Nice to read some really well thought out agruements on this thread. Very refreshing. Here are my two cents. This season there is so much parity within MACHA and among the top 15 of the ACHA Central Region, that I beleive you need to take a different approach. Typically, people really get hung up on the head to head match-ups and give this a ton of weight. That was fine early on, but now it does not work. That approach assumes that teams are consistent machines which produce predictable outcomes. They are not. Teams are living changing organisms, affected by injures, goalie differernces, transfers, and consistent effort and focus throughout the season. At this point, I beleive you need to look at a team's body of work. Look at the overall record and the relative strength of schedule. That is where you should start. From there, look at head to head to fine tune the close calls. Overall, it is the complete season that should be focused on for ranking with so many teams playing so close together. There should be no remorse for this. It has been one of the best seasons in years with so many quality teams facing eachother, playing tough schedules and produces a lot of close games and split series.
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