January 5 Hockey East Power Rankings: Eagle Surge Coming?

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Apr 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston College Eagles goalie Thatcher Demko (30) makes a save against Union Dutchmen forward Nick Cruice (8) during the first period in the semifinals of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The second half of the 2014-15 college hockey season is underway, and as we reveal the January 5 Hockey East power rankings, there is one question to consider: Has the Boston College wave begun?

In the seasons when the Eagles have done well in postseason tournaments, they were typically accompanied by second-half surges. Granted, this Boston College hockey team dug itself a bigger hole in the first half than most successful Eagles teams in recent years, but with the team now having won four in a row, some are asking if this is the early stage of a BC tsunami.

It may be too premature to foretell that, but we can say that Boston College certainly is not getting worse.

How do they stack up compared to the rest of Hockey East this week?

January 5 Hockey East Power Rankings: Top Third

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