Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RANGERS        17  5 74 55  0.067 11.346    1  0.326    1  0.329    2  0.250    1 0.5656   28  0.928   15  0.055    1  0.446
BRUINS         16  7 78 58 -0.035 10.790    2  0.200    2  0.204    3  0.213    2 0.5445   26  0.951   17  0.042    3  0.383
KINGS          13  7 77 49  0.107 10.538    3  0.193    3  0.195    1  0.369    3 0.5436   15  1.136    2  0.419    4  0.318 P
STARS          14  8 79 62  0.083 11.552    4  0.185    4  0.186    5  0.196    4 0.5377   16  1.130    8  0.239   12  0.152
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 16  9 82 59 -0.010 12.056    5  0.162    5  0.160    6  0.176    5 0.5335   29  0.874   24 -0.080    2  0.432
AVALANCHE      15  8 86 67 -0.042 10.858    6  0.154    6  0.154    8  0.153    6 0.5313    7  1.221    3  0.311   15 -0.006
CANUCKS        16  9 95 64 -0.080 11.371    7  0.121    7  0.121    4  0.210    7 0.5265   14  1.136    6  0.260   11  0.159
JETS           13 10 75 65  0.067 11.979    8  0.101    8  0.103    9  0.124    8 0.5217   22  1.037   16  0.054    9  0.194
HURRICANES     14  9 81 75 -0.077 10.733    9  0.093    9  0.093   14  0.017   10 0.5156    3  1.276    7  0.249   26 -0.214
RED WINGS      13 10 86 68 -0.000 11.263   10  0.068   11  0.069    7  0.163   11 0.5134    9  1.205    4  0.301   14  0.025
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PANTHERS       14 10 71 62 -0.063 11.298   11  0.067   10  0.070   13  0.047    9 0.5156   30  0.871   28 -0.212    6  0.306
COYOTES        12 11 76 67  0.071 11.976   12  0.050   12  0.053   10  0.121   12 0.5121   21  1.057   14  0.074   10  0.168
MAPLE LEAFS    12 10 76 74 -0.015 10.867   13  0.042   13  0.045   16 -0.008   13 0.5071   10  1.202   11  0.126   19 -0.142
BLUES          12 11 68 73  0.016 11.698   14  0.030   14  0.033   19 -0.033   14 0.5061   20  1.073   21 -0.059   16 -0.006
CAPITALS       12  9 52 59 -0.131  9.567   15  0.027   15  0.029   28 -0.152   15 0.5048   32  0.763   31 -0.525    7  0.221 P
FLYERS         12 12 72 69  0.037 12.284   16  0.012   16  0.015   12  0.051   16 0.5008   25  0.959   25 -0.110    8  0.211
PREDATORS      11 12 74 76 -0.014 11.394   17 -0.032   17 -0.028   17 -0.020   19 0.4927    8  1.218   10  0.135   21 -0.174
DEVILS         11 11 79 83 -0.067 10.512   18 -0.033   18 -0.030   22 -0.092   17 0.4942    1  1.483    1  0.429   32 -0.613
PENGUINS       11 12 72 61 -0.022 11.131   19 -0.035   19 -0.036   11  0.115   18 0.4939   27  0.932   23 -0.077    5  0.307
SENATORS        9 10 64 63 -0.028  9.281   20 -0.039   20 -0.038   15 -0.007   23 0.4834    5  1.256    9  0.198   25 -0.212 P
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DUCKS          10 14 67 84  0.073 12.930   21 -0.058   21 -0.057   27 -0.147   20 0.4874   12  1.155   22 -0.073   27 -0.221
FLAMES         10 14 71 82  0.061 12.694   22 -0.066   22 -0.065   23 -0.094   21 0.4857   17  1.128   19 -0.054   18 -0.134
ISLANDERS      10 13 65 74 -0.017 11.377   23 -0.078   23 -0.081   20 -0.051   24 0.4824   24  0.960   27 -0.211   13  0.108
SABRES         10 14 70 83  0.009 12.191   24 -0.089   24 -0.089   24 -0.103   22 0.4837   11  1.163   18 -0.018   22 -0.187
CANADIENS      10 14 67 87 -0.024 12.073   25 -0.100   25 -0.099   29 -0.205   26 0.4797   18  1.090   26 -0.211   23 -0.199
OILERS          9 13 74 79  0.008 11.105   26 -0.100   26 -0.099   18 -0.033   25 0.4801    2  1.344    5  0.291   31 -0.356
LIGHTNING      10 15 83 93 -0.035 12.284   27 -0.134   27 -0.132   25 -0.107   27 0.4729    4  1.269   12  0.115   30 -0.330
WILD            7 14 66 79  0.040 10.912   28 -0.163   28 -0.162   21 -0.064   28 0.4663    6  1.234   13  0.112   28 -0.240 P
BLACKHAWKS      7 15 55 81  0.020 11.484   29 -0.188   29 -0.186   31 -0.265   29 0.4607   19  1.084   29 -0.279   29 -0.251
KRAKEN          8 17 68 88  0.012 12.896   30 -0.203   30 -0.201   30 -0.205   30 0.4599   23  0.985   30 -0.337   17 -0.074
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BLUE JACKETS    8 17 73 85 -0.003 12.605   31 -0.217   31 -0.215   26 -0.115   31 0.4585   13  1.142   20 -0.057   20 -0.173
SHARKS          6 18 42 94 -0.013 12.394   32 -0.294   32 -0.291   32 -0.485   32 0.4453   31  0.851   32 -0.765   24 -0.204

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING KINGS 13 7 77 49 0.107 10.538 3 0.193 3 0.195 1 0.369 3 0.5436 15 1.136 2 0.419 4 0.318 P GOLDEN KNIGHTS 16 9 82 59 -0.010 12.056 5 0.162 5 0.160 6 0.176 5 0.5335 29 0.874 24 -0.080 2 0.432 CANUCKS 16 9 95 64 -0.080 11.371 7 0.121 7 0.121 4 0.210 7 0.5265 14 1.136 6 0.260 11 0.159 DUCKS 10 14 67 84 0.073 12.930 21 -0.058 21 -0.057 27 -0.147 20 0.4874 12 1.155 22 -0.073 27 -0.221 FLAMES 10 14 71 82 0.061 12.694 22 -0.066 22 -0.065 23 -0.094 21 0.4857 17 1.128 19 -0.054 18 -0.134 OILERS 9 13 74 79 0.008 11.105 26 -0.100 26 -0.099 18 -0.033 25 0.4801 2 1.344 5 0.291 31 -0.356 KRAKEN 8 17 68 88 0.012 12.896 30 -0.203 30 -0.201 30 -0.205 30 0.4599 23 0.985 30 -0.337 17 -0.074 SHARKS 6 18 42 94 -0.013 12.394 32 -0.294 32 -0.291 32 -0.485 32 0.4453 31 0.851 32 -0.765 24 -0.204

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING STARS 14 8 79 62 0.083 11.552 4 0.185 4 0.186 5 0.196 4 0.5377 16 1.130 8 0.239 12 0.152 AVALANCHE 15 8 86 67 -0.042 10.858 6 0.154 6 0.154 8 0.153 6 0.5313 7 1.221 3 0.311 15 -0.006 JETS 13 10 75 65 0.067 11.979 8 0.101 8 0.103 9 0.124 8 0.5217 22 1.037 16 0.054 9 0.194 COYOTES 12 11 76 67 0.071 11.976 12 0.050 12 0.053 10 0.121 12 0.5121 21 1.057 14 0.074 10 0.168 BLUES 12 11 68 73 0.016 11.698 14 0.030 14 0.033 19 -0.033 14 0.5061 20 1.073 21 -0.059 16 -0.006 PREDATORS 11 12 74 76 -0.014 11.394 17 -0.032 17 -0.028 17 -0.020 19 0.4927 8 1.218 10 0.135 21 -0.174 WILD 7 14 66 79 0.040 10.912 28 -0.163 28 -0.162 21 -0.064 28 0.4663 6 1.234 13 0.112 28 -0.240 P BLACKHAWKS 7 15 55 81 0.020 11.484 29 -0.188 29 -0.186 31 -0.265 29 0.4607 19 1.084 29 -0.279 29 -0.251

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BRUINS 16 7 78 58 -0.035 10.790 2 0.200 2 0.204 3 0.213 2 0.5445 26 0.951 17 0.042 3 0.383 RED WINGS 13 10 86 68 -0.000 11.263 10 0.068 11 0.069 7 0.163 11 0.5134 9 1.205 4 0.301 14 0.025 PANTHERS 14 10 71 62 -0.063 11.298 11 0.067 10 0.070 13 0.047 9 0.5156 30 0.871 28 -0.212 6 0.306 MAPLE LEAFS 12 10 76 74 -0.015 10.867 13 0.042 13 0.045 16 -0.008 13 0.5071 10 1.202 11 0.126 19 -0.142 SENATORS 9 10 64 63 -0.028 9.281 20 -0.039 20 -0.038 15 -0.007 23 0.4834 5 1.256 9 0.198 25 -0.212 P SABRES 10 14 70 83 0.009 12.191 24 -0.089 24 -0.089 24 -0.103 22 0.4837 11 1.163 18 -0.018 22 -0.187 CANADIENS 10 14 67 87 -0.024 12.073 25 -0.100 25 -0.099 29 -0.205 26 0.4797 18 1.090 26 -0.211 23 -0.199 LIGHTNING 10 15 83 93 -0.035 12.284 27 -0.134 27 -0.132 25 -0.107 27 0.4729 4 1.269 12 0.115 30 -0.330

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RANGERS 17 5 74 55 0.067 11.346 1 0.326 1 0.329 2 0.250 1 0.5656 28 0.928 15 0.055 1 0.446 HURRICANES 14 9 81 75 -0.077 10.733 9 0.093 9 0.093 14 0.017 10 0.5156 3 1.276 7 0.249 26 -0.214 CAPITALS 12 9 52 59 -0.131 9.567 15 0.027 15 0.029 28 -0.152 15 0.5048 32 0.763 31 -0.525 7 0.221 P FLYERS 12 12 72 69 0.037 12.284 16 0.012 16 0.015 12 0.051 16 0.5008 25 0.959 25 -0.110 8 0.211 DEVILS 11 11 79 83 -0.067 10.512 18 -0.033 18 -0.030 22 -0.092 17 0.4942 1 1.483 1 0.429 32 -0.613 PENGUINS 11 12 72 61 -0.022 11.131 19 -0.035 19 -0.036 11 0.115 18 0.4939 27 0.932 23 -0.077 5 0.307 ISLANDERS 10 13 65 74 -0.017 11.377 23 -0.078 23 -0.081 20 -0.051 24 0.4824 24 0.960 27 -0.211 13 0.108 BLUE JACKETS 8 17 73 85 -0.003 12.605 31 -0.217 31 -0.215 26 -0.115 31 0.4585 13 1.142 20 -0.057 20 -0.173

DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION       91  89 0.506    1  0.049
METROPOLITAN DIVISION  95  88 0.519    2  0.003
ATLANTIC DIVISION      94  90 0.511    3 -0.001
PACIFIC DIVISION       88 101 0.466    4 -0.042