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
CAPITALS     59 30 283 201  0.018 44.161    1  1.314    1  0.291    1  0.311    1 0.5398  0.891  0.234  0.387  0.000
PENGUINS     55 33 306 249  0.025 44.065    2  1.225    2  0.228    2  0.219    2 0.5320  1.241  0.565 -0.127  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 51 36 262 216  0.033 43.888    3  1.110    3  0.165    3  0.184    3 0.5238  0.941  0.164  0.205  0.000
RANGERS      52 37 271 233  0.023 44.592    4  1.088    4  0.157    5  0.155    4 0.5225  1.055  0.268  0.042  0.000
OILERS       52 37 264 229 -0.011 43.427    5  1.032    5  0.135    6  0.123    5 0.5196  1.000  0.170  0.075  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   50 36 247 226 -0.015 41.973    6  1.003    6  0.126   14  0.042    6 0.5179  0.940  0.020  0.063  0.000
WILD         50 37 274 219 -0.017 42.160    7  0.978    9  0.111    4  0.174    8 0.5167  1.031  0.258  0.090  0.000
DUCKS        50 37 240 214 -0.019 42.186    8  0.976    8  0.112    7  0.118    7 0.5170  0.859  0.007  0.229  0.000
BLUES        50 38 249 230 -0.002 43.299    9  0.975    7  0.113   10  0.085    9 0.5159  0.944  0.068  0.102  0.000
CANADIENS    49 39 237 214  0.012 43.849   10  0.949   10  0.103   12  0.071   10 0.5144  0.783 -0.121  0.263  0.000
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SENATORS     49 40 229 228  0.008 44.288   11  0.913   11  0.090   16  0.033   11 0.5120  0.814 -0.127  0.193  0.000
SHARKS       48 40 235 213 -0.004 43.271   12  0.880   12  0.074   11  0.079   12 0.5113  0.821 -0.073  0.231  0.000
PREDATORS    46 41 257 230 -0.014 42.394   13  0.819   13  0.038    8  0.096   13 0.5065  1.005  0.150  0.043  0.000
BRUINS       46 42 247 227  0.002 43.453   14  0.818   14  0.037    9  0.090   14 0.5056  0.947  0.076  0.103  0.000
FLAMES       45 41 235 235 -0.013 42.140   15  0.804   15  0.029   18 -0.023   15 0.5047  0.979  0.000 -0.046  0.000
LIGHTNING    42 40 234 227 -0.000 40.543   16  0.788   16  0.017   17  0.018   16 0.5022  1.017  0.085 -0.050  0.000
ISLANDERS    41 41 241 242  0.014 40.990   17  0.776   17  0.008   15  0.038   17 0.5009  1.109  0.216 -0.140  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  42 46 267 260  0.024 44.275   18  0.733   18 -0.025   13  0.060   18 0.4962  1.133  0.268 -0.148  0.000
JETS         40 42 249 256 -0.019 39.997   19  0.715   19 -0.035   19 -0.032   19 0.4955  1.224  0.291 -0.355  0.000
FLYERS       39 43 219 236  0.007 40.947   20  0.709   20 -0.037   22 -0.075   20 0.4942  0.959 -0.074 -0.075  0.000
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
KINGS        39 43 201 205 -0.015 40.188   21  0.684   21 -0.054   20 -0.057   21 0.4932  0.738 -0.295  0.182  0.000
HURRICANES   36 46 215 236  0.011 41.079   22  0.592   22 -0.098   21 -0.070   22 0.4860  0.945 -0.086 -0.055  0.000
PANTHERS     35 47 210 237  0.005 40.898   23  0.540   23 -0.119   23 -0.101   23 0.4821  0.927 -0.136 -0.065  0.000
STARS        34 48 223 262 -0.016 40.358   24  0.454   24 -0.154   26 -0.160   24 0.4782  1.115  0.026 -0.346  0.000
SABRES       33 49 201 237  0.005 40.952   25  0.438   25 -0.161   24 -0.142   26 0.4763  0.900 -0.208 -0.076  0.000
RED WINGS    33 49 207 244  0.005 40.991   26  0.434   26 -0.161   25 -0.160   25 0.4764  0.919 -0.205 -0.115  0.000
CANUCKS      30 52 182 243 -0.012 40.626   27  0.303   27 -0.233   29 -0.272   27 0.4671  0.827 -0.417 -0.127  0.000
COYOTES      30 52 197 260 -0.015 40.536   28  0.299   28 -0.236   28 -0.264   28 0.4668  0.988 -0.231 -0.298  0.000
DEVILS       28 54 183 244  0.016 41.498   29  0.271   29 -0.257   27 -0.231   29 0.4631  0.803 -0.402 -0.060  0.000
AVALANCHE    22 60 166 278 -0.006 41.051   30  0.000   30 -0.397   30 -0.452   30 0.4437  0.905 -0.512 -0.391  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
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 OILERS 52 37 264 229 -0.011 43.427 5 1.032 5 0.135 6 0.123 5 0.5196 1.000 0.170 0.075 0.000 DUCKS 50 37 240 214 -0.019 42.186 8 0.976 8 0.112 7 0.118 7 0.5170 0.859 0.007 0.229 0.000 SHARKS 48 40 235 213 -0.004 43.271 12 0.880 12 0.074 11 0.079 12 0.5113 0.821 -0.073 0.231 0.000 FLAMES 45 41 235 235 -0.013 42.140 15 0.804 15 0.029 18 -0.023 15 0.5047 0.979 0.000 -0.046 0.000 KINGS 39 43 201 205 -0.015 40.188 21 0.684 21 -0.054 20 -0.057 21 0.4932 0.738 -0.295 0.182 0.000 CANUCKS 30 52 182 243 -0.012 40.626 27 0.303 27 -0.233 29 -0.272 27 0.4671 0.827 -0.417 -0.127 0.000 COYOTES 30 52 197 260 -0.015 40.536 28 0.299 28 -0.236 28 -0.264 28 0.4668 0.988 -0.231 -0.298 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
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 BLACKHAWKS 50 36 247 226 -0.015 41.973 6 1.003 6 0.126 14 0.042 6 0.5179 0.940 0.020 0.063 0.000 WILD 50 37 274 219 -0.017 42.160 7 0.978 9 0.111 4 0.174 8 0.5167 1.031 0.258 0.090 0.000 BLUES 50 38 249 230 -0.002 43.299 9 0.975 7 0.113 10 0.085 9 0.5159 0.944 0.068 0.102 0.000 PREDATORS 46 41 257 230 -0.014 42.394 13 0.819 13 0.038 8 0.096 13 0.5065 1.005 0.150 0.043 0.000 JETS 40 42 249 256 -0.019 39.997 19 0.715 19 -0.035 19 -0.032 19 0.4955 1.224 0.291 -0.355 0.000 STARS 34 48 223 262 -0.016 40.358 24 0.454 24 -0.154 26 -0.160 24 0.4782 1.115 0.026 -0.346 0.000 AVALANCHE 22 60 166 278 -0.006 41.051 30 0.000 30 -0.397 30 -0.452 30 0.4437 0.905 -0.512 -0.391 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
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 CANADIENS 49 39 237 214 0.012 43.849 10 0.949 10 0.103 12 0.071 10 0.5144 0.783 -0.121 0.263 0.000 SENATORS 49 40 229 228 0.008 44.288 11 0.913 11 0.090 16 0.033 11 0.5120 0.814 -0.127 0.193 0.000 BRUINS 46 42 247 227 0.002 43.453 14 0.818 14 0.037 9 0.090 14 0.5056 0.947 0.076 0.103 0.000 LIGHTNING 42 40 234 227 -0.000 40.543 16 0.788 16 0.017 17 0.018 16 0.5022 1.017 0.085 -0.050 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 42 46 267 260 0.024 44.275 18 0.733 18 -0.025 13 0.060 18 0.4962 1.133 0.268 -0.148 0.000 PANTHERS 35 47 210 237 0.005 40.898 23 0.540 23 -0.119 23 -0.101 23 0.4821 0.927 -0.136 -0.065 0.000 SABRES 33 49 201 237 0.005 40.952 25 0.438 25 -0.161 24 -0.142 26 0.4763 0.900 -0.208 -0.076 0.000 RED WINGS 33 49 207 244 0.005 40.991 26 0.434 26 -0.161 25 -0.160 25 0.4764 0.919 -0.205 -0.115 0.000

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
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 CAPITALS 59 30 283 201 0.018 44.161 1 1.314 1 0.291 1 0.311 1 0.5398 0.891 0.234 0.387 0.000 PENGUINS 55 33 306 249 0.025 44.065 2 1.225 2 0.228 2 0.219 2 0.5320 1.241 0.565 -0.127 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 51 36 262 216 0.033 43.888 3 1.110 3 0.165 3 0.184 3 0.5238 0.941 0.164 0.205 0.000 RANGERS 52 37 271 233 0.023 44.592 4 1.088 4 0.157 5 0.155 4 0.5225 1.055 0.268 0.042 0.000 ISLANDERS 41 41 241 242 0.014 40.990 17 0.776 17 0.008 15 0.038 17 0.5009 1.109 0.216 -0.140 0.000 FLYERS 39 43 219 236 0.007 40.947 20 0.709 20 -0.037 22 -0.075 20 0.4942 0.959 -0.074 -0.075 0.000 HURRICANES 36 46 215 236 0.011 41.079 22 0.592 22 -0.098 21 -0.070 22 0.4860 0.945 -0.086 -0.055 0.000 DEVILS 28 54 183 244 0.016 41.498 29 0.271 29 -0.257 27 -0.231 29 0.4631 0.803 -0.402 -0.060 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 361 320 0.530    1  0.088
ATLANTIC DIVISION     329 352 0.483    2 -0.021
CENTRAL DIVISION      292 302 0.492    3 -0.043
PACIFIC DIVISION      294 302 0.493    4 -0.055

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.126 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.013 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Apr 28 05:30:12 2017
games through: Thu Apr 27 2017

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