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Rankings roundup: How ranked teams fared, Dec. 30-Jan. 5

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Joe Wilson and Colgate got the better of Travis White (left), CJ Motte and No. 2 Ferris State on Saturday (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Here’s how the 20 teams in the Dec. 30, 2013, USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll fared in games from Dec. 30, 2013, to Jan. 5, 2014:

No. 1 Minnesota tied Colgate 2-2 on Friday, beat Rensselaer 6-2 on Saturday. Record: 13-2-3. Next: at Penn State, Jan. 12-13.

No. 2 Ferris State beat Rensselaer 6-2 on Friday, lost to Colgate 3-0 on Saturday. Record: 15-3-3. Next: vs. Michigan Tech, Jan. 10-11.

No. 3 St. Cloud State beat the U.S. Under-18 Team 8-0 on Saturday (exhibition). Record: 11-2-3. Next: at Denver, Jan. 10-11.

No. 4 Providence tied Merrimack 1-1 on Saturday. Record: 13-3-4. Next: vs. Northeastern, Jan. 7; at Boston College, Jan. 10.

No. 5 Union did not play. Record: 12-3-3. Next: at Quinnipiac, Jan. 10; at Princeton, Jan. 11.

No. 6 Boston College beat No. 14 Notre Dame 4-3 on Saturday. Record: 13-4-2. Next: vs. Providence, Jan. 10; at Brown, Jan. 11.

No. 7 Michigan did not play. Record: 10-4-2. Next: at Wisconsin, Jan. 10-11.

No. 8 Quinnipiac beat Maine 2-1 on Friday. Record: 15-3-4. Next: at Harvard, Jan. 7; vs. Union, Jan. 10; vs. Rensselaer, Jan. 11.

No. 9 Massachusetts-Lowell tied No. 11 Clarkson 1-1 on Friday, beat No. 11 Clarkson 4-3 on Saturday. Record: 14-5-1. Next: at Northeastern, Jan. 11.

No. 10 Yale tied at Vermont 3-3 on Saturday. Record: 7-3-4. Next: vs. Harvard, Jan. 11.

No. 11 Clarkson tied at No. 9 Massachusetts-Lowell 1-1 on Friday, lost at No. 9 Massachusetts-Lowell 4-3 on Saturday. Record: 12-6-2. Next: vs. Merrimack, Jan. 10-11.

No. 12 Miami did not play. Record: 9-7-2. Next: at Western Michigan, Jan. 10-11.

No. 13 Wisconsin lost to Alaska-Anchorage 3-2 on Friday, beat Alaska-Anchorage 4-3 on Saturday. Record: 11-6-1. Next: vs. Michigan, Jan. 10-11.

No. 14 Notre Dame lost to No. 6 Boston College 4-3 on Saturday. Record: 10-8-1. Next: vs. Alabama-Huntsville, Jan. 10-11.

No. 15 Cornell beat the Russian Red Stars 6-0 on Friday (exhibition). Record: 8-4-3. Next: vs. Massachusetts, Jan. 10.

No. 16 Denver tied Brown 3-3 on Friday. Record: 10-6-4. Next: vs. St. Cloud State, Jan. 10-11.

No. 17 Northeastern beat Massachusetts 4-3 on Saturday. Record: 11-6-3. Next: at Providence, Jan. 7; vs. Massachusetts-Lowell, Jan. 11.

No. 18 Lake Superior State beat Michigan Tech 4-3 on Friday, lost to Michigan Tech 3-2 on Saturday. Record: 11-8-1. Next: vs. Bemidji State, Jan. 10-11.

No. 19 Nebraska-Omaha lost at New Hampshire 6-3 on Friday, lost at New Hampshire 5-2 on Saturday. Record: 8-9-1. Next: vs. Minnesota-Duluth, Jan. 10-11.

No. 20 Vermont tied Dartmouth 1-1 on Friday, tied No. 10 Yale 3-3 on Saturday. Record: 10-6-3. Next: at St. Lawrence, Jan. 7; at Colgate, Jan. 11.


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  • leah mcdonough

    I’d like really to know the sources of the 4 individuals who voted for Bentley as at least the 20th ranked team in the USCHO poll. That means, per those voters, that Bentley is a better team than New Hampshire, Minnesota State, North Dakota, Colgate, Northeastern, Maine, Ohio State, and Nebraska Omaha, among others. Not just better than 1 of those teams, but better than ALL of them, no exceptions. While fussing about poll results at this stage of the season is both meaningless and even ridiculous, and while there can always be some legitimate differences of opinions with poll results, egregious compromises in the system are never welcome, and should not be tacitly endorsed by voter anonymity. And this has nothing to do with Bentley, per se, who is having a good season, but clearly not a 20th best team in all of college hockey. So, if the coach at UAB were a voter, and he voted UAB to be ranked 20th so they made the “also receiving votes” list, would we all just shrug our shoulders and say nothing, or “that’s OK”?