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
CAPITALS     62 32 281 215  0.002 47.246    1  0.241    1  0.191    1  0.166    1 0.5401   19  0.887    8  0.101    2  0.232
PENGUINS     64 42 318 258  0.030 54.476    2  0.177    2  0.144    2  0.147    2 0.5296   13  0.955    6  0.157    7  0.137
STARS        57 38 302 272  0.007 48.024    3  0.127    3  0.120    4  0.102    3 0.5242    1  1.200    1  0.409   27 -0.205
BLUES        59 43 281 257  0.030 52.517    4  0.103    4  0.109    6  0.081    4 0.5220   24  0.858   18 -0.017    5  0.179
LIGHTNING    57 42 275 241  0.001 49.819    5  0.071    5  0.089    7  0.079    5 0.5189   20  0.885   15  0.011    6  0.147
SHARKS       60 46 316 266  0.008 53.595    6  0.062    6  0.084    3  0.131    6 0.5173   11  1.003    2  0.197   12  0.066
BLACKHAWKS   50 39 255 228  0.007 45.040    7  0.050    7  0.071    8  0.069    7 0.5159   15  0.940   10  0.062   11  0.076
KINGS        49 38 236 211 -0.009 43.471    8  0.044    8  0.064   10  0.056    8 0.5135   26  0.830   21 -0.071    4  0.184
PANTHERS     49 39 253 218 -0.013 43.803    9  0.037    9  0.056    5  0.091    9 0.5130   18  0.924    9  0.066    9  0.116
RANGERS      47 40 246 238  0.008 44.094   10  0.029   10  0.045   11  0.033   10 0.5113    8  1.032    7  0.132   18 -0.066
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DUCKS        49 40 236 206 -0.023 43.964   11  0.027   12  0.043    9  0.064   12 0.5093   29  0.770   22 -0.127    1  0.255
ISLANDERS    50 43 258 248  0.008 47.175   12  0.026   11  0.043   15  0.013   11 0.5103   14  0.949   14  0.016   17  0.010
PREDATORS    48 48 259 258  0.023 49.270   13  0.010   13  0.006   14  0.016   13 0.5016   16  0.936   16  0.004   15  0.027
BRUINS       42 40 240 230 -0.018 40.719   14  0.008   14 -0.000   13  0.025   14 0.5009    5  1.081    3  0.183   20 -0.133
FLYERS       43 45 220 232  0.013 44.892   15  0.003   15 -0.014   16 -0.034   15 0.4997   28  0.814   27 -0.178   10  0.111
RED WINGS    42 45 219 236 -0.004 43.798   16 -0.003   16 -0.028   17 -0.041   16 0.4953   22  0.867   23 -0.129   13  0.047
AVALANCHE    39 43 216 240  0.001 41.461   17 -0.006   17 -0.033   20 -0.061   17 0.4934    6  1.046   12  0.055   26 -0.177
SENATORS     38 44 236 247 -0.010 41.082   18 -0.018   19 -0.052   18 -0.042   20 0.4899    3  1.121    4  0.166   28 -0.249
WILD         40 48 233 227  0.008 44.627   19 -0.018   21 -0.055   12  0.027   19 0.4902   23  0.865   20 -0.063    8  0.117
CANADIENS    38 44 221 236 -0.012 41.051   20 -0.019   20 -0.052   19 -0.054   21 0.4896    7  1.035   13  0.049   23 -0.158
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
DEVILS       38 44 184 208 -0.009 41.167   21 -0.019   18 -0.052   23 -0.088   18 0.4904   30  0.687   30 -0.362    3  0.187
JETS         35 47 215 239  0.001 41.485   22 -0.057   22 -0.087   21 -0.073   23 0.4819   10  1.010   17 -0.000   22 -0.147
HURRICANES   35 47 198 226 -0.004 41.346   23 -0.061   23 -0.090   24 -0.090   22 0.4824   27  0.822   28 -0.226   14  0.047
SABRES       35 47 201 222 -0.012 41.076   24 -0.064   24 -0.093   22 -0.073   24 0.4809   25  0.857   26 -0.172   16  0.025
COYOTES      35 47 209 245 -0.011 41.146   25 -0.065   25 -0.093   25 -0.099   25 0.4804    9  1.010   19 -0.026   25 -0.172
FLAMES       35 47 231 260 -0.015 40.997   26 -0.068   26 -0.095   26 -0.101   26 0.4799    2  1.163    5  0.159   30 -0.362
BLUE JACKETS 34 48 219 252 -0.005 41.329   27 -0.085   27 -0.105   27 -0.113   27 0.4792    4  1.093   11  0.060   29 -0.286
CANUCKS      31 51 191 243 -0.007 41.338   28 -0.164   28 -0.147   30 -0.168   28 0.4688   21  0.873   29 -0.249   19 -0.087
OILERS       31 51 203 245 -0.013 41.124   29 -0.167   29 -0.150   28 -0.151   29 0.4684   12  0.956   24 -0.140   24 -0.162
MAPLE LEAFS  29 53 198 246 -0.004 41.434   30 -0.200   30 -0.173   29 -0.154   30 0.4639   17  0.934   25 -0.167   21 -0.140
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 SHARKS 60 46 316 266 0.008 53.595 6 0.062 6 0.084 3 0.131 6 0.5173 11 1.003 2 0.197 12 0.066 KINGS 49 38 236 211 -0.009 43.471 8 0.044 8 0.064 10 0.056 8 0.5135 26 0.830 21 -0.071 4 0.184 DUCKS 49 40 236 206 -0.023 43.964 11 0.027 12 0.043 9 0.064 12 0.5093 29 0.770 22 -0.127 1 0.255 COYOTES 35 47 209 245 -0.011 41.146 25 -0.065 25 -0.093 25 -0.099 25 0.4804 9 1.010 19 -0.026 25 -0.172 FLAMES 35 47 231 260 -0.015 40.997 26 -0.068 26 -0.095 26 -0.101 26 0.4799 2 1.163 5 0.159 30 -0.362 CANUCKS 31 51 191 243 -0.007 41.338 28 -0.164 28 -0.147 30 -0.168 28 0.4688 21 0.873 29 -0.249 19 -0.087 OILERS 31 51 203 245 -0.013 41.124 29 -0.167 29 -0.150 28 -0.151 29 0.4684 12 0.956 24 -0.140 24 -0.162

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 STARS 57 38 302 272 0.007 48.024 3 0.127 3 0.120 4 0.102 3 0.5242 1 1.200 1 0.409 27 -0.205 BLUES 59 43 281 257 0.030 52.517 4 0.103 4 0.109 6 0.081 4 0.5220 24 0.858 18 -0.017 5 0.179 BLACKHAWKS 50 39 255 228 0.007 45.040 7 0.050 7 0.071 8 0.069 7 0.5159 15 0.940 10 0.062 11 0.076 PREDATORS 48 48 259 258 0.023 49.270 13 0.010 13 0.006 14 0.016 13 0.5016 16 0.936 16 0.004 15 0.027 AVALANCHE 39 43 216 240 0.001 41.461 17 -0.006 17 -0.033 20 -0.061 17 0.4934 6 1.046 12 0.055 26 -0.177 WILD 40 48 233 227 0.008 44.627 19 -0.018 21 -0.055 12 0.027 19 0.4902 23 0.865 20 -0.063 8 0.117 JETS 35 47 215 239 0.001 41.485 22 -0.057 22 -0.087 21 -0.073 23 0.4819 10 1.010 17 -0.000 22 -0.147

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 57 42 275 241 0.001 49.819 5 0.071 5 0.089 7 0.079 5 0.5189 20 0.885 15 0.011 6 0.147 PANTHERS 49 39 253 218 -0.013 43.803 9 0.037 9 0.056 5 0.091 9 0.5130 18 0.924 9 0.066 9 0.116 BRUINS 42 40 240 230 -0.018 40.719 14 0.008 14 -0.000 13 0.025 14 0.5009 5 1.081 3 0.183 20 -0.133 RED WINGS 42 45 219 236 -0.004 43.798 16 -0.003 16 -0.028 17 -0.041 16 0.4953 22 0.867 23 -0.129 13 0.047 SENATORS 38 44 236 247 -0.010 41.082 18 -0.018 19 -0.052 18 -0.042 20 0.4899 3 1.121 4 0.166 28 -0.249 CANADIENS 38 44 221 236 -0.012 41.051 20 -0.019 20 -0.052 19 -0.054 21 0.4896 7 1.035 13 0.049 23 -0.158 SABRES 35 47 201 222 -0.012 41.076 24 -0.064 24 -0.093 22 -0.073 24 0.4809 25 0.857 26 -0.172 16 0.025 MAPLE LEAFS 29 53 198 246 -0.004 41.434 30 -0.200 30 -0.173 29 -0.154 30 0.4639 17 0.934 25 -0.167 21 -0.140

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 CAPITALS 62 32 281 215 0.002 47.246 1 0.241 1 0.191 1 0.166 1 0.5401 19 0.887 8 0.101 2 0.232 PENGUINS 64 42 318 258 0.030 54.476 2 0.177 2 0.144 2 0.147 2 0.5296 13 0.955 6 0.157 7 0.137 RANGERS 47 40 246 238 0.008 44.094 10 0.029 10 0.045 11 0.033 10 0.5113 8 1.032 7 0.132 18 -0.066 ISLANDERS 50 43 258 248 0.008 47.175 12 0.026 11 0.043 15 0.013 11 0.5103 14 0.949 14 0.016 17 0.010 FLYERS 43 45 220 232 0.013 44.892 15 0.003 15 -0.014 16 -0.034 15 0.4997 28 0.814 27 -0.178 10 0.111 DEVILS 38 44 184 208 -0.009 41.167 21 -0.019 18 -0.052 23 -0.088 18 0.4904 30 0.687 30 -0.362 3 0.187 HURRICANES 35 47 198 226 -0.004 41.346 23 -0.061 23 -0.090 24 -0.090 22 0.4824 27 0.822 28 -0.226 14 0.047 BLUE JACKETS 34 48 219 252 -0.005 41.329 27 -0.085 27 -0.105 27 -0.113 27 0.4792 4 1.093 11 0.060 29 -0.286


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: Sat Jan  4 12:48:51 2020
games through: Sun Jun 12 2016

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