MINNEAPOLIS — It had to end sometime.
And with ninth ranked Williams upset of No. 2 Norwich, the Cadets 20 game unbeaten streak — and their status as the lone unblemished team in the nation — was over.
Coupled with No. 1 Oswegos 5-2 victory over Cortland, the Lakers are again the unanimous vote as the nations top squad.
Teams three through five remained the same, despite some interesting results: No. 3 St. Norberts two ties (against fourth ranked St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin-Superior), St. Scholasticas deadlock and defeat of UW-Stevens Point, and a road loss by the Plattsburgh Cardinals to then-10th ranked Middlebury (along with a 4-1 win over Morrisville).
The weeks biggest mover, Williams, jumped up three spots to sixth after besting both St. Michaels and ending Norwichs impressive run. The Gusties from Gustavus Adolphus also ascended a spot after a home sweep of Concordia (MN).
Elmira was not so fortunate. The Soaring Eagles altitude dipped a bit as they dropped a 5-3 decision at home to conference foe Hobart.
By virtue of their upset of fifth ranked Plattsburgh, Middlebury moved up one rung to ninth while Hamline (in a tie for 10th last week) now has the ranking all to itself after the Pipers sweep of St. Johns.
Falling from seventh to No. 11, Amherst suffered the worst fate of the week, after losing to unranked (but now No. 15) Bowdoin and skating to a 2-2 tie with Colby.
The Adrian Bulldogs, who outscored Lake Forest on the road 13-4, again remained at No. 12.
Wentworth College used two victories to climb up two rungs to No. 13, while UW-River Falls remained one spot lower.
Bowdoins two home victories over Amherst and Hamilton elevated the Polar Bears into the top 15, replacing Manhattanville, who only earned only one point in a home series with Neumann.