INCH Power Rankings
As most of college
hockey prepares for its holiday break – there are only eight
games on the slate this week, highlighted by the Dodge Holiday Classic
– our top three hold strong in the INCH Power Rankings. They'll
be dreaming of sugar plums tihs weekend, as each enjoys a break
before returning to action on Dec. 27.
Here's how the
Inside College Hockey editors and staff ranks the nation's top teams.
You can let
us know what you think, including your name and hometown, and
we'll share your thoughts below.
it's a new hero. This time around, it's forward Colby Genoway
(1-4—5 in sweep of UMD).
(7-1-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Minnesota Duluth, 5-4; W vs.
Minnesota Duluth, 6-3. THIS WEEK: Off.
Eaves, Voce line has each of the Eagles' last nine goals.
(6-0-2 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Harvard, 3-2. THIS WEEK:
luxury: Goalie Jim Howard (5-1-1, 1.69) heads to World Juniors,
but Frank Doyle (7-1-0, 1.88) will be around.
(6-2-1 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Dartmouth, 3-2. THIS WEEK:
rising interest in the Badgers, who are unbeaten in a school-record-tying
14 straight, you'd think they could afford to pay the power
bill at the Kohl Center.
(6-2-4 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Minnesota State, 4-1; W vs. Minnesota
State, 3-2. THIS WEEK: Off.
Eaves has more assists than Pioneer sophomore forward Gabe Gauthier's
(5-5-2 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at St. Cloud State, 4-1; W at St.
Cloud State, 3-2. THIS WEEK: at Minnesota State, at Minnesota
you run into two hot goalies. UAA's duo of King and
Reiter stop 71 of 74 Tiger shots en route to Seawolves' sweep.
(4-4-2 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L at Alaska Anchorage, 5-2; L at Alaska
Anchorage, 3-1. THIS WEEK: Off.
force vs. immovable object? Subway Holiday Classic in Grand
Forks could produce Brown-NoDak title match.
(6-2-1 ECAC). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: Off.
jealous of Kevin Lowe, wishes he would've asked Mike Comrie
for $2.4 million when he left Ann Arbor prematurely for major
(7-4-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Nebraska-Omaha, 2-1; T at Nebraska-Omaha,
3-3 ot. THIS WEEK: Off.
snapped UNH's 29-game unbeaten streak in the series decisively,
and sends the Wildcats to Minnesota on a three-game winless
(5-3-2 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: T at Massachusetts, 2-2 ot;
L vs. Merrimack, 7-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Miami, vs. Minnesota or
Princeton (Dodge Holiday Classic).
when the Huskies opened the season with a nine-game unbeaten
streak? They're 2-6-1 since and have scored two or fewer goals
in all but one of those games..
(8-4-2 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L vs. Denver, 4-1; L vs. Denver, 3-2.
THIS WEEK: Off.
what she's having – OSU women's icers are 7-0-1 in their
last eight and have given up six goals during that span.
(8-5-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: Off.
Greg Hornby, Ben Wallace win the team's fastest skater, hardest
shot competitions, respectively.
(4-0-2 ECAC). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: Off.
better about the Minutemen if they'd post a solid non-conference
win. After losing to Harvard Saturday, they'll prepare for a
Dec. 27 contest at Dartmouth.
(5-2-2 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: T vs. New Hampshire, 2-2 ot;
L at Harvard, 5-3. THIS WEEK: Off.
RedHawks take on New Hampshire and could see Minnesota at this
weekend's Mariucci Classic.
(8-3-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. New Hampshire,
vs. Minnesota or Princeton (Dodge Holiday Classic).
end stretch of three straight road Hockey East games at 0-2-1.
(3-0-3 ECAC) LAST WEEK: L at Maine, 3-2. THIS WEEK: Off.
a deal for the Irish. We'll move you up in the rankings if you
can just get Joe Theismann to pipe down occasionally.
(7-5-2 CCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: Off.
already have two solid non-conference wins, vs. BU and UMass.
That's two more than they had all of last year.
(4-4-1 ECAC). LAST WEEK: L at Boston College, 3-2; W vs. Massachusetts,
5-3. THIS WEEK: at Princeton.
you rather be next Saturday at 4 p.m.: watching UNH-Miami in
game one of the Mariucci Classic or at the Metrodome watching
the Vikings fight for their playoff lives against Kansas City?
(4-7-1 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Latvia, 7-1 (Ex.). THIS WEEK:
vs. Princeton, vs. Miami or New Hampshire (Dodge Holiday Classic).
crowd watched the "BasketBowl" against Kentucky. We
might've joined them, if they played outside.
(7-4-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. U.S. Under-18 Team
sure what's up with goalie Isaac Reichmuth (7 GA, .500 save
percentage in his last two starts). But we saw him take a drink
out of Mike Ayers' water bottle.
(7-5-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L at North Dakota, 5-4; L at North
Dakota, 6-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Latvia (Ex.).
Alaska Anchorage, Colgate, Rensselaer, Niagara, Holy Cross,
could be the best weekend that Brown could visit Grand Forks for
a crack at UND, as they will be without top forwards Zach Parise
and Brady Murray due to World Juniors. We will find out how deep
the talent pool is during the Subway Classic and the series vs.
St. Cloud State the first weekend of January. Keep your eye on Rory
McMahon, he could go for a big weekend at the Classic as he's turned
into a two-way dynamo the last couple series with some huge, highlight-quality
goals through sheer determination and hard work. Lundbohm is also
starting to turn it up as well, and he is a sniper when he gets
on a roll and he's getting his passing game going on a higher level
lately as well. It's also nice to see that UND may indeed have a
true two-goalie tandem developing which has to take some pressure
off the coaching staff, though I've no doubt that the competitive
Parise and Brandt would happily take multiple consecutive starts
if Blais wanted to hand them out. Congrats to the football team
for Div. II National Runner-Up finish! Go Sioux!!
Michael E., Grand Forks, N.D.
a good thing UND is playing well right now because from what I hear,
there is nothing else to do in Grand Forks. However, there are plenty
of things going on in Madison, but nothing hotter then our hockey
team. As far as I am concerned the NCAA might as well bring the
national championship trophy to Madison on Feb. 6th and 7th when
UND comes to the Kohl center for perhaps the biggest matchup of
the season. And believe me, with 17,000 people in attendance both
of those nights, a power outage will be the last of their concerns
because the student section is going to be have the place shaking
by the end of the night. Go Badgers!
Kyle, Madison, Wisc.
is Minnesota ranked higher than BU? I know the Terriers haven't
been playing up to par – trust me I've been to every game
this year – but Minnesota seems to be getting props solely
because they are the defending national champs. I guess We'll find
out where they really belong after BU crushes them on January 2
Matt, Boston U.
bandwagon seems like its filling up pretty quikly now. It only took
14 games without losing. Welcome aboard Kyle, the more the merrier.
Chris McCarron, Madison, Wisc.
this to a friend
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