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Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 10:41 AM
http://www.undhockey.net/rit.jpg

Coming in at #34 is RIT. The Tigers came into D-1 with a roar. Since joining Atlantic Hockey they have yet to have a losing season. Their history at D-1 is short, but strong. RIT is looking at potentially grabbing another conference title, and perhaps a second NCAA Appearance this season. Their first, and so far only, NCAA appearance was quite memorable for RIT. They upset top seed Denver, and then beat New Hampshire on their way to the Frozen Four. If they continue having NCAA success like that, they'll be rising up this list quickly. For now, they sit at #34.

#34 RIT - 8.1655 Points
#35 Ferris State - 7.8912 Points
#36 UMass Lowell - 7.1081 Points
#37 Niagara - 6.4381 Points
#38 Western Michigan - 5.3974 Points
#39 Princeton - 5.1729 Points
#40 Holy Cross - 4.8647 Points
#41 Alaska-Anchorage - 4.8361 Points
#42 Air Force - 4.1704 Points
#43 Quinnipiac - 3.8994 Points
#44 Mercyhurst - 3.468 Points
#45 Merrimack - 3.1402 Points
#46 Massachusetts - 3.0035 Points
#47 Alaska - 2.9892 Points
#48 Nebraska Omaha - 2.9092 Points
#49 Minnesota State - 2.3131 points
#50 Alabama Huntsville - 1.9469 Points
#51 Army - 1.3604 points
#52 Union - 0.6174 points
#53 UConn - 0.1921 Points
#54 Sacred Heart - 0.1703 Points
#55 Bentley - .0279 points
#56 Robert Morris - .0245 points
#57 Canisius - .0205 points
#58 American International - .0061 points

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 10:42 AM
A special request to the Author/Researcher behind this thread:

Could we quietly dispense with Michigan State relatively soon? I have what may be an irrational fear that someone would see a late appearance in this thread of said program and be persuaded to change course on his imminent retirement.

Thanx for your consideration

For you, I'll wait and do the "Best Coaches of All-Time" list until after a person we'll call RC makes his retirement offiical. :p:D:D

alfablue
02-16-2011, 10:44 AM
A special request to the Author/Researcher behind this thread:

Could we quietly dispense with Michigan State relatively soon? I have what may be an irrational fear that someone would see a late appearance in this thread of said program and be persuaded to change course on his imminent retirement.

Thanx for your consideration

Do you really think that the educated opinion (granted, pretty well researched and thought out opinion) of a internet poster will change said person's opinion *that* much?

I'd be suprised if they put that much into what we type. For sure < sports writers, and we know how we feel about them....

owslachief
02-16-2011, 10:56 AM
Do you really think that the educated opinion (granted, pretty well researched and thought out opinion) of a internet poster will change said person's opinion *that* much?

I'd be suprised if they put that much into what we type. For sure < sports writers, and we know how we feel about them....

Holy crap. I remain sarcasm indicator-challenged. :o

owslachief
02-16-2011, 11:01 AM
For you, I'll wait and do the "Best Coaches of All-Time" list until after a person we'll call RC makes his retirement offiical. :p:D:D

You da! :cool:

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 11:16 AM
http://www.undhockey.net/bemidji.jpg

Bemidji State comes in at #33. Before there was RIT's magical run to the Frozen Four, there was Bemidji's run in 2009. The Beavers upset Notre Dame and Cornell before falling to Miami at the Frozen Four. The Beavers were very strong in the CHA, making 4 NCAA tournaments in their time in that conference. BSU has set themselves up for greater challenges, but greater stability by moving to the WCHA. While Bemidji has struggled in their first season, if they can get back to their winning ways they will make more NCAA Tournaments and potentially more Frozen Fours.

#33 Bemidji State - 11.4454 Points
#34 RIT - 8.1655 Points
#35 Ferris State - 7.8912 Points
#36 UMass Lowell - 7.1081 Points
#37 Niagara - 6.4381 Points
#38 Western Michigan - 5.3974 Points
#39 Princeton - 5.1729 Points
#40 Holy Cross - 4.8647 Points
#41 Alaska-Anchorage - 4.8361 Points
#42 Air Force - 4.1704 Points
#43 Quinnipiac - 3.8994 Points
#44 Mercyhurst - 3.468 Points
#45 Merrimack - 3.1402 Points
#46 Massachusetts - 3.0035 Points
#47 Alaska - 2.9892 Points
#48 Nebraska Omaha - 2.9092 Points
#49 Minnesota State - 2.3131 points
#50 Alabama Huntsville - 1.9469 Points
#51 Army - 1.3604 points
#52 Union - 0.6174 points
#53 UConn - 0.1921 Points
#54 Sacred Heart - 0.1703 Points
#55 Bentley - .0279 points
#56 Robert Morris - .0245 points
#57 Canisius - .0205 points
#58 American International - .0061 points

Priceless
02-16-2011, 11:31 AM
Do you really think that the educated opinion (granted, pretty well researched and thought out opinion) of a internet poster will change said person's opinion *that* much?

I'd be suprised if they put that much into what we type. For sure < sports writers, and we know how we feel about them....

http://www.uloc.de/screenshots/a/aabf18_sarcasm_detector.jpg

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 11:48 AM
http://www.undhockey.net/cloud.jpg

St. Cloud State comes in at #32. They are the highest ranked program that has yet to have been to a Frozen Four. While they struggled with getting their first NCAA win, the Huskies are quite successful for a relatively young program. In less than 25 years at the D-1 level (not counting pre-WWII), the Huskies have averaged going to the NCAA Tournament about once every three years. They have made the Quarterfinals twice, in 2001 and last year. While this season had better promise, the Huskies are a program that has what it takes to get to that elusive Frozen Four, and eventually win a National Championship. If and when they do that, expect SCSU to move up this list. For now, they rank #32.

#32 St. Cloud State - 12.4129 Points
#33 Bemidji State - 11.4454 Points
#34 RIT - 8.1655 Points
#35 Ferris State - 7.8912 Points
#36 UMass Lowell - 7.1081 Points
#37 Niagara - 6.4381 Points
#38 Western Michigan - 5.3974 Points
#39 Princeton - 5.1729 Points
#40 Holy Cross - 4.8647 Points
#41 Alaska-Anchorage - 4.8361 Points
#42 Air Force - 4.1704 Points
#43 Quinnipiac - 3.8994 Points
#44 Mercyhurst - 3.468 Points
#45 Merrimack - 3.1402 Points
#46 Massachusetts - 3.0035 Points
#47 Alaska - 2.9892 Points
#48 Nebraska Omaha - 2.9092 Points
#49 Minnesota State - 2.3131 points
#50 Alabama Huntsville - 1.9469 Points
#51 Army - 1.3604 points
#52 Union - 0.6174 points
#53 UConn - 0.1921 Points
#54 Sacred Heart - 0.1703 Points
#55 Bentley - .0279 points
#56 Robert Morris - .0245 points
#57 Canisius - .0205 points
#58 American International - .0061 points

komey1
02-16-2011, 11:49 AM
http://www.undhockey.net/rit.jpg

Coming in at #34 is RIT. The Tigers came into D-1 with a roar. Since joining Atlantic Hockey they have yet to have a losing season. Their history at D-1 is short, but strong. RIT is looking at potentially grabbing another conference title, and perhaps a second NCAA Appearance this season. Their first, and so far only, NCAA appearance was quite memorable for RIT. They upset top seed Denver, and then beat New Hampshire on their way to the Frozen Four. If they continue having NCAA success like that, they'll be rising up this list quickly. For now, they sit at #34.


I suspect that winning this year's regular season title will help there. Getting the NCAA bid will be challenging as there are several tough challengers to the crown.

alfablue
02-16-2011, 12:42 PM
Holy crap. I remain sarcasm indicator-challenged. :o

Sometimes, it's hard to tell. Especially when there's that much ring of truth. (I can see fans being afraid of someone staying, for sure. That afraid)

owslachief
02-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Sometimes, it's hard to tell. Especially when there's that much ring of truth. (I can see fans being afraid of someone staying, for sure. That afraid)

Also, I misbespoke. It was a case of facetia or tongue-in-cheek rather than sarcasm. :^) or :D should have been served up with my request.

mookie1995
02-16-2011, 12:57 PM
I love how FS23 is so upbeat! Everyone "is just a couple seasons or wins" away from moving up the list!!! :D

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 01:01 PM
I love how FS23 is so upbeat! Everyone "is just a couple seasons or wins" away from moving up the list!!! :D

Thank you. I am an optimist I suppose. It's true though...you stand a better chance at improving your standing if you win more often than not. :p:D:D

Priceless
02-16-2011, 01:02 PM
I love how FS23 is so upbeat! Everyone "is just a couple seasons or wins" away from moving up the list!!! :D

Except for Holy Cross and Ferris State :p

This list is going to be like Lake Woebegone: Everyone will be above average!

Innova
02-16-2011, 01:03 PM
I love how FS23 is so upbeat! Everyone "is just a couple seasons or wins" away from moving up the list!!! :D

I noticed that too. Everyone except #40, Holy Cross:



If Holy Cross doesn't find its winning ways, look for the Crusaders to drop in the rankings.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 01:06 PM
http://www.undhockey.net/vermont.jpg

Coming in at #31 is the University of Vermont. The Catamounts have made 5 trips to the NCAA Tournament, and converted two of those trips into Frozen Four appearances. In both trips to the Frozen Four, they came very close to advancing to the title game, barely losing to CC in '96 and pushing BU in '09. Since their switch to Hockey East, Vermont has yet to have a losing season, but that looks to change this season.

#31 Vermont - 15.8285 Points
#32 St. Cloud State - 12.4129 Points
#33 Bemidji State - 11.4454 Points
#34 RIT - 8.1655 Points
#35 Ferris State - 7.8912 Points
#36 UMass Lowell - 7.1081 Points
#37 Niagara - 6.4381 Points
#38 Western Michigan - 5.3974 Points
#39 Princeton - 5.1729 Points
#40 Holy Cross - 4.8647 Points
#41 Alaska-Anchorage - 4.8361 Points
#42 Air Force - 4.1704 Points
#43 Quinnipiac - 3.8994 Points
#44 Mercyhurst - 3.468 Points
#45 Merrimack - 3.1402 Points
#46 Massachusetts - 3.0035 Points
#47 Alaska - 2.9892 Points
#48 Nebraska Omaha - 2.9092 Points
#49 Minnesota State - 2.3131 points
#50 Alabama Huntsville - 1.9469 Points
#51 Army - 1.3604 points
#52 Union - 0.6174 points
#53 UConn - 0.1921 Points
#54 Sacred Heart - 0.1703 Points
#55 Bentley - .0279 points
#56 Robert Morris - .0245 points
#57 Canisius - .0205 points
#58 American International - .0061 points

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Except for Holy Cross and Ferris State :p

This list is going to be like Lake Woebegone: Everyone will be above average!

:p:D:D

FWIW, the "average" points is 82.0605. Only 16 teams would be considered "average".

Rhett
02-16-2011, 01:11 PM
I love how FS23 is so upbeat! Everyone "is just a couple seasons or wins" away from moving up the list!!! :D

I can think of a half dozen or so programs that have yet to be listed that have seen better days... I don't want to be the first to step on a hornets nest, but I think they're from NY & UP.

alfablue
02-16-2011, 01:12 PM
:p:D:D

FWIW, the "average" points is 82.0605. Only 16 teams would be considered "average".


3 teams have less than .1 points. Nowhere else BUT up.

alfablue
02-16-2011, 01:15 PM
I can think of a half dozen or so programs that have yet to be listed that have seen better days... I don't want to be the first to step on a hornets nest, but I think they're from NY & UP.

The top thing heard at one of their games- "Remember when...."

Funny- I did hockey school during the golden age at one of those programs.