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Gophers hockey climbs in polls

  • Blog Post by: Roman Augustoviz
  • February 20, 2012 - 2:53 PM

The Gophers moved up one spot in the USCHO.com poll and two in the USA Today, to Nos. 6 and 5 this week after sweeping Bemidji State.

They took a bigger jump in the more important PairWise ratings, which mimic how the NCAA fills out its 16-team tournament field. There they went from No. 14 to a tie for No. 8, actually they are eighth because they win the tiebreaker (better RPI) with Maine.

USCHO.com ratings:

                  (1st place votes) Record Pts. Last wk

1 Ferris State          (36) 22- 8-4 979 1
2 Boston College  (11) 21-10-1 939 3
3 Michigan               ( 3) 20-10-4 860 5
4 Minnesota-Duluth      20- 7-5 836 4
5 Boston University      18-11-1 757 2
6 Minnesota                   21-11-1 748 7
7 UMass-Lowell           20- 9-0 736 6
8 Union                          19- 6-7 677 8
9 Denver                        18-10-4 521 10
10 Maine                       18-10-3 511 11
11 Cornell                     14- 6-7 472 12
12 Merrimack               15- 9-6 434 9
13 Michigan State       18-12-4 388 16
14 North Dakota          17-11-3 384 14
15 Miami                       19-13-2 331 19
16 Colorado College 16-12-2 254 15
17 Ohio State               15-11-5 227 17
18 Notre Dame            16-15-3 140 13
19 Western Michigan  16-13-5 133 18
20 Colgate                     17-12-3 52 NR

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine rankings

1 Ferris State University   504 (28) 1 22- 8-4
2 Boston College              470 (6) 4 21-10-1
3 University of Michigan   424 5 20-10-4
4 Minnesota Duluth          405 3 20- 7-5
5 Minnesota                       363 7 21-11-1
6 Boston University          337 2 18-11-1
7 UMass Lowell               320 6 20- 9-0
8 Union College               289 8 19- 6-7
9 Cornell University         184 12 14- 6-7
10 University of Denver   174 10 18-10-4
11 University of Maine     164 11 18-10-3
12 North Dakota                135 15 17-11-3
13 Merrimack College     104 9 15- 9-6
14 Michigan State               92 NR 18-12-4
15 Miami University            55 NR 19-13-2

PairWise ratings

                               PRW pts Record Win %

1 Boston College     31  21-10-1 .6719
2t Michigan                29  20-10-4 .6471
2t Mass-Lowell         29  20-9-0   .6897
4 Ferris State            28  22-8-4   .7059
5 Minnesota-Duluth 27 20-7-5    .7031
6 Boston University 26 18-11-1  .6167
7 Union                      25 19-6-7    .7031
8t Minnesota             23 21-11-1 .6515
8t Maine                     23 18-10-3 .6290
10 Michigan State    22 18-12-4 .5882
11t Miami                   21 19-13-2 .5882
11t Denver                 21 18-10-4 .6250
13 Ohio State           19 15-11-5 .5645
14 North Dakota      18 17-11-3 .5968
15 Cornell                 17 14-6-7   .6481

 

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