Rankings roundup: How the top 20 teams fared, Feb. 23-24

Penn State players celebrate a goal by Trevor Hamilton (11 - Penn State) (Omar Phillips 2017)
Penn State entered the weekend ranked No. 18, but should move up after sweeping No. 8 Minnesota (photo: Omar Phillips).

Here is a rundown of how the top 20 teams in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll of Feb. 19 fared over the Feb. 23-24 weekend.

No. 1 St. Cloud State – tied, defeated No. 3 Denver

No. 2 Cornell – defeated Rensselaer, lost to No. 19 Union

No. 3 Denver – tied, lost to No. 1 St. Cloud State

No. 4 Minnesota State – defeated, tied Bemidji State

No. 5 Notre Dame – split with Michigan State

No. 6 Ohio State – swept Wisconsin

No. 7 Providence – lost to Massachusetts

No. 8 Minnesota – swept by No. 18 Penn State

No. 9 Minnesota Duluth – swept No. 17 Western Michigan

No. 10 Clarkson – tied Princeton, defeated Quinnipiac

No. 11 Northeastern – swept New Hampshire

No. 12 North Dakota – lost to, tied Miami

No. 13 Michigan – swept Arizona State

No. 14 Omaha – defeated, tied Colorado College

No. 15 Bowling Green – split with Alabama Huntsville

No. 16 Northern Michigan – split with Michigan Tech

No. 17 Western Michigan – swept by No. 9 Minnesota Duluth

No. 18 Penn State – swept No. 8 Minnesota

No. 19 Union – tied Colgate, defeated No. 2 Cornell

No. 20 Boston College – swept Maine


    • The regional in Sioux Falls will have a good showing regardless because its probably going to have North Dakota, Minnesota, Mankato, St Cloud, Omaha, and/or Denver playing there. The regional in Allentown could have poor attendance if Penn State misses the cut.

    • The pairwise is a mathematical calculation. There is no human bias. So if they stay in, they are in. Settle down and learn how everything works.

        • You must be one of the few commenters who don’t already have that user blocked. They refuse to conform or adapt to normal conversation. I decided long ago to stop casting pearls of wisdom before swine, because such actions are pointless.

          • Conform or adapt to normal conversation? How is trying to get someone to understand how pairwise works not normal conversation? Especially when their comment makes zero sense.

  1. I have watched college hockey for long time but Im new to bracketolgy and all the calculations put in, but i was wondering if anybody else think ND wont make regional s at all, ive posted a lot on UND websites about how season is over and how they lost to Miami but everyone keeps saying they will make it and its just like a faze or something but i wanted to know what all you guys think on chances of them making it.

  2. Thank goodness the NCAA hockey selection process is relatively straightforward. For any teams that get left off, I dare say they DESERVE to get dropped. Either:

    A) Don’t lose so many games that your Pairwise standing is weak
    B) Win your conference tournament

    For those teams unable to do either A or B, the tournament is better off without them.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here