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 1/22/2018.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Moose Jaw Warriors
38-10
1.0153
0
-0.34 (18)
0.793 (1)
0.887 (1)
2
Everett Silvertips
30-18
0.7196
3
0.319 (6)
0.550 (2)
0.676 (2)
3
Kelowna Rockets
29-17
0.6436
0
0.062 (11)
0.506 (3)
0.548 (3)
4
Swift Current Broncos
33-15
0.5951
-2
-0.15 (13)
0.476 (4)
0.475 (4)
5
Portland Winterhawks
27-19
0.3623
2
0.486 (2)
0.283 (5)
0.316 (5)
6
Seattle Thunderbirds
24-22
0.3080
5
0.439 (3)
0.231 (6)
0.306 (6)
7
Victoria Royals
27-21
0.2757
5
0.283 (7)
0.221 (7)
0.217 (8)
8
Vancouver Giants
25-22
0.274
1
0.202 (9)
0.211 (8)
0.25 (7)
9
Spokane Chiefs
24-22
0.1702
1
0.375 (4)
0.123 (9)
0.185 (9)
10
Brandon Wheat Kings
28-18
0.1312
-6
-0.19 (15)
0.103 (10)
0.111 (10)
11
Tri-City Americans
23-23
0.1030
-5
0.611 (1)
0.084 (11)
0.072 (11)
12
Saskatoon Blades
23-25
0.0234
-4
-0.03 (12)
0.038 (12)
-0.05 (13)
13
Kamloops Blazers
21-26
-0.038
0
0.324 (5)
-0.03 (13)
-0.02 (12)
14
Regina Pats
24-25
-0.174
1
-0.18 (14)
-0.13 (14)
-0.17 (15)
15
Medicine Hat Tigers
24-23
-0.229
-1
-0.40 (20)
-0.17 (15)
-0.22 (16)
16
Lethbridge Hurricanes
22-24
-0.231
2
-0.61 (22)
-0.19 (16)
-0.15 (14)
17
Prince George Cougars
18-30
-0.322
0
0.281 (8)
-0.24 (17)
-0.30 (17)
18
Prince Albert Raiders
18-29
-0.374
1
0.068 (10)
-0.29 (18)
-0.31 (18)
19
Kootenay Ice
20-26
-0.431
-3
-0.50 (21)
-0.32 (19)
-0.43 (19)
20
Calgary Hitmen
15-32
-0.715
0
-0.34 (19)
-0.57 (20)
-0.56 (20)
21
Edmonton Oil Kings
13-33
-0.770
0
-0.25 (17)
-0.60 (21)
-0.67 (21)
22
Red Deer Rebels
10-36
-1.358
0
-0.22 (16)
-1.07 (22)
-1.13 (22)