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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
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
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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Feb 23 05:30:16 2024
games through: Thu Feb 22 2024

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