The Maine hockey team dropped in the national polls after a weekend tie to UMass Lowell and a loss to Boston College. The Bears are still looking for a first road win the season.

The USCHO poll drops Maine from 19th to 20th this week. The important PairWise Rankings have the Bears at #18. Keep in mind, a team needs to be in the top 16 when the NCAA picks playoff teams in March.

After a Tuesday exhibition game, the Bears play a home and home this weekend with UNH.

 

 

 

 

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

January 20, 2014

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota (50) 17- 2-3 1000 1
2 Boston College 16- 4-3 941 4
3 Union 15- 4-3 876 6
4 Quinnipiac 18- 4-5 799 5
5 St. Cloud State 12- 4-4 767 3
6 Ferris State 17- 5-3 757 2
7 Providence 14- 5-5 731 7
8 Massachusetts-Lowell 15- 6-2 626 10
9 Wisconsin 13- 6-1 603 9
10 Yale 9- 4-4 514 8
11 Northeastern 14- 7-3 461 11
12 Cornell 9- 4-4 439 12
13 Clarkson 15- 7-2 404 14
14 Michigan 10- 6-2 371 13
15 Notre Dame 14- 8-1 367 15
16 Denver 12- 7-5 252 16
17 Vermont 12- 8-3 172 18
18 North Dakota 12- 7-3 147 20
19 Western Michigan 12- 8-4 103 NR
20 Maine 11- 8-3 47 19
Others receiving votes: Colgate 35, Minnesota State 29, Air Force 20, New Hampshire 17, Bowling Green 7, Nebraska-Omaha 4, Ohio State 4, Bentley 3, Miami 2, Mercyhurst 1, Minnesota-Duluth 1.

Men’s Division I PairWise Rankings

Rank Team PWR W-L-T Win % Win % Rank RPI RPI Rank
1 Minnesota 58 17-2-3 .8286 1 .6121* 1
2 Boston College 57 16-4-3 .7727 2 .5966* 2
3 Quinnipiac 56 18-4-5 .7598 3 .5762* 3
4t Union 54 15-4-3 .7478 4 .5742* 4
4t Ferris State 54 17-5-3 .7561 5 .5707 5
6t Providence 52 14-5-5 .6907 8 .5659* 6
6t Northeastern 52 14-7-3 .6488 14 .5626* 7
8 St. Cloud State 51 12-4-4 .6852 6 .5616 8
9 Massachusetts-Lowell 50 15-6-2 .6783 7 .5567* 9
10 Wisconsin 49 13-6-1 .6588 9 .5521 10
11 Notre Dame 48 14-8-1 .6038 15 .5511* 11
12t Clarkson 46 15-7-2 .6667 10t .5487 12
12t Cornell 46 9-4-4 .6607 12t .5473 13
14 Yale 45 9-4-4 .6506 12t .5430* 14
15t Michigan 43 10-6-2 .6163 17 .5413 15
15t Vermont 43 12-8-3 .5752 19t .5386 16
17 Minnesota State 42 14-10-0 .6111 21t .5380 17
18 Maine 41 11-8-3 .5737 26 .5373 18
19t North Dakota 40 12-7-3 .5981 16 .5372 19
19t Colgate 40 11-9-3 .5410 29 .5353 20
21 Western Michigan 38 12-8-4 .5805 21t .5306 22
22 New Hampshire 37 13-12-1 .5115 30 .5322 21
23t Denver 35 12-7-5 .5932 18 .5303 23
23t Bowling Green 35 12-9-5 .5691 28 .5281 24
25 Minnesota-Duluth 34 9-9-2 .5000 31t .5251 25