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johnk
09-24-2012, 02:31 PM
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USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank School 2011-12 Final Ranking 2011-12 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Boston College, 476 (20) 1 33-10-1 1
1 Minnesota, 476 (12) 4 28-14-1 1
3 Michigan, 408 (2) 7 24-13-4 1
4 North Dakota, 407 6 26-13-3 1
5 Union, 295 3 26-8-7 1
6 Cornell, 233 13 19-9-7 1
7 UMass-Lowell, 221 9 24-13-1 1
8 Denver, 220 8 25-14-4 1
9 Miami (Ohio), 203 10 24-15-2 1
10 Notre Dame, 186 NR 19-18-3 1
11 Western Michigan, 182 14 21-14-6 1
12 Minnesota Duluth, 176 5 25-10-6 1
13 Boston University, 158 11 23-15-1 1
14 Ferris State, 123 2 26-12-5 1
15 Wisconsin, 99 NR 17-18-2 1
Others receiving votes: Harvard, 58; Maine, 24; Quinnipiac, 24; Michigan State, 19; Colorado College, 19; New Hampshire, 17; Ohio State, 17; St. Cloud State, 15; Merrimack, 7; Providence, 6; Yale, 6; Air Force, 3; Northern Michigan, 1; Michigan Tech, 1.


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ScoobyDoo
09-24-2012, 02:33 PM
Too bad JDUBBS is missing. I can just imagine his reaction to that poll.

SanTropez
09-24-2012, 02:38 PM
nice pole

Dirty
09-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Who's the moron that voted for Tech?

Biddco
09-24-2012, 02:49 PM
Surprised to see UMD ranked and at 12...I don't see us as that quite yet.

UpNorthHockey
09-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Just to be clear, this isn't a 2012/13 Preseason poll. johnk is simply comparing last season's preseason poll to last season's final standings.
Not much surprising here....a few quips.......
Obviously Ferris was unexpected.
Wisconsin underperformed pretty dramatically.
I too am at a loss to explain why someone voted for Tech in the pre-season. Other than getting Mel Pearson, there was little reason to expect the performance boost they had last year.

Nick Papagiorgio
09-24-2012, 03:13 PM
Just to be clear, this isn't a 2012/13 Preseason poll. johnk is simply comparing last season's preseason poll to last season's final standings.

Um no it actually IS a preseason poll. This was copied right from the usahockey website which posted their USA Today/USA Hockey preseason poll. Preseason polls typically include the records from last season to fill in the spot where the current records normally go once the season starts and their end of season ranking from the previous year to go in the spot where the previous rank from the prior week's poll usually goes.

SanTropez
09-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Just to be clear, this isn't a 2012/13 Preseason poll. johnk is simply comparing last season's preseason poll to last season's final standings.
Not much surprising here....a few quips.......
Obviously Ferris was unexpected.
Wisconsin underperformed pretty dramatically.
I too am at a loss to explain why someone voted for Tech in the pre-season. Other than getting Mel Pearson, there was little reason to expect the performance boost they had last year.

You and willythekid hitting the same bottle?

UpNorthHockey
09-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Just to be clear, this isn't a 2012/13 Preseason poll. johnk is simply comparing last season's preseason poll to last season's final standings.
Not much surprising here....a few quips.......
Obviously Ferris was unexpected.
Wisconsin underperformed pretty dramatically.
I too am at a loss to explain why someone voted for Tech in the pre-season. Other than getting Mel Pearson, there was little reason to expect the performance boost they had last year.

I stand corrected.....didn't see it anywhere on the USA Today college hockey site and thought it was last year's.....sorry.....

In that case....I think the poll has some minor issues.....UMD and Ferris will be lower than stated, Notre Dame should be higher...NMU shouldn't have gotten any votes...they were really gutted from last year......Tech should have gotten more votes and UNO should have also gotten some. The top of the poll seems like pretty safe predictions, but Notre Dame may sneak in there.

J.D.
09-24-2012, 03:42 PM
Notre Dame should be higher after that debacle of a season? I think #10 is pretty generous as it is.

Onion Man
09-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Brown is too low

FiveHole12
09-24-2012, 04:25 PM
Brown is too low
You is too high. ;) :p

oldish husky
09-24-2012, 05:04 PM
Who's the moron that voted for Tech?

My thought too. Although mainly because from past experience any time Tech got a vote in one of these it seemed to preceded a double digit losing streak.

But if Northern can get a vote...

PhatKroger10
09-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Hahaha this poll entirely lost it's legitimacy with Tech getting a vote. Obviously, it's just how the votes went, but Miami (Ohio) has gone through a bit of hardship this offseason, and Denver and Duluth are gonna have to turn almost a whole new page. That said, I think ND needs to be moved up to 6, WMU up to 7, and BC to get Tech's vote to give them outright #1.

I'll leave you with some bold calls: ND will earn a 1 seed, SCSU will finish 3rd in the WCHA, MTU and MSUM will get WCHA tourny home ice, UConn will win AH, and no team from Colorado will make the NCAA tournament.

Tater
09-24-2012, 06:59 PM
BC is too low.

mnstate0fhockey
09-24-2012, 07:11 PM
BC is too low.

:rolleyes:

J.D.
09-24-2012, 07:53 PM
:rolleyes:

Dear Lord. He's a BU fan and that joke has been used many times before.

mnstate0fhockey
09-24-2012, 08:01 PM
Dear Lord. He's a BU fan and that joke has been used many times before.

There wasn't a smiley, so I didn't know. And I haven't been posting long enough to know who everyone is a fan of. My apologies :)

state of hockey
09-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Minnesota is too high.

J.D.
09-24-2012, 08:04 PM
There wasn't a smiley, so I didn't know. And I haven't been posting long enough to know who everyone is a fan of. My apologies :)

Fair enough, but it does say BU hockey in his sig...