Boston College keeps rolling along, but not necessarily in the national rankings. The Eagles took second place in this week's NCAA Division I men's and women's poll at USCHO.com.
The BC men's team won all three games it played last week, defeating UMass and sweeping Maine while outscoring their opponents, 12-0. The Eagles (8-1-0 overall) still took second place in this week's poll to defending national champion Providence (6-0-1), which was idle last week. The BC women's team sports a nation-best 11-0-0 overall mark, but still finished runner-up this week to Wisconsin (10-0-0).
Championships aren't won in November, though—and every year, in the final poll of the season, the new national champion automatically rises from whatever previous spot it occupied to the top of the ranks.
The BC men, who are 3-0-0 in Hockey East play so far this season, return to action on Friday when they host Michigan State at Conte Forum in the sole outing for both teams this weekend. The Eagles edged the Spartans, 3-2, last season in East Lansing.
The BC women (5-0-0 Hockey East) get back to business tonight at home against Boston University, three days after pasting the Terriers, 8-1, at Walter Brown Arena. The Eagles will then host New Hampshire on Friday.