Weekly Rankings


1. Boston University (6-0-4) (4-0-4) No Change

The Terriers got two ties against Merrimack over the weekend, and now have to try to stop New Hampshire.

2. Minnesota-Duluth (9-1-2) (6-1-1) No Change

The Connollys still lead the WCHA in points, with 18.

3. Maine (6-1-3) (4-0-1) Up 1

Spencer Abbott leads Hockey East both in goals (8) and points (16).

4. North Dakota (7-4-1) (6-2-0) Up 4

The Sioux grabbed their first sweep at the Kohl center in over 7 years, and doubled Scott Gudmandson’s career losses at home.

5. Nebraska-Omaha (8-1-1) (5-0-1) Up 4

Omaha leads the nation in winning percentage, and is 2nd in offense (4.4 gpg)

6. Miami (6-3-3) (4-2-2) Down 3

Carter Camper Hobey watch: He now has 11 goals and 28 points, both which lead the nation.

7. Yale (5-1-0) (2-0-0) No Change

Yale suffered its first loss when they allowed 4 straight Air Force goals on Sunday, serving as the latest wake up call that they need some good goalie play.

8. New Hampshire (5-1-3) (3-0-2) Up 3

The Wildcats’ Matt DiGirolamo got his first career shutout over the weekend, and appears to have taken the reins from Brian Foster.

9. Union (7-2-3) (2-1-1) Down 3

Union has bounced around my rankings quite a bit lately. But they should achieve some stability momentarily, as they are off this weekend.

10. Michigan (6-3-3) (5-2-1) No Change

Despite being a middle of the pack team statistically, the Wolverines have beaten some good hockey teams. They do get a lot of shots to the net, but they’re going to have to improve defensively.

11. Boston College (6-4-0) (4-3-0) Down 6

I still believe in the Eagles talent, but the fact remains they’re just a .500 hockey team over the last 8 games. Small sample size yes, but something isn’t totally right there.

12. Notre Dame (7-3-1) (5-2-1) Up 1

Anders Lee keeps on going. He now has 8 goals, 2nd most among NCAA rookies. And raise your hand if you had Ryan Guentzel as having the most points by a non-Miami Redhawk.

13. Alaska (7-4-1) (4-3-1) Up 1

Scott Greenham has a GAA under 2, yet is 4th in the CCHA. Not a lot of goals being scored in that league.

14. Western Michigan (6-2-2) (2-1-1) Up 1

Coach Jeff Blashill returns to his alma mater this weekend as the Broncos take on Ferris State.

15. Denver (6-4-2) (5-4-1) Newbies

Lost in Jaden Schwartz’s great Freshman season for CC is Jason Zucker’s good one of his own for the Pioneers: Zucker has 7 goals and 10 points on the year.

16. Wisconsin (6-4-2) (3-3-2) Down 4

It doesn’t get any easier for Bucky: after getting swept by the Sioux, they welcome in Minnesota-Duluth, then get Michigan and Michigan State in the college hockey showcase.

Dropped out: Michigan State

Maybe next week: Robert Morris, RPI

Teams by conference: WCHA 5, CCHA 5, Hockey East 4, ECAC 2