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
LIGHTNING      65 34 346 284 -0.005 49.184    1  0.273    1  0.261    5  0.187    1 0.5381    2  1.199    1  0.384   14 -0.009
PREDATORS      60 35 308 253  0.038 48.798    2  0.263    2  0.243    2  0.239    2 0.5345   17  1.031    5  0.228    2  0.250
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 64 38 329 275  0.034 52.272    3  0.261    3  0.240    3  0.198    3 0.5333   12  1.066    6  0.228    7  0.168
JETS           61 38 330 260  0.046 51.044    4  0.256    4  0.228    1  0.267    4 0.5323   13  1.060    2  0.291    3  0.244
CAPITALS       65 41 345 300  0.017 53.718    5  0.242    5  0.207    6  0.139    5 0.5312   10  1.078    8  0.183   10  0.094
BRUINS         55 39 311 251 -0.003 46.763    6  0.162    6  0.137    4  0.189    6 0.5211   20  1.021    9  0.166    5  0.213
MAPLE LEAFS    52 37 297 260 -0.007 44.250    7  0.144    7  0.131    9  0.110    7 0.5192    4  1.154    4  0.248   15 -0.029
SHARKS         51 41 282 255  0.013 46.477    8  0.096    9  0.095    8  0.112    9 0.5138   21  1.016   11  0.082    9  0.141
PENGUINS       53 41 314 284 -0.013 46.563    9  0.095    8  0.095   10  0.083    8 0.5154    3  1.176    3  0.250   23 -0.084
WILD           46 41 262 248  0.030 44.605   10  0.060   10  0.061   11  0.072   10 0.5090   19  1.027   13  0.056   11  0.088
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BLUES          44 38 226 222  0.009 41.486   11  0.058   11  0.061   15  0.006   11 0.5089   29  0.888   24 -0.168    6  0.180
BLUE JACKETS   47 41 260 254 -0.011 43.817   12  0.042   12  0.046   17  0.001   12 0.5083   23  0.972   18 -0.079   12  0.080
KINGS          45 41 242 210  0.007 43.243   13  0.040   13  0.039    7  0.121   13 0.5059   31  0.796   23 -0.153    1  0.395
PANTHERS       44 38 248 246 -0.029 40.220   14  0.036   14  0.035   16  0.003   14 0.5058    8  1.086   12  0.057   18 -0.052
AVALANCHE      45 43 272 259  0.028 45.079   15  0.032   15  0.031   12  0.068   15 0.5051    7  1.103   10  0.142   13 -0.007
STARS          42 40 235 225  0.009 41.413   16  0.025   16  0.020   14  0.034   17 0.5031   28  0.937   19 -0.086    8  0.154
DEVILS         45 42 260 262 -0.008 43.467   17  0.023   17  0.019   18 -0.025   16 0.5044   15  1.050   15 -0.014   16 -0.035
DUCKS          44 42 239 232  0.004 43.267   18  0.023   18  0.018   13  0.050   18 0.5023   30  0.882   22 -0.132    4  0.231
FLYERS         44 44 266 271 -0.015 43.743   19  0.002   19 -0.014   19 -0.037   19 0.4991   11  1.069   14 -0.003   21 -0.071
FLAMES         37 45 218 248 -0.005 41.238   20 -0.063   20 -0.086   22 -0.122   20 0.4870   24  0.972   26 -0.203   17 -0.041
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
OILERS         36 46 234 263 -0.003 41.333   21 -0.087   21 -0.105   26 -0.157   21 0.4841    6  1.111   16 -0.072   28 -0.242
HURRICANES     36 46 228 256 -0.023 40.582   22 -0.099   22 -0.117   20 -0.094   22 0.4834   18  1.031   20 -0.105   22 -0.083
ISLANDERS      35 47 264 296 -0.022 40.693   23 -0.127   23 -0.136   23 -0.147   23 0.4805    1  1.329    7  0.221   31 -0.515
BLACKHAWKS     33 49 229 256  0.014 41.818   24 -0.145   24 -0.152   21 -0.095   25 0.4773   14  1.059   17 -0.073   24 -0.116
RANGERS        34 48 231 268 -0.022 40.713   25 -0.150   25 -0.155   25 -0.156   24 0.4776    9  1.079   21 -0.110   27 -0.203
CANUCKS        31 51 218 264  0.001 41.498   26 -0.200   26 -0.202   28 -0.179   26 0.4699   16  1.046   25 -0.173   26 -0.185
RED WINGS      30 52 217 255 -0.027 40.545   27 -0.227   27 -0.239   24 -0.149   27 0.4651   25  0.962   28 -0.242   20 -0.057
COYOTES        29 53 208 256  0.002 41.518   28 -0.228   28 -0.241   27 -0.169   28 0.4643   27  0.940   29 -0.285   19 -0.052
CANADIENS      29 53 209 264 -0.027 40.741   29 -0.243   29 -0.261   29 -0.243   29 0.4622   26  0.956   30 -0.342   25 -0.145
SENATORS       28 54 221 291 -0.026 40.871   30 -0.256   30 -0.277   30 -0.308   30 0.4593    5  1.118   27 -0.213   30 -0.402
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SABRES         25 57 199 280 -0.025 40.897   31 -0.307   31 -0.335   31 -0.321   31 0.4505   22  0.990   31 -0.381   29 -0.261

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 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 64 38 329 275 0.034 52.272 3 0.261 3 0.240 3 0.198 3 0.5333 12 1.066 6 0.228 7 0.168 SHARKS 51 41 282 255 0.013 46.477 8 0.096 9 0.095 8 0.112 9 0.5138 21 1.016 11 0.082 9 0.141 KINGS 45 41 242 210 0.007 43.243 13 0.040 13 0.039 7 0.121 13 0.5059 31 0.796 23 -0.153 1 0.395 DUCKS 44 42 239 232 0.004 43.267 18 0.023 18 0.018 13 0.050 18 0.5023 30 0.882 22 -0.132 4 0.231 FLAMES 37 45 218 248 -0.005 41.238 20 -0.063 20 -0.086 22 -0.122 20 0.4870 24 0.972 26 -0.203 17 -0.041 OILERS 36 46 234 263 -0.003 41.333 21 -0.087 21 -0.105 26 -0.157 21 0.4841 6 1.111 16 -0.072 28 -0.242 CANUCKS 31 51 218 264 0.001 41.498 26 -0.200 26 -0.202 28 -0.179 26 0.4699 16 1.046 25 -0.173 26 -0.185 COYOTES 29 53 208 256 0.002 41.518 28 -0.228 28 -0.241 27 -0.169 28 0.4643 27 0.940 29 -0.285 19 -0.052

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 PREDATORS 60 35 308 253 0.038 48.798 2 0.263 2 0.243 2 0.239 2 0.5345 17 1.031 5 0.228 2 0.250 JETS 61 38 330 260 0.046 51.044 4 0.256 4 0.228 1 0.267 4 0.5323 13 1.060 2 0.291 3 0.244 WILD 46 41 262 248 0.030 44.605 10 0.060 10 0.061 11 0.072 10 0.5090 19 1.027 13 0.056 11 0.088 BLUES 44 38 226 222 0.009 41.486 11 0.058 11 0.061 15 0.006 11 0.5089 29 0.888 24 -0.168 6 0.180 AVALANCHE 45 43 272 259 0.028 45.079 15 0.032 15 0.031 12 0.068 15 0.5051 7 1.103 10 0.142 13 -0.007 STARS 42 40 235 225 0.009 41.413 16 0.025 16 0.020 14 0.034 17 0.5031 28 0.937 19 -0.086 8 0.154 BLACKHAWKS 33 49 229 256 0.014 41.818 24 -0.145 24 -0.152 21 -0.095 25 0.4773 14 1.059 17 -0.073 24 -0.116

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 65 34 346 284 -0.005 49.184 1 0.273 1 0.261 5 0.187 1 0.5381 2 1.199 1 0.384 14 -0.009 BRUINS 55 39 311 251 -0.003 46.763 6 0.162 6 0.137 4 0.189 6 0.5211 20 1.021 9 0.166 5 0.213 MAPLE LEAFS 52 37 297 260 -0.007 44.250 7 0.144 7 0.131 9 0.110 7 0.5192 4 1.154 4 0.248 15 -0.029 PANTHERS 44 38 248 246 -0.029 40.220 14 0.036 14 0.035 16 0.003 14 0.5058 8 1.086 12 0.057 18 -0.052 RED WINGS 30 52 217 255 -0.027 40.545 27 -0.227 27 -0.239 24 -0.149 27 0.4651 25 0.962 28 -0.242 20 -0.057 CANADIENS 29 53 209 264 -0.027 40.741 29 -0.243 29 -0.261 29 -0.243 29 0.4622 26 0.956 30 -0.342 25 -0.145 SENATORS 28 54 221 291 -0.026 40.871 30 -0.256 30 -0.277 30 -0.308 30 0.4593 5 1.118 27 -0.213 30 -0.402 SABRES 25 57 199 280 -0.025 40.897 31 -0.307 31 -0.335 31 -0.321 31 0.4505 22 0.990 31 -0.381 29 -0.261

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 65 41 345 300 0.017 53.718 5 0.242 5 0.207 6 0.139 5 0.5312 10 1.078 8 0.183 10 0.094 PENGUINS 53 41 314 284 -0.013 46.563 9 0.095 8 0.095 10 0.083 8 0.5154 3 1.176 3 0.250 23 -0.084 BLUE JACKETS 47 41 260 254 -0.011 43.817 12 0.042 12 0.046 17 0.001 12 0.5083 23 0.972 18 -0.079 12 0.080 DEVILS 45 42 260 262 -0.008 43.467 17 0.023 17 0.019 18 -0.025 16 0.5044 15 1.050 15 -0.014 16 -0.035 FLYERS 44 44 266 271 -0.015 43.743 19 0.002 19 -0.014 19 -0.037 19 0.4991 11 1.069 14 -0.003 21 -0.071 HURRICANES 36 46 228 256 -0.023 40.582 22 -0.099 22 -0.117 20 -0.094 22 0.4834 18 1.031 20 -0.105 22 -0.083 ISLANDERS 35 47 264 296 -0.022 40.693 23 -0.127 23 -0.136 23 -0.147 23 0.4805 1 1.329 7 0.221 31 -0.515 RANGERS 34 48 231 268 -0.022 40.713 25 -0.150 25 -0.155 25 -0.156 24 0.4776 9 1.079 21 -0.110 27 -0.203


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      331 284 0.538    1  0.115
PACIFIC DIVISION      337 357 0.486    2 -0.023
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 359 350 0.506    3 -0.038
ATLANTIC DIVISION     328 364 0.474    4 -0.089

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.119 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 12:49:23 2020
games through: Thu Jun  7 2018

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