COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cornell University remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll. The idle Big Red, who boast a 13-1-0 record, accumulated 182 points and 11 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the fourth time this season.

The University of Wisconsin remains at No. 2 with 175 points and eight first-place votes after twice defeating St. Cloud State University, while Boston University (141) advances one place to No. 3 its highest ranking in school history, following wins over No. 10 Northeastern University and Harvard University last week. The University of Minnesota Duluth (120) advances two spots to No. 4 after splitting a weekend series with then-No. 9 University of North Dakota, while Mercyhurst College (119) rounds out the top five following a weekend split with St. Lawrence University.

The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll will take a two-week hiatus and will return on Jan. 4.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East both boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey and College Hockey America each have one team ranked ... A total of 13 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’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 four 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.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll - #12
(first-place votes in parentheses)


Rank School Last Week Record Weeks in
Top 10
1. Cornell, 182 (11) 1 13-1-0 12
2. Wisconsin, 175 (8) 2 16-2-0 12
3. Boston University, 141 4 14-2-3 12
4. Minnesota Duluth, 120 6 12-5-1 12
5. Mercyhurst, 119 3 13-3-0 12
6. Boston College, 116 5 11-2-4 12
7. Minnesota, 72 7 13-6-0 11
8. North Dakota, 50 9 9-7-2 12
9. Providence, 45 8 13-5-1 3
10. Northeastern, 11 10 10-4-4 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others receiving votes:  Ohio State, 8; Quinnipiac, 4; Bemidji State, 2.