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
LIGHTNING      31 13 161 112 -0.015 21.185    1  0.999    1  0.231    1  0.268    1 0.5484  1.152  0.414  0.123  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 29 14 145 117  0.019 21.402    2  0.960    2  0.210    4  0.159    2 0.5411  1.114  0.258  0.060  0.000
PREDATORS      26 17 132 114  0.063 22.219    3  0.850    3  0.148    3  0.162    3 0.5321  0.999  0.123  0.202  0.000
CAPITALS       28 17 140 127 -0.013 21.994    4  0.826    4  0.138   13  0.034    4 0.5280  1.026  0.026  0.042  0.000
BLUES          27 20 136 123  0.020 23.593    5  0.748    5  0.100   10  0.060    5 0.5211  0.898 -0.094  0.213  0.000
STARS          26 20 140 126  0.034 23.296    6  0.741    6  0.095    8  0.084    6 0.5198  0.986  0.029  0.138  0.000
BRUINS         25 18 141 109 -0.022 20.650    7  0.719    8  0.082    2  0.179    7 0.5172  0.975  0.112  0.245  0.000
JETS           26 20 153 127  0.010 22.734    8  0.717    7  0.082    5  0.154    8 0.5171  1.115  0.254  0.053  0.000
AVALANCHE      24 19 142 126  0.030 21.668    9  0.706    9  0.077    7  0.103    9 0.5163  1.154  0.251 -0.046  0.000
KINGS          24 20 129 107  0.015 21.898   10  0.678   12  0.060    6  0.131   11 0.5118  0.834 -0.093  0.354  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
SHARKS         24 19 123 114 -0.014 20.952   11  0.673   11  0.061    9  0.064   13 0.5097  0.877 -0.114  0.241  0.000
FLAMES         25 20 131 125 -0.005 22.178   12  0.670   10  0.063   17  0.017   10 0.5133  0.995 -0.027  0.061  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    25 21 147 133 -0.005 22.620   13  0.648   13  0.048   12  0.050   12 0.5101  1.121  0.158 -0.057  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   25 21 124 129 -0.020 22.507   14  0.637   14  0.044   22 -0.055   14 0.5076  0.850 -0.261  0.151  0.000
WILD           24 22 133 131  0.029 23.294   15  0.630   15  0.039   14  0.030   15 0.5075  0.981 -0.031  0.090  0.000
DEVILS         23 20 137 131 -0.039 20.596   16  0.604   16  0.022   16  0.018   16 0.5041  1.123  0.128 -0.093  0.000
PENGUINS       24 23 138 146 -0.009 23.196   17  0.585   17  0.011   21 -0.043   18 0.5007  1.063 -0.006 -0.081  0.000
ISLANDERS      23 23 159 168  0.015 23.182   18  0.581   18  0.010   23 -0.065   17 0.5014  1.423  0.444 -0.574  0.000
RANGERS        23 22 137 130 -0.051 21.344   19  0.556   19 -0.009   18  0.011   20 0.4977  1.025  0.002  0.019  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     22 23 136 123  0.002 22.235   20  0.553   20 -0.013   11  0.058   19 0.4977  0.989  0.007  0.109  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
DUCKS          21 25 127 128  0.032 23.346   21  0.515   21 -0.036   15  0.030   21 0.4930  0.899 -0.123  0.183  0.000
HURRICANES     20 25 126 140  0.018 22.685   22  0.476   22 -0.056   20 -0.034   22 0.4914  1.035 -0.031 -0.037  0.000
FLYERS         20 24 129 130 -0.021 21.480   23  0.466   23 -0.061   19 -0.030   23 0.4864  1.040 -0.021 -0.039  0.000
OILERS         20 26 126 147  0.010 23.151   24  0.440   24 -0.071   27 -0.136   24 0.4860  1.081 -0.078 -0.194  0.000
PANTHERS       18 25 122 141  0.016 21.693   25  0.413   25 -0.085   24 -0.076   25 0.4819  1.132  0.046 -0.197  0.000
CANUCKS        18 27 119 147  0.009 22.614   26  0.359   26 -0.113   26 -0.126   26 0.4780  1.086 -0.061 -0.191  0.000
RED WINGS      18 26 119 135 -0.049 21.082   27  0.332   27 -0.128   25 -0.095   27 0.4728  0.974 -0.163 -0.026  0.000
CANADIENS      18 27 116 142 -0.042 21.862   28  0.314   28 -0.134   29 -0.191   28 0.4711  0.977 -0.255 -0.126  0.000
SENATORS       15 27 117 149 -0.023 20.708   29  0.243   29 -0.171   28 -0.191   29 0.4634  1.159 -0.035 -0.346  0.000
SABRES         11 33  99 151 -0.025 21.741   30  0.036   30 -0.302   31 -0.280   30 0.4377  0.946 -0.380 -0.180  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
COYOTES        10 36 107 163  0.039 23.868   31  0.000   31 -0.323   30 -0.265   31 0.4361  0.986 -0.320 -0.211  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 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 29 14 145 117 0.019 21.402 2 0.960 2 0.210 4 0.159 2 0.5411 1.114 0.258 0.060 0.000 KINGS 24 20 129 107 0.015 21.898 10 0.678 12 0.060 6 0.131 11 0.5118 0.834 -0.093 0.354 0.000 SHARKS 24 19 123 114 -0.014 20.952 11 0.673 11 0.061 9 0.064 13 0.5097 0.877 -0.114 0.241 0.000 FLAMES 25 20 131 125 -0.005 22.178 12 0.670 10 0.063 17 0.017 10 0.5133 0.995 -0.027 0.061 0.000 DUCKS 21 25 127 128 0.032 23.346 21 0.515 21 -0.036 15 0.030 21 0.4930 0.899 -0.123 0.183 0.000 OILERS 20 26 126 147 0.010 23.151 24 0.440 24 -0.071 27 -0.136 24 0.4860 1.081 -0.078 -0.194 0.000 CANUCKS 18 27 119 147 0.009 22.614 26 0.359 26 -0.113 26 -0.126 26 0.4780 1.086 -0.061 -0.191 0.000 COYOTES 10 36 107 163 0.039 23.868 31 0.000 31 -0.323 30 -0.265 31 0.4361 0.986 -0.320 -0.211 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 PREDATORS 26 17 132 114 0.063 22.219 3 0.850 3 0.148 3 0.162 3 0.5321 0.999 0.123 0.202 0.000 BLUES 27 20 136 123 0.020 23.593 5 0.748 5 0.100 10 0.060 5 0.5211 0.898 -0.094 0.213 0.000 STARS 26 20 140 126 0.034 23.296 6 0.741 6 0.095 8 0.084 6 0.5198 0.986 0.029 0.138 0.000 JETS 26 20 153 127 0.010 22.734 8 0.717 7 0.082 5 0.154 8 0.5171 1.115 0.254 0.053 0.000 AVALANCHE 24 19 142 126 0.030 21.668 9 0.706 9 0.077 7 0.103 9 0.5163 1.154 0.251 -0.046 0.000 WILD 24 22 133 131 0.029 23.294 15 0.630 15 0.039 14 0.030 15 0.5075 0.981 -0.031 0.090 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 22 23 136 123 0.002 22.235 20 0.553 20 -0.013 11 0.058 19 0.4977 0.989 0.007 0.109 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 LIGHTNING 31 13 161 112 -0.015 21.185 1 0.999 1 0.231 1 0.268 1 0.5484 1.152 0.414 0.123 0.000 BRUINS 25 18 141 109 -0.022 20.650 7 0.719 8 0.082 2 0.179 7 0.5172 0.975 0.112 0.245 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 25 21 147 133 -0.005 22.620 13 0.648 13 0.048 12 0.050 12 0.5101 1.121 0.158 -0.057 0.000 PANTHERS 18 25 122 141 0.016 21.693 25 0.413 25 -0.085 24 -0.076 25 0.4819 1.132 0.046 -0.197 0.000 RED WINGS 18 26 119 135 -0.049 21.082 27 0.332 27 -0.128 25 -0.095 27 0.4728 0.974 -0.163 -0.026 0.000 CANADIENS 18 27 116 142 -0.042 21.862 28 0.314 28 -0.134 29 -0.191 28 0.4711 0.977 -0.255 -0.126 0.000 SENATORS 15 27 117 149 -0.023 20.708 29 0.243 29 -0.171 28 -0.191 29 0.4634 1.159 -0.035 -0.346 0.000 SABRES 11 33 99 151 -0.025 21.741 30 0.036 30 -0.302 31 -0.280 30 0.4377 0.946 -0.380 -0.180 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 28 17 140 127 -0.013 21.994 4 0.826 4 0.138 13 0.034 4 0.5280 1.026 0.026 0.042 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 25 21 124 129 -0.020 22.507 14 0.637 14 0.044 22 -0.055 14 0.5076 0.850 -0.261 0.151 0.000 DEVILS 23 20 137 131 -0.039 20.596 16 0.604 16 0.022 16 0.018 16 0.5041 1.123 0.128 -0.093 0.000 PENGUINS 24 23 138 146 -0.009 23.196 17 0.585 17 0.011 21 -0.043 18 0.5007 1.063 -0.006 -0.081 0.000 ISLANDERS 23 23 159 168 0.015 23.182 18 0.581 18 0.010 23 -0.065 17 0.5014 1.423 0.444 -0.574 0.000 RANGERS 23 22 137 130 -0.051 21.344 19 0.556 19 -0.009 18 0.011 20 0.4977 1.025 0.002 0.019 0.000 HURRICANES 20 25 126 140 0.018 22.685 22 0.476 22 -0.056 20 -0.034 22 0.4914 1.035 -0.031 -0.037 0.000 FLYERS 20 24 129 130 -0.021 21.480 23 0.466 23 -0.061 19 -0.030 23 0.4864 1.040 -0.021 -0.039 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      175 141 0.554    1  0.161
PACIFIC DIVISION      171 187 0.478    2 -0.025
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 186 175 0.515    3 -0.036
ATLANTIC DIVISION     161 190 0.459    4 -0.077

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.117 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: Thu Jan 18 05:30:33 2018
games through: Wed Jan 17 2018

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