INCH Power Rankings
As the heavyweights
slugged it out in Grand Forks (be sure to check out the INCH
Slideshow), plenty of other statements were made this past weekend.
Providence and Union remained unbeaten, and earned spots in the
rankings, while Ohio State made the biggest move. It gets even better
in the weeks ahead, as the Ivies join the party.
Here's how the
Inside College Hockey editors and staff ranks the nation's top teams.
You can let
us know what you think and we'll share your thoughts below.
hoping that Wildcat students don't get too worked up about a
No. 1 ranking.
WEEK: W vs. Merrimack, 4-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Canisius, vs. Niagara
(Xerox Punch Imlach College Hockey Showcase).
reminds Boston fans: leads of three are never safe.
WEEK: L at North Dakota, 6-4; W at North Dakota, 2-1. THIS WEEK:
vs. Notre Dame, vs. UMass Lowell.
dynamic forward establishing himself as an early Hobey favorite?
You're right if you said Brandon Bochenski.
WEEK: W vs. Boston College, 6-4; L vs. Boston College, 2-1.
THIS WEEK: Off.
guessing the word "refocus" came up in practice at
some point last week.
WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. Minnesota Duluth, vs. Minnesota Duluth.
exhibition game against Guelph Friday, but at least it's a game.
WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. Guelph (Ex.).
has three goals in three games, great news for the Black Bears
after he struggled late last year.
WEEK: W vs. U.S. Under-18 Team (Ex.), 9-2; W vs. Holy Cross,
7-0. THIS WEEK: at St. Lawrence, at St. Lawrence.
last year, the Terriers battle to a tie with Vermont.
WEEK: T at Vermont, 2-2 ot. THIS WEEK: at Providence.
thought the Wolverines would be happy to have the Atlantic Hockey
portion of the schedule complete?
WEEK: W vs. Quinnipiac, 5-4; W vs. Quinnipiac, 3-2. THIS WEEK:
vs. Northern Michigan, vs. Northern Michigan.
||A win vs.
Holy Cross would give the Minutemen a 4-0-0 start for the first
time since 1971-72, when they played in Division II.
WEEK: W vs. St. Lawrence, 5-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Holy Cross.
goalie David McKee impressed in the team's Red-White Game.
WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. U.S. Under-18 Team (Ex.).
off to a good start, have a bye week to prepare for Halloween
showdown at Minnesota.
WEEK: W vs. Northeastern, 5-2; W vs. Northeastern, 6-3. THIS
score 14 versus Fairbanks, and were lining up for a field goal
when time expired.
WEEK: W vs. Alaska Fairbanks, 6-2; W vs. Alaska Fairbanks, 8-3.
THIS WEEK: at Clarkson, at Clarkson.
more than an Ivy League degree to write about these Ivy teams
at this time of year.
WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. St. Francis (Ex.).
posted the first sweep by a visiting team at Munn Ice Arena
WEEK: W at Michigan State, 5-0; W at Michigan State, 4-1. THIS
WEEK: vs. Mercyhurst.
star Chase Watson's dad, Jim, and uncle, Joe, played for the
WEEK: W at Minnesota State, 2-1; W at Minnesota State, 5-3.
THIS WEEK: vs. Boston University, at Merrimack.
lot easier to pile up the victories when you fly in under the
radar. That ain't happenin' this year.
WEEK: L at Colgate, 5-3; W at Colgate, 3-1. THIS WEEK: at Alaska
Fairbanks, at Alaska Fairbanks.
thought high-scoring overtime games meant good things for Northern
Michigan (see NCAA title game, 1991).
WEEK: W vs. Michigan Tech, 4-3 ot; L at Michigan Tech, 7-6 ot.
THIS WEEK: at Michigan, at Michigan.
national champs' home opener is a bad place to look for your
WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: at Minnesota, at Minnesota.
kill has been perfect for new coach Nate Leaman, and the 26.3
percent power play helps, too.
WEEK: W vs. Merrimack, 3-1; W vs. American International, 6-3.
THIS WEEK: at Bowling Green, at Bowling Green.
room to display the MacNaughton Cup at Darwin's Theory just
yet, but tripling last year's win total is a good start.
WEEK: W vs. Air Force, 5-4; W vs. UMass Lowell, 1-0. THIS WEEK:
out: Minnesota State, Wisconsin, Michigan State
Clarkson, St. Cloud State, Western Michigan, Mercyhurst
What's the deal here. No Tech on the list? I tried to make up some
reasons why we weren't up there and here's what I came up with.
1) Didn't hear about Tech-Northern games. Conclusion: Nope. You
have the scores listed under Northern.
2) Didn't want to take the time to make a little Husky icon to put
on the list, figuring you wouldn't need it for the rest of the season.
Conclusion: Not that either. I see UAA got some love from you.
3) Bias against schools with Huskies for a mascot. Conclusion: Possible,
but even SCSU is "bubble-licious".
4) Figured that engineers don't use this thing called the "internet"
and would never know. Conclusion: Uh....... No.
5) You're waiting for a couple more wins to put is in a more respectable
position higher in the list. Conclusion: Yeah, that must be it.
a Bulldog fan and alumni I have to say that I think you guys are
being very charitable to Ferris this year. There big guns aren't
scoring and they have had way too many goals scored against them.
I'm not sure they are a top 20 team at this point. There's plenty
of time to get things going but compared to the way they jumped
out of the gates last year I'm wondering if they're as hungry as
they were then. I hope Bob Daniels can find a way to get their focus
back. With a weekend in Fairbanks and MSU/UM back to back they better
find it quick. Thanks, appreciate your efforts in covering college
can you rank harvard above Maine, BU, Michigan, Denver and CC?
Union to be in the top 20 is ubsurd. The beat Merrimack , who is
mediocre, and American International who is terrible. I agree with
Michigan State dropping out of the top 20 with a humiliating 2 game
sweep by Ohio State, in which they were outscore 9-1. Denver needs
to be moved up. They are underrated exteremly. The swept Northeastern
, who is mediocre. Also, you have Dartmouth at number 13?! They
haven't played anybody yet. Watch for a Minnesota collapse in a
couple weeks against Denver. They will also lose January 2nd and
3rd against BU. I picked BU against North Dakota in this years championship
game with North Dakota prevailing. Watch out for that.
With Michigan struggling to get past
Quinnipiac, and Cornell being idle; why doesn’t Denver move
past both of them after two convincing wins over Northeastern?
UNH No. 1? with big wins over Merrimack
and UVM? PLEASE!!!! with Ayers in net and the rest of their talent,
they may very well prove themselves to be No. 1 at times during
the season, but they have proven nothing yet!!
I like the rankings
but come on! Where did the MSU mavericks go? I know they dropped
a pair of games against providence, but give them some credit. They
are much better than alaska and union. Gotta represent the mavericks
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