NHL Power Rankings: 2018-19 Consensus – Preseason

NHL Power Rankings: 2018-19 Consensus – Preseason

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The Tampa Bay Lightning sit a top our first consensus NHL power rankings of the season.

The 2018-19 NHL season just got underway. Two days into the season we’ve compiled our first NHL power rankings consensus list – preseason edition.

The Tampa Bay Lightning head into the season ranked first with five first-place rankings.

The Winnipeg Jets received one first-place vote to go along with five second-place rankings and sit at No. 2.

The San Jose Sharks just edged out the Nashville Predators by one point to take the third spot.

The Toronto Maple Leafs round out the top five.

At the bottom of the league sit the Ottawa Senators, a few points ahead of the Vancouver Canucks.

The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings are tied at No. 28, with the New York Islanders rounding out the bottom five.

RankTeamPTSThe
Athletic

Oct. 3
CBS
Sports

Oct. 3
Roto
World

Oct. 2
SN
Oct. 1
NBC
Sports

Oct. 1
ESPN
Oct. 1
SI
Sept. 30
1213
2206
3195
4194
5190
6187
7176
8171
9167
10146
11137
12128
13126
14123
15118
16117
17103
1897
1996
2096
2188
2267
2366
2457
2550
2644
2731
2826
2926
3018
3113
RankTeamPTSThe
Athletic

Oct. 3
CBS
Sports

Oct. 3
Roto
World

Oct. 2
SN
Oct. 1
NBC
Sports

Oct. 1
ESPN
Oct. 1
SI
Sept. 30

* We’ve taken power rankings from seven media outlets this week. To get our consensus NHL Power Rankings point totals, we awarded the top team 31 points, the second team 30 points, third team 29 points, etc.