Weekly Rankings


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1. Yale (14-1-0) (8-0-0) No change

The big news surrounding Yale is potential academic infractions, but I will wait until somewhere other than the rag that is Hockeybuzz talks about it before I give it any thought.

2. North Dakota (16-5-2) (11-3-0) No Change

North Dakota’s 16 wins leads the country and they are on a 9 game unbeaten streak.

3. New Hampshire (12-3-4) (10-1-2) No Change

Paul Thompson is now tied for 3rd nationally in goals with 15.

4. Boston College (15-5-5) (11-4-0) Up 1

The Eagles are 6th nationally in total defense, and have the country’s best penalty kill

5. Minnesota-Duluth (14-4-3) (9-3-2) Up 1

The Bulldogs swept Clarkson over the week, and then played very well against the U-18s in an exhibition last weekend, with Rocco Grimaldi getting the Americans only goal.

6. Denver (13-5-4) (9-3-2) Up 4

Sam Brittain, who should have been Canada’s goalie at World Juniors, ranks 2nd in the WCHA in save percentage.

7. Wisconsin (14-7-3) (6-6-2) Up 5

The Badgers are just .500 in WCHA play, but I really love their team. Scott Gudmandson leads the WCHA in GAA and save percentage.

8. Nebraska-Omaha (12-7-1) (9-4-1) No Change

The Mavs have hit the skids lately, winning only 3 of their last 8 games.

9. Union (13-6-3) (5-2-1) No change

Union is 4th nationally in scoring offense and 5th in scoring defense.

10. Miami (11-8-3) (8-6-2) Down 6

Miami went almost an entire year between getting swept.

11. Michigan (13-6-4) (10-4-1) No Change

They have a better record than Miami, but for some reason I still think the RedHawks are a better team. It could be that Michigan has just 3 players amongst the top 30 scorers in the CCHA.

12. Merrimack (10-4-4) (6-4-3) Up 3

Merrimack currently sits in 4th in Hockey East and Stephane Da Costa is tied for 5th in the conference in points.

13. RPI (12-5-3) (4-4-0) Up 3

The Engineers are in 7th right now in ECAC Hockey, but due to their pairwise ranking, if the season ended today they would be an NCAA tourney team.

14. Notre Dame (14-7-3) (11-4-1) No Change

Notre Dame has 3 of the top 10 Freshmen scorers in the CCHA, and 4 of the top 15.

15. Maine (9-6-4) (6-4-2) Down 8

The Black Bears have lost 5 of their last 9 games.

16. Ohio State (12-8-1) (7-6-1) Newbies

The Buckeyes have won 7 of their last 8, capped by a sweep of Miami, and now sit in 6th in the CCHA

Dropped out: Boston U

Maybe next week: BU, Western Michigan, Alaska

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