I don't pretend to know how this "LSQRank" computer modeling system works, but I found the results interesting. Of the NCAA D1 teams, the Wisconsin BADgers came out on top, following by the Clarkson Golden Knights and the BC Eagles:
Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey
I'm sure what you meant to say was "Hey look at Union on the first page" or something like that...
Must be some kind of least square goals scored/allowed (LSQ), but without common opponents such a ranking system is meaningless. Even if the competition graph were connected this kind of model is pretty much useless.
2007-2008 ECAC East/NESCAC Interlock Pick 'em winner
2007-2008 Last Person Standing Winner,
2013-2014 Last Person Standing Winner (tie)
2016-2017 Last Person Standing Winner
Besides, I have, and I know you have as well, attended a number of girls high school games involving the top Minnesota teams like Edina, Blake and Centennial and have seen first hand how good they are. Edina and Blake, in particular, are loaded with D1 talent so it's not that hard to imagine that they could be very competitive with SSM as well as the lowest level D1 teams.
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