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AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by karl(east) » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 pm

We’ve reached mid-January, Lake Conference play is kicking off, and some teams have less than ten games left in their regular seasons: we’re into the stretch run. Your rankings:

1. Minnetonka (15-0-1)
-Still unbeaten, but not unblemished: the Skippers coughed up a 3-goal lead in Hermantown, meaning it was their first game in which they’ve given up three goals or failed to beat their opponent. They aren’t invincible; even the win over White Bear was a sign of things to come, as they nearly gave away another 3-goal lead. They are, however, still #1, as I think their overall body of work and quality of wins are superior to Andover’s. Fortunately, we’ll be able to settle that debate on Saturday, albeit with the elements potentially playing a role. But first, they’ll have to bounce back against an Eden Prairie team that is certainly capable of causing them some problems. The closing weeks of their schedule are a meat grinder.
This week: Thurs at #7 Eden Prairie, Hockey Day Sat vs. #2 Andover

2. Andover (14-0-1)
-The Huskies are hanging right there with Minnetonka, and with their two games earlier in the week unlikely to pose major challenges, we have ourselves a 1-vs.-2 match-up on Hockey Day. Is this team on even footing with their fellow undefeated team, or merely the best of the rest with a weaker schedule?
This week: Tues vs. St. Cloud, Thurs at Anoka, Hockey Day Sat vs. #1 Minnetonka

3. Edina (12-1-1)
-The Hornets got their offense rolling late against Blake and marched on to another win. They’ve got an interesting home-and-home with Hill up this coming weekend, which isn’t something I can recall ever seeing high school teams do.
This weekend: Fri at #X Hill-Murray, Sat vs. #X Hill-Murray

4. Maple Grove (11-2-1)
-The Crimson couldn’t get much through against Andover, but with a loss to an undefeated team and no one making any moves behind them, they don’t drop. They continue their homestand this week and collide with surging Blaine for the second time.
This week: Thurs vs. Elk River, Sat vs. #5 Blaine

5. Blaine (8-2-2)
-An emphatic win over Holy Family nudges the Bengals up a spot, and sets up a huge contest with Maple Grove this week, plus a Centennial team that gave them a serious test a month ago. They’ve been rolling the past two weeks, but their opponents this week could tell us how real that is.
This week: Thurs at Centennial, Sat at #4 Maple Grove

6. Duluth East (10-3-2)
-For a week with no losses it was an adventurous one for the Hounds, as they needed overtime to get by Denfeld and spotted Grand Rapids an early lead before lurching to life. They wrapped up the week with a tie in an even game with Eden Prairie, though, so the ability to go stride-for-stride with the best isn’t in question, even if their ability to finish off competition in lower tiers is. They get two such teams this week as they embark on their annual 8AA odyssey.
This week: Fri at Brainerd, Sat at Moorhead

7. Eden Prairie (9-4-2)
-The Eagles bounced back from their Blake loss with a respectable swing northward, as they took care of Cloquet and fought to a tie with Duluth East. Their forward corps is one of the best in the state, if not the best; if they can show enough improvement on the back end, they’ll be right up there with the best. They now head straight into the Lake Conference gauntlet, as they get to try their luck against the top-ranked Skippers and a Wayzata defense.
This week: Thurs vs. #1 Minnetonka, Sat at #11 Wayzata

8. St. Thomas Academy (11-3-1)
-The Cadets logged twin 3-0 wins over Cretin and Hastings, and they’ve allowed just three goals in their past five. That level of defensive discipline has not really been the staple of the Vannelli era, whose days are now numbered; if they can continue to lock down, this team may have the ability to achieve things their past AA editions have not. They are now into the soft stretch in their schedule.
This week: Tues vs. Tartan, Sat at North St. Paul

9. White Bear Lake (12-2-1)
-Not much shame for the Bears in their loss to Minnetonka, as they fought back to make it a one-goal affair, but they followed that up with a very shaky win over Woodbury. They’re now into their second lap through the Suburban East, and will look to replicate their tight early win over Cretin.
This week: Thurs at Forest Lake, Sat vs. Cretin-Derham Hall

10. Chaska (10-5)
-Slaughtered St. Louis Park, which is no great surprise. They have another one-game week ahead of them, and it’s an intriguing one that will decide the frontrunner in the Metro West.
This week: Sat vs. #14 Benilde-St. Margaret’s

11. Wayzata (9-4-2)
-The Trojans seemed to have flushed whatever was ailing them a week and a half ago out of their system, and steamrolled respectable Eastview in their only game last week. We’ll see if they can continue to play that way in Lake Conference action.
This week: Thurs vs. Holy Angels, Sat vs. #7 Eden Prairie

12. Rosemount (12-3)
-The Irish took a tumble against Eagan, but bounced back with a big win over Lakeville North. They are into an easier stretch in an easy schedule now, though nothing in this conference seems totally assured.
This week: Tues vs. Farmington, Sat vs. Eastview

13. Hill-Murray (9-3-2)
-The Pioneers are puttering along. They got an important win over Stillwater on Thursday, which should give them the 2-seed in 4AA. They couldn’t finish off Mahtomedi, though, and still don’t have much on their résumé that inspires major confidence outside of the St. Thomas win. We’ll see if they can manage anything in their Edina games.
This week: Fri vs. #3 Edina, Sat at #3 Edina

14. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (10-5)
-A loss to Bloomington Jefferson sets the Red Knights back a few spots. The Chaska game this week could be instructive, and Lakeville North isn’t a free win, either.
This week: Thurs vs. Lakeville North, Sat at #10 Chaska

15. Roseau (11-2-1)
-Filling this spot is once again a bit of a shrug. The Rams have rattled off ten straight wins now, and while Moorhead is the only top 25 AA team they’ve met over that stretch, they’ve got the front-end talent and the defensive discipline to win a section, and have allowed just five goals in their past seven games. They’ve got a tough East Grand Forks team this week before a two-week push that will include most of their rivals for the section crown.
This week: Tues vs. East Grand Forks

Blake (9-5)
-The Bears lost to two top three teams this past week and didn’t play terribly, staying within two against Andover and hanging in there with Edina well into the third before the wheels fell off some. This is a reasonably good team but still seems like it might be a year away. Two middling opponents this week, Burnsville and STMA, give them a chance to beef up their record.

Moorhead (9-6-1)
-The Spuds tied suddenly dangerous Bloomington Jefferson; time will tell how much we judge that Jaguar surge, but on the whole this team is leaving enough question marks that it drops from the top 15. They get a chance to avenge their section final loss from a season ago to St. Michael-Albertville this week ahead of a home game against Duluth East.

Cretin-Derham Hall (7-5-1)
-The Raiders were shut down by St. Thomas, and even the win over Park seemed closer than it should have been. For whatever reason, this team is not on track to keep up with the preseason hype. The week ahead could be telling, as they face the other two ranked teams in their conference, Stillwater and White Bear Lake.

Lakeville South (7-6)
-A defeat at the hands of Eastview was the Coguars’ first real negative result on the season, but they bounced back with a shellacking of Prior Lake. They can solidify their case for a high seed in sections when they face crosstown rival North this week.

Cloquet (6-9)
-The Lumberjacks didn’t do much to move the needle this past week, as they took their time in putting away Duluth Marshall and stuck around with Eden Prairie but couldn’t really break through. On paper they should be able to go on a bit of a roll now, but few of their opponents are completely safe games. Grand Rapids is up first this week in a big section battle, followed by Duluth Denfeld.

Stillwater (8-6)
-Got back in the W column in a good showing against East Ridge, and once again hung around with a top team in 4AA; they are within striking distance of White Bear and Hill, despite the inability to break through so far.

Hastings (11-3)
-The Raiders’ 3-0 loss to St. Thomas, while not exactly scintillating, does little to suggest they don’t belong somewhere in this range; they can at least hang in there against a quality win. They should be favored in every game they play for the rest of the season except for a February meeting with Hill. Their only contest this week is at Henry Sibley.

Eagan (9-5)
-This team continues to throw up head-scratchers, as they bounced back from their ugly string of losses with a 5-1 win over Rosemount. Time will tell if they can play with the consistency their talent level should allow for. They have a chance to avenge an early loss to Burnsville this week.

Lakeville North (8-6)
-Mounted a decent comeback against Rosemount but came up short. A busy week ahead is big for this team, including games with rival South, Benilde, and respectable Prior Lake.

Bloomington Jefferson (8-5-1)
-With wins over Benilde and Cloquet and a tie to Moorhead, there is now enough good on the Jags’ record to outweigh the bad—namely, a lopsided loss to Burnsville and another loss to Eastview. Three of their five losses are to section opponents, which is bad news for seeding, but they’re showing they can compete with some good teams, and if they keep up the momentum, they could be an interesting team to watch down the stretch. Apple Valley and Woodbury are up this week.

Sections

1AA
22 Hastings
19 Lakeville South
24 Lakeville North
Rochester Century
-No real shifts here from two weeks ago, with Hastings giving us no reason to drop from the top slot. The first of the two battles of Lakeville takes place on Tuesday, and South also has respectable Farmington the following week. Century tightened its grip on a top-4 seed with a win over Mayo and could have a claim to a higher seed given its record, but it could be hard to justify given the lack of common opponents and a couple of losses that are clearly worse than anything the Lakevilles have suffered.

2AA
1 Minnetonka
10 Chaska
7 Eden Prairie
Holy Family
-Nothing has changed here in the past two weeks, and nothing is really likely to unless Eden Prairie somehow beats Minnetonka twice in Lake play. Holy Family (the first team out of the top 25 this week) and Prior Lake play in February to decide the 4-seed.

3AA
8 St. Thomas Academy
12 Rosemount
23 Eagan
Eastview
Burnsville
25 Bloomington Jefferson
-Lots of interesting movement in this deep section. St. Thomas’s win over Rosemount coupled with the Irish’s loss to Eagan should settle the top seed. I still have Rosemount at #2 despite the Eagan loss due to the Wildcats’ losses to Burnsville and Eastview. Surging Eastview now has a split with Eagan, which is enough for 4-seed positioning right now. Jefferson is intriguing after recent strong results, but with a loss to Burnsville and only St. Thomas left as a section opponent, they may go no higher than the 6-seed.

4AA
9 White Bear Lake
13 Hill-Murray
21 Stillwater
Irondale
-The top three here are probably locked in now; even if Stillwater beats the Bears the second time around, I think they’ll have to choke away another section game or two to lose the top seed. Irondale, with a decent record and no section games left, remains the best candidate for the 4-seed, though Woodbury showed it could climb into the picture after giving White Bear a good run this past week.

5AA
4 Maple Grove
5 Blaine
Champlin Park
Centennial
-The Maple Grove-Blaine rematch lurks this week. If the Crimson win, this is easy; if Blaine wins, every game could matter down the stretch for the top seed. Champlin, which tumbles from the top 25 following a loss to Chanhassen, would still seem to be the slight favorite for the 3-seed, but we’ll have a game in February to settle that more definitively.

6AA
3 Edina
14 Benilde-St. Margaret’s
11 Wayzata
16 Blake
18 Cretin-Derham Hall
-Not much moving here, and the Blake-Wayzata game next week is the only upcoming contest of interest before the Edina-Wayzata Lake meetings. Benilde is done with competitive section opponents, so unless they really go in the tank or Wayzata does something against Edina, the Red Knights are in good shape for the 2-seed.

7AA
2 Andover
6 Duluth East
20 Cloquet
Elk River
-The top two seem obvious at this point, using both QRF and the old method. Beyond that there’s a four-team muddle, and we’ll see what the computer spits out. Cloquet, with an easier schedule the rest of the way, should control its own destiny, while Forest Lake and Elk River should also win more than they lose down the stretch. That could leave Grand Rapids in a tough spot QRF-wise, and tiebreakers could end up playing a big role if it stays tight; this is why I have the Elks at #4 right now. Rapids and Cloquet have the first of their two meetings this week, which could be key that tiebreaker.

8AA
15 Roseau
17 Moorhead
Brainerd
Bemidji
-Roseau continues to take care of business in the section, and with the Moorhead rematch and games with STMA and St. Cloud looming week after next, they could have the top seed locked up by the next time I do this. The next two are clear enough right now, based both on head-to-head results and overall body of work. Bemidji tied St. Michael-Albertville this past week, and as they’ve beaten Buffalo while Buffalo beat STMA, that’s good enough for 4-seed positioning. The Lumberjacks only have Roseau and Moorhead left in section play, so they might just be safe for a first round home game.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by kniven » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:05 pm

Excellent read there, KarlEast 🤓.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by SEC Scotty » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Move St. Thomas to 11. Hill is rated a little high too.
Goalie was the reason they beat Stillwater. Let’s see how they hang with Edina. White Bear had 54 shots against Woodbury. Just some observations from games I’ve attended

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by blueblood » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:18 pm

Blaine at #5 is too high. After 12 games they have no wins against your current Top 15 or Top 25.

They are 0-2-2 against top teams with losses to MG and Ep & Ties to AND and DE.

Their best win is probably against the team you have ranked #26.

EP at #7 is too low. They have a H2H win over your #5 Blaine, plus 3 more against your top 25: #17 Moorhead, #18 CDH and #24 Lakeville North

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by Stang5280 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:44 pm

Just a few notes to add to your excellent work, Karl. First, it is probably misleading to say that Hill-Murray couldn’t put Mahtomedi away, as HM needed a third period goal to draw even, and the Zephyrs outshot them fairly handily.

Also, Boynton did not start in goal yesterday for Champlin Park for whatever reason. While a loss to Chanhassen is a bad result regardless, CP is clearly a totally different team with him between the pipes.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by edgeless2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:24 am

I’ve been on this bored for over 15 years. This is the most difficult top 15 I’ve ever seen you have to rate. Of course there are teams that could shift a couple spots, but with you seeing them all multiple times, you deserve credit for the best mid season take I have ever seen you put out. Your getting better, much better! Thanks and keep it up. Maybe u have a different calling minus the East thing.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by karl(east) » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:03 am

Last week I get harassed on the podcast for having Blaine too low, and now that they've made the move up to 5, blueblood is having none of it. The joys of ranking life! (Of course, the response to bb here is that, while Blaine doesn't have much in the way of quality wins, they also don't have any losses to anyone outside the top 7, while East has one and EP has two. Also, those two losses were very, very close, whereas EP also suffered a blowout loss to Edina. But, as the head-to-head results show, 5-7 is pretty interchangeable.)

And thanks for the insights, Stang...always good to have people on this bored who can be my eyes for games or even box scores that I don't get to amid this weekly project.
edgeless2 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:24 am
I’ve been on this bored for over 15 years. This is the most difficult top 15 I’ve ever seen you have to rate. Of course there are teams that could shift a couple spots, but with you seeing them all multiple times, you deserve credit for the best mid season take I have ever seen you put out. Your getting better, much better! Thanks and keep it up. Maybe u have a different calling minus the East thing.
Thanks for this. It's been a labor of love, and sometimes exhaustion, for the ten years I've been doing this weekly. Though I'm not sure I'll ever be able to give up the East thing. :wink:

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by edgeless2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 am

You could make a career out of what u love

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by goldy313 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:11 am

1AA will largely work itself out....the SSC games between North, South, and Farmington will rank those 3. Hastings still plays Farmington and Mayo....2 wins should wrap up the top seed.

4 teams score very little and allow very few goals; Hastings, Century, Owatonna,and Mayo. Upsets really won’t be that surprising. Hastings plays Mayo and Farmington and Century plays Farmington,Mayo. and Owatonna

As of now.....
Hastings
South
North
Century
Farmington
Owatonna
Mayo
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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by BodyShots » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Still no love for the Bears!

And why is Cloquet even listed?

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by kniven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:24 pm

BodyShots wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Still no love for the Bears!

And why is Cloquet even listed?
Agreed

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by TheHockeyDJ » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm

My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by kniven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:48 pm

TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm
My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
Agreed. Agreed

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by elliott70 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm

TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm
My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by kniven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:30 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm
TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm
My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).
You can’t say, regardless of QRF, because that is what 7AA is seeded by. Can you?

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by kniven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm
TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm
My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).
The seedlings in the playoffs are meaningless to me at this point anyway.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by elliott70 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:40 pm

kniven wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:30 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm
TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm
My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).
You can’t say, regardless of QRF, because that is what 7AA is seeded by. Can you?
Yes, regardless of QRF because DJ is trying to prove that Rapids deserves soemthing greater than what QRF is handining out (at least as of this date).
So if Rapids wants to earn a spot at three they need to beat CEC (twice) to get respect for third and for any chance to get it from QRF.
At best I am thinking a split.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by elliott70 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:42 pm

kniven wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm
TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:25 pm
My thoughts exactly on the QRF Karl as it relates to 7AA. Rapids is going to get punished for their super tough schedule. If they played Forest Lake’s schedule they’d run away with the 3 seed and challenge for the 2 seed bullying teams like Chisago Lakes and Cambridge. They need to go pagestat or back to Hinkley.
There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).
The seedlings in the playoffs are meaningless to me at this point anyway.
Seedings are only meaningful
1 if you get to play on your hoe ice.
2 last change.
3 your mama gets to sit behind the players' bench
4 mean nothing because DEast gets the advantage every year (right Elk fans)

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by TheHockeyDJ » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:40 pm
kniven wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:30 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm


There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).
You can’t say, regardless of QRF, because that is what 7AA is seeded by. Can you?
Yes, regardless of QRF because DJ is trying to prove that Rapids deserves soemthing greater than what QRF is handining out (at least as of this date).
So if Rapids wants to earn a spot at three they need to beat CEC (twice) to get respect for third and for any chance to get it from QRF.
At best I am thinking a split.
Look at Forest Lake’s results and get back to me.
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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by TheHockeyDJ » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 pm

TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:40 pm
kniven wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:30 pm


You can’t say, regardless of QRF, because that is what 7AA is seeded by. Can you?
Yes, regardless of QRF because DJ is trying to prove that Rapids deserves soemthing greater than what QRF is handining out (at least as of this date).
So if Rapids wants to earn a spot at three they need to beat CEC (twice) to get respect for third and for any chance to get it from QRF.
At best I am thinking a split.
Look at Forest Lake’s results and get back to me. Including the loss to GR at home. Forest Lake hasn’t beaten anyone remotely close to the quality of Roseau.
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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by elliott70 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 pm

TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 pm
TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:40 pm

Yes, regardless of QRF because DJ is trying to prove that Rapids deserves soemthing greater than what QRF is handining out (at least as of this date).
So if Rapids wants to earn a spot at three they need to beat CEC (twice) to get respect for third and for any chance to get it from QRF.
At best I am thinking a split.
Look at Forest Lake’s results and get back to me. Including the loss to GR at home. Forest Lake hasn’t beaten anyone remotely close to the quality of Roseau.
The question is not Foret Lake, but the 3 seed.
Rapids needs to beat CEC.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by TheHockeyDJ » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:50 pm

My thought was if they played Forest Lake’s schedule. Playing the current schedule and beating Cloquet is changing the topic as much as talking about pizza recipes or deer hunting.
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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by elliott70 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:57 pm

TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:50 pm
My thought was if they played Forest Lake’s schedule. Playing the current schedule and beating Cloquet is changing the topic as much as talking about pizza recipes or deer hunting.
You are talking what ifs, I am talking what is.
If they want a shot at third they need to beat CEC.

IF Rapids had FLakes schedule their record would probably be 7-6.

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by east hockey » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:20 am

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:42 pm
kniven wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 pm


There are two games coming up that will prove (or not) if GRapids is deserving of the 3 seed (regardless of what QRF says).
The seedlings in the playoffs are meaningless to me at this point anyway.
Seedings are only meaningful
1 if you get to play on your hoe ice.
2 last change.
3 your mama gets to sit behind the players' bench
4 mean nothing because DEast gets the advantage every year (right Elk fans)
We'll need a bigger advantage this year. Andover ain't Elk River. :P

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Re: AA Rankings for 1/13/18

Post by TheHockeyDJ » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:47 am

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:57 pm
TheHockeyDJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:50 pm
My thought was if they played Forest Lake’s schedule. Playing the current schedule and beating Cloquet is changing the topic as much as talking about pizza recipes or deer hunting.
You are talking what ifs, I am talking what is.
If they want a shot at third they need to beat CEC.

IF Rapids had FLakes schedule their record would probably be 7-6.
I don’t care if they get 3rd. I hope they end up in the 4/5 game and Cloquet gets 3. That way we get East vs CEC in the semifinals which is perfect.
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