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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE    BALLPARK 
TEAM         W L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
YANKEES      8 1 51 34  0.020  4.517    1  0.078    1  0.072    2  0.066    1 0.5709    7  0.664    5  0.233   17 -0.102   22 -0.113 P
TWINS        8 2 51 28  0.006  4.985    2  0.059    2  0.057    3  0.060    3 0.5520   15  0.568    9  0.136   14 -0.016   29 -0.455 P
CUBS         8 2 52 40 -0.126  4.458    3  0.053    3  0.049    6  0.036    4 0.5398    1  0.869    1  0.416   29 -0.343   30 -0.822 P
ROCKIES      7 2 50 30  0.011  4.520    4  0.050    4  0.047    4  0.049    2 0.5545   17  0.485   15  0.049   11  0.049    4  0.361 P
DODGERS      7 4 58 29  0.007  5.437    5  0.033    5  0.031    1  0.091    6 0.5314   28  0.183   24 -0.161    2  0.343   23 -0.126 P
PADRES       7 4 64 52  0.044  5.707    6  0.029    6  0.028    9  0.020    5 0.5329    8  0.652    7  0.176   21 -0.136   25 -0.214 P
BRAVES       7 4 59 47 -0.077  5.156    7  0.023    7  0.021    7  0.024    9 0.5103    5  0.683    6  0.211   22 -0.163   16 -0.011 P
ORIOLES      5 3 41 44  0.046  4.207    8  0.018    8  0.016   19 -0.015    7 0.5173    6  0.669    8  0.157   26 -0.188   11  0.071 P
WHITE SOX    6 4 56 49  0.023  5.126    9  0.017    9  0.016   12  0.006    8 0.5168    3  0.836    2  0.351   28 -0.338    2  0.392 P
ATHLETICS    6 4 41 34 -0.117  4.533   10  0.014   10  0.010   10  0.011   12 0.5048   29  0.124   29 -0.286    3  0.308   18 -0.020 P
TEAM         W L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ASTROS       5 4 52 41 -0.072  4.195   11  0.010   11  0.006    5  0.037   14 0.4987   18  0.469   18  0.022   10  0.052   19 -0.027 P
MARLINS      2 1 17 15 -0.077  1.430   12  0.004   12  0.001   23 -0.026   15 0.4978   10  0.638   11  0.116   23 -0.169   13  0.013 P
GIANTS       5 6 54 66  0.149  6.257   13  0.004   13  0.000   18 -0.014   11 0.5061    4  0.768    4  0.258   27 -0.287    6  0.295 P
NATIONALS    3 4 24 22  0.118  3.848   14  0.001   14 -0.003    8  0.023   10 0.5062   27  0.214   27 -0.205    4  0.252   24 -0.196 P
BLUE JAYS    3 4 25 26  0.128  3.915   15 -0.007   15 -0.007   15 -0.006   21 0.4865   24  0.293   25 -0.171    6  0.159   15  0.003 P
BREWERS      3 4 28 34  0.063  3.726   16 -0.007   16 -0.008   16 -0.009   17 0.4926   12  0.590   12  0.088   19 -0.106   20 -0.039 P
INDIANS      5 6 28 28  0.021  5.632   17 -0.007   17 -0.009   13  0.004   13 0.5016   30 -0.492   30 -0.673    1  0.682   14  0.006 P
CARDINALS    2 3 18 19  0.009  2.536   18 -0.009   18 -0.010   14  0.001   20 0.4865   23  0.344   22 -0.122    7  0.124   12  0.061 P
RAYS         4 6 46 44  0.029  5.155   19 -0.016   19 -0.019   11  0.008   19 0.4876   25  0.259   26 -0.185    5  0.200    1  0.396 P
REDS         5 5 50 45 -0.187  4.277   20 -0.016   20 -0.019   17 -0.012   16 0.4951   21  0.431   19 -0.061   12  0.036    3  0.389 P
TEAM         W L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RANGERS      3 5 27 37  0.002  4.087   21 -0.021   21 -0.023   25 -0.035   18 0.4889   22  0.353   23 -0.150    9  0.080   28 -0.414 P
TIGERS       5 5 38 49 -0.226  4.220   22 -0.023   22 -0.026   29 -0.077   24 0.4761   26  0.252   28 -0.275    8  0.122    7  0.239 P
PHILLIES     1 3 18 23 -0.078  1.908   23 -0.023   25 -0.028   21 -0.024   26 0.4735   14  0.572   14  0.055   18 -0.103    9  0.125 P
DIAMONDBACKS 3 7 27 52  0.184  5.874   24 -0.025   23 -0.026   27 -0.040   22 0.4831   19  0.462   20 -0.061   15 -0.019   10  0.091 P
MARINERS     4 7 46 71  0.062  5.933   25 -0.026   24 -0.027   28 -0.063   27 0.4657    2  0.866    3  0.313   30 -0.439   26 -0.216 P
METS         4 7 45 60  0.042  5.792   26 -0.026   26 -0.028   24 -0.033   25 0.4740   16  0.557   16  0.032   16 -0.099   27 -0.278 P
RED SOX      3 7 46 57  0.013  5.134   27 -0.034   27 -0.038   20 -0.020   23 0.4788    9  0.646   10  0.130   24 -0.170    8  0.203 P
ANGELS       3 7 49 56 -0.024  4.986   28 -0.041   28 -0.045   22 -0.025   28 0.4554   13  0.576   13  0.058   20 -0.109    5  0.334 P
PIRATES      2 8 34 47  0.097  5.503   29 -0.053   29 -0.056   26 -0.036   30 0.4533   20  0.447   21 -0.071   13 -0.001   17 -0.017 P
ROYALS       3 8 40 56 -0.088  5.267   30 -0.060   30 -0.063   30 -0.078   29 0.4548   11  0.601   17  0.030   25 -0.185   21 -0.046 P

NL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING ROCKIES 7 2 50 30 0.011 4.520 4 0.050 4 0.047 4 0.049 2 0.5545 17 0.485 15 0.049 11 0.049 4 0.361 P DODGERS 7 4 58 29 0.007 5.437 5 0.033 5 0.031 1 0.091 6 0.5314 28 0.183 24 -0.161 2 0.343 23 -0.126 P PADRES 7 4 64 52 0.044 5.707 6 0.029 6 0.028 9 0.020 5 0.5329 8 0.652 7 0.176 21 -0.136 25 -0.214 P GIANTS 5 6 54 66 0.149 6.257 13 0.004 13 0.000 18 -0.014 11 0.5061 4 0.768 4 0.258 27 -0.287 6 0.295 P DIAMONDBACKS 3 7 27 52 0.184 5.874 24 -0.025 23 -0.026 27 -0.040 22 0.4831 19 0.462 20 -0.061 15 -0.019 10 0.091 P

NL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING CUBS 8 2 52 40 -0.126 4.458 3 0.053 3 0.049 6 0.036 4 0.5398 1 0.869 1 0.416 29 -0.343 30 -0.822 P BREWERS 3 4 28 34 0.063 3.726 16 -0.007 16 -0.008 16 -0.009 17 0.4926 12 0.590 12 0.088 19 -0.106 20 -0.039 P CARDINALS 2 3 18 19 0.009 2.536 18 -0.009 18 -0.010 14 0.001 20 0.4865 23 0.344 22 -0.122 7 0.124 12 0.061 P REDS 5 5 50 45 -0.187 4.277 20 -0.016 20 -0.019 17 -0.012 16 0.4951 21 0.431 19 -0.061 12 0.036 3 0.389 P PIRATES 2 8 34 47 0.097 5.503 29 -0.053 29 -0.056 26 -0.036 30 0.4533 20 0.447 21 -0.071 13 -0.001 17 -0.017 P

NL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BRAVES 7 4 59 47 -0.077 5.156 7 0.023 7 0.021 7 0.024 9 0.5103 5 0.683 6 0.211 22 -0.163 16 -0.011 P MARLINS 2 1 17 15 -0.077 1.430 12 0.004 12 0.001 23 -0.026 15 0.4978 10 0.638 11 0.116 23 -0.169 13 0.013 P NATIONALS 3 4 24 22 0.118 3.848 14 0.001 14 -0.003 8 0.023 10 0.5062 27 0.214 27 -0.205 4 0.252 24 -0.196 P PHILLIES 1 3 18 23 -0.078 1.908 23 -0.023 25 -0.028 21 -0.024 26 0.4735 14 0.572 14 0.055 18 -0.103 9 0.125 P METS 4 7 45 60 0.042 5.792 26 -0.026 26 -0.028 24 -0.033 25 0.4740 16 0.557 16 0.032 16 -0.099 27 -0.278 P

AL WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING ATHLETICS 6 4 41 34 -0.117 4.533 10 0.014 10 0.010 10 0.011 12 0.5048 29 0.124 29 -0.286 3 0.308 18 -0.020 P ASTROS 5 4 52 41 -0.072 4.195 11 0.010 11 0.006 5 0.037 14 0.4987 18 0.469 18 0.022 10 0.052 19 -0.027 P RANGERS 3 5 27 37 0.002 4.087 21 -0.021 21 -0.023 25 -0.035 18 0.4889 22 0.353 23 -0.150 9 0.080 28 -0.414 P MARINERS 4 7 46 71 0.062 5.933 25 -0.026 24 -0.027 28 -0.063 27 0.4657 2 0.866 3 0.313 30 -0.439 26 -0.216 P ANGELS 3 7 49 56 -0.024 4.986 28 -0.041 28 -0.045 22 -0.025 28 0.4554 13 0.576 13 0.058 20 -0.109 5 0.334 P

AL CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING TWINS 8 2 51 28 0.006 4.985 2 0.059 2 0.057 3 0.060 3 0.5520 15 0.568 9 0.136 14 -0.016 29 -0.455 P WHITE SOX 6 4 56 49 0.023 5.126 9 0.017 9 0.016 12 0.006 8 0.5168 3 0.836 2 0.351 28 -0.338 2 0.392 P INDIANS 5 6 28 28 0.021 5.632 17 -0.007 17 -0.009 13 0.004 13 0.5016 30 -0.492 30 -0.673 1 0.682 14 0.006 P TIGERS 5 5 38 49 -0.226 4.220 22 -0.023 22 -0.026 29 -0.077 24 0.4761 26 0.252 28 -0.275 8 0.122 7 0.239 P ROYALS 3 8 40 56 -0.088 5.267 30 -0.060 30 -0.063 30 -0.078 29 0.4548 11 0.601 17 0.030 25 -0.185 21 -0.046 P

AL EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE BALLPARK TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING YANKEES 8 1 51 34 0.020 4.517 1 0.078 1 0.072 2 0.066 1 0.5709 7 0.664 5 0.233 17 -0.102 22 -0.113 P ORIOLES 5 3 41 44 0.046 4.207 8 0.018 8 0.016 19 -0.015 7 0.5173 6 0.669 8 0.157 26 -0.188 11 0.071 P BLUE JAYS 3 4 25 26 0.128 3.915 15 -0.007 15 -0.007 15 -0.006 21 0.4865 24 0.293 25 -0.171 6 0.159 15 0.003 P RAYS 4 6 46 44 0.029 5.155 19 -0.016 19 -0.019 11 0.008 19 0.4876 25 0.259 26 -0.185 5 0.200 1 0.396 P RED SOX 3 7 46 57 0.013 5.134 27 -0.034 27 -0.038 20 -0.020 23 0.4788 9 0.646 10 0.130 24 -0.170 8 0.203 P


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NL WEST    29 23 0.558    1  0.122
AL EAST    23 21 0.523    2  0.045
NL CENTRAL 20 22 0.476    3 -0.010
NL EAST    17 19 0.472    4 -0.037
AL WEST    21 27 0.438    5 -0.068
AL CENTRAL 27 25 0.519    6 -0.071

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.074 points in main ratings (0.058 for semineutral)
     0.006 points in improved RPI (0.006 for semineutral)
Average of 2.65 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Aug  4 05:30:11 2020
games through: Mon Aug  3 2020

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