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
RANGERS      64 37 297 233  0.015 49.764    1  1.241    1  0.256    1  0.217    2 0.5322  0.892  0.160  0.274  0.000
DUCKS        62 36 293 268  0.005 48.034    2  1.221    2  0.243    9  0.098    1 0.5331  1.042  0.213 -0.017  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   64 41 298 249  0.043 52.966    3  1.216    3  0.231    3  0.174    3 0.5321  0.851  0.072  0.276  0.000
LIGHTNING    64 44 327 273  0.024 53.609    4  1.157    5  0.189    2  0.187    5 0.5252  1.055  0.318  0.057  0.000
BLUES        53 35 262 218  0.018 43.514    5  1.152    4  0.193    5  0.157    4 0.5263  0.948  0.163  0.151  0.000
CANADIENS    56 38 246 218  0.007 46.123    6  1.109    6  0.169    7  0.118    6 0.5225  0.732 -0.109  0.344  0.000
PREDATORS    49 39 253 227  0.023 43.744    7  0.976    7  0.115    8  0.108    7 0.5165  0.935  0.099  0.117  0.000
ISLANDERS    50 39 267 246  0.008 43.763    8  0.968    8  0.112   11  0.080   10 0.5139  1.095  0.259 -0.100  0.000
CANUCKS      50 38 256 240 -0.017 42.417    9  0.950    9  0.104   14  0.054    8 0.5149  1.039  0.166 -0.057  0.000
WILD         50 42 255 228  0.030 45.983   10  0.935   10  0.096    6  0.125    9 0.5143  0.896  0.073  0.177  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
CAPITALS     52 44 270 231  0.012 47.226   11  0.894   11  0.078    4  0.164   11 0.5109  0.858  0.070  0.259  0.000
FLAMES       50 43 268 249 -0.007 45.244   12  0.858   12  0.061   16  0.038   12 0.5099  0.977  0.077 -0.001  0.000
RED WINGS    46 43 250 238 -0.001 43.493   13  0.802   13  0.025   15  0.048   13 0.5033  0.951  0.058  0.038  0.000
JETS         43 43 239 226  0.017 42.625   14  0.783   15  0.010   13  0.066   14 0.5028  0.911  0.031  0.101  0.000
SENATORS     45 43 250 227 -0.010 42.607   15  0.782   16  0.010   10  0.088   16 0.5014  0.938  0.084  0.093  0.000
PENGUINS     44 43 229 221  0.003 42.699   16  0.781   14  0.011   17  0.024   17 0.5009  0.843 -0.085  0.134  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 42 40 236 250 -0.010 39.991   17  0.774   17  0.009   23 -0.090   18 0.5004  1.163  0.173 -0.353  0.000
STARS        41 41 261 260  0.013 40.559   18  0.772   18  0.006   18  0.024   15 0.5014  1.298  0.463 -0.415  0.000
BRUINS       41 41 213 211 -0.015 39.673   19  0.744   19 -0.015   19  0.001   19 0.4975  0.817 -0.137  0.139  0.000
KINGS        40 42 220 205 -0.016 39.551   20  0.715   21 -0.035   12  0.068   20 0.4959  0.840 -0.046  0.181  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
AVALANCHE    39 43 219 227  0.015 40.733   21  0.710   20 -0.035   21 -0.031   21 0.4957  0.926 -0.050 -0.012  0.000
SHARKS       40 42 228 232 -0.020 39.552   22  0.703   22 -0.040   20 -0.010   22 0.4953  1.036  0.098 -0.118  0.000
PANTHERS     38 44 206 223 -0.022 39.583   23  0.622   23 -0.083   22 -0.079   23 0.4883  0.860 -0.171  0.013  0.000
FLYERS       33 49 215 234 -0.016 39.816   24  0.400   24 -0.183   24 -0.097   24 0.4740  0.949 -0.090 -0.104  0.000
DEVILS       32 50 181 216 -0.008 40.142   25  0.369   25 -0.200   25 -0.135   25 0.4716  0.700 -0.393  0.123  0.000
HURRICANES   30 52 188 226 -0.008 40.200   26  0.299   27 -0.245   26 -0.183   26 0.4658  0.810 -0.328 -0.038  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  30 52 211 262 -0.012 40.154   27  0.296   26 -0.245   27 -0.238   27 0.4655  1.102 -0.050 -0.426  0.000
OILERS       24 58 198 283 -0.013 40.303   28  0.061   29 -0.376   28 -0.337   29 0.4489  1.087 -0.167 -0.507  0.000
COYOTES      24 58 170 272 -0.007 40.560   29  0.052   28 -0.375   29 -0.450   28 0.4494  0.883 -0.517 -0.384  0.000
SABRES       23 59 161 274 -0.007 40.597   30  0.000   30 -0.397   30 -0.495   30 0.4452  0.863 -0.583 -0.406  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 62 36 293 268 0.005 48.034 2 1.221 2 0.243 9 0.098 1 0.5331 1.042 0.213 -0.017 0.000 CANUCKS 50 38 256 240 -0.017 42.417 9 0.950 9 0.104 14 0.054 8 0.5149 1.039 0.166 -0.057 0.000 FLAMES 50 43 268 249 -0.007 45.244 12 0.858 12 0.061 16 0.038 12 0.5099 0.977 0.077 -0.001 0.000 KINGS 40 42 220 205 -0.016 39.551 20 0.715 21 -0.035 12 0.068 20 0.4959 0.840 -0.046 0.181 0.000 SHARKS 40 42 228 232 -0.020 39.552 22 0.703 22 -0.040 20 -0.010 22 0.4953 1.036 0.098 -0.118 0.000 OILERS 24 58 198 283 -0.013 40.303 28 0.061 29 -0.376 28 -0.337 29 0.4489 1.087 -0.167 -0.507 0.000 COYOTES 24 58 170 272 -0.007 40.560 29 0.052 28 -0.375 29 -0.450 28 0.4494 0.883 -0.517 -0.384 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 BLACKHAWKS 64 41 298 249 0.043 52.966 3 1.216 3 0.231 3 0.174 3 0.5321 0.851 0.072 0.276 0.000 BLUES 53 35 262 218 0.018 43.514 5 1.152 4 0.193 5 0.157 4 0.5263 0.948 0.163 0.151 0.000 PREDATORS 49 39 253 227 0.023 43.744 7 0.976 7 0.115 8 0.108 7 0.5165 0.935 0.099 0.117 0.000 WILD 50 42 255 228 0.030 45.983 10 0.935 10 0.096 6 0.125 9 0.5143 0.896 0.073 0.177 0.000 JETS 43 43 239 226 0.017 42.625 14 0.783 15 0.010 13 0.066 14 0.5028 0.911 0.031 0.101 0.000 STARS 41 41 261 260 0.013 40.559 18 0.772 18 0.006 18 0.024 15 0.5014 1.298 0.463 -0.415 0.000 AVALANCHE 39 43 219 227 0.015 40.733 21 0.710 20 -0.035 21 -0.031 21 0.4957 0.926 -0.050 -0.012 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 LIGHTNING 64 44 327 273 0.024 53.609 4 1.157 5 0.189 2 0.187 5 0.5252 1.055 0.318 0.057 0.000 CANADIENS 56 38 246 218 0.007 46.123 6 1.109 6 0.169 7 0.118 6 0.5225 0.732 -0.109 0.344 0.000 RED WINGS 46 43 250 238 -0.001 43.493 13 0.802 13 0.025 15 0.048 13 0.5033 0.951 0.058 0.038 0.000 SENATORS 45 43 250 227 -0.010 42.607 15 0.782 16 0.010 10 0.088 16 0.5014 0.938 0.084 0.093 0.000 BRUINS 41 41 213 211 -0.015 39.673 19 0.744 19 -0.015 19 0.001 19 0.4975 0.817 -0.137 0.139 0.000 PANTHERS 38 44 206 223 -0.022 39.583 23 0.622 23 -0.083 22 -0.079 23 0.4883 0.860 -0.171 0.013 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 30 52 211 262 -0.012 40.154 27 0.296 26 -0.245 27 -0.238 27 0.4655 1.102 -0.050 -0.426 0.000 SABRES 23 59 161 274 -0.007 40.597 30 0.000 30 -0.397 30 -0.495 30 0.4452 0.863 -0.583 -0.406 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 RANGERS 64 37 297 233 0.015 49.764 1 1.241 1 0.256 1 0.217 2 0.5322 0.892 0.160 0.274 0.000 ISLANDERS 50 39 267 246 0.008 43.763 8 0.968 8 0.112 11 0.080 10 0.5139 1.095 0.259 -0.100 0.000 CAPITALS 52 44 270 231 0.012 47.226 11 0.894 11 0.078 4 0.164 11 0.5109 0.858 0.070 0.259 0.000 PENGUINS 44 43 229 221 0.003 42.699 16 0.781 14 0.011 17 0.024 17 0.5009 0.843 -0.085 0.134 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 42 40 236 250 -0.010 39.991 17 0.774 17 0.009 23 -0.090 18 0.5004 1.163 0.173 -0.353 0.000 FLYERS 33 49 215 234 -0.016 39.816 24 0.400 24 -0.183 24 -0.097 24 0.4740 0.949 -0.090 -0.104 0.000 DEVILS 32 50 181 216 -0.008 40.142 25 0.369 25 -0.200 25 -0.135 25 0.4716 0.700 -0.393 0.123 0.000 HURRICANES 30 52 188 226 -0.008 40.200 26 0.299 27 -0.245 26 -0.183 26 0.4658 0.810 -0.328 -0.038 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      339 284 0.544    1  0.115
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 347 354 0.495    2 -0.003
ATLANTIC DIVISION     343 364 0.485    3 -0.056
PACIFIC DIVISION      290 317 0.478    4 -0.094

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.095 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Jul 10 09:47:00 2015
games through: Mon Jun 15 2015

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