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MCullen
02-10-2010, 12:27 AM
OK, let's say you're a fan of some highly successful D-III hockey school, like Plattsburgh or Norwich. Your teams are in the thick of it every year, and consistently get praise from the voters. Take a moment to smile at your teams ongoing success.

Now, let's say you're a fan if a school that doesn't get that much love in the polls. A team that's consistently weak (Northland, Framingham State). Or, a team that was really good 5 years ago, but can't put it together anymore (Concordia MN, <strike>Lebanon Valley</strike>). Or a team that does really well, but are frowned upon for playing in a "weak" conference (Fitchburg State, <strike>Marian</strike>). Maybe you would like to think, "Was my team ever any good?" Maybe you'd ask yourself, "Have we've ever been ranked?" or "Have we ever gotten votes in the national poll?"

Well, because someone asked somewhere, and because I have plenty of time to kill. I took a dive through the poll archives and compiled some lists of all of the teams that have ever been ranked (or gotten votes) in D-III hockey.

These lists use the USCHO D-III poll, and go back to the start of the 1998-99 season (the last season where all of the polls were available). I don't know if this has been done before, but as I said earlier, I've got time to kill.

Note: The number of voters and spots in the poll have changed over the years. The following list reflects that.

10/19/1998 - 3/8/1999 -- 10 spots, 10 voters
10/20/1999 - 3/8/2002 -- 10 spots, 15 voters
10/16/2002 - 3/5/2007 -- 15 spots, 15 voters
10/15/2007 - present -- 15 spots, 20 voters

(All lists are current as of 1/10/2011)

The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have been ranked for at least one week in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season (along with the last time they received vote(s) in the poll)


Team Last Rank Last Vote
Adrian 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Amherst 11/22/2010 1/10/2011
Augsburg 12/9/2002 11/8/2010
Babson 2/25/2008 11/22/2010
Bethel 11/12/2007 11/24/2008
Bowdoin 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Buffalo State 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
Castleton 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Colby 1/25/2010 12/6/2010
Concordia (MN) 12/16/2002 11/10/2003
Curry 1/4/2010 1/3/2011
Elmira 11/22/2010 12/13/2010
Fredonia 2/21/2005 2/22/2010
Geneseo 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Gustavus Adolphus 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Hamilton 1/20/2003 1/10/2011
Hamline 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Hobart 1/3/2011 1/3/2011
Lake Forest 11/8/2004 2/20/2006
Lebanon Valley* 2/25/2002 3/3/2003
Manhattanville 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Marian 11/8/2010 12/6/2010
Middlebury 11/22/2010 11/29/2010
MSOE 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Neumann 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
New England College 1/12/2009 11/29/2010
Nichols 3/9/2009 11/29/2010
Norwich 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Oswego 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Plattsburgh 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
Potsdam 12/2/2002 1/11/2010
RIT* 1/31/2005 3/7/2005
Salem State 12/7/2009 12/6/2010
Skidmore 2/19/2007 11/23/2009
Southern Maine 1/28/2008 2/11/2008
St. John's 11/6/2006 11/5/2007
St. Norbert 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
St. Olaf 2/23/2009 11/16/2009
St. Scholastica 10/25/2010 11/15/2010
St. Thomas 12/13/2010 1/10/2011
Trinity 11/23/2009 3/8/2010
UMass Dartmouth 3/10/2008 1/10/2011
Utica 1/10/2011 1/10/2011
UW-Eau Claire 12/6/2010 1/10/2011
UW-River Falls 11/8/2010 12/6/2010
UW-Stevens Point 11/15/2010 11/29/2010
UW-Stout 11/29/2010 1/10/2011
UW-Superior 12/6/2010 1/10/2011
Wentworth 2/8/2010 12/13/2010
Wesleyan 2/5/2007 2/19/2007
Williams 1/10/2011 1/10/2011

*No longer plays in D-III



The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not been ranked in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season, but have received vote(s) in the poll.



Team Last Vote
Becker 11/22/2010
Connecticut College 3/9/2009
Cortland 11/17/2003
Finlandia 3/10/2008
Fitchburg State 1/3/2000
Johnson and Wales 11/4/2002
Lawrence 11/29/2010
Morrisville 11/22/2010
Plymouth State 1/3/2011
St. Mary's 11/15/2004
Tufts 12/18/2000
UMass Boston 1/10/2011
University of New England 11/8/2010
Worcester State 12/13/2010

The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not received a vote in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.



Brockport
Concordia (WI)
Framingham State
MCLA*
Northland
Salve Regina
Suffolk
Western NE College
Westfield State

*No longer plays in D-III


The following is a list of teams that have been ranked #1 in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.


Team Times Ranked #1
Norwich 48
St. Norbert 45
Middlebury 39
Plattsburgh 25
RIT* 22
Oswego 16
Manhattanville 10
UW-River Falls 3
Elmira 2
UW-Superior 1
St. John's 1

*No longer plays in D-III


The following is a list the peak positions of the teams that have been ranked in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season (but did not reach #1).


Team Peak # of times at Peak
St. Thomas 2 3
UW-Stevens Point 2 3
St. Scholastica 2 3
UW-Stout 2 2
Hobart 2 1
Neumann 2 1
Bowdoin 3 2
Trinity 3 2
Williams 3 2
Adrian 4 3
Amherst 4 1
Lake Forest 4 1
New England College 5 2
Augsburg 5 1
Gustavus Adolphus 5 1
Hamline 5 1
Salem State 5 1
Geneseo 6 2
Curry 6 1
UMass Dartmouth 6 1
Fredonia 6 1
Bethel 6 1
Potsdam 7 3
Concordia (MN) 7 1
Southern Maine 7 1
Babson 8 3
Utica 8 2
Colby 8 1
MSOE 8 1
UW-Eau Claire 9 1
Castleton 9 1
Hamilton 9 1
Lebanon Valley* 10 3
Wentworth 10 2
Wesleyan 11 1
Skidmore 12 1
Nichols 13 3
St. Olaf 13 2
Marian 15 1
Buffalo State 15 1


And now, my new favorite list. The list that shows who reaps the benefits of name recognition:

The following is a list of the # of weeks that teams appeared in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.

(Note: From the 1998-99 season to the most recent poll (1/10/2010), there have been 204 polls)


Team # of appearances
St. Norbert 200
Middlebury 198
Norwich 191
Plattsburgh 166
UW-River Falls 160
UW-Superior 159
Oswego 151
Manhattanville 137
Bowdoin 115
St. Thomas 107
RIT* 106
Elmira 100
Hobart 80
St. John's 69
Amherst 58
UW-Stout 57
New England College 53
Adrian 52
UW-Stevens Point 52
Trinity 47
Colby 41
St. Scholastica 39
Williams 38
Geneseo 34
Hamline 33
Babson 31
Neumann 32
Curry 30
Gustavus Adolphus 30
UMass Dartmouth 21
Wentworth 19
Fredonia 18
Utica 19
Lake Forest 17
Concordia (MN) 13
Bethel 12
Potsdam 12
Castleton 11
MSOE 11
Augsburg 10
Southern Maine 9
UW-Eau Claire 8
Salem State 7
Nichols 6
St. Olaf 5
Skidmore 4
Lebanon Valley* 3
Hamilton 2
Wesleyan 1
Marian 1
Buffalo State 1

*No longer plays in D-III
Teams currently ranked in bold


The following is a list of the fifteen longest streaks of consecutive weeks that a team was ranked since the 1998-99 season.


Rank Team Length Start End
1 Middlebury 179 1/10/2000 11/22/2010
2 St. Norbert 162 3/5/2001 present
3 Oswego 136 11/3/2003 present
4 Norwich 135 2/12/2001 2/9/2009
5 RIT* 106 10/19/1998 1/31/2005
6 Plattsburgh 98 10/19/1998 11/22/2004
7 St. John's 69 11/4/2002 11/6/2006
8 Manhattanville 68 11/1/2004 10/20/2008
9 UW-Superior 58 2/14/2000 12/1/2003
10 Plattsburgh 54 10/15/2007 11/15/2010
10 Elmira 54 11/5/2007 11/22/2010
12 UW-River Falls 52 10/16/2002 2/28/2005
12 Adrian 52 1/14/2008 present
14 UW-River Falls 49 11/14/2005 10/20/2008
15 Hobart 36 11/5/2007 11/6/2009

*No longer plays in D-III
Active streaks in bold


The following is a list of the longest streak of consecutive weeks that a team was ranked (in alphabetical order).


Team Length Start End
Adrian 52 1/14/2008 present
Amherst 12 12/7/1998 3/8/1999
Augsburg 8 10/19/1998 1/18/1999
Babson 13 3/5/2007 2/4/2008
Bethel 5 11/7/2005 12/5/2005
Bowdoin 26 1/7/2002 2/24/2003
Buffalo State 1 11/29/2010 11/29/2010
Castleton 7 1/22/2007 3/5/2007
Colby 13 12/2/2002 3/10/2003
Concordia (MN) 6 11/11/2002 12/16/2002
Curry 21 12/1/2003 1/10/2005
Elmira 54 11/5/2007 11/22/2010
Fredonia 13 11/15/2004 2/21/2005
Geneseo 13 1/23/2006 12/4/2006
Gustavus Adolphus 20 12/14/2009 present
Hamilton 1 1/20/2003 1/20/2003
Hamline 23 11/23/2009 present
Hobart 36 11/5/2007 11/6/2009
Lake Forest 17 11/10/2003 11/8/2004
Lebanon Valley* 3 2/11/2002 2/25/2002
Manhattanville 68 11/1/2004 10/20/2008
Middlebury 179 1/10/2000 11/22/2010
Marian 1 11/8/2010 11/8/2010
MSOE 7 11/15/2010 present
Neumann 16 11/13/2006 10/15/2007
New England College 21 3/7/2005 11/20/2006
Nichols 6 2/2/2009 3/9/2009
Norwich 135 2/12/2001 2/9/2009
Oswego 136 11/3/2003 present
Plattsburgh 98 10/19/1998 11/22/2004
Potsdam 5 11/4/2002 12/2/2002
RIT* 106 10/19/1998 1/31/2005
Salem State 6 12/11/2000 1/29/2001
Skidmore 2 1/8/2007 1/15/2007
Southern Maine 7 11/26/2007 1/28/2008
St. John's 69 11/4/2002 11/6/2006
St. Norbert 162 3/5/2001 present
St. Olaf 4 2/2/2009 2/23/2009
St. Scholastica 31 12/1/2008 10/25/2010
St. Thomas 29 12/10/2001 3/3/2003
Trinity 21 11/22/2004 12/12/2005
UMass Dartmouth 17 11/27/2006 11/19/2007
Utica 9 11/6/2006 1/15/2007
UW-Eau Claire 4 11/10/2008 12/1/2008
UW-River Falls 52 10/16/2002 2/28/2005
UW-Stevens Point 23 11/29/1999 2/6/2001
UW-Stout 34 11/13/2006 11/10/2008
UW-Superior 58 2/14/2000 12/1/2003
Wentworth 8 3/3/2003 12/1/2003
Wesleyan 1 2/5/2007 2/5/2007
Williams 21 12/7/2009 present

*No longer plays in D-III
Active streaks in bold

PrezdeJohnson09
02-10-2010, 02:24 AM
OK, let's say you're a fan of some highly successful D-III hockey school, like Plattsburgh or Norwich. Your teams are in the thick of it every year, and consistently get praise from the voters. Take a moment to smile at your teams ongoing success.

Now, let's say you're a fan if a school that doesn't get that much love in the polls. A team that's consistently weak (Northland, Framingham State). Or, a team that was really good 5 years ago, but can't put it together anymore (Concordia MN, Lebanon Valley). Or a team that does really well, but are frowned upon for playing in a "weak" conference (Fitchburg State, Marian). Maybe you would like to think, "Was my team ever any good?" Maybe you'd ask yourself, "Have we've ever been ranked?" or "Have we ever gotten votes in the national poll?"

Well, because someone asked somewhere, and because I have plenty of time to kill. I took a dive through the poll archives and compiled some lists of all of the teams that have ever been ranked (or gotten votes) in D-III hockey.

These lists use the USCHO D-III poll, and go back to the start of the 1998-99 season (the last season where all of the polls were available). I don't know if this has been done before, but as I said earlier, I've got time to kill.

(All lists are current as of 2/8/2010)


The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have been ranked for at least one week in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season (along with the last time they received vote(s) in the poll)


Team Last Rank Last Vote
Adrian 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Amherst 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Augsburg 12/9/2002 2/8/2010
Babson 2/25/2008 11/23/2009
Bethel 11/12/2007 11/24/2008
Bowdoin 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Castleton 3/5/2007 11/16/2009
Colby 1/25/2010 2/1/2010
Concordia (MN) 12/16/2002 11/10/2003
Curry 1/4/2010 2/1/2010
Elmira 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Fredonia 2/21/2005 2/8/2010
Geneseo 1/5/2009 1/12/2009
Gustavus Adolphus 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Hamilton 1/20/2003 2/8/2010
Hamline 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Hobart 11/16/2009 12/7/2009
Lake Forest 11/8/2004 2/20/2006
Lebanon Valley 2/25/2002 3/3/2003
Manhattanville 2/1/2010 2/8/2010
Middlebury 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
MSOE 11/19/2007 11/9/2009
Neumann 11/16/2009 2/8/2010
New England College 1/12/2009 1/11/2010
Nichols 3/9/2009 11/9/2009
Norwich 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Oswego 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Plattsburgh 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Potsdam 12/2/2002 1/11/2010
RIT* 1/31/2005 3/7/2005
Salem State 12/7/2009 1/4/2010
Skidmore 2/19/2007 11/23/2009
Southern Maine 1/28/2008 2/11/2008
St. John's 11/6/2006 11/5/2007
St. Norbert 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
St. Olaf 2/23/2009 11/16/2009
St. Scholastica 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
St. Thomas 10/20/2008 11/16/2009
Trinity 11/23/2009 1/18/2010
UMass Dartmouth 3/10/2008 10/23/2009
Utica 1/15/2007 11/16/2009
UW-Eau Claire 1/26/2009 2/2/2009
UW-River Falls 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
UW-Stevens Point 2/16/2009 1/4/2010
UW-Stout 11/16/2009 2/1/2010
UW-Superior 12/14/2009 1/25/2010
Wentworth 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Wesleyan 2/5/2007 2/19/2007
Williams 2/8/2010 2/8/2010

*No longer plays in D-III



The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not been ranked in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season, but have received vote(s) in the poll.



Team Last Vote
Connecticut College 3/9/2009
Cortland 11/17/2003
Finlandia 3/10/2008
Fitchburg State 1/3/2000
Johnson and Wales 11/4/2002
Lawrence 11/23/2009
Marian 11/23/2009
Morrisville 11/9/2009
St. Mary's 11/15/2004
Tufts 12/18/2000
UMass Boston 3/10/2008


The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not received a vote in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.



Becker
Brockport
Buffalo State
Concordia (WI)
Framingham State
Northland
Plymouth State
Salve Regina
Suffolk
University of New England
Western NE College
Westfield State
Worcester State

Very cool. thanks!

The only question I have is how many times have each of the programs that have been ranked in a poll appeared there. I'd be curious to know if a team like St. Norbert has been in every poll since they started keeping track because it seems like SNC became a powerhouse right around then.

hockeyfan77
02-10-2010, 03:25 AM
Southern Maine 1/28/2008 2/11/2008



Ah, that blessed two week stretch...:)

norm1909
02-10-2010, 09:17 AM
OK, let's say you're a fan of some highly successful D-III hockey school, like Plattsburgh or Norwich. Your teams are in the thick of it every year, and consistently get praise from the voters. Take a moment to smile at your teams ongoing success.

Now, let's say you're a fan if a school that doesn't get that much love in the polls. A team that's consistently weak (Northland, Framingham State). Or, a team that was really good 5 years ago, but can't put it together anymore (Concordia MN, Lebanon Valley). Or a team that does really well, but are frowned upon for playing in a "weak" conference (Fitchburg State, Marian). Maybe you would like to think, "Was my team ever any good?" Maybe you'd ask yourself, "Have we've ever been ranked?" or "Have we ever gotten votes in the national poll?"

Well, because someone asked somewhere, and because I have plenty of time to kill. I took a dive through the poll archives and compiled some lists of all of the teams that have ever been ranked (or gotten votes) in D-III hockey.

....


The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not received a vote in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.



Becker
Brockport
Buffalo State
Concordia (WI)
Framingham State
Northland
Plymouth State
Salve Regina
Suffolk
University of New England
Western NE College
Westfield State
Worcester State

To give them their due:

Becker – Began play 2006-07, best year overall record 2007-08 - 12-12- 2

Brockport – Began play 1965-66, best year overall record 1973-74 – 15-7-0

Buffalo State – Began play 1993-94, best year overall record 2006-07 – 12-12-2

Concordia (WI) – Began play 2007-08, best year overall record 2008-09 – 4-22-1

Framingham State – Began play 1971-72, best year overall record 1972-73 – 25-4-0

Northland – Began play 1997-98, best year overall record 1998-99 – 6-11-3

Plymouth State – Began play 1971-72, best year overall record 1976-77 – 11-1-0

Salve Regina – Began play 1997-98, best year overall record 2007-08 – 10-10-4

Suffolk – Began play 1980-81, best year overall record 1990-91 – 22-5-0

University of New England – Began play 2009-10, best year overall record TBA

Western NE College– Began play 1980-81, best year overall record 1993-94 – 15-7-1

Westfield State – Returned to play 2008-09, best year overall record 2008-09 – 11-9-4
-----> Prior to dropping the sport, they won the 1978 ECAC Hockey Championship.

Worcester State – Began play 1966-67, best year overall record 1971-72 – 21-3-0

KnightsOfTheRound
02-10-2010, 04:31 PM
Very cool thread! I'm actually pretty surprised neither Brockport nor Buff State have ever gotten even a single vote, cause I know there have been stretches where both have been pretty decent, even if it was just for weeks at a time.

I think it'd be really interesting to see the highest rank that each team on this list has achieved, too.

SNC SID
02-10-2010, 05:10 PM
St. Norbert has been ranked for 152 consecutive weeks/polls. I don't know how far back that goes.

norm1909
02-10-2010, 05:42 PM
Very cool thread! I'm actually pretty surprised neither Brockport nor Buff State have ever gotten even a single vote, cause I know there have been stretches where both have been pretty decent, even if it was just for weeks at a time.

I think it'd be really interesting to see the highest rank that each team on this list has achieved, too.

It is most likely that Brockport’s 1973-74 team (15-7-0) & Western NE College’s 1993-94 (15-7-1) would have had a period where they were ranked under the current USCHO system, along with those that obviously would have been ranked: Framingham State – 1972-73 (25-4-0), Plymouth State – 1976-77 (11-1-0), Suffolk – 1990-91 (22-5-0), Worcester State – 1971-72 (21-3-0) and Westfield State’s 1978 ECAC Hockey Championship team. That would leave only the following six yet to achieve “rankable” status: Becker, Buffalo, Concordia (WI), Northland, Salve Regina and upstart University of New England. IMO, better than I would have expected.

MCullen
02-10-2010, 07:36 PM
Very cool. thanks!

The only question I have is how many times have each of the programs that have been ranked in a poll appeared there. I'd be curious to know if a team like St. Norbert has been in every poll since they started keeping track because it seems like SNC became a powerhouse right around then.
Very cool thread! I'm actually pretty surprised neither Brockport nor Buff State have ever gotten even a single vote, cause I know there have been stretches where both have been pretty decent, even if it was just for weeks at a time.

I think it'd be really interesting to see the highest rank that each team on this list has achieved, too.Thank you for the compliments.

I'm willing to go back through and record these. I won't have them done tonight though (I'm watching the NYI-PIT game). However, I'll get started after the game, and finish up tomorrow.

(Random note, it only took about two hours to compile those lists)

MCullen
02-11-2010, 01:49 PM
OK, I went back through the archives and added a few more lists. Some things I noticed:

-I was surprised to see that only 11 teams (since October 1998) have held the #1 spot. One of them (RIT) plays D-I now, and four of them were only #1 for three weeks or less. That list shows who the real dominant teams are.

-St. Norbert really has some staying power. Can't say if it's name recognition or top of mind awareness or whatever you want to call it. The point is, they've put together quite the impressive streak (by my count, the Green Knights have been ranked 149 straight weeks). The last time St. Norbert was unranked? February 26, 2001 (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20002001&week=0226).

-However, that streak isn't as long as the one Middlebury has. By my count, Middlebury has been ranked for 171 straight weeks; and since October 1998, have only been unranked once. Again, kudos to Middlebury.

-Finally, true story. Last week, I was talking about Fitchburg State with my dad about the fairly impressive season they've been having (I'm from Fitchburg, it's only logical that I talk about them). When he asked if they're nationally ranked, I mentioned that they've received no votes at all this season, and that "Fitchburg will only start getting votes when Middlebury falls out of the rankings." Turns out that there might be more truth to that then I first thought:

From January 3, 2000 (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=19992000&week=0103):
Others receiving votes: Middelbury (sic) 15, Bowdoin 5, Salem State 4, Fitchburg State 3
Turns out the last time Middlebury was unranked just happened to be the last time Fitchburg State got any votes in the poll. Strange, isn't it?

PrezdeJohnson09
02-11-2010, 01:54 PM
OK, I went back through the archives and added a few more lists. Some things I noticed:

-I was surprised to see that only 11 teams (since October 1998) have held the #1 spot. One of them (RIT) plays D-I now, and three of them were only #1 for three weeks or less. That list shows who the real dominant teams are.

-St. Norbert really has some staying power. Can't say if it's name recognition or top of mind awareness or whatever you want to call it. The point is, they've put together quite the impressive streak (by my count, the Green Knights have been ranked 149 straight weeks). The last time St. Norbert was unranked? February 26, 2001 (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20002001&week=0226).

-However, that streak isn't as long as the one Middlebury has. By my count, Middlebury has been ranked for 171 straight weeks; and since October 1998, have only been unranked once. Again, kudos to Middlebury.

-Finally, true story. Last week, I was talking about Fitchburg State with my dad about the fairly impressive season they've been having (I'm from Fitchburg, it's only logical that I talk about them). When he asked if they're nationally ranked, I mentioned that they've received no votes at all this season, and that "Fitchburg will only start getting votes when Middlebury falls out of the rankings." Turns out that there might be more truth to that then I first thought:

Turns out the last time Middlebury was unranked just happened to be the last time Fitchburg State got any votes in the poll. Strange, isn't it?

Awesome job! thanks man!:cool:

jerrynu26
02-11-2010, 03:20 PM
Awesome job! thanks man!:cool:

I more than concur!!:)

nysportsfan29
02-11-2010, 08:45 PM
OK, I went back through the archives and added a few more lists. Some things I noticed:

-I was surprised to see that only 11 teams (since October 1998) have held the #1 spot. One of them (RIT) plays D-I now, and four of them were only #1 for three weeks or less. That list shows who the real dominant teams are.

-St. Norbert really has some staying power. Can't say if it's name recognition or top of mind awareness or whatever you want to call it. The point is, they've put together quite the impressive streak (by my count, the Green Knights have been ranked 149 straight weeks). The last time St. Norbert was unranked? February 26, 2001 (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20002001&week=0226).

-However, that streak isn't as long as the one Middlebury has. By my count, Middlebury has been ranked for 171 straight weeks; and since October 1998, have only been unranked once. Again, kudos to Middlebury.

-Finally, true story. Last week, I was talking about Fitchburg State with my dad about the fairly impressive season they've been having (I'm from Fitchburg, it's only logical that I talk about them). When he asked if they're nationally ranked, I mentioned that they've received no votes at all this season, and that "Fitchburg will only start getting votes when Middlebury falls out of the rankings." Turns out that there might be more truth to that then I first thought:

Turns out the last time Middlebury was unranked just happened to be the last time Fitchburg State got any votes in the poll. Strange, isn't it?

Not to get too greedy, but would you be interested in making a consecutive streak list?

Either way, this is phenomenal. Thanks man.

MCullen
02-12-2010, 01:03 AM
Not to get too greedy, but would you be interested in making a consecutive streak list?

Either way, this is phenomenal. Thanks man.

Done. They are in the main post.

It's a good thing that Microsoft Excel is really useful. No way I get any of this done without it.

nysportsfan29
02-12-2010, 07:42 AM
Done. They are in the main post.

It's a good thing that Microsoft Excel is really useful. No way I get any of this done without it.

Awesome again. Thanks. Also, I think Norwich needs to be bolded as well. Appreciate all the time you've put into all this.

MCullen
02-12-2010, 01:27 PM
Awesome again. Thanks. Also, I think Norwich needs to be bolded as well. Appreciate all the time you've put into all this.

You're welcome.

By the way, I was putting the active streaks in bold. Because Norwich's 135 week streak came to an end (here's the last week they were ranked (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20082009&week=0209), and the week they fell out (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20082009&week=0216)), it's not in bold.

Stormy8174
02-12-2010, 04:49 PM
OK, let's say you're a fan of some highly successful D-III hockey school, like Plattsburgh or Norwich. Your teams are in the thick of it every year, and consistently get praise from the voters. Take a moment to smile at your teams ongoing success.

Now, let's say you're a fan if a school that doesn't get that much love in the polls. A team that's consistently weak (Northland, Framingham State). Or, a team that was really good 5 years ago, but can't put it together anymore (Concordia MN, Lebanon Valley). Or a team that does really well, but are frowned upon for playing in a "weak" conference (Fitchburg State, Marian). Maybe you would like to think, "Was my team ever any good?" Maybe you'd ask yourself, "Have we've ever been ranked?" or "Have we ever gotten votes in the national poll?"

Well, because someone asked somewhere, and because I have plenty of time to kill. I took a dive through the poll archives and compiled some lists of all of the teams that have ever been ranked (or gotten votes) in D-III hockey.

These lists use the USCHO D-III poll, and go back to the start of the 1998-99 season (the last season where all of the polls were available). I don't know if this has been done before, but as I said earlier, I've got time to kill.

(All lists are current as of 2/8/2010)


The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have been ranked for at least one week in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season (along with the last time they received vote(s) in the poll)


Team Last Rank Last Vote
Adrian 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Amherst 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Augsburg 12/9/2002 2/8/2010
Babson 2/25/2008 11/23/2009
Bethel 11/12/2007 11/24/2008
Bowdoin 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Castleton 3/5/2007 11/16/2009
Colby 1/25/2010 2/1/2010
Concordia (MN) 12/16/2002 11/10/2003
Curry 1/4/2010 2/1/2010
Elmira 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Fredonia 2/21/2005 2/8/2010
Geneseo 1/5/2009 1/12/2009
Gustavus Adolphus 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Hamilton 1/20/2003 2/8/2010
Hamline 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Hobart 11/16/2009 12/7/2009
Lake Forest 11/8/2004 2/20/2006
Lebanon Valley 2/25/2002 3/3/2003
Manhattanville 2/1/2010 2/8/2010
Middlebury 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
MSOE 11/19/2007 11/9/2009
Neumann 11/16/2009 2/8/2010
New England College 1/12/2009 1/11/2010
Nichols 3/9/2009 11/9/2009
Norwich 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Oswego 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Plattsburgh 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Potsdam 12/2/2002 1/11/2010
RIT* 1/31/2005 3/7/2005
Salem State 12/7/2009 1/4/2010
Skidmore 2/19/2007 11/23/2009
Southern Maine 1/28/2008 2/11/2008
St. John's 11/6/2006 11/5/2007
St. Norbert 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
St. Olaf 2/23/2009 11/16/2009
St. Scholastica 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
St. Thomas 10/20/2008 11/16/2009
Trinity 11/23/2009 1/18/2010
UMass Dartmouth 3/10/2008 10/23/2009
Utica 1/15/2007 11/16/2009
UW-Eau Claire 1/26/2009 2/2/2009
UW-River Falls 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
UW-Stevens Point 2/16/2009 1/4/2010
UW-Stout 11/16/2009 2/1/2010
UW-Superior 12/14/2009 1/25/2010
Wentworth 2/8/2010 2/8/2010
Wesleyan 2/5/2007 2/19/2007
Williams 2/8/2010 2/8/2010

*No longer plays in D-III



The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not been ranked in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season, but have received vote(s) in the poll.



Team Last Vote
Connecticut College 3/9/2009
Cortland 11/17/2003
Finlandia 3/10/2008
Fitchburg State 1/3/2000
Johnson and Wales 11/4/2002
Lawrence 11/23/2009
Marian 11/23/2009
Morrisville 11/9/2009
St. Mary's 11/15/2004
Tufts 12/18/2000
UMass Boston 3/10/2008


The following is a list of teams (in alphabetical order) that have not received a vote in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.



Becker
Brockport
Buffalo State
Concordia (WI)
Framingham State
Northland
Plymouth State
Salve Regina
Suffolk
University of New England
Western NE College
Westfield State
Worcester State


The following is a list of teams that have been ranked #1 in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.


Team Times Ranked #1
St. Norbert 43
Norwich 41
Middlebury 39
Plattsburgh 25
RIT* 22
Oswego 11
Manhattanville 10
UW-River Falls 3
Elmira 2
UW-Superior 1
St. John's 1

*No longer plays in D-III


The following is a list the peak positions of the teams that have been ranked in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season (but did not reach #1).


Team Peak # of times at Peak
St. Thomas 2 3
UW-Stevens Point 2 3
St. Scholastica 2 3
UW-Stout 2 2
Hobart 2 1
Neumann 2 1
Bowdoin 3 2
Trinity 3 2
Adrian 4 3
Amherst 4 1
Lake Forest 4 1
New England College 5 2
Augsburg 5 1
Salem State 5 1
Williams 6 3
Curry 6 1
Geneseo 6 1
UMass Dartmouth 6 1
Fredonia 6 1
Bethel 6 1
Potsdam 7 3
Hamline 7 1
Gustavus Adolphus 7 1
Concordia (MN) 7 1
Southern Maine 7 1
Babson 8 3
Utica 8 2
Colby 8 1
UW-Eau Claire 9 1
Castleton 9 1
Hamilton 9 1
Lebanon Valley 10 3
Wentworth 10 2
Wesleyan 11 1
MSOE 12 1
Skidmore 12 1
Nichols 13 3
St. Olaf 13 2


And now, my new favorite list. The list that shows who reaps the benefits of name recognition:

The following is a list of the # of weeks that teams appeared in the USCHO D-III poll since the 1998-99 season.

(Note: From the 1998-99 season to the most recent poll (2/8/2010), there have been 191 polls)


Team # of appearances
Middlebury 190
St. Norbert 187
Norwich 178
Plattsburgh 158
UW-Superior 158
UW-River Falls 154
Oswego 138
Manhattanville 124
RIT* 106
St. Thomas 106
Bowdoin 102
Elmira 92
Hobart 79
St. John's 69
UW-Stout 55
New England College 53
Amherst 52
UW-Stevens Point 50
Trinity 47
Colby 41
Adrian 39
St. Scholastica 34
Babson 31
Curry 30
Geneseo 27
Neumann 26
Williams 25
UMass Dartmouth 21
Hamline 20
Wentworth 19
Fredonia 18
Lake Forest 17
Gustavus Adolphus 17
Utica 15
Concordia (MN) 13
Bethel 12
Potsdam 12
Augsburg 10
Southern Maine 9
Salem State 7
UW-Eau Claire 7
Castleton 7
Nichols 6
St. Olaf 5
MSOE 4
Skidmore 4
Lebanon Valley 3
Hamilton 2
Wesleyan 1

*No longer plays in D-III


The following is a list of the fifteen longest streaks of consecutive weeks that a team was ranked since the 1998-99 season.


Rank Team Length Start End
1 Middlebury 171 1/10/2000 present
2 St. Norbert 149 3/5/2001 present
3 Norwich 135 2/12/2001 2/9/2009
4 Oswego 123 11/3/2003 present
5 RIT* 106 10/19/1998 1/31/2005
6 Plattsburgh 98 10/19/1998 11/22/2004
7 St. John's 69 11/4/2002 11/6/2006
8 Manhattanville 68 11/1/2004 10/20/2008
9 UW-Superior 58 2/14/2000 12/1/2003
10 UW-River Falls 52 10/16/2002 2/28/2005
11 UW-River Falls 49 11/14/2005 10/20/2008
12 Plattsburgh 47 10/15/2007 present
13 Elmira 46 11/5/2007 present
14 Adrian 39 1/14/2008 present
15 Hobart 36 11/5/2007 11/6/2009

*No longer plays in D-III
Active streaks in bold


The following is a list of the longest streak of consecutive weeks that a team was ranked (in alphabetical order).


Team Length Start End
Adrian 39 1/14/2008 present
Amherst 12 12/7/1998 3/8/1999
Augsburg 8 10/19/1998 1/18/1999
Babson 13 3/5/2007 2/4/2008
Bethel 5 11/7/2005 12/5/2005
Bowdoin 26 1/7/2002 2/24/2003
Castleton 7 1/22/2007 3/5/2007
Colby 13 12/2/2002 3/10/2003
Concordia (MN) 6 11/11/2002 12/16/2002
Curry 21 12/1/2003 1/10/2005
Elmira 46 11/5/2007 present
Fredonia 13 11/15/2004 2/21/2005
Geneseo 13 1/23/2006 12/4/2006
Gustavus Adolphus 7 12/14/2009 present
Hamilton 1 1/20/2003 1/20/2003
Hamline 10 11/23/2009 present
Hobart 36 11/5/2007 11/6/2009
Lake Forest 17 11/10/2003 11/8/2004
Lebanon Valley 3 2/11/2002 2/25/2002
Manhattanville 68 11/1/2004 10/20/2008
Middlebury 171 1/10/2000 present
MSOE 2 2/6/2006 2/13/2006
Neumann 16 11/13/2006 10/15/2007
New England College 21 3/7/2005 11/20/2006
Nichols 6 2/2/2009 3/9/2009
Norwich 135 2/12/2001 2/9/2009
Oswego 123 11/3/2003 present
Plattsburgh 98 10/19/1998 11/22/2004
Potsdam 5 11/4/2002 12/2/2002
RIT* 106 10/19/1998 1/31/2005
Salem State 6 12/11/2000 1/29/2001
Skidmore 2 1/8/2007 1/15/2007
Southern Maine 7 11/26/2007 1/28/2008
St. John's 69 11/4/2002 11/6/2006
St. Norbert 149 3/5/2001 present
St. Olaf 4 2/2/2009 2/23/2009
St. Scholastica 26 12/1/2008 present
St. Thomas 29 12/10/2001 3/3/2003
Trinity 21 11/22/2004 12/12/2005
UMass Dartmouth 17 11/27/2006 11/19/2007
Utica 9 11/6/2006 1/15/2007
UW-Eau Claire 4 11/10/2008 12/1/2008
UW-River Falls 52 10/16/2002 2/28/2005
UW-Stevens Point 23 11/29/1999 2/6/2001
UW-Stout 34 11/13/2006 11/10/2008
UW-Superior 58 2/14/2000 12/1/2003
Wentworth 8 3/3/2003 12/1/2003
Wesleyan 1 2/5/2007 2/5/2007
Williams 8 12/7/2009 present

*No longer plays in D-III
Active streaks in bold



Outstanding post...above and beyond anything I would have thought someone would actually do when I asked about it in another thread.

I'm rather surprised, Morrisville has received votes but Buffalo State and Brockport have never received votes.

I especially enjoyed the "# of weeks that teams appeared" list you got. Certainly does show name recognition.

nysportsfan29
02-13-2010, 09:19 AM
You're welcome.

By the way, I was putting the active streaks in bold. Because Norwich's 135 week streak came to an end (here's the last week they were ranked (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20082009&week=0209), and the week they fell out (http://www.uscho.com/rankings/?data=uscho3m&season=20082009&week=0216)), it's not in bold.

That's my bad. My brain still seems to think it's 2009.

This thread should most definitely be put in the hall of fame.

GreatLakerMohawk
02-14-2010, 01:43 PM
There's one glaring omission from this one way or another and it's a school that no longer has a program but did back when you began your tallying your research.

Matt Rennell
02-14-2010, 01:51 PM
There's one glaring omission from this one way or another and it's a school that no longer has a program but did back when you began your tallying your research.

How dare they forget about Scranton.

PrezdeJohnson09
02-14-2010, 01:54 PM
There's one glaring omission from this one way or another and it's a school that no longer has a program but did back when you began your tallying your research.

We don't count women's teams;) :p