NHL 2017/18 Team Rankings

By willmma · Dec 4, 2017 · Updated Jan 22, 2018
  1. willmma
    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.

    NOTE: I changed the scoring system so that OT/SO games are considered ties.

    After 685 games played this season the rankings for Jan 16 2018 are:

    #TeamElo Score
    1Tampa Bay Lightning2868
    2Vegas Golden Knights2815
    3Winnipeg Jets2751
    4Nashville Predators2742
    5Boston Bruins2736
    6Philadelphia Flyers2648
    7Washington Capitals2597
    8San Jose Sharks2594
    9Minnesota Wild2592
    10St. Louis Blues2568
    11Colorado Avalanche2564
    12New Jersey Devils2562
    13Dallas Stars2536
    14Anaheim Ducks2535
    15Carolina Hurricanes2524
    16Chicago Blackhawks2518
    17Calgary Flames2515
    18Los Angeles Kings2490
    19Toronto Maple Leafs2459
    20New York Islanders2432
    21Detroit Red Wings2430
    22Vancouver Canucks2394
    23Pittsburgh Penguins2383
    24Florida Panthers2369
    25Ottawa Senators2364
    26Columbus Blue Jackets2356
    27New York Rangers2319
    28Edmonton Oilers2318
    29Montreal Canadiens2317
    30Buffalo Sabres2170
    31Arizona Coyotes1930
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    I will try to update the rankings daily
    Cheers :thumbu:

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