WCHA Web Media Poll: Week 2

WCHA conference play began this weekend as Michigan Tech hosted Minnesota and nine other WCHA teams took part in non-conference action. Wisconsin was idle while they received good news on the NCAA suspension of freshman Nic Kerdiles. After a split in Houghton, Minnesota remained #1 but was not unanimous this week, as Denver picked up three first-place votes following victories over Air Force and UMass Lowell. Nebraska–Omaha had the biggest fall of the week, dropping back to 8th after jumping up to 6th last week – the Mavericks split a home series with nationally-ranked Northern Michigan (5–2 win, 2–1 loss). The biggest jump, from 8th to 5th, belongs to Michigan Tech after notching some highlight reel goals on Friday night and earned a very strong split with Minnesota (5–3 win, 3–2 loss). Ten teams received at least one vote to finish with home ice and five teams had a range of six places. Lots of parity so far, but things should shake out over the next few weeks to give everyone involved a better idea how these teams fit together.

Here's the results of the Tech Hockey Guide WCHA Web Media Poll for Week 2:

Team Pts Previous Record High Low
1) Minnesota (9) 141 1 3-1-0 1 2
2) Denver (3) 131 3 2-0-0 1 3
3) North Dakota 123 2 1-1-0 2 4
4) Minnesota Duluth 96 4 2-2-0 4 8
5) Michigan Tech 87 8 2-2-0 3 9
6) Colorado College 80 5 3-1-0 4 10
7) St. Cloud State 72 7 2-2-0 4 9
8) Nebraska Omaha 67 6 2-2-0 4 10
9) Minnesota State 52 10 2-0-2 5 11
10) Wisconsin 46 9 0-2-0 6 12
11) Bemidji State 24 11 1-1-0 9 12
12) Alaska Anchorage 17 12 2-1-1 10 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