Oct 122005
 

Here is the first edition of the HockeyAnalysis.com NHL Power Rankings. Unlike other power rankings that you see on both mainstream media and hockey fan websites this version of power rankings is 100% non-biased. I have developed a formula to rank teams based on each teams won-loss record, toughness (or weakness) of schedule, as well as a few other factors. Since the season is still quite young there are a few strange ranking showing up but mostly the rankings seem pretty good. One example of this is New Jersey. With a 2-1 record you might think they should be ranked higher but they aren’t because they lossed to Philadelphia, a lowly ranked team, and their wins came against Pittsburgh and the Rangers, two more lowly ranked teams. When they start playing against, and defeating, better ranked teams their own ranking will improve. The “Power Rank” column is the teams ‘score’ produced by the formula. A general rule of thumb is that teams scoring above 10 are above average and those below 10 are below average.

Rank Team Win-Loss Power Rank
1 Ottawa 4- 0 15.0
2 Nashville 2- 0 14.6
3 Edmonton 3- 1 13.7
4 Dallas 2- 1 13.3
5 Los Angeles 3- 1 13.1
6 Buffalo 3- 1 12.8
7 Florida 3- 1 12.5
8 Atlanta 2- 1 12.1
9 Vancouver 2- 1 12.1
10 Montreal 3- 1 11.9
11 Colorado 2- 1 11.7
12 Tampa Bay 2- 2 11.5
13 Detroit 3- 1 11.4
14 Toronto 1- 3 11.0
15 Washington 2- 2 10.1
16 NY Islanders 1- 2 10.0
17 Boston 2- 2 9.5
18 Anaheim 1- 2 9.0
19 New Jersey 2- 1 8.8
20 Phoenix 1- 3 8.2
21 St. Louis 1- 3 8.2
22 NY Rangers 1- 3 7.8
23 Minnesota 1- 2 7.3
24 Philadelphia 1- 2 7.2
25 Calgary 1- 3 7.1
26 San Jose 1- 2 6.6
27 Columbus 1- 2 6.4
28 Carolina 1- 2 5.9
29 Chicago 1- 3 5.9
30 Pittsburgh 0- 4 5.4
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