USA Today/USA Hockey Preseason Poll is out...BC/Minnesota tie for top spot; Michigan ranked third.
We're about to have an insane hockey season! I can't wait! It would be fantastic to win the CCHA in its last year.
Ermahgerd!! Good news!
Wait, no Sparty!?
(duck & cover) /s
We actually have two first place votes, too. Only school outside of BC and Minnesota to receive first place votes.
|2011-12 Record||Weeks in Top 15|
|1||Boston College, 476 (20)||1||33-10-1||1|
|1||University of Minnesota, 476 (12)||4||28-14-1||1|
|3||University of Michigan, 408 (2)||7||24-13-4||1|
|4||University of North Dakota, 407||6||26-13-3||1|
|5||Union College, 295||3||26-8-7||1|
|6||Cornell University, 233||13||19-9-7||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||University of Minnesota Duluth, 176||5||25-10-6||1|
|13||Boston University, 158||11||23-15-1||1|
|14||Ferris State University, 123||2||26-12-5||1|
|15||University of Wisconsin, 99||NR||17-18-2||1|
bring it on.
This year. All depends on how our freshman (Rutledge) is in net and how well PDG, Treais, and Guptill hold down scoring line responsibility. Our defense looks fine with Troubadour and Merrill and I'm very excited to see Boo Nieves hit the ice. Super stoked for hockey season. The few, the proud, the college hockey fans
Don't forget about Trouba! He's going to be a beast!
Tickets are available for quite a few games, including against Miami (ranked #9).
Screw the USA Today poll, the USCHO one is the one that matters. It factors into the PWR.
But still, Michigan is going to dominate this season. My expectations are a CCHA Championship, CCHA Playoff Championship and a trip to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.
No human polls factor into the PWR.
disappointing. I know.
Man, this terrifies me. UM hockey is always better when they don't start at the top. I like seeing the team come together under adversity.
A subscriber of the Terrier Curse, huh?
Nice "Blue Ice" reference.
I'm worried that's a bit too high like the previous commenter said. A lot of unknowns in net and offensive production this year, but as usual, we have uber-talented freshmen coming in in Nieves, Selman, and Trouba.
I'm also pumped because I'll be getting a press pass and helping Jason Paul with the live blog at MHNet!
Glad to see people on the board with enough taste to know of the curse (and the book).
And sweet gig, man. That's going to be awesome!
for extremely obscure hockey curse reference
We might as well be #2. Minnesota is the Florida State of college hockey
see. I think you might be right.
I think Michigan is overrated, but then I look at the other teams being ranked and how their teams stack up and I can't argue with a top 5 ranking.
So what's a hockey game at Michigan like.... OSU hockey team serves us no justice as fans with boring games and a weak student section.