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 5/30/2019.

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Inference (Rank)
1
Prince Albert Raiders
77-22
1.0486
0
-0.10 (15)
0.827 (1)
0.884 (1)
2
Vancouver Giants
69-28
0.9466
0
-0.11 (17)
0.766 (2)
0.720 (2)
3
Edmonton Oil Kings
57-35
0.7968
1
-0.18 (20)
0.643 (3)
0.615 (3)
4
Saskatoon Blades
58-29
0.7840
-1
-0.14 (19)
0.634 (4)
0.597 (4)
5
Spokane Chiefs
52-37
0.5416
2
-0.07 (13)
0.445 (5)
0.383 (5)
6
Everett Silvertips
55-29
0.4034
-1
0.126 (6)
0.320 (7)
0.333 (6)
7
Lethbridge Hurricanes
45-35
0.3939
-1
-0.19 (21)
0.328 (6)
0.263 (7)
8
Seattle Thunderbirds
36-43
0.2229
2
0.211 (2)
0.192 (8)
0.122 (9)
9
Portland Winterhawks
45-35
0.2056
-1
0.106 (7)
0.174 (9)
0.123 (8)
10
Moose Jaw Warriors
43-35
0.1557
-1
-0.19 (22)
0.136 (11)
0.077 (10)
11
Calgary Hitmen
40-44
0.1504
0
-0.11 (16)
0.140 (10)
0.039 (11)
12
Medicine Hat Tigers
39-42
-0.015
1
-0.00 (11)
0.003 (12)
-0.07 (12)
13
Victoria Royals
44-40
-0.160
1
0.012 (10)
-0.10 (13)
-0.22 (14)
14
Brandon Wheat Kings
35-38
-0.198
1
-0.12 (18)
-0.14 (15)
-0.20 (13)
15
Tri-City Americans
37-40
-0.200
-3
0.304 (1)
-0.13 (14)
-0.26 (15)
16
Kelowna Rockets
29-48
-0.247
0
-0.07 (14)
-0.16 (16)
-0.33 (16)
17
Kamloops Blazers
31-49
-0.429
1
-0.01 (12)
-0.32 (17)
-0.42 (18)
18
Red Deer Rebels
38-42
-0.476
-1
0.067 (8)
-0.37 (18)
-0.40 (17)
19
Regina Pats
20-54
-0.847
1
0.047 (9)
-0.64 (19)
-0.79 (19)
20
Prince George Cougars
21-53
-0.904
-1
0.182 (5)
-0.69 (20)
-0.82 (20)
21
Swift Current Broncos
11-63
-1.305
1
0.205 (3)
-1.00 (21)
-1.20 (21)
22
Kootenay Ice
15-57
-1.362
-1
0.200 (4)
-1.04 (22)
-1.24 (22)