0.977    1  0.235    1  0.252    1 0.5476  0.732  0.437  0.067 -0.433
DODGERS      47 26 378 258 -0.048 34.851    2  0.844    2  0.159    3  0.198    3 0.5271  0.395  0.068  0.328 -0.007
ROCKIES      47 27 392 327 -0.031 36.054    3  0.822    3  0.158    6  0.116    2 0.5286  0.378 -0.029  0.261  0.596
DIAMONDBACKS 45 27 378 279 -0.051 34.417    4  0.763    4  0.133    4  0.142    4 0.5250  0.250 -0.108  0.392  0.540
YANKEES      39 30 394 287  0.012 34.776    5  0.640    5  0.087    2  0.199    5 0.5216  0.585  0.240  0.157  0.168
INDIANS      38 32 337 284  0.065 36.818    6  0.636    6  0.086    5  0.138    6 0.5208  0.351 -0.029  0.306  0.171
RED SOX      40 32 336 306  0.012 36.414    7  0.613    7  0.076    9  0.055    7 0.5174  0.466 -0.013  0.123 -0.085
NATIONALS    43 29 398 322 -0.118 32.642    8  0.587    8  0.063    8  0.059   10 0.5092  0.745  0.258 -0.140 -0.127
RAYS         39 36 360 341  0.052 39.155    9  0.565    9  0.052    7  0.067    9 0.5112  0.577  0.101  0.033 -0.094
TWINS        36 33 325 365  0.039 35.741   10  0.552   10  0.045   16 -0.016    8 0.5116  0.576  0.017 -0.049  0.280
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ORIOLES      35 36 320 380  0.088 38.237   11  0.531   11  0.034   22 -0.058   13 0.5070  0.739  0.135 -0.251 -0.219
MARINERS     37 37 356 361  0.055 38.738   12  0.522   12  0.028   11  0.029   11 0.5081  0.663  0.146 -0.087 -0.110
ROYALS       35 36 282 316  0.070 37.677   13  0.521   13  0.027   17 -0.016   12 0.5076  0.403 -0.140  0.107 -0.102
ANGELS       37 38 321 323  0.048 39.089   14  0.509   14  0.017   13  0.013   14 0.5054  0.347 -0.158  0.184  0.055
BLUE JAYS    35 36 306 325  0.035 36.680   15  0.499   15  0.009   15 -0.010   16 0.5023  0.425 -0.114  0.094 -0.001
RANGERS      35 36 348 333  0.023 36.219   16  0.497   16  0.003   10  0.046   15 0.5042  0.574  0.078  0.015  0.153
BREWERS      39 35 355 348 -0.071 35.059   17  0.491   17 -0.002   19 -0.023   19 0.4966  0.475 -0.083  0.037  0.253
CUBS         36 35 332 316 -0.055 34.109   18  0.472   18 -0.019   20 -0.024   21 0.4925  0.552 -0.013 -0.034 -0.018
TIGERS       32 39 341 357  0.078 37.881   19  0.467   19 -0.023   14 -0.002   17 0.4990  0.645  0.098 -0.101  0.078
ATHLETICS    31 41 304 386  0.103 39.227   20  0.445   20 -0.037   24 -0.080   20 0.4944  0.517 -0.102 -0.058  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
WHITE SOX    31 39 323 323  0.057 36.728   21  0.436   21 -0.043   12  0.017   18 0.4969  0.469 -0.049  0.082  0.127
CARDINALS    33 37 307 315 -0.033 34.251   22  0.422   22 -0.052   18 -0.017   22 0.4860  0.551 -0.008 -0.026 -0.345
PIRATES      33 39 307 339 -0.032 35.364   23  0.388   23 -0.069   25 -0.085   23 0.4829  0.474 -0.145 -0.024 -0.089
MARLINS      32 38 331 341 -0.059 33.581   24  0.363   24 -0.082   21 -0.057   24 0.4817  0.679  0.076 -0.189 -0.160
BRAVES       33 38 332 363 -0.131 32.128   25  0.284   25 -0.110   27 -0.147   26 0.4744  0.707  0.014 -0.307 -0.162
PADRES       29 44 261 378  0.029 37.824   26  0.259   26 -0.116   29 -0.189   25 0.4778  0.367 -0.343 -0.035  0.080
REDS         30 41 349 379 -0.060 34.057   27  0.237   27 -0.127   23 -0.076   27 0.4721  0.828  0.210 -0.362 -0.022
METS         31 40 339 389 -0.105 32.874   28  0.222   28 -0.133   26 -0.138   28 0.4710  0.859  0.181 -0.457 -0.319
GIANTS       27 47 274 364  0.011 37.805   29  0.129   29 -0.167   28 -0.181   29 0.4684  0.533 -0.188 -0.174 -0.497
PHILLIES     22 48 270 368 -0.028 34.677   30  0.000   30 -0.247   30 -0.222   30 0.4488  0.380 -0.365 -0.080  0.151

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 47 26 378 258 -0.048 34.851 2 0.844 2 0.159 3 0.198 3 0.5271 0.395 0.068 0.328 -0.007 ROCKIES 47 27 392 327 -0.031 36.054 3 0.822 3 0.158 6 0.116 2 0.5286 0.378 -0.029 0.261 0.596 DIAMONDBACKS 45 27 378 279 -0.051 34.417 4 0.763 4 0.133 4 0.142 4 0.5250 0.250 -0.108 0.392 0.540 PADRES 29 44 261 378 0.029 37.824 26 0.259 26 -0.116 29 -0.189 25 0.4778 0.367 -0.343 -0.035 0.080 GIANTS 27 47 274 364 0.011 37.805 29 0.129 29 -0.167 28 -0.181 29 0.4684 0.533 -0.188 -0.174 -0.497

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 39 35 355 348 -0.071 35.059 17 0.491 17 -0.002 19 -0.023 19 0.4966 0.475 -0.083 0.037 0.253 CUBS 36 35 332 316 -0.055 34.109 18 0.472 18 -0.019 20 -0.024 21 0.4925 0.552 -0.013 -0.034 -0.018 CARDINALS 33 37 307 315 -0.033 34.251 22 0.422 22 -0.052 18 -0.017 22 0.4860 0.551 -0.008 -0.026 -0.345 PIRATES 33 39 307 339 -0.032 35.364 23 0.388 23 -0.069 25 -0.085 23 0.4829 0.474 -0.145 -0.024 -0.089 REDS 30 41 349 379 -0.060 34.057 27 0.237 27 -0.127 23 -0.076 27 0.4721 0.828 0.210 -0.362 -0.022

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 43 29 398 322 -0.118 32.642 8 0.587 8 0.063 8 0.059 10 0.5092 0.745 0.258 -0.140 -0.127 MARLINS 32 38 331 341 -0.059 33.581 24 0.363 24 -0.082 21 -0.057 24 0.4817 0.679 0.076 -0.189 -0.160 BRAVES 33 38 332 363 -0.131 32.128 25 0.284 25 -0.110 27 -0.147 26 0.4744 0.707 0.014 -0.307 -0.162 METS 31 40 339 389 -0.105 32.874 28 0.222 28 -0.133 26 -0.138 28 0.4710 0.859 0.181 -0.457 -0.319 PHILLIES 22 48 270 368 -0.028 34.677 30 0.000 30 -0.247 30 -0.222 30 0.4488 0.380 -0.365 -0.080 0.151

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 49 24 396 279 0.034 37.334 1 0.977 1 0.235 1 0.252 1 0.5476 0.732 0.437 0.067 -0.433 MARINERS 37 37 356 361 0.055 38.738 12 0.522 12 0.028 11 0.029 11 0.5081 0.663 0.146 -0.087 -0.110 ANGELS 37 38 321 323 0.048 39.089 14 0.509 14 0.017 13 0.013 14 0.5054 0.347 -0.158 0.184 0.055 RANGERS 35 36 348 333 0.023 36.219 16 0.497 16 0.003 10 0.046 15 0.5042 0.574 0.078 0.015 0.153 ATHLETICS 31 41 304 386 0.103 39.227 20 0.445 20 -0.037 24 -0.080 20 0.4944 0.517 -0.102 -0.058 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 38 32 337 284 0.065 36.818 6 0.636 6 0.086 5 0.138 6 0.5208 0.351 -0.029 0.306 0.171 TWINS 36 33 325 365 0.039 35.741 10 0.552 10 0.045 16 -0.016 8 0.5116 0.576 0.017 -0.049 0.280 ROYALS 35 36 282 316 0.070 37.677 13 0.521 13 0.027 17 -0.016 12 0.5076 0.403 -0.140 0.107 -0.102 TIGERS 32 39 341 357 0.078 37.881 19 0.467 19 -0.023 14 -0.002 17 0.4990 0.645 0.098 -0.101 0.078 WHITE SOX 31 39 323 323 0.057 36.728 21 0.436 21 -0.043 12 0.017 18 0.4969 0.469 -0.049 0.082 0.127

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 39 30 394 287 0.012 34.776 5 0.640 5 0.087 2 0.199 5 0.5216 0.585 0.240 0.157 0.168 RED SOX 40 32 336 306 0.012 36.414 7 0.613 7 0.076 9 0.055 7 0.5174 0.466 -0.013 0.123 -0.085 RAYS 39 36 360 341 0.052 39.155 9 0.565 9 0.052 7 0.067 9 0.5112 0.577 0.101 0.033 -0.094 ORIOLES 35 36 320 380 0.088 38.237 11 0.531 11 0.034 22 -0.058 13 0.5070 0.739 0.135 -0.251 -0.219 BLUE JAYS 35 36 306 325 0.035 36.680 15 0.499 15 0.009 15 -0.010 16 0.5023 0.425 -0.114 0.094 -0.001


DIVISION     W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
AL WEST    189 176 0.518    1  0.084
AL EAST    188 170 0.525    2  0.083
AL CENTRAL 172 179 0.490    3  0.040
NL WEST    195 171 0.533    4  0.030
NL CENTRAL 171 187 0.478    5 -0.073
NL EAST    161 193 0.455    6 -0.167

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.096 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Jun 22 05:30:19 2017
games through: Wed Jun 21 2017

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