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
PITTSBURGH   53 35 308 251 -0.009 43.927    1  0.633    2  0.120    2  0.137    1 0.5255  1.253  0.519 -0.244  0.000
NY RANGERS   61 41 269 228 -0.012 50.885    2  0.628    1  0.121    8  0.102    2 0.5245  0.689 -0.165  0.370  0.000
NEW JERSEY   62 44 287 267  0.013 54.004    3  0.599    3  0.118   11  0.044    3 0.5229  0.859 -0.047  0.135  0.000
VANCOUVER    52 35 257 210 -0.008 43.486    4  0.591    4  0.114    5  0.122    4 0.5218  0.952  0.134  0.110  0.000
ST. LOUIS    53 38 229 188  0.011 46.121    5  0.571    5  0.107    1  0.156    5 0.5201  0.614 -0.185  0.496  0.000
NASHVILLE    53 39 259 231  0.021 47.074    6  0.554    6  0.103    7  0.105    6 0.5193  0.956  0.123  0.088  0.000
BOSTON       52 37 284 218 -0.031 43.690    7  0.507    7  0.086    4  0.129    7 0.5175  1.013  0.211  0.046  0.000
DETROIT      49 38 257 216  0.016 44.299    8  0.496    8  0.082    6  0.118    9 0.5164  0.982  0.164  0.071  0.000
LOS ANGELES  56 46 251 209  0.033 52.668    9  0.480    9  0.079    3  0.132   10 0.5152  0.590 -0.230  0.495  0.000
PHILADELPHIA 52 41 305 276  0.009 47.190   10  0.476   10  0.075    9  0.077    8 0.5171  1.211  0.404 -0.250  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
CHICAGO      47 41 260 255  0.015 44.997   11  0.427   11  0.046   13  0.007   11 0.5086  1.128  0.228 -0.215  0.000
PHOENIX      51 47 253 239  0.023 50.294   12  0.417   12  0.034   10  0.065   12 0.5068  0.796 -0.094  0.223  0.000
SAN JOSE     44 43 236 223  0.021 44.620   13  0.399   15  0.013   12  0.032   15 0.5025  0.927  0.017  0.047  0.000
DALLAS       42 40 211 222  0.010 41.831   14  0.398   13  0.015   16 -0.034   14 0.5029  0.946 -0.029 -0.040  0.000
WASHINGTON   49 47 251 260  0.006 48.764   15  0.395   14  0.014   15 -0.010   13 0.5037  0.885 -0.072  0.052  0.000
COLORADO     41 41 208 220 -0.001 41.511   16  0.381   16 -0.006   18 -0.066   16 0.4991  0.882 -0.132 -0.000  0.000
OTTAWA       44 45 262 254 -0.006 44.739   17  0.375   17 -0.015   14  0.003   17 0.4983  1.078  0.164 -0.158  0.000
BUFFALO      39 43 218 230 -0.020 40.835   18  0.342   18 -0.043   17 -0.045   18 0.4916  0.909 -0.081 -0.009  0.000
FLORIDA      41 48 220 245 -0.022 44.285   19  0.310   20 -0.065   21 -0.072   19 0.4899  0.816 -0.210  0.065  0.000
TAMPA BAY    38 44 235 281 -0.022 40.927   20  0.309   19 -0.060   27 -0.144   20 0.4887  1.232  0.209 -0.498  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
CALGARY      37 45 202 226 -0.006 41.358   21  0.299   21 -0.066   20 -0.071   21 0.4868  0.886 -0.133 -0.010  0.000
WINNIPEG     37 45 225 246 -0.031 40.549   22  0.272   22 -0.078   23 -0.081   22 0.4858  1.037  0.030 -0.192  0.000
MINNESOTA    35 47 177 226 -0.002 41.614   23  0.228   23 -0.093   28 -0.159   23 0.4812  0.735 -0.381  0.062  0.000
TORONTO      35 47 231 264 -0.014 41.117   24  0.214   24 -0.099   26 -0.102   24 0.4804  1.148  0.144 -0.348  0.000
ANAHEIM      34 48 204 231  0.012 41.963   25  0.207   25 -0.101   22 -0.074   26 0.4798  0.957 -0.056 -0.093  0.000
NY ISLANDERS 34 48 203 255 -0.001 41.621   26  0.184   26 -0.108   30 -0.164   25 0.4803  0.962 -0.140 -0.188  0.000
CAROLINA     33 49 213 243 -0.024 40.778   27  0.112   27 -0.132   24 -0.082   27 0.4748  0.974 -0.044 -0.119  0.000
EDMONTON     32 50 212 239 -0.004 41.443   28  0.093   28 -0.138   25 -0.093   28 0.4726  1.023  0.002 -0.188  0.000
MONTREAL     31 51 212 226 -0.017 40.979   29  0.034   29 -0.158   19 -0.067   29 0.4690  0.864 -0.153  0.019  0.000
COLUMBUS     29 53 202 262  0.022 42.424   30  0.000   30 -0.170   29 -0.159   30 0.4662  1.086  0.010 -0.329  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 LOS ANGELES 56 46 251 209 0.033 52.668 9 0.480 9 0.079 3 0.132 10 0.5152 0.590 -0.230 0.495 0.000 PHOENIX 51 47 253 239 0.023 50.294 12 0.417 12 0.034 10 0.065 12 0.5068 0.796 -0.094 0.223 0.000 SAN JOSE 44 43 236 223 0.021 44.620 13 0.399 15 0.013 12 0.032 15 0.5025 0.927 0.017 0.047 0.000 DALLAS 42 40 211 222 0.010 41.831 14 0.398 13 0.015 16 -0.034 14 0.5029 0.946 -0.029 -0.040 0.000 ANAHEIM 34 48 204 231 0.012 41.963 25 0.207 25 -0.101 22 -0.074 26 0.4798 0.957 -0.056 -0.093 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 52 35 257 210 -0.008 43.486 4 0.591 4 0.114 5 0.122 4 0.5218 0.952 0.134 0.110 0.000 COLORADO 41 41 208 220 -0.001 41.511 16 0.381 16 -0.006 18 -0.066 16 0.4991 0.882 -0.132 -0.000 0.000 CALGARY 37 45 202 226 -0.006 41.358 21 0.299 21 -0.066 20 -0.071 21 0.4868 0.886 -0.133 -0.010 0.000 MINNESOTA 35 47 177 226 -0.002 41.614 23 0.228 23 -0.093 28 -0.159 23 0.4812 0.735 -0.381 0.062 0.000 EDMONTON 32 50 212 239 -0.004 41.443 28 0.093 28 -0.138 25 -0.093 28 0.4726 1.023 0.002 -0.188 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 ST. LOUIS 53 38 229 188 0.011 46.121 5 0.571 5 0.107 1 0.156 5 0.5201 0.614 -0.185 0.496 0.000 NASHVILLE 53 39 259 231 0.021 47.074 6 0.554 6 0.103 7 0.105 6 0.5193 0.956 0.123 0.088 0.000 DETROIT 49 38 257 216 0.016 44.299 8 0.496 8 0.082 6 0.118 9 0.5164 0.982 0.164 0.071 0.000 CHICAGO 47 41 260 255 0.015 44.997 11 0.427 11 0.046 13 0.007 11 0.5086 1.128 0.228 -0.215 0.000 COLUMBUS 29 53 202 262 0.022 42.424 30 0.000 30 -0.170 29 -0.159 30 0.4662 1.086 0.010 -0.329 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 49 47 251 260 0.006 48.764 15 0.395 14 0.014 15 -0.010 13 0.5037 0.885 -0.072 0.052 0.000 FLORIDA 41 48 220 245 -0.022 44.285 19 0.310 20 -0.065 21 -0.072 19 0.4899 0.816 -0.210 0.065 0.000 TAMPA BAY 38 44 235 281 -0.022 40.927 20 0.309 19 -0.060 27 -0.144 20 0.4887 1.232 0.209 -0.498 0.000 WINNIPEG 37 45 225 246 -0.031 40.549 22 0.272 22 -0.078 23 -0.081 22 0.4858 1.037 0.030 -0.192 0.000 CAROLINA 33 49 213 243 -0.024 40.778 27 0.112 27 -0.132 24 -0.082 27 0.4748 0.974 -0.044 -0.119 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 52 37 284 218 -0.031 43.690 7 0.507 7 0.086 4 0.129 7 0.5175 1.013 0.211 0.046 0.000 OTTAWA 44 45 262 254 -0.006 44.739 17 0.375 17 -0.015 14 0.003 17 0.4983 1.078 0.164 -0.158 0.000 BUFFALO 39 43 218 230 -0.020 40.835 18 0.342 18 -0.043 17 -0.045 18 0.4916 0.909 -0.081 -0.009 0.000 TORONTO 35 47 231 264 -0.014 41.117 24 0.214 24 -0.099 26 -0.102 24 0.4804 1.148 0.144 -0.348 0.000 MONTREAL 31 51 212 226 -0.017 40.979 29 0.034 29 -0.158 19 -0.067 29 0.4690 0.864 -0.153 0.019 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 53 35 308 251 -0.009 43.927 1 0.633 2 0.120 2 0.137 1 0.5255 1.253 0.519 -0.244 0.000 NY RANGERS 61 41 269 228 -0.012 50.885 2 0.628 1 0.121 8 0.102 2 0.5245 0.689 -0.165 0.370 0.000 NEW JERSEY 62 44 287 267 0.013 54.004 3 0.599 3 0.118 11 0.044 3 0.5229 0.859 -0.047 0.135 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 52 41 305 276 0.009 47.190 10 0.476 10 0.075 9 0.077 8 0.5171 1.211 0.404 -0.250 0.000 NY ISLANDERS 34 48 203 255 -0.001 41.621 26 0.184 26 -0.108 30 -0.164 25 0.4803 0.962 -0.140 -0.188 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   231 209 0.525    1  0.079
ATLANTIC DIVISION  262 209 0.556    2  0.067
PACIFIC DIVISION   227 224 0.503    3  0.041
NORTHEAST DIVISION 201 223 0.474    4 -0.024
NORTHWEST DIVISION 197 218 0.475    5 -0.087
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 198 233 0.459    6 -0.126

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.124 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.013 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Sep 17 22:07:06 2012
games through: Mon Jun 11 2012

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