Rankings roundup: How the top 20 fared, Dec. 16-18

Though this past weekend had just 13 games on the schedule, here is a rundown of how the top 20 teams in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll of Dec. 12 fared over the Dec. 16-18 weekend.

No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth – tied, defeated No. 15 Bemidji State

No. 2 Denver – was idle

No. 3 Penn State – was idle

No. 4 Harvard – was idle

No. 5 Boston College – was idle

No. 6 Boston University – defeated Yale on Dec. 13

No. 7 Massachusetts-Lowell – was idle

No. 8 North Dakota – was idle

No. 9 Ohio State – was idle

No. 10 Minnesota – was idle

No. 11 Vermont – swept by No. 13 Union

No. 12 Notre Dame – was idle

No. 13 Union – swept No. 11 Vermont

No. 14 Quinnipiac – was idle

No. 15 Bemidji State – tied, lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth

No. 16 Western Michigan – was idle

No. 17 St. Lawrence – was idle

No. 18 St. Cloud State – was idle

No. 19 Minnesota State – split with Princeton

No. 20 Omaha – was idle

9 COMMENTS

  1. The rankings people are a joke!! How the hell is Union ranked behind ND who is barely above .500 and is 4-6-3 in their last 13 games??? Union is also 5th in Pairwise and ND is 9th. Union even has the top 2 scorers in the country right now. Biased crap and so glad pairwise is the thing that matters in the end.

    • it was good to see them move up at least this week after a very strong showing against Vermont. It doesn’t surprise me that North Dakota is still sitting at #8.

      They have looked very good in a few of their games but have been probably the most inconsistent team thus far. I think right now you see them sitting ahead of teams like Union because of their strength of schedule. the ECAC just isn’t that good. North Dakota SOS: .5554 Unions SOS: .4978 (this is what happens when your team schedules non conference games against the Atlantic conference)

      But hey, your team has a chance to prove themselves next weekend against ND and BU!! Hope to see them beat them both!

      • UND played Canisius and Michigan state twice both crap and RPI. They lost twice to Bemidji state who lost twice to Princeton who Union has spanked twice!! ECAC weak? Harvard, Union, Quin, STL hardly weak. Guess we will see on New Year’s Eve when they face off against each other lol

  2. The rankings people are a joke!! How the hell is Union ranked behind ND who is barely above .500 and is 4-6-3 in their last 13 games??? Union is also 5th in Pairwise and ND is 9th. Union even has the top 2 scorers in the country right now. Biased crap and so glad pairwise is the thing that matters in the end.

    • it was good to see them move up at least this week after a very strong showing against Vermont. It doesn’t surprise me that North Dakota is still sitting at #8.

      They have looked very good in a few of their games but have been probably the most inconsistent team thus far. I think right now you see them sitting ahead of teams like Union because of their strength of schedule. the ECAC just isn’t that good. North Dakota SOS: .5554 Unions SOS: .4978 (this is what happens when your team schedules non conference games against the Atlantic conference)

      But hey, your team has a chance to prove themselves next weekend against ND and BU!! Hope to see them beat them both!

      • UND played Canisius and Michigan state twice both crap and RPI. They lost twice to Bemidji state who lost twice to Princeton who Union has spanked twice!! ECAC weak? Harvard, Union, Quin, STL hardly weak. Guess we will see on New Year’s Eve when they face off against each other lol

  3. The rankings people are a joke!! How the hell is Union ranked behind ND who is barely above .500 and is 4-6-3 in their last 13 games??? Union is also 5th in Pairwise and ND is 9th. Union even has the top 2 scorers in the country right now. Biased crap and so glad pairwise is the thing that matters in the end.

    • it was good to see them move up at least this week after a very strong showing against Vermont. It doesn’t surprise me that North Dakota is still sitting at #8.

      They have looked very good in a few of their games but have been probably the most inconsistent team thus far. I think right now you see them sitting ahead of teams like Union because of their strength of schedule. the ECAC just isn’t that good. North Dakota SOS: .5554 Unions SOS: .4978 (this is what happens when your team schedules non conference games against the Atlantic conference)

      But hey, your team has a chance to prove themselves next weekend against ND and BU!! Hope to see them beat them both!

      • UND played Canisius and Michigan state twice both crap and RPI. They lost twice to Bemidji state who lost twice to Princeton who Union has spanked twice!! ECAC weak? Harvard, Union, Quin, STL hardly weak. Guess we will see on New Year’s Eve when they face off against each other lol

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