2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Brunch with a heapin’ helping of crow

Published: March 9, 2014, 11:19 am, by Joe Paisley

scsu celebrationI am posting my NCHC preseason media poll ballot to own up to what I thought during the preseason to what transpired. Mock me if you wish, but no one saw the Miami last-place finish coming, as evident by the preseason poll.

My apologies to Western Michigan and Minnesota-Duluth for underestimating your squads.

My ballot
1. St. Cloud State
2. Miami
3. North Dakota
4. Colorado College
5. Nebraska-Omaha
6. Denver
7. Western Michigan
8. Minnesota-Duluth
NCHC preseason poll
1. Miami (7)   115
2. North Dakota (5)  109
3. SCSU (4)  99
4. Denver  66
5. Western Michigan 61
6. Minnesota-Duluth  43
7. CC  42
8. Nebraska-Omaha 41
FINAL STANDINGS
Conference Overall
Team Pts GP W L T SW Win% GF GA GP W L T Win% GF GA
St. Cloud State 48 24 15 6 3 0 0.688 87 64 34 21 8 5 0.691 125 91
North Dakota 45 24 15 9 0 0 0.625 76 63 34 20 11 3 0.632 104 86
Nebraska Omaha 42 24 13 9 2 1 0.583 82 69 34 16 16 2 0.500 112 110
Minnesota Duluth 37 24 11 11 2 2 0.500 69 70 34 16 14 4 0.529 99 97
Western Michigan 37 24 11 11 2 2 0.500 66 69 36 17 14 5 0.542 93 92
Denver 35 24 10 11 3 2 0.479 60 58 36 16 14 6 0.528 92 81
Colorado College 24 24 6 13 5 1 0.354 52 75 34 6 22 6 0.265 66 111
Miami 20 24 6 17 1 1 0.271 56 80 34 12 19 3 0.397 96 104