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
LIGHTNING      40 20 215 161  0.006 29.779    1  0.989    1  0.226    1  0.255    1 0.5412  1.187  0.444  0.066  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 39 20 202 160  0.022 29.721    2  0.986    2  0.225    3  0.189    2 0.5400  1.130  0.306  0.072  0.000
BRUINS         37 21 191 142 -0.035 27.860    3  0.875    3  0.162    2  0.214    3 0.5301  0.963  0.132  0.296  0.000
PREDATORS      36 23 185 154  0.015 29.629    4  0.854    4  0.154    5  0.171    4 0.5278  0.973  0.101  0.241  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    37 25 205 172 -0.006 30.647    5  0.795    5  0.127    7  0.122    5 0.5232  1.106  0.210  0.035  0.000
JETS           35 25 199 161  0.008 29.911    6  0.771    6  0.116    4  0.186    6 0.5207  1.070  0.229  0.142  0.000
PENGUINS       35 26 195 180  0.004 30.474    7  0.732    7  0.102   11  0.064    7 0.5180  1.129  0.181 -0.052  0.000
STARS          34 25 179 157 -0.005 29.252    8  0.729    8  0.100    9  0.080    8 0.5175  0.976  0.013  0.147  0.000
CAPITALS       34 26 187 180 -0.015 29.612    9  0.689    9  0.082   15  0.013    9 0.5152  1.095  0.087 -0.062  0.000
KINGS          33 27 174 149  0.023 30.340   10  0.688   11  0.079    6  0.132   11 0.5135  0.855 -0.070  0.334  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
BLUES          34 27 173 156  0.005 30.486   11  0.685   10  0.080   10  0.071   10 0.5146  0.868 -0.117  0.259  0.000
SHARKS         33 27 178 163 -0.002 29.803   12  0.659   12  0.065    8  0.088   14 0.5107  0.956 -0.002  0.178  0.000
WILD           32 27 177 169  0.014 29.740   13  0.653   13  0.062   12  0.055   13 0.5111  1.027  0.047  0.062  0.000
AVALANCHE      32 27 184 177  0.016 29.801   14  0.652   14  0.062   13  0.039   12 0.5120  1.126  0.152 -0.074  0.000
FLYERS         31 29 181 174 -0.024 29.417   15  0.566   15  0.010   16 -0.004   15 0.5019  1.013 -0.028  0.021  0.000
DUCKS          30 31 169 170  0.030 31.165   16  0.562   16  0.006   14  0.036   16 0.5006  0.904 -0.112  0.184  0.000
FLAMES         30 30 169 175  0.013 30.325   17  0.560   17  0.006   17 -0.016   17 0.5005  0.981 -0.077  0.045  0.000
DEVILS         31 29 181 183 -0.038 29.120   18  0.552   18  0.002   19 -0.041   18 0.5003  1.091  0.029 -0.111  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   30 30 159 170 -0.016 29.693   19  0.537   19 -0.009   21 -0.066   19 0.4994  0.841 -0.283  0.150  0.000
ISLANDERS      29 32 203 219 -0.001 30.593   20  0.498   20 -0.033   24 -0.088   20 0.4942  1.380  0.359 -0.534  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
PANTHERS       26 31 166 186  0.015 28.931   21  0.470   21 -0.050   22 -0.072   21 0.4910  1.153  0.075 -0.218  0.000
HURRICANES     27 33 162 180 -0.013 29.772   22  0.431   22 -0.073   20 -0.062   22 0.4878  0.961 -0.146  0.022  0.000
RANGERS        27 33 173 191 -0.017 29.723   23  0.430   23 -0.074   25 -0.089   23 0.4869  1.097 -0.012 -0.167  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     25 35 170 173  0.010 30.266   24  0.365   24 -0.107   18 -0.019   24 0.4813  0.982 -0.079  0.041  0.000
OILERS         24 35 164 194  0.016 30.073   25  0.332   25 -0.116   27 -0.157   25 0.4784  1.129 -0.041 -0.274  0.000
RED WINGS      24 35 157 177 -0.019 29.156   26  0.296   26 -0.134   23 -0.081   26 0.4757  0.932 -0.199  0.036  0.000
CANUCKS        23 37 161 194  0.023 30.716   27  0.269   27 -0.144   26 -0.130   27 0.4738  1.082 -0.071 -0.188  0.000
CANADIENS      22 37 151 188 -0.027 29.188   28  0.188   28 -0.183   28 -0.210   28 0.4662  0.986 -0.265 -0.155  0.000
SENATORS       21 37 158 204 -0.012 29.072   29  0.175   29 -0.188   30 -0.234   29 0.4659  1.133 -0.113 -0.355  0.000
COYOTES        17 42 143 197  0.030 30.538   30  0.051   30 -0.269   29 -0.218   30 0.4523  0.954 -0.310 -0.126  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
SABRES         17 43 143 198 -0.021 29.824   31  0.000   31 -0.302   31 -0.242   31 0.4463  0.951 -0.337 -0.147  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 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 39 20 202 160 0.022 29.721 2 0.986 2 0.225 3 0.189 2 0.5400 1.130 0.306 0.072 0.000 KINGS 33 27 174 149 0.023 30.340 10 0.688 11 0.079 6 0.132 11 0.5135 0.855 -0.070 0.334 0.000 SHARKS 33 27 178 163 -0.002 29.803 12 0.659 12 0.065 8 0.088 14 0.5107 0.956 -0.002 0.178 0.000 DUCKS 30 31 169 170 0.030 31.165 16 0.562 16 0.006 14 0.036 16 0.5006 0.904 -0.112 0.184 0.000 FLAMES 30 30 169 175 0.013 30.325 17 0.560 17 0.006 17 -0.016 17 0.5005 0.981 -0.077 0.045 0.000 OILERS 24 35 164 194 0.016 30.073 25 0.332 25 -0.116 27 -0.157 25 0.4784 1.129 -0.041 -0.274 0.000 CANUCKS 23 37 161 194 0.023 30.716 27 0.269 27 -0.144 26 -0.130 27 0.4738 1.082 -0.071 -0.188 0.000 COYOTES 17 42 143 197 0.030 30.538 30 0.051 30 -0.269 29 -0.218 30 0.4523 0.954 -0.310 -0.126 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 PREDATORS 36 23 185 154 0.015 29.629 4 0.854 4 0.154 5 0.171 4 0.5278 0.973 0.101 0.241 0.000 JETS 35 25 199 161 0.008 29.911 6 0.771 6 0.116 4 0.186 6 0.5207 1.070 0.229 0.142 0.000 STARS 34 25 179 157 -0.005 29.252 8 0.729 8 0.100 9 0.080 8 0.5175 0.976 0.013 0.147 0.000 BLUES 34 27 173 156 0.005 30.486 11 0.685 10 0.080 10 0.071 10 0.5146 0.868 -0.117 0.259 0.000 WILD 32 27 177 169 0.014 29.740 13 0.653 13 0.062 12 0.055 13 0.5111 1.027 0.047 0.062 0.000 AVALANCHE 32 27 184 177 0.016 29.801 14 0.652 14 0.062 13 0.039 12 0.5120 1.126 0.152 -0.074 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 25 35 170 173 0.010 30.266 24 0.365 24 -0.107 18 -0.019 24 0.4813 0.982 -0.079 0.041 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 LIGHTNING 40 20 215 161 0.006 29.779 1 0.989 1 0.226 1 0.255 1 0.5412 1.187 0.444 0.066 0.000 BRUINS 37 21 191 142 -0.035 27.860 3 0.875 3 0.162 2 0.214 3 0.5301 0.963 0.132 0.296 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 37 25 205 172 -0.006 30.647 5 0.795 5 0.127 7 0.122 5 0.5232 1.106 0.210 0.035 0.000 PANTHERS 26 31 166 186 0.015 28.931 21 0.470 21 -0.050 22 -0.072 21 0.4910 1.153 0.075 -0.218 0.000 RED WINGS 24 35 157 177 -0.019 29.156 26 0.296 26 -0.134 23 -0.081 26 0.4757 0.932 -0.199 0.036 0.000 CANADIENS 22 37 151 188 -0.027 29.188 28 0.188 28 -0.183 28 -0.210 28 0.4662 0.986 -0.265 -0.155 0.000 SENATORS 21 37 158 204 -0.012 29.072 29 0.175 29 -0.188 30 -0.234 29 0.4659 1.133 -0.113 -0.355 0.000 SABRES 17 43 143 198 -0.021 29.824 31 0.000 31 -0.302 31 -0.242 31 0.4463 0.951 -0.337 -0.147 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 PENGUINS 35 26 195 180 0.004 30.474 7 0.732 7 0.102 11 0.064 7 0.5180 1.129 0.181 -0.052 0.000 CAPITALS 34 26 187 180 -0.015 29.612 9 0.689 9 0.082 15 0.013 9 0.5152 1.095 0.087 -0.062 0.000 FLYERS 31 29 181 174 -0.024 29.417 15 0.566 15 0.010 16 -0.004 15 0.5019 1.013 -0.028 0.021 0.000 DEVILS 31 29 181 183 -0.038 29.120 18 0.552 18 0.002 19 -0.041 18 0.5003 1.091 0.029 -0.111 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 30 30 159 170 -0.016 29.693 19 0.537 19 -0.009 21 -0.066 19 0.4994 0.841 -0.283 0.150 0.000 ISLANDERS 29 32 203 219 -0.001 30.593 20 0.498 20 -0.033 24 -0.088 20 0.4942 1.380 0.359 -0.534 0.000 HURRICANES 27 33 162 180 -0.013 29.772 22 0.431 22 -0.073 20 -0.062 22 0.4878 0.961 -0.146 0.022 0.000 RANGERS 27 33 173 191 -0.017 29.723 23 0.430 23 -0.074 25 -0.089 23 0.4869 1.097 -0.012 -0.167 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      228 189 0.547    1  0.131
PACIFIC DIVISION      229 249 0.479    2 -0.015
ATLANTIC DIVISION     224 249 0.474    3 -0.051
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 244 238 0.506    4 -0.053

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.113 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: Wed Feb 21 05:30:25 2018
games through: Tue Feb 20 2018

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