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     47 25 232 161  0.015 35.713    1  1.175    1  0.256    1  0.316    1 0.5379  0.918  0.263  0.370  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 47 25 230 169  0.010 35.644    2  1.163    2  0.250    2  0.251    2 0.5373  0.967  0.253  0.248  0.000
PENGUINS     46 26 252 199  0.008 35.588    3  1.126    3  0.226    3  0.220    3 0.5335  1.216  0.526 -0.086  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   47 26 222 183 -0.023 35.330    4  1.111    4  0.217    7  0.119    4 0.5321  0.956  0.109  0.130  0.000
RANGERS      45 29 235 195  0.007 36.677    5  1.047    5  0.178    5  0.165    6 0.5261  1.090  0.313  0.016  0.000
WILD         44 28 235 180  0.002 35.450    6  1.044    6  0.176    4  0.216    5 0.5270  1.057  0.324  0.108  0.000
SHARKS       42 31 198 169 -0.011 35.704    7  0.901    7  0.114    6  0.121    7 0.5172  0.798 -0.061  0.304  0.000
CANADIENS    41 32 200 182  0.017 36.603    8  0.887    8  0.110    9  0.075    8 0.5161  0.820 -0.086  0.235  0.000
FLAMES       41 32 203 197 -0.018 35.672    9  0.836    9  0.088   17  0.006    9 0.5133  0.962  0.003  0.009  0.000
SENATORS     40 32 191 187 -0.008 35.450   10  0.827   10  0.084   15  0.035   11 0.5118  0.886 -0.053  0.123  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        39 33 201 195  0.021 36.235   11  0.821   11  0.080   12  0.065   10 0.5123  0.975  0.077  0.053  0.000
OILERS       39 34 212 190  0.002 36.135   12  0.779   12  0.056    8  0.093   12 0.5087  0.959  0.086  0.100  0.000
DUCKS        39 34 190 181 -0.012 35.749   13  0.763   13  0.047   11  0.065   13 0.5071  0.814 -0.101  0.231  0.000
BRUINS       38 35 209 195  0.006 36.279   14  0.743   14  0.036   10  0.070   14 0.5050  1.004  0.115  0.024  0.000
PREDATORS    36 36 212 202 -0.022 35.018   15  0.672   15 -0.013   14  0.036   15 0.4988  1.062  0.151 -0.078  0.000
ISLANDERS    34 38 213 220  0.024 36.431   16  0.648   16 -0.028   16  0.024   16 0.4956  1.143  0.237 -0.189  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  34 38 221 212  0.001 35.662   17  0.623   18 -0.045   13  0.060   18 0.4933  1.130  0.258 -0.137  0.000
LIGHTNING    34 38 197 202  0.007 35.945   18  0.622   17 -0.042   18 -0.015   17 0.4934  0.980  0.003 -0.032  0.000
KINGS        34 38 175 181 -0.008 35.597   19  0.605   19 -0.051   20 -0.058   19 0.4926  0.731 -0.310  0.194  0.000
FLYERS       33 39 188 216  0.004 36.056   20  0.578   20 -0.064   24 -0.129   20 0.4898  0.974 -0.118 -0.140  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
JETS         33 40 220 232 -0.017 35.814   21  0.535   21 -0.088   19 -0.047   21 0.4874  1.221  0.266 -0.359  0.000
HURRICANES   31 40 186 206  0.019 35.889   22  0.526   22 -0.091   21 -0.065   22 0.4863  0.952 -0.080 -0.050  0.000
PANTHERS     31 41 183 208  0.005 36.053   23  0.489   23 -0.107   22 -0.113   23 0.4830  0.892 -0.195 -0.031  0.000
SABRES       30 44 183 214  0.009 37.175   24  0.398   24 -0.146   23 -0.123   24 0.4780  0.895 -0.202 -0.045  0.000
RED WINGS    29 43 180 213  0.011 36.287   25  0.390   25 -0.148   25 -0.148   25 0.4775  0.902 -0.219 -0.077  0.000
STARS        29 43 196 233 -0.005 35.862   26  0.370   26 -0.158   26 -0.156   26 0.4765  1.128  0.039 -0.351  0.000
CANUCKS      29 43 166 211 -0.017 35.553   27  0.347   27 -0.166   28 -0.224   27 0.4754  0.836 -0.367 -0.081  0.000
DEVILS       27 45 167 211  0.034 36.993   28  0.325   28 -0.179   27 -0.168   28 0.4736  0.831 -0.317 -0.020  0.000
COYOTES      27 46 178 233 -0.018 36.106   29  0.247   29 -0.222   29 -0.249   29 0.4676  1.001 -0.207 -0.291  0.000
AVALANCHE    20 52 140 238 -0.019 35.822   30  0.000   30 -0.369   30 -0.449   30 0.4447  0.844 -0.583 -0.314  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 42 31 198 169 -0.011 35.704 7 0.901 7 0.114 6 0.121 7 0.5172 0.798 -0.061 0.304 0.000 FLAMES 41 32 203 197 -0.018 35.672 9 0.836 9 0.088 17 0.006 9 0.5133 0.962 0.003 0.009 0.000 OILERS 39 34 212 190 0.002 36.135 12 0.779 12 0.056 8 0.093 12 0.5087 0.959 0.086 0.100 0.000 DUCKS 39 34 190 181 -0.012 35.749 13 0.763 13 0.047 11 0.065 13 0.5071 0.814 -0.101 0.231 0.000 KINGS 34 38 175 181 -0.008 35.597 19 0.605 19 -0.051 20 -0.058 19 0.4926 0.731 -0.310 0.194 0.000 CANUCKS 29 43 166 211 -0.017 35.553 27 0.347 27 -0.166 28 -0.224 27 0.4754 0.836 -0.367 -0.081 0.000 COYOTES 27 46 178 233 -0.018 36.106 29 0.247 29 -0.222 29 -0.249 29 0.4676 1.001 -0.207 -0.291 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 47 26 222 183 -0.023 35.330 4 1.111 4 0.217 7 0.119 4 0.5321 0.956 0.109 0.130 0.000 WILD 44 28 235 180 0.002 35.450 6 1.044 6 0.176 4 0.216 5 0.5270 1.057 0.324 0.108 0.000 BLUES 39 33 201 195 0.021 36.235 11 0.821 11 0.080 12 0.065 10 0.5123 0.975 0.077 0.053 0.000 PREDATORS 36 36 212 202 -0.022 35.018 15 0.672 15 -0.013 14 0.036 15 0.4988 1.062 0.151 -0.078 0.000 JETS 33 40 220 232 -0.017 35.814 21 0.535 21 -0.088 19 -0.047 21 0.4874 1.221 0.266 -0.359 0.000 STARS 29 43 196 233 -0.005 35.862 26 0.370 26 -0.158 26 -0.156 26 0.4765 1.128 0.039 -0.351 0.000 AVALANCHE 20 52 140 238 -0.019 35.822 30 0.000 30 -0.369 30 -0.449 30 0.4447 0.844 -0.583 -0.314 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 41 32 200 182 0.017 36.603 8 0.887 8 0.110 9 0.075 8 0.5161 0.820 -0.086 0.235 0.000 SENATORS 40 32 191 187 -0.008 35.450 10 0.827 10 0.084 15 0.035 11 0.5118 0.886 -0.053 0.123 0.000 BRUINS 38 35 209 195 0.006 36.279 14 0.743 14 0.036 10 0.070 14 0.5050 1.004 0.115 0.024 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 34 38 221 212 0.001 35.662 17 0.623 18 -0.045 13 0.060 18 0.4933 1.130 0.258 -0.137 0.000 LIGHTNING 34 38 197 202 0.007 35.945 18 0.622 17 -0.042 18 -0.015 17 0.4934 0.980 0.003 -0.032 0.000 PANTHERS 31 41 183 208 0.005 36.053 23 0.489 23 -0.107 22 -0.113 23 0.4830 0.892 -0.195 -0.031 0.000 SABRES 30 44 183 214 0.009 37.175 24 0.398 24 -0.146 23 -0.123 24 0.4780 0.895 -0.202 -0.045 0.000 RED WINGS 29 43 180 213 0.011 36.287 25 0.390 25 -0.148 25 -0.148 25 0.4775 0.902 -0.219 -0.077 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 47 25 232 161 0.015 35.713 1 1.175 1 0.256 1 0.316 1 0.5379 0.918 0.263 0.370 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 47 25 230 169 0.010 35.644 2 1.163 2 0.250 2 0.251 2 0.5373 0.967 0.253 0.248 0.000 PENGUINS 46 26 252 199 0.008 35.588 3 1.126 3 0.226 3 0.220 3 0.5335 1.216 0.526 -0.086 0.000 RANGERS 45 29 235 195 0.007 36.677 5 1.047 5 0.178 5 0.165 6 0.5261 1.090 0.313 0.016 0.000 ISLANDERS 34 38 213 220 0.024 36.431 16 0.648 16 -0.028 16 0.024 16 0.4956 1.143 0.237 -0.189 0.000 FLYERS 33 39 188 216 0.004 36.056 20 0.578 20 -0.064 24 -0.129 20 0.4898 0.974 -0.118 -0.140 0.000 HURRICANES 31 40 186 206 0.019 35.889 22 0.526 22 -0.091 21 -0.065 22 0.4863 0.952 -0.080 -0.050 0.000 DEVILS 27 45 167 211 0.034 36.993 28 0.325 28 -0.179 27 -0.168 28 0.4736 0.831 -0.317 -0.020 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 310 267 0.537    1  0.105
ATLANTIC DIVISION     277 303 0.478    2 -0.027
CENTRAL DIVISION      248 258 0.490    3 -0.039
PACIFIC DIVISION      251 258 0.493    4 -0.047

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.120 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: Thu Mar 23 05:30:18 2017
games through: Wed Mar 22 2017

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