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02-04-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RED ARMY EAST View Post
McGill, Loses 4-2 to unranked Concordia. They have now lost 2 of their last 3 games, including a win over UQTR and another loss to unranked Carleton. Western should take over as the top ranked OUA team and we should see AUS and CanadaWest teams ranked higher than the Redmen!
Getting the OUA voters to
Manitoba with a big comeback win over UBC in a shootout, they now take over first in the West.
Sask loses in overtime to the Dino's, they have now dropped 3 in a row.
Originally Posted by RED ARMY EAST View Post
Getting the OUA voters to accept a drop in the rankings for McGill is another challenge. Teams in the other two league's are facing ranked competition on a consistent basis. I don't mean to bash the OUA, but top to bottom, the West and Atlantic don't have the luxury of playing several huge parts of their schedule against unranked competition. I think that they need to get get a CanadaWest team in the top 3, the West also plays back to back nights against the same team, which can be very tough to sweep!
Of course, the OHT34's latest poll takes all this into account!

There are lots of reasons to state why every team out there is not really the #1 team. I have usually ranked somebody as A+. Not this year.

Anyhow, here are some fun facts:

* Had Acadia beaten UNB last night, the top 5 in the AUS and the top 3 in the CW would been separated by 2 points.

* UPEI has the best record in the AUS in head-to-head games amongst the five A level teams.

* Heading into the weekend, against B and C level teams UNB was 9-0-1, Moncton was 9-1-0, Acadia was 10-1-0, and SMU was 9-0-1.

* The Urban Cowboys have not played an A level team in either conference or non-conference games. They were 19-2-3 against B and C level teams heading into the weekend. And 14 of those games were against C level teams.

* The McGilligutties were 18-2-1 against B and C level teams. They are now 1-1-1 against A level teams (with the mid-week win over UQTR), 1-2-2 if you include non-conference games.

* The top three in the CW have been close all season. The oddity is that the official rankings have had the Evil Monkeys on top when they should be third, and not just because of the back-room dealings. They are (and have been) behind Manitoba and the Mutts in head-to-head games and winning percentage.

* It is possible for Alberta to get first despite being third best because of the scheduling quirks and the aforesaid back-room monkeying around. Each CW team plays home and away double-headers against every other team and then gets one additional home series and one additional away series. Manitoba, Calgary, and UBC each have an extra series against one another. Alberta and Sask each have their extra series against Lethbridge and Regina, clearly the weakest two teams in the conference.

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