2010-11 Inaugural Weekly Rankings


Ahh the air smells fresh, the day seems brighter. It can only mean one thing: the return of the power rankings!

1. Miami (4-1-1) (2-0-0)

The RedHawks put up 13 goals over two games vs. Northern Michigan. Cody Reichard had 21 saves in a shutout on Friday, and Connor Knapp made 15 saves on Saturday. Carter Camper had 8 points on the weekend.

2. Boston College (3-1-0) (1-0-0)

The Eagles dropped their first game of the year, and the first real question mark as the Eagles were outshot 12-5 in the final period even though they were chasing the game.

3. Minnesota-Duluth (5-0-1) (2-0-0)

The Bulldogs put up some impressive goals vs Anchorage over the weekend, and Justin Fontaine leads the WCHA in scoring.

4. Michigan (3-1-2) (2-0-0)

Raise your hand if you had Scooter Vaughan and David Wohlberg tying for the team lead in scoring through 6 games? (no one raises their hand).

5. Maine (3-1-2) (1-0-0)

Spencer Abbot is tied for 7th nationally in points, and Maine has had the most power plays, with 46.

6. Boston University (4-0-1) (2-0-1)

The Terriers may have beaten Providence by a goal over the weekend, but they were outshot badly. They were also outshot in one of their two games vs. UMass.

7. North Dakota (3-2-1) (2-0-0)

The Sioux struggled with the games out east, where physical play is much less tolerated. Getting back to WCHA play vs. Denver this weekend should help.

8. Union (5-1-0) (0-0-0)

At 41.9%, Union has far and away the best power play in the country.

9. Michigan State (2-0-2) (1-0-1)

Drew Palmisano allowed 2 goals over the weekend for the 4th best defense in the country.

10. Yale

11. Notre Dame (4-1-0) (2-0-0)

I may have been wrong about the Irish, who dealt BC their first loss of the year.

12. Nebraska-Omaha (5-1-0) (2-0-0)

Omaha currently sits tied for 1st in the WCHA, and with Minnesota State, Bemidji and Michigan Tech sandwiching series vs. St. Cloud State and North Dakota coming up, they could conceivably stay there.

13. New Hampshire (1-1-2) (0-0-1)

Single games vs. Cornell and BC coming up could really help the Wildcats rise – if they win.

14. Alaska (3-2-1) (0-1-1)

Stop me if you have heard this before: Alaska has an awesome goalie and an offense that can’t score. No way!

15. Cornell

Call it a hunch, but even though the Big Red haven’t played yet, I think they are going to be really good. Freshmen goalies have won 2 of the last 3 national titles. Andy Iles is a Freshman goalie. Just sayin.

16. Robert Morris (4-0-0) (3-0-0)

They haven’t played a murderer’s row, but they’re the last undefeated team in the country, making them rankable in my book.

Maybe next week: Wisconsin, Denver, St. Cloud, RPI

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