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Wrapping Up the WCHA

Alternately title: "Please Let This Be Better Than My CCHA Picks"

The WCHA regular season ended last weekend and here's how the final standings came out:

1. Minnesota
2. St. Cloud
3. North Dakota
4. Denver
5. Colorado College
6. Michigan Tech
7. Wisconsin
8. Minnesota State
9. Minnesota-Duluth
10. Alaska-Anchorage

And now for the fun, and potentially messy stuff.

WCH's WCHA Predictions:

1. Minnesota(E)
2. Denver(-2)
3. North Dakota(E)
4. Wisconsin(-3)
5. St. Cloud(+3)
6. Minnesota-Duluth(-3)
7. Colorado College(+2)
8. Minnesota State(E)
9. Michigan Tech(+4)
10. Alaska-Anchorage(E)

Total Deviation: 17

Grand Forks Herald WCHA Coaches Poll

1. Minnesota(E)
2. Wisconsin*(-5)
3. North Dakota(E)
4. Denver(E)
5. St. Cloud(+3)
6. Minnesota-Duluth(-3)
7. Colorado College(+2)
8. Michigan Tech(+2)
9. Minnesota State(+1)
10. Alaska-Anchorage(E)

Total Deviation: 16

*Wisconsin was tied for first with Minnesota in the poll, but received fewer first-place votes.

INCH's WCHA Predictions

1. North Dakota(-2)
2. Minnesota(+1)
3. Wisconsin(-4)
4. St. Cloud(+2)
5. Denver(+1)
6. Minnesota-Duluth(-3)
7. Colorado College(+2)
8. Michigan Tech(+2)
9. Minnesota State(+1)
10. Alaska-Anchorage(E)

Total Deviation: 18

Hey, I finally beat somebody. Michigan Tech, St. Cloud, and Colorado College look to be the overachievers this season. Wisconsin and Duluth are probably the two biggest underachievers, though in Wisconsin's case, I think it's a bit unfair because people(especially the coaches) kept them very high in their predictions, despite all the players that they lost.