Weekly Rankings


1. Yale (15-2-0) (9-1-0) No change

Though the Bulldogs suffered their first conference loss of the year, they still hold a 3 point lead in ECAC Hockey

2. North Dakota (17-6-2) (12-4-0) No Change

Chay Genoway has a point in the last 11 Sioux games, dating back to their 1-0 loss to Nebraska-Omaha on November 20th.

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

New Hampshire has a one point lead atop Hockey East, with three games in hand over second place Boston College

4. Minnesota-Duluth (15-5-3) (10-4-2) Up 1

Duluth briefly held a share of the WCHA lead on Friday, before their Saturday loss dropped them back to third.

5. Boston College (15-6-0) (11-5-0) Down 1

John Muse finally looked mortal, allowing 4 goals on just 7 shots faced before getting yanked in BC’s 4-1 loss to Maine.

6. Denver (14-5-5) (10-3-3) No Change

With a goal on Saturday, Jason Zucker is now 2nd in the WCHA in goals with 16.

7. Union (15-6-3) (7-2-1) Up 2

Union’s 32.4% power play is the best in the country. Still.

8. Miami (13-8-3) (10-6-2) Up 2

Carter Camper and Andy Miele are now tied for 2nd nationally in points per game with 1.62 per contest.

9. Wisconsin (15-8-3) (7-7-2) Down 2

Wisconsin now has the 3rd best scoring defense, allowing just 2.08 goals per game.

10. Michigan (15-6-4) (12-4-1) Up 1

Carl Hagelin is tied for 3rd in the CCHA in power play points with 11.

11. Merrimack (12-4-4) (6-4-3) Up 1

Merrimack is the best defensive team in Hockey East, allowing just 2.05 goals per game.

12. Maine (10-6-4) (7-4-2) Up 3

Maine had their first win of 2011 this weekend when they took a pair from Providence and Boston College.

13. Nebraska-Omaha (12-8-2) (9-5-2) Down 5

Dean Blais makes his return to the Ralph this weekend, his first as an opposing college coach, though he did take the US World Juniors team to Grand Forks last year.

14. RPI (13-6-3) (5-5-0) Down 1

Who misses Jerry D’Amigo? Chase Polacek leads ECAC Hockey with 30 points.

15. Notre Dame (15-8-3) (12-5-1) Down 1

Though they have struggled a bit lately, the Irish are still in first place in the CCHA.

16. Dartmouth (10-5-2) (6-3-1) Newbies

Dartmouth sits in 4th in ECAC Hockey, and they can catch Union in the standings if they win both their games this weekend

Dropped out: Ohio State

Maybe next week: BU, Western Michigan, Alaska

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