Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Predictive-Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Predictive-Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Predictive-Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
• Home Scoring. This is an adjustment to the scoring ranking applied at home. Values are nonzero only for baseball, where park effects can be significant.
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
DUCKS        61 34 301 246  0.018 48.130    1  1.297    1  0.254    4  0.183    1 0.5355  1.083  0.335  0.030  0.000
BRUINS       61 33 291 203 -0.040 45.277    2  1.265    2  0.225    1  0.294    2 0.5322  0.869  0.199  0.388  0.000
BLUES        54 34 262 211  0.022 44.759    3  1.225    4  0.203    5  0.183    4 0.5293  0.876  0.097  0.269  0.000
AVALANCHE    55 34 270 242  0.014 45.089    4  1.222    3  0.203    9  0.109    3 0.5299  1.051  0.223 -0.004  0.000
PENGUINS     58 37 284 240 -0.006 47.289    5  1.188    6  0.181    6  0.152    6 0.5250  0.986  0.189  0.115  0.000
SHARKS       54 35 271 226  0.015 45.036    6  1.185    5  0.181    7  0.147    5 0.5277  1.000  0.201  0.093  0.000
KINGS        62 46 294 244  0.051 56.148    7  1.169    7  0.164    3  0.197    7 0.5240  0.733 -0.040  0.435  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   57 44 325 275  0.041 52.158    8  1.102    8  0.138    2  0.199    8 0.5203  1.140  0.421 -0.023  0.000
CANADIENS    56 43 266 250  0.011 50.129    9  1.038    9  0.118   12  0.047    9 0.5160  0.854 -0.063  0.157  0.000
RANGERS      58 48 280 248  0.007 53.408   10  0.968   10  0.085    8  0.118   10 0.5123  0.792 -0.059  0.294  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
WILD         49 46 242 241  0.037 49.100   11  0.900   11  0.048   11  0.053   11 0.5085  0.746 -0.171  0.277  0.000
LIGHTNING    46 40 250 231 -0.028 42.211   12  0.883   12  0.034   14  0.038   12 0.5056  0.988  0.078 -0.002  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 45 43 249 237 -0.006 43.955   13  0.850   13  0.010   13  0.041   13 0.5019  0.990  0.083 -0.001  0.000
FLYERS       44 44 247 252 -0.006 44.088   14  0.825   14 -0.008   15 -0.018   14 0.4986  1.056  0.102 -0.138  0.000
STARS        42 46 253 248  0.026 45.054   15  0.803   15 -0.025   10  0.066   15 0.4982  1.035  0.160 -0.029  0.000
PREDATORS    38 44 216 242  0.015 41.869   16  0.746   16 -0.054   21 -0.097   16 0.4925  1.014 -0.027 -0.167  0.000
RED WINGS    40 47 228 244 -0.009 43.568   17  0.706   17 -0.076   20 -0.064   18 0.4888  0.924 -0.097 -0.031  0.000
JETS         37 45 227 237  0.011 41.680   18  0.703   18 -0.077   16 -0.045   17 0.4898  1.012  0.023 -0.113  0.000
CAPITALS     38 44 235 240 -0.023 40.586   19  0.700   19 -0.079   18 -0.061   20 0.4883  1.043  0.043 -0.166  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  38 44 231 256 -0.034 40.381   20  0.683   20 -0.084   25 -0.138   21 0.4874  1.125  0.066 -0.342  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
COYOTES      37 45 216 231 -0.005 41.176   21  0.678   21 -0.088   17 -0.053   19 0.4883  0.929 -0.080 -0.026  0.000
SENATORS     37 45 236 265 -0.027 40.535   22  0.645   22 -0.101   24 -0.106   23 0.4853  1.177  0.163 -0.375  0.000
CANUCKS      36 46 196 223 -0.003 41.311   23  0.630   23 -0.107   22 -0.103   22 0.4854  0.788 -0.283  0.077  0.000
HURRICANES   36 46 207 230 -0.020 40.738   24  0.602   24 -0.118   23 -0.106   24 0.4826  0.907 -0.157 -0.054  0.000
FLAMES       35 47 209 241 -0.001 41.429   25  0.584   25 -0.124   26 -0.155   25 0.4825  0.957 -0.151 -0.159  0.000
DEVILS       35 47 197 208 -0.021 40.629   26  0.559   26 -0.136   19 -0.062   26 0.4797  0.698 -0.334  0.211  0.000
ISLANDERS    34 48 225 267 -0.017 40.934   27  0.504   27 -0.154   27 -0.173   27 0.4768  1.140  0.049 -0.395  0.000
OILERS       29 53 203 270  0.002 41.722   28  0.342   28 -0.246   28 -0.271   28 0.4654  1.062 -0.144 -0.398  0.000
PANTHERS     29 53 196 268 -0.022 40.988   29  0.322   29 -0.260   29 -0.294   29 0.4620  1.025 -0.210 -0.377  0.000
SABRES       21 61 157 248 -0.021 41.166   30  0.000   30 -0.425   30 -0.405   30 0.4388  0.692 -0.683 -0.126  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
DUCKS        61 34 301 246  0.018 48.130    1  1.297    1  0.254    4  0.183    1 0.5355  1.083  0.335  0.030  0.000
SHARKS       54 35 271 226  0.015 45.036    6  1.185    5  0.181    7  0.147    5 0.5277  1.000  0.201  0.093  0.000
KINGS        62 46 294 244  0.051 56.148    7  1.169    7  0.164    3  0.197    7 0.5240  0.733 -0.040  0.435  0.000
COYOTES      37 45 216 231 -0.005 41.176   21  0.678   21 -0.088   17 -0.053   19 0.4883  0.929 -0.080 -0.026  0.000
CANUCKS      36 46 196 223 -0.003 41.311   23  0.630   23 -0.107   22 -0.103   22 0.4854  0.788 -0.283  0.077  0.000
FLAMES       35 47 209 241 -0.001 41.429   25  0.584   25 -0.124   26 -0.155   25 0.4825  0.957 -0.151 -0.159  0.000
OILERS       29 53 203 270  0.002 41.722   28  0.342   28 -0.246   28 -0.271   28 0.4654  1.062 -0.144 -0.398  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
BLUES        54 34 262 211  0.022 44.759    3  1.225    4  0.203    5  0.183    4 0.5293  0.876  0.097  0.269  0.000
AVALANCHE    55 34 270 242  0.014 45.089    4  1.222    3  0.203    9  0.109    3 0.5299  1.051  0.223 -0.004  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   57 44 325 275  0.041 52.158    8  1.102    8  0.138    2  0.199    8 0.5203  1.140  0.421 -0.023  0.000
WILD         49 46 242 241  0.037 49.100   11  0.900   11  0.048   11  0.053   11 0.5085  0.746 -0.171  0.277  0.000
STARS        42 46 253 248  0.026 45.054   15  0.803   15 -0.025   10  0.066   15 0.4982  1.035  0.160 -0.029  0.000
PREDATORS    38 44 216 242  0.015 41.869   16  0.746   16 -0.054   21 -0.097   16 0.4925  1.014 -0.027 -0.167  0.000
JETS         37 45 227 237  0.011 41.680   18  0.703   18 -0.077   16 -0.045   17 0.4898  1.012  0.023 -0.113  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
BRUINS       61 33 291 203 -0.040 45.277    2  1.265    2  0.225    1  0.294    2 0.5322  0.869  0.199  0.388  0.000
CANADIENS    56 43 266 250  0.011 50.129    9  1.038    9  0.118   12  0.047    9 0.5160  0.854 -0.063  0.157  0.000
LIGHTNING    46 40 250 231 -0.028 42.211   12  0.883   12  0.034   14  0.038   12 0.5056  0.988  0.078 -0.002  0.000
RED WINGS    40 47 228 244 -0.009 43.568   17  0.706   17 -0.076   20 -0.064   18 0.4888  0.924 -0.097 -0.031  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  38 44 231 256 -0.034 40.381   20  0.683   20 -0.084   25 -0.138   21 0.4874  1.125  0.066 -0.342  0.000
SENATORS     37 45 236 265 -0.027 40.535   22  0.645   22 -0.101   24 -0.106   23 0.4853  1.177  0.163 -0.375  0.000
PANTHERS     29 53 196 268 -0.022 40.988   29  0.322   29 -0.260   29 -0.294   29 0.4620  1.025 -0.210 -0.377  0.000
SABRES       21 61 157 248 -0.021 41.166   30  0.000   30 -0.425   30 -0.405   30 0.4388  0.692 -0.683 -0.126  0.000
``````

``````METROPOLITAN 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
PENGUINS     58 37 284 240 -0.006 47.289    5  1.188    6  0.181    6  0.152    6 0.5250  0.986  0.189  0.115  0.000
RANGERS      58 48 280 248  0.007 53.408   10  0.968   10  0.085    8  0.118   10 0.5123  0.792 -0.059  0.294  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 45 43 249 237 -0.006 43.955   13  0.850   13  0.010   13  0.041   13 0.5019  0.990  0.083 -0.001  0.000
FLYERS       44 44 247 252 -0.006 44.088   14  0.825   14 -0.008   15 -0.018   14 0.4986  1.056  0.102 -0.138  0.000
CAPITALS     38 44 235 240 -0.023 40.586   19  0.700   19 -0.079   18 -0.061   20 0.4883  1.043  0.043 -0.166  0.000
HURRICANES   36 46 207 230 -0.020 40.738   24  0.602   24 -0.118   23 -0.106   24 0.4826  0.907 -0.157 -0.054  0.000
DEVILS       35 47 197 208 -0.021 40.629   26  0.559   26 -0.136   19 -0.062   26 0.4797  0.698 -0.334  0.211  0.000
ISLANDERS    34 48 225 267 -0.017 40.934   27  0.504   27 -0.154   27 -0.173   27 0.4768  1.140  0.049 -0.395  0.000
``````

``````DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      332 293 0.531    1  0.091
PACIFIC DIVISION      314 306 0.506    2 -0.010
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 348 357 0.494    3 -0.016
ATLANTIC DIVISION     328 366 0.473    4 -0.104
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.113 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: AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD vs. hosting at AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD Team Strength vs. Time Plot: AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD posted: Mon Sep 8 20:19:56 2014 games through: Fri Jun 13 2014 ```

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