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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RANGERS      64 37 297 233  0.015 49.764    1  0.257    1  0.256    1  0.217    2 0.5322   19  0.889    8  0.159    3  0.275
DUCKS        62 36 293 268  0.005 48.034    2  0.247    2  0.243    9  0.098    1 0.5331    7  1.042    4  0.215   19 -0.019
BLACKHAWKS   64 41 298 249  0.043 52.966    3  0.244    3  0.231    3  0.174    3 0.5321   23  0.849   14  0.073    2  0.276
LIGHTNING    64 44 327 273  0.024 53.609    4  0.214    5  0.189    2  0.187    5 0.5252    6  1.054    2  0.318   14  0.056
BLUES        53 35 262 218  0.018 43.514    5  0.211    4  0.193    5  0.157    4 0.5263   13  0.945    7  0.161    7  0.152
CANADIENS    56 38 246 218  0.007 46.123    6  0.189    6  0.169    7  0.118    6 0.5225   29  0.731   23 -0.107    1  0.343
PREDATORS    49 39 253 227  0.023 43.744    7  0.120    7  0.115    8  0.108    7 0.5165   15  0.934   10  0.100   11  0.116
ISLANDERS    50 39 267 246  0.008 43.763    8  0.116    8  0.112   11  0.080   10 0.5139    4  1.096    3  0.262   22 -0.102
CANUCKS      50 38 256 240 -0.017 42.417    9  0.107    9  0.104   14  0.054    8 0.5149    8  1.039    6  0.168   21 -0.059
WILD         50 42 255 228  0.030 45.983   10  0.099   10  0.096    6  0.125    9 0.5143   18  0.894   13  0.073    6  0.177
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
CAPITALS     52 44 270 231  0.012 47.226   11  0.078   11  0.078    4  0.164   11 0.5109   22  0.857   15  0.072    4  0.257
FLAMES       50 43 268 249 -0.007 45.244   12  0.060   12  0.061   16  0.038   12 0.5099   10  0.975   12  0.077   17 -0.001
RED WINGS    46 43 250 238 -0.001 43.493   13  0.031   13  0.025   15  0.048   13 0.5033   11  0.951   16  0.060   15  0.036
JETS         43 43 239 226  0.017 42.625   14  0.022   15  0.010   13  0.066   14 0.5028   17  0.911   17  0.033   12  0.100
SENATORS     45 43 250 227 -0.010 42.607   15  0.021   16  0.010   10  0.088   16 0.5014   14  0.938   11  0.085   13  0.092
PENGUINS     44 43 229 221  0.003 42.699   16  0.021   14  0.011   17  0.024   17 0.5009   25  0.842   21 -0.084    9  0.133
BLUE JACKETS 42 40 236 250 -0.010 39.991   17  0.017   17  0.009   23 -0.090   18 0.5004    2  1.164    5  0.177   25 -0.358
STARS        41 41 261 260  0.013 40.559   18  0.016   18  0.006   18  0.024   15 0.5014    1  1.300    1  0.467   28 -0.420
BRUINS       41 41 213 211 -0.015 39.673   19  0.002   19 -0.015   19  0.001   19 0.4975   27  0.817   24 -0.136    8  0.137
KINGS        40 42 220 205 -0.016 39.551   20 -0.013   21 -0.035   12  0.068   20 0.4959   26  0.839   18 -0.045    5  0.181
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
AVALANCHE    39 43 219 227  0.015 40.733   21 -0.016   20 -0.035   21 -0.031   21 0.4957   16  0.925   19 -0.049   18 -0.014
SHARKS       40 42 228 232 -0.020 39.552   22 -0.019   22 -0.040   20 -0.010   22 0.4953    9  1.037    9  0.101   24 -0.122
PANTHERS     38 44 206 223 -0.022 39.583   23 -0.060   23 -0.083   22 -0.079   23 0.4883   21  0.859   26 -0.170   16  0.012
FLYERS       33 49 215 234 -0.016 39.816   24 -0.181   24 -0.183   24 -0.097   24 0.4740   12  0.950   22 -0.087   23 -0.107
DEVILS       32 50 181 216 -0.008 40.142   25 -0.197   25 -0.200   25 -0.135   25 0.4716   30  0.696   28 -0.395   10  0.125
HURRICANES   30 52 188 226 -0.008 40.200   26 -0.233   27 -0.245   26 -0.183   26 0.4658   28  0.807   27 -0.329   20 -0.037
MAPLE LEAFS  30 52 211 262 -0.012 40.154   27 -0.234   26 -0.245   27 -0.238   27 0.4655    3  1.101   20 -0.049   29 -0.427
OILERS       24 58 198 283 -0.013 40.303   28 -0.362   29 -0.376   28 -0.337   29 0.4489    5  1.083   25 -0.170   30 -0.504
COYOTES      24 58 170 272 -0.007 40.560   29 -0.367   28 -0.375   29 -0.450   28 0.4494   20  0.869   29 -0.530   26 -0.370
SABRES       23 59 161 274 -0.007 40.597   30 -0.393   30 -0.397   30 -0.495   30 0.4452   24  0.846   30 -0.599   27 -0.390
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING DUCKS 62 36 293 268 0.005 48.034 2 0.247 2 0.243 9 0.098 1 0.5331 7 1.042 4 0.215 19 -0.019 CANUCKS 50 38 256 240 -0.017 42.417 9 0.107 9 0.104 14 0.054 8 0.5149 8 1.039 6 0.168 21 -0.059 FLAMES 50 43 268 249 -0.007 45.244 12 0.060 12 0.061 16 0.038 12 0.5099 10 0.975 12 0.077 17 -0.001 KINGS 40 42 220 205 -0.016 39.551 20 -0.013 21 -0.035 12 0.068 20 0.4959 26 0.839 18 -0.045 5 0.181 SHARKS 40 42 228 232 -0.020 39.552 22 -0.019 22 -0.040 20 -0.010 22 0.4953 9 1.037 9 0.101 24 -0.122 OILERS 24 58 198 283 -0.013 40.303 28 -0.362 29 -0.376 28 -0.337 29 0.4489 5 1.083 25 -0.170 30 -0.504 COYOTES 24 58 170 272 -0.007 40.560 29 -0.367 28 -0.375 29 -0.450 28 0.4494 20 0.869 29 -0.530 26 -0.370

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BLACKHAWKS 64 41 298 249 0.043 52.966 3 0.244 3 0.231 3 0.174 3 0.5321 23 0.849 14 0.073 2 0.276 BLUES 53 35 262 218 0.018 43.514 5 0.211 4 0.193 5 0.157 4 0.5263 13 0.945 7 0.161 7 0.152 PREDATORS 49 39 253 227 0.023 43.744 7 0.120 7 0.115 8 0.108 7 0.5165 15 0.934 10 0.100 11 0.116 WILD 50 42 255 228 0.030 45.983 10 0.099 10 0.096 6 0.125 9 0.5143 18 0.894 13 0.073 6 0.177 JETS 43 43 239 226 0.017 42.625 14 0.022 15 0.010 13 0.066 14 0.5028 17 0.911 17 0.033 12 0.100 STARS 41 41 261 260 0.013 40.559 18 0.016 18 0.006 18 0.024 15 0.5014 1 1.300 1 0.467 28 -0.420 AVALANCHE 39 43 219 227 0.015 40.733 21 -0.016 20 -0.035 21 -0.031 21 0.4957 16 0.925 19 -0.049 18 -0.014

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LIGHTNING 64 44 327 273 0.024 53.609 4 0.214 5 0.189 2 0.187 5 0.5252 6 1.054 2 0.318 14 0.056 CANADIENS 56 38 246 218 0.007 46.123 6 0.189 6 0.169 7 0.118 6 0.5225 29 0.731 23 -0.107 1 0.343 RED WINGS 46 43 250 238 -0.001 43.493 13 0.031 13 0.025 15 0.048 13 0.5033 11 0.951 16 0.060 15 0.036 SENATORS 45 43 250 227 -0.010 42.607 15 0.021 16 0.010 10 0.088 16 0.5014 14 0.938 11 0.085 13 0.092 BRUINS 41 41 213 211 -0.015 39.673 19 0.002 19 -0.015 19 0.001 19 0.4975 27 0.817 24 -0.136 8 0.137 PANTHERS 38 44 206 223 -0.022 39.583 23 -0.060 23 -0.083 22 -0.079 23 0.4883 21 0.859 26 -0.170 16 0.012 MAPLE LEAFS 30 52 211 262 -0.012 40.154 27 -0.234 26 -0.245 27 -0.238 27 0.4655 3 1.101 20 -0.049 29 -0.427 SABRES 23 59 161 274 -0.007 40.597 30 -0.393 30 -0.397 30 -0.495 30 0.4452 24 0.846 30 -0.599 27 -0.390

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RANGERS 64 37 297 233 0.015 49.764 1 0.257 1 0.256 1 0.217 2 0.5322 19 0.889 8 0.159 3 0.275 ISLANDERS 50 39 267 246 0.008 43.763 8 0.116 8 0.112 11 0.080 10 0.5139 4 1.096 3 0.262 22 -0.102 CAPITALS 52 44 270 231 0.012 47.226 11 0.078 11 0.078 4 0.164 11 0.5109 22 0.857 15 0.072 4 0.257 PENGUINS 44 43 229 221 0.003 42.699 16 0.021 14 0.011 17 0.024 17 0.5009 25 0.842 21 -0.084 9 0.133 BLUE JACKETS 42 40 236 250 -0.010 39.991 17 0.017 17 0.009 23 -0.090 18 0.5004 2 1.164 5 0.177 25 -0.358 FLYERS 33 49 215 234 -0.016 39.816 24 -0.181 24 -0.183 24 -0.097 24 0.4740 12 0.950 22 -0.087 23 -0.107 DEVILS 32 50 181 216 -0.008 40.142 25 -0.197 25 -0.200 25 -0.135 25 0.4716 30 0.696 28 -0.395 10 0.125 HURRICANES 30 52 188 226 -0.008 40.200 26 -0.233 27 -0.245 26 -0.183 26 0.4658 28 0.807 27 -0.329 20 -0.037


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: Sat Jan  4 12:48:35 2020
games through: Mon Jun 15 2015

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