November 12, 2002

Cornell Drops to Ninth

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Despite winning two games this past weekend, the men’s hockey team (3-0-0, 2-0-0 Ivy) fell one spot to No. 9 in the poll released yesterday. The Red, the defending ECAC regular season champion, started its league schedule with a bang, soundly defeating Yale by a 6-2 margin last Friday. Cornell came back the next night to shut out Princeton, 3-0.

After holding the No. 1 ranking last week, Denver dropped two slots to third after tying Minnesota-Duluth. Boston College and New Hampshire, ranked second and third last week, respectively, each moved up one spot. The Terriers claimed the top ranking this week by virtue of its 7-0 win over Merrimack.

North Dakota moved up to No. 4 this week after splitting a pair of games on the road at St. Cloud over the weekend. Michigan rose one spot and rounds out the top five.

Minnesota dropped out of the top five and to No. 6 after losing to MSU-Mankato on Friday. Boston University remained steady at seventh, while Colorado College leapfrogged Cornell to take over the No. 8 ranking. Colorado College is currently riding an eight-game unbeaten streak, including a weekend sweep of Alaska-Anchorage.

Providence, which had previously been unbeaten, lost to Northeastern and dropped out of the top 10 to eleventh. Maine moved up to 10th. Ferris St., Miami, and St. Cloud claimed spots 12 through 14, with Brown claiming the No. 15 ranking. Brown, along with Cornell, is one of two undefeated-untied teams in the nation, and is currently riding the hot goaltending of Yann Danis, who has two shutouts in three games.

Two other ECAC teams — Harvard and Clarkson — received votes this week.

Although it slipped in the poll, Cornell moved up to sixth un the USAToday’s rankings. The Red also earned one first-place vote.

The Red will continue its ECAC schedule this weekend when it travels to Vermont and Dartmouth.

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