NHL Hockey Rankings


Below are listed the current NHL Hockey ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index.
More information on how these NHL rankings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a NHL rankings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Inference Rating. The Inference Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.

Standard Rating– Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.

Inference Rating– Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This is system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.

Vegas Rating– A rating system based on what the Vegas line is on each game. This rating system is a strong predictor of future games, but does not heavily weight the outcomes of previous games. This rating is used for predictions, but not used for the overall rating.

For our daily predictions on all the games, see NHL Hockey Predictions.

Updated 11/15/2017.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NHL Hockey

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Tampa Bay
14-2-2
1.398
2
0.048 (9)
0.682 (1)
0.795 (1)
0.597 (2)
2
St Louis
13-5-1
0.884
1
0.060 (8)
0.465 (2)
0.465 (2)
0.405 (6)
3
Nashville
10-5-2
0.697
1
0.020 (14)
0.339 (3)
0.398 (3)
0.303 (11)
4
San Jose
10-6-0
0.528
3
0.067 (7)
0.292 (4)
0.262 (6)
0.351 (9)
5
NY Islanders
9-6-2
0.480
1
0.023 (13)
0.222 (8)
0.287 (5)
0.122 (19)
6
Toronto
12-7-0
0.476
5
0.016 (15)
0.259 (5)
0.240 (7)
0.419 (5)
7
Los Angeles
11-5-2
0.454
5
0.180 (2)
0.252 (6)
0.225 (8)
0.439 (4)
8
Winnipeg
10-4-3
0.438
3
-0.26 (30)
0.171 (10)
0.296 (4)
-0.11 (22)
9
New Jersey
11-4-2
0.412
0
-0.10 (25)
0.250 (7)
0.180 (9)
-0.55 (25)
10
Columbus
11-7-1
0.324
0
0.147 (4)
0.214 (9)
0.123 (11)
0.552 (3)
11
Pittsburgh
10-7-3
0.277
3
0.047 (11)
0.122 (12)
0.171 (10)
0.635 (1)
12
Calgary
10-7-0
0.206
4
0.169 (3)
0.158 (11)
0.053 (12)
0.212 (16)
13
Washington
10-8-1
0.127
1
-0.11 (27)
0.079 (13)
0.053 (13)
0.385 (7)
14
Vegas
10-6-1
0.087
1
-0.38 (31)
0.055 (14)
0.036 (14)
-1.15 (31)
15
NY Rangers
9-7-2
-0.00
6
0.082 (6)
0.022 (15)
-0.02 (19)
0.206 (17)
16
Vancouver
9-7-2
-0.02
2
-0.03 (22)
-0.00 (17)
-0.01 (17)
-0.74 (28)
17
Minnesota
8-7-2
-0.03
9
-0.02 (21)
-0.05 (18)
0.023 (15)
0.231 (14)
18
Colorado
8-7-1
-0.03
6
-0.01 (18)
0.020 (16)
-0.06 (20)
-0.83 (29)
19
Ottawa
8-3-5
-0.09
4
0.047 (10)
-0.07 (20)
-0.02 (18)
-0.15 (23)
20
Carolina
7-5-4
-0.10
7
-0.00 (16)
-0.11 (21)
0.003 (16)
0.220 (15)
21
Dallas
9-8-1
-0.12
6
-0.22 (29)
-0.05 (19)
-0.08 (21)
0.271 (13)
22
Anaheim
7-7-3
-0.25
3
0.046 (12)
-0.16 (24)
-0.09 (22)
-0.24 (24)
23
Detroit
8-8-2
-0.26
3
-0.18 (28)
-0.11 (22)
-0.16 (24)
-0.69 (26)
24
Philadelphia
8-8-2
-0.28
7
-0.04 (23)
-0.18 (26)
-0.11 (23)
-0.02 (20)
25
Montreal
8-9-2
-0.34
6
-0.05 (24)
-0.15 (23)
-0.21 (26)
0.285 (12)
26
Chicago
8-8-2
-0.35
4
-0.01 (17)
-0.18 (27)
-0.18 (25)
0.363 (8)
27
Edmonton
7-9-2
-0.37
1
0.099 (5)
-0.17 (25)
-0.22 (27)
0.311 (10)
28
Florida
6-9-2
-0.56
2
0.267 (1)
-0.29 (28)
-0.29 (29)
-0.09 (21)
29
Boston
6-6-4
-0.67
5
-0.01 (19)
-0.40 (29)
-0.29 (28)
0.180 (18)
30
Buffalo
5-9-4
-1.09
1
-0.11 (26)
-0.55 (30)
-0.59 (30)
-0.74 (27)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

Team 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23 3/30 4/6 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8
St Louis 11 14 12 12 7 6 9 9 3 1 1
Los Angeles 18 20 21 22 24 23 22 17 6 3 2
Tampa Bay 20 18 18 15 18 16 18 8 1 2 3
Nashville 17 12 16 17 15 10 17 7 10 10 4
Winnipeg 23 21 19 21 19 20 19 14 8 7 5
NY Islanders 12 15 13 16 16 17 16 15 9 4 6
San Jose 7 7 7 6 10 13 13 26 20 14 7
Pittsburgh 2 4 2 3 1 4 2 2 5 8 8
New Jersey 25 25 27 29 29 29 29 19 12 9 9
Columbus 6 5 5 4 4 3 4 1 7 5 10
Toronto 19 22 22 19 17 18 14 6 4 13 11
Colorado 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 29 25 16 12
Vegas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 2 6 13
Washington 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 11 18 14
Dallas 28 24 23 23 22 22 21 24 19 12 15
Calgary 15 9 9 8 6 7 10 13 14 15 16
Philadelphia 22 19 17 18 21 19 20 11 13 20 17
Vancouver 26 28 25 27 27 27 28 28 22 21 18
Montreal 16 16 10 13 12 11 8 27 30 28 19
Detroit 27 26 28 28 26 26 26 22 27 25 20
NY Rangers 4 6 6 7 8 8 11 23 29 29 21
Chicago 5 3 3 2 3 2 3 5 16 24 22
Ottawa 9 11 8 9 11 12 15 12 15 22 23
Boston 14 10 14 10 14 14 6 20 24 26 24
Anaheim 10 13 15 11 9 5 5 16 18 11 25
Minnesota 3 2 4 5 5 15 12 10 23 19 26
Carolina 24 27 26 25 20 21 23 18 17 17 27
Edmonton 8 8 11 14 13 9 7 21 26 27 28
Buffalo 21 23 24 24 25 25 24 30 28 30 29
Florida 13 17 20 20 23 24 25 25 21 23 30
Arizona 29 29 29 26 28 28 27 N/A 31 31 31