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 1/17/2018.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Tampa Bay
31-10-3
0.535
0
-0.03 (27)
0.503 (2)
0.499 (2)
0.636 (1)
2
Vegas
29-11-3
0.371
0
-0.01 (20)
0.508 (1)
0.509 (1)
-0.03 (22)
3
Nashville
26-11-6
0.363
1
0.067 (2)
0.394 (3)
0.441 (3)
0.203 (6)
4
Washington
28-14-3
0.312
1
-0.02 (21)
0.379 (4)
0.317 (4)
0.199 (7)
5
Boston
24-10-8
0.245
1
-0.02 (22)
0.206 (7)
0.278 (6)
0.260 (3)
6
Dallas
26-17-3
0.239
1
0.021 (9)
0.281 (5)
0.237 (7)
0.173 (9)
7
Winnipeg
26-13-7
0.226
2
-0.01 (19)
0.228 (6)
0.293 (5)
0.129 (10)
8
San Jose
24-13-6
0.157
5
-0.06 (30)
0.148 (10)
0.192 (8)
0.122 (13)
9
Calgary
25-16-4
0.131
9
0.000 (15)
0.192 (8)
0.151 (10)
0.005 (18)
10
St Louis
27-17-3
0.130
1
0.034 (6)
0.135 (11)
0.091 (12)
0.175 (8)
11
Minnesota
24-17-5
0.101
3
0.028 (8)
0.094 (12)
0.129 (11)
0.073 (16)
12
Los Angeles
24-15-5
0.082
4
0.006 (14)
0.064 (13)
0.069 (13)
0.126 (12)
13
Pittsburgh
24-19-3
0.071
2
-0.02 (23)
0.025 (14)
-0.04 (19)
0.308 (2)
14
Toronto
25-17-4
0.068
5
-0.01 (18)
0.018 (15)
-0.00 (16)
0.248 (4)
15
Colorado
24-16-3
0.030
4
0.045 (3)
0.190 (9)
0.157 (9)
-0.40 (28)
16
Columbus
25-18-3
0.027
6
-0.02 (25)
0.013 (16)
-0.09 (22)
0.215 (5)
17
Chicago
22-17-6
0.016
5
0.008 (13)
-0.02 (17)
-0.01 (17)
0.126 (11)
18
Carolina
20-17-8
-0.01
1
0.040 (4)
-0.04 (21)
-0.03 (18)
0.083 (14)
19
Anaheim
20-16-9
-0.04
3
0.032 (7)
-0.02 (18)
0.019 (14)
-0.15 (23)
20
NY Islanders
23-19-4
-0.04
1
0.012 (11)
-0.03 (19)
-0.08 (21)
-0.02 (20)
21
NY Rangers
23-17-5
-0.05
5
-0.03 (26)
-0.05 (22)
-0.10 (23)
0.032 (17)
22
New Jersey
23-12-8
-0.06
2
-0.07 (31)
-0.04 (20)
0.000 (15)
-0.19 (25)
23
Edmonton
20-23-3
-0.06
1
0.018 (10)
-0.09 (23)
-0.14 (24)
0.076 (15)
24
Philadelphia
20-16-8
-0.07
1
-0.02 (24)
-0.11 (24)
-0.04 (20)
-0.03 (21)
25
Florida
18-19-6
-0.16
0
0.011 (12)
-0.17 (25)
-0.14 (25)
-0.18 (24)
26
Montreal
18-20-6
-0.25
0
-0.04 (29)
-0.33 (28)
-0.32 (28)
-0.01 (19)
27
Vancouver
18-21-6
-0.28
1
0.039 (5)
-0.25 (26)
-0.23 (26)
-0.41 (29)
28
Detroit
18-19-7
-0.30
1
-0.04 (28)
-0.32 (27)
-0.28 (27)
-0.28 (27)
29
Ottawa
15-18-9
-0.38
0
-0.01 (17)
-0.45 (29)
-0.39 (29)
-0.26 (26)
30
Buffalo
11-24-9
-0.65
1
-0.00 (16)
-0.69 (30)
-0.66 (30)
-0.59 (30)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

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