TCHB Power Rankings


I was all set to have my Denver picture ready to go, but Miami ends up taking the top spot this week with two big wins over a good St. Cloud team. Elsewhere there were certainly some upsets, and perhaps we can see some teams sneak into the top 16 without even playing a game. That would be quite the magic trick.

1. Miami (2-0-0)

The RedHawks got two big wins over SCSU with Connor Knapp getting 20 saves in a shutout win on Saturday night.

2. Denver (1-1-0)

A loss to Vermont is nothing to sneeze at. DU fans must have at least had fun, as 19 goals were scored over the two games.

3. Boston U (0-0-0)

BU raised their banner this weekend, and capped it off with a win over the USNTDP.

4. Cornell (0-0-0)

The Big Red don’t play for a couple weeks, so get used to them here.

5. North Dakota (2-0-0)

14 different Sioux had a point this weekend. As I said yesterday, if Brett Hextall is going to score goals they will be tough to beat.

6. Princeton (0-0-0)

Seriously, Ivy League. Schedule some games.

7. Notre Dame (1-1-0)

As a neutral party, it was nice to see Huntsville take down the Irish on Friday.

8. Minnesota (0-0-0)

Absolutely cannot wait to go to the Minnesota-North Dakota series this weekend.

9. Yale (0-0-0)

10. Vermont (1-1-0)

I believe.

11. Boston College (0-0-0)

The Eagles hung 6 on the USNTDP last week. The upcoming trip to Burlington might be a bit tougher.

12. Nebraska-Omaha (2-0-0)

The Mavs defeated Army and a very good Lowell team to win the Icebreaker. They’d like to end their season the same way the last Icebreaker champs did.

13. Wisconsin (0-0-0)

14. Alaska (2-0-0)

15. UMass-Lowell

16. St. Cloud State

I’m really not confident about 11-16 at all. Definitely a drawback of having to do rankings this early. Id expect a lot of movement over the first couple weeks while we get things sorted out across the country.

Teams by conference: WCHA 5, CCHA 4, Hockey East 4, ECAC Hockey 4

Maybe next week: Michigan State, New Hampshire