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Regular Season Top Ten Fun Facts

02/14/2011, 8:44am CST
By webjr

Top Ten: Final Regular Season Rankings

Well the regular season is over and we've moved into the sectionals. As usual, it was an eventful and unpredictable season in the Top Ten rankings, and all across the state.  Here are some notes:

  • 17 teams were ranked in the Top Ten at one point or another this season (not including Honorable Mentions).
  • Only two teams held the #1 spot in the Top Ten this year. Wausau West held it from the opening of the season until Christmas, and Eau Claire Memorial carried it the rest of the way.
  • Eau Claire Memorial was the only in-state unbeaten team this season, their only loss coming to New Ulm, MN.
  • On their way to being the only in-state unbeaten, Eau Claire Memorial beat then #2 Superior, #1 Wausau West, #4 Notre Dame and #2 Wausau West.
  • Marquette lost their only in-state game in their final game of the regular season to New Richmond.
  • Five teams in the final Top Ten (Eau Claire Memorial, Wausau West, Green Bay United, Marquette and New Richmond) went undefeated against teams that never cracked the Top Ten.
  • To show how bad we are at predictions, only four teams from our Pre-season Ten Top, finished the season in the Top Ten: Eau Claire Memorial, Notre Dame Academy, Middleton and Wausau West. Pre-season Top Ten teams Superior and Madison Edgewood finished in the Honorable Mention.
  • The teams in the final Top Ten went an incredible 197-36-1.
  • The Big Eight, Big Rivers, Fox River Classic, Middle Border and Wisconsin Valley conference champions are all Top Ten teams.
  • The Badger South, Badgerland and Mississippi Valley conference champions are all Honorable Mention teams.
  • Eight of the state's 12 conferences are represented in the final Top Ten.
  • All eight sectionals include a Top Ten or honorable mention team.

Top Ten Teams

 The 17 teams below all cracked the Top Ten at one point this season, whether it was in the Pre-Season or final regular season rankings. Some didn't stay there long, some went wire to wire.

  • Ashwaubenon
  • Eau Claire Memorial
  • Fond du Lac
  • Green Bay United
  • Madison Edgewood
  • Marquette
  • Middleton
  • Monona Grove
  • New Richmond
  • Notre Dame Academy
  • Oregon
  • Stoughton
  • Superior
  • University School
  • Waupaca
  • Wausau East
  • Wausau West

Wisconsin Prep Hockey Top Ten

Rank Team Record Prev. Last Week*
1 Eau Claire Memorial 23-1 1 W, 10-2, Eau Claire North
W, 5-0, Chippewa Falls
2t Wausau West 21-3 2 W, 10-1, Merrill
L, 2-3 (OT), #4 Notre Dame Academy
W, 7-0, Wisconsin Rapids
W, 4-1, Madison Edgewood
2t Notre Dame Academy 20-4 4 W, 3-2 (OT), #2 Wausau West
W, 4-0, #9 Ashwaubenon
W, 9-2, Arrowhead
4 Green Bay United 19-4 6 W, 12-3, Fox Cities
W, 6-0, D.C. Everest
5 Marquette 22-2 3 W, 4-3, Fond du Lac
W, 7-1, Amery
L, 0-5, (HM) New Richmond
6 Wausau East 20-4 7 W, 7-2, Marshfield
W, 5-2, Tomah
7 Middleton 16-4-1 8 W, 5-3, #5 Monona Grove
8 Ashwaubenon 19-4 9 L, 0-4, #4 Notre Dame Academy
W, 10-2, Manitowoc
9 New Richmond 18-5 HM W, 5-0, Hudson
W, 7-1, #5 Monona Grove
W, 5-0, #3 Marquette
10 Monona Grove 19-5 5 L, 3-5, #8 Middleton
L, 7-1, (HM) New Richmond
W, 9-3, Amery

* The rankings listed in the "Last Week" column reflect the previous Top Ten rankings.

Honorable Mention: Onalaska (18-5), Superior (12-11-1), Webster/Siren (19-4-1), Madison Edgewood (15-8-1), Fond du Lac Springs (19-4)

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