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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.

USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll
Minneapolis, Minn./October 10, 2011
Team Record Points (1st Pl.) Last Week
1. Wisconsin 4-0-0 150 (15) 1
2. Cornell 0-0-0 126 2
3. Minnesota 4-0-0 125 3
4. Boston University 3-1-0 104 4
5. Boston College 1-1-0 80 5
6. Minnesota-Duluth 1-1-0 79 7
7. North Dakota 1-3-0 61 6
8. Northeastern 2-0-0 30 NR
9. Dartmouth 0-0-0 18 10
10. Mercyhurst 2-2-0 17 8

Others receiving votes: Maine, 9, Ohio State 9, Rensselaer 5, St. Lawrence 5,
Bemidji State 2, Harvard 2, New Hampshire 2, Clarkson 1

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