Monday, October 4, 2010

Badgers Open #13 In Both National Polls

Last week the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine released their preseason poll which had Wisconsin checking in at #13.

Today, the other major poll done by United States College Hockey Online debuted thier rankings, where Wisconsin also finds itself at #13.

Both polls look almost identical. BC, North Dakota, and Miami hold down 1-3 in both polls. Michigan, Yale, and St. Cloud State comprise the second "tier," just ranked slightly different in both polls.

Both polls have 6 WCHA teams in the top 15, and all 6 are the same. North Dakota (#2 in both), St. Cloud (#6 USA Today, #4 USCHO), Duluth (#9 USA Today, #8 USCHO), Denver (#11 USA Today, #9 USCHO), and Minnesota (#15 in both) to obviously go along with Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is set to open it's season this Friday vs Boston University at the Ice Breaker tournament. Game time is 8:30 Central time.
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