Thursday, October 04, 2012

Results of the 3rd Annual WCHA Blogger & Website Preseason Poll

I participated in the 3rd Annual WCHA Blogger & Website Preseason Poll put on by A Tradition of Excellence and this how the pollsters think the WCHA will shake out this season. 

Team (1st Place Votes)Points
1. Minnesota (15)199
2. North Dakota (2)187
3. Denver (1)162
4. Wisconsin142
5. Minnesota-Duluth126
6. St. Cloud State119
7. Nebraska-Omaha97
8. Colorado College94.5
9. Michigan Tech78.5
10. Minnesota State-Mankato58
11. Bemidji State44
12. Alaska-Anchorage19

The following bloggers  took part in this poll:
Timothy Boger, Kelly Green & White (North Dakota)
Jeremy Larson, Husky Hockey Time (St. Cloud State)
Nathan Wells/@gopherstate, SB Nation MN/College Hockey News/SBNation (Minnesota/WCHA)
Tim Braun, Tech Hockey Guide (Michigan Tech)
Andrew Craig, College Hockey High Horse (Minnesota-Duluth)
Matt Christians/@Bulldog_Country, Bulldog Country (Minnesota-Duluth)
South Tex Gopher, Gopher Puck Live (Minnesota)
Steve Fetch/@fetch9, The Checking Line
Zack Friedli, Hockey State of Mind/College Hockey News (Minnesota-Duluth)
Eric Burton (Goon), Goon's World/The Hockey Writers (North Dakota)
GopherGuy33, Gopher Puck Live (Minnesota)
Andy Johnson, Bucky's 5th Quarter (Wisconsin)
Jeff Baker/@UNOMavMania, Mav Mania (Nebraska-Omaha)
Joe Paisley, Paisley Hockey (Colorado College)
gmf1a, CC Tiger Hockey Forum (Colorado College)
Donn Schuschke (Sioux 7), Goon's World (North Dakota)
Matthew Semisch, USCHO
Chad, A Tradition of Excellence (North Dakota)

This was how I think the WCHA will shake out this season.
1. University of Minnesota
2. University of North Dakota
3. University of Wisconsin
4. Denver University
5. University of Minnesota Duluth
6. Colorado College
6. Michigan Tech University
8. University of Nebraska Omaha
9. Saint Cloud State University
10. Bemidji State University
11. Minnesota State University Mankato
12. University of Anchorage Alaska

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