Monday, January 9, 2012

New polls: BU climbs to #6

The BU men's ice hockey team has climbed to #6 nationally in the USCHO poll while we wait on the USA Today polls to come out later this afternoon. The team is coming off a big win over now #7 Merrimack. The other Hockey East school in the top 10 is Newton University(BC) coming in at #4 after their 2-2 tie with Merrimack yesterday afternoon. The rest of the top 10 and Hockey East teams look as follows

1. Minnesota-Duluth 14-3-3
2. Ohio State 14-4-3
3. Notre Dame 13-6-3
4. BC 13-7-1
5. Minnesota 15-7-1
6. BU 11-6-1
7. Merrimack 11-4-4
8. Colorado College 12-7-1
9. Cornell 9-4-2
10. Western Michigan 10-7-5
11. Lowell 12-5-0

Receiving Votes

The Pairwise rankings are the only relevant rankings and currently have BU in 5th there right behind BC at 4. Merrimack and Lowell would also be in the NCAA tournament if it started today with NU, Maine and PC all missing out despite being considered Teams under consideration.
INCH also came out with their power rankings which only have BU at 11 but hey haters gonna hate I guess. I don't see how you can put both Union and Colgate ahead of BU but apparently these guys think the are better than BU.

BU prepares now for two away games within Boston this week as they travel to Northeastern and their always classy fans for the first game against former Terrier Vinny "Party like a Puckstar" Saponari before traveling to Harvard Saturday night for a game that will have big implications on the Pairwise. Matthews will be packed Friday night and trash will probably be thrown on the ice or at the BU fans per usual. I guess you just have to do whatever it takes to get some attention when you're the the 3rd most relevant hockey program in Boston. I'm looking forward to their "HateBU" week this week. Should be some A+ material coming out of Huntington Ave this week. "Sucks to BU hahaha we're so funny and intelligent". Cue the Vinny Sap music already!

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