Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Friars Still Ranked First Nationally

Two conference ties are better one non-league win, at least in this week's USCHO.com Division I men's rankings.

No. 1 Providence skated to 1-1 and 3-3 overtime ties last week in a home-and-home Hockey East series with No. 11 Boston University, and received 17 first-place votes in the Nov. 16 poll. It marks the second straight week the Friars (6-0-3 overall)  are in first place nationally.

No. 2 Boston College held off unranked Michigan State, 6-4, on Friday night and received 14 first-place votes, but still came up short against the defending national champion Friars in the rankings. BC is 9-1-0 overall.

Quinnipiac, which remains perfect at 10-0-0 this season, was in third place, and also received 12 first-place votes, while North Dakota (9-1-2) was fourth, with the final seven first-place votes. Rounding out the top 10 are Massachusetts-Lowell, Nebraska-Omaha, St. Cloud State, Harvard, Denver and BU.

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