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        66 39 371 292  0.022 53.352    1  1.033    1  0.209    2  0.252    1 0.5334  1.205  0.484  0.019  0.000
BOSTON         60 33 308 218 -0.025 45.499    2  1.013    2  0.200    1  0.261    2 0.5321  0.947  0.181  0.341  0.000
SAN JOSE       55 33 267 222 -0.009 43.761    3  0.961    3  0.175    4  0.149    3 0.5294  0.925  0.044  0.255  0.000
NEW JERSEY     54 35 259 226 -0.022 43.940    4  0.869    4  0.139    8  0.064    4 0.5235  0.879 -0.092  0.220  0.000
PITTSBURGH     61 45 343 303  0.024 54.213    5  0.851    5  0.130    5  0.112    5 0.5210  1.092  0.203  0.021  0.000
WASHINGTON     57 39 313 283 -0.026 47.245    6  0.821    6  0.123    7  0.077    6 0.5204  1.175  0.271 -0.117  0.000
CHICAGO        55 44 318 270  0.036 50.980    7  0.757    7  0.101    3  0.168    7 0.5177  1.050  0.208  0.128  0.000
VANCOUVER      51 41 276 248  0.002 46.236    8  0.694    8  0.077    6  0.108    8 0.5130  0.998  0.087  0.130  0.000
CALGARY        48 40 270 269  0.007 44.558    9  0.662    9  0.066   14  0.009    9 0.5111  1.175  0.203 -0.185  0.000
CAROLINA       53 47 281 278  0.019 51.102   10  0.636   10  0.055   13  0.017   10 0.5090  0.942 -0.069  0.102  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
ANAHEIM        49 46 280 270  0.033 49.008   11  0.614   11  0.037   10  0.051   11 0.5079  1.033  0.071  0.031  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   46 42 280 256 -0.014 43.748   12  0.598   12  0.022    9  0.053   12 0.5046  1.116  0.173 -0.067  0.000
N.Y. RANGERS   46 43 221 237 -0.004 44.822   13  0.586   13  0.018   21 -0.062   13 0.5038  0.736 -0.369  0.245  0.000
NASHVILLE      40 42 213 233  0.013 41.852   14  0.553   14 -0.014   19 -0.059   14 0.4982  0.886 -0.207  0.089  0.000
BUFFALO        41 41 250 234 -0.016 40.742   15  0.552   15 -0.014   12  0.028   15 0.4977  1.035  0.050  0.007  0.000
FLORIDA        41 41 234 231 -0.029 40.375   16  0.541   16 -0.021   15  0.000   18 0.4965  0.959 -0.066  0.067  0.000
ST. LOUIS      41 45 238 244  0.021 44.079   17  0.537   18 -0.025   16 -0.002   17 0.4966  0.956 -0.072  0.068  0.000
COLUMBUS       41 45 233 248  0.025 44.269   18  0.536   17 -0.023   17 -0.025   16 0.4970  0.946 -0.107  0.056  0.000
MINNESOTA      40 42 219 200 -0.011 40.864   19  0.534   19 -0.027   11  0.043   19 0.4962  0.767 -0.232  0.318  0.000
MONTREAL       41 45 255 264  0.003 43.530   20  0.521   20 -0.038   18 -0.039   20 0.4937  1.082  0.039 -0.116  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       38 44 234 248 -0.007 41.212   21  0.483   21 -0.060   20 -0.060   21 0.4907  1.076  0.011 -0.131  0.000
DALLAS         36 46 230 257 -0.001 41.491   22  0.414   22 -0.091   24 -0.112   22 0.4859  1.086 -0.029 -0.195  0.000
PHOENIX        36 46 208 252 -0.003 41.478   23  0.409   23 -0.092   26 -0.139   23 0.4852  0.996 -0.163 -0.114  0.000
OTTAWA         36 46 217 237 -0.012 41.060   24  0.395   24 -0.098   22 -0.074   24 0.4834  0.904 -0.202  0.054  0.000
ATLANTA        35 47 257 280 -0.021 40.809   25  0.329   25 -0.122   23 -0.106   26 0.4797  1.280  0.225 -0.437  0.000
LOS ANGELES    34 48 207 234  0.002 41.609   26  0.317   26 -0.125   25 -0.113   25 0.4805  0.873 -0.276  0.050  0.000
TORONTO        34 48 250 293 -0.008 41.330   27  0.306   27 -0.129   27 -0.154   27 0.4777  1.284  0.181 -0.489  0.000
COLORADO       32 50 199 257  0.003 41.801   28  0.226   28 -0.157   29 -0.234   28 0.4734  0.941 -0.321 -0.146  0.000
N.Y. ISLANDERS 26 56 201 279 -0.010 41.437   29  0.053   29 -0.271   30 -0.247   29 0.4551  1.044 -0.214 -0.279  0.000
TAMPA BAY      24 58 210 279 -0.014 41.235   30  0.000   30 -0.309   28 -0.225   30 0.4484  1.047 -0.189 -0.262  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 33 267 222 -0.009 43.761 3 0.961 3 0.175 4 0.149 3 0.5294 0.925 0.044 0.255 0.000 ANAHEIM 49 46 280 270 0.033 49.008 11 0.614 11 0.037 10 0.051 11 0.5079 1.033 0.071 0.031 0.000 DALLAS 36 46 230 257 -0.001 41.491 22 0.414 22 -0.091 24 -0.112 22 0.4859 1.086 -0.029 -0.195 0.000 PHOENIX 36 46 208 252 -0.003 41.478 23 0.409 23 -0.092 26 -0.139 23 0.4852 0.996 -0.163 -0.114 0.000 LOS ANGELES 34 48 207 234 0.002 41.609 26 0.317 26 -0.125 25 -0.113 25 0.4805 0.873 -0.276 0.050 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 51 41 276 248 0.002 46.236 8 0.694 8 0.077 6 0.108 8 0.5130 0.998 0.087 0.130 0.000 CALGARY 48 40 270 269 0.007 44.558 9 0.662 9 0.066 14 0.009 9 0.5111 1.175 0.203 -0.185 0.000 MINNESOTA 40 42 219 200 -0.011 40.864 19 0.534 19 -0.027 11 0.043 19 0.4962 0.767 -0.232 0.318 0.000 EDMONTON 38 44 234 248 -0.007 41.212 21 0.483 21 -0.060 20 -0.060 21 0.4907 1.076 0.011 -0.131 0.000 COLORADO 32 50 199 257 0.003 41.801 28 0.226 28 -0.157 29 -0.234 28 0.4734 0.941 -0.321 -0.146 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 66 39 371 292 0.022 53.352 1 1.033 1 0.209 2 0.252 1 0.5334 1.205 0.484 0.019 0.000 CHICAGO 55 44 318 270 0.036 50.980 7 0.757 7 0.101 3 0.168 7 0.5177 1.050 0.208 0.128 0.000 NASHVILLE 40 42 213 233 0.013 41.852 14 0.553 14 -0.014 19 -0.059 14 0.4982 0.886 -0.207 0.089 0.000 ST. LOUIS 41 45 238 244 0.021 44.079 17 0.537 18 -0.025 16 -0.002 17 0.4966 0.956 -0.072 0.068 0.000 COLUMBUS 41 45 233 248 0.025 44.269 18 0.536 17 -0.023 17 -0.025 16 0.4970 0.946 -0.107 0.056 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 WASHINGTON 57 39 313 283 -0.026 47.245 6 0.821 6 0.123 7 0.077 6 0.5204 1.175 0.271 -0.117 0.000 CAROLINA 53 47 281 278 0.019 51.102 10 0.636 10 0.055 13 0.017 10 0.5090 0.942 -0.069 0.102 0.000 FLORIDA 41 41 234 231 -0.029 40.375 16 0.541 16 -0.021 15 0.000 18 0.4965 0.959 -0.066 0.067 0.000 ATLANTA 35 47 257 280 -0.021 40.809 25 0.329 25 -0.122 23 -0.106 26 0.4797 1.280 0.225 -0.437 0.000 TAMPA BAY 24 58 210 279 -0.014 41.235 30 0.000 30 -0.309 28 -0.225 30 0.4484 1.047 -0.189 -0.262 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 BOSTON 60 33 308 218 -0.025 45.499 2 1.013 2 0.200 1 0.261 2 0.5321 0.947 0.181 0.341 0.000 BUFFALO 41 41 250 234 -0.016 40.742 15 0.552 15 -0.014 12 0.028 15 0.4977 1.035 0.050 0.007 0.000 MONTREAL 41 45 255 264 0.003 43.530 20 0.521 20 -0.038 18 -0.039 20 0.4937 1.082 0.039 -0.116 0.000 OTTAWA 36 46 217 237 -0.012 41.060 24 0.395 24 -0.098 22 -0.074 24 0.4834 0.904 -0.202 0.054 0.000 TORONTO 34 48 250 293 -0.008 41.330 27 0.306 27 -0.129 27 -0.154 27 0.4777 1.284 0.181 -0.489 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 35 259 226 -0.022 43.940 4 0.869 4 0.139 8 0.064 4 0.5235 0.879 -0.092 0.220 0.000 PITTSBURGH 61 45 343 303 0.024 54.213 5 0.851 5 0.130 5 0.112 5 0.5210 1.092 0.203 0.021 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 46 42 280 256 -0.014 43.748 12 0.598 12 0.022 9 0.053 12 0.5046 1.116 0.173 -0.067 0.000 N.Y. RANGERS 46 43 221 237 -0.004 44.822 13 0.586 13 0.018 21 -0.062 13 0.5038 0.736 -0.369 0.245 0.000 N.Y. ISLANDERS 26 56 201 279 -0.010 41.437 29 0.053 29 -0.271 30 -0.247 29 0.4551 1.044 -0.214 -0.279 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   243 215 0.531    1  0.096
NORTHEAST DIVISION 212 213 0.499    2  0.008
ATLANTIC DIVISION  233 221 0.513    3 -0.021
NORTHWEST DIVISION 209 217 0.491    4 -0.035
PACIFIC DIVISION   210 219 0.490    5 -0.046
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 210 232 0.475    6 -0.067

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.150 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.015 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Aug  2 12:17:22 2009
games through: Fri Jun 12 2009

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