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
VANCOUVER    69 38 320 254  0.023 53.955    1  0.973    1  0.231    2  0.198    1 0.5365  0.886  0.098  0.298  0.000
BOSTON       62 45 327 248  0.008 53.253    2  0.731    3  0.121    1  0.222    4 0.5209  0.924  0.163  0.280  0.000
DETROIT      54 39 297 269  0.019 46.897    3  0.725    2  0.121    7  0.079    3 0.5215  1.147  0.285 -0.128  0.000
SAN JOSE     57 43 299 271  0.033 50.979    4  0.715    4  0.117    4  0.086    2 0.5218  1.019  0.137  0.035  0.000
PITTSBURGH   52 37 252 221 -0.020 43.499    5  0.674    5  0.103    9  0.069    5 0.5184  0.863 -0.057  0.195  0.000
TAMPA BAY    57 43 306 285  0.009 50.018    6  0.669    6  0.103    8  0.069    6 0.5172  1.123  0.246 -0.108  0.000
WASHINGTON   52 39 247 221 -0.018 44.557    7  0.625    7  0.085   11  0.053    8 0.5149  0.780 -0.161  0.266  0.000
ANAHEIM      49 39 259 257  0.016 44.386    8  0.618    8  0.083   18  0.008    7 0.5154  1.098  0.154 -0.138  0.000
LOS ANGELES  48 40 239 218  0.015 44.205    9  0.594    9  0.068    6  0.083    9 0.5135  0.809 -0.100  0.266  0.000
PHILADELPHIA 51 42 288 261 -0.008 45.901   10  0.575   10  0.060   10  0.060   11 0.5101  1.120  0.232 -0.113  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
NASHVILLE    50 44 252 228  0.018 47.355   11  0.562   11  0.052    5  0.085   10 0.5105  0.768 -0.142  0.311  0.000
CHICAGO      47 42 280 241  0.025 44.994   12  0.560   12  0.047    3  0.123   12 0.5097  1.077  0.243  0.003  0.000
MONTREAL     47 42 233 226  0.002 44.301   13  0.543   13  0.034   14  0.038   13 0.5055  0.838 -0.114  0.190  0.000
DALLAS       42 40 227 233  0.008 41.065   14  0.522   14  0.015   19 -0.002   14 0.5044  0.970 -0.008  0.004  0.000
BUFFALO      46 43 263 251 -0.013 43.823   15  0.518   15  0.012   17  0.021   16 0.5023  1.031  0.086 -0.045  0.000
PHOENIX      43 43 241 244  0.019 43.438   16  0.512   16  0.006   15  0.024   15 0.5031  0.985  0.035  0.012  0.000
NY RANGERS   45 42 241 211 -0.025 42.363   17  0.511   17  0.005   13  0.048   17 0.5017  0.860 -0.081  0.177  0.000
CALGARY      41 41 250 237 -0.018 40.201   18  0.490   18 -0.015   16  0.023   18 0.4987  1.083  0.151 -0.105  0.000
CAROLINA     40 42 236 239 -0.026 40.011   19  0.465   19 -0.036   20 -0.037   19 0.4940  1.063  0.066 -0.141  0.000
MINNESOTA    39 43 206 233 -0.004 40.850   20  0.458   20 -0.040   21 -0.095   20 0.4936  0.886 -0.194  0.005  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    38 44 240 234  0.006 40.937   21  0.450   21 -0.051   12  0.049   21 0.4920  1.050  0.138 -0.039  0.000
NEW JERSEY   38 44 174 209 -0.012 40.610   22  0.427   22 -0.062   25 -0.137   22 0.4892  0.627 -0.504  0.229  0.000
TORONTO      37 45 218 251 -0.015 40.540   23  0.395   23 -0.079   24 -0.136   23 0.4857  1.053 -0.044 -0.228  0.000
COLUMBUS     34 48 215 258  0.017 41.558   24  0.309   24 -0.112   22 -0.116   24 0.4806  1.022 -0.061 -0.171  0.000
ATLANTA      34 48 223 269 -0.019 40.394   25  0.249   25 -0.131   27 -0.156   25 0.4765  1.115  0.011 -0.323  0.000
OTTAWA       32 50 192 250 -0.011 40.703   26  0.165   26 -0.160   28 -0.182   26 0.4715  0.935 -0.227 -0.136  0.000
COLORADO     30 52 227 288 -0.001 41.144   27  0.103   27 -0.187   29 -0.230   27 0.4673  1.210  0.056 -0.516  0.000
FLORIDA      30 52 195 229 -0.018 40.417   28  0.090   28 -0.196   23 -0.132   29 0.4655  0.812 -0.312  0.049  0.000
NY ISLANDERS 30 52 229 264 -0.018 40.437   29  0.089   29 -0.196   26 -0.140   28 0.4659  1.137  0.054 -0.334  0.000
EDMONTON     25 57 193 269 -0.000 41.177   30  0.000   30 -0.270   30 -0.245   30 0.4533  0.986 -0.233 -0.258  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 57 43 299 271 0.033 50.979 4 0.715 4 0.117 4 0.086 2 0.5218 1.019 0.137 0.035 0.000 ANAHEIM 49 39 259 257 0.016 44.386 8 0.618 8 0.083 18 0.008 7 0.5154 1.098 0.154 -0.138 0.000 LOS ANGELES 48 40 239 218 0.015 44.205 9 0.594 9 0.068 6 0.083 9 0.5135 0.809 -0.100 0.266 0.000 DALLAS 42 40 227 233 0.008 41.065 14 0.522 14 0.015 19 -0.002 14 0.5044 0.970 -0.008 0.004 0.000 PHOENIX 43 43 241 244 0.019 43.438 16 0.512 16 0.006 15 0.024 15 0.5031 0.985 0.035 0.012 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 69 38 320 254 0.023 53.955 1 0.973 1 0.231 2 0.198 1 0.5365 0.886 0.098 0.298 0.000 CALGARY 41 41 250 237 -0.018 40.201 18 0.490 18 -0.015 16 0.023 18 0.4987 1.083 0.151 -0.105 0.000 MINNESOTA 39 43 206 233 -0.004 40.850 20 0.458 20 -0.040 21 -0.095 20 0.4936 0.886 -0.194 0.005 0.000 COLORADO 30 52 227 288 -0.001 41.144 27 0.103 27 -0.187 29 -0.230 27 0.4673 1.210 0.056 -0.516 0.000 EDMONTON 25 57 193 269 -0.000 41.177 30 0.000 30 -0.270 30 -0.245 30 0.4533 0.986 -0.233 -0.258 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 54 39 297 269 0.019 46.897 3 0.725 2 0.121 7 0.079 3 0.5215 1.147 0.285 -0.128 0.000 NASHVILLE 50 44 252 228 0.018 47.355 11 0.562 11 0.052 5 0.085 10 0.5105 0.768 -0.142 0.311 0.000 CHICAGO 47 42 280 241 0.025 44.994 12 0.560 12 0.047 3 0.123 12 0.5097 1.077 0.243 0.003 0.000 ST. LOUIS 38 44 240 234 0.006 40.937 21 0.450 21 -0.051 12 0.049 21 0.4920 1.050 0.138 -0.039 0.000 COLUMBUS 34 48 215 258 0.017 41.558 24 0.309 24 -0.112 22 -0.116 24 0.4806 1.022 -0.061 -0.171 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 57 43 306 285 0.009 50.018 6 0.669 6 0.103 8 0.069 6 0.5172 1.123 0.246 -0.108 0.000 WASHINGTON 52 39 247 221 -0.018 44.557 7 0.625 7 0.085 11 0.053 8 0.5149 0.780 -0.161 0.266 0.000 CAROLINA 40 42 236 239 -0.026 40.011 19 0.465 19 -0.036 20 -0.037 19 0.4940 1.063 0.066 -0.141 0.000 ATLANTA 34 48 223 269 -0.019 40.394 25 0.249 25 -0.131 27 -0.156 25 0.4765 1.115 0.011 -0.323 0.000 FLORIDA 30 52 195 229 -0.018 40.417 28 0.090 28 -0.196 23 -0.132 29 0.4655 0.812 -0.312 0.049 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 62 45 327 248 0.008 53.253 2 0.731 3 0.121 1 0.222 4 0.5209 0.924 0.163 0.280 0.000 MONTREAL 47 42 233 226 0.002 44.301 13 0.543 13 0.034 14 0.038 13 0.5055 0.838 -0.114 0.190 0.000 BUFFALO 46 43 263 251 -0.013 43.823 15 0.518 15 0.012 17 0.021 16 0.5023 1.031 0.086 -0.045 0.000 TORONTO 37 45 218 251 -0.015 40.540 23 0.395 23 -0.079 24 -0.136 23 0.4857 1.053 -0.044 -0.228 0.000 OTTAWA 32 50 192 250 -0.011 40.703 26 0.165 26 -0.160 28 -0.182 26 0.4715 0.935 -0.227 -0.136 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 52 37 252 221 -0.020 43.499 5 0.674 5 0.103 9 0.069 5 0.5184 0.863 -0.057 0.195 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 51 42 288 261 -0.008 45.901 10 0.575 10 0.060 10 0.060 11 0.5101 1.120 0.232 -0.113 0.000 NY RANGERS 45 42 241 211 -0.025 42.363 17 0.511 17 0.005 13 0.048 17 0.5017 0.860 -0.081 0.177 0.000 NEW JERSEY 38 44 174 209 -0.012 40.610 22 0.427 22 -0.062 25 -0.137 22 0.4892 0.627 -0.504 0.229 0.000 NY ISLANDERS 30 52 229 264 -0.018 40.437 29 0.089 29 -0.196 26 -0.140 28 0.4659 1.137 0.054 -0.334 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   223 217 0.507    1  0.071
PACIFIC DIVISION   239 205 0.538    2  0.065
NORTHEAST DIVISION 224 225 0.499    3 -0.012
ATLANTIC DIVISION  216 217 0.499    4 -0.027
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 213 224 0.487    5 -0.059
NORTHWEST DIVISION 204 231 0.469    6 -0.109

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.085 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.006 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Sep 17 17:54:07 2011
games through: Wed Jun 15 2011

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