PDA

View Full Version : 2011-2012 NCAA Week 2 Rankings



Pages : [1] 2

Fighting Sioux 23
10-16-2011, 12:45 AM
For those of you who have been voting previously, here is the thread to post your "ballot" of top-10 teams. If you have never posted before, but would like to, here is where you post your top-10. :) If you would like your ballot to be counted, make sure to have your top-10 posted in this thread by Monday (Oct 17) by 1pm Eastern.

Here is my top 10...

1. Boston College - Despite a close loss to Denver at home, the Eagles are playing very good hockey. A dominating performance over New Hampshire on Saturday proved that. Also, someone has to be #1 right?
2. Denver - A tough start to the second period was all it took for Denver to split on the weekend. The Pioneers showed determination and grit in fighting back on Saturday night, after narrowly beating BC at BC.
3. Colorado College - The Tigers took care of business this weekend, but go on the road for their next five games.
4. Michigan - The Wolverines are off to a great start, but their schedule has been fairly weak. A trip to Northern Michigan next weekend will give us some insight as to just how good Michigan is this year.
5. Minnesota - All is well in Gopher land after a sweep at Duluth. Minnesota looks like the Gophers of old tallying ten goals against the Bulldogs. Back to back weekends @ Alaska-Anchorage and then home against North Dakota should give us an even better test of just how good Minnesota is.
6. Boston University - An unimpressive showing on Friday in the loss to Providence, followed by the victory over Denver shows that the Terriers are a bit inconsistent. Of course, at this point in the year, that can be said for pretty much every team in the country.
7. Notre Dame - The Irish closed out the Joyce Center on a losing note. This weekend should have seen four points for Notre Dame, instead it showed that the Irish have work to do. The talent is there though.
8. Yale - Didn't play, so they remain #8 (on my ballot).
9. Union
9. Western Michigan - I decided to lump these two together after their sister-kissing affair this weekend. Two draws didn't tell us much about who is better, so it is fair to say that they are equal. It will be interesting to see what these squads do in the upcoming weeks against different competition.

Honorable Mention:
Northern Michigan
Michigan Tech
Alaska-Anchorage
North Dakota

As always, comments are appreciated and please post your top-10s.

Slap Shot
10-16-2011, 01:16 AM
Gophers are too high.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-16-2011, 01:27 AM
Gophers are too high.

From what I have seen from Minnesota, they are significantly better than last year. They had some defensive struggles this weekend, but Minnesota Duluth is a team loaded with offensive talent...they'll put up plenty of goals on anyone in the country. I think the Anchorage series and the North Dakota series will tell us even more of where the Gophers are at. Patterson is solid net, and if their defense comes around, they could be scary good. Of course, we're two weekends into the season, so take it with a grain of salt, but I think Minnesota is a top 10 team, and deserving of their ranking.

SanTropez
10-16-2011, 01:34 AM
From what I have seen from Minnesota, they are significantly better than last year. They had some defensive struggles this weekend, but Minnesota Duluth is a team loaded with offensive talent...they'll put up plenty of goals on anyone in the country. I think the Anchorage series and the North Dakota series will tell us even more of where the Gophers are at. Patterson is solid net, and if their defense comes around, they could be scary good. Of course, we're two weekends into the season, so take it with a grain of salt, but I think Minnesota is a top 10 team, and deserving of their ranking.

The offense and goaltending seem to be there, the D needs to improve, but yeah they are better than last years squad.

state of hockey
10-16-2011, 03:03 AM
The offense and goaltending seem to be there, the D needs to improve, but yeah they are better than last years squad.

Bingo.

manurespreader
10-16-2011, 05:53 AM
Wow quite a weekend and I'm sure more of this to come.

my picks.

1. DU- even if they did lose, it's hard to pick them behind someone they beat the night before. In my mind the most talent by far of any team.

2. BC. very good team, will be there in the spring.

3. CC- Didn't see the games as they blacked out the friday night game here, but Bimidji is pretty good.CC is better at home where they have not only big ice but the altitude in their favor.

4. Michigan- we'll see after next week if this is deserved

5. Minnesota- did well against a good team

6. BU- The loss to PC not withstanding. maybe I'm under-rating PC.

7.Yale- probably better than at least three of the teams above them.

8. AA- making a believer out of me though it's hard from so far to know.

9. Notre Dame-- don't deserve it but a lot of talent

10. Union/WMU - might be the last time they see the top ten.

honorable mention

Colgate, Ferris, MTU, NMU.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-16-2011, 02:08 PM
For those of you who are interested in voting here, an explanation behind your ballot is not necessary (but interesting to see why you voted the way you did). Also, remember to vote by Monday by 1pm Eastern Time. There were several people last week who wanted to vote, but were too late.

hockeyenthusiast
10-16-2011, 02:49 PM
1. Denver
2. Michigan
3. Boston College
4. Colorado College
5. Yale
6. Minnesota
7. Michigan Tech
8. Boston University
9. Michigan Tech
10. Colgate
11. Western Michigan
12. Union
13. Miami
14. Notre Dame
15. Ferris State

I know you only count top 10, but I found it easier to do top 15 for me.

MCgrad07
10-16-2011, 03:52 PM
1. BC- great showing against UNH after tough loss against Denver
2. Michigan - 4 and 0 and outscoring teams 24-5
3. Minnesota - sweeping Duluth this weekend = huge
4. Colorado College - good start
5. Denver - great split this weekend with a tough Boston weekend
6. BU - inconsistant, but ton of talent
7. Yale - could be higher but haven't played
8. Notre Dame - they'll be there in the end, they just aren't used to such preseason hype
9. Michigan Tech - picking up Ws
10. Colgate - off to a good start with split this weekend after big weekend
11. Lake St. - 4 and 0 is 4 and 0
12. Merrimack - see Lake St. but 4s are 2s
13. Anchorage - solid starts in their tourneys
14. No. Dakota - its No Dak don't worry
15. Ferris St. - 3 goals allowed in 4 games

mpereira
10-16-2011, 05:53 PM
1. Michigan
2. Denver- split the boston weekend with their #2 goalie is pretty impressive for a team who had not played yet
3. Colorado College
4. BC
5. Minnesota- Sweep at Duluth was impressive
6. Michigan Tech
7. BU- The game at PC was less than impressive but the bounce back performance against Denver was nice to see
8. ND
9. Yale
10. Colgate

MavHockey14
10-16-2011, 06:20 PM
Week 1 Rankings

1. Boston College
2. Denver
3. Notre Dame
4. Michigan
5. Colorado College
6. Miami
7. Minnesota Duluth
8. North Dakota
9. Boston University
10. Western Michigan
11. Yale
12. Union
13. Merrimack
14. New Hampshire
15. Minnesota
16. Nebraska Omaha
17. Maine
18. Cornell
19. RPI
20. Wisconsin

tough week to rank teams, it's still very early, and there seems to be a lot of parity in college hockey this year.

Week 2 Rankings

1. Denver
2. Boston College
3. Colorado College
4. Michigan
5. Minnesota (I hate doing this, because I think they have more to prove defensively, and don't know if they're #5, but no one else has proven worth for this spot.)
6. Yale
7. Boston
8. North Dakota
9. Western Michigan
10. Union
11. Notre Dame
12. Merrimack
13. Colgate
14. Minnesota Duluth
15. Alaska Anchorage
16. Michigan Tech
17. Northern Michigan
18. Ferris State
19. Alaska
20. Cornell

Tundra
10-16-2011, 10:58 PM
1 Michigan Tech 27 4-0-0 1.000 1t .7525 1 -- .0000
2 Providence 26 2-0-0 1.000 1t .7488 2 2-0-0 1.000
3 Lake Superior 25 4-0-0 1.000 1t .7300 3 -- .0000
4 Quinnipiac 24 4-1-0 .8000 12 .7145 4 4-1-0 .8000
5 Bowling Green 23 3-0-1 .8750 10t .7063 5 1-0-1 .7500
6 Northern Michigan 22 3-1-0 .7500 13t .7013 6 -- .0000
7 Michigan 21 4-0-0 1.000 1t .6887 7 -- .0000
8 Boston University 20 2-1-0 .6667 19t .6842 8 1-1-0 .5000
9 Western Michigan 19 2-0-2 .7500 13t .6750 9 0-0-2 .5000
10t Ferris State 17 4-0-0 1.000 1t .6738 10t -- .0000
10t Minnesota 17 4-0-0 1.000 1t .6738 10t -- .0000

honorable mentions: BU,CC,DU,ND,UND

ScoobyDoo
10-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Gophers are too high.

This.

NMU8405
10-17-2011, 09:19 AM
My favorite early season stat: Strength of Schedule. Right now, Wisconsin has the #1 SOS, having played NMU and Michigan Tech. Something tells me that may change.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-17-2011, 10:36 AM
Thanks to those that have posted so far. I encourage anyone and everyone who wants to post to do so. Keep in mind, that the voting stops in about 2.5 hours.

uaafanblog
10-17-2011, 10:38 AM
Gophers are too high.

Time to put the bong away.

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
10-17-2011, 10:40 AM
Time to put the bong away.

Birkholz left the team already.

SteveF
10-17-2011, 10:48 AM
1 Michigan
2 BC
3 Denver
4 CC
5 UND
6 Minn
7 WMU
8 Yale
9 bu
10 Notre Dame

Fighting Sioux 23
10-17-2011, 12:28 PM
For those still interested, there is about 30 minutes before the voting ends.

ScoobyDoo
10-17-2011, 01:25 PM
1 Michigan
2 BC
3 Denver
4 CC
5 UND
6 Minn
7 WMU
8 Yale
9 bu
10 Notre Dame

Move #6 to #19 and take whoever you have at #11 and put them at #6.