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WCHL Preseason Coaches' Poll

17 Sep 2017

DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION CENTRAL OKLAHOMA

PICKED TO FINISH FIRST IN WCHL PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 17, 2017 – The University of Central Oklahoma, the 2016-2017 ACHA M1 National Champion, has been selected by the Western Collegiate Hockey League coaches as the preseason favorite to win the WCHL in 2017-2018.

 

In this season’s WCHL Preseason Coaches’ Poll, Central Oklahoma received 62 of 64 possible points and was selected by six WCHL head coaches to finish in first place.  The Bronchos have won the WCHL in the past two seasons.

 

The University of Colorado finished second to UCO in the WCHL balloting, with 53 points and the two remaining first-place votes.  Arizona State University finished third in the poll with 49 points while the University of Oklahoma was slotted in the fourth position with 34 points.  The University of Arizona finished fifth in the poll with 29 points.  Colorado State University received 25 points to finish sixth in the poll while Missouri State University was one point behind in seventh with 24 points.  The University of Arkansas rounded out the poll at number eight with 12 points.

 

Rank, Team                                Points

1. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (6)           62

2. COLORADO (2)                        53

3. ARIZONA STATE                      49

4. OKLAHOMA                             34

5. ARIZONA                                29

6. COLORADO STATE                   25

7. MISSOURI STATE                     24

8. ARKANSAS                              12

(First Place votes in parentheses)

 

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14 Sep 2016

BUFFS PICKED TO FINISH FIRST IN WCHL PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 14, 2016 – The University of Colorado has been selected by the Western Collegiate Hockey League coaches as the preseason favorite to win the WCHL in 2016-2017.

In this season’s WCHL Preseason Coaches’ Poll, Colorado received 58 of 64 possible points and was selected by five WCHL head coaches to finish in first place.  The University of Central Oklahoma finished a close second to CU in the WCHL balloting, only one point behind the Buffs at 57.  UCO also received three first place votes.

The University of Oklahoma finished third in the poll with 41 points while The University of Arizona was slotted in the fourth position with 32 points.  Arizona State University returns to the WCHL after a one-year hiatus and finished fifth in the poll with 30 points.

Missouri State University is right behind ASU in the sixth spot with 29 points.  The University of Arkansas finished seventh in the poll with 24 points.  Colorado State University rounded out the poll at number eight with 17 points.

 

Rank, Team                               Points

1. COLORADO (5)                       58

2. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (3)         57

3. OKLAHOMA                            41

4. ARIZONA                               32

5. ARIZONA STATE                      30

6. MISSOURI STATE                    29

7. ARKANSAS                              24

8. COLORADO STATE                  17

(First Place votes in parentheses)

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Fax: (405) 604-2704 

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12 Sep 2015

BRONCHOS PICKED TO FINISH FIRST IN

WCHL PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 12, 2015 – The defending ACHA D1 National Champion, the University of Central Oklahoma, has been selected by the Western Collegiate Hockey League coaches as the preseason favorite to win the WCHL in 2015-2016.

The Bronchos enter the 2015-2016 season ranked #1 according to the ACHA D1 Preseason Coaches’ Ranking released a few days ago.  In this season’s WCHL Preseason Coaches’ Poll, UCO received 47 of 49 possible points and was selected by five WCHL head coaches to finish in first place.  The University of Colorado, coming off its first ACHA D1 post-season appearance last year, finished second in the WCHL balloting and received one first place vote.

The University of Oklahoma finished third in the poll with 33 points.  Colorado State University was close behind in fourth place and received a first place vote.  The University of Arizona finished fifth in the poll with 21 points.  Missouri State University, playing its first season in ACHA D1 and the WCHL, came in at the sixth spot.  The University of Arkansas, another newcomer this season to ACHA D1 and the WCHL, finished seventh in the poll.

 

Rank, Team                                Points

1. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (5)          47

2. COLORADO (1)                        40

3. OKLAHOMA                             33

4. COLORADO STATE (1)               28

5. ARIZONA                                21

6. MISSOURI STATE                     16

7. ARKANSAS                              11

(First Place votes in parentheses)

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Phone: (405) 488-4048

Fax: (405) 604-2704

 

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19 Sep 2014

SUN DEVILS PICKED TO FINISH FIRST IN

WCHL PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 20, 2014 – For the second consecutive season, the Arizona State University ice hockey team has been selected as the 2014-2015 preseason favorite in the Western Collegiate Hockey League according to the league's coaches.

Arizona State enters the season as the defending ACHA D1 National Champion and was the unanimous pick by the conference's six head coaches to finish in first place.  The University of Oklahoma, a National Semi-Finalist last season, finished second in the balloting while The University of Central Oklahoma, a National Quarter-Finalist last season, finished third in the poll.  Colorado State University and The University of Arizona tied for fourth place in the preseason poll with The University of Colorado slotted in at the sixth spot.

Rank, Team                             Points

1. ARIZONA STATE (6)      36

2. OKLAHOMA                   30

3. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA    20

T4. COLORADO STATE      15

T4. ARIZONA                    15

6. COLORADO                  10

(First Place votes in parentheses)

 

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Phone: (405) 488-4048

Fax: (405) 604-2704

 

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20 Sep 2013

ARIZONA STATE TOPS WCHL PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 20, 2013 – The Arizona State University ice hockey team has been selected as the 2013-2014 preseason favorite in the Western Collegiate Hockey League according to the league's coaches.

In the WCHL Coaches poll, Arizona State, ranked No. 1 in the ACHA for much of the 2012-2013 regular season, was picked to finish in first place by five of the conference's six head coaches. The University of Oklahoma received the other first-place vote and finished second in the balloting, four points behind the Sun Devils.  The University of Central Oklahoma finished third in the WCHL preseason poll, just two points ahead of The University of Arizona.  Colorado State and Colorado, both of which are playing at the ACHA D1 level this season after several successful seasons at the ACHA D2 level, round out the remainder of the poll.

Rank, Team                             Points

1. ARIZONA STATE (5)      35

2. OKLAHOMA (1)             31

3. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA    20

4. ARIZONA                      18

5. COLORADO STATE        13

6. COLORADO                  9

(First Place votes in parentheses)

 

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