Ratings Roundup Week 12
Dec. 14, 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. The Eagles closed out the calendar year with split against Mercyhurst, topping the Lakers 4-2 before falling 2-3 in overtime.
BC established a new program standard record of 13 wins heading into the December break, achieving a 13-5-1 mark. The Maroon and Gold sit in second place of the Hockey East standings with 15 points at 7-2-1 in league play, having contested one less game than conference leader No. 7 Northeastern (8-2-1).
The top four schools in each poll were unchanged. Wisconsin was again a unanimous No. 1 in both polls, holding onto the top spot for the 12th straight week. Minnesota, Cornell and Boston College round out the top four for the sixth consecutive week.
In both surveys, Mercyhurst swapped its No. 6 ranking for No. 5 with North Dakota and Northeastern moved up to No. 7 with a defeat of BU. The Terriers received votes, but fell from the standings, leaving Boston College and the Huskies as the only ranked Hockey East teams.
Bemidji State fell from just one place, to No. 8, on the USCHO rankings, but dropped to No. 10 on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine set. The Beavers were subject to a pair of losses versus Wisconsin, 3-1 and 6-1.
Minnesota-Duluth’s split at North Dakota enabled the Bulldogs to remain No. 8 on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and move up one place to No. 9 with the USCHO.
Harvard garnered its fourth appearance on the lists with a 5-1 win at Providence and 5-2 defeat of New Hampshire. The Crimson broke into the USCHO poll at No. 10 and came in at No. 9 with the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine group.
Boston College is does not compete again until Thursday, Jan. 5. The Eagles will play St. Lawrence at 7 p.m. in Matthews Arena.