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     39 19 195 126  0.015 28.929    1  1.050    1  0.260    1  0.342    1 0.5426  0.918  0.286  0.398  0.000
WILD         39 19 195 133 -0.033 27.860    2  0.999    2  0.226    2  0.270    2 0.5374  0.999  0.308  0.233  0.000
RANGERS      38 20 196 152 -0.004 28.585    3  0.987    3  0.221    4  0.199    3 0.5369  1.162  0.434 -0.036  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 37 21 187 143  0.016 29.108    4  0.964    4  0.207    5  0.196    4 0.5344  1.010  0.245  0.147  0.000
PENGUINS     36 22 204 165  0.033 29.452    5  0.935    5  0.190    3  0.200    5 0.5308  1.236  0.529 -0.130  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   36 23 172 151 -0.033 28.612    6  0.839    6  0.141    9  0.058    6 0.5234  0.930  0.015  0.100  0.000
SHARKS       35 25 166 144 -0.019 29.406    7  0.782    7  0.111    6  0.106    7 0.5191  0.853 -0.022  0.233  0.000
SENATORS     31 26 156 152  0.011 28.687    8  0.695    8  0.068   10  0.056    9 0.5105  0.937  0.022  0.091  0.000
OILERS       32 27 171 152 -0.006 29.241    9  0.674    9  0.057    7  0.084    8 0.5105  0.933  0.045  0.123  0.000
BLUES        31 28 169 171  0.027 30.096   10  0.661   10  0.052   15  0.033   10 0.5086  1.052  0.133 -0.067  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
CANADIENS    31 28 166 153  0.009 29.622   11  0.645   11  0.042    8  0.065   11 0.5062  0.907 -0.003  0.133  0.000
BRUINS       30 29 159 156  0.021 29.956   12  0.612   12  0.023   14  0.038   12 0.5037  0.905 -0.032  0.108  0.000
DUCKS        31 29 154 151 -0.017 29.521   13  0.601   13  0.015   12  0.044   13 0.5027  0.803 -0.136  0.225  0.000
FLAMES       29 30 153 167 -0.022 29.123   14  0.535   14 -0.022   23 -0.088   14 0.4970  0.952 -0.105 -0.070  0.000
KINGS        28 30 143 145 -0.001 29.059   15  0.531   15 -0.026   18 -0.044   15 0.4962  0.744 -0.286  0.199  0.000
ISLANDERS    27 31 174 174  0.019 29.385   16  0.514   17 -0.039   13  0.038   18 0.4926  1.135  0.239 -0.163  0.000
PANTHERS     27 30 147 161 -0.002 28.570   17  0.507   16 -0.038   20 -0.073   19 0.4924  0.884 -0.166  0.020  0.000
PREDATORS    28 30 164 159 -0.032 28.241   18  0.503   19 -0.042   16  0.014   16 0.4941  1.000  0.052 -0.024  0.000
FLYERS       28 31 154 179 -0.006 29.555   19  0.501   18 -0.039   26 -0.141   17 0.4929  0.985 -0.121 -0.162  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  27 31 181 173 -0.000 28.916   20  0.489   20 -0.052   11  0.056   20 0.4912  1.163  0.292 -0.179  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
HURRICANES   24 31 141 162  0.042 28.572   21  0.451   21 -0.068   21 -0.078   21 0.4894  0.955 -0.092 -0.064  0.000
LIGHTNING    26 32 160 166  0.003 29.119   22  0.444   22 -0.074   17 -0.023   22 0.4879  1.018  0.036 -0.081  0.000
JETS         28 34 180 194 -0.022 30.561   23  0.421   23 -0.085   19 -0.069   23 0.4869  1.179  0.187 -0.325  0.000
SABRES       26 34 147 168  0.016 30.528   24  0.420   24 -0.086   22 -0.086   24 0.4852  0.842 -0.225  0.053  0.000
DEVILS       25 34 138 170  0.027 30.329   25  0.404   25 -0.093   25 -0.129   25 0.4843  0.818 -0.294  0.036  0.000
CANUCKS      26 34 142 172 -0.036 29.423   26  0.353   26 -0.116   28 -0.183   26 0.4812  0.840 -0.324 -0.042  0.000
RED WINGS    24 35 149 175  0.030 30.382   27  0.352   27 -0.118   24 -0.113   27 0.4801  0.910 -0.177 -0.048  0.000
STARS        23 37 165 193 -0.016 29.869   28  0.224   28 -0.180   27 -0.149   28 0.4709  1.119  0.031 -0.329  0.000
COYOTES      20 37 137 181 -0.009 28.649   29  0.155   29 -0.219   29 -0.229   29 0.4646  0.966 -0.231 -0.228  0.000
AVALANCHE    16 41 113 190 -0.006 28.924   30  0.000   30 -0.314   30 -0.394   30 0.4465  0.861 -0.513 -0.276  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 35 25 166 144 -0.019 29.406 7 0.782 7 0.111 6 0.106 7 0.5191 0.853 -0.022 0.233 0.000 OILERS 32 27 171 152 -0.006 29.241 9 0.674 9 0.057 7 0.084 8 0.5105 0.933 0.045 0.123 0.000 DUCKS 31 29 154 151 -0.017 29.521 13 0.601 13 0.015 12 0.044 13 0.5027 0.803 -0.136 0.225 0.000 FLAMES 29 30 153 167 -0.022 29.123 14 0.535 14 -0.022 23 -0.088 14 0.4970 0.952 -0.105 -0.070 0.000 KINGS 28 30 143 145 -0.001 29.059 15 0.531 15 -0.026 18 -0.044 15 0.4962 0.744 -0.286 0.199 0.000 CANUCKS 26 34 142 172 -0.036 29.423 26 0.353 26 -0.116 28 -0.183 26 0.4812 0.840 -0.324 -0.042 0.000 COYOTES 20 37 137 181 -0.009 28.649 29 0.155 29 -0.219 29 -0.229 29 0.4646 0.966 -0.231 -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 39 19 195 133 -0.033 27.860 2 0.999 2 0.226 2 0.270 2 0.5374 0.999 0.308 0.233 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 36 23 172 151 -0.033 28.612 6 0.839 6 0.141 9 0.058 6 0.5234 0.930 0.015 0.100 0.000 BLUES 31 28 169 171 0.027 30.096 10 0.661 10 0.052 15 0.033 10 0.5086 1.052 0.133 -0.067 0.000 PREDATORS 28 30 164 159 -0.032 28.241 18 0.503 19 -0.042 16 0.014 16 0.4941 1.000 0.052 -0.024 0.000 JETS 28 34 180 194 -0.022 30.561 23 0.421 23 -0.085 19 -0.069 23 0.4869 1.179 0.187 -0.325 0.000 STARS 23 37 165 193 -0.016 29.869 28 0.224 28 -0.180 27 -0.149 28 0.4709 1.119 0.031 -0.329 0.000 AVALANCHE 16 41 113 190 -0.006 28.924 30 0.000 30 -0.314 30 -0.394 30 0.4465 0.861 -0.513 -0.276 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 SENATORS 31 26 156 152 0.011 28.687 8 0.695 8 0.068 10 0.056 9 0.5105 0.937 0.022 0.091 0.000 CANADIENS 31 28 166 153 0.009 29.622 11 0.645 11 0.042 8 0.065 11 0.5062 0.907 -0.003 0.133 0.000 BRUINS 30 29 159 156 0.021 29.956 12 0.612 12 0.023 14 0.038 12 0.5037 0.905 -0.032 0.108 0.000 PANTHERS 27 30 147 161 -0.002 28.570 17 0.507 16 -0.038 20 -0.073 19 0.4924 0.884 -0.166 0.020 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 27 31 181 173 -0.000 28.916 20 0.489 20 -0.052 11 0.056 20 0.4912 1.163 0.292 -0.179 0.000 LIGHTNING 26 32 160 166 0.003 29.119 22 0.444 22 -0.074 17 -0.023 22 0.4879 1.018 0.036 -0.081 0.000 SABRES 26 34 147 168 0.016 30.528 24 0.420 24 -0.086 22 -0.086 24 0.4852 0.842 -0.225 0.053 0.000 RED WINGS 24 35 149 175 0.030 30.382 27 0.352 27 -0.118 24 -0.113 27 0.4801 0.910 -0.177 -0.048 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 39 19 195 126 0.015 28.929 1 1.050 1 0.260 1 0.342 1 0.5426 0.918 0.286 0.398 0.000 RANGERS 38 20 196 152 -0.004 28.585 3 0.987 3 0.221 4 0.199 3 0.5369 1.162 0.434 -0.036 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 37 21 187 143 0.016 29.108 4 0.964 4 0.207 5 0.196 4 0.5344 1.010 0.245 0.147 0.000 PENGUINS 36 22 204 165 0.033 29.452 5 0.935 5 0.190 3 0.200 5 0.5308 1.236 0.529 -0.130 0.000 ISLANDERS 27 31 174 174 0.019 29.385 16 0.514 17 -0.039 13 0.038 18 0.4926 1.135 0.239 -0.163 0.000 FLYERS 28 31 154 179 -0.006 29.555 19 0.501 18 -0.039 26 -0.141 17 0.4929 0.985 -0.121 -0.162 0.000 HURRICANES 24 31 141 162 0.042 28.572 21 0.451 21 -0.068 21 -0.078 21 0.4894 0.955 -0.092 -0.064 0.000 DEVILS 25 34 138 170 0.027 30.329 25 0.404 25 -0.093 25 -0.129 25 0.4843 0.818 -0.294 0.036 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 254 209 0.549    1  0.116
ATLANTIC DIVISION     222 245 0.475    2 -0.014
CENTRAL DIVISION      201 212 0.487    3 -0.049
PACIFIC DIVISION      201 212 0.487    4 -0.065

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.116 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.014 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Feb 20 05:30:21 2017
games through: Sun Feb 19 2017

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