Yale still boasts top rank
Bulldogs open second half of season as top team in the nation
Courtesy of USA Hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Yale is the unanimous No. 1 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll as it returns from a one-week hiatus. The Bulldogs, who earned a victory over Holy Cross last weekend and now boast a 12-1-0 record, collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the fourth week in a row.
North Dakota (467) advanced three places to No. 2 with a win over then-No. 3 Minnesota Duluth, while Boston College (428) moved up one place to No. 3 after defeating Colgate and Mercyhurst. New Hampshire (404) claimed the No. 4 spot following an overtime loss to St. Lawrence, while Minnesota Duluth rounds out the top five with 356 points.
NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East boasts four ranked programs, and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 22 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.
|Others Receiving Votes: Alaska, 36; Colorado College, 27; Merrimack, 23; Ferris State, 1; Princeton, 1; Robert Morris, 1; Western Michigan, 1.|