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
CAPITALS     62 32 281 215  0.002 47.246    1  0.839    1  0.191    1  0.166    1 0.5401  0.895  0.108  0.225  0.000
PENGUINS     64 42 318 258  0.030 54.476    2  0.718    2  0.144    2  0.147    2 0.5296  0.958  0.159  0.135  0.000
STARS        57 38 302 272  0.007 48.024    3  0.624    3  0.120    4  0.102    3 0.5242  1.200  0.407 -0.203  0.000
BLUES        59 43 281 257  0.030 52.517    4  0.578    4  0.109    6  0.081    4 0.5220  0.858 -0.018  0.180  0.000
LIGHTNING    57 42 275 241  0.001 49.819    5  0.517    5  0.089    7  0.079    5 0.5189  0.887  0.011  0.146  0.000
SHARKS       60 46 316 266  0.008 53.595    6  0.499    6  0.084    3  0.131    6 0.5173  1.004  0.196  0.067  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   50 39 255 228  0.007 45.040    7  0.477    7  0.071    8  0.069    7 0.5159  0.943  0.064  0.074  0.000
KINGS        49 38 236 211 -0.009 43.471    8  0.464    8  0.064   10  0.056    8 0.5135  0.831 -0.072  0.185  0.000
PANTHERS     49 39 253 218 -0.013 43.803    9  0.450    9  0.056    5  0.091    9 0.5130  0.925  0.066  0.117  0.000
RANGERS      47 40 246 238  0.008 44.094   10  0.435   10  0.045   11  0.033   10 0.5113  1.032  0.131 -0.065  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
DUCKS        49 40 236 206 -0.023 43.964   11  0.432   12  0.043    9  0.064   12 0.5093  0.772 -0.127  0.255  0.000
ISLANDERS    50 43 258 248  0.008 47.175   12  0.430   11  0.043   15  0.013   11 0.5103  0.950  0.015  0.011  0.000
PREDATORS    48 48 259 258  0.023 49.270   13  0.400   13  0.006   14  0.016   13 0.5016  0.937  0.003  0.028  0.000
BRUINS       42 40 240 230 -0.018 40.719   14  0.396   14 -0.000   13  0.025   14 0.5009  1.081  0.181 -0.131  0.000
FLYERS       43 45 220 232  0.013 44.892   15  0.386   15 -0.014   16 -0.034   15 0.4997  0.814 -0.181  0.113  0.000
RED WINGS    42 45 219 236 -0.004 43.798   16  0.374   16 -0.028   17 -0.041   16 0.4953  0.868 -0.130  0.048  0.000
AVALANCHE    39 43 216 240  0.001 41.461   17  0.368   17 -0.033   20 -0.061   17 0.4934  1.046  0.053 -0.176  0.000
SENATORS     38 44 236 247 -0.010 41.082   18  0.346   19 -0.052   18 -0.042   20 0.4899  1.122  0.165 -0.248  0.000
WILD         40 48 233 227  0.008 44.627   19  0.345   21 -0.055   12  0.027   19 0.4902  0.866 -0.064  0.118  0.000
CANADIENS    38 44 221 236 -0.012 41.051   20  0.344   20 -0.052   19 -0.054   21 0.4896  1.035  0.047 -0.156  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
DEVILS       38 44 184 208 -0.009 41.167   21  0.343   18 -0.052   23 -0.088   18 0.4904  0.689 -0.363  0.188  0.000
JETS         35 47 215 239  0.001 41.485   22  0.272   22 -0.087   21 -0.073   23 0.4819  1.011 -0.000 -0.146  0.000
HURRICANES   35 47 198 226 -0.004 41.346   23  0.264   23 -0.090   24 -0.090   22 0.4824  0.823 -0.227  0.047  0.000
SABRES       35 47 201 222 -0.012 41.076   24  0.258   24 -0.093   22 -0.073   24 0.4809  0.858 -0.173  0.026  0.000
COYOTES      35 47 209 245 -0.011 41.146   25  0.255   25 -0.093   25 -0.099   25 0.4804  1.012 -0.025 -0.173  0.000
FLAMES       35 47 231 260 -0.015 40.997   26  0.250   26 -0.095   26 -0.101   26 0.4799  1.165  0.159 -0.362  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 34 48 219 252 -0.005 41.329   27  0.218   27 -0.105   27 -0.113   27 0.4792  1.096  0.061 -0.288  0.000
CANUCKS      31 51 191 243 -0.007 41.338   28  0.069   28 -0.147   30 -0.168   28 0.4688  0.878 -0.246 -0.091  0.000
OILERS       31 51 203 245 -0.013 41.124   29  0.064   29 -0.150   28 -0.151   29 0.4684  0.960 -0.137 -0.166  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  29 53 198 246 -0.004 41.434   30  0.000   30 -0.173   29 -0.154   30 0.4639  0.938 -0.165 -0.143  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 SHARKS 60 46 316 266 0.008 53.595 6 0.499 6 0.084 3 0.131 6 0.5173 1.004 0.196 0.067 0.000 KINGS 49 38 236 211 -0.009 43.471 8 0.464 8 0.064 10 0.056 8 0.5135 0.831 -0.072 0.185 0.000 DUCKS 49 40 236 206 -0.023 43.964 11 0.432 12 0.043 9 0.064 12 0.5093 0.772 -0.127 0.255 0.000 COYOTES 35 47 209 245 -0.011 41.146 25 0.255 25 -0.093 25 -0.099 25 0.4804 1.012 -0.025 -0.173 0.000 FLAMES 35 47 231 260 -0.015 40.997 26 0.250 26 -0.095 26 -0.101 26 0.4799 1.165 0.159 -0.362 0.000 CANUCKS 31 51 191 243 -0.007 41.338 28 0.069 28 -0.147 30 -0.168 28 0.4688 0.878 -0.246 -0.091 0.000 OILERS 31 51 203 245 -0.013 41.124 29 0.064 29 -0.150 28 -0.151 29 0.4684 0.960 -0.137 -0.166 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 STARS 57 38 302 272 0.007 48.024 3 0.624 3 0.120 4 0.102 3 0.5242 1.200 0.407 -0.203 0.000 BLUES 59 43 281 257 0.030 52.517 4 0.578 4 0.109 6 0.081 4 0.5220 0.858 -0.018 0.180 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 50 39 255 228 0.007 45.040 7 0.477 7 0.071 8 0.069 7 0.5159 0.943 0.064 0.074 0.000 PREDATORS 48 48 259 258 0.023 49.270 13 0.400 13 0.006 14 0.016 13 0.5016 0.937 0.003 0.028 0.000 AVALANCHE 39 43 216 240 0.001 41.461 17 0.368 17 -0.033 20 -0.061 17 0.4934 1.046 0.053 -0.176 0.000 WILD 40 48 233 227 0.008 44.627 19 0.345 21 -0.055 12 0.027 19 0.4902 0.866 -0.064 0.118 0.000 JETS 35 47 215 239 0.001 41.485 22 0.272 22 -0.087 21 -0.073 23 0.4819 1.011 -0.000 -0.146 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 57 42 275 241 0.001 49.819 5 0.517 5 0.089 7 0.079 5 0.5189 0.887 0.011 0.146 0.000 PANTHERS 49 39 253 218 -0.013 43.803 9 0.450 9 0.056 5 0.091 9 0.5130 0.925 0.066 0.117 0.000 BRUINS 42 40 240 230 -0.018 40.719 14 0.396 14 -0.000 13 0.025 14 0.5009 1.081 0.181 -0.131 0.000 RED WINGS 42 45 219 236 -0.004 43.798 16 0.374 16 -0.028 17 -0.041 16 0.4953 0.868 -0.130 0.048 0.000 SENATORS 38 44 236 247 -0.010 41.082 18 0.346 19 -0.052 18 -0.042 20 0.4899 1.122 0.165 -0.248 0.000 CANADIENS 38 44 221 236 -0.012 41.051 20 0.344 20 -0.052 19 -0.054 21 0.4896 1.035 0.047 -0.156 0.000 SABRES 35 47 201 222 -0.012 41.076 24 0.258 24 -0.093 22 -0.073 24 0.4809 0.858 -0.173 0.026 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 29 53 198 246 -0.004 41.434 30 0.000 30 -0.173 29 -0.154 30 0.4639 0.938 -0.165 -0.143 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 CAPITALS 62 32 281 215 0.002 47.246 1 0.839 1 0.191 1 0.166 1 0.5401 0.895 0.108 0.225 0.000 PENGUINS 64 42 318 258 0.030 54.476 2 0.718 2 0.144 2 0.147 2 0.5296 0.958 0.159 0.135 0.000 RANGERS 47 40 246 238 0.008 44.094 10 0.435 10 0.045 11 0.033 10 0.5113 1.032 0.131 -0.065 0.000 ISLANDERS 50 43 258 248 0.008 47.175 12 0.430 11 0.043 15 0.013 11 0.5103 0.950 0.015 0.011 0.000 FLYERS 43 45 220 232 0.013 44.892 15 0.386 15 -0.014 16 -0.034 15 0.4997 0.814 -0.181 0.113 0.000 DEVILS 38 44 184 208 -0.009 41.167 21 0.343 18 -0.052 23 -0.088 18 0.4904 0.689 -0.363 0.188 0.000 HURRICANES 35 47 198 226 -0.004 41.346 23 0.264 23 -0.090 24 -0.090 22 0.4824 0.823 -0.227 0.047 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 34 48 219 252 -0.005 41.329 27 0.218 27 -0.105 27 -0.113 27 0.4792 1.096 0.061 -0.288 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      328 306 0.517    1  0.044
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 373 341 0.522    2  0.010
ATLANTIC DIVISION     330 354 0.482    3 -0.032
PACIFIC DIVISION      290 320 0.475    4 -0.065

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.092 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.008 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jun 27 19:35:48 2016
games through: Sun Jun 12 2016

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