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Ratings Roundup Week 16




Jan. 24, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Following a week of conference play in which the Boston College women's ice hockey team went 2-0-1, BC retained its No. 4 ranking in the USCHO poll, but moved back up to No. 4 on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

The Eagles take the ice for the final regular-season meeting with BU on Wed. January 25 at 7 p.m. The sides each won their road game back in November when they were ranked fifth and fourth, respectively. BC has gone 5-1-1 since returning from break. BU is 2-3-0 and has fallen from the national rankings in that same span.

The top five in the polls mirrored each other. Cornell swapped Minnesota for the No. 2 ranking from No. 3, Boston College and North Dakota bumped up one spot to four and five, respectively, and Mercyhurst fell to the bottom half.

Wisconsin defeated Minnesota-Duluth, 2-0 and 4-3 OT, to reach its 13th week at No. 1. The Bulldogs remained at No. 8 according the USCHO, but was moved down to No. 9 by USA Hockey.

Cornell upended Syracuse, 6-3, and No. 9 Harvard, 2-0, before downing No. 10 Dartmouth, 1-0, in overtime. Minnesota beat Bemidji State, 3-2, before requiring a shootout to earn league points over the Beaver with a 3-3 tie. UND outscored St. Cloud State, 19-0, in its weekend skates.

Northeastern picked up wins over UNH, 8-0, and Vermont, 5-1, to get moved up to No. 6 by the USCHO, but remained at No. 7 with USA Hockey.

Mercyhurst spilt a home-and-home series with Robert Morris, falling three spots to No. 7 with the USCHO and two slots to No. 6 with USA Hockey. The Lakers won on the road, 4-2, but fell at home, 2-3.

Harvard and Dartmouth held onto their ninth and tenth place in the polls according to the USCHO, the Crimson overtook Minnesota-Duluth in the eyes of the USA Hockey poll.

USCHO Poll (1/23/12) USA Hockey Poll (1/24/12)
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Wk
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Week
1. Wisconsin 148 (13) 22-2-2 1 1. Wisconsin 188 (17) 22-2-2 1
2. Cornell 130 (2) 18-2-0 3 2. Cornell 167 (2) 18-2-0 3
3. Minnesota 124 20-4-2 2 3. Minnesota 156 20-4-2 2
4. Boston College 101 18-6-2 4 4. Boston College 129 18-6-2 5
5. North Dakota 80 15-8-2 6 5. North Dakota 99 15-8-2 6
6. Northeastern 73 15-5-1 7 6. Mercyhurst 91 15-5-1 4
7. Mercyhurst 68 18-5-1 5 7. Northeastern 90 18-5-1 7
8. Minnesota-Duluth 34 12-11-1 8 8. Harvard 49 12-11-1 9
9. Harvard 33 12-6-1 9 9. Minnesota-Duluth 37 12-6-1 8
10. Dartmouth 20 12-6-2 10 10. Dartmouth 25 12-6-2 10
Others receiving votes: Bemidji St. (7), St. Lawrence (7). Others receving votes: Bemidji St. (8), St. Lawrence (6).

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