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
CHICAGO      68 36 349 271  0.046 53.947    1  0.978    1  0.251    1  0.250    1 0.5441  1.085  0.356  0.143  0.000
SAN JOSE     59 38 305 256  0.046 50.435    2  0.872    2  0.177    3  0.176    2 0.5331  1.019  0.203  0.149  0.000
WASHINGTON   57 32 340 253 -0.062 42.319    3  0.816    3  0.156    2  0.218    5 0.5254  1.320  0.627 -0.190  0.000
PHOENIX      53 36 243 227  0.032 45.958    4  0.779    4  0.144    9  0.048    3 0.5278  0.820 -0.147  0.244  0.000
VANCOUVER    55 39 315 263  0.031 48.263    5  0.761    5  0.134    4  0.174    4 0.5264  1.183  0.403 -0.055  0.000
NASHVILLE    49 39 240 242  0.050 46.158    6  0.642    6  0.101   13  0.010    6 0.5205  0.917 -0.080  0.100  0.000
LOS ANGELES  48 40 258 244  0.039 45.664    7  0.587    7  0.078    8  0.054    7 0.5169  0.977  0.033  0.076  0.000
NEW JERSEY   49 37 229 202 -0.028 42.304    8  0.584    8  0.076    6  0.065    9 0.5118  0.738 -0.215  0.345  0.000
PITTSBURGH   54 41 299 275 -0.050 46.017    9  0.548    9  0.064   14  0.009   10 0.5102  1.140  0.183 -0.165  0.000
DETROIT      49 45 272 249  0.050 49.142   10  0.533   10  0.055    5  0.096    8 0.5138  0.939  0.031  0.161  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
COLORADO     45 43 255 252  0.025 45.213   11  0.495   12  0.024   11  0.040   11 0.5072  1.018  0.067  0.013  0.000
PHILADELPHIA 55 50 312 286 -0.010 52.421   12  0.492   11  0.025    7  0.064   12 0.5032  1.062  0.142 -0.014  0.000
BUFFALO      47 41 250 223 -0.042 42.808   13  0.490   13  0.019   10  0.046   13 0.5018  0.905 -0.057  0.149  0.000
OTTAWA       46 42 244 263 -0.040 43.134   14  0.470   14  0.006   23 -0.083   16 0.4995  1.040 -0.030 -0.135  0.000
ST. LOUIS    40 42 225 223  0.026 42.157   15  0.458   15 -0.007   12  0.028   14 0.5016  0.915 -0.064  0.120  0.000
CALGARY      40 42 204 210  0.012 41.770   16  0.450   16 -0.013   15 -0.005   15 0.5002  0.757 -0.266  0.256  0.000
ANAHEIM      39 43 238 251  0.028 42.340   17  0.440   17 -0.022   18 -0.031   17 0.4994  1.102  0.097 -0.158  0.000
BOSTON       46 49 243 237 -0.026 46.943   18  0.422   18 -0.041   17 -0.013   21 0.4911  0.720 -0.311  0.286  0.000
MONTREAL     48 53 263 280 -0.005 50.904   19  0.421   20 -0.041   20 -0.069   20 0.4913  0.836 -0.247  0.110  0.000
MINNESOTA    38 44 219 246  0.022 42.228   20  0.412   19 -0.041   22 -0.081   18 0.4950  0.987 -0.092 -0.071  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
DALLAS       37 45 237 254  0.031 42.458   21  0.402   21 -0.051   19 -0.035   19 0.4939  1.097  0.085 -0.156  0.000
NY RANGERS   38 44 222 218 -0.035 40.221   22  0.366   22 -0.071   16 -0.008   22 0.4861  0.896 -0.122  0.105  0.000
ATLANTA      35 47 234 256 -0.044 40.103   23  0.219   24 -0.124   24 -0.093   24 0.4754  1.103  0.036 -0.222  0.000
CAROLINA     35 47 230 256 -0.041 40.211   24  0.218   23 -0.122   25 -0.127   25 0.4754  1.080 -0.026 -0.227  0.000
COLUMBUS     32 50 216 259  0.036 42.696   25  0.193   25 -0.131   21 -0.081   23 0.4793  1.028 -0.042 -0.119  0.000
NY ISLANDERS 34 48 222 264 -0.027 40.725   26  0.189   26 -0.131   28 -0.162   26 0.4742  1.063 -0.083 -0.242  0.000
TAMPA BAY    33 48 213 258 -0.040 39.809   27  0.144   27 -0.147   27 -0.158   27 0.4709  1.019 -0.131 -0.186  0.000
FLORIDA      32 50 208 244 -0.035 40.469   28  0.097   28 -0.167   26 -0.138   28 0.4677  0.907 -0.239 -0.038  0.000
TORONTO      30 52 214 267 -0.036 40.462   29  0.023   29 -0.202   29 -0.190   30 0.4618  1.056 -0.119 -0.261  0.000
EDMONTON     27 55 214 284  0.025 42.537   30  0.000   30 -0.219   30 -0.211   29 0.4633  1.138 -0.040 -0.383  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 59 38 305 256 0.046 50.435 2 0.872 2 0.177 3 0.176 2 0.5331 1.019 0.203 0.149 0.000 PHOENIX 53 36 243 227 0.032 45.958 4 0.779 4 0.144 9 0.048 3 0.5278 0.820 -0.147 0.244 0.000 LOS ANGELES 48 40 258 244 0.039 45.664 7 0.587 7 0.078 8 0.054 7 0.5169 0.977 0.033 0.076 0.000 ANAHEIM 39 43 238 251 0.028 42.340 17 0.440 17 -0.022 18 -0.031 17 0.4994 1.102 0.097 -0.158 0.000 DALLAS 37 45 237 254 0.031 42.458 21 0.402 21 -0.051 19 -0.035 19 0.4939 1.097 0.085 -0.156 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 55 39 315 263 0.031 48.263 5 0.761 5 0.134 4 0.174 4 0.5264 1.183 0.403 -0.055 0.000 COLORADO 45 43 255 252 0.025 45.213 11 0.495 12 0.024 11 0.040 11 0.5072 1.018 0.067 0.013 0.000 CALGARY 40 42 204 210 0.012 41.770 16 0.450 16 -0.013 15 -0.005 15 0.5002 0.757 -0.266 0.256 0.000 MINNESOTA 38 44 219 246 0.022 42.228 20 0.412 19 -0.041 22 -0.081 18 0.4950 0.987 -0.092 -0.071 0.000 EDMONTON 27 55 214 284 0.025 42.537 30 0.000 30 -0.219 30 -0.211 29 0.4633 1.138 -0.040 -0.383 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 CHICAGO 68 36 349 271 0.046 53.947 1 0.978 1 0.251 1 0.250 1 0.5441 1.085 0.356 0.143 0.000 NASHVILLE 49 39 240 242 0.050 46.158 6 0.642 6 0.101 13 0.010 6 0.5205 0.917 -0.080 0.100 0.000 DETROIT 49 45 272 249 0.050 49.142 10 0.533 10 0.055 5 0.096 8 0.5138 0.939 0.031 0.161 0.000 ST. LOUIS 40 42 225 223 0.026 42.157 15 0.458 15 -0.007 12 0.028 14 0.5016 0.915 -0.064 0.120 0.000 COLUMBUS 32 50 216 259 0.036 42.696 25 0.193 25 -0.131 21 -0.081 23 0.4793 1.028 -0.042 -0.119 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 32 340 253 -0.062 42.319 3 0.816 3 0.156 2 0.218 5 0.5254 1.320 0.627 -0.190 0.000 ATLANTA 35 47 234 256 -0.044 40.103 23 0.219 24 -0.124 24 -0.093 24 0.4754 1.103 0.036 -0.222 0.000 CAROLINA 35 47 230 256 -0.041 40.211 24 0.218 23 -0.122 25 -0.127 25 0.4754 1.080 -0.026 -0.227 0.000 TAMPA BAY 33 48 213 258 -0.040 39.809 27 0.144 27 -0.147 27 -0.158 27 0.4709 1.019 -0.131 -0.186 0.000 FLORIDA 32 50 208 244 -0.035 40.469 28 0.097 28 -0.167 26 -0.138 28 0.4677 0.907 -0.239 -0.038 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 47 41 250 223 -0.042 42.808 13 0.490 13 0.019 10 0.046 13 0.5018 0.905 -0.057 0.149 0.000 OTTAWA 46 42 244 263 -0.040 43.134 14 0.470 14 0.006 23 -0.083 16 0.4995 1.040 -0.030 -0.135 0.000 BOSTON 46 49 243 237 -0.026 46.943 18 0.422 18 -0.041 17 -0.013 21 0.4911 0.720 -0.311 0.286 0.000 MONTREAL 48 53 263 280 -0.005 50.904 19 0.421 20 -0.041 20 -0.069 20 0.4913 0.836 -0.247 0.110 0.000 TORONTO 30 52 214 267 -0.036 40.462 29 0.023 29 -0.202 29 -0.190 30 0.4618 1.056 -0.119 -0.261 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 49 37 229 202 -0.028 42.304 8 0.584 8 0.076 6 0.065 9 0.5118 0.738 -0.215 0.345 0.000 PITTSBURGH 54 41 299 275 -0.050 46.017 9 0.548 9 0.064 14 0.009 10 0.5102 1.140 0.183 -0.165 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 55 50 312 286 -0.010 52.421 12 0.492 11 0.025 7 0.064 12 0.5032 1.062 0.142 -0.014 0.000 NY RANGERS 38 44 222 218 -0.035 40.221 22 0.366 22 -0.071 16 -0.008 22 0.4861 0.896 -0.122 0.105 0.000 NY ISLANDERS 34 48 222 264 -0.027 40.725 26 0.189 26 -0.131 28 -0.162 26 0.4742 1.063 -0.083 -0.242 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   238 212 0.529    1  0.092
PACIFIC DIVISION   236 202 0.539    2  0.068
ATLANTIC DIVISION  230 220 0.511    3 -0.007
NORTHWEST DIVISION 205 223 0.479    4 -0.024
NORTHEAST DIVISION 217 237 0.478    5 -0.091
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 192 224 0.462    6 -0.093

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.138 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.014 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Jul 10 10:29:38 2010
games through: Wed Jun  9 2010

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