Nate Schmidt and Minneosta are playing catch-up in the WCHA race - Photo Credit: Larry Radloff Photography
Sitting in first place with two games in hand on the second and third place teams, St. Cloud State is in good position to win the school's first MacNaughton Cup.
|Teams||Points||Remaining WCHA Opponents||Average Points of Remaining Opponents *||Schedule Rank|
|St. Cloud||31||CC, MTU, UW||21.00||11|
|Minnesota State||29||CC, UND||24.00||7|
|Minnesota||28||UMD, DU, BSU||20.33||12|
|North Dakota||28||DU, BSU, MSU||23.33||9|
|Denver||25||UND, UMN, UAA||22.00||10|
|Colorado College||20||SCSU, MSU, MTU||25.33||5|
|Michigan Tech||16||SCSU, CC||25.50||4|
|Bemidji State||16||UND, UMN||28.00||3|
- The only thing we know for certain in the WCHA playoff race is Alaska-Anchorage will finish last and travel to the top seed for the first round of the playoffs. Michigan Tech and Bemidji State will be on the road for the first round, but other than that the standings are so tight that almost anything else is possible.
- St. Cloud has two games in hand on its nearest competition for the top spot and has the second easiest schedule the rest of the way. Only Minnesota has an easier schedule on paper to conclude the regular season.
- Wisconsin has the toughest remaining schedule and only has four league games remaining whereas Denver, North Dakota and Minnesota all have six games left in the conference. That Badgers' situation is certainly anything but ideal.