View Poll Results: Which poll/rankings do you put the most stake in?

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  • USCHO.com Division 1 Men's Poll

    12 15.00%
  • USA/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

    1 1.25%
  • INCH Power Rankings

    3 3.75%
  • PairWise

    45 56.25%
  • KRACH

    19 23.75%
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Thread: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

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    Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    Just curious as to which poll/rankings you fellow USCHO users put the most stake in. I know that we are on USCHO but please don't let that affect how you vote.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    Where's the pole?
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Flashy Man View Post
    Where's the pole?
    Sorry man. Here ya go.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    Something I'd love to do sometime: compile the statistics on how accurate each of these are.

    For example - if a ranked team in the USCHO poll plays an unranked team, how often does the upset occur? If a team with a 150 KRACH plays a number of teams with KRACH's of 50, does the higher-ranked team win about 75% of the time like it (theoretically) should?

    I'm not sure if there's archived info out there (especially for the non-USCHO polls) to keep track of how often they're actually correct. It'd be interesting to see though.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GoDanGo View Post
    Something I'd love to do sometime: compile the statistics on how accurate each of these are.

    For example - if a ranked team in the USCHO poll plays an unranked team, how often does the upset occur? If a team with a 150 KRACH plays a number of teams with KRACH's of 50, does the higher-ranked team win about 75% of the time like it (theoretically) should?

    I'm not sure if there's archived info out there (especially for the non-USCHO polls) to keep track of how often they're actually correct. It'd be interesting to see though.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    The only pole that matters is the stripper pole. Oh, not that pole?

    Honestly, being ranked is nice, as it shows your efforts are being recognized, but to be honest, I only really start putting stock in polls of any sort beginning around the end of Jan, and even then its mainly the PWR and the USCHO rankings to a smaller effect.

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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    PWR for me. It's the only one that means anything. The PairWise detemines whether you get into the tournament. The others are just what other people think about your team, KRACH exempted. I'd rather be 9th in the PWR and 17th on USCHO than the other way around.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    KRACH is better than PWR, IMO, but PWR is the only one of these choices that actually means anything.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    To me the only one that even tries to look forward are the INCH power rankings. Compiled by a small, identified group with the goal of projecting future success. The two 'Polls' solicit opinions from an anonymous group who could care if they toss in a red herring or 2 and both the KARCH and PWR look at past performance which has been proven to be a poor indicator of future events given the minuscule sample size that we are forced to deal with.
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    where is the "whatever i think" option?

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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    I think Polls are way overated. Any team can beat any team at any time, with some luck of course

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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    The Rutter Rankings, IMO, are the best rankings.

    He has only done Women's Hockey however, he could be probably be presuaded.

    http://math.bd.psu.edu/faculty/rutte...sRankings.html
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    Re: Most Reliable Poll/rankings

    This is a highly **** pole.

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