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  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DETROIT        60 28 322 228 -0.032 42.313    1  1.365    1  0.293    2  0.320    1 0.5400  1.135  0.395  0.245  0.000
BUFFALO        63 37 341 288  0.023 50.684    2  1.304    2  0.252    4  0.157    2 0.5334  1.097  0.186  0.129  0.000
CAROLINA       68 39 367 320 -0.031 52.021    3  1.272    4  0.227    7  0.125    4 0.5311  1.166  0.238  0.011  0.000
DALLAS         54 33 280 236  0.031 44.318    4  1.269    3  0.228    3  0.186    3 0.5317  0.992  0.089  0.283  0.000
OTTAWA         57 35 350 240 -0.020 44.797    5  1.223    5  0.196    1  0.355    5 0.5282  1.152  0.452  0.258  0.000
NASHVILLE      50 37 269 244 -0.019 42.730    6  1.043    6  0.117   12  0.068    6 0.5151  1.013 -0.004  0.140  0.000
CALGARY        49 40 234 217  0.044 45.920    7  1.040    7  0.115    6  0.133    7 0.5146  0.712 -0.265  0.531  0.000
EDMONTON       56 50 327 312  0.080 56.307    8  1.005    8  0.106   10  0.094    8 0.5141  1.048  0.064  0.125  0.000
SAN JOSE       50 43 295 272  0.042 47.946    9  0.981    9  0.093    9  0.104    9 0.5140  1.075  0.105  0.102  0.000
ANAHEIM        52 46 300 265  0.048 50.682   10  0.972   10  0.086    5  0.153   10 0.5124  0.975  0.037  0.269  0.000
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
NEW JERSEY     51 40 269 250 -0.048 43.763   11  0.940   11  0.069   14  0.024   11 0.5097  0.902 -0.174  0.222  0.000
COLORADO       47 44 305 288  0.054 47.369   12  0.931   12  0.064    8  0.108   12 0.5083  1.260  0.344 -0.128  0.000
LOS ANGELES    42 40 249 270  0.042 42.531   13  0.896   13  0.047   18 -0.047   13 0.5068  1.177  0.081 -0.176  0.000
VANCOUVER      42 40 256 255  0.042 42.420   14  0.895   14  0.045   16  0.011   14 0.5053  1.165  0.123 -0.102  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   47 41 280 286 -0.044 42.598   15  0.864   15  0.027   20 -0.056   15 0.5039  1.157  0.046 -0.159  0.000
MONTREAL       44 44 260 262  0.009 44.374   16  0.836   16  0.003   15  0.013   16 0.5013  0.981 -0.096  0.122  0.000
TORONTO        41 41 257 270  0.003 41.239   17  0.823   17 -0.002   17 -0.045   17 0.4993  1.165  0.068 -0.158  0.000
TAMPA BAY      44 43 265 283 -0.025 42.849   18  0.812   18 -0.009   22 -0.070   18 0.4989  1.105 -0.031 -0.108  0.000
N.Y. RANGERS   44 42 261 232 -0.064 40.764   19  0.793   19 -0.028   13  0.045   19 0.4969  0.908 -0.146  0.237  0.000
PHOENIX        38 44 246 271  0.043 42.601   20  0.780   20 -0.035   21 -0.064   20 0.4957  1.173  0.059 -0.187  0.000
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ATLANTA        41 41 281 275 -0.054 39.342   21  0.776   21 -0.038   19 -0.048   21 0.4957  1.283  0.219 -0.314  0.000
MINNESOTA      38 44 231 215  0.037 42.151   22  0.772   22 -0.041   11  0.076   22 0.4942  0.869 -0.159  0.311  0.000
FLORIDA        37 45 240 257 -0.049 39.649   23  0.609   23 -0.120   23 -0.122   23 0.4846  0.998 -0.212 -0.033  0.000
COLUMBUS       35 47 223 279 -0.009 41.276   24  0.575   24 -0.132   26 -0.242   24 0.4806  1.088 -0.224 -0.260  0.000
N.Y. ISLANDERS 36 46 230 278 -0.047 39.860   25  0.558   25 -0.139   25 -0.237   25 0.4797  1.082 -0.226 -0.248  0.000
BOSTON         29 53 230 266  0.009 41.562   26  0.374   26 -0.248   24 -0.124   26 0.4660  1.020 -0.187 -0.060  0.000
WASHINGTON     29 53 237 306 -0.039 40.217   27  0.323   27 -0.278   27 -0.264   27 0.4624  1.197 -0.110 -0.418  0.000
CHICAGO        26 56 211 285 -0.008 41.365   28  0.241   28 -0.325   28 -0.265   28 0.4556  1.040 -0.305 -0.225  0.000
ST. LOUIS      21 61 197 292 -0.001 41.693   29  0.013   29 -0.428   30 -0.351   29 0.4417  0.998 -0.440 -0.261  0.000
PITTSBURGH     22 60 244 315 -0.043 40.105   30  0.000   30 -0.435   29 -0.300   30 0.4408  1.295 -0.017 -0.583  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR DALLAS 54 33 280 236 0.031 44.318 4 1.269 3 0.228 3 0.186 3 0.5317 0.992 0.089 0.283 0.000 SAN JOSE 50 43 295 272 0.042 47.946 9 0.981 9 0.093 9 0.104 9 0.5140 1.075 0.105 0.102 0.000 ANAHEIM 52 46 300 265 0.048 50.682 10 0.972 10 0.086 5 0.153 10 0.5124 0.975 0.037 0.269 0.000 LOS ANGELES 42 40 249 270 0.042 42.531 13 0.896 13 0.047 18 -0.047 13 0.5068 1.177 0.081 -0.176 0.000 PHOENIX 38 44 246 271 0.043 42.601 20 0.780 20 -0.035 21 -0.064 20 0.4957 1.173 0.059 -0.187 0.000

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CALGARY 49 40 234 217 0.044 45.920 7 1.040 7 0.115 6 0.133 7 0.5146 0.712 -0.265 0.531 0.000 EDMONTON 56 50 327 312 0.080 56.307 8 1.005 8 0.106 10 0.094 8 0.5141 1.048 0.064 0.125 0.000 COLORADO 47 44 305 288 0.054 47.369 12 0.931 12 0.064 8 0.108 12 0.5083 1.260 0.344 -0.128 0.000 VANCOUVER 42 40 256 255 0.042 42.420 14 0.895 14 0.045 16 0.011 14 0.5053 1.165 0.123 -0.102 0.000 MINNESOTA 38 44 231 215 0.037 42.151 22 0.772 22 -0.041 11 0.076 22 0.4942 0.869 -0.159 0.311 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR DETROIT 60 28 322 228 -0.032 42.313 1 1.365 1 0.293 2 0.320 1 0.5400 1.135 0.395 0.245 0.000 NASHVILLE 50 37 269 244 -0.019 42.730 6 1.043 6 0.117 12 0.068 6 0.5151 1.013 -0.004 0.140 0.000 COLUMBUS 35 47 223 279 -0.009 41.276 24 0.575 24 -0.132 26 -0.242 24 0.4806 1.088 -0.224 -0.260 0.000 CHICAGO 26 56 211 285 -0.008 41.365 28 0.241 28 -0.325 28 -0.265 28 0.4556 1.040 -0.305 -0.225 0.000 ST. LOUIS 21 61 197 292 -0.001 41.693 29 0.013 29 -0.428 30 -0.351 29 0.4417 0.998 -0.440 -0.261 0.000

NORTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR BUFFALO 63 37 341 288 0.023 50.684 2 1.304 2 0.252 4 0.157 2 0.5334 1.097 0.186 0.129 0.000 OTTAWA 57 35 350 240 -0.020 44.797 5 1.223 5 0.196 1 0.355 5 0.5282 1.152 0.452 0.258 0.000 MONTREAL 44 44 260 262 0.009 44.374 16 0.836 16 0.003 15 0.013 16 0.5013 0.981 -0.096 0.122 0.000 TORONTO 41 41 257 270 0.003 41.239 17 0.823 17 -0.002 17 -0.045 17 0.4993 1.165 0.068 -0.158 0.000 BOSTON 29 53 230 266 0.009 41.562 26 0.374 26 -0.248 24 -0.124 26 0.4660 1.020 -0.187 -0.060 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NEW JERSEY 51 40 269 250 -0.048 43.763 11 0.940 11 0.069 14 0.024 11 0.5097 0.902 -0.174 0.222 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 47 41 280 286 -0.044 42.598 15 0.864 15 0.027 20 -0.056 15 0.5039 1.157 0.046 -0.159 0.000 N.Y. RANGERS 44 42 261 232 -0.064 40.764 19 0.793 19 -0.028 13 0.045 19 0.4969 0.908 -0.146 0.237 0.000 N.Y. ISLANDERS 36 46 230 278 -0.047 39.860 25 0.558 25 -0.139 25 -0.237 25 0.4797 1.082 -0.226 -0.248 0.000 PITTSBURGH 22 60 244 315 -0.043 40.105 30 0.000 30 -0.435 29 -0.300 30 0.4408 1.295 -0.017 -0.583 0.000

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CAROLINA 68 39 367 320 -0.031 52.021 3 1.272 4 0.227 7 0.125 4 0.5311 1.166 0.238 0.011 0.000 TAMPA BAY 44 43 265 283 -0.025 42.849 18 0.812 18 -0.009 22 -0.070 18 0.4989 1.105 -0.031 -0.108 0.000 ATLANTA 41 41 281 275 -0.054 39.342 21 0.776 21 -0.038 19 -0.048 21 0.4957 1.283 0.219 -0.314 0.000 FLORIDA 37 45 240 257 -0.049 39.649 23 0.609 23 -0.120 23 -0.122 23 0.4846 0.998 -0.212 -0.033 0.000 WASHINGTON 29 53 237 306 -0.039 40.217 27 0.323 27 -0.278 27 -0.264 27 0.4624 1.197 -0.110 -0.418 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 232 218 0.516    1  0.111
NORTHEAST DIVISION 234 210 0.527    2  0.091
PACIFIC DIVISION   236 206 0.534    3  0.087
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 219 221 0.498    4 -0.098
CENTRAL DIVISION   192 229 0.456    5 -0.125
ATLANTIC DIVISION  200 229 0.466    6 -0.134

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.130 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.017 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 14:17:08 2007
games through: Mon Jun 19 2006

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