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 2/12/2018.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Everett Silvertips
36-21
0.8351
1
0.420 (4)
0.642 (1)
0.770 (1)
2
Moose Jaw Warriors
42-12
0.7835
-1
-0.39 (21)
0.614 (2)
0.674 (2)
3
Swift Current Broncos
40-17
0.6127
1
-0.29 (15)
0.487 (3)
0.501 (3)
4
Portland Winterhawks
34-22
0.5214
1
0.487 (3)
0.407 (4)
0.457 (4)
5
Kelowna Rockets
33-22
0.4984
-2
0.145 (10)
0.394 (5)
0.417 (6)
6
Victoria Royals
34-23
0.4589
1
0.224 (8)
0.371 (6)
0.348 (7)
7
Spokane Chiefs
30-25
0.4539
2
0.400 (5)
0.344 (7)
0.439 (5)
8
Vancouver Giants
29-26
0.2039
0
0.217 (9)
0.164 (8)
0.158 (9)
9
Seattle Thunderbirds
27-28
0.1993
-3
0.580 (2)
0.149 (9)
0.200 (8)
10
Tri-City Americans
27-27
0.1543
1
0.691 (1)
0.121 (10)
0.132 (10)
11
Kamloops Blazers
26-29
0.0338
2
0.273 (7)
0.023 (11)
0.040 (11)
12
Saskatoon Blades
28-29
-0.084
0
-0.16 (12)
-0.04 (12)
-0.15 (12)
13
Regina Pats
29-29
-0.171
1
-0.26 (14)
-0.13 (13)
-0.15 (13)
14
Brandon Wheat Kings
30-24
-0.184
-4
-0.22 (13)
-0.14 (14)
-0.17 (14)
15
Lethbridge Hurricanes
25-29
-0.257
1
-0.47 (22)
-0.20 (15)
-0.19 (15)
16
Medicine Hat Tigers
28-30
-0.331
-1
-0.38 (19)
-0.26 (16)
-0.27 (16)
17
Prince Albert Raiders
22-34
-0.436
1
-0.04 (11)
-0.35 (18)
-0.33 (17)
18
Kootenay Ice
24-32
-0.452
1
-0.38 (20)
-0.34 (17)
-0.42 (18)
19
Prince George Cougars
19-37
-0.482
-2
0.336 (6)
-0.36 (19)
-0.45 (19)
20
Calgary Hitmen
17-38
-0.731
0
-0.31 (17)
-0.57 (20)
-0.61 (20)
21
Red Deer Rebels
17-39
-0.775
1
-0.35 (18)
-0.62 (21)
-0.61 (21)
22
Edmonton Oil Kings
15-39
-0.847
-1
-0.29 (16)
-0.66 (22)
-0.74 (22)