Weekly Rankings


1. Minnesota-Duluth (11-1-2) (8-1-1) Up 1

Another weekend, two OT wins for the Bulldogs. Ho hum.

2. Boston University (7-1-4) (5-1-4) Down 1

The Terriers lost their first game of the year, but the good news for BU fans is that Kieran Millan appears to have rebounded from his Sophomore slump: he is 2nd in Hockey East with a .932 save percentage.

3. Miami (8-3-3) (6-2-2) Up 3

Weekly Carter Camper watch: a goal on Saturday puts him at 12-18–30 for the year.

4. North Dakota (8-5-1) (7-3-0) No Change

On Saturday the Sioux became the first team to outshoot Omaha on the year, but Alex Hudson won it for the Mavs with just .3 left on the clock.

5. Nebraska-Omaha (9-2-1) (6-1-1) No Change

INCH thinks that Bo Pelini was yelling because he was happy about the Mavs win on Saturday. I think he was gearing up for the CFL Division finals on Sunday (go Riders).

6. Maine (6-3-3) (4-3-3) Down 3

Maine’s power play has taken a dive in recent weeks, down to 18%, and they are down to just 26th in the country in scoring defense after giving up 8 goals this weekend.

7. Yale (7-1-4) (4-0-0) No Change

If someone is going to unseat Carter Camper as the Hobey favorite, it might be either Broc Little or Denny Kearney, both of whom are roughly on pace to equal Camper’s numbers.

8. Boston College (8-4-0) (6-3-0) Up 3

The Eagles had a wonderful sweep over Maine, but got outshot both games again. If they are going to win the national title John Muse is going to have to stand on his head.

9. Michigan (8-3-3) (7-2-1) Up 2

You can watch the construction of the hockey rink at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Michigan State game online. Fans might see the home team win for once.

10. New Hampshire (6-2-3) (4-1-2) Down 1

The Wildcats don’t have a great statistical profile, but they just keep winning hockey games.

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

12. Notre Dame (9-3-1) (7-2-1) No Change

The Irish make their first trip to Grand Forks since 1999, when they split with the Sioux 1-8 and 4-3. Chad Chipchase had the winner on Saturday night.

13. Denver (8-4-2) (7-4-1) Up 2

Probably won’t be many goals scored this Friday, as Sam Brittain and his .934 save percentage meets up with Kevin Kapalka and his .912 mark.

14. RPI (5-3-3) (2-2-0) Newbies

Not bad for a weekend off: RPI gets into the rankings despite not playing due to some losses by teams at the bottom of the poll.

15. Alaska (7-5-2) (4-4-2) Down 2

Same as it ever was: Alaska is 4th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 2 goals per game, but 54th in offense, scoring just 2.14 goals per contest.

16. Wisconsin (6-6-2) (3-5-2) No Change

Two losses, but against the #1 team in overtime. Their next two conference series are against Anchorage and Bemidji State before a rematch with Duluth in mid-January.

Dropped out: Western Michigan

Maybe next week: Merrimack

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