The nationally-ranked Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team retained its No. 2 ranking in the USCHO.com Division I poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, as announced on Jan. 28, 2013. The Bobcats received the most first-place votes in program history in both polls, collecting 22 in the USCHO.com poll and 11 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
The Bobcats have now been ranked in the Top 15 in NCAA Division I ice hockey since Dec. 3, 2012 and in the Top 5 in each of the last five polls, including their second week at No. 2. Despite widespread speculation that Quinnipiac may pass Minnesota for the polls' top spots, the Bobcats narrowly missed the No. 1 ranking. Instead, they collected 22 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll and finished just eight points behind Minnesota (975-to-967). In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, Quinnipiac received 11 of the 34 first-place votes and trailed the Gophers in total points, 497-to-485.
Perhaps more important than the two polls, Quinnipiac remains first in the PairWise Rankings, the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and the KRACH Rankings.
Quinnipiac, currently in first place in the ECAC Hockey standings at 11-0-1, returns to action on Friday, Feb. 1 when it travels to Providence, R.I. to take on Brown at Meehan Auditorium at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 2 the Bobcats will face No. 7/8 Yale at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn. at 7 p.m., in an ECAC Hockey match-up that can be seen live on CPTV Sports, where available.
|USCHO.com Division I Poll - Jan. 28, 2013|
|Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
|3||New Hampshire||15- 6-2||871||4|
|5||Boston College||14- 7-2||771||3|
|6||Western Michigan||16- 6-4||723||9|
|7||North Dakota||13- 8-5||633||5|
|11||Boston University||13- 9-1||479||11|
|12||St. Cloud State||15-10-1||446||16|
|15||Minnesota State||16- 9-3||393||14|
Others receiving votes: Ferris State 42, Colgate 19, Providence 11, Cornell 5, Holy Cross 2, Merrimack 1, Northern Michigan 1.