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GoMaine24
02-28-2012, 09:45 PM
"Polls are irrelevant" ... Yes, I know. But I'm still trying to wrap my head around this one.

Am I missing something here? The only objective argument I could see is a low number of total losses... But really??


10 Wins in 29 Games Played

0-5-3 against Top 20 Teams

What is it about this team I'm missing that they wound up on multiple pollster's Top 20 lists, as well as #18 on INCH? :confused::confused::confused:

Dirty
02-28-2012, 09:46 PM
People are writing Harvard on their ballots.

GoMaine24
02-28-2012, 09:49 PM
People are writing Harvard on their ballots.

OK wiseguy. If you had a vote, would you?

Dirty
02-28-2012, 09:51 PM
OK wiseguy. If you had a vote, would you?

If I had a vote, would I vote? Yes.

The Rube
02-28-2012, 09:51 PM
We're in the "everyone's a winner" generation. Or haven't you heard? They are feel-good votes. Like alms to the poor.

GoMaine24
02-28-2012, 09:54 PM
If I had a vote, would I vote? Yes.


**Claps**

You win, all direct and literal one.

state of hockey
02-28-2012, 09:56 PM
Kyle Rau votes for Harvard.

Dirty
02-28-2012, 09:58 PM
I hope I get some of the votes that Harvard was getting.

duper
02-28-2012, 10:42 PM
Are there any Harvard alumni who get to vote? Because the idea of a Harvard alumnus admitting that any school that isn't Harvard could possibly be better at anything than Harvard seems laughable.

HarvardWorship
02-29-2012, 12:39 AM
This team will be legendary. Set a ties record that won't soon be tied. Probably something to do with that.

Either that or you could infer something nefarious about the influence of money/power/connection in our society.

Your pick.

Runninwiththedogs
02-29-2012, 12:44 AM
I assumed they were buying their votes and didn't bother to start a thread to state the obvious.

Stauber1
02-29-2012, 02:29 AM
"Polls are irrelevant" ... Yes, I know. But I'm still trying to wrap my head around this one.

Am I missing something here? The only objective argument I could see is a low number of total losses... But really??


10 Wins in 29 Games Played

0-5-3 against Top 20 Teams

What is it about this team I'm missing that they wound up on multiple pollster's Top 20 lists, as well as #18 on INCH? :confused::confused::confused:

Hey, OSU is 1-9-2 in their last 12 and 1-9-4 since the new year, and THEY got votes (more than Harvard even)!

Stauber1
02-29-2012, 02:42 AM
In all seriousness, I guess the answer is that many of the voters probably look to the PWR as a starting point for casting their ballots at this point in the season, and some weren't prepared to give an Atlantic Hockey team the benefit of the doubt on strength of schedule. And also apparently were thoroughly unimpressed with LSSU.

Tater
02-29-2012, 04:15 AM
When you rank more than a third of all hockey teams you are going to get some medriocrity rewarded. Poll should be 15 teams at most.

FlagDUDE08
02-29-2012, 06:56 AM
Checking one person that I know releases his vote to the public, Harvard is not on the list.

Possibly one reason they were ranked (and I would assume by some of the ECAC writers, although this person I checked is an ECAC writer) is because they had a very strong power play, and they finished third in the league.

LynahFan
02-29-2012, 06:57 AM
Grade inflation, poll inflation. No big surprise to me.

NU bee
02-29-2012, 07:59 AM
Linsanity

FlagDUDE08
02-29-2012, 08:09 AM
Linsanity

Understandable if we were talking about Columbia. ;)

hockeyenthusiast
02-29-2012, 08:57 AM
Understandable if we were talking about Columbia. ;)

He went to Harvard, actually.

FlagDUDE08
02-29-2012, 09:27 AM
He went to Harvard, actually.

Shows how much I follow squeakball or watch ESPN. ;)