Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked No. 1 In National Polls For Third Consecutive Week

The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team was ranked as the No. 1 team in college hockey for the third consecutive week. The Bobcats received 37 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll and 30 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. Quinnipiac also remains in the top spot in the PairWise Rankings. 

Quinnipiac rolled to a 4-1 win against No. 13 Yale on Friday, Feb. 22 in an ECAC Hockey match-up that was nationally broadcast on NBC Sports. With the win, Quinnipiac improved to 10-0-0 against ranked opponents while also completing the season sweep against the Bulldogs for the first time since 2008. Following a 3-3 tie against Brown on Saturday, the Bobcats are currently 23-4-5 overall and 16-1-3 in ECAC Hockey. 

The Bobcats clinched the Cleary Cup for the ECAC Hockey Regular-Season Championship last weekend and have earned a bye in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, set to begin on Mar. 8-10. Quinnipiac will complete its regular-season schedule on Friday, Mar. 1 at Harvard and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Dartmouth. The Bobcats will return home on Mar. 15-17 to host a best-of-three ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals series at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. 

USCHO.com Division I Poll - Feb. 25, 2013      
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 QUINNIPIAC -37 23- 4-5 975 1
2 Minnesota -10 21- 6-5 948 2
3 Miami -2 21- 8-5 907 3
4 Boston College -1 18- 8-3 835 4
5 New Hampshire   17- 8-5 770 5
6 North Dakota   17- 9-6 734 6
7 St. Cloud State   19-12-1 670 7
8 Western Michigan   18- 8-8 650 8
9 Minnesota State   20- 9-3 635 9
10 Denver   16-10-5 515 10
11 Notre Dame   19-12-3 489 11
12 Massachusetts-Lowell   18- 9-2 487 12
13 Nebraska-Omaha   18-12-2 356 14
14 Niagara   21- 6-5 335 16
15 Yale   14-10-3 323 13
16 Wisconsin   14-10-7 237 18
17 Merrimack   14-11-6 199 17
18 Dartmouth   13-10-4 119 19
19 Boston University   14-14-2 112 15
20 Providence   13-10-7 80 NR
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 57, St. Lawrence 36, Union 14, Ferris State 12, Alaska 3, Robert Morris 2.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll - Feb. 25, 2013    
Rank Team (First Place) Last Week's Ranking 2012-13 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 QUINNIPIAC, 506 (30) 1 23-4-5 12
2 Minnesota, 471 (3) 2 21-6-5 21
3 Miami, 447 (1) 3 21-8-5 21
4 Boston College, 406 4 18-8-3 21
5 New Hampshire, 368 5 17-8-5 18
6 North Dakota, 333 6 17-9-6 21
7 Minnesota State, 261 9 20-9-3 8
8 Western Michigan, 260 7 18-8-8 21
9 St. Cloud State, 257 8 19-12-1 9
10 UMass-Lowell, 179 12 18-9-2 12
11 Denver, 166 10 16-10-5 21
12 Notre Dame, 134 11 19-12-3 21
13 Niagara, 107 15 21-6-5 4
14 Yale, 82 14 14-10-3 12
15 Nebraska-Omaha, 50 NR 18-12-2 12
Others Receiving Votes: Merrimack, 24; Providence, 12; Dartmouth, 8; Wisconsin, 6; Boston University, 2; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1