NHL Hockey Rankings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Boston Bruins (44-14-12)0.4081--0.0206 (30)0.3996 (1)0.4506 (1)0.3622 (2)
2. Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6)0.3520--0.0123 (25)0.3442 (3)0.3446 (3)0.3750 (1)
3. Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7)0.2786--0.0155 (27)0.3507 (2)0.3497 (2)0.0637 (13)
4. Colorado Avalanche (41-20-8)0.2513--0.0007 (14)0.2333 (4)0.2836 (4)0.2351 (7)
5. St. Louis Blues (41-19-10)0.2378-0.0157 (4)0.2332 (5)0.2502 (5)0.2278 (8)
6. Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8)0.2369--0.0109 (23)0.2216 (6)0.2177 (6)0.2884 (3)
7. Washington Capitals (41-20-8)0.1709-0.0182 (3)0.1293 (10)0.1428 (7)0.2769 (4)
8. Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-6)0.1663+1-0.0115 (24)0.1443 (7)0.1290 (8)0.2537 (5)
9. Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5)0.1371+1-0.0093 (21)0.1353 (8)0.1223 (9)0.1606 (10)
10. Toronto Maple Leafs (36-25-9)0.1189+1-0.0170 (28)0.0672 (16)0.0908 (13)0.2409 (6)
11. Dallas Stars (37-24-8)0.1099-30.0256 (2)0.1031 (11)0.0793 (15)0.1638 (9)
12. Nashville Predators (35-26-8)0.1079--0.0026 (17)0.0998 (12)0.0895 (14)0.1468 (11)
13. Minnesota Wild (35-27-7)0.0759-0.0057 (10)0.0919 (14)0.0978 (12)0.0195 (16)
14. Calgary Flames (36-27-7)0.0742--0.0022 (16)0.0869 (15)0.0598 (16)0.0742 (12)
15. Edmonton Oilers (37-24-9)0.0668--0.0062 (19)0.0931 (13)0.1209 (10)-0.0509 (20)
16. New York Rangers (37-28-4)0.0622--0.0195 (29)0.1330 (9)0.1107 (11)-0.1190 (23)
17. Florida Panthers (35-26-8)0.0116-0.0007 (12)-0.0060 (19)0.0168 (17)0.0326 (15)
18. Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6)-0.0116+1-0.0069 (20)0.0008 (17)-0.0206 (19)-0.0189 (18)
19. Winnipeg Jets (36-28-6)-0.0175-1-0.0007 (15)-0.0018 (18)0.0117 (18)-0.0835 (21)
20. Chicago Blackhawks (31-30-8)-0.0678-0.0325 (1)-0.0259 (20)-0.0547 (21)-0.1533 (24)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets (33-22-15)-0.0700--0.0239 (31)-0.0830 (21)-0.0368 (20)-0.0957 (22)
22. New York Islanders (35-23-10)-0.1004-0.0080 (7)-0.1547 (25)-0.1471 (25)0.0518 (14)
23. Arizona Coyotes (33-29-8)-0.1082-0.0129 (6)-0.1344 (23)-0.1244 (23)-0.0438 (19)
24. Montreal Canadiens (31-31-9)-0.1718-0.0065 (9)-0.2074 (26)-0.2546 (28)0.0010 (17)
25. Los Angeles Kings (28-35-6)-0.1730+10.0144 (5)-0.1204 (22)-0.1416 (24)-0.3009 (28)
26. New Jersey Devils (28-29-12)-0.1859-10.0006 (13)-0.1460 (24)-0.1062 (22)-0.3615 (29)
27. Anaheim Ducks (29-32-9)-0.2340+10.0079 (8)-0.2117 (27)-0.2388 (26)-0.2631 (27)
28. San Jose Sharks (29-35-5)-0.2346-10.0053 (11)-0.2380 (28)-0.2464 (27)-0.2127 (25)
29. Buffalo Sabres (30-31-8)-0.2657--0.0108 (22)-0.2694 (29)-0.2867 (29)-0.2305 (26)
30. Ottawa Senators (25-33-12)-0.4565--0.0130 (26)-0.4809 (30)-0.4740 (30)-0.3929 (30)
31. Detroit Red Wings (17-49-5)-0.7823--0.0036 (18)-0.8022 (31)-0.8527 (31)-0.6519 (31)

Ratings Over Time

Ratings Methodology

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

  • Overall Rating: This rankings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating, the Inference Rating and Vegas Rating. 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 system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.
  • Vegas Rating: This is our newest rating that only takes into account the Vegas line on each game.

Please see our NHL predictions page to see our projections for each game and outright season predictions.