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 12/10/2018.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Prince Albert Raiders
35-4
2.1939
0
-0.74 (22)
1.353 (1)
1.401 (1)
2
Everett Silvertips
28-11
1.2477
1
0.226 (7)
0.797 (2)
0.750 (2)
3
Vancouver Giants
27-9
0.8790
3
-0.21 (15)
0.575 (3)
0.506 (3)
4
Portland Winterhawks
22-15
0.6517
0
0.219 (8)
0.394 (5)
0.429 (4)
5
Saskatoon Blades
25-15
0.6352
0
-0.13 (14)
0.402 (4)
0.387 (5)
6
Red Deer Rebels
24-13
0.4761
-4
-0.42 (20)
0.338 (6)
0.23 (6)
7
Moose Jaw Warriors
19-15
0.2475
5
-0.36 (19)
0.180 (7)
0.112 (7)
8
Spokane Chiefs
19-18
0.1627
1
0.001 (11)
0.100 (8)
0.103 (8)
9
Medicine Hat Tigers
18-22
0.0437
6
-0.03 (12)
0.026 (9)
0.028 (10)
10
Edmonton Oil Kings
21-19
-0.019
0
-0.44 (21)
-0.04 (12)
0.040 (9)
11
Victoria Royals
19-13
-0.032
-4
0.113 (9)
0.010 (10)
-0.07 (16)
12
Lethbridge Hurricanes
17-19
-0.063
5
-0.21 (16)
-0.05 (13)
-0.01 (12)
13
Brandon Wheat Kings
18-16
-0.064
-2
-0.24 (18)
-0.07 (14)
0.011 (11)
14
Tri-City Americans
17-16
-0.075
-6
0.449 (2)
-0.04 (11)
-0.05 (14)
15
Calgary Hitmen
14-22
-0.149
3
-0.21 (17)
-0.11 (15)
-0.05 (15)
16
Kamloops Blazers
14-20
-0.164
-3
0.052 (10)
-0.14 (16)
-0.03 (13)
17
Seattle Thunderbirds
13-19
-0.320
-3
0.767 (1)
-0.22 (17)
-0.15 (17)
18
Kelowna Rockets
15-24
-0.421
-2
-0.06 (13)
-0.26 (18)
-0.26 (18)
19
Prince George Cougars
13-24
-0.882
0
0.242 (5)
-0.51 (19)
-0.61 (19)
20
Regina Pats
9-28
-1.306
0
0.286 (4)
-0.80 (20)
-0.83 (20)
21
Kootenay Ice
9-28
-1.459
0
0.228 (6)
-0.91 (21)
-0.90 (21)
22
Swift Current Broncos
5-31
-1.696
0
0.377 (3)
-1.07 (22)
-1.02 (22)