Showing posts with label USA Today Poll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label USA Today Poll. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

UND 2nd in USA Today Poll


October 27, 2014

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
Minnesota
(50)
4- 0-0
509
1
2
North Dakota
4- 1-0
446
3
3
Union
5-1-0
429
2
4
Colgate
5- 1-0
421
4
5
Boston College
3- 1-0
374
6
6
Boston University
3- 0-0
295
11
7
St. Cloud State
2- 2-0
294
9
8
Providence
1- 2-1
254
7
9
Massachusetts-Lowell
1- 2-1
218
8
10
Miami
4- 2-0
187
10
11
Denver
3- 1-0
142
13
12
Minnesota State
4- 2-0
134
12
13
Michigan
2-3-0
89
17
14
Vermont
4-0-0
86
NR
15
Ferris State
2-3-0
60
7
Others receiving votes: Michigan Tech 29, Alaska 23, Notre Dame 23, Cornell 22, Robert Morris 13, New Hampshire 1, Quinnipiac 7, Ohio State 6, Nebraska-Omaha 6, Minnesota Duluth 5, Bowling Green 2, Northern Michigan 2, St. Lawrence 1.

Monday, October 06, 2014

UND Second in USA Today Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll

Rk.      School (1st place)                      Record           Pts.         PR
1.         Minnesota (34)                                  0-0-0         510            1
2.         North Dakota                                    0-0-0         462            2
3.         Boston College                                 0-0-0             428            4
4.         Providence                                         0-0-0            415            3
5.         Colgate                                              0-0-0            319            5
6.         St. Cloud State                                  0-0-0            304            6
7.         Union                                                 0-0-0            293            8
8.         Ferris State                                        1-0-0            279          10
9.         Michigan                                            0-1-0            237            7
10.       Miami                                                 0-0-0            178            9
11.       Minnesota State                                0-0-0            171          13
12.       Wisconsin                                          0-0-0            136          12
13.       Notre Dame                                       0-0-0            118          10
14.       Cornell                                               0-0-0              82          14
15.       Boston University                             0-0-0              43         NR               


Others receiving votes: Denver 21, Michigan Tech 14, Massachusetts-Lowell 14, Minnesota Duluth 12, Northeastern 10, Michigan State 8, Yale 8, Quinnipiac 6, Ohio State 5, Robert Morris 4, Bowling Green 2, New Hampshire 1.

Monday, September 23, 2013

NCAA Hockey: USA Today Poll; UND 6th

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll   
    2012-13 
  2011-12 Final 
Rk.School (1st place)RecordPts.Rank 
1Massachusetts-Lowell (20)28-11-24843 
2Miami (9)25-12-54446 
3Wisconsin (1)22-13-736413 
4Boston College22-12-43598 
5Minnesota26-9-53475 
6North Dakota22-13-73007 
7Notre Dame25-13-32859 
8Yale (4)22-12-32691 
9St. Cloud State25-16-12304 
10Michigan18-19-3197NR 
11Quinnipiac30-8-51352 
12Union22-13-512410 
13New Hampshire20-12-711611 
14Minnesota State24-14-311012 
15Providence17-14-7103NR 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Poll Monday; UND 8th in both polls

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll

December 10, 2012

Team(First Place Votes)RecordPointsLast Poll
1Boston College(35)11- 2-19812
2New Hampshire( 9)11- 2-29211
3Notre Dame( 3)13- 4-09025
4Minnesota( 3)11- 3-38154
5Miami10- 3-37753
6Boston University10- 5-07277
7Western Michigan10- 3-17237
8North Dakota8- 5-36309
9Quinnipiac12- 3-254113
10Dartmouth7- 2-252910
11Denver9- 5-25196
12Cornell6- 3-243811
13Nebraska-Omaha10- 5-138914
14Union8- 3-438512
15Yale6- 3-224615
16Niagara10- 2-323918
17St. Cloud State9- 7-023417
18Harvard4- 3-112620
19Ferris State7- 6-311616
20Minnesota State9- 5-296NR
Others receiving votes: Colorado College 63, Colgate 35, Providence 32, Holy Cross 19, Ohio State 14, Robert Morris 5.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
Rk.      School (1st place)                      Record           Pts.         PR
1.         Boston College (22)                       11-2-1            496            2
2.         New Hampshire (9)                         11-2-2            472            1
3.         Notre Dame (1)                               13-4-0            420            4
4.         Minnesota (3)                                  11-3-3            405            5
5.         Miami                                               10-3-3            362            3
6.         Boston University                           10-5-0            325            7
7.         Western Michigan                           10-3-1            312            8
8.         North Dakota                                8-5-3           259            9
9.         Quinnipiac                                        12-3-2            224          11
10.       Denver                                               9-5-2            216            6
11.       Dartmouth                                         7-2-2            212          10
12.       Cornell                                               6-3-2            134          13
13.       Union                                                 8-3-4            100          12
14.       Nebraska Omaha                            10-5-1              67          14
15.       Yale                                                    6-3-2              31          15
 Others Receiving Votes: Niagara 14, St. Cloud State 12, Harvard 9, Providence 5, Colorado College 2, Minnesota State 2, Ferris State 1.

Monday, September 24, 2012

UND 4th in USA Today poll.

USA TODAY PRESEASON POLL              Final record 2011-12                                             

1 Boston College, 476 (20)                    1                 33-10-1
1 Minnesota, 476 (12)                             4                  28-14-1
3 Michigan, 408 (2)                                  7                  24-13-4
4 University of North Dakota, 407         6                  26-13-3
5 Union College, 295                              3                  26-8-7
6 Cornell, 233                                         13                  19-9-7
7 UMass-Lowell, 221                               9                 24-13-1 1
8 University of Denver, 220                      8                 25-14-4 1
9 Miami University, 203                          10                 24-15-2 1
10 University of Notre Dame, 186       NR                19-18-3 1
11 Western Michigan University, 182   14                21-14-6 1
12 Minnesota Duluth, 176                        5                25-10-6 1
13 Boston University, 158                       11                23-15-1 1
14 Ferris State, 123                                   2                 26-12-5 1
15 Wisconsin, 99                                    NR                17-18-2 1


I got a chuckle out of Roman Augustoviz blog post today – apparently Chris Dilks struck a nerve with Roman and he took issue with what Chris said on his blog Western College Hockey.

I actually agree with both men – I agree that preseason polls are meaningless – hockey is settled on the ice and not on paper. The reason I say that is, rewind to last season when UND was ranked very high to start the season last year and UND was a very young team that struggled at first to find their identity and didn’t really play up to their rankings until probably about the middle half of the season and then they actually ascended back to the top half of the rankings at the end of the season.

Based on who Minnesota brings back – the Gophers “should” be pretty good. There is one major unknown facing the Gophers this season – the Gophers have no experience at the goalie position to start the season – that in my opinion is a major factor and that could play out many ways for the Gophers. That being said, their team is pretty decent and has some depth through the forward lines “if” they stay healthy and don't have any more of their players suffer season ending injuries.
Chris Dilks, who writes for the Western College Hockey Blog, is skeptical about the Gophers' high ratings: "I guess unlike me, pollsters didn't have to search through last year's Frozen Four photos for a good Minnesota pic, only to be reminded of how just badly BC obliterated them."

That was then, this is now, Mr. Dilks. I didn't have a vote in the USA Today poll but, if I had, the Gophers would have gotten my vote for No. 1. Who has more returning talent than the Gophers, sir?

The only question mark with the 'U' is in goal. Otherwise, their defense is ridiculously deep, with two talented freshmen joining the mix, and coach Don Lucia should be able to put together two high-scoring lines.

Boston College will play the Gophers in one of the first-day games of the Mariucci Classic which is held during the holidays.
I also think that there are a few teams in this poll that won’t be there at the end of the season. If history repeats it’s self-there will be a couple of team in the season opening poll that will under achieve or not meet expectations and will end up having a season to forget. There will also be teams that no one expected to do well this season that will end up surprising the college hockey world. That's why they play the games.
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