Weekly Rankings


1. Minnesota Duluth (14-3-3) (10-2-2)

Duluth is on a 16 game unbeaten streak, and they’re undefeated on the road this year. But most impressive has been the play of Kenny Reiter, whose .919 save percentage in conference play ranks 2nd in the WCHA.

2. Ohio State (14-4-3) (10-3-3)

All eyes will be on Cleveland this weekend, as the Buckeyes host rival Michigan at Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians. Now if only they could get Harry Doyle to announce.

3. Merrimack (11-4-4) (7-3-2)

The Warriors are significantly better on the road than at home this year, but have a chance to reverse that with their next six games coming at home, the first two with Maine.

4. Notre Dame (13-6-3) (8-3-3)

Riley Sheahan has been fantastic for the Irish this year: His 7 goals in 20 games already marks a career high, and he’s one point away from his career high of 22 which he set last year.

5. Boston College (13-7-1) (9-4-1)

The Eagles will take on Northeastern at Fenway this weekend, and play 11 of their next 13 games away from home.

6. Minnesota (15-7-1) (11-3-0)

The Gophers travel to Grand Forks this weekend, and it’s only fitting that North Dakota’s first home series since dropping the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo will come against their archrivals.

7. Colorado College (12-7-1) (9-5-0)

The Tigers got two goals from Jaden Schwartz as he returned from his WJC stint.

8. UMass-Lowell (12-5-0) (7-4-0)

Lowell has been outscored by four away from home, but have allowed only 9 goals at home this year. 7 of their next 10 are at home, so a vault up the Hockey East standings may be in order.

9. Union (10-5-6) (4-2-3)

Going 6-10 on the weekend, Union’s power play is now the 5th best in the country, converting at 26.9% on the season.

10. Boston U (11-6-1) (9-4-1)

With leading scorer Corey Trivino dismissed from the team and best player Charlie Coyle now in the Q, it’s tough to see BU making a surge in Hockey East.

Matt Nieto, who has 8 goals and 17 points in 16 games, will have to step up big time.

11. Colgate (12-6-2) (6-2-0)

12. Cornell (9-4-2) (6-1-1)

13. Michigan (12-8-4) (6-6-4)

14. Western Michigan (10-7-5) (11-4-3)

15. North Dakota (11-8-2) (7-7-0)

16. Denver (11-8-3) (6-5-3)

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