November 10, 2002
INCH Power Rankings

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Last week we bragged about the performance of the teams in our Power Rankings – apparently the underdogs took note. Welcome to Upset Weekend in college hockey, as nine of last week's top 16 suffered losses, including Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 8. Two unbeaten and untied teams – North Dakota and Providence – were among the victims, leaving Boston College (No. 1), Cornell (No. 7) and Brown (No. 16) as the lone teams in Division I without a loss.

Take a look at how the Inside College Hockey editors and staff think the contenders stack up – and let us know what you think. Send us your own Power Rankings, with comments, and we just might publish them.

1. Boston College Got Ben Eaves back for big 7-0 win over Merrimack. A big test looms Tuesday vs. Providence.
2. New Hampshire 2 Sean Collins joined the Hemingway-Gare line in sweep of UMass Lowell. That's some scary talent.
3. Denver 1 Minnesota-Duluth always plays the Pioneers tough.
4. North Dakota 1 St. Cloud State punctures Zach Parise's aura of invincibility.
5. Michigan 1 Managed to escape Upset Weekend unscathed – barely.
6. Minnesota 1 Gophers are so shorthanded, Don Lucia's checking to see if he has any eligibility remaining.
7. Cornell Big Red roll against Princeton and Yale. MMMM, big red roll.
8. Boston University 1 This time, they were prepared for Merrimack. But it still wasn't easy.
9. Providence 1 Looking ahead to Tuesday? Lost to Northeastern Friday, salvaged split Sunday.
10. Maine You can't say we didn't warn you about Jimmy Howard (three straight shutouts). Kid could be Hockey East's best goalie as a freshman.
11. Colorado College Could this be the best team no one is talking about? Tigers are undefeated in last eight.
12. Ferris State Mike Brown couldn't stand on his head forever – five goals on 29 shots Saturday vs. Wayne State. He's still pretty darn good.
13. Miami Could've been the first team in the country with 10 wins, but Notre Dame's Morgan Cey (44 saves Saturday) wouldn't let that happen.
14. St. Cloud State 2 Starting to get healthy, and it showed in an impressive weekend vs. North Dakota. But Saturday's OT loss leaves Huskies still seeking first back-to-back wins.
15. Ohio State NR Hosts Michigan State this weekend in a series schizophrenics would love.
16. Brown NR  With three wins to open the season, Bears have already surpassed their ECAC win total from 2000-01.
Harvard, Northern Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Quinnipiac, Wisconsin, Holy Cross, Crow River Tigers (Delano, Minn., Termite League)

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