Boston College Hockey Ranking: Eagles 5th in USCHO Poll


Following another good weekend for the Boston College Eagles, the Boston College hockey ranking has responded in kind: the Eagles have risen to number five in the nation in the latest USCHO poll.

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This is an improvement in the Boston College hockey ranking nationally of just one spot from sixth last week, but it comes after the Eagles defeated both the Colorado College Tigers and the UMass Minutemen at Kelley Rink.

Still in the top spot are the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who swept all 50 first-place votes while 5-1 Union remains second. North Dakota and Colgate are the other two teams in the top five with the Eagles.

Commonwealth Avenue arch nemeses Boston University are all the way up to sixth in the USCHO poll, gaining six spots to pull into the top ten. St. Cloud State, UMass-Lowell, Providence, and Miami of Ohio round out the top ten. The Friars dropped four spots from fifth as they are now 1-2-1 on the young season.

Other ranked teams that the Eagles will face at some point this season include their next opponents, Denver, at eleventh, Vermont (13th), Michigan (15th), and Notre Dame (20th). Alaska-Anchorage fell out of the rankings, replaced by the Fighting Irish.

In total, Hockey East has six teams ranked this week, and Boston College is highest amongst them.