Oswego Top D-III Team Again, Though Love for Lakers Ebbs

Unanimous no more.

Despite not playing a game last week, the Oswego Lakers lost two first place votes to Norwich, as their overall point lead shrunk to 16.

Speaking of the Cadets, a defeat of New England College and a shutout of St.
Anselm pushed their mark to 12-0-3, remaining the only undefeated team in Division III hockey.

Moving up to third was Plattsburgh while Elmira (rising up two spots after dominating both Potsdam and Cortland) and St. Norbert (falling one position) are now tied for fourth.

The Middlebury Panthers are now ranked sixth.

St. Scholastica had a rough week, clobbering Northland 13-1 before getting shutout by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 5-0, before responding and skating to a 5-5 tie with the Falcons. They fell two spots to seventh.

Hamline (home-and-home sweep of Bethel) and Amherst (a 2-0-1 week) remained in the same spots.

The Gusties from Gustavus Adolphus also continued to surge, sweeping Augsburg and moving up to two rungs on the D-III ladder.

A similar path has been followed by UW-River Falls. The Falcons took three points on the road from then-fifth ranked St. Scholastica. Despite convincingly sweeping the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) on the road, the Adrian Bulldogs still fell one spot to No. 12.

Wentworth and Manhattanville each bumped up a spot to Nos. 13 and 14, though the Valiants were idle last week.

Williams College fell the farthest in this week’s poll, plummeting five positions to No. 15 after losing to both Wesleyan and Trinity.

All 15 teams — though only four in an identical position as last week — remained the same from last week’s poll.


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