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    Has your team ever been ranked? (and other D-III poll related lists)

    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.

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

    Code:
    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.

    Code:
    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.
    Code:
    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).
    Code:
    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)
    Code:
    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.
    Code:
    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).
    Code:
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCullen View Post
    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)
    Code:
    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.

    Code:
    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.

    Code:
    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.
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    Re: Has your team ever been ranked?

    Southern Maine 1/28/2008 2/11/2008



    Ah, that blessed two week stretch...

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    Re: Has your team ever been ranked?

    Quote Originally Posted by MCullen View Post
    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.

    Code:
    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
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    Re: Has your team ever been ranked?

    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.

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    Re: Has your team ever been ranked?

    St. Norbert has been ranked for 152 consecutive weeks/polls. I don't know how far back that goes.

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    Re: Has your team ever been ranked?

    Quote Originally Posted by KnightsOfTheRound View Post
    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.
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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by KnightsOfTheRound View Post
    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.

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    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.

    -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:
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCullen View Post
    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.

    -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?
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    Awesome job! thanks man!
    I more than concur!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCullen View Post
    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.

    -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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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, and the week they fell out), it's not in bold.

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    Re: Has your team ever been ranked? (and other D-III poll related lists)

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    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)
    Code:
    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.

    Code:
    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.

    Code:
    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.
    Code:
    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
    
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    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).
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    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)
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    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
    
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    The following is a list of the fifteen longest streaks of consecutive weeks that a team was ranked since the 1998-99 season.
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    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
    
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    Active streaks in bold
    The following is a list of the longest streak of consecutive weeks that a team was ranked (in alphabetical order).
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    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
    
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    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.

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    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, and the week they fell out), it's not in bold.
    That's my bad. My brain still seems to think it's 2009.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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
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