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The Hockey News' CCHA, HE and CHA Jersey Rankings

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Judging sweaters from the U.S. college ranks takes a bit of a different eye, since so many schools follow a similar style. Whereas pros tend to go with logos on the front, colleges favor lettering and numbers. This makes distinguishing them all the more difficult and fonts and color schemes become all the more crucial.

But there are still gems all around in the NCAA, so the jury hashed out its hits and misses, both traditional and new-school.

While logos (last year’s competition) are certainly a big part of the hockey jersey, we also considered shoulder patches, striping and piping – so teams gained and lost points based on those factors. You'll also notice both home and away jerseys are used to represent the teams. Simply put, we took the one we liked best out of the two.
 
With all that in play, here are the rankings. Click on each thumbnail for a larger picture.
 
Once you've taken in our top rankings by conference, head over to the voting page to select your favorite help it to move on in the Jersey Tournament that will follow the rankings of each league’s jerseys (find the rankings and tournament schedule on The Hockey News Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central page).

THE HOCKEY NEWS CCHA JERSEY RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Notre Dame
Fighting Irish

Love the main font and school crest on shoulders
2
Bowling Green
Falcons
Great colors, great shoulder logo
3
Alaska-Fairbanks
Nanooks
Like the realistic bear and state shout-out on sleeves
4
Michigan
Wolverines
Classic 'M' speaks for itself
5
Nebraska-Omaha
Mavericks
Logo on front rare for CCHA, cool shoulder emblem
6
Michigan State
Spartans
Points for colors and baseball-style font
7
Northern Michigan
Wildcats
Colors and striping wins favor with jury
8
Ohio State
Buckeyes
Classic logo saves rather ordinary entry
9

Lake Superior State
Lakers

The anchors are cool, but execution suffers a little
10
Ferris State
Bulldogs
Looks a bit like a graduation gown
11

Miami
Redhawks

Can't do much less with a sweater
12

Western Michigan
Broncos

Oh wait, you can

THE HOCKEY NEWS HE JERSEY RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Providence
Friars

A lot of great details here, including the 'P' on the neckline
2
Boston
Terriers
A classic jersey in all of hockey, not just college
3
Maine
Black Bears
Cool colors and a nice baseball-style font
4
Merrimack
Warriors
New Mack sweater has bold colors, sweet emblem
5
Vermont
Catamounts
Great shoulder patches; love the green and gold
6
Boston College
Eagles
Much like Vermont in execution
7
Northeastern
Huskies
A lot going on here, but some nice elements
8
Massachusetts-Lowell
River Hawks
A step up from previous incarnations
9

New Hampshire
Wildcats

Not bad, but not spectacular, either
10
Massachusetts-Amherst
Minutemen
Can't do much less, though maroon is cool

THE HOCKEY NEWS CHA JERSEY RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Niagara
Purple Eagles

Purple Eagles certainly rep their colors
2
Robert Morris
Colonials
Font is oddly engaging; love the shoulder logo
3
Alabama-Huntsville
Chargers
Nice colors, but looks more like a T-shirt than a jersey

Over the next two months, THN.com will leave the voting on the best jerseys up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, click HERE (CCHA, HE and CHA jersey voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Aug. 31.). To see ratings from other leagues, visit THN.com's Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.

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