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  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RED WINGS    66 28 10 319 231  0.055 53.338    1  1.465    1  0.367    1  0.353    1 0.5494  0.948  0.379  0.327  0.000
AVALANCHE    55 39  8 263 224  0.076 53.403    2  1.183    2  0.191    5  0.186    2 0.5264  0.754  0.002  0.371  0.000
SHARKS       51 34  8 279 227  0.030 46.978    3  1.156    3  0.179    3  0.191    3 0.5250  1.059  0.346  0.035  0.000
BLUES        48 36  7 248 204  0.054 46.832    4  1.100    4  0.154    2  0.197    4 0.5218  0.832  0.095  0.299  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  53 38 10 289 251 -0.013 49.425    5  1.001    5  0.116    7  0.127    6 0.5162  0.966  0.173  0.081  0.000
CANUCKS      44 36  7 266 228  0.057 44.872    6  0.999    6  0.114    4  0.189    5 0.5168  1.130  0.432 -0.053  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   41 32 13 216 216  0.036 43.890    7  0.984    7  0.113   15  0.036    7 0.5156  0.906  0.014  0.058  0.000
KINGS        43 35 10 225 204  0.038 44.879    8  0.962    8  0.101    9  0.107    8 0.5146  0.828  0.001  0.213  0.000
OILERS       38 31 12 205 181  0.022 40.751    9  0.935    9  0.088    8  0.118    9 0.5123  0.781 -0.038  0.274  0.000
COYOTES      41 37  8 233 221  0.036 43.825   10  0.883   10  0.066   12  0.072   11 0.5086  0.958  0.110  0.035  0.000
TEAM          W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ISLANDERS    45 36  8 260 242 -0.025 43.234   11  0.874   11  0.062   14  0.039   10 0.5097  1.092  0.234 -0.157  0.000
SENATORS     45 38  9 263 216 -0.014 44.911   12  0.860   12  0.049    6  0.173   13 0.5075  0.918  0.165  0.181  0.000
FLYERS       42 34 10 231 201 -0.030 41.530   13  0.846   13  0.047   10  0.079   14 0.5074  0.857  0.004  0.154  0.000
STARS        36 33 13 215 213  0.019 41.324   14  0.838   14  0.044   16  0.020   16 0.5061  0.953  0.051 -0.011  0.000
BRUINS       44 37  6 250 219 -0.044 41.571   15  0.825   16  0.035   11  0.073   17 0.5052  0.962  0.115  0.031  0.000
DEVILS       43 36  9 216 196 -0.037 42.317   16  0.822   17  0.035   13  0.046   15 0.5065  0.698 -0.195  0.286  0.000
HURRICANES   48 41 16 264 260 -0.009 51.832   17  0.814   15  0.039   18 -0.003   12 0.5075  0.809 -0.129  0.124  0.000
CANADIENS    41 40 12 233 244 -0.038 44.870   18  0.741   18 -0.019   19 -0.051   18 0.4974  0.904 -0.074 -0.027  0.000
SABRES       35 35 11 212 198 -0.031 39.209   19  0.728   19 -0.029   17  0.011   19 0.4967  0.892 -0.026  0.048  0.000
CAPITALS     36 35 11 228 240 -0.059 38.964   20  0.711   20 -0.036   22 -0.089   20 0.4953  1.113  0.132 -0.310  0.000
TEAM          W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
FLAMES       31 38 12 200 220  0.020 41.039   21  0.683   21 -0.054   20 -0.077   21 0.4912  0.954 -0.045 -0.109  0.000
RANGERS      36 42  4 227 258 -0.042 39.703   22  0.596   22 -0.094   25 -0.188   22 0.4871  1.200  0.142 -0.518  0.000
PREDATORS    28 41 13 196 230  0.029 41.931   23  0.556   23 -0.113   23 -0.128   23 0.4835  0.959 -0.089 -0.166  0.000
DUCKS        29 44  8 173 194  0.015 40.885   24  0.482   24 -0.146   21 -0.081   24 0.4791  0.664 -0.355  0.193  0.000
WILD         26 44 12 195 238  0.030 41.978   25  0.438   25 -0.163   24 -0.141   25 0.4764  0.964 -0.097 -0.185  0.000
PENGUINS     28 45  8 197 246 -0.041 39.299   26  0.351   26 -0.208   27 -0.243   26 0.4704  1.004 -0.152 -0.333  0.000
LIGHTNING    27 44 11 178 219 -0.055 39.273   27  0.343   27 -0.214   26 -0.208   27 0.4696  0.771 -0.375 -0.042  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 22 52  7 161 252  0.032 41.826   28  0.217   28 -0.299   29 -0.343   28 0.4587  0.871 -0.403 -0.282  0.000
PANTHERS     22 49 10 178 245 -0.059 38.883   29  0.179   29 -0.322   28 -0.322   29 0.4542  0.929 -0.317 -0.326  0.000
THRASHERS    18 52 11 185 287 -0.051 39.261   30  0.000   30 -0.398   30 -0.448   30 0.4443  1.128 -0.209 -0.688  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SHARKS 51 34 8 279 227 0.030 46.978 3 1.156 3 0.179 3 0.191 3 0.5250 1.059 0.346 0.035 0.000 KINGS 43 35 10 225 204 0.038 44.879 8 0.962 8 0.101 9 0.107 8 0.5146 0.828 0.001 0.213 0.000 COYOTES 41 37 8 233 221 0.036 43.825 10 0.883 10 0.066 12 0.072 11 0.5086 0.958 0.110 0.035 0.000 STARS 36 33 13 215 213 0.019 41.324 14 0.838 14 0.044 16 0.020 16 0.5061 0.953 0.051 -0.011 0.000 DUCKS 29 44 8 173 194 0.015 40.885 24 0.482 24 -0.146 21 -0.081 24 0.4791 0.664 -0.355 0.193 0.000

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR AVALANCHE 55 39 8 263 224 0.076 53.403 2 1.183 2 0.191 5 0.186 2 0.5264 0.754 0.002 0.371 0.000 CANUCKS 44 36 7 266 228 0.057 44.872 6 0.999 6 0.114 4 0.189 5 0.5168 1.130 0.432 -0.053 0.000 OILERS 38 31 12 205 181 0.022 40.751 9 0.935 9 0.088 8 0.118 9 0.5123 0.781 -0.038 0.274 0.000 FLAMES 31 38 12 200 220 0.020 41.039 21 0.683 21 -0.054 20 -0.077 21 0.4912 0.954 -0.045 -0.109 0.000 WILD 26 44 12 195 238 0.030 41.978 25 0.438 25 -0.163 24 -0.141 25 0.4764 0.964 -0.097 -0.185 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RED WINGS 66 28 10 319 231 0.055 53.338 1 1.465 1 0.367 1 0.353 1 0.5494 0.948 0.379 0.327 0.000 BLUES 48 36 7 248 204 0.054 46.832 4 1.100 4 0.154 2 0.197 4 0.5218 0.832 0.095 0.299 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 41 32 13 216 216 0.036 43.890 7 0.984 7 0.113 15 0.036 7 0.5156 0.906 0.014 0.058 0.000 PREDATORS 28 41 13 196 230 0.029 41.931 23 0.556 23 -0.113 23 -0.128 23 0.4835 0.959 -0.089 -0.166 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 22 52 7 161 252 0.032 41.826 28 0.217 28 -0.299 29 -0.343 28 0.4587 0.871 -0.403 -0.282 0.000

NORTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR MAPLE LEAFS 53 38 10 289 251 -0.013 49.425 5 1.001 5 0.116 7 0.127 6 0.5162 0.966 0.173 0.081 0.000 SENATORS 45 38 9 263 216 -0.014 44.911 12 0.860 12 0.049 6 0.173 13 0.5075 0.918 0.165 0.181 0.000 BRUINS 44 37 6 250 219 -0.044 41.571 15 0.825 16 0.035 11 0.073 17 0.5052 0.962 0.115 0.031 0.000 CANADIENS 41 40 12 233 244 -0.038 44.870 18 0.741 18 -0.019 19 -0.051 18 0.4974 0.904 -0.074 -0.027 0.000 SABRES 35 35 11 212 198 -0.031 39.209 19 0.728 19 -0.029 17 0.011 19 0.4967 0.892 -0.026 0.048 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ISLANDERS 45 36 8 260 242 -0.025 43.234 11 0.874 11 0.062 14 0.039 10 0.5097 1.092 0.234 -0.157 0.000 FLYERS 42 34 10 231 201 -0.030 41.530 13 0.846 13 0.047 10 0.079 14 0.5074 0.857 0.004 0.154 0.000 DEVILS 43 36 9 216 196 -0.037 42.317 16 0.822 17 0.035 13 0.046 15 0.5065 0.698 -0.195 0.286 0.000 RANGERS 36 42 4 227 258 -0.042 39.703 22 0.596 22 -0.094 25 -0.188 22 0.4871 1.200 0.142 -0.518 0.000 PENGUINS 28 45 8 197 246 -0.041 39.299 26 0.351 26 -0.208 27 -0.243 26 0.4704 1.004 -0.152 -0.333 0.000

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR HURRICANES 48 41 16 264 260 -0.009 51.832 17 0.814 15 0.039 18 -0.003 12 0.5075 0.809 -0.129 0.124 0.000 CAPITALS 36 35 11 228 240 -0.059 38.964 20 0.711 20 -0.036 22 -0.089 20 0.4953 1.113 0.132 -0.310 0.000 LIGHTNING 27 44 11 178 219 -0.055 39.273 27 0.343 27 -0.214 26 -0.208 27 0.4696 0.771 -0.375 -0.042 0.000 PANTHERS 22 49 10 178 245 -0.059 38.883 29 0.179 29 -0.322 28 -0.322 29 0.4542 0.929 -0.317 -0.326 0.000 THRASHERS 18 52 11 185 287 -0.051 39.261 30 0.000 30 -0.398 30 -0.448 30 0.4443 1.128 -0.209 -0.688 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHEAST DIVISION 218 188  48 0.533    1  0.086
PACIFIC DIVISION   200 183  47 0.520    2  0.081
NORTHWEST DIVISION 194 188  51 0.507    3  0.072
CENTRAL DIVISION   205 189  50 0.518    4  0.028
ATLANTIC DIVISION  194 193  39 0.501    5 -0.066
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 151 221  59 0.419    6 -0.272

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.128 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: Mon Dec 31 14:11:51 2007
games through: Thu Jun 13 2002

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