It had to end sometime.
And with ninth ranked Williamsâ€™ 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 Oswegoâ€™s 5-2 victory over Cortland, the Lakers are again the unanimous vote as the nationâ€™s top squad.
Teams three through five remained the same, despite some interesting results: No. 3 St. Norbertâ€™s two ties (against fourth ranked St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin-Superior), St. Scholasticaâ€™s 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 weekâ€™s biggest mover, Williams, jumped up three spots to sixth after besting both St. Michaelâ€™s and ending Norwichâ€™s 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 Eaglesâ€™ 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. Johnâ€™s.
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.
Bowdoinâ€™s 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.