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 3/19/2018.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Everett Silvertips
47-25
0.9036
0
0.250 (5)
0.709 (1)
0.777 (1)
2
Moose Jaw Warriors
52-20
0.6074
0
-0.09 (14)
0.471 (2)
0.544 (2)
3
Spokane Chiefs
41-31
0.5286
0
0.258 (4)
0.412 (3)
0.465 (3)
4
Portland Winterhawks
43-28
0.4483
1
0.348 (3)
0.351 (4)
0.389 (4)
5
Swift Current Broncos
48-24
0.4406
-1
-0.06 (13)
0.349 (5)
0.365 (5)
6
Regina Pats
40-32
0.3296
1
-0.10 (15)
0.259 (6)
0.279 (6)
7
Kelowna Rockets
43-29
0.2644
-1
-0.11 (16)
0.209 (7)
0.218 (7)
8
Tri-City Americans
38-34
0.2508
1
0.463 (2)
0.196 (8)
0.215 (8)
9
Seattle Thunderbirds
34-38
0.1888
-1
0.488 (1)
0.146 (9)
0.171 (9)
10
Brandon Wheat Kings
40-31
0.148
5
-0.02 (12)
0.122 (10)
0.101 (10)
11
Vancouver Giants
36-36
0.0146
0
-0.00 (11)
0.023 (11)
-0.03 (13)
12
Victoria Royals
39-33
-0.010
-2
0.047 (8)
-0.00 (12)
-0.01 (11)
13
Saskatoon Blades
35-37
-0.056
1
0.004 (10)
-0.03 (13)
-0.08 (14)
14
Prince Albert Raiders
32-40
-0.082
-2
0.027 (9)
-0.07 (14)
-0.01 (12)
15
Medicine Hat Tigers
36-36
-0.275
1
-0.29 (20)
-0.21 (15)
-0.22 (15)
16
Lethbridge Hurricanes
33-39
-0.316
-3
-0.31 (22)
-0.24 (16)
-0.29 (17)
17
Kamloops Blazers
30-42
-0.342
0
0.067 (7)
-0.27 (17)
-0.28 (16)
18
Red Deer Rebels
27-45
-0.411
0
-0.31 (21)
-0.32 (18)
-0.32 (18)
19
Prince George Cougars
24-48
-0.608
0
0.111 (6)
-0.46 (19)
-0.56 (21)
20
Calgary Hitmen
24-48
-0.641
2
-0.23 (19)
-0.50 (20)
-0.52 (19)
21
Kootenay Ice
27-45
-0.679
-1
-0.17 (17)
-0.54 (21)
-0.54 (20)
22
Edmonton Oil Kings
22-50
-0.699
-1
-0.22 (18)
-0.54 (22)
-0.60 (22)