Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tech ranked No. 1, MSU stays at 9

When the schedules came out last spring and summer, people who follow the WCHA had an inkling that Nov. 21-22 had the chance to be a fun weekend, with Minnesota State traveling to Michigan Tech for a matchup of two of the better teams in the conference.

But now it looks like a matchup of two of the better teams in the country.

Tech, at 10-0-0 and the only undefeated team in the nation, indeed was voted No. 1 in the polls this week. The Mavericks, meanwhile, remained at No. 9 following their idle weekend. For what it's worth, the two teams are ranked 1-2 in the Pairwise Rankings. Click the previous link for my Free Press column.

In the USCHO top 20, there are four WCHA teams. Others include Northern Michigan at No. 17 and Bowling Green at No. 18.

1 comment:

Hagar said...

This is the most skilled team I've ever seen here in Mankato. I'm a bit surprised on how quiet people have been and not commenting on your blog. Any idea on why? I saw the list of future recruits the other day, Shane, I'm wondering if any really stand out to you? And one final question, we seem to out shoot most opponents by a decent amount but when they do get a shot, it seems to be a really quality shot. What needs to be done to eliminate those high quality shots?