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Ratings Roundup Week 9




Nov. 23, 2011

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College women’s ice hockey team retained its No. 4 ranking in the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week, after sweeping Hockey East rival Northeastern, 3-1 and 4-1, in a home-and-home series last week.

The top five schools in each poll were unchanged by name. Wisconsin remained No. 1 for the ninth straight week.

Spots five through 10 were jumbled on the USCHO poll. The biggest movers were Mercyhurst to No. 7, up two spots, Minnesota-Duluth, who moved down two places to No. 8. No. 6 North Dakota and No. 9 Harvard improved by one rank.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine saw No. 2 Minnesota switch with No. 3 Cornell. Mercyhurst was the biggest climber, improving from No. 9 to No. 7, while Minnesota-Duluth and Northeaster both fell two spots to No. 8 and No. 10, respectively. North Dakota improved by one place to No. 6, as did Harvard to No. 9.

Boston College fell to Quinnipiac, 2-1, in overtime last night, but resumes play on Friday, Nov. 25 versus Princeton at 3 p.m. and travels to Brown on Sunday at 2 p.m.

USCHO.com Poll (11/21/11) USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll (11/22/11)
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Rk.
Team
Pts. (1st)
Record
Last Rk.
1. Wisconsin 149 (14) 13-1-0 1 1. Wisconsin 190 (19) 13-1-0 1
2. Minnesota 131 (1) 12-2-0 2 2. Minneosta 167 12-2-0 3
3. Cornell 122 7-1-0 3 3. Cornell 155 7-1-0 2
4. Boston College 98 8-3-1 4 4. Boston College 123 8-3-1 4
5. Boston University 85 9-4-1 5 5. Boston University 113 9-4-1 5
6. North Dakota 77 9-4-1 7 6. North Dakota 94 9-4-1 6
7. Mercyhurst 48 8-2-0 9 7. Mercyhurst 67 8-2-0 9
8. Minnesota-Duluth 21 5-6-1 6 8. Minnesota-Duluth 48 5-6-1 7
9. Harvard 32 5-1-0 10 T-9. Northeastern 39 10-3-0 8
10. Northeastern 27 10-3-0 8 T-9. Harvard 39 5-1-0 10
Others receving votes: Bemidji St. (15) Others receiving votes: Bemidji St. (7) and Clarkson (3).

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