Not much changed in the poll this week. Places 3-10 have stayed the same relative in comparison to last week. What did change was Michigan Tech moving up to share the top spot with Bemidji. While Tech didn't play this week, Bemidji got swept (1-1 OT; 2-1) by top-in-the-nation Minnesota-Duluth. While we can't speak for the voters, it seems that the Huskies' recent success alongside the Beavers' recent struggles are starting to even out opinions about the two sides. We'll have to wait a few more weeks to see if that changes, as there are no WCHA games this week with the holiday season.
In other news, we've rebranded our @THGScores Twitter account to @THGMediaPoll. You can check there for the latest updates on our polling through the rest of the season.
|1t||Bemidji State (5)||95||1||13-6-3||2.7||1||2|
|1t||Michigan Tech (5)||95||2||12-7-3||2.3||1||2|
This poll is voted on by a panel of media members representing each program in the WCHA. A first place vote is worth 10 points, a second place vote is worth 9 points and so on. You can find information about each of the voters in the grid below:
|Team||Name||Publication/Media Outlet||Twitter Handle|
|UAH||Geof Morris||UAH Hockey||@gfmorris|
|UA||Brad Joyal||Fairbanks Daily News||@BradJoyal|
|UAA||Kari Bustamante||KTUU Anchorage||@karibusta|
|BSU||Jack Hittinger||Bemidji Pioneer||@jackhitts|
|LSSU||Bill Crawford||WCHA.TV voice of the Lakers||None|
|MTU||Tim Braun||Tech Hockey Guide||@TBraunTHG|
|MSU||Shane Frederick||Mankato Free Press||@puckato|
|NMU||Ryan Stieg||Mining Journal||@RyanStieg|
Cover image courtesy of Jillian Gandsey, Bemidji Pioneer.