WCHA Web Media Poll: Week 1

Nine of the twelve WCHA teams played non-conference games over the weekend, beginning with Michigan Tech on Thursday, while Bemidji State and North Dakota faced the US Development Team in exhibition games and Denver was idle. Minnesota remains a unanimous #1 after outscoring Michigan State 12–2 in a weekend sweep. Nebraska–Omaha makes the biggest jump from the preseason rankings, moving up from 9th to 6th after splitting their games in the Icebreaker (beating Army 5–1, losing to Notre Dame 3–2), and the biggest fall belongs to Wisconsin, which drops from 4th to 9th after being swept by Northern Michigan in Green Bay, Wisconsin (2–1, 4–2). Interestingly enough, all twelve voters are unanimous in placing North Dakota and Denver second and third, respectively, despite neither team's playing a game yet.

Here's a look at the results the WCHA Web Media Poll for Week 1:

Team Pts Previous Record High Low
1) Minnesota (12) 144 1 2-0-0 1 1
2) North Dakota 132 2 0-0-0 2 2
3) Denver 120 3 0-0-0 3 3
4) Minnesota Duluth 90 6 1-1-0 4 9
5) Colorado College 89 7 2-0-0 4 9
6) Nebraska Omaha 79 9 1-1-0 4 9
7) St. Cloud State 66 5 0-2-0 4 10
8) Michigan Tech 64 8 1-1-0 5 10
9) Wisconsin 53 4 0-2-0 4 12
10) Minnesota State 47 10 1-0-1 5 11
11) Bemidji State 27 11 0-0-0 8 12
12) Alaska Anchorage 25 12 1-0-1 6 12

About the Panel:

Representing Name Publication Twitter
Alaska-Anchorage Taylor Hall College Hockey News @thall907
Bemidji State Troy Mills The Beaver Pond
Colorado College Joe Paisley Paisley Hockey @Paisleyhockey
Denver Mike Chambers Denver Post @MChambersDP
Michigan Tech Tim Braun Tech Hockey Guide @TBraunTHG
Minnesota Dan Myers Minnesota Hockey Magazine @1DanMyers
Minnesota Duluth Bruce Ciskie The Ciskie Blog @BruceCiskie
Minnesota State Chris Dilks Western College Hockey @ChrisDilks
Nebraska-Omaha Matt Semisch Radio Free Omaha @matthewsemisch
North Dakota Eric Burton Goon's World @goon48
St. Cloud State Jeremy Larson Husky Hockey Time @jclarson02
Wisconsin Andy Johnson Bucky's 5th Quarter @andyjohnsonB5Q