Monday, March 05, 2007

Wrapping Up the WCHA

Alternately title: "Please Let This Be Better Than My CCHA Picks"

The WCHA regular season ended last weekend and here's how the final standings came out:

1. Minnesota
2. St. Cloud
3. North Dakota
4. Denver
5. Colorado College
6. Michigan Tech
7. Wisconsin
8. Minnesota State
9. Minnesota-Duluth
10. Alaska-Anchorage

And now for the fun, and potentially messy stuff.

WCH's WCHA Predictions:

1. Minnesota(E)
2. Denver(-2)
3. North Dakota(E)
4. Wisconsin(-3)
5. St. Cloud(+3)
6. Minnesota-Duluth(-3)
7. Colorado College(+2)
8. Minnesota State(E)
9. Michigan Tech(+4)
10. Alaska-Anchorage(E)

Total Deviation: 17

Grand Forks Herald WCHA Coaches Poll

1. Minnesota(E)
2. Wisconsin*(-5)
3. North Dakota(E)
4. Denver(E)
5. St. Cloud(+3)
6. Minnesota-Duluth(-3)
7. Colorado College(+2)
8. Michigan Tech(+2)
9. Minnesota State(+1)
10. Alaska-Anchorage(E)

Total Deviation: 16

*Wisconsin was tied for first with Minnesota in the poll, but received fewer first-place votes.

INCH's WCHA Predictions

1. North Dakota(-2)
2. Minnesota(+1)
3. Wisconsin(-4)
4. St. Cloud(+2)
5. Denver(+1)
6. Minnesota-Duluth(-3)
7. Colorado College(+2)
8. Michigan Tech(+2)
9. Minnesota State(+1)
10. Alaska-Anchorage(E)

Total Deviation: 18

Hey, I finally beat somebody. Michigan Tech, St. Cloud, and Colorado College look to be the overachievers this season. Wisconsin and Duluth are probably the two biggest underachievers, though in Wisconsin's case, I think it's a bit unfair because people(especially the coaches) kept them very high in their predictions, despite all the players that they lost.

4 comments:

siouxnami said...

not that it really matters, but you gave yourself +1 for UND and it should be even...

Anonymous said...

The WCH total is added up wrong. It looks like 18 is correct. Although siouxnami is right about North Dakota being an even so I guess it should be 17.

Anonymous said...

Minnesota and North Dakota lost a lot of players, too. Like Wisconsin, they both brought in and still had plenty of talent. I think you're excusing Wisconsin for underachieving.

Goon said...

I think they can accuse the BADgers or underscoring.