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obserbear
10-28-2013, 04:18 PM
I know this is all speculation at this point, but with 3 of my top 4 on the ice this weekend I could not resist:

1) Elmira
2) Norwich
3) Middlebury
4) Plattsburgh
5) Gustavus Adolphus
6) St. Norbert
7) Wisconsin-River Falls
8) Manhattanville
9) Trinity
10) Lake Forest

PrezdeJohnson09
10-28-2013, 05:54 PM
Elmira
Plattsburgh
Middlebury
Gustavus Adolphus
Norwich
St, Norbert
Wisconsin River Falls
Manhattanville
Bowdoin
Adrian

Bill-R-
10-29-2013, 12:19 AM
Elmira
Plattsburgh
Middlebury
Gustavus Adolphus
Norwich
St, Norbert
Wisconsin River Falls
Manhattanville
Bowdoin
Adrian

Looks good to me.

obserbear
10-29-2013, 08:12 AM
Looks good to me.

The return of the senior goalie certainly elevates Cardinal expectations.

PrezdeJohnson09
10-29-2013, 08:34 AM
The return of the senior goalie certainly elevates Cardinal expectations.

Plattsburgh is loaded.

But I always am of the mindset, the defending champs are #1 until beaten.

spwood
10-29-2013, 08:39 AM
Plattsburgh is loaded.

But I always am of the mindset, the defending champs are #1 until beaten.

Unless, of course, the #2 team went 27-1-1 the prior year, beat the tourney champs three times, lost one player to graduation, and get an All-American senior back from injury to "replace" her. Sorry, I think Plattsburgh should have been #1, but it is only a preseason poll. Automatically putting last year's tournament winner as #1 is just lazy and mindless. (But then, the men's poll did exactly the same thing....an Oswego team that lost 14 players to graduation is still #3.)

Polar Bear Fan
10-29-2013, 04:59 PM
I know this is all speculation at this point, but with 3 of my top 4 on the ice this weekend I could not resist:

1) Elmira
2) Norwich
3) Middlebury
4) Plattsburgh
5) Gustavus Adolphus
6) St. Norbert
7) Wisconsin-River Falls
8) Manhattanville
9) Trinity
10) Lake Forest

Where is the love for your Polar Bears. Good Recruiting class and well coached will keep the Polar Bears in the hunt all season

obserbear
10-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Where is the love for your Polar Bears. Good Recruiting class and well coached will keep the Polar Bears in the hunt all season

Goalie??? I may dream in Black and White (and am still in therapy trying to work out that 3/9/13 nightmare), but we are hitting the ice with a collective SIX MINUTES (granted 4/4 and a 1.000 saves %) of collegiate experience in net.
The NESCAC has Jones, Pujol and Fralick and I think those teams may eclipse this year's Polar Bears. Would that we could have seniors getting to play an extra season, but...

PrezdeJohnson09
10-29-2013, 06:51 PM
Unless, of course, the #2 team went 27-1-1 the prior year, beat the tourney champs three times, lost one player to graduation, and get an All-American senior back from injury to "replace" her. Sorry, I think Plattsburgh should have been #1, but it is only a preseason poll. Automatically putting last year's tournament winner as #1 is just lazy and mindless. (But then, the men's poll did exactly the same thing....an Oswego team that lost 14 players to graduation is still #3.)

We can agree to disagree then. I strongly feel the defending champs should be #1 until proven otherwise. Elmira will get two good tests this weekend.

egon_getts
10-29-2013, 09:06 PM
1. Plattsburgh
2. Elmira
3. Gustavus
4. Middlebury
5. Norwich
6. River Falls
7. St. Norbert
8. Bowdoin
9. Manhattanville
10. Trinity

Polar Bear Fan
10-31-2013, 01:51 PM
Goalie??? I may dream in Black and White (and am still in therapy trying to work out that 3/9/13 nightmare), but we are hitting the ice with a collective SIX MINUTES (granted 4/4 and a 1.000 saves %) of collegiate experience in net.
The NESCAC has Jones, Pujol and Fralick and I think those teams may eclipse this year's Polar Bears. Would that we could have seniors getting to play an extra season, but...

I guess we will have to wait and see! I probably would have given the Freshman Goalie a couple of games last year to see what she actually had. Looks like they only brought in one other Goalie this year, so maybe the coach knows something we don't!

GO U Bears

CrossCheck
10-31-2013, 02:22 PM
I guess we will have to wait and see! I probably would have given the Freshman Goalie a couple of games last year to see what she actually had. Looks like they only brought in one other Goalie this year, so maybe the coach knows something we don't!

GO U Bears


Indeed, and good luck with no answers at the most important position. That one's on the coach.:p

Plugger
10-31-2013, 05:43 PM
Looking forward to the start of a new year!!!!

1. Elmira
2. Middlebury
3. Plattsburgh
4. Norwich
5. Manhattanville
6. Gustavus
7. St. Norbert
8. River Falls
9. Trinity
10. Lake Forest

obserbear
10-31-2013, 06:53 PM
We need more depth for polling purposes (come on Polar Bear Fan and Crosscheck!). Current feeling has it (including Bill R's echo):
1) Elmira 49
2) Plattsburgh 43
3) Middlebury 40
4) Norwich 34
5) Gustavus Adolphus 33
6) St. Norbert 23
7) Wisconsin-River Falls 20
8) Manhattanville 17
9) Bowdoin 7
10) Trinity 5
11) Adrian 2
11) Lake Forest 2

CrossCheck
11-01-2013, 09:34 AM
We need more depth for polling purposes (come on Polar Bear Fan and Crosscheck!). Current feeling has it (including Bill R's echo):
1) Elmira 49
2) Plattsburgh 43
3) Middlebury 40
4) Norwich 34
5) Gustavus Adolphus 33
6) St. Norbert 23
7) Wisconsin-River Falls 20
8) Manhattanville 17
9) Bowdoin 7
10) Trinity 5
11) Adrian 2
11) Lake Forest 2


Top 4 NESCAC:
Middlebury
Bowdoin
Conn Col
Williams

Plugger
11-01-2013, 10:20 AM
Top 4 NESCAC:
Middlebury
Bowdoin
Conn Col
Williams

While my heart is with the NESCAC, this is a thread for all of D-III Womens hockey, and you will find that not everyone feels the same about the NESCAC. Might I suggest you start a new NESCAC thread where people can have specific comments on the NESCAC conference. I for one would be a frequent visitor, and would have definite differences on your rankings.

CrossCheck
11-01-2013, 12:26 PM
While my heart is with the NESCAC, this is a thread for all of D-III Womens hockey, and you will find that not everyone feels the same about the NESCAC. Might I suggest you start a new NESCAC thread where people can have specific comments on the NESCAC conference. I for one would be a frequent visitor, and would have definite differences on your rankings.

do tell.

dontyelldad
11-01-2013, 12:44 PM
1. Elmira
2. Plattsburgh
3. Norwich
4. Middlebury
5. Gustavus
6. St. Norbert
7. River Falls
8. St. Norbert
9. Conn College
10. Adrian

4and20
11-03-2013, 06:11 PM
1. Elmira
2. Plattsburgh
3. Norwich
4. Middlebury
5. Gustavus
6. St. Norbert
7. River Falls
8. St. Norbert
9. Conn College
10. Adrian

I am a big fan of St. Norbert but even I don't think they are good enough to deserve two ranking in the top ten of sixth and eighth