WCHA Web Media Poll Analysis - Week 19

After a split between Minnesota State and Bowling Green and another successful weekend for Michigan Tech in sweeping Lake Superior State, there is a new #1 team. After gaining points last week, Michigan Tech is now #1 this week, garnering seven first place votes. The only other switch is between Northern Michigan and Bemidji State. NMU swept Alaska Anchorage and climbs to fifth taking advantage of BSU's idle weekend. These two teams have flipped positions each week since the poll started.

Rank Team Pts LW Record High Low Change Diff
1 Michigan Tech (7) 96 2 16-7-5 1 3 +1 2
2 Minnesota State (3) 93 1 15-10-5 1 2 -1 1
3 Bowling Green 81 3 16-9-6 2 3 0 1
4 Ferris State 68 4 13-9-6 4 5 0 1
5 Northern Michigan 57 6 12-10-6 4 6 +1 2
6 Bemidji State 55 5 11-11-5 4 6 -1 2
7 Lake Superior 37 7 9-17-4 7 8 0 1
8 Alaska-Anchorage 32 8 10-15-3 7 9 0 2
9 Alaska 21 9 7-17-4 8 9 0 1
10 Alabama-Huntsville 10 10 6-17-3 10 10 0 0

This week concludes the WCHA non-conference schedule with BSU playing their makeup game with Minnesota-Duluth on Tuesday and Bowling Green hosting Miami on Friday. Beyond that, there are three conference series to possibly shake up the rankings. Northern Michigan travels to Ferris State in a series that could go a long way to determining final home playoff spot. Bemidji State will head from Duluth to the Soo to face Lake Superior State and Minnesota State travels to Alabama to face the Chargers in Huntsville.

Again, thanks to our voters. For information on them, check out the links below:

Team Name Publication/Media Outlet Twitter Handle
UAH Geof Morris UAH Hockey @gfmorris
UA Tim O'Donnell Fairbanks Daily News @FDNMSportsGuy
UAA Beth O'Donnell KTUU Anchorage @_bethodonnell
BSU Jack Hittinger Bemidji Pioneer @jackhitts
BGSU Drew Evans BGSUHockey.com @BGSUHockeySite
FSU Ryan Zuke Big Rapids Pioneer @ryanzuke
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