TCHB Power Rankings: Stasis


Last week we saw a lot of movement at the top, but our top four teams stay the same this week, even though 2 of them lost a game.

1. Miami (4-1-1) (1-1-0) No Change

The RedHawks get a struggling Northern Michigan team up next, but they did lose to a struggling Michigan State team this weekend.

2. North Dakota (4-1-1) (2-1-1) No Change

The Sioux get their first loss of the season, but Freshman Aaron Dell got a shutout in his first career start on Friday, plus he notched an assist. Where would he be in Minnesota’s scoring leaders?

3. Denver (4-2-0) (2-0-0) No Change

Id say Denver has the whole defense thing figured out as Marc Cheverie pitched back to back shutouts.

4. Cornell (0-0-0) No Change

Cornell finally gets underway this weekend as they face Niagara.

5. Boston University (1-2-0) (0-1-0) Up 1

The Terriers split with Michigan and Notre Dame, and now have a tough home and home with UMass-Lowell

6. Michigan (2-2-0) (0-0-0) Up 2

Michigan goalie Bryan Hogan is 17th nationally with a 2.01 GAA

7. Vermont (2-2-0) (1-1-0) Down 2

Vermont may successfully be replacing Stalberg and Lenes, as three Catamounts are averaging more than a point per game.

8. Princeton (0-0-0) Down 1

9. Notre Dame (3-3-0) (0-0-0) No Change

Notre Dame has started out 3-3 this year. Last year they were 3-3 through 6 games as well. It ended with a CCHA title and #1 seed.

10. Nebraska-Omaha (3-0-1) (0-0-0)

11. Yale (0-0-0)

Yale finally gets underway this week with a marquee game Saturday at Princeton

12. Alaska (3-0-1) (0-0-0)Up 1

Don’t look now, but Alaska is tied for the longest unbeaten streak in the country.

13. Bemidji State (3-0-1) (0-0-0) Not Ranked

Who do neutral fans root for this weekend, feel good Bemidji, or Alabama-Huntsville, fighting to save their program?

14. St. Cloud State (2-2-0) (1-0-1) No Change

Other than Garrett Roe, who is tied for 15th, the Huskies don’t have a player in the top 20 in the WCHA in scoring.

15. UMass (3-0-0) (2-0-0) Up 1

James Marcou leads the nation in scoring at 2.67 ppg

16. Boston College (1-1-0) (0-1-0) Down 1

Speaking of struggling offensive teams, Joe Whitney is BC’s leading qualifying scorer. He is tied for 36th in Hockey East in scoring.

Dropped out: Wisconsin

Maybe next week: UMass-Lowell, Merrimack

Teams By Conference: CCHA 5, Hockey East 4, WCHA 3, ECAC Hockey 3, CHA 1