PUCK Rankings for November 6th, 2006

Posted by: ron

Our new PUCK Rankings are a weird beast. They give a lot of respect to teams that don’t lose often despite the strength of their opponents, and no respect for losing teams despite their “brand name” reputations. Sometimes it has a heart. It knows when a team had a tough loss and takes it into consideration. That being said when you lose a couple of times, especially to a weak team, you get yourself knocked down or off the rankings fairly quickly, especially this early in the season.

New Hampshire and TAFKAF make their debuts on CHN Blog’s PUCK Rankings this week, and we bid adieu to Michigan Tech who we had hoped was the real deal but was punished badly after back-to-back losses to Colorado College over the weekend. The same goes for defending ECAC Co-Champ Dartmouth who was swept by Clarkson and SLU. Cornell benefits from it’s undefeated record, but a loss from Harvard or Dartmouth could see it slide dramatically.

It’s a work in progress.. Things will only become more clear grasshoppers.
CHN Blog “PUCK” Rankings
November 6, 2006

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Maine 7-0-1 1
2 Minnesota 8-1-0 3
3 Boston College 5-2-0 2
4 North Dakota 6-3-1 4
5 Cornell 4-0-0 13
6 Notre Dame 6-1-1 7
7 Miami 7-3-0 5
8 Michigan State 4-2-0 9
9 Clarkson 6-1-1 15
10 Wisconsin 4-4-2 6
11 New Hampshire 4-2-0 NR
12 Boston University 2-1-3 10
13 Michigan 5-3-0 12
14 UMass-Amherst 4-1-1 16
15 Yale 3-1-0 14
16 The Alaska Formerly Known as Fairbanks 5-1-2 NR

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