INCH Power Rankings
We had snow,
we had surprises, and now, after a thoroughly unpredictable weekend
in college hockey, we have a new No. 1 team in the INCH Power Rankings.
Here's how the
Inside College Hockey editors and staff rank the nation's top teams
(along with movement since last week and a note for each team).
Eagles not been snowed out vs. UNH Saturday, it's conceivable
that the top four teams in last week's rankings all would have
suffered losses this weekend.
(9-1-3 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Northeastern, 4-2. THIS
WEEK: vs. New Hampshire, at Massachusetts, vs. Massachusetts.
did the Tigers have their 11-game unbeaten streak snapped, now
they have to face red-hot (yes, we're serious) Michigan Tech.
(13-4-1 WCHA). LAST WEEK: T vs. Minnesota Duluth, 3-3 ot; L
vs. Minnesota Duluth, 4-3. THIS WEEK: at Michigan Tech, at Michigan
time the Badgers posted shutouts in both games of a series,
it was against Penn. We're checking on whether Ben Franklin
played in that series.
(14-4-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Notre Dame, 2-0; W vs. Notre
Dame, 2-0. THIS WEEK: Off.
Wolverines score 3+ goals this season, they're 19-0-1. Score
two or fewer, and they're 0-6-0.
(16-2-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: L at Ohio State, 4-1; W at Ohio State,
6-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Northern Michigan, vs. Northern Michigan.
to winning his sixth consecutive start, rookie goalie Peter
Mannino breaks Wade Dubielewicz's school-record shutout streak
by more than 20 minutes.
(11-4-1 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at St. Cloud State, 5-2; W at St.
Cloud State, 6-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Alaska Anchorage, vs. Alaska
it's probably too late to change anything, but it's a real shame
that NESN has reruns of Sportsdesk running throughout Monday's
rescheduled BC-UNH tilt.
(9-1-1 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Merrimack, 6-2. THIS WEEK:
at Boston College, at UMass Lowell, vs. UMass Lowell.
been vocal about penalties called against the Big Red. He hasn't
complained about Cornell's PP, which had four more goals this
(9-2-1 ECACHL). LAST WEEK: W vs. Dartmouth, 3-1; W vs. Vermont,
2-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Clarkson, vs. St. Lawrence.
father, Tom, was the Gophers leading scorer in 1977, which was
the last time Minnesota was swept in consecutive WCHA home series.
(11-7-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L vs. Michigan Tech, 6-3; L vs. Michigan
Tech, 3-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Minnesota Duluth, vs. Minnesota Duluth.
had trouble building on momentum from Friday, as Saturday's
game was delayed by two hours when Dartmouth's bus was stuck
in the snow.
(10-2-0 ECACHL). LAST WEEK: W vs. Vermont, 4-1; L vs. Dartmouth,
6-3. THIS WEEK: vs. St. Lawrence, vs. Clarkson.
completed, and the Beanpot looming, the Crimson must figure
out how to beat Princeton, a team they're 2-5-1 against in the
last eight meetings.
(7-4-1 ECACHL). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: at Princeton, at
conference losing streak, coupled with Minnesota Duluth's recent
rebound, suddenly has the Sioux in a real fight for the last
(10-9-1 WCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: vs. Bemidji State,
vs. Bemidji State.
played the only game in the state of Mass. Saturday night, thanks
to the snow, but tried to make up for the missing offense by
scoring six goals (three by Ben Walter).
(5-5-2 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: T at Brown, 0-0 ot; W at Massachusetts,
6-1. THIS WEEK: vs. New Hampshire, at New Hampshire.
27,000 fans walked through the Value City Arena turnstiles to
catch this weekend's series against Michigan, although some
of them were probably there just to see the band spell out 'Ohio'
in script on the ice.
(13-4-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Michigan, 4-1; L vs. Michigan,
6-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Western Michigan, vs. Western Michigan.
in Hockey East games has brought Black Bears within two points
of the conference lead. Now comes a series against Northeastern,
the last league team they lost to.
(8-3-3 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: T vs. Boston University, 1-1
ot; W vs. Boston University, 4-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Northeastern,
time the Catamounts lost three straight, they ran off an 11-game
(7-4-2 ECACHL). LAST WEEK: L at Colgate, 4-1; L at Cornell,
2-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Rensselaer, vs. Union.
– The Wildcats were one of three U.P. programs to post
sweeps last weekend, joining Michigan Tech and the pride of
Hancock, Mich., the D-III Finlandia Lions.
(10-5-3 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Bowling Green, 3-1; W vs. Bowling
Green, 4-2. THIS WEEK: at Michigan, at Michigan.
power play point man Chris Bourque back, but their extra-man
struggles continued. The Terriers are now 2-for-30 in their
last four games on the PP.
(9-4-1 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: T at Maine, 1-1 ot; L at Maine,
4-2. THIS WEEK: at Merrimack, vs. Providence.
Miami Saturday ended the Mavericks' six-game unbeaten streak,
but UNO still has a five-point lead on Michigan State for fourth
place in the CCHA.
(10-8-2 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Miami, 5-2; L at Miami, 4-2.
NEXT GAME: vs. Wayne State, vs. Wayne State.
Green have had a player DQ'd in three straight games. The first
of those, Eric Przepiorka, had a hat trick in his return.
(6-6-0 ECACHL). LAST WEEK: L at Cornell, 3-1; W at Colgate,
6-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Union, vs. Rensselaer.
located just 20 miles from Foxboro, the home of the Patriots.
Come to think of it, Troy Brown would make a nice offensive
(4-5-2 ECACHL). LAST WEEK: T vs. UMass Lowell, 0-0 ot; W vs.
Providence, 5-1. THIS WEEK: at Yale, at Princeton.
out: Bowling Green
Bemidji State, Alabama-Huntsville, Michigan State, Bowling
Green, St. Lawrence
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