Week 14 Web Media Poll Analysis

Not a whole lot changed this week, with no teams changing positions on the board. Interestingly, UAA managed to grab four extra points (the biggest change of any team on the board) after a weekend split with Bemidji (4-1 win on Friday and 1-0 loss on Saturday) but BSU didn't change positions at all. Michigan Tech's GLI performance also had no effect on the end polling, despite a two-goal victory over Michigan and a 1-0 OT loss to Western Michigan.

Rank Team Pts LW Record PPG High Low
1t Bemidji State (5) 95 1 14-7-3 2.6 1 2
1t Michigan Tech (5) 95 1 13-8-3 2.3 1 2
3 Minnesota State 77 3 11-7-2 1.6 3 4
4 Bowling Green 73 4 10-11-2 1.6 3 4
5 Ferris State 55 5 7-12-2 1.4 5 7
6 Alabama-Huntsville 52 6 7-13-2 1.4 5 8
7 Lake Superior 40 7 8-11-1 1.1 6 9
8 Alaska 30 8 6-14-2 1.2 7 9
9 Alaska-Anchorage 23 9 4-14-2 0.9 8 9
10 Northern Michigan 10 10 4-16-2 0.5 10 10

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
BGSU Drew Evans BGSUHockey.com @BGSUHockeySite
FSU Ryan Zuke MLive.com @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

Cover photo credit Ryan Johnson.