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
DEVILS         6 1 31 21  0.073  3.657    1  0.350    1  0.065    7  0.033    3 0.5543  1.339  0.378 -0.312  0.000 P
LIGHTNING      6 2 29 23  0.132  4.356    2  0.344    3  0.062    1  0.061    1 0.5660  1.090  0.084  0.039  0.000 P
BLUES          6 2 27 21  0.122  4.331    3  0.340    2  0.063    4  0.052    2 0.5554  1.013 -0.018  0.121  0.000 P
MAPLE LEAFS    6 1 34 22  0.001  3.429    4  0.338    4  0.062    5  0.049    4 0.5542  1.478  0.590 -0.492  0.000 P
BLUE JACKETS   5 2 21 15  0.080  3.676    5  0.304    5  0.042    6  0.034    5 0.5380  0.740 -0.334  0.402  0.000 P
KINGS          5 1 21 10 -0.178  2.464    6  0.303    6  0.038    2  0.061    6 0.5326  0.831 -0.212  0.335  0.000 P
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5 1 20 15 -0.288  2.291    7  0.284    8  0.026   22 -0.029    9 0.5167  0.880 -0.249  0.191  0.000 P
PENGUINS       4 3 25 29  0.163  3.930    8  0.282    7  0.026    9  0.030    7 0.5305  1.453  0.536 -0.475  0.000 P
PREDATORS      4 3 19 17  0.115  3.785    9  0.267    9  0.018    8  0.031    8 0.5203  0.753 -0.324  0.386  0.000 P
FLYERS         4 3 26 17  0.088  3.705   10  0.244   10  0.012   10  0.030   11 0.5132  1.200  0.190 -0.130  0.000 P
TEAM           W L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RED WINGS      4 3 23 21  0.068  3.678   11  0.242   11  0.011   14  0.002   10 0.5140  1.074  0.005 -0.001  0.000 P
BLACKHAWKS     4 4 28 20  0.062  4.107   12  0.233   14  0.001    3  0.058   14 0.5091  0.973 -0.058  0.175  0.000 P
HURRICANES     3 2 14 12 -0.023  2.449   13  0.231   12  0.003   15 -0.014   15 0.5091  0.765 -0.357  0.329  0.000 P
FLAMES         4 3 18 19 -0.059  3.345   14  0.223   13  0.002   23 -0.035   17 0.5015  0.975 -0.149  0.079  0.000 P
STARS          4 3 19 18 -0.124  3.136   15  0.218   15 -0.002   17 -0.016   16 0.5024  0.933 -0.178  0.146  0.000 P
CAPITALS       3 4 23 24  0.144  3.872   16  0.215   16 -0.003   11  0.027   13 0.5094  1.117  0.082 -0.029  0.000 P
PANTHERS       2 3 17 20  0.251  3.029   17  0.205   17 -0.009   16 -0.016   12 0.5098  1.341  0.331 -0.363  0.000 P
JETS           3 3 18 23 -0.044  2.904   18  0.203   18 -0.010   24 -0.036   18 0.5010  1.363  0.342 -0.415  0.000 P
AVALANCHE      4 4 23 21  0.027  4.090   19  0.202   19 -0.010   19 -0.019   19 0.4968  0.962 -0.148  0.109  0.000 P
BRUINS         3 3 20 21 -0.137  2.658   20  0.191   20 -0.012   20 -0.022   20 0.4929  1.376  0.374 -0.417  0.000 P
TEAM           W L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ISLANDERS      3 4 19 21  0.031  3.595   21  0.181   21 -0.017   18 -0.017   22 0.4851  1.035 -0.062  0.027  0.000 P
WILD           1 3 15 16  0.179  2.279   22  0.174   22 -0.023   13  0.021   21 0.4853  1.484  0.572 -0.529  0.000 P
SHARKS         2 3 13 16 -0.171  2.153   23  0.171   23 -0.026   21 -0.025   24 0.4738  1.093  0.000 -0.051  0.000 P
SENATORS       3 4 24 18 -0.070  3.248   24  0.170   24 -0.026   12  0.024   23 0.4833  0.970 -0.096  0.143  0.000 P
OILERS         2 4 13 20 -0.077  2.852   25  0.135   25 -0.041   28 -0.060   25 0.4643  0.987 -0.160  0.039  0.000 P
DUCKS          2 4 12 17 -0.241  2.438   26  0.126   27 -0.047   26 -0.054   27 0.4568  0.706 -0.456  0.349  0.000 P
CANUCKS        2 4 15 20 -0.107  2.768   27  0.125   26 -0.046   27 -0.056   26 0.4577  1.006 -0.134  0.022  0.000 P
CANADIENS      1 6 11 27  0.066  3.790   28  0.090   28 -0.068   30 -0.096   29 0.4404  0.809 -0.392  0.201  0.000 P
SABRES         1 6 18 28 -0.045  3.460   29  0.058   29 -0.085   29 -0.083   30 0.4321  1.267  0.165 -0.331  0.000 P
RANGERS        1 7 20 30  0.002  4.042   30  0.057   30 -0.085   25 -0.037   28 0.4468  1.075 -0.033 -0.041  0.000 P
TEAM           W L PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
COYOTES        0 7 16 30 -0.133  3.212   31  0.000   31 -0.119   31 -0.128   31 0.4078  1.290  0.150 -0.406  0.000 P

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 5 1 21 10 -0.178 2.464 6 0.303 6 0.038 2 0.061 6 0.5326 0.831 -0.212 0.335 0.000 P GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5 1 20 15 -0.288 2.291 7 0.284 8 0.026 22 -0.029 9 0.5167 0.880 -0.249 0.191 0.000 P FLAMES 4 3 18 19 -0.059 3.345 14 0.223 13 0.002 23 -0.035 17 0.5015 0.975 -0.149 0.079 0.000 P SHARKS 2 3 13 16 -0.171 2.153 23 0.171 23 -0.026 21 -0.025 24 0.4738 1.093 0.000 -0.051 0.000 P OILERS 2 4 13 20 -0.077 2.852 25 0.135 25 -0.041 28 -0.060 25 0.4643 0.987 -0.160 0.039 0.000 P DUCKS 2 4 12 17 -0.241 2.438 26 0.126 27 -0.047 26 -0.054 27 0.4568 0.706 -0.456 0.349 0.000 P CANUCKS 2 4 15 20 -0.107 2.768 27 0.125 26 -0.046 27 -0.056 26 0.4577 1.006 -0.134 0.022 0.000 P COYOTES 0 7 16 30 -0.133 3.212 31 0.000 31 -0.119 31 -0.128 31 0.4078 1.290 0.150 -0.406 0.000 P

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 6 2 27 21 0.122 4.331 3 0.340 2 0.063 4 0.052 2 0.5554 1.013 -0.018 0.121 0.000 P PREDATORS 4 3 19 17 0.115 3.785 9 0.267 9 0.018 8 0.031 8 0.5203 0.753 -0.324 0.386 0.000 P BLACKHAWKS 4 4 28 20 0.062 4.107 12 0.233 14 0.001 3 0.058 14 0.5091 0.973 -0.058 0.175 0.000 P STARS 4 3 19 18 -0.124 3.136 15 0.218 15 -0.002 17 -0.016 16 0.5024 0.933 -0.178 0.146 0.000 P JETS 3 3 18 23 -0.044 2.904 18 0.203 18 -0.010 24 -0.036 18 0.5010 1.363 0.342 -0.415 0.000 P AVALANCHE 4 4 23 21 0.027 4.090 19 0.202 19 -0.010 19 -0.019 19 0.4968 0.962 -0.148 0.109 0.000 P WILD 1 3 15 16 0.179 2.279 22 0.174 22 -0.023 13 0.021 21 0.4853 1.484 0.572 -0.529 0.000 P

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 6 2 29 23 0.132 4.356 2 0.344 3 0.062 1 0.061 1 0.5660 1.090 0.084 0.039 0.000 P MAPLE LEAFS 6 1 34 22 0.001 3.429 4 0.338 4 0.062 5 0.049 4 0.5542 1.478 0.590 -0.492 0.000 P RED WINGS 4 3 23 21 0.068 3.678 11 0.242 11 0.011 14 0.002 10 0.5140 1.074 0.005 -0.001 0.000 P PANTHERS 2 3 17 20 0.251 3.029 17 0.205 17 -0.009 16 -0.016 12 0.5098 1.341 0.331 -0.363 0.000 P BRUINS 3 3 20 21 -0.137 2.658 20 0.191 20 -0.012 20 -0.022 20 0.4929 1.376 0.374 -0.417 0.000 P SENATORS 3 4 24 18 -0.070 3.248 24 0.170 24 -0.026 12 0.024 23 0.4833 0.970 -0.096 0.143 0.000 P CANADIENS 1 6 11 27 0.066 3.790 28 0.090 28 -0.068 30 -0.096 29 0.4404 0.809 -0.392 0.201 0.000 P SABRES 1 6 18 28 -0.045 3.460 29 0.058 29 -0.085 29 -0.083 30 0.4321 1.267 0.165 -0.331 0.000 P

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 DEVILS 6 1 31 21 0.073 3.657 1 0.350 1 0.065 7 0.033 3 0.5543 1.339 0.378 -0.312 0.000 P BLUE JACKETS 5 2 21 15 0.080 3.676 5 0.304 5 0.042 6 0.034 5 0.5380 0.740 -0.334 0.402 0.000 P PENGUINS 4 3 25 29 0.163 3.930 8 0.282 7 0.026 9 0.030 7 0.5305 1.453 0.536 -0.475 0.000 P FLYERS 4 3 26 17 0.088 3.705 10 0.244 10 0.012 10 0.030 11 0.5132 1.200 0.190 -0.130 0.000 P HURRICANES 3 2 14 12 -0.023 2.449 13 0.231 12 0.003 15 -0.014 15 0.5091 0.765 -0.357 0.329 0.000 P CAPITALS 3 4 23 24 0.144 3.872 16 0.215 16 -0.003 11 0.027 13 0.5094 1.117 0.082 -0.029 0.000 P ISLANDERS 3 4 19 21 0.031 3.595 21 0.181 21 -0.017 18 -0.017 22 0.4851 1.035 -0.062 0.027 0.000 P RANGERS 1 7 20 30 0.002 4.042 30 0.057 30 -0.085 25 -0.037 28 0.4468 1.075 -0.033 -0.041 0.000 P


DIVISION               W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      26 22 0.542    1  0.092
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 29 26 0.527    2  0.083
ATLANTIC DIVISION     26 28 0.481    3 -0.018
PACIFIC DIVISION      22 27 0.449    4 -0.170

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.110 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Oct 20 05:30:32 2017
games through: Thu Oct 19 2017

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