Photo: We crunched the numbers and it is the University of Denver in the top spot.
For Immediate Release
The 2017-2018 college hockey Super Poll™ using Goddard-Metrics picks DU in the top slot for the 13th consecutive year.
1). Denver – Undefeated, untied
2). Boston College – Save the silver polish for the Beanpot Trophy
3). Minnesota – Don Lucia makes ‘great’ good
4). Harvard – DU fallback school loses on the ice but wins the endowment war
5). UMass-Lowell- No title for the River Hawks but they maintain the mantle as the only town in Massachusetts that begins and ends with the same letter
6). Minnesota-Duluth – Second best in state and second best in conference but still Jay Stickney’s favorite winter vacation destination
7). Notre Dame – Sorry Domers, you will be in the shadows of Williams Tower again
8). North Dakota – Stuck on 8’s
9) St Cloud State – Get cirrus! Not a chance this season unless you are a drunken nimbus.
10). Penn State – Futball Skule
*Last – Colorado College – Four straight years of being the ‘youngest team in college hockey’ turns I-25 into a trail of tears.
**The Super Poll™ further predicts Olympic gold for the USA in a Russia/USA final. The model calculated an OT goal for the win by DU’s 5-hole Terry.
*** The LetsGoDU Super Poll™ is a scientific analysis factoring strength of schedule, player statistics and coaching tendencies. Then Denver is placed in the one hole, CC is placed last and the rest of the teams more or less settle where they might likely finish.