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Flashy Man
11-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Currently, Jamie Phillips is on track to best Tony Esposito's career GAA record of 2.55 and Garry Bauman's career SV% of .916. Phillips is at 2.13 and .921 respectively.

John Biasi
11-18-2014, 09:34 AM
My biggest issue with the coverage of Tech's rise to #1 is the phrase "first-ever number one ranking." It completely discounts the history of the program. The reality is that both the USCHO poll and USA Today poll didn't exist until fairly recently in college hockey's history.

It's a bit misleading. USCHO started in 96-97 and USA Today started in the mid to late 80s.

Tech has been ranked No. 1 during the 1970-71, 1973-74, 1974-75, and 1975-76 seasons. No national poll existed in 1971-72. Tech had been ranked No. 2 during the 1972-73, 1980-81 and 1984-85 seasons. And No. 3 in the 1977-78 season.

From what I can gather, before this season the last time the Huskies were ranked in the top 10 was November 1993. But polls from about 1990-1996 are hard to find.

Shirtless Guy
11-18-2014, 09:38 AM
It's a bit misleading. USCHO started in 96-97 and USA Today started in the mid to late 80s.

Tech has been ranked No. 1 during the 1970-71, 1973-74, 1974-75, and 1975-76 seasons. No national poll existed in 1971-72. Tech had been ranked No. 2 during the 1972-73, 1980-81 and 1984-85 seasons. And No. 3 in the 1977-78 season.

From what I can gather, before this season the last time the Huskies were ranked in the top 10 was November 1993. But polls from about 1990-1996 are hard to find.

I did not realize that the USA Today Poll was that old, I thought it started around the same time the USCHO poll started. Thanks

Shirtless Guy
11-18-2014, 09:49 AM
It's a bit misleading. USCHO started in 96-97 and USA Today started in the mid to late 80s.

Tech has been ranked No. 1 during the 1970-71, 1973-74, 1974-75, and 1975-76 seasons. No national poll existed in 1971-72. Tech had been ranked No. 2 during the 1972-73, 1980-81 and 1984-85 seasons. And No. 3 in the 1977-78 season.

From what I can gather, before this season the last time the Huskies were ranked in the top 10 was November 1993. But polls from about 1990-1996 are hard to find.

Do you have records on the WMEB Poll? Similar timeframe for MTU's peaks since 1976?

John Biasi
11-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Do you have records on the WMEB Poll? Similar timeframe for MTU's peaks since 1976?

I have nothing for WMEB. I don't have dates in front of me, but during that timeframe the WDOM poll out of Providence and KBIL poll out of St. Louis University's campus station were the other major polls.

There have been a lot of polls over the years. By my count, almost 20 different polls. Even ESPN produced a college hockey poll in the very early 80s for about two seasons.

I've been slowly collecting old WMPL polls. I have most of the 70s and 80s. In the 90s, the NCAA started releasing their poll (the one to make tournament selection transparent) in January, so polls are hard to find post-December.

Shirtless Guy
11-18-2014, 10:18 AM
I have nothing for WMEB. I don't have dates in front of me, but during that timeframe the WDOM poll out of Providence and KBIL poll out of St. Louis University's campus station were the other major polls.

There have been a lot of polls over the years. By my count, almost 20 different polls. Even ESPN produced a college hockey poll in the very early 80s for about two seasons.

I've been slowly collecting old WMPL polls. I have most of the 70s and 80s. In the 90s, the NCAA started releasing their poll (the one to make tournament selection transparent) in January, so polls are hard to find post-December.
When was the WMPL poll done? I'm surprised that they would have skipped a year?

BigAl
11-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Guys, BigAl is a business major at Quinnipiac, so we can forgive him for not knowing much. He is pretty good at playing the role of an above-the-fray pot-stirrer, though.

Your forgetting what school was in a very similiar position to you two short years ago

geezer
11-18-2014, 10:48 AM
I think our friend BigAl has a valid opinion of relative team quality, and would not be at all surprised to see the final standing reflect his accuracy. Having said that, I'm really surprised that UMD didn't get more recognition in the polls for sweeping MN (BigAl is probably closer to the mark by plugging them in at #5). That was a big pair of wins.

edit: nevermind, they did jump five spots. For some reason I thought they were #9 last week.

John Biasi
11-18-2014, 10:49 AM
When was the WMPL poll done? I'm surprised that they would have skipped a year?

I think 2000 or 2001 right around when Bob Olson retired. The 70-71 poll was the WKOW poll out of Madison. It was the first national poll but there had been unrelated east and west regional polls since the mid 60s. The WKOW radio poll was started by Gary Bender who, for us old enough to remember, was the same Gary Bender who called NFL games for CBS. Gary worked Badger games but left in 1971 to do Packer games, so the poll also stopped. Bob Olson restarted the national poll with WMPL for 1972-73.

Shirtless Guy
11-18-2014, 10:56 AM
I think 2000 or 2001 right around when Bob Olson retired. The 70-71 poll was the WKOW poll out of Madison. It was the first national poll but there had been unrelated east and west regional polls since the mid 60s. The WKOW radio poll was started by Gary Bender who, for us old enough to remember, was the same Gary Bender who called NFL games for CBS. Gary worked Badger games but left in 1971 to do Packer games, so the poll also stopped. Bob Olson restarted the national poll with WMPL for 1972-73.Thank you so much, I'm always fascinated by history lessons like this. I would love the opportunity to work with you if you'd like to help me publish the old polls on Tech Hockey Guide and do some research on filling in the holes you have.

WeAreNDHockey
11-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Help Shirtless Guy out and give him your access/link to the WMPL archives.

I would love to have access to those files! The South Bend Tribune would often have the WMPL poll on their sports agate page, but sometimes in weeks Notre Dame was not ranked (which let's face it was most of the time) they would not publish it.

Congrats to MTU on the ranking. Hope the season continues to be impressive for you guys. I get a real kick out of seeing them atop the polls.

WeAreNDHockey
11-18-2014, 11:11 AM
And here's a story about WMPL and Bob Olson. (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2002/12/02_thespirit.php)

Ralph Baer
11-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Congrats to MTU! Much better you than Schenectady County Community College. :)

BTW, don't any of you list the Boosh Factor any more? And what happened to Boosh himself?

Flashy Man
11-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Congrats to MTU! Much better you than Schenectady County Community College. :)

BTW, don't any of you list the Boosh Factor any more? And what happened to Boosh himself?

It fell into disuse. Might be time to revive it.


Introducing Boosh-O-Meter, the official Misfit method to rating your level of fanaticism/faith for our Hockey Huskies!!
Boosh1 = Convinced Tech will win every game this season, taking NCAA trophy
2 = MTU wins the WCHA playoffs
3 = Looking to see Tech finish in the WCHA top 3
4 = Will play strong in the WCHA, with a chance to win any game
5 = Will just squeak into a home playoff berth
6 = Would like to believe Tech will play .500 hockey this season
7 = Won't host a home playoff series
8 = Well, they won't be in last place in the WCHA
9 = Yeah, they might win one or two games, but it's all been a fluke thus far
10 = Convinced Tech will lose every remaining game this season

Borrowed from MacInnes Diehard on USCHO forums. It can be found here:http://board.uscho.com/showpost.php?p=2776504&postcount=1

Gurtholfin
11-18-2014, 11:42 AM
It fell into disuse. Might be time to revive it.


So... currently the Boosh factor is....?

Shirtless Guy
11-18-2014, 11:44 AM
So... currently the Boosh factor is....?

The boosh factor is for you to decide? I'd like to be higher but I'm around a 2.5

Shirtless Guy
11-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Your forgetting what school was in a very similiar position to you two short years ago

Is this what you do for extra money?
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bigblue_dl
11-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Boosh1.1

Flashy Man
11-18-2014, 12:01 PM
The boosh factor is for you to decide? I'd like to be higher but I'm around a 2.5

And there use to be an aggregated poll on the Mitch's Misfits site. Kind of like a political climate indicator.

gfmorris
11-18-2014, 01:02 PM
I like that you are all currently being trolled by Alabama's mascot.

I got Aubie on the phone yesterday and gave him $50 to train to fight him. Unfortunately, that was an NCAA violation and Auburn will miss the 2014-15 WCHA postseason tournament.

GFM