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Ratings Roundup Week 18




Feb. 8, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College women’s ice hockey team fell two spots to No. 6 on the latest USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Last week, the Eagles (19-8-3, 11-3-2 Hockey East) tied No. 7 Northeastern, 1-1, at the 34th Annual Beanpot and lost to Providence, 6-2.

The Eagles have four league games remaining on their regular-season schedule, including a home-and-home series with Connecticut this weekend. BC travels to UConn for a 2 p.m. skate on Saturday, Feb. 11 and return to the Heights for 1 p.m. showdown on Sunday.

BC concluded the Beanpot with a 4-2 win over No. 8 Harvard on Tuesday night at Walter Brown Arena. The Crimson had been topped by newly-minted No. 10 Boston University, 5-2, in the opening round. Northeastern went on win the title by defeating BU, 4-3, in overtime.

With the Eagles taking the No. 6 ranking in the polls, both North Dakota and Mercyhurst advanced one position. The schools remained flip-flopped in the rankings, but occupy spots No. 4 and No. 5.

The 10th spot was the only other change on the sets, as BU went from a national vote-getter to being included on the list.

USCHO.com Poll (2/6/12) USA Hockey Magazine Poll (2/7/12)
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Rk
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Rk
1. Wisconsin 150 (150 26-2-2 1 1. Wisconsin 190 (19) 26-2-2 1
2. Minnesota 133 24-4-2 2 2. Minnesota 170 24-4-2 2
3. Cornell 122 21-3-0 3 3. Cornell 153 21-3-0 3
4. North Dakota 90 18-9-2 5 4. Mercyhurst 115 19-5-1 5
5. Mercyhurst 78 19-5-1 6 5. North Dakota 110 18-9-2 6
6. Boston College 77 18-8-3 4 6. Boston College 91 18-8-3 4
7. Northeastern 66 18-6-3 7 7. Northeastern 74 18-6-3 8
8. Harvard 50 16-7-1 9 8. Harvard 59 16-7-1 7
9. Minn.-Duluth 21 15-12-1 8 9. Minn.-Duluth 28 15-12-1 9
10. Boston Univ. 14 16-12-1 NR 10. Boston Univ. 20 16-12-1 NR
10. Dartmouth 20 15-7-2 10
Others receiving votes: Dartmouth (13), St. Lawrence (6), Bemidji St. (2), Clarkson (2), Providence (1). Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence (8), Bemidji St. (4), Ohio State (2), Clarkson (1).

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