November 19, 2012

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked 18th In Latest USCHO.com Poll

USCHO.com Division I Coaches' Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
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ECAC Hockey Standings 

The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team ascended to the 18th spot in the USCHO.com Division I Coaches Poll, released on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. The Bobcats also received votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. 

USCHO.COM DIVISION I COACHES POLL (Nov. 19, 2012)

  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Boston College (47) 9- 1-0 996 1
2 Denver ( 2) 9- 1-0 948 2
3 New Hampshire ( 1) 8- 1-1 865 5
4 Minnesota   7- 2-2 853 3
5 Miami   7- 2-3 781 4
6 Notre Dame   8- 3-0 731 8
7 North Dakota   5- 3-2 705 6
8 Union   6- 2-1 664 7
9 Western Michigan   6- 3-1 543 9
10 Boston University   6- 4-0 536 11
11 Dartmouth   5- 1-2 462 12
12 St. Cloud State   6- 4-0 377 15
13 Cornell   3- 3-2 322 10
14 Colorado College   7- 5-0 287 14
15 Nebraska-Omaha   6- 3-1 260 18
16 Ferris State   6- 4-2 211 20
17 Harvard   4- 3-0 201 17
18 QUINNIPIAC   7- 3-1 187 NR
19 Michigan   4- 6-1 160 13
20 Niagara   8- 2-3 112 NR
Others receiving votes: Alaska 79, Yale 66, St. Lawrence 57, Holy Cross 34, Providence 23, Massachusetts-Lowell 14, Northern Michigan 12, Ohio State 9, Northeastern 2, Colgate 1, Merrimack 1, Minnesota State 1.

 

Quinnipiac has been absent from USCHO's Top 20 for the last three weeks. The Bobcats received 64 votes in the first poll of the year on Oct. 1 before being ranked 18th on Oct. 8. Quinnipiac was then ranked 20th on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 before dropping out preceeding three weeks.

Quinnipiac's ranking comes on the heels of a four-game win streak that saw the Bobcats defeat then-ranked No. 4 Cornell, 4-1,  and No. 16 St. Lawrence, 6-2. The latter came on the Saints' home ice and featured the first time Quinnipiac scored six unanswered goals against a ranked opponent. 

The Bobcats are also one of two teams in NCAA Division I hockey, along with Niagara, that are currently undefeated in league play. Niagara is 7-0-0 in Atlantic Hockey while Quinnipiac is 4-0-0 in ECAC Hockey. 

Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 20 when it travels to Providence College to take on the Friars at Schneider Arena at 7 p.m. Quinnipiac then heads to Amherst, Mass. to take on UMass on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.