We have a new unanimous number one, after Bemidji State swept Michigan Tech, 4-2 and 3-0. Northern Michigan was the only other positional movement, gaining a place after sweeping Bowling Green on back-to-back shutout performances, 3-0 and 2-0. With just a few weeks left in the season, and being on track to face weaker opponents (home against Ferris State and a home-and-home with Northern Michigan), Michigan Tech’s only hope to regain the lead comes if Bemidji stumbles in either of their remaining series, at Alabama-Huntsville and home against Minnesota State. A loss or split with Minnesota State might not be too damaging to Bemidji poll position, but a loss or split with the Chargers almost certainly could be.
|1||Bemidji State (10)||100||2||18-11-3||2.4||1||1|
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 photo from Dec. 3rd game against BSU credit Bob Gilreath.