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 21.196    1  0.985    1  0.228    1  0.266    1 0.5484  1.153  0.414  0.118  0.000
BRUINS         24 18 137 108 -0.013 20.339    9  0.697    9  0.073    2  0.167    9 0.5157  0.982  0.108  0.226  0.000
PREDATORS      26 17 132 114  0.063 22.211    3  0.836    3  0.146    3  0.160    3 0.5321  0.999  0.122  0.198  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 29 14 145 117  0.018 21.389    2  0.946    2  0.206    4  0.157    2 0.5409  1.115  0.257  0.056  0.000
JETS           26 20 153 127  0.010 22.736    7  0.710    7  0.081    5  0.152    7 0.5171  1.116  0.254  0.050  0.000
KINGS          24 20 129 107  0.014 21.884   10  0.669   12  0.059    6  0.128   11 0.5116  0.835 -0.094  0.351  0.000
AVALANCHE      24 19 142 126  0.029 21.661    8  0.699    8  0.075    7  0.101    8 0.5163  1.155  0.251 -0.049  0.000
STARS          26 20 140 126  0.034 23.296    6  0.727    6  0.094    8  0.083    6 0.5197  0.985  0.028  0.138  0.000
SHARKS         24 19 123 114 -0.015 20.943   11  0.666   11  0.060    9  0.062   13 0.5096  0.877 -0.115  0.239  0.000
BLUES          27 20 136 123  0.020 23.596    5  0.735    5  0.098   10  0.059    5 0.5211  0.899 -0.093  0.212  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
BLACKHAWKS     22 23 136 123  0.002 22.250   20  0.547   20 -0.013   11  0.058   20 0.4978  0.989  0.008  0.108  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    25 21 147 133 -0.005 22.620   13  0.641   13  0.047   12  0.049   12 0.5101  1.121  0.157 -0.058  0.000
CAPITALS       28 17 140 127 -0.014 21.990    4  0.812    4  0.136   13  0.033    4 0.5280  1.026  0.026  0.041  0.000
WILD           24 22 133 131  0.030 23.302   15  0.624   15  0.039   14  0.030   15 0.5076  0.981 -0.030  0.090  0.000
DUCKS          20 25 122 125  0.036 22.928   21  0.489   21 -0.047   15  0.022   22 0.4904  0.877 -0.154  0.199  0.000
DEVILS         23 20 137 131 -0.039 20.594   16  0.598   17  0.021   16  0.017   16 0.5040  1.123  0.128 -0.093  0.000
FLAMES         25 20 131 125 -0.005 22.181   12  0.663   10  0.062   17  0.017   10 0.5132  0.996 -0.026  0.059  0.000
RANGERS        23 22 137 130 -0.050 21.359   19  0.550   19 -0.008   18  0.011   19 0.4979  1.026  0.004  0.018  0.000
FLYERS         20 24 129 130 -0.021 21.477   23  0.461   23 -0.060   19 -0.030   23 0.4864  1.041 -0.019 -0.041  0.000
HURRICANES     20 25 126 140  0.018 22.683   22  0.471   22 -0.055   20 -0.034   21 0.4914  1.036 -0.029 -0.038  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
PENGUINS       24 22 135 141 -0.013 22.623   17  0.597   16  0.022   21 -0.037   17 0.5032  1.044 -0.022 -0.051  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   25 21 124 129 -0.020 22.514   14  0.630   14  0.043   22 -0.055   14 0.5077  0.851 -0.260  0.151  0.000
ISLANDERS      23 23 159 168  0.014 23.176   18  0.574   18  0.009   23 -0.064   18 0.5014  1.424  0.447 -0.575  0.000
PANTHERS       18 25 122 141  0.017 21.704   25  0.410   25 -0.083   24 -0.074   25 0.4819  1.133  0.049 -0.197  0.000
RED WINGS      18 26 119 135 -0.048 21.096   27  0.329   28 -0.125   25 -0.093   27 0.4729  0.973 -0.162 -0.025  0.000
CANUCKS        18 27 119 147  0.010 22.619   26  0.356   26 -0.111   26 -0.124   26 0.4780  1.087 -0.058 -0.191  0.000
OILERS         20 26 126 147  0.010 23.160   24  0.436   24 -0.070   27 -0.134   24 0.4860  1.081 -0.075 -0.193  0.000
CANADIENS      18 26 115 138 -0.050 21.195   28  0.327   27 -0.124   28 -0.179   28 0.4725  0.982 -0.237 -0.120  0.000
SENATORS       15 27 117 149 -0.022 20.715   29  0.241   29 -0.168   29 -0.188   29 0.4634  1.159 -0.033 -0.344  0.000
COYOTES        10 36 107 163  0.039 23.861   31  0.000   31 -0.318   30 -0.263   31 0.4360  0.987 -0.315 -0.210  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         11 33  99 151 -0.025 21.753   30  0.036   30 -0.297   31 -0.277   30 0.4378  0.947 -0.376 -0.178  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 0.018 21.389 2 0.946 2 0.206 4 0.157 2 0.5409 1.115 0.257 0.056 0.000 KINGS 24 20 129 107 0.014 21.884 10 0.669 12 0.059 6 0.128 11 0.5116 0.835 -0.094 0.351 0.000 SHARKS 24 19 123 114 -0.015 20.943 11 0.666 11 0.060 9 0.062 13 0.5096 0.877 -0.115 0.239 0.000 DUCKS 20 25 122 125 0.036 22.928 21 0.489 21 -0.047 15 0.022 22 0.4904 0.877 -0.154 0.199 0.000 FLAMES 25 20 131 125 -0.005 22.181 12 0.663 10 0.062 17 0.017 10 0.5132 0.996 -0.026 0.059 0.000 CANUCKS 18 27 119 147 0.010 22.619 26 0.356 26 -0.111 26 -0.124 26 0.4780 1.087 -0.058 -0.191 0.000 OILERS 20 26 126 147 0.010 23.160 24 0.436 24 -0.070 27 -0.134 24 0.4860 1.081 -0.075 -0.193 0.000 COYOTES 10 36 107 163 0.039 23.861 31 0.000 31 -0.318 30 -0.263 31 0.4360 0.987 -0.315 -0.210 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 22.211 3 0.836 3 0.146 3 0.160 3 0.5321 0.999 0.122 0.198 0.000 JETS 26 20 153 127 0.010 22.736 7 0.710 7 0.081 5 0.152 7 0.5171 1.116 0.254 0.050 0.000 AVALANCHE 24 19 142 126 0.029 21.661 8 0.699 8 0.075 7 0.101 8 0.5163 1.155 0.251 -0.049 0.000 STARS 26 20 140 126 0.034 23.296 6 0.727 6 0.094 8 0.083 6 0.5197 0.985 0.028 0.138 0.000 BLUES 27 20 136 123 0.020 23.596 5 0.735 5 0.098 10 0.059 5 0.5211 0.899 -0.093 0.212 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 22 23 136 123 0.002 22.250 20 0.547 20 -0.013 11 0.058 20 0.4978 0.989 0.008 0.108 0.000 WILD 24 22 133 131 0.030 23.302 15 0.624 15 0.039 14 0.030 15 0.5076 0.981 -0.030 0.090 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 21.196 1 0.985 1 0.228 1 0.266 1 0.5484 1.153 0.414 0.118 0.000 BRUINS 24 18 137 108 -0.013 20.339 9 0.697 9 0.073 2 0.167 9 0.5157 0.982 0.108 0.226 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 25 21 147 133 -0.005 22.620 13 0.641 13 0.047 12 0.049 12 0.5101 1.121 0.157 -0.058 0.000 PANTHERS 18 25 122 141 0.017 21.704 25 0.410 25 -0.083 24 -0.074 25 0.4819 1.133 0.049 -0.197 0.000 RED WINGS 18 26 119 135 -0.048 21.096 27 0.329 28 -0.125 25 -0.093 27 0.4729 0.973 -0.162 -0.025 0.000 CANADIENS 18 26 115 138 -0.050 21.195 28 0.327 27 -0.124 28 -0.179 28 0.4725 0.982 -0.237 -0.120 0.000 SENATORS 15 27 117 149 -0.022 20.715 29 0.241 29 -0.168 29 -0.188 29 0.4634 1.159 -0.033 -0.344 0.000 SABRES 11 33 99 151 -0.025 21.753 30 0.036 30 -0.297 31 -0.277 30 0.4378 0.947 -0.376 -0.178 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 21.990 4 0.812 4 0.136 13 0.033 4 0.5280 1.026 0.026 0.041 0.000 DEVILS 23 20 137 131 -0.039 20.594 16 0.598 17 0.021 16 0.017 16 0.5040 1.123 0.128 -0.093 0.000 RANGERS 23 22 137 130 -0.050 21.359 19 0.550 19 -0.008 18 0.011 19 0.4979 1.026 0.004 0.018 0.000 FLYERS 20 24 129 130 -0.021 21.477 23 0.461 23 -0.060 19 -0.030 23 0.4864 1.041 -0.019 -0.041 0.000 HURRICANES 20 25 126 140 0.018 22.683 22 0.471 22 -0.055 20 -0.034 21 0.4914 1.036 -0.029 -0.038 0.000 PENGUINS 24 22 135 141 -0.013 22.623 17 0.597 16 0.022 21 -0.037 17 0.5032 1.044 -0.022 -0.051 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 25 21 124 129 -0.020 22.514 14 0.630 14 0.043 22 -0.055 14 0.5077 0.851 -0.260 0.151 0.000 ISLANDERS 23 23 159 168 0.014 23.176 18 0.574 18 0.009 23 -0.064 18 0.5014 1.424 0.447 -0.575 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      175 141 0.554    1  0.161
PACIFIC DIVISION      170 187 0.476    2 -0.027
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 186 174 0.517    3 -0.035
ATLANTIC DIVISION     160 189 0.458    4 -0.076

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.115 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: Wed Jan 17 05:30:28 2018
games through: Tue Jan 16 2018

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