USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #24

Boston College Unanimous No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

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USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men’s College Hockey Poll - #24
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Boston College, 510 (34)
1
29-10-1
24
2 University of Michigan, 439
3
24-12-4
20
3 Union College, 410
6
24-7-7
22
4 University of North Dakota, 404
12
25-12-3
12
5 University of Minnesota Duluth, 365
2
24-9-6
24
6 University of Minnesota, 334
4
26-13-1
23
7 Miami University, 296
8
24-14-2
8
8 Ferris State University, 255
7
23-11-5
19
9 University of Denver, 241
9
25-13-4
23
10 Boston University, 216
5
23-14-1
21
11 University of Maine, 186
T10
23-13-3
9
12 Western Michigan University, 167
14
21-13-6
18
13 UMass Lowell, 115
T10
23-12-1
12
14 Cornell University, 87
13
18-8-7
14
15 Michigan State University, 30
NR
19-15-4
8

Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 10; Merrimack College, 8; United States Air Force Academy, 7.

NOTES: The NCAA tournament begins this weekend with seven top-15 match-ups in the NCAA regional semifinals on Friday (March 23) and Saturday (March 24). The regional finals will be played on Saturday and Sunday (March 25) with the winners advancing to the NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla., April 5-7 ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association have four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 18 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

 
This Week's Top-15 Match-ups

Friday, March 23
No. 14 Cornell University
at
No. 2 University of Michigan
(NCAA Midwest Regional)

No. 3 Union College
vs
No. 15 Michigan State University
(NCAA East Regional)

No. 13 UMass Lowell
vs
No. 7 Miami University

(NCAA East Regional)

No. 9 University of Denver
vs
No. 8 Ferris State University
(NCAA Midwest Regional)

Saturday, March 24
No. 12 Western Michigan University
vs
No. 4 University of North Dakota
(NCAA West Regional)

No. 11 University of Maine
vs
No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth
(NCAA Northeast Regional)

No. 10 Boston University
vs
No. 6 University of Minnesota

(NCAA West Regional)

NCAA East/Midwest Regional Championship Games

Sunday, March 25
NCAA Northeast/West Regional Championship Games

 
 
 
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