TCHB Power Rankings


1. Miami (6-1-1) (3-1-0) No Change

One of the marquee CCHA matchups takes place next weekend as the RedHawks travel to Yost.

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

With two at Michigan Tech this weekend, the Sioux have a great chance to take over the top spot.

3. Denver (5-2-1) (3-0-1) No Change

Good news: Marc Cheverie will only miss 2-4 weeks after suffering a nasty cut in Friday’s game.

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

The Big Red have a potentially important early season matchup with Harvard next weekend.

5. Michigan (4-2-0) (2-2-0) Up 1

One old and one young: Matt Rust (Junior) and Chris Brown (Frosh) are tied for 4th in the CCHA in scoring.

6. Notre Dame (4-3-1) (1-0-1) Up 3

Brad Phillips’s GAA of 2.18 seems really really good – but it’s only good for 9th best in the CCHA.

7. Yale (1-0-0) Up 4

INCH says Yale’s 2nd line is the best in the conference. I’m going with whichever line Riley Nash is on on a given night.

8. Nebraska-Omaha (4-0-2) (1-0-1) Up 2

Chalk another one up for why the shootout is stupid.

9. Alaska (5-0-1) (2-0-0) Up 3

Scott Greenham is the new Chad Johnson: the Soph leads the league with a 1.14 GAA

10. UMass Lowell (4-2-0) (2-1-0)

Lowell suffered yet another heartbreaking loss to BU on Friday, but bounced back on Saturday.

11. Boston University (2-3-0) (1-2-0) Down 6

Looks like losing Bonino is going to hurt the Terriers: no BU player has a point per game.

12. Bemidji State (5-0-1) (2-0-0) Up 1

Granted it’s only a 4 team league, but the Beavers lead the CHA both in scoring offense (3.67 goals/game) and defense (1.50)

13. Vermont (2-3-0) (1-2-0) Down 6

Defensive woes: Vermont is 8th in Hockey East in defense.

14. Princeton (1-1-0) (0-0-0) Down 6

Zane Kalemba has 63 saves in his 2 games this season.

15. Wisconsin (3-2-1) (1-2-1)

It was billed as Blake Kessel’s homecoming, but Wisconsin defenseman Brendan Smith had four assists.

16. UMass (4-1-0) (3-1-0) Down 1

UMass outshot Providence 21-0 in the 3rd period on Saturday, but couldn’t get a victory.

Dropped out: St. Cloud, Boston College

Maybe next week: Merrimack, Harvard

Teams by conference: CCHA 5, Hockey East 4, WCHA 3, ECAC Hockey 3, CHA 1