Boston College Hockey Climbs To No. 2 In Both Major Polls

Photo credit: Graham Beck, Assistant Photo Editor - Heights Sports

Fresh off a weekend sweep of Merrimack, York and the Eagles find themselves ranked second in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. Ferris State (22-8-4) retains the top spot in both polls after sweeping Bowling Green.

College hockey polls are meaningless, so it's hard to get too upset over the fact that BC didn't jump Ferris State after knocking off three top 10 opponents in a week. But BC is number 1 in the PairWise this week, owns the head-to-head PWR against everyone else and wins the strength of schedule comparison, too (8 to Ferris State's 14). BC is unbeaten in their last seven games, Ferris State in their last five. You get the idea.

Ferris State only has two regular season games remaining -- a home-and-home with Western Michigan -- while BC has four games left against Providence (home-and-home) and Vermont (two at Conte).

Boston University (18-11-1), both polls previous no. 2 team, drops four spots in USA Today/USA Hockey and three spots in USCHO.com. Lowell comes in seventh, followed by Maine at 10/11 and Merrimack at 12/13.

The College Hockey Blog has BC ranked 6th this week, the highest ranked team in Hockey East. So, like, yeah. Whatever.

Goalie Parker Milner finished the week with a 3-0-0 record, 1.50 GAA and a .940 save percentage en route to being named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors. As a team, the Eagles are averaging 4.7 goals per game and giving up just 1.7 during their seven game win streak. The Eagles were also named Hockey East's Team of the Week.

BC is back in action this Friday in Providence to complete the regular season series with Friars. Saturday's home game starts at 3:30 PM and will be televised by NESN.

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