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Slap Shot
10-04-2012, 08:39 PM
1. Minnesota
2. North Dakota
3. St. Cloud State
4. Wisconsin
5. Denver
6. Minnesota-Duluth
7. Colorado College
8. Michigan Tech
9. Minnesota State
10. Nebraska-Omaha
11. Bemidji State
12. Alaska-Anchorage

goldy_331
10-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Bemidji at 11. You KNOW they will be either 9 or 10.

Tiggsy nailed my issue with it, of course.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-04-2012, 09:52 PM
1. North Dakota
2. Minnesota
3. Denver
4. St. Cloud State
5. Wisconsin
6. Michigan Tech
7. Minnesota-Duluth
8. Colorado College
9. Nebraska-Omaha
10. Minnesota State
11. Bemidji State
12. Alaska-Anchorage

The Exiled One
10-05-2012, 09:32 AM
Here's the coaches poll for reference:

1. Minnesota 121 (11)
2. North Dakota 110 (1)
3. Denver 91
4. SCSU 90
5. Wisconsin 70
6. Duluth 69
7. Colorado College 56
8t. Omaha 51
8t. Michigan Tech 51
10. MSU-Mankato 37
11. Bemidji State 31
12. Anchorage 15

Based on the numbers, we can conclude that:

• Lucia (or his representative) voted for UND to finish first. Everybody else voted for UMN to finish first.
• Everybody but Lucia voted for UND to finish second except for one ballot who put them in third.
• Either Denver or SCSU received that rogue second place vote.

I'm sure more could be deduced, but for myself, I just wanted to determine the relative consistency of the ballots. It looks like 1 & 2 are very consistent, while 3 & 4 are fairly consistent. So, no coach will be able to claim to be a prescient genius if the top of the ticket doesn't look a lot like this (except for possibly the rogue second place voter).

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to mention that UAA has no fewer than 7 last place votes. :)

Goon
10-05-2012, 10:43 AM
I had no problem with Stolock until I saw him reach out and dig his stick in between a Gopher player's legs/crotch during a scrum in front of the Bulldogs net at Mariucci a few years back. Hated the guy ever since then.
You have to admire a goalie that does that. :) No one used to come infront of Billy Smith's cage unless they wanted to get pummeled.

MavHockey14
10-05-2012, 10:45 AM
1) Minnesota
2) North Dakota
3) St. Cloud State
4) Denver
5) Wisconsin
6) Minnesota-Duluth
7) Michigan Tech
8) Nebraska-Omaha
9) Colorado College
10) Bemidji State
11) Minnesota State
12) Alaska-Anchorage

No love for the Mavs, eh?;)

goldy_331
10-05-2012, 10:53 AM
No love for the Mavs, eh?;)

You don't like 8th for UNO?

gopher wes
10-05-2012, 11:16 AM
You don't like 8th for UNO?
Well played, Mauer.:D

Biddco
10-05-2012, 11:21 AM
This write up gives me the sense that Wilcox is maybe a little Stalock-esque with the "aggressive" comment. I know nothing about the guy, is that true?I forgot to mention. I believe they are cousins. This makes the fact that they are similar in hockey more fascinating.

goldy_331
10-05-2012, 11:34 AM
I forgot to mention. I believe they are cousins. This makes the fact that they are similar in hockey more fascinating.

They are cousins. I used to work with Stalock's dad.

MavsFan
10-05-2012, 02:05 PM
No love for the Mavs, eh?;)Gotta earn it.

MavHockey14
10-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Gotta earn it.

Definitely. Which is fine by me!

Shirtless Guy
10-15-2012, 04:04 PM
The Tech Hockey Guide WCHA Web Media Poll (http://www.techhockeyguide.com/2012/10/wcha-web-media-poll-week-1/) for Week 1 is now up with Minnesota still #1 (I'm sure no one is surprised).

Tipsy McStagger
03-12-2013, 02:06 PM
Tipsy McStagger's poll is also out:

1. Minnesota
2. St. Cloud State
3. Denver
4. North Dakota
5. Wisconsin
6. Michigan Tech
7. Colorado College
8. Nebraska-Omaha
9. Minnesota-Duluth
10. Minnesota State
11. Bemidji State
12. Alaska-Anchorage
Not for the sole purpose of patting myself on the back, but to also remind other people to check back and see how they did with their predictions. I am going to factor in tiebreakers.

1. Minnesota off by 1
2. St. Cloud State off by 1
3. Denver off by 2
4. North Dakota off by 1
5. Wisconsin off by 1
6. Michigan Tech off by 4
7. Colorado College off by 1
8. Nebraska-Omaha off by 1
9. Minnesota-Duluth Correct
10. Minnesota State off by 4
11. Bemidji State Correct
12. Alaska-Anchorage Correct

Total = off by 16. Not too shabby. Got Mankato and Tech wrong.

Shirtless Guy
03-12-2013, 02:17 PM
Not for the sole purpose of patting myself on the back, but to also remind other people to check back and see how they did with their predictions. I am going to factor in tiebreakers.

1. Minnesota off by 1
2. St. Cloud State off by 1
3. Denver off by 2
4. North Dakota off by 1
5. Wisconsin off by 1
6. Michigan Tech off by 4
7. Colorado College off by 1
8. Nebraska-Omaha off by 1
9. Minnesota-Duluth Correct
10. Minnesota State off by 4
11. Bemidji State Correct
12. Alaska-Anchorage Correct

Total = off by 16. Not too shabby. Got Mankato and Tech wrong.I don't know if I posted my picks here, but I pulled up my ballot that I sent to Tradition of Excellence for my blog ballot.

1) Minnesota off by 1
2) North Dakota off by 1
3) Denver University off by 2
4) Wisconsin off by 0
5) St Cloud State off by 4
6) Michigan Tech off by 4
7) Minnesota-Duluth off by 2
8) Nebraska-Omaha off by 1
9) Minnesota State off by 3
10) Colorado College off by 2
11) Bemidji State off by 0
12) Alaska-Anchorage off by 0

Few more mistakes than you (SCSU, MTU, MSUM) but not too shabby. total = off by 20.

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
03-12-2013, 03:09 PM
2012-2013 WCHA Predictions

1) UMN off by 1
2) UND off by 1
3) UW off by 1
4) DU off by 1
5) SCSU off by 4
6) MTU off by 4
7) UMD off by 2
8) CC 0
9) UNO off by 2
10) BSU off by 1
11) MSU off by 5
12) UAA 0

Off by 22. Much better than my predictions for last year (off by 30). Clearly whiffed on MSU, MTU and SCSU.

SanTropez
03-12-2013, 03:55 PM
My conference picks:

1. Minnesota
2. North Dakota
3. Denver
4. Wisconsin
5. JBSU
6. CC
7. UMD
8. UNO
9. Michigan Tech
10. Bemidji State
11.Minnesota (Mankato) State
12. UAA

Was way off on JBSU and Mankato State, others were in the ballpark.

SanTropez
03-12-2013, 03:59 PM
UAA finishes last. Though that's not really a prediction given it's guaranteed to occur.

Any other guarantees, Dirty?

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-12-2013, 05:59 PM
1) Minnesota
2) North Dakota
3) St. Cloud State
4) Denver
5) Wisconsin
6) Minnesota-Duluth
7) Michigan Tech
8) Nebraska-Omaha
9) Colorado College
10) Bemidji State
11) Minnesota State
12) Alaska-Anchorage1) Off by 1
2) Off by 1
3) Off by 2
4) Off by 1
5) Off by 1
6) Off by 3
7) Off by 3
8) Off by 1
9) Off by 1
10) Off by 1
11) Off by 5
12) Off by 0

Off by 20 total...Minnesota St. was the one that I really missed on...