Rankings roundup: How the top 20 fared, March 16-17

17 Mar 18: The Denver University Pioneers play against the St. Cloud State University Huskies in the Championship game of the 2018 NCHC Frozen Faceoff at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. (Jim Rosvold)
Denver captured its second straight Frozen Faceoff NCHC playoff championship, knocking off No. 1 St. Cloud State in the title game (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Here is a rundown of how the top 20 teams in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll of March 12 fared over the March 16-17 weekend.

No. 1 St. Cloud State – defeated No. 12 North Dakota (NCHC semifinal), lost to No. 4 Denver (NCHC championship)

No. 2 Cornell – lost to Princeton (ECAC semifinal)

No. 3 Notre Dame – defeated No. 5 Ohio State (Big Ten championship)

No. 4 Denver – defeated No. 8 Minnesota Duluth (NCHC semifinal), defeated No. 1 St. Cloud State (NCHC championship)

No. 5 Ohio State – lost to No. 3 Notre Dame (Big Ten championship)

No. 6 Minnesota State – did not play

No. 7 Northeastern – lost to No. 9 Providence (Hockey East semifinal)

No. 8 Minnesota Duluth – lost to No. 4 Denver (NCHC semifinal), lost to No. 12 North Dakota (NCHC third-place game)

No. 9 Providence – defeated No. 7 Northeastern (Hockey East semifinal), lost to No. 18 Boston University (Hockey East championship)

No. 10 Clarkson – defeated Harvard (ECAC Hockey semifinal), lost to Princeton (ECAC Hockey championship)

No. 11 Michigan – did not play

No. 12 North Dakota – lost to No. 1 St. Cloud State (NCHC semifinal), defeated No. 8 Minnesota Duluth (NCHC third-place game)

No. 13 Penn State – did not play

No. 14 Boston College – lost to No. 18 Boston University (Hockey East semifinal)

No. 15 Minnesota – did not play

No. 16 Northern Michigan – lost to Michigan Tech (WCHA championship)

No. 17 Omaha – did not play

No. 18 Boston University – defeated No. 14 Boston College (Hockey East semifinal), defeated No. 9 Providence (Hockey East championship)

No. 19 Bowling Green – did not play

No. 20 Union – did not play

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here