For the 3rd straight time, the Odessa Jackalopes have topped the Central Hockey League Coaches poll as the Jackalopes continue to dominate the league and the poll with 13 of the 15 1st place votes once again totaling 139 points. As for the other 2 1st place votes, the Allen Americans have climbed to 2 with a 13-4-1 record.
Elsewhere, the Colorado Eagles have dropped a spot to #3 as they are in a battle with the Tulsa Oilers for the top spot in the Northern Conference. The biggest jumper is the Rapid City Rush as they jumped 3 spots from #8 to #5 while the Laredo Bucks have dropped 4 spots to #7.
The defending champion Texas Brahmas have jumped to #9 after being on the bottom of the poll last time while the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs have jumped back up to the tail end of the poll at #10 after being out of the top 10 last time.
For the Amarillo Gorillas, the Gorillas are on the outside looking in as they have dropped out last time, since a great start to the season, they have fallen flat on their face as the team is now 6th in the Southern Conference.
The only teams not to get any votes on the poll this time are the Wichita Thunder and Arizona Sundogs who have been the leagues biggest disappointment this season.
CHL Coaches Poll
1 (1). Odessa Jackalopes (13) (15-3-2) 139 PTS
2 (4). Allen Americans (2) (13-4-1) 121 PTS
3 (2). Colorado Eagles (12-3-1) 111 PTS
4 (5). Tulsa Oilers (12-5-1) 110 PTS
5 (8). Rapid City Rush (10-6-1) 76 PTS
6 (6). Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (10-6-3) 74 PTS
7 (3). Laredo Bucks (9-4-3) 72 PTS
8 (7). Mississippi Riverkings (9-9-2) 48 PTS
9 (10). Texas Brahmas (8-9-3) 37 PTS
10 (NR). Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (9-8-0) 21 PTS
Dropped Out: Amarillo Gorillas 3 PTS
Also Getting Votes: Corpus Christi Icerayz 12 PTS, Amarillo Gorillas 3 PTS, Missouri Mavericks 1 PTS
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