BC Versus Yale Hockey
Following this past weekend's home-and-home split with the Terriers, Boston College dropped one spot to No. 3 in the USCHO.com poll and retained their No. 3 ranking in the latest USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. Minnesota-Duluth (11-3-2), the defending National Champions, claims the top spot in both major polls this week.
The Eagles are now the highest ranked team in Hockey East, following Providence's weekend sweep of previous No. 1 Merrimack. Notre Dame (HEA-in-waiting) fell to No. 7 after getting swept by Northeastern in a two game series out in South Bend.
Boston University (8-5-1) is up to No. 11 in the USCHO poll and 12 in the USA Today poll. Also from Hockey East, UMass-Lowell (18th) and Providence (20th) round out the top 20 in this week's USCHO poll.
The Eagles host Providence (8-6-1) tomorrow night at 7 PM before traveling to Lowell (9-4-0) on Friday night. BC will have faced seven straight opponents currently ranked in the USCHO Top 20, starting with BC's November 13 game against BU.
(11) Boston University -- L 0-5
(7) at Notre Dame -- L 2-3 OT
(17) at Yale -- W 3-2
(11) Boston University -- L 3-5
(11) at Boston University -- W 6-1
(18) at UMass-Lowell
Should Michigan find its way back into the Top 20 after this week, that streak could reach 10 straight before its all said and done. The Eagles open the Great Lakes Invitational against the Wolverines on December 29.