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    D3 Polls - 2017-18

    We all realize that the polls are only for entertainment as D3 crowns its champ on ice but I figured I'd start this thread to discuss the humor of or perceived injustice of poll voting throughout the season.

    Oct 30 uscho poll:

    5 Norwich (1) 0- 1-0 201 1

    So, do you think the pollster who voted NU #1 this week forgot to check game results, decided to roll with their last week's submission, or is super extremely confident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcase View Post
    We all realize that the polls are only for entertainment as D3 crowns its champ on ice but I figured I'd start this thread to discuss the humor of or perceived injustice of poll voting throughout the season.

    Oct 30 uscho poll:

    5 Norwich (1) 0- 1-0 201 1

    So, do you think the pollster who voted NU #1 this week forgot to check game results, decided to roll with their last week's submission, or is super extremely confident?
    I think he missed the game's result. If he's that confident, what does he know that we don't.


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    Re: D3 Polls - 2017-18

    Who is playing Norwich this week and has a vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NU56 View Post
    I think he missed the game's result. If he's that confident, what does he know that we don't.
    It's also just one game. SNC lost their opener 4-2 a couple years ago and finished 2nd in the NCAA that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Who is playing Norwich this week and has a vote?
    I like this theory.
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    Re: D3 Polls - 2017-18

    So NU won two games in against good teams this past weekend, moved up two spots, yet lost their first place vote. The mystery deepens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcase View Post
    So NU won two games in against good teams this past weekend, moved up two spots, yet lost their first place vote. The mystery deepens...
    So a voter is from UMB or Babson.

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    Re: D3 Polls - 2017-18

    Ok, 0-9-2 Trine has 13(!) votes in this week's USCHO poll effectively placing them at #19 in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcase View Post
    Ok, 0-9-2 Trine has 13(!) votes in this week's USCHO poll effectively placing them at #19 in the country.
    Trinity and Trine are next to each other on the ballot.

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    Polls are just that, fun,but they do give those who aspire some bulletin board material...Lakers to #4 in both polls,Potsdam and Platty will have their shot at the bullseye this coming weekend......

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Trinity and Trine are next to each other on the ballot.
    nailed it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Trinity and Trine are next to each other on the ballot.
    Uscho doesn’t conduct its poll through an online portal like d3hockey does.

    Trinity might have autocorrected to Trine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    Uscho doesn’t conduct its poll through an online portal like d3hockey does.

    Trinity might have autocorrected to Trine.
    Does Chad count the ballots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Does Chad count the ballots?
    I've had the opportunity to ask a few college coaches about the polls, and every one of them told me that they left "their" votes to be cast by an assistant of some sort. (Once, an equipment guy was cited in this regard, no bull.) The coaches knew there was no reason to waste even 10 minutes on it.

    These days the polls mean absolutely nothing, yet I do agree that they provide some entertainment... That said, I can't wait for the D-3 KRACH to come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    I've had the opportunity to ask a few college coaches about the polls, and every one of them told me that they left "their" votes to be cast by an assistant of some sort. (Once, an equipment guy was cited in this regard, no bull.) The coaches knew there was no reason to waste even 10 minutes on it.

    These days the polls mean absolutely nothing, yet I do agree that they provide some entertainment... That said, I can't wait for the D-3 KRACH to come out.
    The KRACH doesnt mean anything either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterInLakePlacid View Post
    The KRACH doesnt mean anything either.
    It's pronounced "Crack"
    https://www.bcinterruption.com/bosto...ronounce-krach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    I've had the opportunity to ask a few college coaches about the polls, and every one of them told me that they left "their" votes to be cast by an assistant of some sort. (Once, an equipment guy was cited in this regard, no bull.) The coaches knew there was no reason to waste even 10 minutes on it.

    These days the polls mean absolutely nothing, yet I do agree that they provide some entertainment... That said, I can't wait for the D-3 KRACH to come out.
    Polls (outside of college football) have never meant anything, so what's your point?

    BTW, I see they fixed the "situation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    BTW, I see they fixed the "situation."
    Indeed. Trinity's total went up 13 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterInLakePlacid View Post
    The KRACH doesnt mean anything either.
    Do you have to get him going already in December... (tic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Polls (outside of college football) have never meant anything, so what's your point?

    BTW, I see they fixed the "situation."
    OK, and to your putative point, what's the reason to publish these polls in any case..? There's no "there" there.

    A half-way decent statistical analysis -even the RPI- carries far more logical credence than a throw-away beauty contest, don't ya think?

    But, if they "fixed " it, I'd honestly like to hear your take on that. There always seems to be a man be hind the curtain to ignore in D-3. If they agreed on any sort of objective measure, there goes the controversy.
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