Ohio - Coming off its second straight weekend split against a ranked foe, the
Miami hockey team is ranked No. 5 in both the USCHO.com Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, both
of which were released Monday. For the second straight week, the RedHawks
slipped one spot, moving down from No. 4 last week, however Miami has now been
ranked in the top five each of the last four weeks.
RedHawks (5-2-1) totaled 765 points in the USCHO Poll, while Cornell moved
ahead of Miami to No. 4 with 790 points and North Dakota is right behind the 'Hawks
with 749 points at No. 6. In the USA
Today Poll, Miami garnered 361 points, just 11 fewer than No. 4 Cornell
(372), while North Dakota (351) was 10 points back of Miami in sixth.
top five in both polls are identical with Boston College retaining the No. 1
spot for the third straight week as the Eagles earned 48 of 50 first-place
votes and 998 points total in the USCHO Poll while gathering 33 of 34
first-place votes and 509 points in the USA
Today Poll. Minnesota and Denver are then second and third in the polls
with the Pioneers receiving one first-place vote in the USCHO Poll. Cornell and
Miami complete the top five.
North Dakota in the USCHO Poll is CCHA rival Notre Dame at No. 7 while Union
College claims the seventh spot in the USA
Today Poll. The teams are then flipped with Notre Dame No. 8 in the USA Today Poll and Union eighth in the
USCHO Poll while Union earned the remaining first-place vote in each national
poll. New Hampshire and CCHA foe Western Michigan complete both top 10s in
ninth and 10th, respectively.
the USCHO Poll, Boston University is No. 11 followed by CCHA rival Michigan,
who fell four spots to No. 12. St. Lawrence, Harvard and St. Cloud State claim
spots 13 through 15, respectively in the poll. Rounding out the USA Today Poll, Michigan is No. 11 with
BU behind them, followed by Harvard at No. 13, St. Lawrence at 14 and UMass
Lowell at No. 15.
the USCHO Poll, Northern Michigan, Miami's opponent this weekend, is No. 16
while UMass Lowell is 17th. Ferris State, who the RedHawks split
with last weekend, moved up one spot to No. 18 while Colorado College and
Minnesota-Duluth finished out the 20-team poll, respectively.
the USA Today Poll, the CCHA, Hockey
East and the ECAC all have four teams ranked while the WCHA placed three in the
poll. In the USCHO Poll, the CCHA and WCHA are tied for the lead with six teams
ranked while Hockey East and the ECAC each have four teams in the poll.
The USCHO.com Poll
consists of 50 voters, including 28 coaches from the Division I conferences and
22 beat writers and sports professionals from across the country. The poll,
published weekly by the Associated Press, is a production of USCHO.com, which provides
in-depth coverage of college hockey.
The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College
Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey
Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing
each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite
votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.
After a four-game
road trip, the No. 5 RedHawks return home to host No. 16 Northern Michigan
Friday and Saturday at Steve Cady Arena. Puck drop is 7:35 p.m. Friday and 7:05
p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased here.