January 8, 2013

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked 5th, Receiving First-Place Votes In Both National Polls

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team was ranked 5th in the latest USCHO.com Division I and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls, released on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Quinnipiac received first-place votes in both polls, two in the USCHO.com poll and three in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, for the first time in program history. Quinnipiac is currently 16-3-2 overall, good for a NCAA Division I best winning percentage of .810, as well as 10-0-0 in ECAC Hockey, the best start for a team in Quinnipiac's Division I history in league play.

Quinnipiac is coming off a pair of ECAC Hockey wins this past weekend that included a 3-2 overtime win against No. 8 Dartmouth and a 6-2 win against Harvard. The Bobcats' win against Dartmouth now puts them at 7-0-0 against nationally-ranked opponents. Quinnipiac is also 13-0-1 in its last 14 games, giving the Bobcats the longest unbeaten streak in NCAA Division I hockey this season. In addition, it is the longest unbeaten streak in ECAC Hockey since Quinnipiac joined the league in 2005-06 and the eighth longest in Division I hockey since Quinnipiac elevated from a Division III program in 1998-99. 

USCHO.com Division I Poll - Jan. 7, 2013

  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota -38 13- 3-3 979 1
2 Notre Dame -8 14- 4-0 915 3
3 Boston College -1 12-3-2 914 2
4 New Hampshire -1 13- 3-2 854 4
5 Quinnipiac -2 16- 3-2 812 5
6 Miami   12-4-4 731 6
7 North Dakota   12-5-3 707 7
8 Boston University   11-6-0 636 9
9 Denver   12-6-3 607 11
10 Western Michigan   12-5-3 568 10
11 Minnesota State   14- 6-2 440 14
12 Dartmouth   8-5-2 420 8
13 Nebraska-Omaha   13- 8-1 397 16
14 Yale   7-4-3 290 17
15 Cornell   7-6-2 264 12
16 Union   9-6-4 231 13
17 Niagara   11-3-4 210 18
18 St. Cloud State   12-10-2 166 15
19 Colgate   11-7-2 125 NR
20 Massachusetts-Lowell   9-7-1 64 NR
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 61, Ferris State 50, Lake Superior 26, Holy Cross 20, Michigan Tech 4, Providence 4, Northern Michigan 3, Mercyhurst 2.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll - Jan. 7, 2012

  Team  Points (First Place Votes)  2012-13 Record Last Poll  
1  Minnesota 476 (21) 13-3-3  1  
2  Boston College 462 (5) 12-3-2 3  
3  Notre Dame 436 (2) 14-4-0 2  
4  New Hampshire 417 (3) 13-3-2 4  
Quinnipiac 398 (3) 16-3-2 5  
6  Miami 327 12-4-2 6  
7  North Dakota 306 12-5-3 7  
8  Boston University 276 11-6-0 9  
9  Denver 234 12-6-3 11  
10  Western Michigan 218 12-5-3 10  
11  Minnesota State 132 14-6-2 14  
12  Dartmouth 120 8-5-2 8  
13  Nebraska-Omaha 115 13-8-1 15  
14  Yale 60 7-4-3 NR  
15  Cornell 36 7-6-2 12  
Others receiving votes: Niagara University, 29; Union College, 24; Colgate University, 3; Ferris State University, 3; UMass Lowell, 3; St. Cloud State University, 3; Lake Superior State University, 1; Robert Morris University, 1.