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Boston College No. 1, Gophers No. 2 Heading into Tampa

03/27/2012, 7:32am CDT
By MHJ Staff

Two heavyweights will meet Thursday, April 5 in the national semifinal

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

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #25
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank

School

Last Week's Ranking

2011-12 Record

Weeks in Top 15

1

Boston College, 510 (34)

1

31-10-1

25

2

University of Minnesota, 463

6

28-13-1

24

3

Union College, 452

3

26-7-7

23

4

Ferris State University, 402

8

25-11-5

20

5

University of North Dakota, 350

4

26-13-3

13

6

University of Minnesota Duluth, 340

5

25-10-6

25

7

University of Michigan, 321

2

24-13-4

21

8

Cornell University, 215

14

19-9-7

15

9

UMass Lowell, 205

13

24-13-1

13

10

University of Denver, 177

9

25-14-4

24

11

Boston University, 170

10

23-15-1

22

12

University of Maine, 157

11

23-14-3

10

13

Miami University, 147

7

24-15-2

9

14

Western Michigan University, 125

12

21-14-6

19

15

United States Air Force Academy, 25

NR

21-11-7

1

Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 21.

NOTES: The NCAA Men's Frozen Four begins on April 5 in Tampa, Fla., with No. 1 Boston College squaring off against No. 2 University of Minnesota and No. 3 Union College facing No. 4 Ferris State University. The winners of the two semifinal match-ups will play on April 7 for the NCAA championship ... Boston College is the unanimous No. 1 selection for the fourth straight week and has been atop the polls for the past five weeks ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has two ranked teams and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked program ... A total of 16 teams received votes ... The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus before the last poll of the season is released on April 9 following the Frozen Four.

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.

 

2012 NCAA Men's
Frozen Four

Thursday, April 5
No. 1 Boston College
vs
No. 2 University of Minnesota

No. 3 Union College
vs
No. 4 Ferris State University

Saturday, April 7
NCAA Championship Game

 

 

 

 

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