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Ratings Roundup Week 14




Jan. 17, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – After defeating New Hampshire at home, 4-2, and blanking Vermont on the road, 3-0, the Boston College women’s ice hockey team retained its No. 4 ranking in the USCHO poll, but fell to No. 5 on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll this week.

Excluding two Beanpot contests, Boston College (16-6-1, 9-2-1 Hockey East) will face league play the rest of the season. This week BC hosts Northeastern on Tuesday and Providence on Friday. Both skates are scheduled for 7 p.m.

After a week hiatus from the No. 1 standing, Wisconsin move back atop the rankings with a win, 8-2, and a tie, 4-4, at North Dakota. Minnesota, who had been No. 1, moved back to No. 2 after a loss, 4-2, and win, 3-0, at Minnesota-Duluth.

Unchanged were No. 3 Cornell, No. 6 North Dakota, No. 7 Northeastern, and No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth.

Despite winning both of its games and picking up more votes, Boston College swapped places with Mercyhurst on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. The No. 6 Lakers topped Niagara in overtime, 5-4, and again in regulation, 4-2, the following day. The Eagles were ranked fourth for seven consecutive weeks.

Harvard moved up to No. 9 with wins over Union, 2-0, and Rensselaer, 5-3. Dartmouth reclaimed a spot in the polls by defeating the same teams, 3-2 and 4-2, respectively.

USCHO.com Poll (1/16/12) USA Hockey Poll (1/17/12)
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Wk
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Wk
1. Wisconsin 134 (3) 20-2-2 2 1. Wisconsin 183 (12) 20-2-2 2
2. Minnesota 131 (2) 19-4-1 1 2. Minnesota 171 (4) 19-4-1 1
3. Cornell 130 (4) 15-2-0 3 3. Cornell 158 (3) 12-2-0 3
4. Boston College 96 16-6-1 4 4. Mercyhurst 125 17-4-1 5
5. Mercyhurst 85 17-4-1 5 5. Boston College 116 16-6-1 4
6. North Dakota 57 13-8-2 6 6. North Dakota 83 13-8-1 6
7. Northeastern 56 15-5-1 7 7. Northeastern 73 15-5-1 7
8. Minnesota-Duluth 49 12-9-1 8 8. Minnesota-Duluth 61 12-9-1 9
9. Harvard 43 11-5-1 10 9. Harvard 47 11-5-1 10
10. Dartmouth 20 11-5-2 NR 10. Dartmouth 19 11-5-2 NR
Others receiving votes: Bemidji St. (11), BU (2), Maine (1), St. Lawrence (1). Others receiving votes: Bemidji St. (7), St. Lawrence (2).

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