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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
    Thank you to the volunteers thus far. It makes this process significantly easier.

    So far, I have:

    Atlantic Hockey: komey1
    ECAC: drshoen
    NCHC: SiouxfaninSeattle

    If anyone is interested in doing the writeups for Hockey East, Big Ten, and/or WCHA, please let me know. I'll take care of the Independents .

    Below is a sample of how the countdown will go this year, and the type of writeup that I am looking for (without the specific points/rankings/etc. that I will put in):

    #96 - Minot State University Beavers
    Points: 18.0172
    Points in 2088-2089: 0.5812 (Rank: 61)
    Points in the 2080s: 12.0861 (Rank: 32)
    NCAA Achievements in the Decade: 2084 NCAA Northwest Regional Semifinalist; 2085 NCAA Semifinalist
    Conference Achievements in the Decade: NIHC Conference Regular Season Champions: 2084, 2085; NIHC Conference Tournament Champions: 2085

    Minot State had its best decade in the Division 1 era, making its first ever trip to the Frozen Four in 2085, and winning back-to-back NIHC Regular Season titles for the first time in program history. The Beavers struggled in the early years of the 2080s, going a combined 47-80-8 in the first three seasons, which led to the dismissal of head boss Barry Bradford following the 2081-2082 campaign. MSU turned to native son Mark Morelli, a former Beaver blueliner, to helm the program, and Morelli did not disappoint. The Beavers began to turn things around in the 2082-2083 season, winning 20 games for just the program's fifth time. In 2083-2084, Beaver Tech lifted the NIHC Regular Season Championship for just the third time. The Beavers won their First Round game over Minnesota, but fell to #1 seed, and host, Oregon in the Northwest Regional Semifinal. The 2084-2085 season was the highlight of the decade for MSU. Morelli's squad captured both the NIHC Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships, and were the #1 seed in the Northwest Regional. Minot State knocked off Lindenwood in the First Round, before taking down Cornell in the Semifinals to set up an epic showdown in the Northwest Regional Final against #2 seed and defending National Champion Michigan Tech. After spotting the Huskies an early goal, the Beavers scored three in a row in the middle stanza, and held on for a 3-1 win to earn the program's first Frozen Four trip. Unfortunately for Minot State, eastern powerhouse, and #1 overall seed, Bentley awaited the Beavers, and a sterling display in net by Hobey Baker winner Aaron Pelino catapulted the Falcons past MSU. Minot State was up and down the rest of the decade. The Beavers finished in the top 3 of the NIHC in both 2086 and 2088, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament. The 2090s do look promising though, as the freshman class on last year's squad led the team in goals, and MSU lost only 3 seniors from the 2088-2089 team. All-American netminder John David Wilson, who returns for his junior season, may be the key to Minot State's success early on in the next decade, as the Beavers look to keep rising in these rankings.
    Just curious, where does "powerhouse" Bentley rank in 2089? :-)

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  • Slap Shot
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Is there a choke factor component to your ranking?

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  • Fighting Sioux 23
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by komey1 View Post
    BTW - I volunteer for Atlantic Hockey
    Originally posted by drshoen View Post
    I will volunteer for the ECAC write-ups
    Thank you to the volunteers thus far. It makes this process significantly easier.

    So far, I have:

    Atlantic Hockey: komey1
    ECAC: drshoen
    NCHC: SiouxfaninSeattle

    If anyone is interested in doing the writeups for Hockey East, Big Ten, and/or WCHA, please let me know. I'll take care of the Independents .

    Below is a sample of how the countdown will go this year, and the type of writeup that I am looking for (without the specific points/rankings/etc. that I will put in):

    #96 - Minot State University Beavers
    Points: 18.0172
    Points in 2088-2089: 0.5812 (Rank: 61)
    Points in the 2080s: 12.0861 (Rank: 32)
    NCAA Achievements in the Decade: 2084 NCAA Northwest Regional Semifinalist; 2085 NCAA Semifinalist
    Conference Achievements in the Decade: NIHC Conference Regular Season Champions: 2084, 2085; NIHC Conference Tournament Champions: 2085

    Minot State had its best decade in the Division 1 era, making its first ever trip to the Frozen Four in 2085, and winning back-to-back NIHC Regular Season titles for the first time in program history. The Beavers struggled in the early years of the 2080s, going a combined 47-80-8 in the first three seasons, which led to the dismissal of head boss Barry Bradford following the 2081-2082 campaign. MSU turned to native son Mark Morelli, a former Beaver blueliner, to helm the program, and Morelli did not disappoint. The Beavers began to turn things around in the 2082-2083 season, winning 20 games for just the program's fifth time. In 2083-2084, Beaver Tech lifted the NIHC Regular Season Championship for just the third time. The Beavers won their First Round game over Minnesota, but fell to #1 seed, and host, Oregon in the Northwest Regional Semifinal. The 2084-2085 season was the highlight of the decade for MSU. Morelli's squad captured both the NIHC Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships, and were the #1 seed in the Northwest Regional. Minot State knocked off Lindenwood in the First Round, before taking down Cornell in the Semifinals to set up an epic showdown in the Northwest Regional Final against #2 seed and defending National Champion Michigan Tech. After spotting the Huskies an early goal, the Beavers scored three in a row in the middle stanza, and held on for a 3-1 win to earn the program's first Frozen Four trip. Unfortunately for Minot State, eastern powerhouse, and #1 overall seed, Bentley awaited the Beavers, and a sterling display in net by Hobey Baker winner Aaron Pelino catapulted the Falcons past MSU. Minot State was up and down the rest of the decade. The Beavers finished in the top 3 of the NIHC in both 2086 and 2088, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament. The 2090s do look promising though, as the freshman class on last year's squad led the team in goals, and MSU lost only 3 seniors from the 2088-2089 team. All-American netminder John David Wilson, who returns for his junior season, may be the key to Minot State's success early on in the next decade, as the Beavers look to keep rising in these rankings.

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  • komey1
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by TigerFan86-87 View Post
    If I remember correctly, neither was RIT in 2010. UAH snuck into that tournament from last place in the CHA, making RIT the # 15. That was one of DU's gripes that the bracket didn't protect the # 1 seed.
    DU's problem was that once it was determined that you fly, you can be placed anywhere. That gave the committee a reason to put more of the #1 seeds closer to home. Not to mention, Denver was the #2 seed. Miami was #1. By closest regional, Denver could have been placed in the St. Paul region. That would have put Wisconsin as the #1 in Albany. If you take the brackets that were set up, Denver-Cornell-UNH-RIT makes more sense for attendance in Albany and Wisconsin-St. Cloud-Northern Michigan-Vermont made more sense in St. Paul.

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  • TigerFan86-87
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by LtPowers View Post
    Holy Cross wasn't a #16 seed, after all.


    Powers &8^]
    If I remember correctly, neither was RIT in 2010. UAH snuck into that tournament from last place in the CHA, making RIT the # 15. That was one of DU's gripes that the bracket didn't protect the # 1 seed.

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  • dogs2012
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by Biddco View Post
    Looking forward to this.
    Looked back at his post from 2011, UMD was ranked #20 at that time. It's been an exciting 9 years to be a Bulldog fan.

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  • D2D
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Need to get the Illini team installed asap, as otherwise Bentley will be entrenched in the cellar for the forseeable furure.
    Bentley has a hockey team?

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Need to get the Illini team installed asap, as otherwise Bentley will be entrenched in the cellar for the forseeable furure.
    Them there's fighting words!!

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  • Snively65
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Need to get the Illini team installed asap, as otherwise Bentley will be entrenched in the cellar for the forseeable furure.

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  • Biddco
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Looking forward to this.

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  • LtPowers
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Or, RIT?
    Holy Cross wasn't a #16 seed, after all.


    Powers &8^]

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by UncleRay View Post
    Will AIC be the Holy Cross of this year's tournament?
    Or, RIT?

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  • UncleRay
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Will AIC be the Holy Cross of this year's tournament?

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  • The Rube
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by CommAvHusky View Post
    ....go get me a beer.
    Here's my arse. Kiss it.

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  • CommAvHusky
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    Re: The Greatest Programs of All-Time: #1 - #60

    Originally posted by The Rube View Post
    FTR, it's still MN. /tArrogance

    But go AIC. I am full on the bandwagon, and will be rocking their jersey for the tourney.
    ....go get me a beer.

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