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 5/29/2018.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Everett Silvertips
61-33
0.7642
0
0.107 (5)
0.597 (1)
0.666 (1)
2
Regina Pats
46-38
0.5667
4
-0.04 (11)
0.453 (2)
0.451 (3)
3
Swift Current Broncos
64-37
0.5345
2
0.051 (6)
0.421 (3)
0.453 (2)
4
Tri-City Americans
48-38
0.4254
4
0.193 (3)
0.328 (6)
0.388 (4)
5
Spokane Chiefs
44-35
0.4195
-2
0.118 (4)
0.328 (5)
0.364 (5)
6
Moose Jaw Warriors
59-27
0.4104
-4
-0.01 (8)
0.331 (4)
0.317 (6)
7
Portland Winterhawks
48-35
0.3193
-3
0.212 (2)
0.247 (7)
0.288 (7)
8
Seattle Thunderbirds
35-42
0.0489
1
0.336 (1)
0.040 (8)
0.035 (9)
9
Prince Albert Raiders
35-44
0.0410
5
0.029 (7)
0.018 (9)
0.092 (8)
10
Brandon Wheat Kings
45-37
-0.034
0
-0.04 (10)
-0.01 (10)
-0.07 (12)
11
Saskatoon Blades
35-37
-0.050
2
-0.01 (9)
-0.03 (11)
-0.08 (13)
12
Kelowna Rockets
43-33
-0.069
-5
-0.31 (19)
-0.05 (12)
-0.06 (11)
13
Lethbridge Hurricanes
43-45
-0.072
3
-0.34 (22)
-0.05 (13)
-0.05 (10)
14
Vancouver Giants
39-40
-0.211
-3
-0.26 (16)
-0.15 (14)
-0.21 (14)
15
Victoria Royals
43-40
-0.294
-3
-0.16 (13)
-0.22 (15)
-0.25 (15)
16
Medicine Hat Tigers
38-40
-0.383
-1
-0.32 (20)
-0.31 (16)
-0.29 (16)
17
Red Deer Rebels
28-49
-0.456
1
-0.33 (21)
-0.35 (17)
-0.38 (17)
18
Kamloops Blazers
30-42
-0.512
-1
-0.22 (15)
-0.40 (18)
-0.42 (18)
19
Calgary Hitmen
24-48
-0.637
1
-0.28 (17)
-0.50 (19)
-0.52 (19)
20
Edmonton Oil Kings
22-50
-0.687
2
-0.30 (18)
-0.53 (20)
-0.60 (21)
21
Kootenay Ice
27-45
-0.731
0
-0.20 (14)
-0.59 (22)
-0.55 (20)
22
Prince George Cougars
24-48
-0.762
-3
-0.15 (12)
-0.59 (21)
-0.67 (22)