Tomorrow (November 6) USCHO will be publishing the first Division III poll of the 2006-2007 season. The preseason poll has been out for a few weeks, but now with the MIAC and NCHA fully underway, we’ve got enough games in to do a regular season poll. Look for a new poll every Monday (with a couple of exceptions around the holidays) for the rest of the season.
Here’s an article from the Burlington Free Press on Bill Beany’s and Mike McShane’s reaction to the preseason poll. Their teams don’t get underway for another couple of weeks.
So, what will the first poll look like? Well, expect Elmira (0-4) to move down, as well as Plattsburgh (2-2), St. Olaf (0-2) and Hobart (1-2). Who will take their places? Utica perhaps, or Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Check out an eighth grade math class’ prediction. Let’s see how that will compare to the real one, due out Monday night. Looks good to me!