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      22  8 113  74  0.030 14.947    1  0.791    1  0.189    1  0.226    1 0.5593  1.148  0.351  0.101  0.000
BLUES          21 11 104  81  0.015 15.909    2  0.667    2  0.131    4  0.105    2 0.5405  0.978  0.025  0.186  0.000
PREDATORS      18 11  95  84  0.045 14.811    3  0.615    3  0.105    5  0.089    3 0.5331  1.132  0.193 -0.016  0.000
KINGS          20 12  98  73  0.014 15.815    4  0.614    4  0.104    2  0.144    4 0.5297  0.827 -0.104  0.392  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    20 12 108  92 -0.004 15.706    5  0.597    5  0.098    6  0.082    5 0.5282  1.173  0.238 -0.073  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 19 11 105  94 -0.031 14.436    6  0.587    6  0.094   10  0.040    6 0.5253  1.268  0.320 -0.239  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   19 12  88  80 -0.011 15.201    7  0.572    7  0.087   13  0.028    7 0.5247  0.832 -0.215  0.270  0.000
CAPITALS       19 13 100  93 -0.026 15.519    8  0.538    8  0.068   15  0.019    8 0.5207  1.071  0.049 -0.011  0.000
ISLANDERS      17 13 108 100  0.047 15.386    9  0.537    9  0.067    9  0.045   10 0.5198  1.369  0.462 -0.372  0.000
JETS           18 13 107  87  0.002 15.201   10  0.531   10  0.063    3  0.126    9 0.5200  1.161  0.267 -0.015  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
DEVILS         17 13  94  92 -0.020 14.650   11  0.496   11  0.047   17 -0.002   11 0.5130  1.117  0.083 -0.087  0.000
SHARKS         16 13  79  69  0.014 14.412   12  0.495   12  0.043    7  0.079   14 0.5102  0.751 -0.248  0.406  0.000
WILD           16 14  89  88  0.044 15.399   13  0.488   13  0.040   14  0.025   12 0.5125  1.025 -0.000  0.051  0.000
STARS          17 14  91  90 -0.003 15.361   14  0.487   14  0.039   18 -0.004   13 0.5118  0.973 -0.091  0.082  0.000
BRUINS         14 13  78  75  0.033 13.705   15  0.461   15  0.023   11  0.040   15 0.5084  0.966 -0.054  0.135  0.000
RANGERS        16 14  99  89 -0.045 14.275   16  0.447   16  0.013   12  0.037   16 0.5058  1.140  0.151 -0.078  0.000
FLAMES         16 15  89  96 -0.026 15.152   17  0.437   17  0.007   24 -0.051   17 0.5027  1.056 -0.040 -0.062  0.000
PENGUINS       16 16  94 104  0.012 16.111   18  0.436   18  0.006   23 -0.029   18 0.5002  1.071  0.001 -0.059  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     15 16  93  84 -0.009 15.198   19  0.410   19 -0.016    8  0.046   20 0.4956  0.936 -0.082  0.175  0.000
AVALANCHE      14 16  94 100  0.012 15.087   20  0.397   20 -0.023   21 -0.027   19 0.4957  1.215  0.183 -0.237  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
CANUCKS        14 17  82  90 -0.004 15.384   21  0.373   21 -0.038   22 -0.028   21 0.4884  0.939 -0.153  0.096  0.000
DUCKS          13 18  83  91  0.033 15.857   22  0.352   22 -0.051   19 -0.017   23 0.4821  0.919 -0.164  0.130  0.000
HURRICANES     12 18  83  93  0.052 15.574   23  0.332   23 -0.061   20 -0.026   22 0.4827  0.970 -0.115  0.063  0.000
FLYERS         12 18  87  88  0.027 15.234   24  0.318   24 -0.068   16 -0.001   25 0.4777  1.000 -0.055  0.054  0.000
PANTHERS       12 19  92 108  0.056 16.190   25  0.313   25 -0.069   25 -0.054   26 0.4773  1.215  0.155 -0.263  0.000
OILERS         13 18  93 101 -0.027 15.176   26  0.311   26 -0.071   26 -0.075   24 0.4802  1.163  0.067 -0.218  0.000
CANADIENS      13 18  85  99 -0.063 14.826   27  0.290   27 -0.080   28 -0.113   27 0.4739  1.065 -0.090 -0.135  0.000
RED WINGS      11 19  81  99 -0.083 14.093   28  0.198   28 -0.126   27 -0.112   28 0.4605  1.040 -0.119 -0.104  0.000
SENATORS        9 20  79 101 -0.046 14.107   29  0.136   29 -0.155   29 -0.149   29 0.4506  1.091 -0.095 -0.202  0.000
SABRES          8 23  67 104 -0.044 15.194   30  0.047   30 -0.202   31 -0.212   30 0.4386  0.910 -0.369 -0.054  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         7 26  75 114  0.020 16.967   31  0.000   31 -0.229   30 -0.203   31 0.4336  0.935 -0.333 -0.074  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 KINGS 20 12 98 73 0.014 15.815 4 0.614 4 0.104 2 0.144 4 0.5297 0.827 -0.104 0.392 0.000 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 19 11 105 94 -0.031 14.436 6 0.587 6 0.094 10 0.040 6 0.5253 1.268 0.320 -0.239 0.000 SHARKS 16 13 79 69 0.014 14.412 12 0.495 12 0.043 7 0.079 14 0.5102 0.751 -0.248 0.406 0.000 FLAMES 16 15 89 96 -0.026 15.152 17 0.437 17 0.007 24 -0.051 17 0.5027 1.056 -0.040 -0.062 0.000 CANUCKS 14 17 82 90 -0.004 15.384 21 0.373 21 -0.038 22 -0.028 21 0.4884 0.939 -0.153 0.096 0.000 DUCKS 13 18 83 91 0.033 15.857 22 0.352 22 -0.051 19 -0.017 23 0.4821 0.919 -0.164 0.130 0.000 OILERS 13 18 93 101 -0.027 15.176 26 0.311 26 -0.071 26 -0.075 24 0.4802 1.163 0.067 -0.218 0.000 COYOTES 7 26 75 114 0.020 16.967 31 0.000 31 -0.229 30 -0.203 31 0.4336 0.935 -0.333 -0.074 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 BLUES 21 11 104 81 0.015 15.909 2 0.667 2 0.131 4 0.105 2 0.5405 0.978 0.025 0.186 0.000 PREDATORS 18 11 95 84 0.045 14.811 3 0.615 3 0.105 5 0.089 3 0.5331 1.132 0.193 -0.016 0.000 JETS 18 13 107 87 0.002 15.201 10 0.531 10 0.063 3 0.126 9 0.5200 1.161 0.267 -0.015 0.000 WILD 16 14 89 88 0.044 15.399 13 0.488 13 0.040 14 0.025 12 0.5125 1.025 -0.000 0.051 0.000 STARS 17 14 91 90 -0.003 15.361 14 0.487 14 0.039 18 -0.004 13 0.5118 0.973 -0.091 0.082 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 15 16 93 84 -0.009 15.198 19 0.410 19 -0.016 8 0.046 20 0.4956 0.936 -0.082 0.175 0.000 AVALANCHE 14 16 94 100 0.012 15.087 20 0.397 20 -0.023 21 -0.027 19 0.4957 1.215 0.183 -0.237 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 22 8 113 74 0.030 14.947 1 0.791 1 0.189 1 0.226 1 0.5593 1.148 0.351 0.101 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 20 12 108 92 -0.004 15.706 5 0.597 5 0.098 6 0.082 5 0.5282 1.173 0.238 -0.073 0.000 BRUINS 14 13 78 75 0.033 13.705 15 0.461 15 0.023 11 0.040 15 0.5084 0.966 -0.054 0.135 0.000 PANTHERS 12 19 92 108 0.056 16.190 25 0.313 25 -0.069 25 -0.054 26 0.4773 1.215 0.155 -0.263 0.000 CANADIENS 13 18 85 99 -0.063 14.826 27 0.290 27 -0.080 28 -0.113 27 0.4739 1.065 -0.090 -0.135 0.000 RED WINGS 11 19 81 99 -0.083 14.093 28 0.198 28 -0.126 27 -0.112 28 0.4605 1.040 -0.119 -0.104 0.000 SENATORS 9 20 79 101 -0.046 14.107 29 0.136 29 -0.155 29 -0.149 29 0.4506 1.091 -0.095 -0.202 0.000 SABRES 8 23 67 104 -0.044 15.194 30 0.047 30 -0.202 31 -0.212 30 0.4386 0.910 -0.369 -0.054 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 BLUE JACKETS 19 12 88 80 -0.011 15.201 7 0.572 7 0.087 13 0.028 7 0.5247 0.832 -0.215 0.270 0.000 CAPITALS 19 13 100 93 -0.026 15.519 8 0.538 8 0.068 15 0.019 8 0.5207 1.071 0.049 -0.011 0.000 ISLANDERS 17 13 108 100 0.047 15.386 9 0.537 9 0.067 9 0.045 10 0.5198 1.369 0.462 -0.372 0.000 DEVILS 17 13 94 92 -0.020 14.650 11 0.496 11 0.047 17 -0.002 11 0.5130 1.117 0.083 -0.087 0.000 RANGERS 16 14 99 89 -0.045 14.275 16 0.447 16 0.013 12 0.037 16 0.5058 1.140 0.151 -0.078 0.000 PENGUINS 16 16 94 104 0.012 16.111 18 0.436 18 0.006 23 -0.029 18 0.5002 1.071 0.001 -0.059 0.000 HURRICANES 12 18 83 93 0.052 15.574 23 0.332 23 -0.061 20 -0.026 22 0.4827 0.970 -0.115 0.063 0.000 FLYERS 12 18 87 88 0.027 15.234 24 0.318 24 -0.068 16 -0.001 25 0.4777 1.000 -0.055 0.054 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      119  95 0.556    1  0.124
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 128 117 0.522    2  0.020
PACIFIC DIVISION      118 130 0.476    3 -0.033
ATLANTIC DIVISION     109 132 0.452    4 -0.094

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.109 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Dec 13 05:30:30 2017
games through: Tue Dec 12 2017

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