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
BLUE JACKETS 30 14 145  98  0.020 22.011    1  0.969    1  0.253    2  0.270    1 0.5451  0.964  0.278  0.263  0.000
CAPITALS     30 15 145  97  0.031 22.707    2  0.957    2  0.244    1  0.313    2 0.5423  0.844  0.188  0.438  0.000
PENGUINS     28 16 157 132  0.076 23.115    3  0.908    3  0.222    5  0.184    3 0.5379  1.322  0.638 -0.271  0.000
WILD         29 15 145  99 -0.024 21.208    4  0.873    4  0.195    3  0.262    4 0.5348  0.965  0.271  0.254  0.000
RANGERS      29 17 163 125  0.005 22.815    5  0.842    5  0.179    4  0.215    5 0.5313  1.244  0.565 -0.135  0.000
SHARKS       28 18 122 105  0.029 23.435    6  0.813    6  0.165    7  0.118    6 0.5297  0.781 -0.074  0.311  0.000
CANADIENS    27 19 139 117  0.047 23.673    7  0.777    7  0.145    6  0.169    7 0.5250  0.957  0.168  0.169  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   28 19 132 120 -0.053 22.535    8  0.699    8  0.104   15  0.013    8 0.5180  0.872 -0.083  0.109  0.000
SENATORS     24 19 113 111  0.025 21.916    9  0.676    9  0.090    9  0.050    9 0.5158  0.873 -0.044  0.145  0.000
DUCKS        26 22 127 118 -0.032 23.328   10  0.595   10  0.041    8  0.073   10 0.5082  0.802 -0.098  0.244  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
OILERS       25 22 135 125 -0.024 23.044   11  0.573   11  0.029   11  0.044   11 0.5055  0.949  0.035  0.054  0.000
BLUES        23 23 131 142  0.006 23.255   12  0.527   12  0.005   19 -0.046   12 0.5006  1.134  0.165 -0.256  0.000
HURRICANES   21 23 122 121  0.056 23.005   13  0.520   13 -0.002   10  0.046   13 0.5003  0.979  0.070  0.021  0.000
KINGS        22 23 113 113  0.009 22.774   14  0.504   14 -0.010   17 -0.033   14 0.5000  0.760 -0.247  0.181  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  21 22 134 128  0.008 21.627   15  0.498   15 -0.014   12  0.042   15 0.4973  1.174  0.303 -0.218  0.000
BRUINS       23 25 122 123  0.023 24.476   16  0.490   16 -0.018   13  0.027   17 0.4957  0.820 -0.124  0.179  0.000
FLAMES       24 24 127 131 -0.053 23.131   17  0.477   17 -0.025   20 -0.059   16 0.4957  0.974 -0.040 -0.077  0.000
FLYERS       22 24 132 148 -0.008 23.097   18  0.463   18 -0.033   25 -0.116   18 0.4938  1.149  0.113 -0.345  0.000
LIGHTNING    21 26 127 137  0.025 24.112   19  0.423   19 -0.062   18 -0.043   19 0.4893  1.029  0.040 -0.126  0.000
RED WINGS    20 25 118 132 -0.010 22.514   20  0.382   20 -0.081   23 -0.103   21 0.4859  0.958 -0.103 -0.103  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
PREDATORS    21 24 123 118 -0.082 21.092   21  0.369   22 -0.089   16 -0.015   20 0.4867  0.921 -0.056  0.027  0.000
CANUCKS      21 25 112 130 -0.054 22.309   22  0.367   21 -0.085   28 -0.158   23 0.4837  0.836 -0.292 -0.024  0.000
DEVILS       19 27 105 132  0.048 24.132   23  0.362   23 -0.090   26 -0.118   22 0.4841  0.761 -0.331  0.096  0.000
ISLANDERS    18 25 123 128  0.035 22.124   24  0.361   24 -0.091   14  0.020   24 0.4827  1.083  0.168 -0.128  0.000
PANTHERS     20 27 111 131  0.005 23.840   25  0.338   25 -0.098   24 -0.111   25 0.4815  0.763 -0.322  0.100  0.000
JETS         21 27 135 148 -0.043 23.385   26  0.317   26 -0.112   21 -0.088   26 0.4809  1.138  0.128 -0.304  0.000
SABRES       17 27 104 124  0.039 22.882   27  0.285   27 -0.130   22 -0.096   27 0.4752  0.819 -0.248  0.057  0.000
STARS        19 28 126 147 -0.046 22.941   28  0.235   28 -0.156   27 -0.155   28 0.4744  1.070 -0.023 -0.287  0.000
AVALANCHE    13 30  87 145 -0.033 21.584   29  0.028   29 -0.270   30 -0.384   30 0.4495  0.918 -0.428 -0.339  0.000
COYOTES      13 32  97 147 -0.004 22.967   30  0.000   30 -0.291   29 -0.306   29 0.4504  0.888 -0.383 -0.228  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 SHARKS 28 18 122 105 0.029 23.435 6 0.813 6 0.165 7 0.118 6 0.5297 0.781 -0.074 0.311 0.000 DUCKS 26 22 127 118 -0.032 23.328 10 0.595 10 0.041 8 0.073 10 0.5082 0.802 -0.098 0.244 0.000 OILERS 25 22 135 125 -0.024 23.044 11 0.573 11 0.029 11 0.044 11 0.5055 0.949 0.035 0.054 0.000 KINGS 22 23 113 113 0.009 22.774 14 0.504 14 -0.010 17 -0.033 14 0.5000 0.760 -0.247 0.181 0.000 FLAMES 24 24 127 131 -0.053 23.131 17 0.477 17 -0.025 20 -0.059 16 0.4957 0.974 -0.040 -0.077 0.000 CANUCKS 21 25 112 130 -0.054 22.309 22 0.367 21 -0.085 28 -0.158 23 0.4837 0.836 -0.292 -0.024 0.000 COYOTES 13 32 97 147 -0.004 22.967 30 0.000 30 -0.291 29 -0.306 29 0.4504 0.888 -0.383 -0.228 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 WILD 29 15 145 99 -0.024 21.208 4 0.873 4 0.195 3 0.262 4 0.5348 0.965 0.271 0.254 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 28 19 132 120 -0.053 22.535 8 0.699 8 0.104 15 0.013 8 0.5180 0.872 -0.083 0.109 0.000 BLUES 23 23 131 142 0.006 23.255 12 0.527 12 0.005 19 -0.046 12 0.5006 1.134 0.165 -0.256 0.000 PREDATORS 21 24 123 118 -0.082 21.092 21 0.369 22 -0.089 16 -0.015 20 0.4867 0.921 -0.056 0.027 0.000 JETS 21 27 135 148 -0.043 23.385 26 0.317 26 -0.112 21 -0.088 26 0.4809 1.138 0.128 -0.304 0.000 STARS 19 28 126 147 -0.046 22.941 28 0.235 28 -0.156 27 -0.155 28 0.4744 1.070 -0.023 -0.287 0.000 AVALANCHE 13 30 87 145 -0.033 21.584 29 0.028 29 -0.270 30 -0.384 30 0.4495 0.918 -0.428 -0.339 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 27 19 139 117 0.047 23.673 7 0.777 7 0.145 6 0.169 7 0.5250 0.957 0.168 0.169 0.000 SENATORS 24 19 113 111 0.025 21.916 9 0.676 9 0.090 9 0.050 9 0.5158 0.873 -0.044 0.145 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 21 22 134 128 0.008 21.627 15 0.498 15 -0.014 12 0.042 15 0.4973 1.174 0.303 -0.218 0.000 BRUINS 23 25 122 123 0.023 24.476 16 0.490 16 -0.018 13 0.027 17 0.4957 0.820 -0.124 0.179 0.000 LIGHTNING 21 26 127 137 0.025 24.112 19 0.423 19 -0.062 18 -0.043 19 0.4893 1.029 0.040 -0.126 0.000 RED WINGS 20 25 118 132 -0.010 22.514 20 0.382 20 -0.081 23 -0.103 21 0.4859 0.958 -0.103 -0.103 0.000 PANTHERS 20 27 111 131 0.005 23.840 25 0.338 25 -0.098 24 -0.111 25 0.4815 0.763 -0.322 0.100 0.000 SABRES 17 27 104 124 0.039 22.882 27 0.285 27 -0.130 22 -0.096 27 0.4752 0.819 -0.248 0.057 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 BLUE JACKETS 30 14 145 98 0.020 22.011 1 0.969 1 0.253 2 0.270 1 0.5451 0.964 0.278 0.263 0.000 CAPITALS 30 15 145 97 0.031 22.707 2 0.957 2 0.244 1 0.313 2 0.5423 0.844 0.188 0.438 0.000 PENGUINS 28 16 157 132 0.076 23.115 3 0.908 3 0.222 5 0.184 3 0.5379 1.322 0.638 -0.271 0.000 RANGERS 29 17 163 125 0.005 22.815 5 0.842 5 0.179 4 0.215 5 0.5313 1.244 0.565 -0.135 0.000 HURRICANES 21 23 122 121 0.056 23.005 13 0.520 13 -0.002 10 0.046 13 0.5003 0.979 0.070 0.021 0.000 FLYERS 22 24 132 148 -0.008 23.097 18 0.463 18 -0.033 25 -0.116 18 0.4938 1.149 0.113 -0.345 0.000 DEVILS 19 27 105 132 0.048 24.132 23 0.362 23 -0.090 26 -0.118 22 0.4841 0.761 -0.331 0.096 0.000 ISLANDERS 18 25 123 128 0.035 22.124 24 0.361 24 -0.091 14 0.020 24 0.4827 1.083 0.168 -0.128 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 197 161 0.550    1  0.159
ATLANTIC DIVISION     173 190 0.477    2 -0.013
PACIFIC DIVISION      159 166 0.489    3 -0.070
CENTRAL DIVISION      154 166 0.481    4 -0.091

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.140 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.017 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Jan 20 05:30:31 2017
games through: Thu Jan 19 2017

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