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 33 299 218  0.033 47.963    1  1.347    1  0.289    1  0.299    1 0.5388  0.886  0.218  0.380  0.000
PENGUINS     66 41 359 291  0.048 54.782    2  1.286    2  0.243    2  0.250    2 0.5327  1.179  0.517 -0.017  0.000
BLUE JACKETS 51 36 262 216  0.030 43.995    3  1.135    3  0.162    3  0.181    3 0.5232  0.946  0.167  0.195  0.000
RANGERS      54 40 290 250  0.018 47.153    4  1.078    4  0.138    5  0.158    4 0.5201  1.091  0.314  0.001  0.000
BLACKHAWKS   50 36 247 226 -0.020 42.004    5  1.028    5  0.121   14  0.036    5 0.5174  0.944  0.020  0.052  0.000
OILERS       54 41 283 247 -0.009 46.677    6  1.006    7  0.110    6  0.123    6 0.5162  1.017  0.191  0.055  0.000
DUCKS        56 43 273 252 -0.004 48.896    7  0.998    6  0.111    8  0.094    8 0.5158  0.885  0.013  0.176  0.000
WILD         50 37 274 219 -0.024 42.143    8  0.994    8  0.105    4  0.168    7 0.5160  1.035  0.257  0.078  0.000
BLUES        52 41 257 241  0.001 46.145    9  0.962   10  0.100   11  0.070    9 0.5139  0.915  0.021  0.119  0.000
CANADIENS    49 39 237 214  0.007 43.902   10  0.958   11  0.098   12  0.066   10 0.5138  0.781 -0.128  0.260  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
SENATORS     55 46 259 264  0.036 51.667   11  0.955    9  0.102   16  0.026   11 0.5135  0.804 -0.143  0.196  0.000
SHARKS       48 40 235 213 -0.010 43.275   12  0.887   12  0.068   10  0.073   12 0.5104  0.819 -0.080  0.226  0.000
PREDATORS    55 49 300 272  0.012 51.994   13  0.859   13  0.057    7  0.105   13 0.5093  0.967  0.115  0.095  0.000
BRUINS       46 42 247 227 -0.004 43.483   14  0.828   14  0.032    9  0.084   14 0.5051  0.949  0.073  0.095  0.000
FLAMES       45 41 235 235 -0.022 42.091   15  0.813   15  0.022   18 -0.031   15 0.5039  0.978 -0.008 -0.053  0.000
LIGHTNING    42 40 234 227 -0.006 40.577   16  0.799   16  0.011   17  0.012   16 0.5016  1.018  0.081 -0.057  0.000
ISLANDERS    41 41 241 242  0.009 41.031   17  0.788   17  0.003   15  0.032   17 0.5003  1.110  0.213 -0.148  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS  42 46 267 260  0.017 44.280   18  0.743   18 -0.032   13  0.054   18 0.4956  1.135  0.265 -0.157  0.000
JETS         40 42 249 256 -0.026 40.001   19  0.723   19 -0.041   19 -0.038   19 0.4949  1.226  0.288 -0.365  0.000
FLYERS       39 43 219 236  0.002 40.994   20  0.718   20 -0.043   22 -0.080   20 0.4936  0.961 -0.077 -0.083  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
KINGS        39 43 201 205 -0.022 40.179   21  0.690   21 -0.061   20 -0.063   21 0.4925  0.738 -0.301  0.175  0.000
HURRICANES   36 46 215 236  0.006 41.126   22  0.596   22 -0.104   21 -0.076   22 0.4854  0.947 -0.089 -0.063  0.000
PANTHERS     35 47 210 237 -0.001 40.931   23  0.542   23 -0.125   23 -0.107   23 0.4815  0.928 -0.141 -0.073  0.000
STARS        34 48 223 262 -0.022 40.373   24  0.457   24 -0.160   26 -0.167   24 0.4776  1.117  0.021 -0.355  0.000
SABRES       33 49 201 237 -0.001 40.985   25  0.442   25 -0.167   24 -0.148   26 0.4758  0.901 -0.212 -0.084  0.000
RED WINGS    33 49 207 244 -0.001 41.025   26  0.439   26 -0.167   25 -0.166   25 0.4758  0.920 -0.209 -0.123  0.000
CANUCKS      30 52 182 243 -0.019 40.617   27  0.311   27 -0.241   29 -0.279   27 0.4663  0.827 -0.424 -0.135  0.000
COYOTES      30 52 197 260 -0.022 40.538   28  0.308   28 -0.243   28 -0.272   28 0.4660  0.988 -0.238 -0.306  0.000
DEVILS       28 54 183 244  0.011 41.555   29  0.281   29 -0.264   27 -0.237   29 0.4625  0.805 -0.406 -0.068  0.000
AVALANCHE    22 60 166 278 -0.012 41.061   30  0.000   30 -0.405   30 -0.460   30 0.4431  0.907 -0.517 -0.402  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 OILERS 54 41 283 247 -0.009 46.677 6 1.006 7 0.110 6 0.123 6 0.5162 1.017 0.191 0.055 0.000 DUCKS 56 43 273 252 -0.004 48.896 7 0.998 6 0.111 8 0.094 8 0.5158 0.885 0.013 0.176 0.000 SHARKS 48 40 235 213 -0.010 43.275 12 0.887 12 0.068 10 0.073 12 0.5104 0.819 -0.080 0.226 0.000 FLAMES 45 41 235 235 -0.022 42.091 15 0.813 15 0.022 18 -0.031 15 0.5039 0.978 -0.008 -0.053 0.000 KINGS 39 43 201 205 -0.022 40.179 21 0.690 21 -0.061 20 -0.063 21 0.4925 0.738 -0.301 0.175 0.000 CANUCKS 30 52 182 243 -0.019 40.617 27 0.311 27 -0.241 29 -0.279 27 0.4663 0.827 -0.424 -0.135 0.000 COYOTES 30 52 197 260 -0.022 40.538 28 0.308 28 -0.243 28 -0.272 28 0.4660 0.988 -0.238 -0.306 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 50 36 247 226 -0.020 42.004 5 1.028 5 0.121 14 0.036 5 0.5174 0.944 0.020 0.052 0.000 WILD 50 37 274 219 -0.024 42.143 8 0.994 8 0.105 4 0.168 7 0.5160 1.035 0.257 0.078 0.000 BLUES 52 41 257 241 0.001 46.145 9 0.962 10 0.100 11 0.070 9 0.5139 0.915 0.021 0.119 0.000 PREDATORS 55 49 300 272 0.012 51.994 13 0.859 13 0.057 7 0.105 13 0.5093 0.967 0.115 0.095 0.000 JETS 40 42 249 256 -0.026 40.001 19 0.723 19 -0.041 19 -0.038 19 0.4949 1.226 0.288 -0.365 0.000 STARS 34 48 223 262 -0.022 40.373 24 0.457 24 -0.160 26 -0.167 24 0.4776 1.117 0.021 -0.355 0.000 AVALANCHE 22 60 166 278 -0.012 41.061 30 0.000 30 -0.405 30 -0.460 30 0.4431 0.907 -0.517 -0.402 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 CANADIENS 49 39 237 214 0.007 43.902 10 0.958 11 0.098 12 0.066 10 0.5138 0.781 -0.128 0.260 0.000 SENATORS 55 46 259 264 0.036 51.667 11 0.955 9 0.102 16 0.026 11 0.5135 0.804 -0.143 0.196 0.000 BRUINS 46 42 247 227 -0.004 43.483 14 0.828 14 0.032 9 0.084 14 0.5051 0.949 0.073 0.095 0.000 LIGHTNING 42 40 234 227 -0.006 40.577 16 0.799 16 0.011 17 0.012 16 0.5016 1.018 0.081 -0.057 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 42 46 267 260 0.017 44.280 18 0.743 18 -0.032 13 0.054 18 0.4956 1.135 0.265 -0.157 0.000 PANTHERS 35 47 210 237 -0.001 40.931 23 0.542 23 -0.125 23 -0.107 23 0.4815 0.928 -0.141 -0.073 0.000 SABRES 33 49 201 237 -0.001 40.985 25 0.442 25 -0.167 24 -0.148 26 0.4758 0.901 -0.212 -0.084 0.000 RED WINGS 33 49 207 244 -0.001 41.025 26 0.439 26 -0.167 25 -0.166 25 0.4758 0.920 -0.209 -0.123 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 33 299 218 0.033 47.963 1 1.347 1 0.289 1 0.299 1 0.5388 0.886 0.218 0.380 0.000 PENGUINS 66 41 359 291 0.048 54.782 2 1.286 2 0.243 2 0.250 2 0.5327 1.179 0.517 -0.017 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 51 36 262 216 0.030 43.995 3 1.135 3 0.162 3 0.181 3 0.5232 0.946 0.167 0.195 0.000 RANGERS 54 40 290 250 0.018 47.153 4 1.078 4 0.138 5 0.158 4 0.5201 1.091 0.314 0.001 0.000 ISLANDERS 41 41 241 242 0.009 41.031 17 0.788 17 0.003 15 0.032 17 0.5003 1.110 0.213 -0.148 0.000 FLYERS 39 43 219 236 0.002 40.994 20 0.718 20 -0.043 22 -0.080 20 0.4936 0.961 -0.077 -0.083 0.000 HURRICANES 36 46 215 236 0.006 41.126 22 0.596 22 -0.104 21 -0.076 22 0.4854 0.947 -0.089 -0.063 0.000 DEVILS 28 54 183 244 0.011 41.555 29 0.281 29 -0.264 27 -0.237 29 0.4625 0.805 -0.406 -0.068 0.000


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: Mon Oct  9 16:36:39 2017
games through: Sun Jun 11 2017

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