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johnk
04-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Based on this year and not knowing what early departures are soon to come:

1. HE
2. NCHC
3. ECAC
4. Big Ten
5. WCHA
6. AHA

Depth of the leagues will be harder to judge with smaller leagues in the west and soon to be 3 twelve team leagues basically filled with Eastern teams. Due to this, the hardest one for me to place was the Big Ten.

St. Clown
04-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Alphabetically.



Okay, seriously, it'll be
1. NCHC
2. All the others now that we've brushed off all the WCHA riff raff except one (here's looking at you, UMD!) and taken in the only two quality CCHA teams out there.

A Shot and a Goal
04-01-2013, 02:15 PM
1.CCHA
2.Norris Division
3.A.L. West
4.Hockey East
5. Big Ten
6.Baltimore Ravens

Tipsy McStagger
04-01-2013, 02:22 PM
1. Hockey Rast
2. Everyone else

SCSU Euro
04-01-2013, 05:53 PM
By height

Dirty
04-01-2013, 05:56 PM
By the number of schools that formerly had racist mascots.

COHockey
04-01-2013, 05:56 PM
1. Ylae
2. Everyone else
3. WHCA

Jon
04-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Hmmm....

1. ECAC
2. Minnesota High School Hockey!
3. Midget Voltron
4. Hockey Rast (once {Proviced leaves)
5. The grisly spectre of the CCHA
6. Hufflepuff's quidditch team (post Cedric Diggory)
7. The AFC West
8. Whatever division of Scottish football Rangers ended up in
9. The CHA for some reason
10. BC's scrimmages
11. Freddy Meyer

St. Clown
04-01-2013, 08:13 PM
By heightNo, that's how you measure yourself against other golfers.

Ineverquit
04-01-2013, 08:40 PM
Toss up 1-3 with Big Ten, HE and NCHC
4. ECAC
5. WCHA
6. AHA

Hammer
04-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Hmmm....

1. ECAC
2. Minnesota High School Hockey!
3. Midget Voltron
4. Hockey Rast (once {Proviced leaves)
5. The grisly spectre of the CCHA
6. Hufflepuff's quidditch team (post Cedric Diggory)
7. The AFC West
8. Whatever division of Scottish football Rangers ended up in
9. The CHA for some reason
10. BC's scrimmages
11. Freddy Meyer

You're getting soft in your old age. You forgot Bandwagon Nation and WIS Enterprises.

Patronick
04-01-2013, 08:56 PM
1. He
2. Nchc
3. B10
4. Ecac
5. Wcha
6. Ah

dubbie31
04-01-2013, 08:59 PM
1. Hockey East
2. NCHC
3. B1G
4. ECAC
5. WCHA
6. AH

alnike
04-01-2013, 10:55 PM
1. Hockey East
2. NCHC
3. B1G
4. ECAC
5. WCHA
6. AH

That would be my prediction too. UMass Lowell and Miami Ohio could be the top two in preseason ranking, fwiw.

Sioux_fan
04-01-2013, 11:28 PM
The top three will be the NCHC, Hockey East, and the Big Ten. There are two ways to rank the conferences.

Success/talent:
1) NCHC
2) HOCKEY EAST
3) BIG TEN

Profile/reach/tv coverage:
1) BIG TEN
2) HOCKEY EAST
3) NCHC

Time will tell whether the profile/reach of the Big Ten lifts up all the teams in this conference at the expense of the NCHC teams. As I speculated in my topic "Did UND lose in conference realignment", the Big Ten could lead to the rise of Penn-State and Ohio State and the resurrection of a program like Wisconsin (which has been a little cold for a few years) at the expense of programs like UND and Denver. Especially if Gwoz moves to a Big Ten program, it could give the NCHC a tier 2 feeling even though the talent currently exceeds all conferences.

After these three, its probably a toss-up between the WCHA and ECAC (slight-adv. to ECAC).

hockeyenthusiast
04-02-2013, 12:42 AM
1. Hockey East
2. NCHC
3. ECACH
4. Big Ten
5. WCHA
6. AHA

MagnessMan
04-02-2013, 01:22 AM
According to the hockey elite in Connecticut there is only one conference (one should read this aloud with tightly clinched teeth).

Lawson_lunatic27
04-02-2013, 12:37 PM
1. Big Ten
2. Big Ten
3. Big Ten
4. Who Cares

MICHIGAN ALWAYS WINS WE HAVE GOOD BASKETBALL TEAM...OUR HOCKEY TEAM HAS THE MOST TROPHIES... RED.....ANNOYING SONG.... 22 CONSECUTIVE NCAA Appearances..... BEAT MINNESOTA IN FOOTBALL

Walverines are a bit distracted by their boucy ball team so I'm taking the liberty of posting their opinion on the matter for them....

billmich88888
04-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Yawn

MavHockey14
04-02-2013, 01:20 PM
1. All former and current WCHA teams
2. Everybody else
3. ECAC teams
4. Union