October 26, 2003
INCH Power Rankings

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It was another rough weekend for favorites, as last week's top 20 went just 11-10-3 and former No. 1 New Hampshire was upended by Niagara. The result? Lots of movement in this week's INCH Power Rankings.

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.

No. Team

1. North Dakota 2 The Sioux are No. 1 with a bullet. The last two teams at the top used it to shoot themselves in the foot.
2-1-0 (0-0-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. Yale, vs. Yale.
2. Maine 4 The Black Bears lead the nation in offense (5.40 goals per game) and defense (1.20).
5-0-0 (0-0-0 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W at St. Lawrence, 3-2; W at St. Lawrence, 7-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Merrimack, vs. Boston University.
3. New Hampshire 2 The suspensions were the equivalent of a great golfer getting stuck in a sand trap. The Wildcats made a nice bunker shot Friday, but missed the par putt vs. Niagara.
3-1-0 (1-0-0 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Canisius, 8-2; L vs. Niagara, 5-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Union.
4. Michigan 4 Good karma: the Wolverines gave their 1953 players national championship rings this weekend.
6-1-0 (3-1-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Northern Michigan, 2-0; W vs. Northern Michigan, 5-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Niagara.
5. Harvard Crimson have to open up against the ECAC's best goalie, Yann Danis.
0-0-0 (0-0-0 ECAC). LAST WEEK: W vs. Guelph (Ex.), 8-0. THIS WEEK: vs. Brown.
6. Boston College 4 What could be the nation's most dynamic offense is much quieter without Ben Eaves: 2 goals in 2 games.
3-2-1 (0-0-0 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: L vs. Notre Dame, 1-0. THIS WEEK: Off.
7. Boston University Defenseman Dan Spang scored twice Friday night after posting just three goals all of last year.
2-0-1 (1-0-0 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W at Providence, 6-4. THIS WEEK: at Maine.
8. Massachusetts 1 Chris Capraro followed up his Hockey East Player of the Week honors with the game-winner vs. Holy Cross. Capraro has three goals on three shots this year.
4-0-0 (1-0-0 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Holy Cross, 2-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Providence, at Providence.
9. Cornell 1 Rookie Byron Bitz joined Ryan Vesce and Matt Moulson on the first line in the win vs. the U.S. Under-18 Team.
0-0-0 (0-0-0 ECAC). LAST WEEK: W vs. U.S. Under-18 Team (Ex.), 7-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Western Michigan, vs. Western Michigan.
10. Denver 1 Yeah, it's early, but only four players in the nation have more points than Kevin Ulanski (2-7—9).
4-0-0 (0-0-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: at Minnesota, at Minnesota.
11. Colorado College 1 Tigers earn a win and a tie at Clarkson in the Division III Solidarity Series.
3-0-1 (0-0-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Clarkson, 3-2; T at Clarkson, 4-4 ot. THIS WEEK: vs. Minnesota State, vs. Minnesota State.
12. Minnesota Duluth 6 Last time Bulldogs swept Minnesota in Minneapolis: Oct. 20-21, 1989.
2-2-1 (2-0-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Minnesota, 4-3 ot; W at Minnesota, 4-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Alaska Anchorage, vs. Alaska Anchorage.
13. Minnesota 9 When the Gophers set their clocks back Saturday night, they probably tried to turn them back to last April.
1-3-0 (0-2-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L vs. Minnesota Duluth 4-3 ot; L vs. Minnesota Duluth 4-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Denver, vs. Denver.
14. Dartmouth 1 Big Green became the second NCAA victim of St. Francis Xavier this year, joining Massachusetts. The X-Men went on to beat Vermont Sunday.
0-0-0 (0-0-0 ECAC) LAST WEEK: L vs. St. Francis Xavier (Ex.), 6-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Holy Cross.
15. Union 4 The Dutchmen's five-game unbeaten streak is the best in their Division I history.
4-0-1 (0-0-0 ECAC). LAST WEEK: W vs. Merrimack, 3-1; W vs. American International, 6-3. THIS WEEK: at New Hampshire, vs. Bentley.
16. Notre Dame NR No truth to the rumor that Ty Willingham tried to draw up a faceoff play in Saturday's football game.
3-2-0 (2-2-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: L at Colgate, 5-3; W at Colgate, 3-1. THIS WEEK: at Alaska Fairbanks, at Alaska Fairbanks.
17. St. Cloud State NR Thirteen Huskies produced at least one point in Saturday night win against Michigan Tech.
3-0-1 (3-0-1 WCHA). LAST WEEK: T vs. Michigan Tech, 3-3 ot; W vs. Michigan Tech, 6-5. THIS WEEK: vs. Princeton, vs. Princeton.
18. Providence 3 Junior goaltender David Cacciola didn't play a minute last year, but got the shutout in Providence's first ever scoreless tie Saturday vs. Merrimack.
4-1-1 (0-1-1 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: L vs. Boston University, 6-4; T at Merrimack, 0-0 ot. THIS WEEK: at Massachusetts, vs. Massachusetts.
19. Ohio State 5 What happens if Bucks lose to Mercyhurst and no one makes a sound? 2,103 at Value City Arena Friday.
4-3-0 (3-1-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: L vs. Mercyhurst, 3-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Alaska Fairbanks, vs. Alaska Fairbanks.
20. Michigan State NR Uhh ... you might want to shadow Jim Slater (7-4—11).
3-3-0 (2-2-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Western Michigan, 4-2; W at Western Michigan, 7-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Ferris State, at Ferris State.

Dropped out: Ferris State, Northern Michigan, Alaska Anchorage

Bubble-licious: Mercyhurst, Northern Michigan, Alaska Anchorage, Clarkson, Minnesota State

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