Weekly Rankings – Week of November 8


1. Boston University (6-0-2) (4-0-2) Up 3

BU tied Maine this weekend, and a lot of it had to do with keeping their sizzling power play in check: Maine was 0-6 in the game with a man advantage.

2. Minnesota-Duluth (7-1-2) (4-1-1) No Change

The Bulldogs suffered their first loss in poor fashion on Friday, but recovered to get off 28 shots against North Dakota on Saturday, though they did have a lot of power play time with which to rack up those shots.

3. Miami (5-2-3) (4-1-1) Down 2

Double setbacks for the Redhawks this weekend, as this was their first weekend without a win this year. Carter Camper was held to two points and they gave up a shortie on Friday. With Connor Knapp and Cody Reichard’s gaudy numbers, the best goalie on the weekend was Ferris’s Pat Nagle.

4. Maine (4-1-3) (2-0-1) Up 1

Spencer Abbott shares the Hockey East lead with 6 goals and Robby Dee is right behind him with 5. Their power play was punchless this weekend, but still the best in Hockey East (22%)

5. Boston College (5-3-0) (3-2-0) Down 2

Apparently I am a propagator of Eastern bias, because I think this is the highest anyone has the Eagles. Still, I am a firm believer in talent eventually winning out, and BC has as much talent as anybody.

6. Union (6-1-3) (1-0-1) Up 2

With 6 goals in 10 games, Kelly Zajac is only 10 away from matching the total number of goals he scored in his first two years at Union.

7. Yale (4-0-0) (2-0-0) Up 3

The national PPG leaders is littered with Bulldogs, and this week’s winners are Broc Little and Denny Kearney, each of whom have 10 pts in 4 games.

8. North Dakota (5-4-1) (4-2-0) Down 1

There are some positives to the Sioux’s weekend, like limiting Duluth to 16 shots on Friday, and Aaron Dell maybe being the answer in net.

9. Nebraska Omaha (7-1-0) (4-0-0) Up 3

The Mavs are 2nd best in the country in scoring at 4.62 goals per game.

10. Michigan (5-2-3) (4-1-1) Down 3

Michigan is pretty much in the middle of the pack in most of the statistical categories, except one: they’re the 5th most penalized team in the country with 18.3 PIMs per game.

11. New Hampshire (4-1-2) (2-0-1) Up 2

New Hampshire is lighting the lamp with some frequency (3.57 per), but are having some trouble keeping it out of their own net (2.86, 7th in HE)

12. Wisconsin (6-2-2) (3-1-2) Up 3

Mark Zengerle is tied for 11th in the country in PPG (1.60) though he has just 3 goals.

13. Notre Dame (6-2-1) (4-1-1) Down 2

The Irish have the 9th best penalty kill in the country, but are just 46th in the power play.

14. Alaska (6-3-1) (3-2-1) No Change

With two coming up at Miami, the Nanooks have a chance to make a statement and move up the rankings.

15. Western Michigan (6-2-2) (2-1-1) Newbies

I hate when people put too much stock into head to head results, but Western JUST swept Michigan State so I have to put them there.

16. Michigan State (3-2-3) (1-2-1) Down 7

Brett Perlini is tied for 4th in the CCHA with 6 goals.

Dropped out: Denver

Maybe next week: RPI, Denver, Robert Morris

Teams by conference: CCHA 6, WCHA 4, Hockey East 4, ECAC 2