Maine hockey got a split with New Hampshire over the weekend and that caused voters to move the Bears down slightly in national polls. Perhaps most importantly, Maine's PairWise ranking is tied for #20.

Six Hockey East teams now rank ahead of the Black Bears in the PairWise rankings. Keep in mind, 16 team make the NCAA field. Boston College is tops from HE at the #2 spot in the nation.

Maine fell just out of the top 20 USCHO poll and will be idle this weekend. Next on schedule is a two game series at Notre Dame February 7 and 8.

HE Notes...Maine's Devin Shore has been named Hockey East Player of the Week. The sophomore had a goal and three assists vs UNH. It is the third time this season Shore has won the award.


USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

January 27, 2014

Team

(First Place Votes)

Record

Points

Last Poll

1

Minnesota

(44)

18- 2-4

994

1

2

Boston College

( 6)

18- 4-3

955

2

3

Quinnipiac

18- 4-5

877

4

4

Union

16- 5-3

847

3

5

St. Cloud State

13- 5-4

767

5

6

Ferris State

18- 6-3

737

6

7

Providence

15- 6-5

706

7

8

Massachusetts-Lowell

16- 7-2

660

8

9

Wisconsin

14- 7-1

536

9

10

Northeastern

15- 8-3

505

11

11

Cornell

10- 4-5

495

12

12

Michigan

12- 6-2

459

14

13

Yale

10- 5-4

426

10

14

Notre Dame

15- 9-1

361

15

15

Clarkson

15- 9-2

275

13

16

Denver

13- 8-5

224

16

17

North Dakota

13- 8-3

178

18

18

Colgate

13- 9-3

147

NR

19

Vermont

13- 9-3

138

17

20

Western Michigan

12- 8-4

104

19

Others receiving votes: Maine 43, Minnesota-Duluth 38, Bentley 7, New Hampshire 7, Bowling Green 6, Air Force 3, Mercyhurst 2, Minnesota State 1, Nebraska-Omaha 1, Ohio State 1.

 

Men’s Division I PairWise Rankings

 

Rank

Team

PWR

W-L-T

Win %

Win % Rank

RPI

RPI Rank

1

Minnesota

58

18-2-4

.8217

1

.6143*

1

2

Boston College

57

18-4-3

.7951

2

.5997*

2

3

Quinnipiac

56

18-4-5

.7598

3

.5747*

3

4t

Union

54

16-5-3

.7258

4

.5699*

4

4t

Ferris State

54

18-6-3

.7444

5

.5664

5

6

St. Cloud State

53

13-5-4

.6695

6

.5640

6

7t

Providence

51

15-6-5

.6786

8

.5593*

7

7t

Northeastern

51

15-8-3

.6450

12

.5580*

8

9

Massachusetts-Lowell

50

16-7-2

.6667

7

.5552*

9

10t

Michigan

48

12-6-2

.6598

11

.5505

10

10t

Cornell

48

10-4-5

.6613

10

.5495

11

12

Notre Dame

47

15-9-1

.5862

14

.5471*

12

13

Wisconsin

46

14-7-1

.6316

9

.5451

13

14t

Minnesota-Duluth

44

10-9-3

.5219

30

.5410

14

14t

Colgate

44

13-9-3

.5692

22t

.5397

15

16

Clarkson

43

15-9-2

.6240

15t

.5367

16

17

North Dakota

42

13-8-3

.5983

18t

.5365

17

18

Yale

41

10-5-4

.6374

13

.5363*

18

19

Vermont

40

13-9-3

.5772

22t

.5352

19

20t

Maine

39

12-9-3

.5680

26

.5328

20

20t

Western Michigan

39

12-8-4

.5805

21

.5325

21

22t

New Hampshire

36

14-13-1

.5108

31

.5296

22

22t

Denver

36

13-8-5

.5781

20

.5276

23

24

Minnesota State

35

14-12-0

.5593

29

.5238

24

25

Bowling Green

34

13-10-5

.5564

28

.5225

25