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Rankings roundup: How ranked teams fared, Oct. 21-27

No. 1 Minnesota got a win and tie against No. 5 Boston College (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Here’s how the 20 teams in the Oct. 21, 2013, USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll fared in games from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27:

No. 1 Minnesota tied 3-3 with No. 5 Boston College on Friday, won 6-1 over No. 5 Boston College on Sunday. Record: 5-0-1. Next: at Notre Dame, Nov. 8-9.

No. 2 Notre Dame won 3-2 at Minnesota-Duluth on Friday, lost 4-1 at Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday. Record: 5-1. Next: at Vermont, Nov. 1-2.

No. 3 Miami lost 3-2 at No. 8 Providence on Friday, tied 4-4 at No. 8 Providence on Saturday. Record: 3-2-1. Next: vs. Canisius, Nov. 1-2.

No. 4 Michigan won 2-1 over No. 13 Boston University on Friday, lost 2-1 to No. 18 Massachusetts-Lowell on Saturday. Record: 4-1-1. Next: vs. Michigan Tech, Nov. 1-2.

No. 5 Boston College tied 3-3 at No. 1 Minnesota on Friday, lost 6-1 at No. 1 Minnesota on Sunday. Record: 2-2-1. Next: vs. Northeastern, Nov. 1; at Northeastern, Nov. 2.

No. 6 North Dakota won 4-1 over the U.S. Under-18 Team (exhibition) on Saturday. Record: 2-1-1. Next: vs. St. Cloud State, Nov. 1-2.

No. 7 Yale lost 4-1 to Brown on Friday at the Liberty Hockey Invitational, won 3-2 over Princeton on Saturday at the Liberty Hockey Invitational. Record: 1-1. Next: vs. St. Lawrence, Nov. 1; vs. Clarkson, Nov. 2.

No. 8 Providence won 3-2 over No. 3 Miami on Friday, tied 4-4 with No. 4 Miami on Saturday. Record: 4-0-1. Next: at Boston University, Nov. 1; vs. Boston University, Nov. 2.

No. 9 Quinnipiac won 4-3 over Bentley on Tuesday, won 4-2 at Holy Cross on Friday, won 4-1 over Holy Cross on Saturday. Record: 6-1. Next: at Colgate, Nov. 1; at Cornell, Nov. 2.

No. 10 St. Cloud State won 4-2 at Colgate on Friday, won 4-3 at Colgate on Saturday. Record: 3-0-1. Next: at North Dakota, Nov. 1-2.

No. 11 Wisconsin did not play. Record: 2-2. Next: vs. Lake Superior State, Nov. 1-2.

No. 12 Rensselaer won 4-2 over No. 14 New Hampshire on Saturday. Record: 4-1. Next: vs. Harvard, Oct. 29; at Harvard, Nov. 1; at Dartmouth, Nov. 2.

No. 13 Boston University lost 2-1 at No. 4 Michigan on Friday, lost 3-1 at Michigan State on Saturday. Record: 3-3. Next: vs. Providence, Nov. 1; at Providence, Nov. 2.

No. 14 New Hampshire lost 4-2 at No. 12 Rensselaer on Saturday. Record: 1-3-1. Next: at Massachusetts-Lowell, Nov. 1; vs. Massachusetts-Lowell, Nov. 2.

No. 15 Lake Superior did not play. Record: 4-0. Next: vs. Laurentian (exhibition), Oct. 29; at Wisconsin, Nov. 1-2.

No. 16 Minnesota State did not play. Record: 2-2. Next: at Bemidji State, Nov. 1-2.

No. 17 Denver won 5-1 over Niagara on Friday, lost 4-1 to Canisius on Saturday. Record: 3-3. Next: vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Nov. 1-2.

No. 18 Massachusetts-Lowell won 4-1 at Michigan State on Friday, won 2-1 at No. 4 Michigan on Saturday. Record: 3-3. Next: vs. New Hampshire, Nov. 1; at New Hampshire, Nov. 2.

No. 19 Cornell won 5-3 at Nebraska-Omaha on Friday, won 4-3 at Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday. Record: 2-0. Next: vs. Princeton, Nov. 1; vs. Quinnipiac, Nov. 2.

No. 20 Northeastern won 6-3 at St. Lawrence on Friday, lost 6-4 at St. Lawrence on Saturday. Record: 5-1. Next: at Boston College, Nov. 1; vs. Boston College, Nov. 2.

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  • mike

    Not a heck of a lot has been sorted out

  • streaker

    I can see Providence and RPI jumping up this week.

    • :3

      Agreed, throw Cornell in for potential moving up as well. Yale will probably drop a bit. Teams like Denver and maybe UML have potential to drop out of the rankings, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of the bubble teams like SLU or Clarkson getting more votes

      • streaker

        Agree, except UML will move up after sweeping MSU and Michigan on the road. They are a much better team than they have shown so far.

        • :3

          My bad, I buzzed through and thought I saw they lost both games. Yeah, they should stay in

          Watch for Brown to get some votes potentially, too… they were solid down the stretch at the end of last season and knocked off Yale this weekend

          Long story short, it’s way too early to call anything, especially with so many teams playing fewer than 5 games… Next two weeks will have everyone in league play, and we should start to see a clearer split in top teams as they start to play each other.

          Regional bias to the northeast, but I’m really surprised at the parity in Hockey East and ECAC so far this year. I know less about what happens in the western leagues, but it seems like there’s a solid amount of parity out there, too… should get real interesting to see how many bubble teams there are come February

          • streaker

            I don’t know much about the ECAC this season other than RPI being expected to make some noise. Yale, Cornell and QU will all be good and Brown was a surprise. Michigan doesn’t play any ECAC teams, so I didn’t do any prep work. HEA- seeing UML, BC and BU live- and UNH on tv-I give an edge to UML- size, experience, speed, goaltending- although BU/BC is explosive- they are young. It will be interesting how Notre Dame fits in- which I don’t think will be a problem. Many other teams out east will surprise like Providence.
            Michigan doesn’t play a conference game until late next month, btw in the B1G. Still has 5 nc games to play before a pair with Ohio State, then 3 more nc games. The conference doesn’t really start until January.

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