Frozen Four Tracker

With the NCAA Frozen Four at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center set for April 5 and 7, college hockey is heating up. Here's a look at four teams on the rise and four teams sinking:

Four on the rise

St. Cloud State: No. 1 in PairWise and has won five in a row.

Denver: Champs are unbeaten in seven.

Northeastern: Beanpot title shows Terriers' potential.

Minnesota: Gophers have won five of six.

Four sinking

Clarkson: On a five-game winless streak.

Boston College: Hockey East leader is 0-7-3 outside conference.

North Dakota: Split vs. Colorado College hurt PairWise rating.

Penn State: Nittany Lions are 0-5-2 since Jan. 12.

Randy Johnson