Rankings mean nothing!

ilovethepit
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Rankings mean nothing!

Post by ilovethepit » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:30 pm

This goes to show you that rankings mean nothing: Blaine (ranked 9th) beat Centennial (ranked 7th), however Elk River (ranked 13th) beat Blaine which is ranked 9th, on top of that Centennial is still ranked 7th! doesnt make much sense to me? Anybody can win on any given night <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p100.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... ethepit</A> at: 12/17/05 2:37 pm<br></i>

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Re: Rankins mean nothing!

Post by PuckRanger » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:32 pm

That's why they call 'em "Rankings", not "Standings" or "Seedings" <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :p --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":p"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Rankins mean nothing!

Post by hillhockey » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:32 pm

its true, they mean nothing...but people love to see their team ranked well. Kind of gives people a general idea of who will be at state and has a chance to win it...anyone agree? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Rankins mean nothing!

Post by ilovethepit » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:35 pm

Well of course they are not standings, i didnt say that. Im just stating that people always get so worked up about what their team is ranked. Many times it is one persons view of what a team should be ranked. Very rarely are teams ranked according to their record, they are ranked by what they are expected to do. It is just stupid politics <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p100.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... ethepit</A> at: 12/17/05 2:36 pm<br></i>

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Post by frozen » Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:45 pm

everyone knows the old saying.... the game isn't played on paper... a lower ranked team beating a higher ranked team is exactly why we play the game. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Rankins mean nothing!

Post by east hockey » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:51 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>m just stating that people always get so worked up about what their team is ranked<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>Tell me about it. It's unbelievable how many emails I get from people who don't understand how their team could beat another team yet still be ranked behind them. I got one exactly like this today from somebody who apparently didn't take the time to read the PageStat2 FAQ. <br><br>But you rarely if ever hear folks complain that their team is ranked too high, do you? At least, I don't. That tells me about all I need to know about many people and their bias.<br><br>Their fun to play with at times <!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.minnhock.com/biggrin.gif"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br>Lee<br><br> <p>____________<br>Message Board arsonist since 2005</p><i></i>

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Re: Rankins mean nothing!

Post by birdmister » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:57 pm

Why are we getting so worked up over who beat who, this team beat this team so they HAVE TO beat this team. It is high school hockey, 50-60% of the teams could win on any given night. <p>Moorhead sets a new state tournament record!</p><i></i>

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Post by mathrunner » Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:19 pm

In addition the thing that you are forgetting is that in the beginning of the season, last years' season is taken into account. That's why AHA was number 1 when they were 0-0-0. And there's a lot more taken into account than just who they played and if they won or not. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: rankings

Post by 23MadDog » Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:06 pm

Attaboy Frozen, put purfectly! Rankings are an editorial opinion, game results are a display of effort. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: rankings

Post by newSPUDfan » Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:48 pm

Next time you look at the "rankings", note the number of first place votes in parenthesis. It is FIVE. FIVE people decide the rankings of hundreds of hockey teams. Most of it is name recognition and bias. Until they get a better ranking system (coaches or AD's from around the state) it means nothing to me, no matter where my two teams (Centennial and Moorhead) are ranked. <p></p><i></i>

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Pretty "rank" if you ask me!.....by SS

Post by slapshooter » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:20 am

The whole system is pretty "rank" if y<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :x --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/sick.gif ALT=":x"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> u ask me ( <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> ) !<br><br><br><br>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Pretty "rank" if you ask me!.....by SS

Post by frozen » Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:05 am

well put MAD DOG <p>there'd be no hockey if the water wasn't FROZEN</p><i></i>

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Re: Pretty "rank" if you ask me!.....by SS

Post by warroadsalt » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:11 am

That was a hillarious joke there slappy "pretty rank"<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>*WILD HOCKEY FAN FOREVER*</p><i></i>

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