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|
|2||Notre Dame||-8||14- 4-0||915||3|
|4||New Hampshire||-1||13- 3-2||854||4|
|11||Minnesota State||14- 6-2||440||14|
|18||St. Cloud State||12-10-2||166||15|
|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|
|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|
|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.|