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
OTTAWA         63 29  8 306 216 -0.009 49.978    1  1.132    1  0.293    2  0.277    1 0.5408  0.942  0.290  0.264  0.000
DALLAS         52 27 15 279 194  0.016 47.931    2  1.064    2  0.238    1  0.332    2 0.5334  0.838  0.230  0.433  0.000
NEW JERSEY     62 34 10 279 207 -0.012 52.917    3  1.043    3  0.220    3  0.257    3 0.5324  0.623 -0.062  0.577  0.000
DETROIT        48 28 10 275 213  0.023 44.269    4  1.019    4  0.210    5  0.216    4 0.5299  1.088  0.401  0.031  0.000
VANCOUVER      52 31 13 298 255  0.035 49.994    5  1.014    5  0.205    8  0.144    5 0.5292  1.146  0.400 -0.112  0.000
ANAHEIM        55 39  9 248 233  0.075 55.274    6  0.978    6  0.184    9  0.114    6 0.5249  0.696 -0.135  0.362  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   51 31 13 245 199 -0.019 47.342    7  0.926    7  0.161    7  0.150    7 0.5247  0.665 -0.129  0.430  0.000
COLORADO       45 31 13 268 210  0.024 45.768    8  0.885    8  0.143    4  0.251    8 0.5214  0.963  0.289  0.214  0.000
MINNESOTA      50 40 10 241 221  0.062 53.232    9  0.802    9  0.129   10  0.081    9 0.5177  0.666 -0.197  0.359  0.000
ST LOUIS       44 34 11 274 239  0.028 46.019   10  0.772   10  0.114    6  0.164   10 0.5161  1.101  0.364 -0.036  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
TORONTO        47 35  7 252 232 -0.026 44.283   11  0.703   11  0.086   11  0.038   11 0.5148  1.008  0.127 -0.051  0.000
EDMONTON       38 39 11 242 250  0.052 46.604   12  0.589   12  0.022   12  0.019   13 0.5028  1.046  0.152 -0.115  0.000
TAMPA BAY      41 36 16 241 239 -0.040 45.843   13  0.568   13  0.006   13  0.001   12 0.5030  0.914 -0.017  0.019  0.000
WASHINGTON     41 39  8 239 234 -0.054 42.902   14  0.528   14 -0.023   14 -0.025   14 0.4979  0.971  0.022 -0.071  0.000
BOSTON         37 39 11 253 250 -0.025 43.473   15  0.507   15 -0.038   16 -0.043   15 0.4950  1.155  0.224 -0.311  0.000
N.Y. ISLANDERS 36 40 11 231 244 -0.022 43.716   16  0.478   16 -0.053   21 -0.103   16 0.4932  1.024  0.005 -0.210  0.000
PHOENIX        31 40 11 204 230  0.017 42.458   17  0.430   17 -0.077   20 -0.101   18 0.4873  0.953 -0.075 -0.126  0.000
CHICAGO        30 39 13 207 226  0.017 42.347   18  0.411   20 -0.089   15 -0.038   17 0.4874  0.941 -0.026 -0.050  0.000
CALGARY        29 40 13 186 228  0.036 43.109   19  0.409   18 -0.086   24 -0.143   20 0.4864  0.849 -0.233 -0.053  0.000
LOS ANGELES    33 43  6 203 221  0.020 42.521   20  0.408   19 -0.088   17 -0.066   19 0.4864  0.888 -0.113 -0.019  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
N.Y. RANGERS   32 40 10 210 231 -0.048 40.356   21  0.357   21 -0.110   22 -0.108   21 0.4841  0.995 -0.034 -0.182  0.000
NASHVILLE      27 42 13 183 206  0.028 42.830   22  0.301   22 -0.132   19 -0.096   22 0.4799  0.697 -0.343  0.152  0.000
COLUMBUS       29 45  8 213 263  0.020 42.665   23  0.243   23 -0.153   26 -0.171   23 0.4773  1.144  0.082 -0.424  0.000
SAN JOSE       28 45  9 214 239  0.023 42.615   24  0.229   24 -0.164   18 -0.070   24 0.4764  1.037  0.053 -0.194  0.000
ATLANTA        31 44  7 226 284 -0.051 40.540   25  0.218   25 -0.167   28 -0.280   25 0.4763  1.278  0.147 -0.706  0.000
MONTREAL       30 44  8 206 234 -0.041 40.596   26  0.210   26 -0.177   23 -0.129   26 0.4762  0.977 -0.075 -0.182  0.000
BUFFALO        27 45 10 190 219 -0.039 40.699   27  0.148   27 -0.212   25 -0.151   27 0.4705  0.815 -0.278 -0.025  0.000
FLORIDA        24 45 13 176 237 -0.039 40.857   28  0.110   28 -0.233   27 -0.246   28 0.4662  0.821 -0.366 -0.126  0.000
PITTSBURGH     27 49  6 189 255 -0.042 40.862   29  0.075   29 -0.257   29 -0.299   29 0.4639  0.999 -0.220 -0.377  0.000
CAROLINA       22 49 11 171 240 -0.048 40.658   30  0.000   30 -0.308   30 -0.318   30 0.4564  0.832 -0.426 -0.210  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 DALLAS 52 27 15 279 194 0.016 47.931 2 1.064 2 0.238 1 0.332 2 0.5334 0.838 0.230 0.433 0.000 ANAHEIM 55 39 9 248 233 0.075 55.274 6 0.978 6 0.184 9 0.114 6 0.5249 0.696 -0.135 0.362 0.000 PHOENIX 31 40 11 204 230 0.017 42.458 17 0.430 17 -0.077 20 -0.101 18 0.4873 0.953 -0.075 -0.126 0.000 LOS ANGELES 33 43 6 203 221 0.020 42.521 20 0.408 19 -0.088 17 -0.066 19 0.4864 0.888 -0.113 -0.019 0.000 SAN JOSE 28 45 9 214 239 0.023 42.615 24 0.229 24 -0.164 18 -0.070 24 0.4764 1.037 0.053 -0.194 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 VANCOUVER 52 31 13 298 255 0.035 49.994 5 1.014 5 0.205 8 0.144 5 0.5292 1.146 0.400 -0.112 0.000 COLORADO 45 31 13 268 210 0.024 45.768 8 0.885 8 0.143 4 0.251 8 0.5214 0.963 0.289 0.214 0.000 MINNESOTA 50 40 10 241 221 0.062 53.232 9 0.802 9 0.129 10 0.081 9 0.5177 0.666 -0.197 0.359 0.000 EDMONTON 38 39 11 242 250 0.052 46.604 12 0.589 12 0.022 12 0.019 13 0.5028 1.046 0.152 -0.115 0.000 CALGARY 29 40 13 186 228 0.036 43.109 19 0.409 18 -0.086 24 -0.143 20 0.4864 0.849 -0.233 -0.053 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 DETROIT 48 28 10 275 213 0.023 44.269 4 1.019 4 0.210 5 0.216 4 0.5299 1.088 0.401 0.031 0.000 ST LOUIS 44 34 11 274 239 0.028 46.019 10 0.772 10 0.114 6 0.164 10 0.5161 1.101 0.364 -0.036 0.000 CHICAGO 30 39 13 207 226 0.017 42.347 18 0.411 20 -0.089 15 -0.038 17 0.4874 0.941 -0.026 -0.050 0.000 NASHVILLE 27 42 13 183 206 0.028 42.830 22 0.301 22 -0.132 19 -0.096 22 0.4799 0.697 -0.343 0.152 0.000 COLUMBUS 29 45 8 213 263 0.020 42.665 23 0.243 23 -0.153 26 -0.171 23 0.4773 1.144 0.082 -0.424 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 OTTAWA 63 29 8 306 216 -0.009 49.978 1 1.132 1 0.293 2 0.277 1 0.5408 0.942 0.290 0.264 0.000 TORONTO 47 35 7 252 232 -0.026 44.283 11 0.703 11 0.086 11 0.038 11 0.5148 1.008 0.127 -0.051 0.000 BOSTON 37 39 11 253 250 -0.025 43.473 15 0.507 15 -0.038 16 -0.043 15 0.4950 1.155 0.224 -0.311 0.000 MONTREAL 30 44 8 206 234 -0.041 40.596 26 0.210 26 -0.177 23 -0.129 26 0.4762 0.977 -0.075 -0.182 0.000 BUFFALO 27 45 10 190 219 -0.039 40.699 27 0.148 27 -0.212 25 -0.151 27 0.4705 0.815 -0.278 -0.025 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 NEW JERSEY 62 34 10 279 207 -0.012 52.917 3 1.043 3 0.220 3 0.257 3 0.5324 0.623 -0.062 0.577 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 51 31 13 245 199 -0.019 47.342 7 0.926 7 0.161 7 0.150 7 0.5247 0.665 -0.129 0.430 0.000 N.Y. ISLANDERS 36 40 11 231 244 -0.022 43.716 16 0.478 16 -0.053 21 -0.103 16 0.4932 1.024 0.005 -0.210 0.000 N.Y. RANGERS 32 40 10 210 231 -0.048 40.356 21 0.357 21 -0.110 22 -0.108 21 0.4841 0.995 -0.034 -0.182 0.000 PITTSBURGH 27 49 6 189 255 -0.042 40.862 29 0.075 29 -0.257 29 -0.299 29 0.4639 0.999 -0.220 -0.377 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 TAMPA BAY 41 36 16 241 239 -0.040 45.843 13 0.568 13 0.006 13 0.001 12 0.5030 0.914 -0.017 0.019 0.000 WASHINGTON 41 39 8 239 234 -0.054 42.902 14 0.528 14 -0.023 14 -0.025 14 0.4979 0.971 0.022 -0.071 0.000 ATLANTA 31 44 7 226 284 -0.051 40.540 25 0.218 25 -0.167 28 -0.280 25 0.4763 1.278 0.147 -0.706 0.000 FLORIDA 24 45 13 176 237 -0.039 40.857 28 0.110 28 -0.233 27 -0.246 28 0.4662 0.821 -0.366 -0.126 0.000 CAROLINA 22 49 11 171 240 -0.048 40.658 30 0.000 30 -0.308 30 -0.318 30 0.4564 0.832 -0.426 -0.210 0.000


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:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:13:15 2007
games through: Mon Jun  9 2003

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