icehockey-men-d1 flag

Providence Athletics | October 28, 2013

Providence moves to highest spot since '01

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- After posting a 1-0-1 record against then third-ranked Miami (Ohio) this past weekend, Providence moved up five places to No. 3 in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

USCHO POLL
Complete poll

The Friars are now 4-0-1 on the season. On Friday, Providence posted a 3-2 overtime win against the RedHawks as freshman forward Niko Rufo scored the game-winning goal 1:38 into overtime. Then on Saturday, the Friars and RedHawks played a back-and-forth affair that ended in a 4-4 tie. Sophomore goaltender Jon Gillies made 37 saves in the tie. 

The last time the Friars reached the top five in the national rankings was when they were ranked No. 5 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine preseason poll on Oct. 1, 2001. With Friday night's win against Miami, Providence defeated a top-10 team while also ranked in the top 10 for the first time since posting a 5-3 win against Boston College on Feb. 9, 2001.

The top two teams in the USCHO poll remained the same this week. Minnesota, which got all 50 first-place votes, stayed in first place and Notre Dame had a 46-point advantage on Providence for the second spot.

5 hot storylines to follow in college hockey from now to the Frozen Four

First-time NCAA tournament appearances, trend-setting defensemen and a potentially historic Hobey Baker race are some of the top college hockey storylines to follow through the 2020 Frozen Four.
READ MORE

These are the best bench scorers in college basketball

We found the most productive men's college basketball players who have yet to start a game in the 2019-20 season.
READ MORE

College hockey: Highlights, awards for the first half of the 2019-20 season

College hockey has reached the unofficial halfway point of the season. Now, it's time to look back at the first half of the 2019-20 campaign. 
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners