Weekly Rankings


1. Yale (17-2-1) (11-1-0) No Change

5 of the top 25 scorers in the country are Bulldogs. No surprise then that Yale is the best scoring offense in the country by more than a full goal.

2. North Dakota (18-7-2) (13-5-0) No Change

Despite getting 10 goals hung up on them this weekend, the Sioux are still 3rd in the WCHA in overall defense.

3. Minnesota-Duluth (17-5-3) (12-4-2) Up 1

The back to back shutouts were just the second ever for Duluth, and it was the first time sweeping both ends of a series ever.

4. Boston College (17-6-0) (13-5-0) Up 1

The Eagles are special. Special in that their power play is 5th best in the country and their penalty kill is the best.

5. Denver (16-5-5) (12-3-3) Up 1

Denver’s current 8 game unbeaten streak is 2nd longest in the country.

6. New Hampshire (13-5-4) (11-2-2) Down 3

Courtesy of INCH: New Hampshire’s loss to BU snapped a 27 game unbeaten streak at home vs. conference opponents.

7. Wisconsin (17-8-3) (9-7-2) Up 2

By giving up 3 goals in 2 games to Minnesota State, Wisconsin ascended to the top of the rankings in team defense.

8. Michigan (17-6-4) (14-4-1) Up 2

Michigan is 9-1 in their last 10 games and have risen to the top of the CCHA.

9. Union (16-7-3) (8-3-1) Down 2

Union welcomes in #1 Yale in the game of the weekend this week.

10. Miami (14-9-3) (11-7-2) Down 2

Friday’s loss to Michigan State was the first time Miami had given up 7 or more goals in a game this year.

11. Merrimack (13-5-4) (7-5-3) No Change

Though Stephane Da Costa and the Warriors offense gets most headlines, Merrimack is the 9th best defensive team in the country this year.

12. Nebraska-Omaha (13-9-2) (10-6-2) Up 1

Omaha vs. North Dakota this year: On Fridays a total of 23 goals were scored. On Saturdays, 7.

13. Maine (11-6-5) (8-4-3) Down 1

Of 71 qualifying goalies, Dan Sullivan is 67th in save percentage.

14. RPI (15-6-3) (7-5-0) No Change

Speaking of good teams hosting Yale, the Engineers host the Bulldogs in their annual Big Red Freakout game.

15. Notre Dame (16-9-3) (13-6-1) No Change

TJ Tynan leads the nation in points among Freshmen, and Notre Dame has gotten nearly 80% of their goals from rookies this year.

16. Western Michigan (12-6-8) (6-5-7) Newbies

The Broncos have the longest unbeaten streak in the country at 9 games.

Dropped Out: Dartmouth

Maybe Next Week: Dartmouth, BU, Ohio State

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