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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).

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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

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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

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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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