Notre Dame's first season in Hockey East was nothing special - until the Irish knocked top seed Boston College out of the tournament Sunday afternoon. A 4-2 win and a two games to one win in the series.

That makes UMass Lowell the top seed remaining among the four teams headed to Boston Garden this week. The Riverhawks will meet Notre Dame in one semi-final.

Providence and New Hampshire will meet in the other semi-final on Friday.

Here's a look at the latest PairWise rankings according to USCHO. Note UMaine is in 23rd place...

 

 

Men’s Division I PairWise Rankings

Rank

Team

PWR

W-L-T

Win %

Win % Rank

RPI

RPI Rank

1

Minnesota

58

25-5-6

.7778

1t

.5991

1

2

Boston College

57

26-7-4

.7568

3

.5892*

2

3t

Union

55

26-6-4

.7778

1t

.5810*

3

3t

Ferris State

55

27-9-3

.7308

4

.5652*

4

5

Wisconsin

54

22-10-2

.6765

6

.5611*

5

6

Quinnipiac

53

24-8-6

.7105

5

.5584

6

7

Massachusetts-Lowell

52

23-10-4

.6757

7

.5553*

8

8

Notre Dame

51

23-13-2

.6316

12

.5583*

7

9t

Providence

49

21-9-6

.6667

8

.5509*

9

9t

St. Cloud State

49

21-10-5

.6528

9

.5489*

10

11

Michigan

47

18-12-4

.5882

18

.5423

11

12t

Minnesota State

46

24-13-1

.6447

10

.5406

12

12t

North Dakota

46

22-12-3

.6351

11

.5405

13

14

Vermont

45

20-14-3

.5811

19

.5397

14

15

Colgate

44

19-12-5

.5972

15

.5384

16

16

Cornell

43

17-9-5

.6290

13

.5386

15

17

New Hampshire

42

21-17-1

.5513

25

.5282

18

18t

Northeastern

41

19-14-4

.5676

20t

.5360

17

18t

Western Michigan

41

19-14-5

.5658

22

.5273

19

20

Yale

39

17-11-5

.5909

16

.5269

20

21t

Ohio State

38

16-13-5

.5441

27

.5214

21

21t

Minnesota-Duluth

38

16-16-4

.5000

32t

.5199

22

23

Maine

35

16-15-4

.5143

31

.5190

23

24t

Bowling Green

34

18-14-6

.5526

24

.5155

25

24t

Alaska-Anchorage

34

18-15-4

.5405

28t

.5154

26

26

Denver

33

18-15-6

.5385

30

.5162

24

27t

Clarkson

32

21-17-4

.5476

26

.5139

27

27t

Alaska

32

18-15-4

.5405

28t

.5073

28

29

Nebraska-Omaha

30

17-18-2

.4865

34t

.5052

29

30

Rensselaer

29

15-16-6

.4865

34t

.5044

30