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Boston College unseats Ferris State at top of men’s poll

With 44 first-place votes, Boston College has unseated Ferris State as the No. 1-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

Minnesota-Duluth received five first-place votes and moves to No. 2 this week, up from No. 4 a week ago.

Third-ranked Ferris State had the other first-place vote.

Boston University and Minnesota are tied for fourth this week, followed by Michigan falling three to No. 6, Union rising one to No. 7, Massachusetts-Lowell dropping one to eighth place, Denver staying ninth and Maine still tenth.

Miami jumps four spots to No. 11, Merrimack maintains the 12th spot, Cornell falls two to No. 13, North Dakota stays 14th and Michigan State drops two to No. 15.

At No. 16, Western Michigan is up three, Northern Michigan enters the rankings at No. 17 after not being ranked last week, Notre Dame retains the 18th spot, Colorado College falls three to No. 19 and previously-unranked Air Force comes in at No. 20.

The USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll consists of 50 voters, including 28 coaches from the Division I conferences and 22 beat writers and sports professionals from across the country.


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  • Und 4 life

    How is Cornell 13th? UND is a stronger team with a harder schedule?

    • Slambammy

      How does anything USCHO does make sense?  The polls are wacked.

    • WhyDoYouGuysWhineSoMuch

      Oh look!  The North Dakota whiners are here!!!

      • Scott Reed

        the the whining whiners are here too… UND fans complain about hockey pools, you complain about whining… maybe you should go find a site called United States College Whining Online, the rest of us here talk abotu hockey…

        And… do you honestly disagree with his statement?

        • WhyDoYouGuysWhineSoMuch

          The University of North Dakota IS the United States College of Whining.

          And whining about the polls IS NOT “talking about hockey”.  You guys never “talk about hockey”.  UND posts are always about how every once else sucks or how you’re underrated.  You guys never analyze the strength and weaknesses of individual teams or what happened the games.

          And his statement?  Whatever.  If we swapped Cornell and UND your guy would be complaining about why UND was behind Merrimack.

          • Scott Reed

            I will ignore the rest of your moaning and get to talking about hockey… Do YOU think Merrimack and Cornell are better than the Sioux?

          • Fan Man

             Why have I not heard an answer to your question?  Seems like what I am hearing here is a bunch of whiners complaining about whining that happened months ago and has been proven true as both Merrimack and Cornell have dropped significantly in the polls throughout the season….   So good question Scott, Do You People Out There Really Think These Two Teams Are Better Right Now?  And could you agree that these polls do not often reflect the better teams….

          • WhyDoYouGuysWhineSoMuch

            If I was voting I just swap Merrimack and North Dakota.  Merrimack might deserve to be even lower and is probably benefitting from the previous higher position (i.e. voters are slow to drop them).  That said, I don’t think North Dakota is light years ahead of Cornell.  Cornell has been inconsistent and looks like they play up or down to the competition.  I would only slot North Dakota higher because I think they are likely to do more damage in the coming weeks.  Cornell essentially just played themselves out of an at-large by being careless.  So for now that’s where I would put them.  On the other hand, I think a head to head series between Cornell and North Dakota would be close.  So there:  I answered your question and I said more about hockey than you or the other UND complainers have in the last month.

            And you’re still missing the point.  Polls are subjective are are not worth getting worked up over.  Certainly not over one or two positions and to the point where you’re alienating other fans.  Why do you guys keep doing this?  Do you see any other fan bases doing this?  Do you not see why everyone laughed so hard at you guys last year when you lost in the Frozen Four?  

          • Fan Man

             I’ll answer you!  For one, North Dakota Fans are not even close to being the only one’s who complain about rankings on here, more like the most noticeable people, other teams have less of a fan base.  So yes I see other team(S) that complain on here and have for the past three years that I have been reading weekly on here.  I see why other teams laughed last year because everyone knew how dominate the Sioux were and it was completely shocking to see such a team lose…  If you cant admit that then you obviously do not pay attention to college hockey as much as you think!  Last years team was incredible but we choked and Hakstol remains title~less, at least Nationally

          • Fan Man

             I’ll answer you!  For one, North Dakota Fans are not even close to being the only one’s who complain about rankings on here, more like the most noticeable people, other teams have less of a fan base.  So yes I see other team(S) that complain on here and have for the past three years that I have been reading weekly on here.  I see why other teams laughed last year because everyone knew how dominate the Sioux were and it was completely shocking to see such a team lose…  If you cant admit that then you obviously do not pay attention to college hockey as much as you think!  Last years team was incredible but we choked and Hakstol remains title~less, at least Nationally

          • Fan Man

             I’ll answer you!  For one, North Dakota Fans are not even close to being the only one’s who complain about rankings on here, more like the most noticeable people, other teams have less of a fan base.  So yes I see other team(S) that complain on here and have for the past three years that I have been reading weekly on here.  I see why other teams laughed last year because everyone knew how dominate the Sioux were and it was completely shocking to see such a team lose…  If you cant admit that then you obviously do not pay attention to college hockey as much as you think!  Last years team was incredible but we choked and Hakstol remains title~less, at least Nationally

          • Truthhurts

            No, they laughed because they don’t like your fans.  Same way they laughed when Minnesota lost to Holy Cross.

          • Scott Reed

            wow you do know hockey, and I kind of agree about the cornell series but only because UND is weak in the net.  And polls are not worth getting worked up over then why does everyone get so worked up over us getting worked up… its a double edged sword.  And its like cheering for the yankees or the cowboys to lose… people hate dynasties when its not their team. 

          • WhyDoYouGuysWhineSoMuch

            Because in the process of complaining about the polls many of your fans insult everyone else.  This has nothing to do with North Dakota being a “dynasty”.  Michigan has more titles than North Dakota.  There was far more celebrating when North Dakota lost in last year’s semi-finals than when Michigan lost in the finals.  And do you ever see BU and BC fans complain about polls or Pairwise?  

          • Fan Man

             Thats because nobody over there cares about their programs compared to people like me and even you i suppose…  UND fans load rinks, travels, blogs, whatever we do we do well!   Ur doing pretty good complaining yourself, more so than I’ve ever heard from ANY UND fan this year on this site.

          • David Gorder

            Dude you’re analyzing whining

      • Poker Face

         North Dakota fans are the worst.  Nothing is better than seeing them all leave their state for a Frozen Four and then see their faces after their Sue choke again.

  • Anti-NCAA

    The lone Ferris State vote was undoubtedly from its own coach.  I did not think for one second that they were the top team in the country.   You don’t just pop onto radar as the best in then country and end up #1, or they’re not playing many teams under consideration.

  • GRBSPR

    Isn’t it more likely that the lone Ferris State first-place vote came from BC’s Jerry York, who cannot vote for his own team?

  • CrockOGrimaldi

    Only a North Dakota fan whines about being Cornell being ranked 13.  Every year, the fans whine about other schools and their ranking.  Last year, Yale, this year Merrimack and Ferris State, now Cornell.  They moan about eastern bias, even though their team never wins on the road.  They whine about strength of schedule even though they didn’t finish at the top of their conference.  They whine about other teams being dirty even though they always have players who get in trouble.  They whine about other teams this and that even though they always recruit players ranked by NHL Central Scouting.  The fans in the arena are worse than Flyer fans.  They haven’t won anything since Dean Blais.  Hakstool is a joke of a coach, squandering more talent than anyone other than Bobby Cox with that rotation of Braves pitchers.  Wahhh wahhh wahhhh.  Let’s hear about all the titles and how they helped against Michigan last year and how they really won the game because they outplayed them and the Wolverines were lucky and had great goaltending. 

    • GeauxSioux

      You, sir, have too much time on your hands. Find a hobby.

    • Guest

       I stood up and applauded this comment – thank you CrockOGrimaldi!!!!

    • Scott Reed

      you are such a joke, get a life… the saying goes don’t hate the player hate the game.  Nowhere does it say to hate the hater.  You take everything way too far and you know more about the sioux complaints than sioux fans do just so you can argue against them. I think I will change my name on here to CrockOCrockOgrimaldi… No I hate the hater who hates the haters who hate the game??? something like that anyway.  You have just brought hockey fans and humanity to a new low. pat yourself on the back and go do something unproductive for society, you have done all you can here please leave…

    • Scott Reed

      you are such a joke, get a life… the saying goes don’t hate the player hate the game.  Nowhere does it say to hate the hater.  You take everything way too far and you know more about the sioux complaints than sioux fans do just so you can argue against them. I think I will change my name on here to CrockOCrockOgrimaldi… No I hate the hater who hates the haters who hate the game??? something like that anyway.  You have just brought hockey fans and humanity to a new low. pat yourself on the back and go do something unproductive for society, you have done all you can here please leave…

    • Scott Reed

      you are such a joke, get a life… the saying goes don’t hate the player hate the game.  Nowhere does it say to hate the hater.  You take everything way too far and you know more about the sioux complaints than sioux fans do just so you can argue against them. I think I will change my name on here to CrockOCrockOgrimaldi… No I hate the hater who hates the haters who hate the game??? something like that anyway.  You have just brought hockey fans and humanity to a new low. pat yourself on the back and go do something unproductive for society, you have done all you can here please leave…

    • Scott Reed

      you are such a joke, get a life… the saying goes don’t hate the player hate the game.  Nowhere does it say to hate the hater.  You take everything way too far and you know more about the sioux complaints than sioux fans do just so you can argue against them. I think I will change my name on here to CrockOCrockOgrimaldi… No I hate the hater who hates the haters who hate the game??? something like that anyway.  You have just brought hockey fans and humanity to a new low. pat yourself on the back and go do something unproductive for society, you have done all you can here please leave…

      • TimesUp

        Hey Scott.  I get the feeling you think all of the posts calling out North Dakota fans for whining come from one person.  They don’t.  

        Why don’t you man up and answer a question.  Why are about 98 percent of the posts complaining about the polls or the pairwise or bracketology from North Dakota fans?  

        • Scott Reed

          I have had a few conversations with CrockO… there is a littel history there.  If you want me to man up and answer a serious question… ask one, don’t make up statistics and call out my manhood.  First do you actually disagree with what the people are saying or are do you just not like to see so much of it? Because I remember a whole lot of Sioux Fans complaining about Merrimack being number 1 and how they would be sucking in the WCHA they took so much heat for that and the whining police came out and complained about complaining… but guess what, They were all right! Merrimack still has inflated polling results because of a good streak and a very very weak schedule, And it is sad to see them a head of any of the top 6 teams in the WCHA.  So when Sioux fans complain about Ferris state and Merrimack and other obvious stupidpolling results. Why don’t you man up and admit you can actually agree with what they are saying but don’t like the way they are saying it or how many of them are saying it.   

          • TimesUp

            Where to start!  Don’t call out your manhood?  You’ve been calling people cowards for weeks over screen names.  Apparently you can dish it out but you can’t take it.  Making up statistics?  Name one.  If you’re going to call someone a liar, back it up.  On the other hand, I have smacked down a bunch on UND fans for cherry picking results and flat out getting the past results wrong.  And when I called them out they disappeared like true cowards.

            And while you can say you were right about Merrimack you guys complain about everyone so sooner or later you’re bound to be right.  Especially when you complain in December and the likelihood that the hot team in the fall isn’t going to be the hot team in March.  Anyway, Ferris is still winning.  I’m not saying they will win the title or that they should be number one but you didn’t see anyone else complaining while they were number one.

            On the “top six” in the WCHA, um, no.  Colorado College has two wins this month.  And the came within 30 seconds of getting swept at home by Cornell who we have established you no respect for either.  UNO is a .500 team that’s 30 in Pairwise, 28 in KRACH and 33 in SoS.  You guys always take it a little too far.  I think last year someone said the sixth place team would go undefeated in the ECAC.  I think not.And you’re still missing the point.  It’s a poll!  Why do you care so much?

          • Scott Reed

            Making up statistics yes, you say “98%” do you want to admit now that was made up or an extreem exageration? So yes…real questins with real stats get real answers, you so far get none.

            I have said a few things about people names in the context of the conversation…I believe I had called one a coward. If you can show me where I am wrong I will eat crow, if not, your making stuff up or exaggerating again.  And comparing your feats of hockey wisdom in arguments with other people to this conversation has nothing to do with me.  You haven’t gained a lot of ground in your first paragraph… lets hope you do better further down. 

            Does that mean if I call you an idiot everyday I am bound to be right? guess what…I think I already am! So why does everybody else defend a hot team in december for beating a bunch of bad teams… because you let you hatred for the Sioux win over logic, you should be a shamed….

            CC has 2 bad losses to Bemidji, losing to Denver, UMD, and even a tough conference opponet in UNO is nothing to be ashamed about.  Merrimack might be fighting for home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs (thats top six) if they were lucky. 

            last year someone said….who cares, it wasn’t me I didn’t say it. go talk to whoever said it. 

          • TimesUp

            What a cop out.  The 98 percent comment was clearly hyperbole.  I thought you were actually talking about hockey related statistics. 

          • Scott Reed

            what a cop out by you, you called my manhood out in a comment with ONE statistic in it.  Hoiw is it my fault you can’t remember what you wrote?

        • FightingSioux4ever

          Got any hard numbers to back that up?  Didn’t think so.  Keep pulling %’s out of the air to bolster your weak argument.

  • KevHurls

    Michigan sucks. (period)

  • Landofthenorth

    OMG, last time North Dakota won a championship was the first of Kristo’s three years in first grade

    • beefheart

      Tee hee hee.

  • This guy

    Who cares about UND? BC would stomp them.