Monday, October 30, 2006

More Polls Than a Polka Festival

Polls, polls, polls, and I'm not talking about a strip club on a Friday night. Chances are, a good number of Tech fans don't know about many of the Men's D1 hockey polls, and for good reason. I'm not one to putz with the history of Tech in such polls, but let's just say we haven't been in many in a LONG time. Because of this, it comes as quite a surprise that Michigan Tech, yes, THE Michigan Technological University Huskies, from Houghton Michigan, that crazy engineering school lost in the frozen north are indeed nationally ranked according to many reputable sources. Hockey season has been on for a few weeks now, and I must admit, I was pretty pissed off at all the early speculation about how Tech would be nationally ranked, especially after only beating NMU once and Vermont twice. Yes, Vermont was ranked #10, but that was in a poll conducted after the FIRST week of competition. Then came the sweep there, followed by the sweep of pretty boy Nathan Lawson and the Seawolves, and now come the newest polls. Tech was able to squeeze into the top 20 of the Inside College Hockey power rankings, but recieved only votes in the other polls.

This week, however, INCH ranked the Huskies 13th. Yes, for those of you who are triskaidekaphobic, this may not be a good sign, but to all the bakers out there, we're movin' on up. 13 is a mere 3 spots out of 10th. Unfortunately, though INCH is a slightly less reputable source than one would hope. Today was a good day nonetheless, as ranked MTU #18, displacing Northern Michigan by one spot. Even better, USA Today, which ranks only 15 teams weekly, placed the Huskies at #15.

Yes hockey fans, the Huskies are ranked. Even more beautiful is the fact that perrenial powerhouse Colorado College is not. Though we have proven that ranking is not a reputable mark of whether or not a team will perform well, it provides a little hope for a team that has had trouble convincing the country that we mean business. Unfortunately, for those of us willing to continue our college education, there is little time for celebration until the weekend, but throw yourself a little bash, because thousands of people are reading three little words they've never seen on those polls before, and it means so much. By the way, if you didn't get the joke in the title, you suck, and Go Huskies, Go Badgers.


MeanEgirl said...

Yes, INCH sucks. Add to that suckiness the Badgers, as their fans have been meaner to me than normal.

Go Seawolves. ;)

Goon said...

Nice Blog article. Its funny that Wiscsonsin stays in the top ten after looking rather unimpressive against the Eagles.

bobtRO said...

What's a poll? As a matter of fact, what's a Huskies Hockey Blog?

I never thought I would see the day when MTU made any waves in the college hockey world. My memories of the World Series are fading already.

I wish I hadn't lost my webcast connection in the second period of both games with A2 due to server overload. Someone had better ask for more broadband capacity!

MeanEgirl, I was totally impressed with the hockey blog and the info about the skating treadmill! It looks like we have a team that can skate, as well as fill the lanes, with bodies and sticks. Keep up the good work on the blog.

I was at MTU in the mid-sixties, when Esposito and Milroy played their hockey at Dee Stadium, and when the GLI began. I hope this year's GLI will be a memorable one for MTU hockey fans.

We'll see what this years edition of Husky hockey will bring with the weekend at CC!

Go Huskies!

MeanEgirl said...

Thank you for your kind words, bobtro. If you are able to come to GLI this year, stop by and say hi to me. I'll be with the Pep Band in the gold Tech jersey.

And thanks goon. Boosh is an alright writer and even an ok guy... just reeks a little too much of Wisconsin sometimes.

Boosh said...

That's the smell of cheese, and its only a reeking smell depending on the kind of cheese. I don't know what your cheese tastes are, but I could go for a chunk of Mild Brick right now :P yum

letsgomavs said...

Hey girl...I don't have a facebook site. I'm a bit too old! I graduated from MSU,M 6 years ago. Thanks for the offer though!