Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
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
AVALANCHE      28 11 165 118  0.001 18.888    1  0.362    1  0.360    3  0.324    1 0.5520    1  1.402    1  0.775   21 -0.127
HURRICANES     27 11 136  91 -0.018 18.150    2  0.326    2  0.323    2  0.325    2 0.5466   13  1.071    5  0.342    4  0.307
PANTHERS       28 14 170 122  0.037 20.926    3  0.305    3  0.298    1  0.338    4 0.5407    3  1.312    2  0.664   16  0.012
LIGHTNING      28 15 149 123  0.043 21.798    4  0.285    4  0.286    8  0.204    5 0.5384   11  1.103    9  0.261   13  0.147
MAPLE LEAFS    25 13 129 100  0.032 19.024    5  0.274    5  0.272    5  0.270    3 0.5418   14  1.057    7  0.271    6  0.270
RANGERS        27 15 129 108  0.016 20.829    6  0.254    6  0.255   11  0.191    7 0.5360   27  0.899   17  0.009    1  0.373
WILD           24 13 141 113  0.006 18.234    7  0.241    7  0.240   10  0.191    6 0.5364    4  1.281    3  0.475   19 -0.093
PENGUINS       26 15 139 108 -0.017 19.766    8  0.208    8  0.206    7  0.219   10 0.5263   15  1.050   10  0.211    8  0.228
BRUINS         24 14 119 102 -0.032 18.250    9  0.197    9  0.195   13  0.095    9 0.5267   22  1.001   15  0.030   12  0.161
BLUES          25 16 146 109  0.010 20.095   10  0.183   10  0.181    4  0.291    8 0.5290   12  1.090    6  0.331    7  0.251
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PREDATORS      26 17 134 118 -0.017 20.931   11  0.160   11  0.165   14  0.091   11 0.5238   19  1.013   14  0.040   14  0.143
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 24 17 145 125 -0.023 19.855   12  0.122   12  0.125   12  0.096   12 0.5182    5  1.273    4  0.370   22 -0.177
CAPITALS       23 19 139 117 -0.006 20.466   13  0.064   13  0.068    9  0.201   14 0.5085   16  1.049   11  0.192   11  0.210
STARS          20 18 112 119  0.015 19.234   14  0.053   14  0.057   19 -0.069   13 0.5093   17  1.028   20 -0.103   18 -0.035
FLAMES         18 18 113  93  0.049 18.324   15  0.029   15  0.025    6  0.242   15 0.5042   26  0.949   12  0.116    2  0.367
KINGS          21 21 119 115  0.028 21.258   16  0.017   16  0.018   15  0.065   17 0.5016   30  0.876   21 -0.143    5  0.272
OILERS         19 18 122 126 -0.011 18.313   17  0.013   17  0.017   18 -0.064   16 0.5017    2  1.312    8  0.263   30 -0.391
SHARKS         21 21 115 131 -0.039 20.475   18 -0.024   18 -0.022   23 -0.165   18 0.4951   20  1.011   25 -0.219   20 -0.111
DUCKS          20 23 125 123  0.019 21.657   19 -0.051   19 -0.049   16  0.026   19 0.4909   29  0.887   22 -0.168   10  0.221
JETS           17 21 111 114  0.021 19.226   20 -0.076   21 -0.074   17 -0.007   22 0.4897   18  1.018   19 -0.052   15  0.039
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BLUE JACKETS   18 21 121 139 -0.024 19.270   21 -0.076   20 -0.071   24 -0.169   20 0.4906    6  1.242   13  0.063   31 -0.402
CANUCKS        18 23 103 116  0.032 21.023   22 -0.082   22 -0.081   20 -0.083   21 0.4898   31  0.785   28 -0.387    9  0.221
RED WINGS      18 24 113 139 -0.055 20.306   23 -0.155   23 -0.153   27 -0.245   23 0.4774   21  1.007   26 -0.304   23 -0.186
ISLANDERS      14 20  80  91 -0.046 16.412   24 -0.164   24 -0.167   21 -0.103   24 0.4750   32  0.631   32 -0.560    3  0.353
SENATORS       12 23  98 125  0.112 19.176   25 -0.173   25 -0.172   22 -0.153   25 0.4749    7  1.193   16  0.016   27 -0.322
BLACKHAWKS     15 26  99 135  0.023 21.115   26 -0.205   26 -0.206   26 -0.217   26 0.4707   28  0.895   29 -0.403   17 -0.030
DEVILS         15 25 117 140 -0.041 19.488   27 -0.224   27 -0.228   25 -0.195   27 0.4658    8  1.188   18 -0.032   28 -0.358
FLYERS         13 28 102 141  0.001 20.822   28 -0.297   28 -0.300   29 -0.272   28 0.4573   24  0.986   27 -0.355   24 -0.189
KRAKEN         13 28 110 148 -0.039 20.165   29 -0.322   29 -0.323   30 -0.299   29 0.4534    9  1.128   24 -0.212   29 -0.387
SABRES         13 28 111 142 -0.061 19.750   30 -0.339   30 -0.341   28 -0.248   30 0.4512   10  1.110   23 -0.183   25 -0.313
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
COYOTES        10 30  89 152 -0.016 20.337   31 -0.422   31 -0.420   32 -0.486   31 0.4416   23  0.994   31 -0.560   32 -0.412
CANADIENS       8 32  88 146  0.033 21.038   32 -0.484   32 -0.487   31 -0.402   32 0.4344   25  0.982   30 -0.490   26 -0.313
``````

``````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 24 17 145 125 -0.023 19.855   12  0.122   12  0.125   12  0.096   12 0.5182    5  1.273    4  0.370   22 -0.177
FLAMES         18 18 113  93  0.049 18.324   15  0.029   15  0.025    6  0.242   15 0.5042   26  0.949   12  0.116    2  0.367
KINGS          21 21 119 115  0.028 21.258   16  0.017   16  0.018   15  0.065   17 0.5016   30  0.876   21 -0.143    5  0.272
OILERS         19 18 122 126 -0.011 18.313   17  0.013   17  0.017   18 -0.064   16 0.5017    2  1.312    8  0.263   30 -0.391
SHARKS         21 21 115 131 -0.039 20.475   18 -0.024   18 -0.022   23 -0.165   18 0.4951   20  1.011   25 -0.219   20 -0.111
DUCKS          20 23 125 123  0.019 21.657   19 -0.051   19 -0.049   16  0.026   19 0.4909   29  0.887   22 -0.168   10  0.221
CANUCKS        18 23 103 116  0.032 21.023   22 -0.082   22 -0.081   20 -0.083   21 0.4898   31  0.785   28 -0.387    9  0.221
KRAKEN         13 28 110 148 -0.039 20.165   29 -0.322   29 -0.323   30 -0.299   29 0.4534    9  1.128   24 -0.212   29 -0.387
``````

``````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      28 11 165 118  0.001 18.888    1  0.362    1  0.360    3  0.324    1 0.5520    1  1.402    1  0.775   21 -0.127
WILD           24 13 141 113  0.006 18.234    7  0.241    7  0.240   10  0.191    6 0.5364    4  1.281    3  0.475   19 -0.093
BLUES          25 16 146 109  0.010 20.095   10  0.183   10  0.181    4  0.291    8 0.5290   12  1.090    6  0.331    7  0.251
PREDATORS      26 17 134 118 -0.017 20.931   11  0.160   11  0.165   14  0.091   11 0.5238   19  1.013   14  0.040   14  0.143
STARS          20 18 112 119  0.015 19.234   14  0.053   14  0.057   19 -0.069   13 0.5093   17  1.028   20 -0.103   18 -0.035
JETS           17 21 111 114  0.021 19.226   20 -0.076   21 -0.074   17 -0.007   22 0.4897   18  1.018   19 -0.052   15  0.039
BLACKHAWKS     15 26  99 135  0.023 21.115   26 -0.205   26 -0.206   26 -0.217   26 0.4707   28  0.895   29 -0.403   17 -0.030
COYOTES        10 30  89 152 -0.016 20.337   31 -0.422   31 -0.420   32 -0.486   31 0.4416   23  0.994   31 -0.560   32 -0.412
``````

``````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       28 14 170 122  0.037 20.926    3  0.305    3  0.298    1  0.338    4 0.5407    3  1.312    2  0.664   16  0.012
LIGHTNING      28 15 149 123  0.043 21.798    4  0.285    4  0.286    8  0.204    5 0.5384   11  1.103    9  0.261   13  0.147
MAPLE LEAFS    25 13 129 100  0.032 19.024    5  0.274    5  0.272    5  0.270    3 0.5418   14  1.057    7  0.271    6  0.270
BRUINS         24 14 119 102 -0.032 18.250    9  0.197    9  0.195   13  0.095    9 0.5267   22  1.001   15  0.030   12  0.161
RED WINGS      18 24 113 139 -0.055 20.306   23 -0.155   23 -0.153   27 -0.245   23 0.4774   21  1.007   26 -0.304   23 -0.186
SENATORS       12 23  98 125  0.112 19.176   25 -0.173   25 -0.172   22 -0.153   25 0.4749    7  1.193   16  0.016   27 -0.322
SABRES         13 28 111 142 -0.061 19.750   30 -0.339   30 -0.341   28 -0.248   30 0.4512   10  1.110   23 -0.183   25 -0.313
CANADIENS       8 32  88 146  0.033 21.038   32 -0.484   32 -0.487   31 -0.402   32 0.4344   25  0.982   30 -0.490   26 -0.313
``````

``````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     27 11 136  91 -0.018 18.150    2  0.326    2  0.323    2  0.325    2 0.5466   13  1.071    5  0.342    4  0.307
RANGERS        27 15 129 108  0.016 20.829    6  0.254    6  0.255   11  0.191    7 0.5360   27  0.899   17  0.009    1  0.373
PENGUINS       26 15 139 108 -0.017 19.766    8  0.208    8  0.206    7  0.219   10 0.5263   15  1.050   10  0.211    8  0.228
CAPITALS       23 19 139 117 -0.006 20.466   13  0.064   13  0.068    9  0.201   14 0.5085   16  1.049   11  0.192   11  0.210
BLUE JACKETS   18 21 121 139 -0.024 19.270   21 -0.076   20 -0.071   24 -0.169   20 0.4906    6  1.242   13  0.063   31 -0.402
ISLANDERS      14 20  80  91 -0.046 16.412   24 -0.164   24 -0.167   21 -0.103   24 0.4750   32  0.631   32 -0.560    3  0.353
DEVILS         15 25 117 140 -0.041 19.488   27 -0.224   27 -0.228   25 -0.195   27 0.4658    8  1.188   18 -0.032   28 -0.358
FLYERS         13 28 102 141  0.001 20.822   28 -0.297   28 -0.300   29 -0.272   28 0.4573   24  0.986   27 -0.355   24 -0.189
``````

``````DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 163 154 0.514    1  0.033
CENTRAL DIVISION      165 152 0.521    2  0.025
ATLANTIC DIVISION     156 163 0.489    3 -0.024
PACIFIC DIVISION      154 169 0.477    4 -0.029
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.116 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
0.013 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
``````
```Predict score: AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS KRAKEN LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD vs. hosting at AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS KRAKEN LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD Team Strength vs. Time Plot: AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS BLUES BRUINS CANADIENS CANUCKS CAPITALS COYOTES DEVILS DUCKS FLAMES FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HURRICANES ISLANDERS JETS KINGS KRAKEN LIGHTNING MAPLE LEAFS OILERS PANTHERS PENGUINS PREDATORS RANGERS RED WINGS SABRES SENATORS SHARKS STARS WILD posted: Mon Jan 24 05:30:12 2022 games through: Sun Jan 23 2022 ```

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