A weekend sweep of Union and RPI boosted the men’s hockey team into the top 10 of the national rankings. In the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches’ Poll that was released yesterday, Cornell found itself ninth, ahead of traditional heavyweights like North Dakota and Michigan.
In the competing USCHO.com poll, the Red (4-0-0, 2-0-0 ECAC) was a more conservative 11th.
Cornell, which was previously 15th in USA Today, claimed 117 points in that poll this week, finishing 29 points behind New Hampshire.
Minnesota, coming off a pair of victories over MSU-Mankato ,snatched the No. 1 spot from St. Cloud State, which was upset by Colorado College.
Denver moved from third to second while St. Cloud dropped to No. 3.
Currently, Cornell and Denver are the only teams in the nation that are undefeated and untied. Minnesota and fourth-ranked BU are the only other teams in the country yet to suffer a loss.
Aside from the Red, the ECAC is also represented in the USA Today poll by Clarkson, which drew the 15th position. Brown was the only other conference team to even accumulate votes.
Here are the current leaders of the major conferences: CCHA (Northern Michigan), CHA (Alabama-Huntsville and Niagara), ECAC (Clarkson), Hockey East (New Hampshire), MAAC (Iona and Merceyhurst) and WCHA (St. Cloud).
Archived article by Sun Staff