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Broseph Stalin
10-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Michigan Tech will be ranked, isn't that enough respect for now? I just don't see the voters making them top 10 right now. I was thoroughly impressed that the SBN group had them make their top 10...maybe I'm wrong but usually voters are pretty slow to change.

I want them in the poll, but not too high. We need to keep the huskies hungry. I think it's important to show recruits that we're not the Tech team of 4 or 5 wins a year, especially when recruiting is ongoing. A place in the poll, like the polls or not, is a piece of the equation.

Shirtless Guy
10-27-2014, 12:50 PM
I want them in the poll, but not too high. We need to keep the huskies hungry. I think it's important to show recruits that we're not the Tech team of 4 or 5 wins a year, especially when recruiting is ongoing. A place in the poll, like the polls or not, is a piece of the equation.

Speaking of recruits...through Thursday
Jake Kauppila (Green Bay-USHL) 6 0-1-1 -1
Brett Boeing (Dubuque-USHL) 6 6-2-8 +4
Mitch Reinke (Cedar Rapids-USHL) 6 1-4-5 +4
Jake Gingell (Omaha-USHL) 5 0-0-0 -2
Cooper Watson (Madison-USHL) 6 0-1-1 -4
Demico Hannoun (Penticton-BCHL) 11 8-5-13
Jake Jackson (Nanaimo-BCHL) 13 7-8-15
Angus Redmond (Salmon Arm-BCHL) 9 4-5/2.80/.899
Chris Gerrie (Olds-AJHL) 18 12-10-22
Tristan Rostagno (Amarillo-NAHL) 7 2-0-2 +2
Travis Brown (Austin-NAHL) 7 0-1-1 -1
Trevor Cope (Soo-NAHL) 14 10-3-13 +2

626575NC
10-27-2014, 01:18 PM
#17 in the updated USCHO poll

geezer
10-27-2014, 01:21 PM
#17 in the updated USCHO poll

that's about where they should be, given the inertia of the polls and having just one really good weekend under their belts, but it stings after that one good weekend to be ranked behind Ferris. Should have taken them (and their overall losing record) down this week, and be in the 16 spot.
It's just a little surprising that Northern and Robert Morris are both undefeated and unranked.

giwan
10-27-2014, 01:34 PM
I want them in the poll, but not too high. We need to keep the huskies hungry. I think it's important to show recruits that we're not the Tech team of 4 or 5 wins a year, especially when recruiting is ongoing. A place in the poll, like the polls or not, is a piece of the equation.

I don't care if they are ranked at ALL. Just WIN baby, everything else will take care of itself. Rather be hidden and don't offer others any expectations, have the boys play with a chip on their shoulders.

Shirtless Guy
10-27-2014, 02:07 PM
that's about where they should be, given the inertia of the polls and having just one really good weekend under their belts, but it stings after that one good weekend to be ranked behind Ferris. Should have taken them (and their overall losing record) down this week, and be in the 16 spot.
It's just a little surprising that Northern and Robert Morris are both undefeated and unranked.

It was pretty predictable that MTU would not rise and much as FSU fell...its just the way these things work.

EDIT: USA Today Poll is out and Michigan Tech didn't make the cut...first one out with Ferris sitting at 15 with over twice as many points at MTU.

JohnsonsJerseys
10-27-2014, 02:22 PM
If they are not in the top 10, the voters need to be fired.
I can not disagree with Tech being placed #17. The polls ALWAYS have been more about what you done in the past (years) that what you have done recently. If the polls were about what you have done this year, then the top teams should be your undefeated teams at this point in the season, even if you've gone 2-0-0 in Atlantic Hockey. I don't know of a poll in any sport other than college hockey where apparently losing a game means nothing as long as you've been good in the past. Much like college football, the schedule is what it is. If you have a weak schedule there isn't much you can do. You shouldn't be penalized for beating a weaker team. All you can do are win the games you are scheduled to play.

Here are this week's examples of why the college hockey polls are based on past success, not current results:

1 Minnesota 4- 0-0
2 Union 5- 1-0
3 North Dakota 4- 1-1
4 Colgate 5- 1-0
5 Boston College 3- 1-0
6 Boston Univ 3- 0-0
7 SCSU 2- 2-0
8 Mass-Lowell 3- 1-1
9 Providence 1- 2-1
10 Miami 4- 2-0
11 Denver 3- 1-0
12 Minnesota State 4- 2-0
13 Vermont 4- 0-0
14 Ferris State 2- 3-0
15 Michigan 2- 3-0
16 Alaska 5- 1-0
17 Michigan Tech 4- 0-0
18 Cornell 0- 0-0
19 Minn-Duluth 3- 3-0
20 Notre Dame 4- 2-0

RJ's rules of polling "top" teams (after week 1 - preseason poll pick whoever you want):
1) If you don't have a winning record, you're out.
2) If you haven't played a game against a US based NCAA D-I team, yeah I'm talking to you Cornell, you're out.
3) If you haven't beaten at least one team in the top-25, you're out*.
* Unless you are undefeated and meet the other criteria. If you're in a weak conference and that is your schedule, all you can do is win the games you play. You can't control if your league sucks.

RJ's Top Ten of "What Have You Done for Me Lately?"
or What if College Hockey was Ranked Like College Football?
1. Robert Morris 5-0-1
2. Michigan Tech 4-0-0
2. Minnesota 4-0-0
2. Northern Michigan 4-0-0
2. Vermont 4-0-0
6. Boston Univ 3-0-0
7. AK-Fairbanks 5-1-0
7. Colgate 5-1-0
7. Union 5-1-0
10. Merrimack 4-1-0
(I only included Merrimack to slight UND)

geezer
10-27-2014, 03:00 PM
There are 40 scattered seats left for Saturday's game. How many standing room tix will they sell, what's the max capacity?

UpNorthHockey
10-27-2014, 03:20 PM
It was pretty predictable that MTU would not rise and much as FSU fell...its just the way these things work.

EDIT: USA Today Poll is out and Michigan Tech didn't make the cut...first one out with Ferris sitting at 15 with over twice as many points at MTU.

I agree.....nobody doubts that Tech's a tough team to play and belongs in the top third of programs nationally. However, top ten teams should be consistently good. Tech has been hot and cold in recent years and it's going to take some time to see if they can be consistent. The U of M series this weekend will be huge. Glad I got my tickets early.

bigblue_dl
10-27-2014, 03:25 PM
A couple wins this weekend against the ugly helmets are huge. At the end of the year, losses against cupcakes from **** conferences can really kill the PWR. And don't kid yourself, look at the W/L columns, the BIG is the cupcake conference.

aparch
10-27-2014, 04:00 PM
The only poll that matters is currently at SiouxSports.com (http://siouxsports.com/hockey/rankings/pwr/).

That one currently has four WCHA schools in the top ten in the nation.

Shirtless Guy
10-27-2014, 04:06 PM
Jamies Phillips, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week.

626575NC
10-27-2014, 04:31 PM
The only poll that matters is currently at SiouxSports.com (http://siouxsports.com/hockey/rankings/pwr/).

That one currently has four WCHA schools in the top ten in the nation.

Isn't that that the exact same thing as PWR?

Shirtless Guy
10-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Isn't that that the exact same thing as PWR?
It is the pairwise...I'm guessing he chose that source since USCHO never used to publish PWR until much later in the season.

I won't put much stock in the PWR until around Christmas.

redwing61
10-27-2014, 06:27 PM
On the Mel Pearson Show today Mel asked to hear from the fans about which non-conference teams they'd like to see in Houghton.

I put together a survey. (http://goo.gl/forms/RyrilivqJ0)

Share the link with Huskies fans everywhere!

oldish husky
10-27-2014, 07:06 PM
On the Mel Pearson Show today Mel asked to hear from the fans about which non-conference teams they'd like to see in Houghton.

I put together a survey. (http://goo.gl/forms/RyrilivqJ0)

Share the link with Huskies fans everywhere!

Very cool. Although I question the percentage calculations.

redwing61
10-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Very cool. Although I question the percentage calculations.

The percentage calculations are off because I submitted a blank survey a couple times to get to the results page, and those non-responses get counted.

oldish husky
10-27-2014, 07:10 PM
The percentage calculations are off because I submitted a blank survey a couple times to get to the results page, and those non-responses get counted.

Ahha. I was just giving you a hard time. Once again a USCHO poster steps up. good work.

aparch
10-27-2014, 07:17 PM
Isn't that that the exact same thing as PWR?It is.
It is the pairwise...I'm guessing he chose that source since USCHO never used to publish PWR until much later in the season.... and they're the only one to start the PWR early.


I won't put much stock in the PWR until around Christmas.
The very early PWR numbers make as much sense as the polls, poles, pols, whatever that USA Today picks.

Broseph Stalin
10-27-2014, 08:28 PM
There are 40 scattered seats left for Saturday's game. How many standing room tix will they sell, what's the max capacity?

I'd like to know the answer to these too. I'm going to shoot some people a note and see if they'll give me some information.

Looks like there are about 25 singles left for Saturday. There are probably going to be some UM-AA (that's what I call them now) fans there that can't make it to Friday. There are probably some parents that want to go trick or treating with the kids on Friday too, so maybe Friday won't sell out in advance.

Halloween was always fun when I was a student there. The costumes and atmosphere were great, and that's when we really, really sucked.

I'm calling the Tech sweep, 6-3 and 5-4 with 4000 and 4300 attending.