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    How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    "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??


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    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?

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    People are writing Harvard on their ballots.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty View Post
    People are writing Harvard on their ballots.
    OK wiseguy. If you had a vote, would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoMaine24 View Post
    OK wiseguy. If you had a vote, would you?
    If I had a vote, would I vote? Yes.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    We're in the "everyone's a winner" generation. Or haven't you heard? They are feel-good votes. Like alms to the poor.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty View Post
    If I had a vote, would I vote? Yes.

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Kyle Rau votes for Harvard.

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    I hope I get some of the votes that Harvard was getting.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    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.

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    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.

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    I assumed they were buying their votes and didn't bother to start a thread to state the obvious.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoMaine24 View Post
    "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?
    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)!

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    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.

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    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.

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    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.

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Grade inflation, poll inflation. No big surprise to me.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Quote Originally Posted by NU bee View Post
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    Understandable if we were talking about Columbia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Understandable if we were talking about Columbia.
    He went to Harvard, actually.
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    Re: How Is Harvard Getting Poll Votes?

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyenthusiast View Post
    He went to Harvard, actually.
    Shows how much I follow squeakball or watch ESPN.

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