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 -0.013 21.237    1  0.960    1  0.226    1  0.264    1 0.5486  1.152  0.408  0.121  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 29 13 145 116  0.007 20.709    2  0.936    2  0.214    3  0.161    2 0.5436  1.150  0.302  0.021  0.000
CAPITALS       28 17 140 127 -0.014 21.992    3  0.787    3  0.134   13  0.033    4 0.5280  1.023  0.019  0.047  0.000
PREDATORS      25 17 131 114  0.061 21.678    4  0.784    4  0.131    5  0.149    3 0.5292  1.039  0.154  0.144  0.000
BLUES          26 20 134 122  0.017 23.038    6  0.685    5  0.084   11  0.054    5 0.5183  0.924 -0.074  0.181  0.000
STARS          25 20 136 124  0.034 22.820    7  0.681    6  0.081    8  0.072    6 0.5175  0.975  0.002  0.142  0.000
JETS           26 20 153 127  0.011 22.768    5  0.686    7  0.081    4  0.151    7 0.5172  1.112  0.245  0.057  0.000
AVALANCHE      24 19 142 126  0.027 21.641    9  0.667    8  0.074    7  0.099    8 0.5161  1.153  0.244 -0.045  0.000
BRUINS         24 18 137 108 -0.012 20.364    8  0.668    9  0.072    2  0.166    9 0.5159  0.978  0.100  0.231  0.000
FLAMES         25 20 131 125 -0.004 22.202   12  0.638   10  0.062   16  0.017   10 0.5131  0.993 -0.031  0.065  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 -0.005 22.141   11  0.640   11  0.061   12  0.054   11 0.5130  1.145  0.189 -0.082  0.000
KINGS          24 20 129 107  0.017 21.940   10  0.643   12  0.060    6  0.129   12 0.5117  0.830 -0.101  0.359  0.000
SHARKS         23 19 120 112 -0.005 20.626   13  0.626   13  0.051    9  0.065   13 0.5083  0.884 -0.106  0.237  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   25 21 124 129 -0.021 22.498   14  0.609   14  0.042   23 -0.055   14 0.5077  0.850 -0.264  0.154  0.000
WILD           24 22 133 131  0.031 23.333   15  0.605   15  0.039   14  0.030   15 0.5075  0.977 -0.037  0.097  0.000
ISLANDERS      23 22 158 164  0.018 22.726   17  0.574   16  0.023   22 -0.046   16 0.5042  1.437  0.480 -0.572  0.000
PENGUINS       24 22 135 141 -0.012 22.650   16  0.575   17  0.022   21 -0.036   17 0.5034  1.043 -0.026 -0.045  0.000
DEVILS         22 20 133 130 -0.043 20.094   18  0.551   18  0.008   17 -0.001   18 0.5008  1.139  0.126 -0.129  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     22 23 136 123 -0.000 22.218   19  0.520   19 -0.013   10  0.056   19 0.4976  0.986 -0.000  0.113  0.000
RANGERS        22 22 132 129 -0.050 20.938   20  0.505   20 -0.020   18 -0.009   20 0.4957  1.019 -0.027  0.009  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 25 122 125  0.038 22.974   21  0.463   21 -0.045   15  0.023   22 0.4905  0.873 -0.161  0.208  0.000
FLYERS         20 23 128 125 -0.022 20.960   22  0.458   22 -0.047   19 -0.009   23 0.4887  1.035 -0.008 -0.009  0.000
HURRICANES     20 25 126 140  0.017 22.681   23  0.445   23 -0.055   20 -0.034   21 0.4914  1.032 -0.037 -0.031  0.000
OILERS         20 26 126 147  0.010 23.163   24  0.415   24 -0.069   27 -0.133   24 0.4859  1.077 -0.082 -0.184  0.000
PANTHERS       18 25 122 141  0.017 21.721   25  0.390   25 -0.082   24 -0.073   25 0.4820  1.132  0.045 -0.192  0.000
CANUCKS        18 27 119 147  0.010 22.645   26  0.337   26 -0.109   26 -0.123   26 0.4779  1.084 -0.063 -0.182  0.000
RED WINGS      18 25 117 131 -0.050 20.578   27  0.333   27 -0.113   25 -0.083   27 0.4751  0.967 -0.162 -0.004  0.000
CANADIENS      18 26 115 138 -0.051 21.196   28  0.307   28 -0.123   28 -0.177   28 0.4725  0.981 -0.240 -0.114  0.000
SENATORS       15 27 117 149 -0.021 20.746   29  0.223   29 -0.165   29 -0.186   29 0.4637  1.158 -0.035 -0.337  0.000
SABRES         11 33  99 151 -0.022 21.805   30  0.020   30 -0.293   31 -0.273   30 0.4380  0.947 -0.375 -0.171  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 23.377   31  0.000   31 -0.304   30 -0.261   31 0.4376  0.991 -0.311 -0.210  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 0.007 20.709 2 0.936 2 0.214 3 0.161 2 0.5436 1.150 0.302 0.021 0.000 FLAMES 25 20 131 125 -0.004 22.202 12 0.638 10 0.062 16 0.017 10 0.5131 0.993 -0.031 0.065 0.000 KINGS 24 20 129 107 0.017 21.940 10 0.643 12 0.060 6 0.129 12 0.5117 0.830 -0.101 0.359 0.000 SHARKS 23 19 120 112 -0.005 20.626 13 0.626 13 0.051 9 0.065 13 0.5083 0.884 -0.106 0.237 0.000 DUCKS 20 25 122 125 0.038 22.974 21 0.463 21 -0.045 15 0.023 22 0.4905 0.873 -0.161 0.208 0.000 OILERS 20 26 126 147 0.010 23.163 24 0.415 24 -0.069 27 -0.133 24 0.4859 1.077 -0.082 -0.184 0.000 CANUCKS 18 27 119 147 0.010 22.645 26 0.337 26 -0.109 26 -0.123 26 0.4779 1.084 -0.063 -0.182 0.000 COYOTES 10 35 105 160 0.039 23.377 31 0.000 31 -0.304 30 -0.261 31 0.4376 0.991 -0.311 -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 25 17 131 114 0.061 21.678 4 0.784 4 0.131 5 0.149 3 0.5292 1.039 0.154 0.144 0.000 BLUES 26 20 134 122 0.017 23.038 6 0.685 5 0.084 11 0.054 5 0.5183 0.924 -0.074 0.181 0.000 STARS 25 20 136 124 0.034 22.820 7 0.681 6 0.081 8 0.072 6 0.5175 0.975 0.002 0.142 0.000 JETS 26 20 153 127 0.011 22.768 5 0.686 7 0.081 4 0.151 7 0.5172 1.112 0.245 0.057 0.000 AVALANCHE 24 19 142 126 0.027 21.641 9 0.667 8 0.074 7 0.099 8 0.5161 1.153 0.244 -0.045 0.000 WILD 24 22 133 131 0.031 23.333 15 0.605 15 0.039 14 0.030 15 0.5075 0.977 -0.037 0.097 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 22 23 136 123 -0.000 22.218 19 0.520 19 -0.013 10 0.056 19 0.4976 0.986 -0.000 0.113 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 -0.013 21.237 1 0.960 1 0.226 1 0.264 1 0.5486 1.152 0.408 0.121 0.000 BRUINS 24 18 137 108 -0.012 20.364 8 0.668 9 0.072 2 0.166 9 0.5159 0.978 0.100 0.231 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 25 20 146 131 -0.005 22.141 11 0.640 11 0.061 12 0.054 11 0.5130 1.145 0.189 -0.082 0.000 PANTHERS 18 25 122 141 0.017 21.721 25 0.390 25 -0.082 24 -0.073 25 0.4820 1.132 0.045 -0.192 0.000 RED WINGS 18 25 117 131 -0.050 20.578 27 0.333 27 -0.113 25 -0.083 27 0.4751 0.967 -0.162 -0.004 0.000 CANADIENS 18 26 115 138 -0.051 21.196 28 0.307 28 -0.123 28 -0.177 28 0.4725 0.981 -0.240 -0.114 0.000 SENATORS 15 27 117 149 -0.021 20.746 29 0.223 29 -0.165 29 -0.186 29 0.4637 1.158 -0.035 -0.337 0.000 SABRES 11 33 99 151 -0.022 21.805 30 0.020 30 -0.293 31 -0.273 30 0.4380 0.947 -0.375 -0.171 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 21.992 3 0.787 3 0.134 13 0.033 4 0.5280 1.023 0.019 0.047 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 25 21 124 129 -0.021 22.498 14 0.609 14 0.042 23 -0.055 14 0.5077 0.850 -0.264 0.154 0.000 ISLANDERS 23 22 158 164 0.018 22.726 17 0.574 16 0.023 22 -0.046 16 0.5042 1.437 0.480 -0.572 0.000 PENGUINS 24 22 135 141 -0.012 22.650 16 0.575 17 0.022 21 -0.036 17 0.5034 1.043 -0.026 -0.045 0.000 DEVILS 22 20 133 130 -0.043 20.094 18 0.551 18 0.008 17 -0.001 18 0.5008 1.139 0.126 -0.129 0.000 RANGERS 22 22 132 129 -0.050 20.938 20 0.505 20 -0.020 18 -0.009 20 0.4957 1.019 -0.027 0.009 0.000 FLYERS 20 23 128 125 -0.022 20.960 22 0.458 22 -0.047 19 -0.009 23 0.4887 1.035 -0.008 -0.009 0.000 HURRICANES 20 25 126 140 0.017 22.681 23 0.445 23 -0.055 20 -0.034 21 0.4914 1.032 -0.037 -0.031 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      172 141 0.550    1  0.155
PACIFIC DIVISION      169 185 0.477    2 -0.024
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 184 172 0.517    3 -0.035
ATLANTIC DIVISION     160 187 0.461    4 -0.073

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.116 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: Tue Jan 16 05:30:30 2018
games through: Mon Jan 15 2018

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