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. For our projections on games, see WHL Hockey Predictions.

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 2/11/2019.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Prince Albert Raiders
52-10
1.0867
0
-0.36 (22)
0.867 (1)
0.879 (1)
2
Everett Silvertips
41-18
0.8406
0
0.286 (3)
0.667 (2)
0.691 (2)
3
Vancouver Giants
43-17
0.7287
0
-0.13 (13)
0.594 (3)
0.538 (3)
4
Portland Winterhawks
37-25
0.5448
0
0.220 (5)
0.429 (4)
0.463 (4)
5
Saskatoon Blades
40-23
0.3618
1
-0.22 (19)
0.276 (5)
0.339 (5)
6
Medicine Hat Tigers
33-28
0.3336
4
-0.21 (17)
0.270 (6)
0.250 (8)
7
Moose Jaw Warriors
33-25
0.3244
7
-0.33 (21)
0.259 (7)
0.260 (7)
8
Edmonton Oil Kings
35-27
0.3112
3
-0.24 (20)
0.243 (9)
0.270 (6)
9
Tri-City Americans
30-25
0.2963
-4
0.378 (2)
0.255 (8)
0.164 (11)
10
Spokane Chiefs
32-26
0.2842
-2
0.075 (9)
0.224 (10)
0.239 (9)
11
Calgary Hitmen
28-30
0.1867
2
-0.22 (18)
0.140 (11)
0.183 (10)
12
Victoria Royals
33-25
0.1184
-3
0.052 (10)
0.105 (12)
0.052 (12)
13
Lethbridge Hurricanes
29-29
-0.034
-1
-0.16 (15)
-0.02 (13)
-0.04 (13)
14
Seattle Thunderbirds
24-34
-0.113
1
0.483 (1)
-0.10 (15)
-0.05 (14)
15
Red Deer Rebels
33-25
-0.138
-8
-0.17 (16)
-0.09 (14)
-0.16 (15)
16
Kelowna Rockets
24-38
-0.282
0
-0.06 (12)
-0.21 (16)
-0.26 (16)
17
Brandon Wheat Kings
27-30
-0.336
1
-0.16 (14)
-0.26 (17)
-0.27 (17)
18
Kamloops Blazers
21-37
-0.452
-1
0.134 (7)
-0.36 (18)
-0.34 (18)
19
Prince George Cougars
18-42
-0.795
0
0.258 (4)
-0.62 (19)
-0.68 (19)
20
Regina Pats
16-45
-0.836
0
0.031 (11)
-0.65 (20)
-0.71 (20)
21
Kootenay Ice
13-45
-1.249
0
0.139 (6)
-0.99 (21)
-1.01 (21)
22
Swift Current Broncos
10-48
-1.277
0
0.103 (8)
-1.01 (22)
-1.05 (22)