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 -0.014 21.228    1  0.964    1  0.227    1  0.265    1 0.5486  1.152  0.408  0.123  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 29 13 145 116  0.009 20.733    2  0.942    2  0.216    3  0.163    2 0.5437  1.148  0.301  0.025  0.000
PREDATORS      25 17 131 114  0.062 21.693    4  0.790    4  0.132    5  0.150    3 0.5292  1.037  0.153  0.147  0.000
CAPITALS       28 17 140 127 -0.014 21.997    3  0.792    3  0.135   14  0.033    4 0.5281  1.022  0.018  0.048  0.000
BRUINS         24 17 135 105 -0.012 19.861    5  0.704    5  0.087    2  0.171    5 0.5192  0.989  0.118  0.225  0.000
BLUES          26 20 134 122  0.018 23.062    6  0.698    6  0.085   10  0.055    6 0.5182  0.924 -0.074  0.183  0.000
JETS           26 20 153 127  0.010 22.751    7  0.697    7  0.081    4  0.151    7 0.5170  1.112  0.244  0.058  0.000
KINGS          24 19 128 103  0.018 21.434    8  0.683    8  0.074    6  0.149    8 0.5151  0.826 -0.086  0.384  0.000
STARS          24 20 133 122  0.023 22.117   10  0.657    9  0.064    8  0.064    9 0.5140  0.985  0.005  0.123  0.000
AVALANCHE      23 19 139 125  0.029 21.177    9  0.660   11  0.062    7  0.089   10 0.5138  1.164  0.247 -0.069  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
MAPLE LEAFS    25 20 146 131 -0.004 22.161   11  0.652   12  0.062   11  0.055   11 0.5133  1.145  0.189 -0.080  0.000
FLAMES         25 20 131 125 -0.004 22.213   12  0.650   10  0.063   16  0.018   12 0.5132  0.993 -0.032  0.067  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   25 21 124 129 -0.020 22.522   13  0.615   13  0.043   23 -0.054   13 0.5078  0.849 -0.264  0.156  0.000
WILD           24 22 133 131  0.031 23.332   14  0.609   14  0.039   15  0.030   14 0.5075  0.977 -0.037  0.098  0.000
SHARKS         22 19 116 111 -0.011 20.060   15  0.606   15  0.036   12  0.046   15 0.5053  0.881 -0.130  0.221  0.000
PENGUINS       24 22 135 141 -0.012 22.657   16  0.582   16  0.022   21 -0.035   16 0.5034  1.042 -0.027 -0.044  0.000
ISLANDERS      22 22 153 160  0.023 22.316   17  0.565   17  0.013   22 -0.046   17 0.5018  1.427  0.466 -0.557  0.000
DEVILS         22 20 133 130 -0.043 20.087   18  0.558   18  0.008   17 -0.001   18 0.5007  1.139  0.125 -0.128  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     22 23 136 123  0.000 22.224   19  0.527   19 -0.013    9  0.057   19 0.4976  0.986 -0.000  0.114  0.000
RANGERS        22 22 132 129 -0.049 20.943   20  0.512   20 -0.019   19 -0.008   20 0.4958  1.020 -0.026  0.010  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          20 24 121 122  0.035 22.384   21  0.487   21 -0.035   13  0.034   21 0.4926  0.887 -0.135  0.203  0.000
HURRICANES     20 25 126 140  0.018 22.693   23  0.452   23 -0.054   20 -0.033   22 0.4914  1.032 -0.037 -0.029  0.000
FLYERS         20 23 128 125 -0.021 20.969   22  0.464   22 -0.047   18 -0.008   23 0.4886  1.035 -0.009 -0.008  0.000
OILERS         20 26 126 147  0.010 23.168   24  0.421   24 -0.069   27 -0.133   24 0.4859  1.077 -0.083 -0.184  0.000
PANTHERS       18 25 122 141  0.017 21.710   25  0.395   25 -0.082   24 -0.074   25 0.4819  1.132  0.044 -0.191  0.000
CANUCKS        18 27 119 147  0.011 22.654   26  0.344   26 -0.109   26 -0.122   26 0.4780  1.084 -0.063 -0.182  0.000
RED WINGS      18 25 117 131 -0.050 20.592   28  0.339   28 -0.113   25 -0.083   27 0.4753  0.967 -0.163 -0.003  0.000
CANADIENS      18 25 111 133 -0.047 20.789   27  0.341   27 -0.109   28 -0.175   28 0.4751  0.969 -0.251 -0.098  0.000
SENATORS       15 27 117 149 -0.021 20.753   29  0.224   29 -0.166   29 -0.186   29 0.4639  1.158 -0.035 -0.337  0.000
SABRES         11 33  99 151 -0.022 21.805   30  0.020   30 -0.294   31 -0.274   30 0.4381  0.947 -0.376 -0.172  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 35 105 160  0.039 23.371   31  0.000   31 -0.305   30 -0.261   31 0.4376  0.990 -0.314 -0.209  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 13 145 116 0.009 20.733 2 0.942 2 0.216 3 0.163 2 0.5437 1.148 0.301 0.025 0.000 KINGS 24 19 128 103 0.018 21.434 8 0.683 8 0.074 6 0.149 8 0.5151 0.826 -0.086 0.384 0.000 FLAMES 25 20 131 125 -0.004 22.213 12 0.650 10 0.063 16 0.018 12 0.5132 0.993 -0.032 0.067 0.000 SHARKS 22 19 116 111 -0.011 20.060 15 0.606 15 0.036 12 0.046 15 0.5053 0.881 -0.130 0.221 0.000 DUCKS 20 24 121 122 0.035 22.384 21 0.487 21 -0.035 13 0.034 21 0.4926 0.887 -0.135 0.203 0.000 OILERS 20 26 126 147 0.010 23.168 24 0.421 24 -0.069 27 -0.133 24 0.4859 1.077 -0.083 -0.184 0.000 CANUCKS 18 27 119 147 0.011 22.654 26 0.344 26 -0.109 26 -0.122 26 0.4780 1.084 -0.063 -0.182 0.000 COYOTES 10 35 105 160 0.039 23.371 31 0.000 31 -0.305 30 -0.261 31 0.4376 0.990 -0.314 -0.209 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 25 17 131 114 0.062 21.693 4 0.790 4 0.132 5 0.150 3 0.5292 1.037 0.153 0.147 0.000 BLUES 26 20 134 122 0.018 23.062 6 0.698 6 0.085 10 0.055 6 0.5182 0.924 -0.074 0.183 0.000 JETS 26 20 153 127 0.010 22.751 7 0.697 7 0.081 4 0.151 7 0.5170 1.112 0.244 0.058 0.000 STARS 24 20 133 122 0.023 22.117 10 0.657 9 0.064 8 0.064 9 0.5140 0.985 0.005 0.123 0.000 AVALANCHE 23 19 139 125 0.029 21.177 9 0.660 11 0.062 7 0.089 10 0.5138 1.164 0.247 -0.069 0.000 WILD 24 22 133 131 0.031 23.332 14 0.609 14 0.039 15 0.030 14 0.5075 0.977 -0.037 0.098 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 22 23 136 123 0.000 22.224 19 0.527 19 -0.013 9 0.057 19 0.4976 0.986 -0.000 0.114 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 -0.014 21.228 1 0.964 1 0.227 1 0.265 1 0.5486 1.152 0.408 0.123 0.000 BRUINS 24 17 135 105 -0.012 19.861 5 0.704 5 0.087 2 0.171 5 0.5192 0.989 0.118 0.225 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 25 20 146 131 -0.004 22.161 11 0.652 12 0.062 11 0.055 11 0.5133 1.145 0.189 -0.080 0.000 PANTHERS 18 25 122 141 0.017 21.710 25 0.395 25 -0.082 24 -0.074 25 0.4819 1.132 0.044 -0.191 0.000 RED WINGS 18 25 117 131 -0.050 20.592 28 0.339 28 -0.113 25 -0.083 27 0.4753 0.967 -0.163 -0.003 0.000 CANADIENS 18 25 111 133 -0.047 20.789 27 0.341 27 -0.109 28 -0.175 28 0.4751 0.969 -0.251 -0.098 0.000 SENATORS 15 27 117 149 -0.021 20.753 29 0.224 29 -0.166 29 -0.186 29 0.4639 1.158 -0.035 -0.337 0.000 SABRES 11 33 99 151 -0.022 21.805 30 0.020 30 -0.294 31 -0.274 30 0.4381 0.947 -0.376 -0.172 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 -0.014 21.997 3 0.792 3 0.135 14 0.033 4 0.5281 1.022 0.018 0.048 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 25 21 124 129 -0.020 22.522 13 0.615 13 0.043 23 -0.054 13 0.5078 0.849 -0.264 0.156 0.000 PENGUINS 24 22 135 141 -0.012 22.657 16 0.582 16 0.022 21 -0.035 16 0.5034 1.042 -0.027 -0.044 0.000 ISLANDERS 22 22 153 160 0.023 22.316 17 0.565 17 0.013 22 -0.046 17 0.5018 1.427 0.466 -0.557 0.000 DEVILS 22 20 133 130 -0.043 20.087 18 0.558 18 0.008 17 -0.001 18 0.5007 1.139 0.125 -0.128 0.000 RANGERS 22 22 132 129 -0.049 20.943 20 0.512 20 -0.019 19 -0.008 20 0.4958 1.020 -0.026 0.010 0.000 HURRICANES 20 25 126 140 0.018 22.693 23 0.452 23 -0.054 20 -0.033 22 0.4914 1.032 -0.037 -0.029 0.000 FLYERS 20 23 128 125 -0.021 20.969 22 0.464 22 -0.047 18 -0.008 23 0.4886 1.035 -0.009 -0.008 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      170 141 0.547    1  0.150
PACIFIC DIVISION      168 183 0.479    2 -0.022
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 183 172 0.515    3 -0.035
ATLANTIC DIVISION     160 185 0.464    4 -0.071

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.118 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: Mon Jan 15 05:30:29 2018
games through: Sun Jan 14 2018

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