Check out the national poll or check out the national pairwise rankings and you'll find the Quinnipiac hockey team ranked #1. Do the Black Bears have a surprise for them tonight?

Quinnipiac comes to Alfond with a 19-1-3 overall record and a 10-0-2 record in ECAC conference games.

How dominant have the Bobcats been? They began the season 17-0-2. They have outscored their opponents 87-33. They are 6-0 against teams currently in the top-10. They have a Hobey Baker candidate in goalie Michael Garteig (19-1-3, 1.41 GAA).

Meanwhile, the Maine Black Bears are scuffling.at 5-13-5. The Bears lost and tied UConn over the weekend.

The Bears and Bobcats met at Quinnipiac back in October. The Bobcats beat Maine 4-0 while outshooting the Bears 40-20.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

January 18, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Quinnipiac (41) 19- 1-3 990 2
2 North Dakota ( 8) 19- 3-2 941 1
3 Providence ( 1) 15- 3-4 889 3
4 Boston College 15- 4-3 820 4
5 St. Cloud State 18- 5-1 785 5
6 Michigan 14- 3-4 748 6
7 Nebraska-Omaha 15- 6-1 671 9
8 Massachusetts-Lowell 14- 4-4 611 11
9 Harvard 9- 4-3 603 7
10 Cornell 11- 3-3 528 8
11 Boston University 11- 7-4 496 10
12 Yale 10- 4-3 471 12
13 Notre Dame 12- 4-7 448 13
14 Penn State 15- 4-3 352 15
15 Denver 10- 7-5 335 14
16 Rensselaer 12- 7-5 180 20
17 Michigan Tech 13- 7-4 141 NR
18 Bowling Green 13- 7-5 140 16
19 Minnesota-Duluth 8- 8-5 110 17
20 Minnesota State 11- 8-5 84 19
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 58, Minnesota 46, Holy Cross 18, St. Lawrence 17, Dartmouth 4, Union 4, Rochester Institute of Technology 1.
Courtesy: Monty Rand Photography  /  UMaine coach Red Gendron