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        70 34 329 225  0.058 54.484    1  0.950    1  0.274    1  0.343    1 0.5455  0.908  0.269  0.418  0.000
SAN JOSE       55 40 252 225  0.064 50.242    2  0.714    2  0.137    3  0.140    2 0.5246  0.764 -0.089  0.369  0.000
DALLAS         55 45 287 248  0.092 53.898    3  0.660    3  0.116    2  0.169    4 0.5212  0.967  0.162  0.176  0.000
PITTSBURGH     61 41 308 259 -0.035 49.866    4  0.651    4  0.113    4  0.112    3 0.5215  0.985  0.126  0.099  0.000
ANAHEIM        48 38 213 206  0.080 46.142    5  0.648    5  0.112    7  0.053    5 0.5203  0.713 -0.228  0.333  0.000
COLORADO       48 44 257 252  0.062 48.706    6  0.507    6  0.056    9  0.034    6 0.5114  0.993  0.057  0.011  0.000
MINNESOTA      46 42 235 235  0.042 45.890    7  0.495    7  0.046    8  0.034    7 0.5101  0.894 -0.056  0.124  0.000
CALGARY        45 44 246 246  0.057 46.988    8  0.477    8  0.032   12  0.019    8 0.5073  1.020  0.073 -0.035  0.000
NASHVILLE      43 45 242 246  0.089 47.463    9  0.473   10  0.026    5  0.060   12 0.5032  1.005  0.097  0.024  0.000
MONTREAL       52 42 295 257 -0.073 44.674   10  0.472    9  0.028    6  0.055    9 0.5061  1.064  0.161 -0.051  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
EDMONTON       41 41 235 251  0.050 43.155   11  0.467   11  0.020   20 -0.052   11 0.5044  1.112  0.113 -0.216  0.000
NEW JERSEY     47 40 218 216 -0.057 42.091   12  0.464   12  0.018   24 -0.071   10 0.5052  0.736 -0.329  0.187  0.000
CHICAGO        40 42 239 235  0.061 43.385   13  0.458   13  0.011   10  0.033   15 0.5003  1.093  0.175 -0.109  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   51 48 300 287 -0.048 48.106   14  0.441   14 -0.010   14  0.014   13 0.5013  1.120  0.189 -0.161  0.000
VANCOUVER      39 43 213 215  0.043 42.792   15  0.434   15 -0.015   13  0.019   16 0.4989  0.852 -0.118  0.155  0.000
PHOENIX        38 44 214 231  0.070 43.776   16  0.431   16 -0.016   16 -0.018   17 0.4972  0.970 -0.022 -0.015  0.000
N.Y. RANGERS   47 45 244 226 -0.059 44.268   17  0.428   17 -0.022   11  0.031   14 0.5003  0.780 -0.181  0.243  0.000
CAROLINA       43 39 252 249 -0.102 38.191   18  0.418   18 -0.026   23 -0.064   18 0.4968  1.174  0.178 -0.306  0.000
WASHINGTON     46 43 262 254 -0.094 41.704   19  0.414   20 -0.032   21 -0.055   19 0.4957  1.024  0.004 -0.114  0.000
OTTAWA         43 43 266 263 -0.053 41.689   20  0.413   19 -0.032   18 -0.045   20 0.4948  1.193  0.222 -0.311  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
BOSTON         44 45 227 241 -0.049 43.305   21  0.405   21 -0.038   22 -0.061   21 0.4934  0.797 -0.255  0.134  0.000
BUFFALO        39 43 255 242 -0.067 39.244   22  0.360   22 -0.069   15 -0.015   22 0.4881  1.130  0.172 -0.202  0.000
COLUMBUS       34 48 193 218  0.067 43.692   23  0.337   23 -0.079   17 -0.027   23 0.4837  0.773 -0.246  0.193  0.000
ST. LOUIS      33 49 205 237  0.069 43.784   24  0.300   24 -0.093   19 -0.045   25 0.4809  0.929 -0.095  0.006  0.000
FLORIDA        38 44 216 226 -0.097 38.394   25  0.281   25 -0.100   26 -0.104   24 0.4829  0.871 -0.219  0.011  0.000
LOS ANGELES    31 49 226 261  0.076 42.984   26  0.259   26 -0.107   25 -0.074   27 0.4796  1.225  0.234 -0.382  0.000
TORONTO        36 46 231 260 -0.057 39.741   27  0.250   27 -0.110   27 -0.112   26 0.4798  1.106  0.046 -0.270  0.000
N.Y. ISLANDERS 35 47 194 243 -0.047 40.146   28  0.203   28 -0.122   29 -0.197   28 0.4792  0.880 -0.301 -0.092  0.000
ATLANTA        34 48 216 272 -0.083 39.039   29  0.101   29 -0.154   30 -0.232   29 0.4718  1.062 -0.128 -0.337  0.000
TAMPA BAY      31 51 223 267 -0.088 38.797   30  0.000   30 -0.204   28 -0.183   30 0.4635  1.125 -0.002 -0.365  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 SAN JOSE 55 40 252 225 0.064 50.242 2 0.714 2 0.137 3 0.140 2 0.5246 0.764 -0.089 0.369 0.000 DALLAS 55 45 287 248 0.092 53.898 3 0.660 3 0.116 2 0.169 4 0.5212 0.967 0.162 0.176 0.000 ANAHEIM 48 38 213 206 0.080 46.142 5 0.648 5 0.112 7 0.053 5 0.5203 0.713 -0.228 0.333 0.000 PHOENIX 38 44 214 231 0.070 43.776 16 0.431 16 -0.016 16 -0.018 17 0.4972 0.970 -0.022 -0.015 0.000 LOS ANGELES 31 49 226 261 0.076 42.984 26 0.259 26 -0.107 25 -0.074 27 0.4796 1.225 0.234 -0.382 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 COLORADO 48 44 257 252 0.062 48.706 6 0.507 6 0.056 9 0.034 6 0.5114 0.993 0.057 0.011 0.000 MINNESOTA 46 42 235 235 0.042 45.890 7 0.495 7 0.046 8 0.034 7 0.5101 0.894 -0.056 0.124 0.000 CALGARY 45 44 246 246 0.057 46.988 8 0.477 8 0.032 12 0.019 8 0.5073 1.020 0.073 -0.035 0.000 EDMONTON 41 41 235 251 0.050 43.155 11 0.467 11 0.020 20 -0.052 11 0.5044 1.112 0.113 -0.216 0.000 VANCOUVER 39 43 213 215 0.043 42.792 15 0.434 15 -0.015 13 0.019 16 0.4989 0.852 -0.118 0.155 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 70 34 329 225 0.058 54.484 1 0.950 1 0.274 1 0.343 1 0.5455 0.908 0.269 0.418 0.000 NASHVILLE 43 45 242 246 0.089 47.463 9 0.473 10 0.026 5 0.060 12 0.5032 1.005 0.097 0.024 0.000 CHICAGO 40 42 239 235 0.061 43.385 13 0.458 13 0.011 10 0.033 15 0.5003 1.093 0.175 -0.109 0.000 COLUMBUS 34 48 193 218 0.067 43.692 23 0.337 23 -0.079 17 -0.027 23 0.4837 0.773 -0.246 0.193 0.000 ST. LOUIS 33 49 205 237 0.069 43.784 24 0.300 24 -0.093 19 -0.045 25 0.4809 0.929 -0.095 0.006 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 43 39 252 249 -0.102 38.191 18 0.418 18 -0.026 23 -0.064 18 0.4968 1.174 0.178 -0.306 0.000 WASHINGTON 46 43 262 254 -0.094 41.704 19 0.414 20 -0.032 21 -0.055 19 0.4957 1.024 0.004 -0.114 0.000 FLORIDA 38 44 216 226 -0.097 38.394 25 0.281 25 -0.100 26 -0.104 24 0.4829 0.871 -0.219 0.011 0.000 ATLANTA 34 48 216 272 -0.083 39.039 29 0.101 29 -0.154 30 -0.232 29 0.4718 1.062 -0.128 -0.337 0.000 TAMPA BAY 31 51 223 267 -0.088 38.797 30 0.000 30 -0.204 28 -0.183 30 0.4635 1.125 -0.002 -0.365 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 MONTREAL 52 42 295 257 -0.073 44.674 10 0.472 9 0.028 6 0.055 9 0.5061 1.064 0.161 -0.051 0.000 OTTAWA 43 43 266 263 -0.053 41.689 20 0.413 19 -0.032 18 -0.045 20 0.4948 1.193 0.222 -0.311 0.000 BOSTON 44 45 227 241 -0.049 43.305 21 0.405 21 -0.038 22 -0.061 21 0.4934 0.797 -0.255 0.134 0.000 BUFFALO 39 43 255 242 -0.067 39.244 22 0.360 22 -0.069 15 -0.015 22 0.4881 1.130 0.172 -0.202 0.000 TORONTO 36 46 231 260 -0.057 39.741 27 0.250 27 -0.110 27 -0.112 26 0.4798 1.106 0.046 -0.270 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 PITTSBURGH 61 41 308 259 -0.035 49.866 4 0.651 4 0.113 4 0.112 3 0.5215 0.985 0.126 0.099 0.000 NEW JERSEY 47 40 218 216 -0.057 42.091 12 0.464 12 0.018 24 -0.071 10 0.5052 0.736 -0.329 0.187 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 51 48 300 287 -0.048 48.106 14 0.441 14 -0.010 14 0.014 13 0.5013 1.120 0.189 -0.161 0.000 N.Y. RANGERS 47 45 244 226 -0.059 44.268 17 0.428 17 -0.022 11 0.031 14 0.5003 0.780 -0.181 0.243 0.000 N.Y. ISLANDERS 35 47 194 243 -0.047 40.146 28 0.203 28 -0.122 29 -0.197 28 0.4792 0.880 -0.301 -0.092 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   220 218 0.502    1  0.114
PACIFIC DIVISION   227 216 0.512    2  0.087
NORTHWEST DIVISION 219 214 0.506    3  0.023
ATLANTIC DIVISION  241 221 0.522    4 -0.033
NORTHEAST DIVISION 214 219 0.494    5 -0.052
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 192 225 0.460    6 -0.202

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.116 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Jun 29 10:41:07 2008
games through: Wed Jun  4 2008

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