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
ANAHEIM        64 39 316 253  0.091 55.646    1  1.428    1  0.297    3  0.284    1 0.5354  0.948  0.205  0.363  0.000
SAN JOSE       57 36 283 226  0.088 50.023    2  1.402    2  0.275    2  0.306    2 0.5324  0.957  0.236  0.375  0.000
DETROIT        60 40 302 234  0.093 53.917    3  1.382    3  0.256    1  0.344    3 0.5300  0.861  0.168  0.520  0.000
NASHVILLE      52 35 286 228  0.063 45.994    4  1.323    4  0.223    4  0.271    6 0.5269  1.093  0.363  0.179  0.000
DALLAS         53 36 238 210  0.064 47.324    5  1.316    5  0.221    9  0.152    5 0.5271  0.734 -0.156  0.461  0.000
VANCOUVER      54 40 243 227  0.091 51.091    6  1.291    6  0.207   11  0.113    7 0.5251  0.705 -0.225  0.451  0.000
BUFFALO        62 36 352 281 -0.063 47.173    7  1.290    7  0.205    8  0.162    4 0.5276  1.191  0.377 -0.052  0.000
MINNESOTA      49 38 244 203  0.080 46.719    8  1.225    8  0.173    6  0.200    9 0.5212  0.748 -0.095  0.495  0.000
OTTAWA         61 41 347 269 -0.043 49.752    9  1.186    9  0.151    5  0.227    8 0.5235  1.077  0.299  0.155  0.000
COLORADO       44 38 272 251  0.066 43.685   10  1.077   10  0.108   10  0.138   10 0.5133  1.291  0.483 -0.207  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     54 39 246 230 -0.081 44.328   11  1.029   11  0.088   13  0.025   11 0.5129  0.695 -0.324  0.373  0.000
CALGARY        45 43 268 244  0.087 47.531   12  1.010   12  0.078    7  0.184   12 0.5091  1.078  0.257  0.112  0.000
PITTSBURGH     48 39 287 264 -0.070 41.868   13  0.945   13  0.042   14  0.003   13 0.5062  1.152  0.168 -0.161  0.000
N.Y. RANGERS   48 44 272 239 -0.079 43.849   14  0.861   14 -0.022   12  0.059   14 0.4996  0.866 -0.111  0.230  0.000
MONTREAL       42 40 245 256 -0.072 39.618   15  0.831   15 -0.032   18 -0.117   15 0.4989  1.094 -0.024 -0.209  0.000
TAMPA BAY      46 42 267 280 -0.097 41.660   16  0.830   16 -0.033   20 -0.144   16 0.4980  1.143  0.010 -0.298  0.000
ATLANTA        43 43 252 262 -0.100 40.598   17  0.760   17 -0.077   19 -0.122   18 0.4918  1.018 -0.121 -0.123  0.000
TORONTO        40 42 258 269 -0.073 39.567   18  0.755   18 -0.079   17 -0.104   17 0.4933  1.186  0.104 -0.312  0.000
CAROLINA       40 42 241 253 -0.106 38.579   19  0.699   19 -0.103   24 -0.157   19 0.4887  1.075 -0.087 -0.226  0.000
N.Y. ISLANDERS 41 46 259 257 -0.071 41.964   20  0.695   20 -0.109   15 -0.059   20 0.4880  1.021 -0.053 -0.064  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
ST. LOUIS      34 48 214 254  0.067 44.194   21  0.689   21 -0.111   16 -0.099   21 0.4836  1.004 -0.114 -0.084  0.000
COLUMBUS       33 49 201 249  0.072 44.489   22  0.637   22 -0.128   25 -0.175   22 0.4809  0.935 -0.268 -0.081  0.000
EDMONTON       32 50 195 248  0.084 44.814   23  0.610   23 -0.142   23 -0.151   23 0.4800  0.922 -0.259 -0.042  0.000
PHOENIX        31 51 216 284  0.076 44.710   24  0.540   24 -0.174   27 -0.208   25 0.4758  1.173 -0.018 -0.399  0.000
CHICAGO        31 51 201 258  0.072 44.494   25  0.538   25 -0.175   26 -0.176   26 0.4753  0.964 -0.237 -0.115  0.000
BOSTON         35 47 219 289 -0.058 40.443   26  0.535   26 -0.175   29 -0.333   24 0.4794  1.091 -0.244 -0.423  0.000
FLORIDA        35 47 247 257 -0.106 38.530   27  0.481   27 -0.216   21 -0.144   27 0.4748  1.079 -0.069 -0.219  0.000
LOS ANGELES    27 55 227 283  0.073 44.484   28  0.408   28 -0.265   22 -0.150   28 0.4646  1.193  0.067 -0.367  0.000
WASHINGTON     28 54 235 286 -0.096 39.066   29  0.227   29 -0.364   28 -0.284   29 0.4553  1.162 -0.107 -0.461  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   22 60 214 303 -0.065 40.265   30  0.000   30 -0.479   30 -0.400   30 0.4398  1.174 -0.207 -0.593  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 ANAHEIM 64 39 316 253 0.091 55.646 1 1.428 1 0.297 3 0.284 1 0.5354 0.948 0.205 0.363 0.000 SAN JOSE 57 36 283 226 0.088 50.023 2 1.402 2 0.275 2 0.306 2 0.5324 0.957 0.236 0.375 0.000 DALLAS 53 36 238 210 0.064 47.324 5 1.316 5 0.221 9 0.152 5 0.5271 0.734 -0.156 0.461 0.000 PHOENIX 31 51 216 284 0.076 44.710 24 0.540 24 -0.174 27 -0.208 25 0.4758 1.173 -0.018 -0.399 0.000 LOS ANGELES 27 55 227 283 0.073 44.484 28 0.408 28 -0.265 22 -0.150 28 0.4646 1.193 0.067 -0.367 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 VANCOUVER 54 40 243 227 0.091 51.091 6 1.291 6 0.207 11 0.113 7 0.5251 0.705 -0.225 0.451 0.000 MINNESOTA 49 38 244 203 0.080 46.719 8 1.225 8 0.173 6 0.200 9 0.5212 0.748 -0.095 0.495 0.000 COLORADO 44 38 272 251 0.066 43.685 10 1.077 10 0.108 10 0.138 10 0.5133 1.291 0.483 -0.207 0.000 CALGARY 45 43 268 244 0.087 47.531 12 1.010 12 0.078 7 0.184 12 0.5091 1.078 0.257 0.112 0.000 EDMONTON 32 50 195 248 0.084 44.814 23 0.610 23 -0.142 23 -0.151 23 0.4800 0.922 -0.259 -0.042 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 40 302 234 0.093 53.917 3 1.382 3 0.256 1 0.344 3 0.5300 0.861 0.168 0.520 0.000 NASHVILLE 52 35 286 228 0.063 45.994 4 1.323 4 0.223 4 0.271 6 0.5269 1.093 0.363 0.179 0.000 ST. LOUIS 34 48 214 254 0.067 44.194 21 0.689 21 -0.111 16 -0.099 21 0.4836 1.004 -0.114 -0.084 0.000 COLUMBUS 33 49 201 249 0.072 44.489 22 0.637 22 -0.128 25 -0.175 22 0.4809 0.935 -0.268 -0.081 0.000 CHICAGO 31 51 201 258 0.072 44.494 25 0.538 25 -0.175 26 -0.176 26 0.4753 0.964 -0.237 -0.115 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 TAMPA BAY 46 42 267 280 -0.097 41.660 16 0.830 16 -0.033 20 -0.144 16 0.4980 1.143 0.010 -0.298 0.000 ATLANTA 43 43 252 262 -0.100 40.598 17 0.760 17 -0.077 19 -0.122 18 0.4918 1.018 -0.121 -0.123 0.000 CAROLINA 40 42 241 253 -0.106 38.579 19 0.699 19 -0.103 24 -0.157 19 0.4887 1.075 -0.087 -0.226 0.000 FLORIDA 35 47 247 257 -0.106 38.530 27 0.481 27 -0.216 21 -0.144 27 0.4748 1.079 -0.069 -0.219 0.000 WASHINGTON 28 54 235 286 -0.096 39.066 29 0.227 29 -0.364 28 -0.284 29 0.4553 1.162 -0.107 -0.461 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 62 36 352 281 -0.063 47.173 7 1.290 7 0.205 8 0.162 4 0.5276 1.191 0.377 -0.052 0.000 OTTAWA 61 41 347 269 -0.043 49.752 9 1.186 9 0.151 5 0.227 8 0.5235 1.077 0.299 0.155 0.000 MONTREAL 42 40 245 256 -0.072 39.618 15 0.831 15 -0.032 18 -0.117 15 0.4989 1.094 -0.024 -0.209 0.000 TORONTO 40 42 258 269 -0.073 39.567 18 0.755 18 -0.079 17 -0.104 17 0.4933 1.186 0.104 -0.312 0.000 BOSTON 35 47 219 289 -0.058 40.443 26 0.535 26 -0.175 29 -0.333 24 0.4794 1.091 -0.244 -0.423 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 54 39 246 230 -0.081 44.328 11 1.029 11 0.088 13 0.025 11 0.5129 0.695 -0.324 0.373 0.000 PITTSBURGH 48 39 287 264 -0.070 41.868 13 0.945 13 0.042 14 0.003 13 0.5062 1.152 0.168 -0.161 0.000 N.Y. RANGERS 48 44 272 239 -0.079 43.849 14 0.861 14 -0.022 12 0.059 14 0.4996 0.866 -0.111 0.230 0.000 N.Y. ISLANDERS 41 46 259 257 -0.071 41.964 20 0.695 20 -0.109 15 -0.059 20 0.4880 1.021 -0.053 -0.064 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 22 60 214 303 -0.065 40.265 30 0.000 30 -0.479 30 -0.400 30 0.4398 1.174 -0.207 -0.593 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 224 209 0.517    1  0.123
PACIFIC DIVISION   232 217 0.517    2  0.094
CENTRAL DIVISION   210 223 0.485    3  0.039
NORTHEAST DIVISION 240 206 0.538    4 -0.041
ATLANTIC DIVISION  213 228 0.483    5 -0.088
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 192 228 0.457    6 -0.208

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.142 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 14:18:41 2007
games through: Wed Jun  6 2007

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