1.) St. Cloud State
3.) Minnesota Duluth
4.) Minnesota State
5.) Penn State
7.) Ohio State
8.) Notre Dame
Spittin’ Chiclets College Hockey Rankings are here for week 6 and we have a new #1 team in the nation. The St. Cloud State Huskies now sit atop the rankings after a weekend sweep of Bemidji State. Not many changes though this week but we do have a new school, so let’s jump in.
Like I said before, St. Cloud State is the new #1 team in the nation after their weekend sweep of Bemidji State. I was worried how this team would do when they lost Head Coach Bob Motzko to Minnesota but they are clearly showing they haven’t lost a step. Seniors Patrick Newell (8g, 7a, 15p) and Robby Jackson (3g, 10a, 13p) are leading the way for the 11-1-2 Huskies this season and they’ll head to Miami of Ohio next week.
Massachusetts remains the #2 team in the nation and I know I’m probably going to get a ton of shit for putting them ahead of Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota State, but newmass is a wagon, it’s as simple as that. After two wins this weekend of UNH and Holy Cross, the Minutemen are 10-1-0 on this season and are 6-1 on the road which is very impressive. They’ll welcome Princeton to the Mullins Center on Saturday then have UConn the following weekend. This wagon aint slowing down anytime soon.
Denver jumps up a spot from #6 last week to #5 this week after a huge weekend split with Minnesota-Duluth, winning 2-0 on Friday night and losing 4-3 on Saturday. Denver probably has the toughest stretch of the college season for any team, playing SCSU, UMD last weekend, Providence next weekend, then NoDak the weekend after. Lucky for the Pios they had a cake walk to start the season.
Quinnipiac is new to the rankings this week coming in at #10. The Bobcats went 2-0-0 beating Cornell 4-2 on Friday and Colgate 5-0 on Saturday. I’m worried about QU’s schedule. The ECAC isn’t the most loaded conference this season. We’ll see how good the Bobcats actually are when they have a home-and-home with UMass Amherst the first week of December. Senior dman Chase Priskie has been impressive as hell this season, playing in 11 games and putting up 14 points (8g, 6a). The Capitals may have a hidden gem in their 2016 6th round draft pick.
Goal of the week:
Shoutout to the mecca of college hockey ASU making waves.