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 33 299 218  0.033 47.963    1  0.296    1  0.289    1  0.299    1 0.5388   24  0.881    7  0.215    1  0.384
PENGUINS     66 41 359 291  0.048 54.782    2  0.265    2  0.243    2  0.250    2 0.5327    2  1.176    1  0.515   15 -0.015
BLUE JACKETS 51 36 262 216  0.030 43.995    3  0.187    3  0.162    3  0.181    3 0.5232   16  0.945    9  0.168    4  0.194
RANGERS      54 40 290 250  0.018 47.153    4  0.158    4  0.138    5  0.158    4 0.5201    6  1.089    2  0.314   14  0.001
BLACKHAWKS   50 36 247 226 -0.020 42.004    5  0.133    5  0.121   14  0.036    5 0.5174   17  0.944   15  0.022   13  0.051
OILERS       54 41 283 247 -0.009 46.677    6  0.122    7  0.110    6  0.123    6 0.5162    9  1.015    8  0.191   12  0.055
DUCKS        56 43 273 252 -0.004 48.896    7  0.118    6  0.111    8  0.094    8 0.5158   23  0.884   16  0.014    6  0.175
WILD         50 37 274 219 -0.024 42.143    8  0.116    8  0.105    4  0.168    7 0.5160    7  1.034    5  0.258   11  0.077
BLUES        52 41 257 241  0.001 46.145    9  0.100   10  0.100   11  0.070    9 0.5139   20  0.913   14  0.022    8  0.119
CANADIENS    49 39 237 214  0.007 43.902   10  0.098   11  0.098   12  0.066   10 0.5138   29  0.779   21 -0.128    2  0.260
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SENATORS     55 46 259 264  0.036 51.667   11  0.096    9  0.102   16  0.026   11 0.5135   27  0.805   22 -0.140    5  0.193
SHARKS       48 40 235 213 -0.010 43.275   12  0.062   12  0.068   10  0.073   12 0.5104   26  0.818   19 -0.080    3  0.225
PREDATORS    55 49 300 272  0.012 51.994   13  0.048   13  0.057    7  0.105   13 0.5093   12  0.968   10  0.118   10  0.092
BRUINS       46 42 247 227 -0.004 43.483   14  0.032   14  0.032    9  0.084   14 0.5051   15  0.947   12  0.073    9  0.095
FLAMES       45 41 235 235 -0.022 42.091   15  0.024   15  0.022   18 -0.031   15 0.5039   11  0.978   17 -0.006   16 -0.055
LIGHTNING    42 40 234 227 -0.006 40.577   16  0.017   16  0.011   17  0.012   16 0.5016    8  1.018   11  0.084   17 -0.060
ISLANDERS    41 41 241 242  0.009 41.031   17  0.012   17  0.003   15  0.032   17 0.5003    5  1.111    6  0.215   25 -0.150
MAPLE LEAFS  42 46 267 260  0.017 44.280   18 -0.011   18 -0.032   13  0.054   18 0.4956    3  1.135    4  0.267   26 -0.159
JETS         40 42 249 256 -0.026 40.001   19 -0.021   19 -0.041   19 -0.038   19 0.4949    1  1.226    3  0.290   29 -0.367
FLYERS       39 43 219 236  0.002 40.994   20 -0.023   20 -0.043   22 -0.080   20 0.4936   13  0.961   18 -0.075   22 -0.086
TEAM          W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
KINGS        39 43 201 205 -0.022 40.179   21 -0.038   21 -0.061   20 -0.063   21 0.4925   30  0.738   27 -0.299    7  0.172
HURRICANES   36 46 215 236  0.006 41.126   22 -0.086   22 -0.104   21 -0.076   22 0.4854   14  0.947   20 -0.086   19 -0.066
PANTHERS     35 47 210 237 -0.001 40.931   23 -0.112   23 -0.125   23 -0.107   23 0.4815   18  0.926   23 -0.141   20 -0.073
STARS        34 48 223 262 -0.022 40.373   24 -0.156   24 -0.160   26 -0.167   24 0.4776    4  1.115   13  0.022   28 -0.355
SABRES       33 49 201 237 -0.001 40.985   25 -0.163   25 -0.167   24 -0.148   26 0.4758   21  0.900   25 -0.211   21 -0.085
RED WINGS    33 49 207 244 -0.001 41.025   26 -0.165   26 -0.167   25 -0.166   25 0.4758   19  0.919   24 -0.209   23 -0.124
CANUCKS      30 52 182 243 -0.019 40.617   27 -0.230   27 -0.241   29 -0.279   27 0.4663   25  0.821   29 -0.428   24 -0.130
COYOTES      30 52 197 260 -0.022 40.538   28 -0.232   28 -0.243   28 -0.272   28 0.4660   10  0.983   26 -0.241   27 -0.302
DEVILS       28 54 183 244  0.011 41.555   29 -0.246   29 -0.264   27 -0.237   29 0.4625   28  0.799   28 -0.409   18 -0.065
AVALANCHE    22 60 166 278 -0.012 41.061   30 -0.402   30 -0.405   30 -0.460   30 0.4431   22  0.891   30 -0.533   30 -0.387
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 OILERS 54 41 283 247 -0.009 46.677 6 0.122 7 0.110 6 0.123 6 0.5162 9 1.015 8 0.191 12 0.055 DUCKS 56 43 273 252 -0.004 48.896 7 0.118 6 0.111 8 0.094 8 0.5158 23 0.884 16 0.014 6 0.175 SHARKS 48 40 235 213 -0.010 43.275 12 0.062 12 0.068 10 0.073 12 0.5104 26 0.818 19 -0.080 3 0.225 FLAMES 45 41 235 235 -0.022 42.091 15 0.024 15 0.022 18 -0.031 15 0.5039 11 0.978 17 -0.006 16 -0.055 KINGS 39 43 201 205 -0.022 40.179 21 -0.038 21 -0.061 20 -0.063 21 0.4925 30 0.738 27 -0.299 7 0.172 CANUCKS 30 52 182 243 -0.019 40.617 27 -0.230 27 -0.241 29 -0.279 27 0.4663 25 0.821 29 -0.428 24 -0.130 COYOTES 30 52 197 260 -0.022 40.538 28 -0.232 28 -0.243 28 -0.272 28 0.4660 10 0.983 26 -0.241 27 -0.302

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 50 36 247 226 -0.020 42.004 5 0.133 5 0.121 14 0.036 5 0.5174 17 0.944 15 0.022 13 0.051 WILD 50 37 274 219 -0.024 42.143 8 0.116 8 0.105 4 0.168 7 0.5160 7 1.034 5 0.258 11 0.077 BLUES 52 41 257 241 0.001 46.145 9 0.100 10 0.100 11 0.070 9 0.5139 20 0.913 14 0.022 8 0.119 PREDATORS 55 49 300 272 0.012 51.994 13 0.048 13 0.057 7 0.105 13 0.5093 12 0.968 10 0.118 10 0.092 JETS 40 42 249 256 -0.026 40.001 19 -0.021 19 -0.041 19 -0.038 19 0.4949 1 1.226 3 0.290 29 -0.367 STARS 34 48 223 262 -0.022 40.373 24 -0.156 24 -0.160 26 -0.167 24 0.4776 4 1.115 13 0.022 28 -0.355 AVALANCHE 22 60 166 278 -0.012 41.061 30 -0.402 30 -0.405 30 -0.460 30 0.4431 22 0.891 30 -0.533 30 -0.387

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 CANADIENS 49 39 237 214 0.007 43.902 10 0.098 11 0.098 12 0.066 10 0.5138 29 0.779 21 -0.128 2 0.260 SENATORS 55 46 259 264 0.036 51.667 11 0.096 9 0.102 16 0.026 11 0.5135 27 0.805 22 -0.140 5 0.193 BRUINS 46 42 247 227 -0.004 43.483 14 0.032 14 0.032 9 0.084 14 0.5051 15 0.947 12 0.073 9 0.095 LIGHTNING 42 40 234 227 -0.006 40.577 16 0.017 16 0.011 17 0.012 16 0.5016 8 1.018 11 0.084 17 -0.060 MAPLE LEAFS 42 46 267 260 0.017 44.280 18 -0.011 18 -0.032 13 0.054 18 0.4956 3 1.135 4 0.267 26 -0.159 PANTHERS 35 47 210 237 -0.001 40.931 23 -0.112 23 -0.125 23 -0.107 23 0.4815 18 0.926 23 -0.141 20 -0.073 SABRES 33 49 201 237 -0.001 40.985 25 -0.163 25 -0.167 24 -0.148 26 0.4758 21 0.900 25 -0.211 21 -0.085 RED WINGS 33 49 207 244 -0.001 41.025 26 -0.165 26 -0.167 25 -0.166 25 0.4758 19 0.919 24 -0.209 23 -0.124

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 33 299 218 0.033 47.963 1 0.296 1 0.289 1 0.299 1 0.5388 24 0.881 7 0.215 1 0.384 PENGUINS 66 41 359 291 0.048 54.782 2 0.265 2 0.243 2 0.250 2 0.5327 2 1.176 1 0.515 15 -0.015 BLUE JACKETS 51 36 262 216 0.030 43.995 3 0.187 3 0.162 3 0.181 3 0.5232 16 0.945 9 0.168 4 0.194 RANGERS 54 40 290 250 0.018 47.153 4 0.158 4 0.138 5 0.158 4 0.5201 6 1.089 2 0.314 14 0.001 ISLANDERS 41 41 241 242 0.009 41.031 17 0.012 17 0.003 15 0.032 17 0.5003 5 1.111 6 0.215 25 -0.150 FLYERS 39 43 219 236 0.002 40.994 20 -0.023 20 -0.043 22 -0.080 20 0.4936 13 0.961 18 -0.075 22 -0.086 HURRICANES 36 46 215 236 0.006 41.126 22 -0.086 22 -0.104 21 -0.076 22 0.4854 14 0.947 20 -0.086 19 -0.066 DEVILS 28 54 183 244 0.011 41.555 29 -0.246 29 -0.264 27 -0.237 29 0.4625 28 0.799 28 -0.409 18 -0.065


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 377 334 0.530    1  0.086
ATLANTIC DIVISION     335 358 0.483    2 -0.027
CENTRAL DIVISION      303 313 0.492    3 -0.049
PACIFIC DIVISION      302 312 0.492    4 -0.065

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.134 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.014 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 12:49:06 2020
games through: Sun Jun 11 2017

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