Boston College Hockey Ranked 3rd in Latest USCHO Poll


Following a split with the Denver Pioneers last weekend, the newest USCHO poll has Boston College hockey ranked third in the nation.

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Released yesterday, Boston College has now risen to their highest level of the young season. The Eagles’ previous high-water mark for 2014-15 was fourth, a ranking they held in the USCHO preseason poll. Following their opening night loss to UMass-Lowell, the voters had Boston College hockey ranked seventh, but they have incrementally pulled their way back up towards the top.

Notably, this is also the first time this season Boston College has received a first-place vote.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers, a future November opponent of the Eagles, remains ranked at the top of the poll, though they gave back 13 first-place votes after splitting their weekend with St. Cloud State. The Huskies remain seventh nationally despite their 3-3-0 overall record.

North Dakota is the only other team ahead of Boston College hockey this week, while Colgate and Boston University round out the top five. In addition to St. Cloud State at seven, UMass-Lowell, Union, Michigan Tech, and the Denver team which whom the Eagles split are the rest of the teams in the top ten.

Future Boston College opponents in the eleven to twenty range are Providence (12), Vermont (14), and Notre Dame (15). Michigan, whom the Eagles will face in about a month, dropped out of the USCHO rankings from 15th last week.

The Eagles are only 13th in the PairWise Rankings for this week, but only two Hockey East teams — Merrimack and Boston University — are ahead of them. Expect this to rise as the Eagles’ schedule continues to increase in difficulty.