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 3/18/2019.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Prince Albert Raiders
61-15
0.8298
0
-0.32 (21)
0.656 (1)
0.694 (1)
2
Vancouver Giants
54-21
0.8119
0
-0.15 (16)
0.655 (2)
0.627 (2)
3
Saskatoon Blades
52-25
0.6821
2
-0.28 (19)
0.537 (4)
0.576 (3)
4
Edmonton Oil Kings
47-29
0.6787
2
-0.28 (20)
0.540 (3)
0.551 (5)
5
Everett Silvertips
50-24
0.6652
-2
0.225 (4)
0.523 (5)
0.567 (4)
6
Lethbridge Hurricanes
42-31
0.5040
2
-0.24 (18)
0.399 (6)
0.417 (6)
7
Spokane Chiefs
43-31
0.4647
0
-0.02 (13)
0.369 (7)
0.38 (7)
8
Portland Winterhawks
44-31
0.4266
-4
0.197 (5)
0.340 (8)
0.344 (8)
9
Moose Jaw Warriors
43-31
0.2879
1
-0.33 (22)
0.231 (9)
0.225 (9)
10
Seattle Thunderbirds
34-39
0.2207
3
0.344 (2)
0.172 (10)
0.193 (10)
11
Calgary Hitmen
36-37
0.1446
-2
-0.21 (17)
0.120 (11)
0.095 (11)
12
Tri-City Americans
36-36
0.0020
-1
0.400 (1)
0.010 (12)
-0.03 (12)
13
Medicine Hat Tigers
37-38
-0.018
1
-0.07 (14)
-0.00 (14)
-0.04 (13)
14
Victoria Royals
40-34
-0.024
-2
0.065 (9)
-0.00 (13)
-0.07 (14)
15
Brandon Wheat Kings
35-38
-0.217
0
-0.14 (15)
-0.17 (15)
-0.15 (15)
16
Kelowna Rockets
29-47
-0.270
1
0.014 (11)
-0.21 (16)
-0.22 (16)
17
Red Deer Rebels
38-38
-0.291
-1
-0.02 (12)
-0.23 (17)
-0.22 (17)
18
Kamloops Blazers
29-45
-0.364
0
0.070 (8)
-0.30 (18)
-0.23 (18)
19
Prince George Cougars
21-53
-0.858
1
0.262 (3)
-0.68 (19)
-0.69 (19)
20
Regina Pats
20-54
-0.899
-1
0.016 (10)
-0.71 (20)
-0.74 (20)
21
Kootenay Ice
15-57
-1.416
0
0.196 (6)
-1.12 (21)
-1.15 (21)
22
Swift Current Broncos
11-63
-1.430
0
0.182 (7)
-1.13 (22)
-1.16 (22)