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 10/8/2018.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Prince Albert Raiders
49-46
1.4550
8
0.052 (12)
0.697 (1)
0.378 (3)
2
Everett Silvertips
67-39
1.3454
-1
0.298 (3)
0.102 (12)
0.621 (1)
3
Portland Winterhawks
56-41
1.0363
4
0.195 (5)
0.142 (11)
0.447 (2)
4
Brandon Wheat Kings
53-39
1.0035
6
0.127 (9)
0.492 (3)
0.255 (8)
5
Moose Jaw Warriors
65-33
0.9747
1
0.185 (7)
0.240 (6)
0.367 (4)
6
Saskatoon Blades
47-41
0.9059
5
0.077 (10)
0.502 (2)
0.201 (10)
7
Vancouver Giants
51-42
0.8401
7
-0.19 (20)
0.282 (5)
0.278 (7)
8
Spokane Chiefs
50-41
0.7562
-3
0.150 (8)
0.086 (13)
0.335 (5)
9
Seattle Thunderbirds
41-46
0.6483
-1
0.398 (1)
0.196 (9)
0.226 (9)
10
Tri-City Americans
52-42
0.6383
-6
0.368 (2)
0.010 (15)
0.313 (6)
11
Victoria Royals
55-40
0.5365
4
-0.23 (22)
0.210 (8)
0.163 (11)
12
Medicine Hat Tigers
44-50
-0.096
4
0.016 (13)
0.165 (10)
-0.13 (15)
13
Swift Current Broncos
64-49
-0.112
-10
0.218 (4)
-0.32 (18)
0.104 (12)
14
Lethbridge Hurricanes
47-53
-0.163
-1
-0.04 (16)
0.078 (14)
-0.12 (14)
15
Red Deer Rebels
38-53
-0.239
2
-0.21 (21)
0.325 (4)
-0.28 (18)
16
Regina Pats
48-48
-0.263
-14
0.189 (6)
-0.18 (17)
-0.04 (13)
17
Edmonton Oil Kings
32-56
-0.432
3
-0.18 (18)
0.216 (7)
-0.32 (19)
18
Kootenay Ice
31-49
-0.956
3
-0.03 (15)
-0.08 (16)
-0.43 (20)
19
Kamloops Blazers
34-52
-1.065
-1
-0.10 (17)
-0.54 (19)
-0.26 (17)
20
Kelowna Rockets
45-47
-1.425
-8
-0.19 (19)
-0.94 (22)
-0.23 (16)
21
Prince George Cougars
28-58
-1.905
1
0.066 (11)
-0.78 (21)
-0.55 (21)
22
Calgary Hitmen
24-58
-2.109
-3
-0.00 (14)
-0.58 (20)
-0.76 (22)