Last year we at CollegeHockeyHH started a new theory about predictions of the NCHC Conference. We thought why should predictions be made before any play when the rosters of college hockey teams can be in so much flux every year?
So we take a look at the non-conference play and made our prediction last year just prior to the NCHC regular season started. And you what? we could make some pretty good predictions! We picked 1-2, that North Dakota would travel for the playoffs, and out top four were the four for the Frozen Faceoff.
So this year we are doing the same and adding another component, two knowledgeable NCHC fan prognosticators, in addition to the two main writers here at CollegeHockeyHH, bring us a conglomerate predicted finish tot he NCHC.
Here is our conglomerated predictions:
T-1. Denver (2 first place votes) 30 poll points
T-1. Minnesota Duluth (2) 30
3. North Dakota 23
4. Saint Cloud State 19
5. Western Michigan 16
6. Omaha 12
7. Colorado College 10
8. Miami 4
- Miami was the only unanimous decision.
- Saint Cloud State had the highest variance with pollsters ranging them from 3rd to 6th.
- Can UMD finally end the drought of regular season championships? Their last was 1992-93 in the WCHA.