WCHA Web Media Poll: Week 21

The top three teams remain the same this week after none of them were able to sweep their respective home series. Minnesota remains in first after recovering on Saturday to split their series with Denver. St. Cloud State remains in second after a disastrous loss to Michigan Tech on Saturday night prevented SCSU from clinching a share of the McNaughton Cup. North Dakota was unable to makeup much ground on the top two after tying Bemidji State on Saturday. Minnesota State climbed up to fourth this week after earning a split in Colorado Springs while Wisconsin vaulted themselves up two spots to fifth after sweeping Nebraska Omaha in Omaha. UNO fell the farthest, dropping three spots behind Minnesota, State, Wisconsin and Denver. Minnesota Duluth swept a non-conference series with future WCHA member, Alabama Huntsville but remained ninth. Alaska Anchorage was swept by interstate rival Alaska over the weekend and remained in last place.

It's been a crazy season for the WCHA. With one weekend remaining, five teams still have a chance at a share of the regular season title including the possibility of a four-way tie. Seven teams are still eligible to potentially host a playoff series and for the first time in WCHA history, a team with 29 points or more, will not be home for the first round of WCHA playoffs. Due to the fact that Alaska Anchorage hosts Denver on Sunday, we may not know quite a bit of the WCHA playoff matchups until Sunday evening. All-in-all, the final season for the majority of the membership has turned out to be one of the tightest races to the finish.

Here's a look at the results the Tech Hockey Guide WCHA Web Media Poll for Week 21:

Pts Previous Record High Low
1) Minnesota (7) 138 1 22-7-5 1 3
2) St. Cloud State (4) 129 2 20-13-1 1 4
3) North Dakota (1) 126 3 18-9-7 1 3
4) Minnesota State 103 5 21-10-3 2 7
5) Wisconsin 93 7 16-11-7 4 6
6) Denver 88 6 17-11-5 4 7
7) Nebraska Omaha 79 4 18-14-2 5 7
8) Colorado College 60 8 13-16-5 8 8
9) Minnesota Duluth 47 9 12-17-5 9 10
10) Michigan Tech 34 10 11-17-4 9 11
11) Bemidji State 27 11 6-18-8 10 11
12) Alaska Anchorage 12 12 4-21-7 12 12

About the Panel:

Representing Name Publication Twitter
Alaska-Anchorage Taylor Hall College Hockey News @thall907
Bemidji State Troy Mills The Beaver Pond
Colorado College Joe Paisley Colorado Springs Gazette @Paisleyhockey
Denver Mike Chambers Denver Post @MChambersDP
Michigan Tech Tim Braun Tech Hockey Guide @TBraunTHG
Minnesota Dan Myers Minnesota Hockey Magazine @1DanMyers
Minnesota Duluth Bruce Ciskie The Ciskie Blog @BruceCiskie
Minnesota State Chris Dilks Western College Hockey @ChrisDilks
Nebraska-Omaha Matt Semisch Radio Free Omaha @matthewsemisch
North Dakota Eric Burton Goon's World @goon48
St. Cloud State Jeremy Larson Husky Hockey Time @jclarson02
Wisconsin Andy Johnson Bucky's 5th Quarter @andyjohnsonB5Q