WHL Hockey Rankings


Below are listed the current WHL Hockey ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index.
More information on how these WHL rankings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a rankings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Inference Rating. The Inference Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.

Standard Rating– Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.

Inference Rating– Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This is system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – WHL Hockey

Updated on 11/20/2017.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Moose Jaw Warriors
18-5
1.7052
0
-0.35 (16)
0.916 (1)
0.876 (1)
2
Portland Winterhawks
15-4
1.4134
3
0.419 (8)
0.754 (2)
0.732 (2)
3
Tri-City Americans
13-8
0.9355
3
0.824 (4)
0.533 (3)
0.446 (4)
4
Swift Current Broncos
15-6
0.8550
-2
-0.15 (13)
0.461 (4)
0.437 (5)
5
Victoria Royals
16-8
0.8206
-2
-0.24 (15)
0.413 (5)
0.452 (3)
6
Kelowna Rockets
12-10
0.4242
3
-0.03 (11)
0.166 (8)
0.286 (6)
7
Brandon Wheat Kings
14-7
0.4002
4
-0.17 (14)
0.270 (6)
0.144 (9)
8
Medicine Hat Tigers
13-7
0.3668
0
-1.32 (22)
0.204 (7)
0.180 (7)
9
Regina Pats
13-11
0.2391
-2
-0.15 (12)
0.106 (9)
0.147 (8)
10
Spokane Chiefs
11-11
0.0271
4
0.934 (3)
0.022 (10)
0.005 (11)
11
Seattle Thunderbirds
10-11
0.0010
-7
1.277 (1)
-0.07 (13)
0.081 (10)
12
Prince Albert Raiders
9-13
-0.030
1
0.558 (5)
-0.00 (11)
-0.02 (14)
13
Vancouver Giants
10-13
-0.057
4
0.399 (9)
-0.04 (12)
-0.01 (13)
14
Everett Silvertips
10-14
-0.122
-2
1.181 (2)
-0.10 (14)
-0.01 (12)
15
Kamloops Blazers
9-13
-0.410
5
0.448 (7)
-0.24 (17)
-0.18 (15)
16
Saskatoon Blades
8-13
-0.421
-1
0.557 (6)
-0.13 (15)
-0.31 (17)
17
Prince George Cougars
9-13
-0.529
1
0.140 (10)
-0.31 (18)
-0.23 (16)
18
Kootenay Ice
10-13
-0.602
1
-0.78 (19)
-0.22 (16)
-0.42 (18)
19
Red Deer Rebels
9-15
-0.872
-3
-0.93 (20)
-0.42 (19)
-0.50 (20)
20
Lethbridge Hurricanes
7-13
-1.149
-10
-0.95 (21)
-0.70 (20)
-0.49 (19)
21
Calgary Hitmen
6-17
-1.325
1
-0.62 (18)
-0.74 (21)
-0.64 (21)
22
Edmonton Oil Kings
5-17
-1.669
-1
-0.42 (17)
-0.83 (22)
-0.92 (22)