Boston College Hockey #1 in Polls After Gophers Losses


A pair of losses by the Minnesota Golden Gophers to the Wisconsin Badgers last week, coupled with the Eagles remaining unbeaten over their last fourteen games in a row, has catapulted the Boston College Eagles men’s hockey team to the top spot in the national rankings.

In the newest USCHO poll, Boston College earns 47 out of 50 first-place votes to claim the top spot. In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, the Eagles take all but one of the 34 first-place votes.

Wisconsin swept Thursday and Friday’s meetings with Minnesota, posting 2-1 victories each night in Madison. On Friday night, Boston College earned a 6-1 win over Merrimack which included three power-play goals and a shorthanded score. Minnesota has traded places with the Eagles, falling to second in the rankings.

This is the first time this year that Boston College has been ranked first in the nation.

The Eagles face #12 Northeastern in the Beanpot final tonight at the TD Garden.