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
TAMPA BAY      62 35  8 305 235  0.003 52.235    1  1.136    1  0.231    3  0.216    1 0.5309  0.914  0.235  0.197  0.000
DETROIT        54 29 11 279 209 -0.027 45.595    2  1.096    2  0.205    2  0.219    2 0.5304  0.966  0.296  0.142  0.000
TORONTO        51 34 10 269 232  0.045 48.818    3  1.058    3  0.183    4  0.197    3 0.5243  0.975  0.284  0.109  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   51 34 15 279 229  0.026 50.648    4  1.007    5  0.157    5  0.192    5 0.5226  0.892  0.186  0.198  0.000
SAN JOSE       53 34 12 257 215 -0.008 48.931    5  1.006    4  0.158    6  0.164    4 0.5232  0.791  0.050  0.279  0.000
CALGARY        57 44  7 260 229  0.062 56.386    6  0.987    6  0.150    9  0.153    6 0.5209  0.680 -0.076  0.381  0.000
OTTAWA         46 33 10 273 203  0.023 44.835    7  0.944    7  0.133    1  0.273    7 0.5197  0.977  0.363  0.183  0.000
BOSTON         44 30 15 223 207  0.012 44.806    8  0.909    8  0.133   12  0.056    8 0.5197  0.765 -0.086  0.198  0.000
VANCOUVER      46 33 10 251 213  0.016 44.816    9  0.899    9  0.128    7  0.156    9 0.5192  0.967  0.234  0.078  0.000
NEW JERSEY     44 31 12 222 178 -0.007 42.955   10  0.866   11  0.116    8  0.155   11 0.5164  0.662 -0.091  0.400  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
COLORADO       46 34 13 262 222  0.013 46.787   11  0.865   10  0.117   10  0.125   10 0.5174  0.956  0.191  0.059  0.000
DALLAS         42 32 13 204 194 -0.004 43.311   12  0.778   12  0.088   15  0.028   12 0.5132  0.713 -0.167  0.223  0.000
MONTREAL       45 41  7 232 220  0.028 47.438   13  0.703   13  0.050   13  0.050   13 0.5085  0.793 -0.063  0.162  0.000
ST LOUIS       40 36 11 200 210 -0.007 43.405   14  0.672   14  0.031   20 -0.084   14 0.5048  0.738 -0.253  0.085  0.000
EDMONTON       36 34 12 221 208  0.008 41.188   15  0.671   15  0.025   14  0.038   15 0.5036  0.986  0.138 -0.063  0.000
NASHVILLE      40 37 11 225 229 -0.012 43.664   16  0.650   16  0.013   19 -0.048   16 0.5033  0.933 -0.008 -0.088  0.000
N.Y. ISLANDERS 39 37 11 242 222 -0.002 43.286   17  0.649   17  0.012   11  0.062   17 0.5025  1.005  0.185 -0.061  0.000
BUFFALO        37 38  7 220 221  0.005 41.183   18  0.618   18 -0.008   16 -0.013   18 0.4984  1.023  0.131 -0.157  0.000
MINNESOTA      30 32 20 188 183 -0.007 40.795   19  0.603   19 -0.021   17 -0.015   19 0.4964  0.703 -0.219  0.190  0.000
ATLANTA        33 41  8 214 243 -0.025 40.456   20  0.445   20 -0.103   23 -0.155   20 0.4854  1.080  0.056 -0.367  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
LOS ANGELES    28 38 16 205 217 -0.019 40.441   21  0.425   21 -0.113   18 -0.042   21 0.4836  0.952  0.019 -0.103  0.000
FLORIDA        28 39 15 188 221 -0.023 40.496   22  0.383   22 -0.128   22 -0.140   22 0.4816  0.847 -0.195 -0.085  0.000
CAROLINA       28 40 14 172 209 -0.023 40.550   23  0.362   23 -0.134   25 -0.164   23 0.4799  0.691 -0.381  0.053  0.000
ANAHEIM        29 43 10 184 213 -0.014 40.724   24  0.310   24 -0.158   21 -0.132   24 0.4780  0.812 -0.225 -0.040  0.000
PHOENIX        22 42 18 188 245 -0.009 40.991   25  0.202   25 -0.208   26 -0.217   25 0.4696  0.992 -0.110 -0.325  0.000
N.Y. RANGERS   27 48  7 206 250 -0.008 41.034   26  0.180   26 -0.226   24 -0.164   26 0.4683  1.065  0.029 -0.358  0.000
COLUMBUS       25 49  8 177 238 -0.016 40.855   27  0.130   27 -0.261   27 -0.262   27 0.4637  0.891 -0.268 -0.255  0.000
WASHINGTON     23 49 10 186 253 -0.017 40.929   28  0.109   28 -0.276   28 -0.279   28 0.4599  1.007 -0.154 -0.404  0.000
PITTSBURGH     23 51  8 190 303 -0.003 41.582   29  0.081   29 -0.289   30 -0.426   29 0.4576  1.198 -0.068 -0.783  0.000
CHICAGO        20 51 11 188 259 -0.023 40.703   30  0.000   30 -0.336   29 -0.281   30 0.4530  1.043 -0.114 -0.448  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 SAN JOSE 53 34 12 257 215 -0.008 48.931 5 1.006 4 0.158 6 0.164 4 0.5232 0.791 0.050 0.279 0.000 DALLAS 42 32 13 204 194 -0.004 43.311 12 0.778 12 0.088 15 0.028 12 0.5132 0.713 -0.167 0.223 0.000 LOS ANGELES 28 38 16 205 217 -0.019 40.441 21 0.425 21 -0.113 18 -0.042 21 0.4836 0.952 0.019 -0.103 0.000 ANAHEIM 29 43 10 184 213 -0.014 40.724 24 0.310 24 -0.158 21 -0.132 24 0.4780 0.812 -0.225 -0.040 0.000 PHOENIX 22 42 18 188 245 -0.009 40.991 25 0.202 25 -0.208 26 -0.217 25 0.4696 0.992 -0.110 -0.325 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 CALGARY 57 44 7 260 229 0.062 56.386 6 0.987 6 0.150 9 0.153 6 0.5209 0.680 -0.076 0.381 0.000 VANCOUVER 46 33 10 251 213 0.016 44.816 9 0.899 9 0.128 7 0.156 9 0.5192 0.967 0.234 0.078 0.000 COLORADO 46 34 13 262 222 0.013 46.787 11 0.865 10 0.117 10 0.125 10 0.5174 0.956 0.191 0.059 0.000 EDMONTON 36 34 12 221 208 0.008 41.188 15 0.671 15 0.025 14 0.038 15 0.5036 0.986 0.138 -0.063 0.000 MINNESOTA 30 32 20 188 183 -0.007 40.795 19 0.603 19 -0.021 17 -0.015 19 0.4964 0.703 -0.219 0.190 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 54 29 11 279 209 -0.027 45.595 2 1.096 2 0.205 2 0.219 2 0.5304 0.966 0.296 0.142 0.000 ST LOUIS 40 36 11 200 210 -0.007 43.405 14 0.672 14 0.031 20 -0.084 14 0.5048 0.738 -0.253 0.085 0.000 NASHVILLE 40 37 11 225 229 -0.012 43.664 16 0.650 16 0.013 19 -0.048 16 0.5033 0.933 -0.008 -0.088 0.000 COLUMBUS 25 49 8 177 238 -0.016 40.855 27 0.130 27 -0.261 27 -0.262 27 0.4637 0.891 -0.268 -0.255 0.000 CHICAGO 20 51 11 188 259 -0.023 40.703 30 0.000 30 -0.336 29 -0.281 30 0.4530 1.043 -0.114 -0.448 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 TORONTO 51 34 10 269 232 0.045 48.818 3 1.058 3 0.183 4 0.197 3 0.5243 0.975 0.284 0.109 0.000 OTTAWA 46 33 10 273 203 0.023 44.835 7 0.944 7 0.133 1 0.273 7 0.5197 0.977 0.363 0.183 0.000 BOSTON 44 30 15 223 207 0.012 44.806 8 0.909 8 0.133 12 0.056 8 0.5197 0.765 -0.086 0.198 0.000 MONTREAL 45 41 7 232 220 0.028 47.438 13 0.703 13 0.050 13 0.050 13 0.5085 0.793 -0.063 0.162 0.000 BUFFALO 37 38 7 220 221 0.005 41.183 18 0.618 18 -0.008 16 -0.013 18 0.4984 1.023 0.131 -0.157 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 PHILADELPHIA 51 34 15 279 229 0.026 50.648 4 1.007 5 0.157 5 0.192 5 0.5226 0.892 0.186 0.198 0.000 NEW JERSEY 44 31 12 222 178 -0.007 42.955 10 0.866 11 0.116 8 0.155 11 0.5164 0.662 -0.091 0.400 0.000 N.Y. ISLANDERS 39 37 11 242 222 -0.002 43.286 17 0.649 17 0.012 11 0.062 17 0.5025 1.005 0.185 -0.061 0.000 N.Y. RANGERS 27 48 7 206 250 -0.008 41.034 26 0.180 26 -0.226 24 -0.164 26 0.4683 1.065 0.029 -0.358 0.000 PITTSBURGH 23 51 8 190 303 -0.003 41.582 29 0.081 29 -0.289 30 -0.426 29 0.4576 1.198 -0.068 -0.783 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 62 35 8 305 235 0.003 52.235 1 1.136 1 0.231 3 0.216 1 0.5309 0.914 0.235 0.197 0.000 ATLANTA 33 41 8 214 243 -0.025 40.456 20 0.445 20 -0.103 23 -0.155 20 0.4854 1.080 0.056 -0.367 0.000 FLORIDA 28 39 15 188 221 -0.023 40.496 22 0.383 22 -0.128 22 -0.140 22 0.4816 0.847 -0.195 -0.085 0.000 CAROLINA 28 40 14 172 209 -0.023 40.550 23 0.362 23 -0.134 25 -0.164 23 0.4799 0.691 -0.381 0.053 0.000 WASHINGTON 23 49 10 186 253 -0.017 40.929 28 0.109 28 -0.276 28 -0.279 28 0.4599 1.007 -0.154 -0.404 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHEAST DIVISION 223 176  49 0.552    1  0.146
NORTHWEST DIVISION 215 177  62 0.542    2  0.118
ATLANTIC DIVISION  184 201  53 0.481    3 -0.043
PACIFIC DIVISION   174 189  69 0.483    4 -0.050
CENTRAL DIVISION   179 202  52 0.473    5 -0.116
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 174 204  55 0.465    6 -0.136

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.109 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 14:14:32 2007
games through: Mon Jun  7 2004

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