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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
HURRICANES     15  5 66 43  0.020  9.800    1  0.277    1  0.289    4  0.257    1 0.5577   21  0.945    8  0.172    4  0.343 P
OILERS         15  5 77 59 -0.092  9.080    2  0.237    2  0.246    9  0.112    2 0.5486    2  1.373    2  0.565   30 -0.342 P
PANTHERS       14  7 77 56  0.082 10.802    3  0.214    3  0.224    3  0.265    3 0.5426    8  1.143    4  0.416   11  0.114 P
MAPLE LEAFS    16  7 66 49 -0.035 10.897    4  0.211    4  0.220    5  0.180    5 0.5399   31  0.783   22 -0.081    2  0.441
RANGERS        13  7 60 54  0.085 10.477    5  0.193    5  0.205    7  0.129    4 0.5399   22  0.931   16  0.028    5  0.230 P
CAPITALS       14  8 78 52  0.075 11.122    6  0.183    6  0.185    2  0.352    7 0.5320   17  0.997    5  0.326    3  0.377
WILD           14  7 78 64 -0.025 10.137    7  0.182    7  0.183   12  0.091    6 0.5333    3  1.297    3  0.442   26 -0.260 P
LIGHTNING      12  8 64 56  0.055 10.247    8  0.143    8  0.140    8  0.129   10 0.5237   18  0.985   11  0.090    8  0.168 P
BRUINS         11  7 56 51  0.017  9.019    9  0.133    9  0.130   13  0.062    8 0.5265   12  1.089    9  0.146   16 -0.021 P
BLUE JACKETS   12  7 67 59 -0.070  8.915   10  0.123   10  0.120   15  0.009    9 0.5248    4  1.239    6  0.283   27 -0.264 P
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
AVALANCHE      11  7 73 56 -0.015  8.666   11  0.118   11  0.109    6  0.150   11 0.5229    1  1.373    1  0.605   28 -0.304 P
FLAMES         12  9 70 42  0.059 10.494   12  0.105   12  0.097    1  0.387   12 0.5180   28  0.800   10  0.143    1  0.630 P
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 12  9 66 64 -0.070  9.919   13  0.064   13  0.054   21 -0.050   13 0.5135   11  1.110   12  0.060   23 -0.160 P
SHARKS         11 10 55 58  0.020 10.690   14  0.051   14  0.043   18 -0.029   15 0.5038   26  0.871   27 -0.197   10  0.138 P
PREDATORS      11 10 58 63 -0.020 10.392   15  0.035   15  0.025   22 -0.061   14 0.5044   14  1.030   21 -0.048   19 -0.074 P
STARS          10  9 53 55 -0.048  9.156   16  0.020   16  0.011   19 -0.044   16 0.5034   23  0.912   25 -0.165   13  0.078 P
DUCKS          11 11 70 61 -0.018 10.647   17 -0.001   18 -0.009   10  0.097   20 0.4940   19  0.983   14  0.055    9  0.138
DEVILS          9 10 57 58  0.060  9.942   18 -0.002   17 -0.004   16  0.005   19 0.4954   13  1.061   13  0.056   18 -0.046 P
BLUES          11 10 71 59 -0.068  9.763   19 -0.008   19 -0.012   11  0.093   17 0.5021    6  1.165    7  0.271   20 -0.085 P
JETS           10 11 60 60  0.023 10.677   20 -0.018   20 -0.014   17 -0.002   18 0.4959   20  0.983   20 -0.043   15  0.040 P
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PENGUINS       10 11 62 59 -0.014 10.267   21 -0.037   21 -0.040   14  0.051   22 0.4869   15  1.014   15  0.046   14  0.056 P
FLYERS          8 12 49 61  0.134 11.160   22 -0.052   22 -0.046   20 -0.045   21 0.4869   24  0.910   26 -0.169   12  0.080 P
RED WINGS      10 12 61 71 -0.042 10.822   23 -0.071   23 -0.067   26 -0.153   23 0.4857   16  1.013   24 -0.160   22 -0.146
KINGS           9 11 53 54 -0.076  9.441   24 -0.096   24 -0.093   23 -0.065   24 0.4787   30  0.795   28 -0.313    7  0.183 P
SABRES          8 13 60 70 -0.054 10.196   25 -0.166   25 -0.161   24 -0.119   26 0.4653   10  1.129   18  0.014   25 -0.252 P
ISLANDERS       5 12 32 52  0.115  9.461   26 -0.171   26 -0.164   25 -0.145   25 0.4672   32  0.685   31 -0.506    6  0.215 P
KRAKEN          7 14 58 73 -0.016 10.551   27 -0.202   27 -0.196   27 -0.155   27 0.4629    7  1.159   17  0.017   29 -0.327 P
BLACKHAWKS      7 14 45 67 -0.068 10.342   28 -0.225   28 -0.221   29 -0.264   28 0.4535   27  0.812   30 -0.495   17 -0.034 P
CANUCKS         6 16 51 73 -0.026 11.014   29 -0.288   29 -0.285   28 -0.261   29 0.4470   25  0.884   29 -0.415   21 -0.108
CANADIENS       6 17 54 83 -0.007 11.776   30 -0.294   30 -0.291   30 -0.287   30 0.4418    9  1.139   23 -0.141   31 -0.433
TEAM            W  L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SENATORS        4 15 46 73  0.059 10.234   31 -0.299   31 -0.295   31 -0.291   31 0.4387    5  1.234   19 -0.025   32 -0.558 P
COYOTES         4 17 39 77 -0.001 11.000   32 -0.359   32 -0.358   32 -0.421   32 0.4321   29  0.799   32 -0.666   24 -0.177 P

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING OILERS 15 5 77 59 -0.092 9.080 2 0.237 2 0.246 9 0.112 2 0.5486 2 1.373 2 0.565 30 -0.342 P FLAMES 12 9 70 42 0.059 10.494 12 0.105 12 0.097 1 0.387 12 0.5180 28 0.800 10 0.143 1 0.630 P GOLDEN KNIGHTS 12 9 66 64 -0.070 9.919 13 0.064 13 0.054 21 -0.050 13 0.5135 11 1.110 12 0.060 23 -0.160 P SHARKS 11 10 55 58 0.020 10.690 14 0.051 14 0.043 18 -0.029 15 0.5038 26 0.871 27 -0.197 10 0.138 P DUCKS 11 11 70 61 -0.018 10.647 17 -0.001 18 -0.009 10 0.097 20 0.4940 19 0.983 14 0.055 9 0.138 KINGS 9 11 53 54 -0.076 9.441 24 -0.096 24 -0.093 23 -0.065 24 0.4787 30 0.795 28 -0.313 7 0.183 P KRAKEN 7 14 58 73 -0.016 10.551 27 -0.202 27 -0.196 27 -0.155 27 0.4629 7 1.159 17 0.017 29 -0.327 P CANUCKS 6 16 51 73 -0.026 11.014 29 -0.288 29 -0.285 28 -0.261 29 0.4470 25 0.884 29 -0.415 21 -0.108

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING WILD 14 7 78 64 -0.025 10.137 7 0.182 7 0.183 12 0.091 6 0.5333 3 1.297 3 0.442 26 -0.260 P AVALANCHE 11 7 73 56 -0.015 8.666 11 0.118 11 0.109 6 0.150 11 0.5229 1 1.373 1 0.605 28 -0.304 P PREDATORS 11 10 58 63 -0.020 10.392 15 0.035 15 0.025 22 -0.061 14 0.5044 14 1.030 21 -0.048 19 -0.074 P STARS 10 9 53 55 -0.048 9.156 16 0.020 16 0.011 19 -0.044 16 0.5034 23 0.912 25 -0.165 13 0.078 P BLUES 11 10 71 59 -0.068 9.763 19 -0.008 19 -0.012 11 0.093 17 0.5021 6 1.165 7 0.271 20 -0.085 P JETS 10 11 60 60 0.023 10.677 20 -0.018 20 -0.014 17 -0.002 18 0.4959 20 0.983 20 -0.043 15 0.040 P BLACKHAWKS 7 14 45 67 -0.068 10.342 28 -0.225 28 -0.221 29 -0.264 28 0.4535 27 0.812 30 -0.495 17 -0.034 P COYOTES 4 17 39 77 -0.001 11.000 32 -0.359 32 -0.358 32 -0.421 32 0.4321 29 0.799 32 -0.666 24 -0.177 P

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING PANTHERS 14 7 77 56 0.082 10.802 3 0.214 3 0.224 3 0.265 3 0.5426 8 1.143 4 0.416 11 0.114 P MAPLE LEAFS 16 7 66 49 -0.035 10.897 4 0.211 4 0.220 5 0.180 5 0.5399 31 0.783 22 -0.081 2 0.441 LIGHTNING 12 8 64 56 0.055 10.247 8 0.143 8 0.140 8 0.129 10 0.5237 18 0.985 11 0.090 8 0.168 P BRUINS 11 7 56 51 0.017 9.019 9 0.133 9 0.130 13 0.062 8 0.5265 12 1.089 9 0.146 16 -0.021 P RED WINGS 10 12 61 71 -0.042 10.822 23 -0.071 23 -0.067 26 -0.153 23 0.4857 16 1.013 24 -0.160 22 -0.146 SABRES 8 13 60 70 -0.054 10.196 25 -0.166 25 -0.161 24 -0.119 26 0.4653 10 1.129 18 0.014 25 -0.252 P CANADIENS 6 17 54 83 -0.007 11.776 30 -0.294 30 -0.291 30 -0.287 30 0.4418 9 1.139 23 -0.141 31 -0.433 SENATORS 4 15 46 73 0.059 10.234 31 -0.299 31 -0.295 31 -0.291 31 0.4387 5 1.234 19 -0.025 32 -0.558 P

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING HURRICANES 15 5 66 43 0.020 9.800 1 0.277 1 0.289 4 0.257 1 0.5577 21 0.945 8 0.172 4 0.343 P RANGERS 13 7 60 54 0.085 10.477 5 0.193 5 0.205 7 0.129 4 0.5399 22 0.931 16 0.028 5 0.230 P CAPITALS 14 8 78 52 0.075 11.122 6 0.183 6 0.185 2 0.352 7 0.5320 17 0.997 5 0.326 3 0.377 BLUE JACKETS 12 7 67 59 -0.070 8.915 10 0.123 10 0.120 15 0.009 9 0.5248 4 1.239 6 0.283 27 -0.264 P DEVILS 9 10 57 58 0.060 9.942 18 -0.002 17 -0.004 16 0.005 19 0.4954 13 1.061 13 0.056 18 -0.046 P PENGUINS 10 11 62 59 -0.014 10.267 21 -0.037 21 -0.040 14 0.051 22 0.4869 15 1.014 15 0.046 14 0.056 P FLYERS 8 12 49 61 0.134 11.160 22 -0.052 22 -0.046 20 -0.045 21 0.4869 24 0.910 26 -0.169 12 0.080 P ISLANDERS 5 12 32 52 0.115 9.461 26 -0.171 26 -0.164 25 -0.145 25 0.4672 32 0.685 31 -0.506 6 0.215 P


DIVISION               W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 86 72 0.544    1  0.132
PACIFIC DIVISION      83 85 0.494    2  0.005
ATLANTIC DIVISION     81 86 0.485    3 -0.046
CENTRAL DIVISION      78 85 0.479    4 -0.094

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.150 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: Mon Nov 29 05:30:13 2021
games through: Sun Nov 28 2021

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