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
LIGHTNING      45 28 252 203  0.021 36.448    1  0.200    1  0.193    3  0.200    1 0.5296   11  1.128    2  0.294   10  0.105
FLYERS         44 28 243 199  0.017 35.831    2  0.189    2  0.182    4  0.187    2 0.5282   12  1.093    7  0.238    8  0.136
AVALANCHE      44 29 246 196  0.012 36.138    3  0.173    3  0.165    2  0.222    3 0.5261   13  1.091    4  0.271    7  0.174
BRUINS         44 29 231 183  0.015 36.152    4  0.171    4  0.164    1  0.241    4 0.5258   26  0.902   15  0.070    1  0.412
CAPITALS       42 30 245 222  0.041 36.633    5  0.154    5  0.153    7  0.118    5 0.5239    4  1.215    1  0.323   18 -0.087
HURRICANES     41 30 233 197  0.006 35.092    6  0.119    6  0.122    6  0.133    6 0.5192   17  1.053   13  0.136    9  0.130
BLUES          42 32 231 203  0.016 36.896    7  0.111    7  0.115    5  0.143    7 0.5181   22  0.999   14  0.083    6  0.203
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 42 32 242 221 -0.005 36.336    8  0.091    8  0.099    8  0.083    8 0.5160    9  1.148    8  0.202   16 -0.037
PENGUINS       41 32 232 206 -0.005 35.858    9  0.082    9  0.092    9  0.062    9 0.5138   18  1.052   17  0.065   11  0.060
STARS          38 34 185 187  0.031 36.502   10  0.049   10  0.061   20  0.001   10 0.5092   30  0.716   29 -0.366    3  0.368
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ISLANDERS      38 34 205 200  0.003 35.675   11  0.036   11  0.045   13  0.017   12 0.5069   28  0.881   24 -0.177    5  0.211
CANUCKS        39 34 240 227 -0.013 35.710   12  0.036   12  0.044   15  0.011   11 0.5070    7  1.179   10  0.169   23 -0.148
FLAMES         39 35 226 221  0.002 36.627   13  0.034   13  0.043   14  0.015   13 0.5064   15  1.071   18  0.040   14 -0.009
MAPLE LEAFS    38 37 248 239 -0.002 36.967   14  0.010   14  0.011   10  0.050   17 0.5006    3  1.231    3  0.275   27 -0.175
RANGERS        37 36 238 233  0.000 36.080   15  0.009   15  0.010   12  0.025   14 0.5014    2  1.238    5  0.260   28 -0.210
OILERS         38 37 240 233 -0.007 36.889   16  0.006   16  0.005   17  0.007   16 0.5008    6  1.183    9  0.170   24 -0.157
JETS           38 37 222 219 -0.010 36.788   17  0.005   17  0.003   16  0.011   15 0.5010   20  1.044   19  0.003   12  0.018
PANTHERS       36 37 238 241  0.005 36.289   18 -0.002   18 -0.006   22 -0.014   18 0.4987    1  1.264    6  0.255   30 -0.283
WILD           36 37 230 232 -0.000 36.114   19 -0.005   19 -0.011   19  0.003   19 0.4986    5  1.185   11  0.169   26 -0.164
COYOTES        36 38 209 198  0.007 36.748   20 -0.010   21 -0.018   11  0.039   21 0.4972   29  0.873   23 -0.164    4  0.241
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PREDATORS      36 37 226 231 -0.007 35.910   21 -0.010   20 -0.015   18  0.006   20 0.4978    8  1.163   12  0.144   22 -0.132
BLACKHAWKS     35 39 228 233  0.016 37.126   22 -0.024   22 -0.033   24 -0.032   22 0.4949   10  1.132   16  0.067   21 -0.131
BLUE JACKETS   36 39 192 197 -0.008 36.887   23 -0.026   23 -0.035   21 -0.005   23 0.4938   31  0.692   30 -0.396    2  0.386
CANADIENS      34 41 222 229  0.002 37.224   24 -0.062   24 -0.076   23 -0.026   24 0.4889   19  1.046   20 -0.031   15 -0.021
SABRES         30 39 195 217 -0.020 33.770   25 -0.108   25 -0.114   25 -0.104   25 0.4820   21  1.036   21 -0.121   19 -0.088
KINGS          29 41 178 212 -0.000 34.844   26 -0.129   26 -0.131   27 -0.166   26 0.4794   27  0.895   28 -0.345   13  0.013
SHARKS         29 41 182 226 -0.012 34.567   27 -0.140   27 -0.139   29 -0.199   27 0.4784   23  0.992   27 -0.268   20 -0.130
DEVILS         28 41 189 230 -0.001 34.357   28 -0.142   28 -0.142   26 -0.152   29 0.4770   16  1.057   22 -0.144   25 -0.161
DUCKS          29 42 187 226 -0.004 35.269   29 -0.145   29 -0.144   28 -0.170   28 0.4776   24  0.975   26 -0.259   17 -0.082
SENATORS       25 46 191 243 -0.026 34.786   30 -0.239   30 -0.245   30 -0.230   30 0.4616   14  1.072   25 -0.203   29 -0.256
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RED WINGS      17 54 145 267 -0.023 35.104   31 -0.431   31 -0.424   31 -0.532   31 0.4340   25  0.943   31 -0.658   31 -0.407

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 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 42 32 242 221 -0.005 36.336 8 0.091 8 0.099 8 0.083 8 0.5160 9 1.148 8 0.202 16 -0.037 CANUCKS 39 34 240 227 -0.013 35.710 12 0.036 12 0.044 15 0.011 11 0.5070 7 1.179 10 0.169 23 -0.148 FLAMES 39 35 226 221 0.002 36.627 13 0.034 13 0.043 14 0.015 13 0.5064 15 1.071 18 0.040 14 -0.009 OILERS 38 37 240 233 -0.007 36.889 16 0.006 16 0.005 17 0.007 16 0.5008 6 1.183 9 0.170 24 -0.157 COYOTES 36 38 209 198 0.007 36.748 20 -0.010 21 -0.018 11 0.039 21 0.4972 29 0.873 23 -0.164 4 0.241 KINGS 29 41 178 212 -0.000 34.844 26 -0.129 26 -0.131 27 -0.166 26 0.4794 27 0.895 28 -0.345 13 0.013 SHARKS 29 41 182 226 -0.012 34.567 27 -0.140 27 -0.139 29 -0.199 27 0.4784 23 0.992 27 -0.268 20 -0.130 DUCKS 29 42 187 226 -0.004 35.269 29 -0.145 29 -0.144 28 -0.170 28 0.4776 24 0.975 26 -0.259 17 -0.082

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 AVALANCHE 44 29 246 196 0.012 36.138 3 0.173 3 0.165 2 0.222 3 0.5261 13 1.091 4 0.271 7 0.174 BLUES 42 32 231 203 0.016 36.896 7 0.111 7 0.115 5 0.143 7 0.5181 22 0.999 14 0.083 6 0.203 STARS 38 34 185 187 0.031 36.502 10 0.049 10 0.061 20 0.001 10 0.5092 30 0.716 29 -0.366 3 0.368 JETS 38 37 222 219 -0.010 36.788 17 0.005 17 0.003 16 0.011 15 0.5010 20 1.044 19 0.003 12 0.018 WILD 36 37 230 232 -0.000 36.114 19 -0.005 19 -0.011 19 0.003 19 0.4986 5 1.185 11 0.169 26 -0.164 PREDATORS 36 37 226 231 -0.007 35.910 21 -0.010 20 -0.015 18 0.006 20 0.4978 8 1.163 12 0.144 22 -0.132 BLACKHAWKS 35 39 228 233 0.016 37.126 22 -0.024 22 -0.033 24 -0.032 22 0.4949 10 1.132 16 0.067 21 -0.131

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 LIGHTNING 45 28 252 203 0.021 36.448 1 0.200 1 0.193 3 0.200 1 0.5296 11 1.128 2 0.294 10 0.105 BRUINS 44 29 231 183 0.015 36.152 4 0.171 4 0.164 1 0.241 4 0.5258 26 0.902 15 0.070 1 0.412 MAPLE LEAFS 38 37 248 239 -0.002 36.967 14 0.010 14 0.011 10 0.050 17 0.5006 3 1.231 3 0.275 27 -0.175 PANTHERS 36 37 238 241 0.005 36.289 18 -0.002 18 -0.006 22 -0.014 18 0.4987 1 1.264 6 0.255 30 -0.283 CANADIENS 34 41 222 229 0.002 37.224 24 -0.062 24 -0.076 23 -0.026 24 0.4889 19 1.046 20 -0.031 15 -0.021 SABRES 30 39 195 217 -0.020 33.770 25 -0.108 25 -0.114 25 -0.104 25 0.4820 21 1.036 21 -0.121 19 -0.088 SENATORS 25 46 191 243 -0.026 34.786 30 -0.239 30 -0.245 30 -0.230 30 0.4616 14 1.072 25 -0.203 29 -0.256 RED WINGS 17 54 145 267 -0.023 35.104 31 -0.431 31 -0.424 31 -0.532 31 0.4340 25 0.943 31 -0.658 31 -0.407

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 FLYERS 44 28 243 199 0.017 35.831 2 0.189 2 0.182 4 0.187 2 0.5282 12 1.093 7 0.238 8 0.136 CAPITALS 42 30 245 222 0.041 36.633 5 0.154 5 0.153 7 0.118 5 0.5239 4 1.215 1 0.323 18 -0.087 HURRICANES 41 30 233 197 0.006 35.092 6 0.119 6 0.122 6 0.133 6 0.5192 17 1.053 13 0.136 9 0.130 PENGUINS 41 32 232 206 -0.005 35.858 9 0.082 9 0.092 9 0.062 9 0.5138 18 1.052 17 0.065 11 0.060 ISLANDERS 38 34 205 200 0.003 35.675 11 0.036 11 0.045 13 0.017 12 0.5069 28 0.881 24 -0.177 5 0.211 RANGERS 37 36 238 233 0.000 36.080 15 0.009 15 0.010 12 0.025 14 0.5014 2 1.238 5 0.260 28 -0.210 BLUE JACKETS 36 39 192 197 -0.008 36.887 23 -0.026 23 -0.035 21 -0.005 23 0.4938 31 0.692 30 -0.396 2 0.386 DEVILS 28 41 189 230 -0.001 34.357 28 -0.142 28 -0.142 26 -0.152 29 0.4770 16 1.057 22 -0.144 25 -0.161


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      269 245 0.523    1  0.071
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 307 270 0.532    2  0.068
PACIFIC DIVISION      281 300 0.484    3 -0.067
ATLANTIC DIVISION     269 311 0.464    4 -0.069

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.119 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: Mon Aug 10 05:30:12 2020
games through: Sun Aug  9 2020

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