Bobcats Climb To Highest Ranking In Program History With No. 2 Spot In USCHO.com and USA Today/Hockey Magazine Polls

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team's incredible season progressed with its highest ranking in program history, as announced on Monday, Jan. 21. In addition to being the top team in the PairWise Rankings, Quinnipiac is ranked 2nd in the USCHO.com Division I Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Polls. The Bobcats are also the only other team - besides top-ranked Minnesota - to receive first place votes, with three in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and two in the USCHO.com Division I poll.

Quinnipiac's No. 2 ranking in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll is its highest in program history. Entering this season, the Bobcats' highest ranking fell on Nov. 30, 2009 when they were fourth in the USCHO.com Poll and sixth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. 

Quinnipiac is currently 17-3-3 overall and 11-0-1 in ECAC Hockey play - placing the Bobcats in first place in the league standings with eight more points than the second place team. On Saturday, the nationally-ranked Bobcats, currently on a NCAA-leading 16 game unbeaten streak (14-0-2), jumped to first in the PairWise Rankings. Quinnipiac is currently a NCAA Division I-best 10-2-2 against teams under consideration.  It is the second time in program history that the Bobcats have held down the top spot in the PWR's. In 2009, Quinnipiac moved into the top spot after opening the season at 12-1-0. 

The Bobcats are back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 22 when it hosts the University of Connecticut at 7 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The game can be seen live on WCCT-TV, where available.

 


 

 

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll - Jan. 21, 2013      
 Rank
Team (First Place) 2012-13 Record Last Week's  Weeks in
  Ranking Top 15
1 Minnesota, 507 (31) 17-3-4 1 16
2 QUINNIPIAC , 457 (3) 17-3-3 5 7
3 Boston College, 453 14-5-2 2 16
4 New Hampshire, 403 14-5-2 3 13
5 North Dakota, 329 13-7-4 6 16
6 Miami , 326 13-6-5 8 16
7 Yale , 293 11-4-5 12 7
8 Notre Dame, 242 15-9-0 4 16
9 Western Michigan , 232 14-6-4 10 16
10 Boston , 160 12-9-0 9 16
11 Denver, 157 13-8-4 7 16
12 UMass Lowell, 151 13-7-1 15 8
13 Dartmouth College, 138 10-6-2 11 10
14 Nebraska-Omaha, 68 13-9-2 13 9
15 St. Cloud State , 64 14-10-0 NR 4
  Others receiving votes: Minnesota State , 57; Niagara , 17; Cornell , 14, Union College, 7; Ferris State , 3,  Alaska, 1,  Northern Michigan, 1      

 

USCHO.Com Division I Poll - Jan. 21, 2013    
  Team (First Place Record Last Poll
1 Minnesota, 998 (48) 17- 3-4 1
2 QUINNIPIAC, 920 (2) 17- 3-3 4
3 Boston College, 913 14- 5-2 2
4 New Hampshire, 857 14- 5-2 3
5 North Dakota, 746 13- 7-4 6
6 Miami , 700 13- 6-5 8
7 Notre Dame, 640 15- 9-0 5
8 Yale , 619 11-4-3 12
9 Western Michigan , 577 14- 6-4 10
10 Denver, 545 13- 8-4 7
11 Boston University, 479 12-9-0 9
12 Dartmouth College, 456 10-6-2 11
13 Nebraska-Omaha, 358 13- 9-2 13
14 Minnesota State , 356 15- 8-3 14
15 Massachusetts-Lowell, 346 13- 7-1 18
16 St. Cloud State , 336 14-10-0 19
17 Niagara, , 183 14- 4-4 15
18 Cornell , 154 8-7-2 16
19 Union College, 120 11-8-4 17
20 Wisconsin, 66 9-8-5 NR
  Others receiving votes: Ferris State 39, Alaska 27, Providence 24, Northern Michigan 22, Holy Cross 10, Colgate 6, Robert Morris 3.    
PairWise Rankings - Jan. 21, 2013              
Rank Team PWR W-L-T Win % Win % Rank RPI RPI Rank vs. TUC TUC %
1 QUINNIPIAC 28 17-3-3 0.804 1 0.587 1 9-2-1 0.792
2 Minnesota 27 17-3-4 0.7917 2 0.5801 2 6-2-2 0.7
3 Boston College 26 14-5-2 0.7143 4t .5758* 4 9-4-2 0.6667
4 New Hampshire 25 14-5-2 0.7143 4t 0.5794 3 9-5-2 0.6429
5 Yale 24 11-4-3 0.6944 6 0.5652 5 3-2-3 0.5625
6t North Dakota 22 13-7-4 0.625 11t 0.551 6 6-5-2 0.5385
6t Massachusetts-Lowell 22 13-7-1 0.6429 9 0.5499 7 3-6-2 0.3333
8 Miami 21 13-6-5 0.6458 8 0.5468 9 9-5-3 0.6176
9t Dartmouth 19 10-5-2 0.6111 14 0.547 8 3-5-2 0.4
9t Notre Dame 19 15-9-0 0.625 11t 0.5425 10 7-6-2 0.5385
11 Denver 18 13-8-4 0.6 15 0.5406 12 8-7-3 0.5278
12 Western Michigan 17 14-6-4 0.6667 7 0.5389 14 7-2-1 0.75
13 Boston  16 12-9-2 0.5714 19 0.5422 11 6-7-2 0.4615
14 St. Cloud State 14 14-10-0 0.5833 17t .5396* 13 7-7-2 0.5
15t Minnesota State 13 15-8-3 0.6346 10 .5354* 15 6-8-0 0.4286
15t Northern Michigan 13 11-10-4 0.52 28 0.5212 18 7-8-3 0.4722
17t Niagara 12 14-4-4 0.7273 3 .5341* 16 2-2-0 0.5
17t Alaska 12 10-8-4 0.5455 23t 0.5191 19 6-6-1 0.5
19t Nebraska-Omaha 9 13-9-2 0.5833 17t 0.5278 17 4-8-1 0.3462
19t Cornell 9 8-7-2 0.5294 25 0.5184 20 3-3-2 0.5
21 Ferris State 8 12-9-3 0.5625 21 0.5184 21 3-6-0 0.3333
22t Robert Morris 7 12-7-2 0.619 13 0.518 22 3-2-1 0.5833
22t Lake Superior 7 13-12-1 0.5192 29 0.504 27 7-6-1 0.5357
24t Union 5 11-8-4 0.5652 20 0.5176 23 1-6-1 0.1875
24t Colgate 5 11-9-2 0.5455 23t .5108* 25 5-5-1 0.5
26 Wisconsin 4 9-8-5 0.5227 26t 0.512 24 4-6-2 0.4167
27 Providence 2 10-9-3 0.5227 26t .5090* 26 3-7-2 0.3333
28t Holy Cross 1 12-8-2 0.5909 16 .5037* 28 2-4-1 0.3571
28t Massachusetts 1 8-11-2 0.4286 43 0.5014 29 4-10-1 0.3