WTBU Men’s College Hockey Top 16 Poll

  1. Quinnipiac (18) – ECAC – 23-2-7 (14-1-5)
  2. BC (14) – Hockey East – 23-4-5 (14-1-5)
  3. St. Cloud State (3) – NCHC – 25-6-1 (15-4-1-1)
  4. Providence (1) – Hockey East – 23-5-4 (14-3-3)
  5. North Dakota – NCHC – 24-5-3 (15-4-1-1)
  6. Yale – ECAC – 18-5-4 (13-4-3)
  7. Michigan – Big Ten – 19-4-5 (9-2-3-2)
  8. UMass-Lowell – Hockey East – 20-7-5 (11-5-4)
  9. Boston University – Hockey East – 18-9-5 (11-5-4)
  10. Notre Dame – Hockey East – 18-7-7 (14-4-2)
  11. Denver – NCHC – 17-8-5 (13-5-2)
  12. Harvard – ECAC – 15-8-4 (11-5-4)
  13. Nebraska-Omaha – NCHC – 18-11-1 (8-11-1)
  14. Cornell – ECAC – 13-8-6 (8-7-5)
  15. Michigan Tech – WCHA – 17-8-5 (14-7-3)
  16. Penn State – Big Ten – 19-9-4 (9-6-1-1)

On the WTBUbble: Robert Morris, Minnesota State, Rennselaer, Minnesota

TOP 3 ROUNDUP

Quinnipiac remains atop the poll following a three point weekend. Ranked fifth in the nation allowing 1.923 goals per game, the Bobcats bolster two dynamic special teams units, killing penalties at 90% and operating on the power play at 27.27%. Quinnipiac can clinch the ECAC Regular Season Title this weekend.

Boston College stays at number two following a weekend sweep of Vermont on the road. With the third best scoring offense (4.006 Goals Per Game) and the fourth best scoring defense (1.849 Goals Against Per Game) in the country, the Eagles are a dangerous contender. BC is the most penalized team in the country, but enjoy an 87.05% success rate on the penalty kill. BC can clinch the Hockey East Regular Season Title with at least two points this weekend against UMass-Lowell.

St. Cloud State sits at third in the poll this week following a road sweep of Nebraska-Omaha. The Huskies feature the second best scoring offense in the nation at 4.364 goals per game. One of the least penalized teams in the country, St. Cloud also boasts a 29.82% power play, good for second in the country. Tied with North Dakota atop the NCHC with four games left, St. Cloud will take on Minnesota-Duluth (H) and Colorado College (A) while the Fighting Hawks will encounter Nebraska-Omaha (A) and Western Michigan (H).

STAT OF THE WEEK:

UMass-Lowell has won twenty games in five straight seasons, the first time that has happened in program history.

PLAYOFF WATCH:

Alabama-Huntsville could become the first team eliminated from the playoffs with two losses and an Alaska-Fairbanks tie or victory.

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