NHL Power Rankings: Lets Try Them BCS Style, Hockey Fans

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NHL Power Rankings: Lets Try Them BCS Style, Hockey Fans
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Power Rankings

There are rankings in every sport. We all know that in College Football there is quite a stir every year as the Bowl College Series Rankings are debated week in and week out leading up to the National Championship game.

Most rankings are for fun and designed to create a debate. I have put together this NHL power poll for fun and debate, but I used the BCS to do it. Well, not exactly, but here is how I will compile the BCS NHL Power Poll every week following the All-Star break.

The teams ranked will be the top 16 teams in the league according to the standings after Saturday night's games. This poll will appear every Sunday. I chose the top 16 because that is the number of teams that make the NHL's postseason.

The following categories were used to determine the rankings. In each category, the top team receives 80 points with the lowest ranked team in that category receiving five points. The categories chosen are as follows:

  1. Winning percentage
  2. Goals for
  3. Goals against
  4. Difference in GF and GA
  5. Road record
  6. Division record determined by winning percentage

There are a possible 480 points that can be obtained

I never take rankings seriously and you shouldn't either unless your coaching an 11-0 team and your ranked number three behind a one loss team in the BCS.

Sorry it's just 16 teams, besides do you really care where the Islanders rank?

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