Oct 192005
 
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 Responses to “Power Rankings – October 19, 2005”

  1.  

    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 :)

  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    […] NHL.com has its weekly West Notes up, featuring a lengthy discussion on Paul Kariya’s impact on the Nashville squad. The various power rankings are also up for the week, and depending on who you ask the Preds are either one of the best teams in hockey or a bunch of lucky schlubs with a weak schedule who couldn’t outskate the Upper Manitoba Midget All-Stars. Most of the commenters at James Mirtle’s blog certainly seem to think the latter is the case, but PJ Swenson believes in the gospel of Saint Tomas: Hear me now and remember this later, Tomas Vokoun will bring a Stanley Cup to Nashville. […]

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