W. Ice Hockey Retains No. 5 USCHO Ranking
Oct. 10, 2011
Minneapolis, Minn. –The Boston College women’s ice hockey team remained the No. 5 team in the country according to the latest USCHO.com poll released on Monday. The new rankings came out one day after the Eagles split their season-opening series on the road against No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth.
The top five remain unchanged. Wisconsin received all 15 first place votes and held onto its unanimous No. 1 placing, with No.2 Cornell, No.3 Minnesota, No. 4 Boston University and BC rounding out the group.
Movement was seen in the bottom half of the poll, as Minnesota-Duluth traded spots with No. 7 North Dakota. Northeastern, who was previously unranked, jumped up to No. 8, while No. 9 Dartmouth improved one spot and No. 10 Mercyhurst fell two places.
The USCHO.com Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, including 14 coaches of Division I programs and one women's hockey writer. USCHO.com provides in-depth coverage of college hockey.
The Eagles will open Hockey East play at New Hampshire on Friday, Oct. 14.