NHL Hockey Rankings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Tampa Bay Lightning (40-17)0.5019--0.0068 (19)0.5380 (1)0.5286 (1)0.4067 (1)
2. Boston Bruins (39-12)0.3671--0.0341 (30)0.3260 (2)0.4016 (2)0.3845 (2)
3. Pittsburgh Penguins (37-18)0.2837-0.0152 (8)0.3016 (3)0.2914 (3)0.2443 (8)
4. Colorado Avalanche (36-18)0.2402-0.0183 (7)0.2093 (6)0.2472 (4)0.2798 (6)
5. Dallas Stars (36-20)0.2386--0.0022 (15)0.2749 (4)0.2421 (5)0.1756 (10)
6. Washington Capitals (38-18)0.2256-0.0282 (2)0.1882 (7)0.1834 (8)0.3443 (3)
7. St. Louis Blues (36-17)0.1967-0.0200 (5)0.1753 (8)0.2041 (7)0.2205 (9)
8. Vegas Golden Knights (34-22)0.1928--0.0105 (21)0.1497 (11)0.1604 (10)0.3071 (4)
9. Carolina Hurricanes (35-22)0.1868--0.0100 (20)0.1729 (9)0.1614 (9)0.2446 (7)
10. Philadelphia Flyers (35-20)0.1676--0.0126 (23)0.2336 (5)0.2178 (6)-0.0081 (17)
11. New York Islanders (35-20)0.0999-0.0070 (9)0.1192 (12)0.1064 (12)0.0597 (13)
12. Toronto Maple Leafs (32-23)0.0911--0.0148 (24)0.0159 (17)0.0320 (17)0.2943 (5)
13. New York Rangers (33-24)0.0787--0.0304 (29)0.1554 (10)0.1546 (11)-0.1505 (23)
14. Nashville Predators (30-23)0.0760--0.0052 (17)0.0502 (15)0.0468 (15)0.1580 (11)
15. Vancouver Canucks (33-22)0.0680--0.0159 (25)0.1032 (13)0.1044 (13)-0.0394 (18)
16. Edmonton Oilers (33-22)0.0359--0.0214 (26)0.0686 (14)0.0899 (14)-0.0920 (21)
17. Florida Panthers (32-24)0.0342-0.0058 (10)0.0418 (16)0.0379 (16)0.0168 (14)
18. Calgary Flames (32-25)0.0101--0.0370 (31)0.0102 (18)-0.0295 (20)0.0652 (12)
19. Minnesota Wild (29-25)-0.0050-0.0297 (1)-0.0121 (19)0.0015 (18)-0.0026 (16)
20. Columbus Blue Jackets (31-19)-0.0407--0.0303 (28)-0.0531 (20)-0.0051 (19)-0.0707 (20)
21. Winnipeg Jets (32-27)-0.0863--0.0115 (22)-0.0780 (21)-0.0787 (21)-0.1103 (22)
22. Arizona Coyotes (31-26)-0.1054-0.0028 (14)-0.1281 (23)-0.1139 (22)-0.0570 (19)
23. Montreal Canadiens (29-27)-0.1149--0.0037 (16)-0.1400 (24)-0.1802 (26)0.0166 (15)
24. Chicago Blackhawks (27-27)-0.1319-0.0258 (4)-0.1018 (22)-0.1248 (23)-0.1899 (24)
25. Buffalo Sabres (29-25)-0.1669--0.0273 (27)-0.1615 (25)-0.1530 (24)-0.1949 (25)
26. San Jose Sharks (26-32)-0.2188--0.0062 (18)-0.1984 (27)-0.2220 (27)-0.2470 (26)
27. New Jersey Devils (24-27)-0.2205-0.0259 (3)-0.1929 (26)-0.1729 (25)-0.3313 (28)
28. Anaheim Ducks (24-30)-0.3110-0.0046 (12)-0.3159 (28)-0.3407 (28)-0.2617 (27)
29. Los Angeles Kings (22-35)-0.3857-0.0045 (13)-0.3849 (29)-0.4117 (29)-0.3506 (29)
30. Ottawa Senators (21-30)-0.5251-0.0195 (6)-0.5832 (30)-0.5548 (30)-0.3905 (30)
31. Detroit Red Wings (15-45)-0.7962-0.0046 (11)-0.7999 (31)-0.8419 (31)-0.7262 (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.