Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
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
RANGERS        38 19 193 158 -0.013 27.372    1  0.261    1  0.266    5  0.191    1 0.5392   19  1.076   10  0.175    7  0.206
PANTHERS       37 20 187 138  0.005 27.695    2  0.244    2  0.246    2  0.238    2 0.5352   27  0.925   15  0.048    2  0.429
CANUCKS        37 22 214 164 -0.011 28.235    3  0.207    3  0.203    1  0.246    3 0.5304   12  1.145    5  0.316   10  0.176
OILERS         33 20 192 156 -0.002 25.645    5  0.198    5  0.196    4  0.198    4 0.5302    9  1.217    3  0.360   13  0.036
JETS           34 20 165 128 -0.015 25.869    4  0.200    4  0.198    6  0.183    5 0.5293   32  0.827   24 -0.115    1  0.481
HURRICANES     34 22 188 158  0.009 27.392    6  0.183    6  0.180    8  0.176    6 0.5258   18  1.083   11  0.170    9  0.182
AVALANCHE      35 23 213 184 -0.014 27.865    7  0.164    7  0.162   11  0.136    7 0.5232    1  1.325    1  0.443   24 -0.170
STARS          34 24 213 178  0.011 28.453    8  0.151    8  0.150   10  0.157    8 0.5227    7  1.223    4  0.327   15 -0.012
BRUINS         34 24 197 158 -0.020 27.635    9  0.131    9  0.128    3  0.208    9 0.5181   23  0.985   13  0.086    3  0.331
MAPLE LEAFS    32 24 210 176 -0.002 27.153   10  0.112   10  0.111    7  0.179   10 0.5152    5  1.272    2  0.413   18 -0.056
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 32 25 183 161 -0.024 27.245   11  0.081   11  0.084   14  0.077   11 0.5130   21  1.055   16  0.037   11  0.118
RED WINGS      30 26 196 180  0.029 27.959   12  0.071   12  0.074   12  0.097   12 0.5103    8  1.218    6  0.260   19 -0.066
PREDATORS      30 27 176 183  0.025 28.525   13  0.056   13  0.060   17 -0.008   13 0.5090   11  1.148   14  0.065   20 -0.082
BLUES          30 26 166 172 -0.002 27.444   14  0.050   14  0.056   22 -0.041   14 0.5078   20  1.059   20 -0.076   14 -0.005
FLYERS         30 27 170 166  0.017 28.240   15  0.049   15  0.053   15  0.058   15 0.5064   24  0.965   22 -0.087    8  0.203
LIGHTNING      30 28 198 198  0.024 28.965   16  0.039   16  0.043   16  0.006   16 0.5060    4  1.286    8  0.258   26 -0.246
KINGS          28 27 171 150  0.018 27.135   17  0.024   17  0.024    9  0.158   17 0.5037   25  0.958   17  0.004    5  0.311
DEVILS         28 28 186 196 -0.016 27.204   18 -0.012   18 -0.012   24 -0.079   18 0.4986    2  1.312    9  0.209   31 -0.367
FLAMES         27 30 175 179  0.020 28.421   19 -0.028   19 -0.032   18 -0.020   19 0.4954   14  1.107   18  0.002   17 -0.043
WILD           26 30 177 189  0.030 28.160   20 -0.034   20 -0.038   20 -0.033   20 0.4938   10  1.197   12  0.104   23 -0.170
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
CAPITALS       26 29 142 172 -0.033 26.455   22 -0.063   21 -0.064   27 -0.178   21 0.4914   29  0.882   30 -0.416   12  0.060
PENGUINS       25 29 159 145 -0.014 26.019   21 -0.062   22 -0.072   13  0.094   22 0.4888   28  0.897   26 -0.128    4  0.315
SENATORS       24 30 182 190  0.021 26.942   23 -0.073   23 -0.077   19 -0.022   23 0.4870    3  1.307    7  0.259   28 -0.303
KRAKEN         24 32 157 161  0.012 27.764   25 -0.106   25 -0.109   21 -0.037   24 0.4842   30  0.858   28 -0.301    6  0.227
SABRES         25 31 164 172 -0.031 26.854   24 -0.104   24 -0.106   23 -0.075   25 0.4830   22  1.054   25 -0.116   16 -0.034
COYOTES        23 33 163 183  0.004 27.651   27 -0.147   27 -0.145   25 -0.089   26 0.4793   15  1.096   21 -0.079   21 -0.098
ISLANDERS      23 33 165 191  0.010 27.810   26 -0.141   26 -0.139   26 -0.111   27 0.4784   16  1.091   23 -0.107   22 -0.115
CANADIENS      22 35 159 205 -0.029 27.675   28 -0.210   28 -0.205   29 -0.258   28 0.4696   13  1.120   27 -0.219   27 -0.297
DUCKS          20 36 147 200 -0.000 27.915   29 -0.236   29 -0.231   30 -0.312   29 0.4664   17  1.090   29 -0.310   29 -0.314
BLUE JACKETS   18 37 165 206 -0.000 27.256   30 -0.278   30 -0.281   28 -0.229   30 0.4581    6  1.230   19 -0.050   32 -0.407
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SHARKS         15 40 116 209  0.032 28.276   31 -0.353   31 -0.353   32 -0.494   31 0.4489   26  0.941   31 -0.666   30 -0.321
BLACKHAWKS     15 42 119 202  0.031 29.216   32 -0.374   32 -0.375   31 -0.448   32 0.4471   31  0.854   32 -0.716   25 -0.180
``````

``````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
CANUCKS        37 22 214 164 -0.011 28.235    3  0.207    3  0.203    1  0.246    3 0.5304   12  1.145    5  0.316   10  0.176
OILERS         33 20 192 156 -0.002 25.645    5  0.198    5  0.196    4  0.198    4 0.5302    9  1.217    3  0.360   13  0.036
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 32 25 183 161 -0.024 27.245   11  0.081   11  0.084   14  0.077   11 0.5130   21  1.055   16  0.037   11  0.118
KINGS          28 27 171 150  0.018 27.135   17  0.024   17  0.024    9  0.158   17 0.5037   25  0.958   17  0.004    5  0.311
FLAMES         27 30 175 179  0.020 28.421   19 -0.028   19 -0.032   18 -0.020   19 0.4954   14  1.107   18  0.002   17 -0.043
KRAKEN         24 32 157 161  0.012 27.764   25 -0.106   25 -0.109   21 -0.037   24 0.4842   30  0.858   28 -0.301    6  0.227
DUCKS          20 36 147 200 -0.000 27.915   29 -0.236   29 -0.231   30 -0.312   29 0.4664   17  1.090   29 -0.310   29 -0.314
SHARKS         15 40 116 209  0.032 28.276   31 -0.353   31 -0.353   32 -0.494   31 0.4489   26  0.941   31 -0.666   30 -0.321
``````

``````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
JETS           34 20 165 128 -0.015 25.869    4  0.200    4  0.198    6  0.183    5 0.5293   32  0.827   24 -0.115    1  0.481
AVALANCHE      35 23 213 184 -0.014 27.865    7  0.164    7  0.162   11  0.136    7 0.5232    1  1.325    1  0.443   24 -0.170
STARS          34 24 213 178  0.011 28.453    8  0.151    8  0.150   10  0.157    8 0.5227    7  1.223    4  0.327   15 -0.012
PREDATORS      30 27 176 183  0.025 28.525   13  0.056   13  0.060   17 -0.008   13 0.5090   11  1.148   14  0.065   20 -0.082
BLUES          30 26 166 172 -0.002 27.444   14  0.050   14  0.056   22 -0.041   14 0.5078   20  1.059   20 -0.076   14 -0.005
WILD           26 30 177 189  0.030 28.160   20 -0.034   20 -0.038   20 -0.033   20 0.4938   10  1.197   12  0.104   23 -0.170
COYOTES        23 33 163 183  0.004 27.651   27 -0.147   27 -0.145   25 -0.089   26 0.4793   15  1.096   21 -0.079   21 -0.098
BLACKHAWKS     15 42 119 202  0.031 29.216   32 -0.374   32 -0.375   31 -0.448   32 0.4471   31  0.854   32 -0.716   25 -0.180
``````

``````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
PANTHERS       37 20 187 138  0.005 27.695    2  0.244    2  0.246    2  0.238    2 0.5352   27  0.925   15  0.048    2  0.429
BRUINS         34 24 197 158 -0.020 27.635    9  0.131    9  0.128    3  0.208    9 0.5181   23  0.985   13  0.086    3  0.331
MAPLE LEAFS    32 24 210 176 -0.002 27.153   10  0.112   10  0.111    7  0.179   10 0.5152    5  1.272    2  0.413   18 -0.056
RED WINGS      30 26 196 180  0.029 27.959   12  0.071   12  0.074   12  0.097   12 0.5103    8  1.218    6  0.260   19 -0.066
LIGHTNING      30 28 198 198  0.024 28.965   16  0.039   16  0.043   16  0.006   16 0.5060    4  1.286    8  0.258   26 -0.246
SENATORS       24 30 182 190  0.021 26.942   23 -0.073   23 -0.077   19 -0.022   23 0.4870    3  1.307    7  0.259   28 -0.303
SABRES         25 31 164 172 -0.031 26.854   24 -0.104   24 -0.106   23 -0.075   25 0.4830   22  1.054   25 -0.116   16 -0.034
CANADIENS      22 35 159 205 -0.029 27.675   28 -0.210   28 -0.205   29 -0.258   28 0.4696   13  1.120   27 -0.219   27 -0.297
``````

``````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
RANGERS        38 19 193 158 -0.013 27.372    1  0.261    1  0.266    5  0.191    1 0.5392   19  1.076   10  0.175    7  0.206
HURRICANES     34 22 188 158  0.009 27.392    6  0.183    6  0.180    8  0.176    6 0.5258   18  1.083   11  0.170    9  0.182
FLYERS         30 27 170 166  0.017 28.240   15  0.049   15  0.053   15  0.058   15 0.5064   24  0.965   22 -0.087    8  0.203
DEVILS         28 28 186 196 -0.016 27.204   18 -0.012   18 -0.012   24 -0.079   18 0.4986    2  1.312    9  0.209   31 -0.367
CAPITALS       26 29 142 172 -0.033 26.455   22 -0.063   21 -0.064   27 -0.178   21 0.4914   29  0.882   30 -0.416   12  0.060
PENGUINS       25 29 159 145 -0.014 26.019   21 -0.062   22 -0.072   13  0.094   22 0.4888   28  0.897   26 -0.128    4  0.315
ISLANDERS      23 33 165 191  0.010 27.810   26 -0.141   26 -0.139   26 -0.111   27 0.4784   16  1.091   23 -0.107   22 -0.115
BLUE JACKETS   18 37 165 206 -0.000 27.256   30 -0.278   30 -0.281   28 -0.229   30 0.4581    6  1.230   19 -0.050   32 -0.407
``````

``````DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
ATLANTIC DIVISION     234 218 0.518    1  0.064
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 222 224 0.498    2 -0.013
CENTRAL DIVISION      227 225 0.502    3 -0.020
PACIFIC DIVISION      216 232 0.482    4 -0.026
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.081 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
0.009 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
``````
```Predict score: AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS KRAKEN LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD vs. hosting at AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS KRAKEN LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD Team Strength vs. Time Plot: AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS KRAKEN LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD posted: Fri Feb 23 05:30:16 2024 games through: Thu Feb 22 2024 ```

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