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Weekend Wrap-Around ▲ Hockey East Claims Three Of Top Four Spots In Rankings

Hockey East continues to show it’s the best conference in college hockey, boasting three of the top four teams in the country.  The latest USCHO polls has Providence continuing its reign as the #1 team in the country with Boston College just behind them at #2.  Lowell moved up to #4 after taking three points from Notre Dame.  Staying at #3 is UMass’ next opponent, 11-0-2 Quinnpiac.

Boston University dropped out of the top ten after splitting a weekend series at Michigan and now stand at #11.  Merrimack stays at #13 after tying UMass on Saturday.  Notre Dame fell two spots to #18 after managing just a tie against Lowell over the weekend.  UMass is second among the teams also receiving votes.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll

November 23, 2015

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Providence (36) 8- 0-3 983 1
2 Boston College ( 9) 10- 1-0 936 2
3 Quinnipiac ( 5) 11- 0-2 901 3
4 Massachusetts-Lowell 9- 1-3 816 5
5 North Dakota 10- 2-2 795 4
6 Nebraska-Omaha 9- 2-1 745 6
7 St. Cloud State 9- 3-0 716 7
8 Harvard 4- 1-1 640 8
9 Denver 7- 3-2 565 9
10 Yale 5- 1-2 516 11
11 Boston University 6- 4-2 474 10
12 Michigan 6- 2-1 468 12
13 Merrimack 6- 1-4 402 13
14 St. Lawrence 8- 3-2 378 14
15 Bowling Green 7- 3-3 272 15
16 Cornell 6- 1-1 222 18
17 Minnesota-Duluth 5- 5-3 191 17
18 Notre Dame 5- 3-4 163 16
19 Michigan Tech 7- 4-1 146 19
20 Penn State 7- 2-3 69 NR
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 27, Massachusetts 22, Robert Morris 21, Clarkson 14, Minnesota State 11, Miami 4, Alaska-Anchorage 2, Michigan State 1.


Mark Jankowski was named Hockey East Player of the Week after Providence after scoring three goals in a weekend sweep of Northeastern.  Lowell’s Nick Master was named Rookie of the Week for a two goal effort against the Irish.  And Dan Renouf was named Defensive Player of the Week as the Maine Black Bears finally got into the win column, twice, with a sweep of Vermont.  Minuteman netminder Nic Renyard was named a Top Peformer for stopping 60 of 63 shots against New Hampshire and Merrimack.

UMass is part of a logjam for second place in the league, with 5 teams currently tied with 8 league points.  Lowell is on top of the standings with 13 points.

Conference     Overall
    GP W-L-T   PTS GF-GA     GP W-L-T GF-GA
1 Mass.-Lowell 8 5-0-3   13 21-9     13 9-1-3 36-17
2 Notre Dame 6 3-1-2   8 18-12     12 5-3-4 39-34
  Boston University 7 3-2-2   8 22-20     12 6-4-2 39-36
  Boston College 4 4-0-0   8 18-3     11 10-1-0 48-13
  Merrimack 7 2-1-4   8 16-15     11 6-1-4 34-20
  Massachusetts 8 2-2-4   8 23-28     13 6-3-4 44-46
7 Vermont 8 2-4-2   6 17-22     13 3-8-2 26-36
  Providence 4 2-0-2   6 12-6     11 8-0-3 44-22
9 New Hampshire 5 1-1-3   5 18-19     11 3-5-3 39-43
10 Maine 6 2-4-0   4 8-16     13 2-8-3 18-35
11 Connecticut 7 1-6-0   2 16-27     12 3-9-0 30-43
  Northeastern 8 0-6-2   2 16-28     13 1-10-2 24-44
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