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  • TitleIXHockey
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    Don't blame me, I didn't put any WCHA teams on my ballot.

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  • agfire
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    Strength of schedule has no validity this year.

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  • robertearle
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post

    The dart thrower of the week must have been a little more not awake as usual. It is a complete joke.
    Tim's dart thrower still has Northeastern at #3. Twelve votes at #1 and three at #2 would total 147, but they only have a total of 146.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    Makes one wonder if they don't have different individuals voting each week.
    I can't speak to what they are doing this season. In the past when I voted in this poll, I know that they had someone voting in a provisional capacity. That vote was only counted if one of the regular voters failed to submit a ballot by the deadline that week. So that would be a time when the voting pool could be different from one week to the next, and thus, the results could change even if nobody played.

    I know that the general sentiment is that the voters aren't doing a good job this year, but it is a tough year to vote. It is harder than normal to see teams in person. The conferences aren't playing each other, so rankings like KRACH and RPI are useless for comparing teams from different leagues. WCHODR was always a ranking that I'd use as a sanity check, and it isn't even being updated. There isn't much of a buzz around our sport in most seasons, but there is even less of one this time. Thus, useful news is hard to come by. Finally, schedules are more disparate than usual. We've always had Ivy League teams starting late, but now we have teams not playing, teams starting later, teams going on unplanned breaks, teams playing each other six to 10 times -- it's apples and raisins.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    Makes one wonder if they don't have different individuals voting each week.
    That would be beyond stupid, but, um, oh, nothing should shock us, right?

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  • D2D
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    Originally posted by HockeyGuy362 View Post

    Zamboni Driver is correct, nobody said anything bad about NE, but did beating Vermont deserve to get 3 more points. Penn State also has only one loss, but gets no respect at all. Also, how does Colgate loss to a one win team and loss only 3 points, yet UMD wins two and losses 6 points, it makes no sense. OSU lost 4 points, by not playing, just odd.
    Makes one wonder if they don't have different individuals voting each week.

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  • HockeyGuy362
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    Originally posted by zambonidriver View Post

    I think he is talking about inconsistency of the voting. NE has a great record but there is another one loss team that should move up. The Lack of inter-conference play definitely leads to speculation. I guess we will have to see who makes the final 8. Polls are great things to talk about but ultimately it is about performance during the playoffs. WHich of the teams can shine when the spotlight is on them.
    Zamboni Driver is correct, nobody said anything bad about NE, but did beating Vermont deserve to get 3 more points. Penn State also has only one loss, but gets no respect at all. Also, how does Colgate loss to a one win team and loss only 3 points, yet UMD wins two and losses 6 points, it makes no sense. OSU lost 4 points, by not playing, just odd.

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  • zambonidriver
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    Originally posted by Split-N View Post
    There's something wrong with the team having the best W-L in the country and the best GA (by a mile) gaining three? And even snagging one lonely first place vote? Oh, the unfairness of it all.
    I think he is talking about inconsistency of the voting. NE has a great record but there is another one loss team that should move up. The Lack of inter-conference play definitely leads to speculation. I guess we will have to see who makes the final 8. Polls are great things to talk about but ultimately it is about performance during the playoffs. WHich of the teams can shine when the spotlight is on them.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by HockeyGuy362 View Post
    Does anyone know who votes in this poll? It makes no sense. It is actually a joke.
    Wisconsin loses a point not playing
    Northeastern gains 3, winning two games
    OSU lose 4 points, not playing
    Minn lose 2 points not play
    Colgate only lose 3 points after getting beat by a one win team and going 1-1
    BC loses 1 point losing to BU, goes 1-1
    UMD loses 6 points, winning 2 games, against a 7 win team
    Penn State gains 6 points, winning 2 games, against a 1 win team
    The dart thrower of the week must have been a little more not awake as usual. It is a complete joke.

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  • Split-N
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    There's something wrong with the team having the best W-L in the country and the best GA (by a mile) gaining three? And even snagging one lonely first place vote? Oh, the unfairness of it all.

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  • HockeyGuy362
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    So that UW disliker is now voting for NE. At least that makes sense.
    Does anyone know who votes in this poll? It makes no sense. It is actually a joke.

    Wisconsin loses a point not playing
    Northeastern gains 3, winning two games
    OSU lose 4 points, not playing
    Minn lose 2 points not play
    Colgate only lose 3 points after getting beat by a one win team and going 1-1
    BC loses 1 point losing to BU, goes 1-1
    UMD loses 6 points, winning 2 games, against a 7 win team
    Penn State gains 6 points, winning 2 games, against a 1 win team

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  • Timothy A
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    So that UW disliker is now voting for NE. At least that makes sense.

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  • FiveHoleFrenzy
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    Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
    I don't think Minnesota has played particularly bad, I think you Minnesota fans have become spoiled over the years and expect perfection. (Ohio State expects that in football)
    At least your men's hockey program has seemed to have righted the ship while mine's capsizing!
    Perfection? No. I don't think Minnesota has played particularly bad, I know they have been bad, as a team, in a number of games. Minnesota has been outshot in a majority of their games this year and have been below 50% in the face-off circle in a lot of those games. Most teams block quite of few more shots than they do as well. Those stats are going to lead to bad results more often than not. What saves Minnesota, in some cases, is that they have some extremely talented players who individually can rescue them from losing games.
    Last edited by FiveHoleFrenzy; 02-16-2021, 10:47 AM.

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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post

    On the other side of the coin, it benefits Wisconsin and Ohio State that Minnesota remains ranked fairly high when they likely don't deserve that with how poorly they have played in a number of games.
    I don't think Minnesota has played particularly bad, I think you Minnesota fans have become spoiled over the years and expect perfection. (Ohio State expects that in football)
    At least your men's hockey program has seemed to have righted the ship while mine's capsizing!

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  • FiveHoleFrenzy
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    Originally posted by Split-N View Post
    So how, exactly, does a team with one loss and the best GA and GAA in the nation finish behind a 2-loss team in one poll and third behind said two-loss team and a FIVE loss team in the other?? Inquiring minds want to know.
    You could make the case that Northeastern is the best team this year. Having seen them online a few times they look the part. As Timothy points out however, the strength of schedule playing in Hockey East comes into question. On the other side of the coin, it benefits Wisconsin and Ohio State that Minnesota remains ranked fairly high when they likely don't deserve that with how poorly they have played in a number of games.

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