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  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
OTTAWA         63 29  8 306 216 -0.009 49.978    1  0.289    1  0.293    2  0.277    1 0.5408   18  0.937    4  0.287    6  0.268
DALLAS         52 27 15 279 194  0.016 47.931    2  0.255    2  0.238    1  0.332    2 0.5334   22  0.833    7  0.227    2  0.436
NEW JERSEY     62 34 10 279 207 -0.012 52.917    3  0.245    3  0.220    3  0.257    3 0.5324   30  0.620   18 -0.063    1  0.578
DETROIT        48 28 10 275 213  0.023 44.269    4  0.233    4  0.210    5  0.216    4 0.5299    6  1.086    1  0.400    9  0.032
VANCOUVER      52 31 13 298 255  0.035 49.994    5  0.230    5  0.205    8  0.144    5 0.5292    3  1.144    2  0.400   18 -0.112
ANAHEIM        55 39  9 248 233  0.075 55.274    6  0.212    6  0.184    9  0.114    6 0.5249   26  0.696   23 -0.133    4  0.360
PHILADELPHIA   51 31 13 245 199 -0.019 47.342    7  0.186    7  0.161    7  0.150    7 0.5247   29  0.662   22 -0.129    3  0.430
COLORADO       45 31 13 268 210  0.024 45.768    8  0.166    8  0.143    4  0.251    8 0.5214   15  0.960    5  0.287    7  0.216
MINNESOTA      50 40 10 241 221  0.062 53.232    9  0.125    9  0.129   10  0.081    9 0.5177   28  0.667   24 -0.195    5  0.356
ST LOUIS       44 34 11 274 239  0.028 46.019   10  0.110   10  0.114    6  0.164   10 0.5161    5  1.098    3  0.363   13 -0.035
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TORONTO        47 35  7 252 232 -0.026 44.283   11  0.075   11  0.086   11  0.038   11 0.5148   10  1.007   10  0.128   15 -0.052
EDMONTON       38 39 11 242 250  0.052 46.604   12  0.018   12  0.022   12  0.019   13 0.5028    7  1.046    8  0.155   19 -0.117
TAMPA BAY      41 36 16 241 239 -0.040 45.843   13  0.008   13  0.006   13  0.001   12 0.5030   19  0.915   15 -0.014   10  0.017
WASHINGTON     41 39  8 239 234 -0.054 42.902   14 -0.012   14 -0.023   14 -0.025   14 0.4979   14  0.968   13  0.020   17 -0.069
BOSTON         37 39 11 253 250 -0.025 43.473   15 -0.023   15 -0.038   16 -0.043   15 0.4950    2  1.156    6  0.227   27 -0.314
N.Y. ISLANDERS 36 40 11 231 244 -0.022 43.716   16 -0.037   16 -0.053   21 -0.103   16 0.4932    9  1.023   14  0.006   26 -0.212
PHOENIX        31 40 11 204 230  0.017 42.458   17 -0.061   17 -0.077   20 -0.101   18 0.4873   16  0.951   20 -0.075   21 -0.126
CHICAGO        30 39 13 207 226  0.017 42.347   18 -0.070   20 -0.089   15 -0.038   17 0.4874   17  0.940   16 -0.026   14 -0.051
CALGARY        29 40 13 186 228  0.036 43.109   19 -0.071   18 -0.086   24 -0.143   20 0.4864   21  0.849   26 -0.230   16 -0.055
LOS ANGELES    33 43  6 203 221  0.020 42.521   20 -0.072   19 -0.088   17 -0.066   19 0.4864   20  0.887   21 -0.112   11 -0.020
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
N.Y. RANGERS   32 40 10 210 231 -0.048 40.356   21 -0.097   21 -0.110   22 -0.108   21 0.4841   11  0.996   17 -0.030   23 -0.186
NASHVILLE      27 42 13 183 206  0.028 42.830   22 -0.125   22 -0.132   19 -0.096   22 0.4799   27  0.695   28 -0.343    8  0.151
COLUMBUS       29 45  8 213 263  0.020 42.665   23 -0.154   23 -0.153   26 -0.171   23 0.4773    4  1.141   11  0.081   29 -0.423
SAN JOSE       28 45  9 214 239  0.023 42.615   24 -0.161   24 -0.164   18 -0.070   24 0.4764    8  1.036   12  0.054   24 -0.194
ATLANTA        31 44  7 226 284 -0.051 40.540   25 -0.166   25 -0.167   28 -0.280   25 0.4763    1  1.275    9  0.144   30 -0.704
MONTREAL       30 44  8 206 234 -0.041 40.596   26 -0.170   26 -0.177   23 -0.129   26 0.4762   13  0.976   19 -0.074   22 -0.183
BUFFALO        27 45 10 190 219 -0.039 40.699   27 -0.201   27 -0.212   25 -0.151   27 0.4705   25  0.815   27 -0.275   12 -0.028
FLORIDA        24 45 13 176 237 -0.039 40.857   28 -0.220   28 -0.233   27 -0.246   28 0.4662   24  0.816   29 -0.369   20 -0.123
PITTSBURGH     27 49  6 189 255 -0.042 40.862   29 -0.237   29 -0.257   29 -0.299   29 0.4639   12  0.993   25 -0.224   28 -0.373
CAROLINA       22 49 11 171 240 -0.048 40.658   30 -0.275   30 -0.308   30 -0.318   30 0.4564   23  0.828   30 -0.428   25 -0.207
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
``````

``````PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DALLAS         52 27 15 279 194  0.016 47.931    2  0.255    2  0.238    1  0.332    2 0.5334   22  0.833    7  0.227    2  0.436
ANAHEIM        55 39  9 248 233  0.075 55.274    6  0.212    6  0.184    9  0.114    6 0.5249   26  0.696   23 -0.133    4  0.360
PHOENIX        31 40 11 204 230  0.017 42.458   17 -0.061   17 -0.077   20 -0.101   18 0.4873   16  0.951   20 -0.075   21 -0.126
LOS ANGELES    33 43  6 203 221  0.020 42.521   20 -0.072   19 -0.088   17 -0.066   19 0.4864   20  0.887   21 -0.112   11 -0.020
SAN JOSE       28 45  9 214 239  0.023 42.615   24 -0.161   24 -0.164   18 -0.070   24 0.4764    8  1.036   12  0.054   24 -0.194
``````

``````NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
VANCOUVER      52 31 13 298 255  0.035 49.994    5  0.230    5  0.205    8  0.144    5 0.5292    3  1.144    2  0.400   18 -0.112
COLORADO       45 31 13 268 210  0.024 45.768    8  0.166    8  0.143    4  0.251    8 0.5214   15  0.960    5  0.287    7  0.216
MINNESOTA      50 40 10 241 221  0.062 53.232    9  0.125    9  0.129   10  0.081    9 0.5177   28  0.667   24 -0.195    5  0.356
EDMONTON       38 39 11 242 250  0.052 46.604   12  0.018   12  0.022   12  0.019   13 0.5028    7  1.046    8  0.155   19 -0.117
CALGARY        29 40 13 186 228  0.036 43.109   19 -0.071   18 -0.086   24 -0.143   20 0.4864   21  0.849   26 -0.230   16 -0.055
``````

``````CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DETROIT        48 28 10 275 213  0.023 44.269    4  0.233    4  0.210    5  0.216    4 0.5299    6  1.086    1  0.400    9  0.032
ST LOUIS       44 34 11 274 239  0.028 46.019   10  0.110   10  0.114    6  0.164   10 0.5161    5  1.098    3  0.363   13 -0.035
CHICAGO        30 39 13 207 226  0.017 42.347   18 -0.070   20 -0.089   15 -0.038   17 0.4874   17  0.940   16 -0.026   14 -0.051
NASHVILLE      27 42 13 183 206  0.028 42.830   22 -0.125   22 -0.132   19 -0.096   22 0.4799   27  0.695   28 -0.343    8  0.151
COLUMBUS       29 45  8 213 263  0.020 42.665   23 -0.154   23 -0.153   26 -0.171   23 0.4773    4  1.141   11  0.081   29 -0.423
``````

``````NORTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
OTTAWA         63 29  8 306 216 -0.009 49.978    1  0.289    1  0.293    2  0.277    1 0.5408   18  0.937    4  0.287    6  0.268
TORONTO        47 35  7 252 232 -0.026 44.283   11  0.075   11  0.086   11  0.038   11 0.5148   10  1.007   10  0.128   15 -0.052
BOSTON         37 39 11 253 250 -0.025 43.473   15 -0.023   15 -0.038   16 -0.043   15 0.4950    2  1.156    6  0.227   27 -0.314
MONTREAL       30 44  8 206 234 -0.041 40.596   26 -0.170   26 -0.177   23 -0.129   26 0.4762   13  0.976   19 -0.074   22 -0.183
BUFFALO        27 45 10 190 219 -0.039 40.699   27 -0.201   27 -0.212   25 -0.151   27 0.4705   25  0.815   27 -0.275   12 -0.028
``````

``````ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
NEW JERSEY     62 34 10 279 207 -0.012 52.917    3  0.245    3  0.220    3  0.257    3 0.5324   30  0.620   18 -0.063    1  0.578
PHILADELPHIA   51 31 13 245 199 -0.019 47.342    7  0.186    7  0.161    7  0.150    7 0.5247   29  0.662   22 -0.129    3  0.430
N.Y. ISLANDERS 36 40 11 231 244 -0.022 43.716   16 -0.037   16 -0.053   21 -0.103   16 0.4932    9  1.023   14  0.006   26 -0.212
N.Y. RANGERS   32 40 10 210 231 -0.048 40.356   21 -0.097   21 -0.110   22 -0.108   21 0.4841   11  0.996   17 -0.030   23 -0.186
PITTSBURGH     27 49  6 189 255 -0.042 40.862   29 -0.237   29 -0.257   29 -0.299   29 0.4639   12  0.993   25 -0.224   28 -0.373
``````

``````SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM            W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TAMPA BAY      41 36 16 241 239 -0.040 45.843   13  0.008   13  0.006   13  0.001   12 0.5030   19  0.915   15 -0.014   10  0.017
WASHINGTON     41 39  8 239 234 -0.054 42.902   14 -0.012   14 -0.023   14 -0.025   14 0.4979   14  0.968   13  0.020   17 -0.069
ATLANTA        31 44  7 226 284 -0.051 40.540   25 -0.166   25 -0.167   28 -0.280   25 0.4763    1  1.275    9  0.144   30 -0.704
FLORIDA        24 45 13 176 237 -0.039 40.857   28 -0.220   28 -0.233   27 -0.246   28 0.4662   24  0.816   29 -0.369   20 -0.123
CAROLINA       22 49 11 171 240 -0.048 40.658   30 -0.275   30 -0.308   30 -0.318   30 0.4564   23  0.828   30 -0.428   25 -0.207
``````

``````DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 214 181  60 0.536    1  0.092
PACIFIC DIVISION   199 194  50 0.506    2  0.053
CENTRAL DIVISION   178 188  55 0.488    3  0.022
NORTHEAST DIVISION 204 192  44 0.514    4 -0.002
ATLANTIC DIVISION  208 194  50 0.515    5 -0.027
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 159 213  55 0.437    6 -0.222
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.113 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
0.012 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
``````
```Predict score: ANAHEIM ATLANTA BOSTON BUFFALO CALGARY CAROLINA CHICAGO COLORADO COLUMBUS DALLAS DETROIT EDMONTON FLORIDA LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA MONTREAL N.Y. ISLANDERS N.Y. RANGERS NASHVILLE NEW JERSEY OTTAWA PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX PITTSBURGH SAN JOSE ST LOUIS TAMPA BAY TORONTO VANCOUVER WASHINGTON vs. hosting at ANAHEIM ATLANTA BOSTON BUFFALO CALGARY CAROLINA CHICAGO COLORADO COLUMBUS DALLAS DETROIT EDMONTON FLORIDA LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA MONTREAL N.Y. ISLANDERS N.Y. RANGERS NASHVILLE NEW JERSEY OTTAWA PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX PITTSBURGH SAN JOSE ST LOUIS TAMPA BAY TORONTO VANCOUVER WASHINGTON Team Strength vs. Time Plot: ANAHEIM ATLANTA BOSTON BUFFALO CALGARY CAROLINA CHICAGO COLORADO COLUMBUS DALLAS DETROIT EDMONTON FLORIDA LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA MONTREAL N.Y. ISLANDERS N.Y. RANGERS NASHVILLE NEW JERSEY OTTAWA PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX PITTSBURGH SAN JOSE ST LOUIS TAMPA BAY TORONTO VANCOUVER WASHINGTON posted: Sat Jan 4 12:44:23 2020 games through: Mon Jun 9 2003 ```

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