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
JETS           56 31 293 227  0.020 43.710    1  1.095    1  0.250    1  0.267    3 0.5361  1.063  0.295  0.239  0.000
LIGHTNING      57 29 311 247 -0.022 41.810    2  1.094    2  0.250    4  0.206    1 0.5373  1.235  0.450 -0.038  0.000
PREDATORS      56 31 284 226  0.024 43.886    3  1.092    3  0.248    2  0.248    2 0.5363  1.015  0.218  0.278  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 55 31 279 231  0.008 42.926    4  1.069    4  0.232    5  0.181    4 0.5332  1.069  0.216  0.146  0.000
BRUINS         53 33 287 223 -0.015 42.046    5  0.984    5  0.179    3  0.216    5 0.5267  1.012  0.183  0.248  0.000
CAPITALS       51 35 273 251 -0.017 42.273    6  0.887    6  0.140   13  0.056    6 0.5216  1.089  0.115 -0.004  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    50 36 286 249 -0.007 42.482    7  0.856    7  0.127    8  0.111    7 0.5188  1.140  0.232 -0.011  0.000
SHARKS         49 37 268 233  0.004 42.865    8  0.829    8  0.116    6  0.140    9 0.5164  1.020  0.116  0.164  0.000
PENGUINS       50 37 292 260 -0.021 42.567    9  0.808    9  0.109   10  0.092    8 0.5167  1.173  0.256 -0.072  0.000
WILD           46 41 262 248  0.039 44.671   10  0.720   11  0.070   11  0.081   11 0.5103  1.029  0.069  0.094  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
BLUES          44 38 226 222  0.018 41.556   11  0.716   10  0.070   15  0.015   12 0.5101  0.890 -0.156  0.187  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   47 39 254 244 -0.014 42.455   12  0.706   12  0.067   16  0.012   10 0.5110  0.957 -0.085  0.108  0.000
KINGS          45 41 242 210  0.015 43.263   13  0.676   14  0.047    7  0.129   14 0.5070  0.798 -0.141  0.400  0.000
AVALANCHE      45 42 272 254  0.036 44.538   14  0.674   13  0.048    9  0.095   13 0.5076  1.108  0.178  0.013  0.000
PANTHERS       44 38 248 246 -0.021 40.241   15  0.666   15  0.043   17  0.011   15 0.5068  1.087  0.067 -0.046  0.000
DEVILS         45 41 259 259 -0.004 42.815   16  0.648   16  0.034   18 -0.011   16 0.5061  1.058  0.010 -0.033  0.000
STARS          42 40 235 225  0.018 41.482   17  0.645   17  0.029   14  0.043   17 0.5043  0.940 -0.072  0.159  0.000
DUCKS          44 42 239 232  0.015 43.363   18  0.641   18  0.027   12  0.060   18 0.5035  0.882 -0.121  0.240  0.000
FLYERS         44 43 261 263 -0.008 43.208   19  0.607   19  0.003   19 -0.022   19 0.5014  1.041 -0.020 -0.024  0.000
FLAMES         37 45 218 248  0.004 41.288   20  0.480   20 -0.077   22 -0.113   20 0.4881  0.972 -0.192 -0.034  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
OILERS         36 46 234 263  0.006 41.383   21  0.437   21 -0.096   25 -0.148   21 0.4852  1.113 -0.059 -0.236  0.000
HURRICANES     36 46 228 256 -0.017 40.551   22  0.407   22 -0.110   21 -0.087   22 0.4843  1.032 -0.096 -0.078  0.000
ISLANDERS      35 47 264 296 -0.016 40.662   23  0.354   23 -0.129   23 -0.140   23 0.4814  1.330  0.231 -0.511  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     33 49 229 256  0.024 41.878   24  0.321   24 -0.143   20 -0.086   25 0.4785  1.059 -0.063 -0.108  0.000
RANGERS        34 48 231 268 -0.015 40.683   25  0.307   25 -0.147   26 -0.149   24 0.4785  1.082 -0.099 -0.199  0.000
CANUCKS        31 51 218 264  0.010 41.558   26  0.208   26 -0.193   28 -0.169   26 0.4710  1.048 -0.160 -0.179  0.000
RED WINGS      30 52 217 255 -0.019 40.566   27  0.150   27 -0.232   24 -0.141   27 0.4661  0.962 -0.231 -0.051  0.000
COYOTES        29 53 208 256  0.011 41.559   28  0.148   28 -0.232   27 -0.160   28 0.4654  0.943 -0.272 -0.048  0.000
CANADIENS      29 53 209 264 -0.019 40.763   29  0.118   29 -0.253   29 -0.235   29 0.4632  0.962 -0.325 -0.144  0.000
SENATORS       28 54 221 291 -0.018 40.893   30  0.093   30 -0.269   30 -0.299   30 0.4603  1.124 -0.197 -0.401  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
SABRES         25 57 199 280 -0.017 40.917   31  0.000   31 -0.326   31 -0.313   31 0.4515  0.996 -0.365 -0.261  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 55 31 279 231 0.008 42.926 4 1.069 4 0.232 5 0.181 4 0.5332 1.069 0.216 0.146 0.000 SHARKS 49 37 268 233 0.004 42.865 8 0.829 8 0.116 6 0.140 9 0.5164 1.020 0.116 0.164 0.000 KINGS 45 41 242 210 0.015 43.263 13 0.676 14 0.047 7 0.129 14 0.5070 0.798 -0.141 0.400 0.000 DUCKS 44 42 239 232 0.015 43.363 18 0.641 18 0.027 12 0.060 18 0.5035 0.882 -0.121 0.240 0.000 FLAMES 37 45 218 248 0.004 41.288 20 0.480 20 -0.077 22 -0.113 20 0.4881 0.972 -0.192 -0.034 0.000 OILERS 36 46 234 263 0.006 41.383 21 0.437 21 -0.096 25 -0.148 21 0.4852 1.113 -0.059 -0.236 0.000 CANUCKS 31 51 218 264 0.010 41.558 26 0.208 26 -0.193 28 -0.169 26 0.4710 1.048 -0.160 -0.179 0.000 COYOTES 29 53 208 256 0.011 41.559 28 0.148 28 -0.232 27 -0.160 28 0.4654 0.943 -0.272 -0.048 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 JETS 56 31 293 227 0.020 43.710 1 1.095 1 0.250 1 0.267 3 0.5361 1.063 0.295 0.239 0.000 PREDATORS 56 31 284 226 0.024 43.886 3 1.092 3 0.248 2 0.248 2 0.5363 1.015 0.218 0.278 0.000 WILD 46 41 262 248 0.039 44.671 10 0.720 11 0.070 11 0.081 11 0.5103 1.029 0.069 0.094 0.000 BLUES 44 38 226 222 0.018 41.556 11 0.716 10 0.070 15 0.015 12 0.5101 0.890 -0.156 0.187 0.000 AVALANCHE 45 42 272 254 0.036 44.538 14 0.674 13 0.048 9 0.095 13 0.5076 1.108 0.178 0.013 0.000 STARS 42 40 235 225 0.018 41.482 17 0.645 17 0.029 14 0.043 17 0.5043 0.940 -0.072 0.159 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 33 49 229 256 0.024 41.878 24 0.321 24 -0.143 20 -0.086 25 0.4785 1.059 -0.063 -0.108 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 57 29 311 247 -0.022 41.810 2 1.094 2 0.250 4 0.206 1 0.5373 1.235 0.450 -0.038 0.000 BRUINS 53 33 287 223 -0.015 42.046 5 0.984 5 0.179 3 0.216 5 0.5267 1.012 0.183 0.248 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 50 36 286 249 -0.007 42.482 7 0.856 7 0.127 8 0.111 7 0.5188 1.140 0.232 -0.011 0.000 PANTHERS 44 38 248 246 -0.021 40.241 15 0.666 15 0.043 17 0.011 15 0.5068 1.087 0.067 -0.046 0.000 RED WINGS 30 52 217 255 -0.019 40.566 27 0.150 27 -0.232 24 -0.141 27 0.4661 0.962 -0.231 -0.051 0.000 CANADIENS 29 53 209 264 -0.019 40.763 29 0.118 29 -0.253 29 -0.235 29 0.4632 0.962 -0.325 -0.144 0.000 SENATORS 28 54 221 291 -0.018 40.893 30 0.093 30 -0.269 30 -0.299 30 0.4603 1.124 -0.197 -0.401 0.000 SABRES 25 57 199 280 -0.017 40.917 31 0.000 31 -0.326 31 -0.313 31 0.4515 0.996 -0.365 -0.261 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 51 35 273 251 -0.017 42.273 6 0.887 6 0.140 13 0.056 6 0.5216 1.089 0.115 -0.004 0.000 PENGUINS 50 37 292 260 -0.021 42.567 9 0.808 9 0.109 10 0.092 8 0.5167 1.173 0.256 -0.072 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 47 39 254 244 -0.014 42.455 12 0.706 12 0.067 16 0.012 10 0.5110 0.957 -0.085 0.108 0.000 DEVILS 45 41 259 259 -0.004 42.815 16 0.648 16 0.034 18 -0.011 16 0.5061 1.058 0.010 -0.033 0.000 FLYERS 44 43 261 263 -0.008 43.208 19 0.607 19 0.003 19 -0.022 19 0.5014 1.041 -0.020 -0.024 0.000 HURRICANES 36 46 228 256 -0.017 40.551 22 0.407 22 -0.110 21 -0.087 22 0.4843 1.032 -0.096 -0.078 0.000 ISLANDERS 35 47 264 296 -0.016 40.662 23 0.354 23 -0.129 23 -0.140 23 0.4814 1.330 0.231 -0.511 0.000 RANGERS 34 48 231 268 -0.015 40.683 25 0.307 25 -0.147 26 -0.149 24 0.4785 1.082 -0.099 -0.199 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      322 272 0.542    1  0.129
PACIFIC DIVISION      326 346 0.485    2 -0.013
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 342 336 0.504    3 -0.041
ATLANTIC DIVISION     316 352 0.473    4 -0.075

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.126 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.015 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Apr 21 05:30:20 2018
games through: Fri Apr 20 2018

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