Quinnipiac men's ice hockey has been ranked No. 2 in the USCHO.com NCAA Division I Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll for the third straight week, as announced on Feb. 4, 2013. In addition, Quinnipiac remains the No. 1 team in the PairWise Rankings.
Quinnipiac received 20 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll (two fewer than the previous week) and 13 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll (two more than Jan. 28). Quinnipiac is coming off a 1-1 tie at Brown on Feb. 1 followed by a 6-2 win against No. 8 Yale on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The Bobcats' three-point weekend pushed their NCAA leading unbeaten streak to 19 games, 16-0-3, while they also improved to 9-0-0 against ranked opponents for the year. Quinnipiac is also undefeated in ECAC Hockey plat at 12-0-2. Its win against Yale meant that Quinnipiac will have home-ice advantage in the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament. Should Quinnipiac run their remainder of its schedule without a win, the lowest it would finish would be 7th. Wins in their next two games would secure the Bobcats a bye in the first round.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Friday, Feb. 8 when it travels to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on Cornell at Lynah Rink at 7 p.m. The Bobcats will then head to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on Colgate at Starr Rink at 7 p.m.
|USCHO.com NCAA Division I Poll - Feb. 4, 2013|
|Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
|1||University of Minnesota||-30||18- 4-4||978||1|
|2||QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY||-20||19- 3-4||967||2|
|3||Miami University||17- 6-5||876||4|
|4||University of New Hampshire||16- 7-2||804||3|
|5||Boston College||15- 7-2||798||5|
|6||Western Michigan University||17- 6-5||770||6|
|7||University of North Dakota||14- 8-6||659||7|
|8||St. Cloud State University||17-10-1||603||12|
|9||University of Denver||15- 8-4||596||10|
|10||Yale University||13- 6-3||587||8|
|11||Minnesota State University||16- 9-3||421||15|
|11||University of Notre Dame||16-11-1||421||9|
|14||University of Nebraska-Omaha||16-10-2||352||14|
|15||Niagara University||17- 4-5||328||17|
|16||University of Mass.-Lowell||14- 9-2||280||13|
|18||Union College||13- 8-5||168||18|
|19||University of Wisconsin||11-9-6||97||19|
Others receiving votes: Alaska 46, Colgate 46, Ferris State 17, Providence 13, Ohio State 4, St. Lawrence 2, Bowling Green 1, Holy Cross 1, Northern Michigan 1.