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 3/20/2017.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Seattle Thunderbirds
46-26
0.9720
0
0.236 (6)
0.767 (1)
0.819 (1)
2
Kelowna Rockets
45-27
0.7045
0
0.112 (9)
0.539 (2)
0.658 (2)
3
Portland Winterhawks
40-32
0.6273
3
0.310 (1)
0.491 (3)
0.542 (4)
4
Everett Silvertips
44-28
0.6211
4
0.263 (5)
0.474 (4)
0.588 (3)
5
Regina Pats
52-20
0.5554
6
-0.25 (21)
0.435 (6)
0.480 (5)
6
Medicine Hat Tigers
51-21
0.5459
-2
-0.26 (22)
0.440 (5)
0.423 (7)
7
Kamloops Blazers
42-30
0.5423
0
0.155 (8)
0.430 (7)
0.445 (6)
8
Tri-City Americans
41-31
0.4989
-5
0.269 (4)
0.396 (8)
0.410 (8)
9
Prince George Cougars
45-27
0.3932
3
0.110 (10)
0.302 (9)
0.362 (9)
10
Lethbridge Hurricanes
44-28
0.2665
-5
-0.24 (20)
0.221 (10)
0.178 (10)
11
Victoria Royals
37-35
0.1177
-2
0.158 (7)
0.092 (11)
0.101 (12)
12
Moose Jaw Warriors
43-30
0.1142
-2
-0.23 (19)
0.081 (12)
0.130 (11)
13
Swift Current Broncos
39-33
0.0265
1
-0.21 (18)
0.022 (13)
0.017 (13)
14
Spokane Chiefs
27-45
-0.101
-1
0.304 (2)
-0.08 (14)
-0.05 (14)
15
Calgary Hitmen
30-42
-0.462
2
-0.20 (17)
-0.35 (15)
-0.42 (17)
16
Brandon Wheat Kings
31-42
-0.469
-1
-0.13 (14)
-0.36 (16)
-0.41 (15)
17
Red Deer Rebels
30-42
-0.548
-1
-0.18 (16)
-0.44 (17)
-0.42 (16)
18
Saskatoon Blades
28-44
-0.591
0
-0.16 (15)
-0.46 (18)
-0.49 (18)
19
Prince Albert Raiders
21-51
-0.719
1
-0.12 (13)
-0.56 (19)
-0.59 (19)
20
Vancouver Giants
20-52
-0.761
-1
0.290 (3)
-0.59 (20)
-0.67 (20)
21
Edmonton Oil Kings
23-49
-0.977
0
-0.10 (11)
-0.75 (21)
-0.87 (21)
22
Kootenay Ice
14-58
-1.400
0
-0.11 (12)
-1.09 (22)
-1.23 (22)