Power Rankings – October 19, 2005

Rank Team Win-Loss Power Rank
1 Ottawa 5- 0 15.9
2 Nashville 5- 0 13.5
3 Detroit 6- 1 13.1
4 Los Angeles 4- 2 12.4
5 Montreal 5- 2 12.2
6 Toronto 3- 3 12.1
7 Vancouver 5- 2 12.1
8 Dallas 4- 2 11.4
9 Buffalo 4- 2 11.1
10 NY Rangers 4- 3 11.0
11 Philadelphia 3- 2 10.6
12 Minnesota 3- 3 10.6
13 New Jersey 3- 3 10.1
14 Phoenix 3- 5 9.8
15 Florida 4- 4 9.7
16 Edmonton 3- 4 9.4
17 St. Louis 1- 4 9.4
18 Carolina 3- 2 9.4
19 NY Islanders 2- 3 9.3
20 San Jose 3- 3 9.3
21 Boston 3- 4 9.2
22 Colorado 2- 3 9.2
23 Tampa Bay 3- 4 8.9
24 Washington 3- 4 8.7
25 Atlanta 2- 4 8.6
26 Anaheim 2- 3 8.3
27 Calgary 2- 5 7.6
28 Chicago 2- 5 7.0
29 Columbus 1- 5 5.5
30 Pittsburgh 0- 6 5.1

HockeyAnalysis.com Power Rankings are based purely on a statistical analysis of a teams on-ice performance and adjusted for strength, or weakness, of schedule. In short, defeating a good team will help your ranking more than defeating a weak team. Similarly, losing to a weak team will hurt your team ranking more than losing to a good team.

The “Power Rank” column is the teams ‘score’ produced by the team ranking formula. A general rule of thumb is that teams scoring above 10 are above average and those below 10 are below average.

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3 comments

  • Does your ranking system take into account shootout wins? I don’t think a shootout win should count as much as a regulation or OT win. Despite the fact that the Preds are my favorite team, I would not rank them higher than the Wings given that Detroit has decidedly beaten their opponents in most cases while two Nashville’s of wins were by shootout and another two were by just one goal.

    It would be interesting to see your formula/algorithm if it’s not a trade secret :)

  • David Johnson

    I currently don’t account for a shootout win although I am considering adding that in to the formula, although over the long haul I believe that teams shoot-out record will more or less reflect their actual record so it may not make a huge difference. It is still early in the season so there are still some oddities in the rankings (i.e. St. Louis being 1-4 and ranked 17th) but for the most part I think they are reasonable. The oddities you see I think will smooth out over the next couple weeks.

    As for the algorithm, I think I am going to keep it a secret for now since it is also partially used in my game prediction algorithm which I definitely want to keep secret.

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