The UMaine hockey team got a bump in the PairWise national rankings with its weekend split at Notre Dame - up to #16 in the country. The USCHO national poll ranks the Bears at #21 but the closer to playoff time, the more important the PairWise stats become the numbers that matter most.

Boston College remains the #1 team in the nation with that 21-4-3 record. UMass-Lowell, Providence, Northeastern and Vermont are ahead of Maine in the PairWise.

The Bears host Merrimack this weekend at Alfond, then play weekend sets with Northeastern and Providence - those teams are currently tied at #11.

UPDATE: UM goalie Martin Ouellette has been named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Ouellette made 75 saves over two night in South Bend. He shares the weekly award with Northeastern goalie Clay Witt.

 

Men’s Division I PairWise Rankings

Rank

Team

PWR

W-L-T

Weighted Win %

Weighted Win % Rank

RPI

RPI Rank

1

Boston College

58

21-4-3

.8175

1

.6050*

1

2

Minnesota

57

19-4-5

.7614

2

.5965

2

3t

Union

55

19-6-3

.7324

5

.5710*

3

3t

Ferris State

55

20-6-3

.7589

3

.5707*

4

5

Quinnipiac

54

20-5-5

.7448

4

.5670*

5

6

Massachusetts-Lowell

53

19-7-3

.7014

6

.5611*

6

7

Wisconsin

52

16-8-2

.6339

12

.5597*

7

8

St. Cloud State

51

15-6-5

.6642

8

.5573*

8

9

Cornell

49

12-5-5

.6743

7

.5564*

9

10

Michigan

48

14-7-3

.6552

9

.5558

10

11t

Providence

47

15-7-5

.6477

10

.5504*

11

11t

Northeastern

47

16-9-3

.6303

13

.5503*

12

13

Vermont

46

15-9-3

.6119

15

.5463

13

14

Minnesota-Duluth

45

13-9-4

.5741

22

.5432

14

15

Colgate

44

14-11-3

.5493

28

.5354

16

16

Maine

43

13-10-3

.5708

23

.5366

15

17

North Dakota

42

14-9-3

.5827

20

.5333

17

18

Yale

41

12-7-4

.6126

14

.5324*

18

19

Clarkson

40

17-11-2

.6069

17

.5322

19

20t

Notre Dame

38

16-12-1

.5373

29

.5311*

20

20t

Minnesota State

38

17-13-0

.5882

19

.5286

21

20t

Western Michigan

38

14-10-4

.5669

24

.5284

22

23t

Denver

35

13-9-6

.5620

25

.5249

23

23t

New Hampshire

35

16-15-1

.4969

32

.5239

25

25

Ohio State

34

14-9-3

.5812

21

.5243

24