NHL 2017/18 Team Rankings

By willmma · Dec 4, 2017 · Updated Jan 3, 2018
  1. willmma
    I know I will probably get burned for this, but I would like to share with you team rankings based on the ELO rating system.

    This is purely mathematical based on wins and losses. Each team has a score. That score increases or decreases based on wins and losses. The amount of change is based on the score of the opponent. Eg. If a strong team beats a weak team then they don't gain a lot of points because it is expected. If a weak team beats a strong team then they gain a lot of points and the strong team loses a bunch. It balances out. Streaks can swing a team's rankings by a lot.

    For the purposes of my calculations each team started with 2500 points. K is 100 and doesn't change.

    After 490 games played this season the rankings for Dec 15 2017 are:

    #TeamElo Score
    1Tampa Bay Lightning2983
    2Vegas Golden Knights2916
    3Nashville Predators2708
    4St. Louis Blues2700
    5Washington Capitals2692
    6Los Angeles Kings2658
    7New Jersey Devils2639
    8Boston Bruins2634
    9Winnipeg Jets2611
    10San Jose Sharks2609
    11Columbus Blue Jackets2604
    12Minnesota Wild2547
    13Anaheim Ducks2538
    14New York Islanders2528
    15Toronto Maple Leafs2523
    16Colorado Avalanche2512
    17Chicago Blackhawks2511
    18Dallas Stars2497
    19Carolina Hurricanes2482
    20Calgary Flames2471
    21New York Rangers2463
    22Pittsburgh Penguins2420
    23Philadelphia Flyers2372
    24Edmonton Oilers2364
    25Florida Panthers2338
    26Montreal Canadiens2311
    27Vancouver Canucks2265
    28Detroit Red Wings2264
    29Ottawa Senators2212
    30Buffalo Sabres2061
    31Arizona Coyotes2003
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    ConferenceAvg Score
    I will try to update the rankings daily
    Cheers :thumbu:

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