Bobcats Enter Week #5 As NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey's Top-Ranked Team

For the fifth consecutive week, the Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team was ranked No. 1 in the USCHO.com Division I poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. The Bobcats also remain in the top spot in the PairWise Rankings, which they have held since Jan. 19, 2013. 

Quinnipiac received 39 of the 50 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll and 31 of the 34 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. The Bobcats were idle this past weekend with a bye in the first round of the ECAC Hockey Championship tournament. ECAC Hockey's top-seeded Bobcats after winning the Cleary Cup for the first time since joining the league in 2005, will host No. 9 seed Cornell on Mar. 15-17 for a best-of-three series at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Friday and Saturday night's games are both set for 7 p.m., with Sunday's Game 3 slated for a 7:30 p.m. start, if needed. Saturday's game can also be seen live on New England Sports Network (NESN). 

USCHO.com Division I Poll - Feb. 11, 2013      
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Quinnipiac -39 24- 5-5 977 1
2 Minnesota -11 24- 7-5 956 2
3 Miami   22- 9-5 903 3
4 North Dakota   19-10-7 784 5
5 Boston College   20-10-4 758 6
6 Massachusetts-Lowell   22-10-2 746 7
7 New Hampshire   18- 9-7 663 4
8 St. Cloud State   21-14-1 620 8
9 Western Michigan   19- 9-8 596 9
10 Minnesota State   22-11-3 582 10
11 Denver   19-11-5 553 12
12 Notre Dame   21-12-3 489 11
13 Yale   16-10-3 386 13
14 Wisconsin   17-12-7 307 14
15 Niagara   21- 8-5 287 15
16 Rensselaer   17-12-5 267 17
17 Providence   15-12-7 178 18
18 Boston University   18-15-2 154 19
19 Union   17-12-5 122 20
20 Nebraska-Omaha   18-16-2 67 16
Others receiving votes: Dartmouth 54, St. Lawrence 18, Merrimack 12, Air Force 6, Robert Morris 6, Alaska 5, Michigan 3, Ferris Stat

 

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll - Mar. 11, 2013

   
 Rank Team (First Place) Last Week's Ranking 2012-13 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Quinnipiac, 504 (31) 1 24-5-5 14
2 Minnesota, 478 (3) 2 24-7-5 23
3 Miami, 447 3 22-9-5 23
4 North Dakota, 366 5 19-10-7 23
5 Boston College, 358 6 20-10-4 23
6 UMass-Lowell, 345 7 22-10-2 14
7  New Hampshire, 270 4 18-9-7 20
8 St. Cloud State, 240 8 21-14-1 11
9 Western Michigan, 233 9 19-9-8 23
10 Denver, 202 11 19-11-5 23
11 Minnesota State, 198 10 22-11-3 10
12 Notre Dame, 166 12 21-12-3 23
13 Yale, 118 13 16-10-3 14
14 Niagara, 53 NR 21-8-5 5
15 Wisconsin, 46 14 17-12-7 4
Others Receiving Votes: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 24; Providence College, 18; Union College, 10; Boston University, 2; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2.
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