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
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:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Sep  8 20:19:56 2014
games through: Fri Jun 13 2014

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