Boston College Hockey Reclaims Top Spot In USCHO.com Poll

The defending National Champions reclaim the top spot in the USCHO.com Poll.

College hockey polls. TOTALLY relevant!

After BC's four point weekend -- including a convincing 3-0 win over Northeastern and a furious 5-4 OT comeback victory over UMass -- the Eagles reclaimed the top spot in this week's USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll. Boston College earned 27 out of a possible 50 first-place votes.

A total of eight different clubs received first-place votes, including Minnesota, Miami, North Dakota, Denver Cornell, Union and New Hampshire (wut). From Hockey East, UMass-Lowell ranks 11th, New Hampshire 12, Boston University 13 and Northeastern 15. This weekend's home-and-home with the River Hawks (Friday at Tsongas, Sunday at Conte) will be a matchup of the two top ranked teams in Hockey East.

Complete poll below.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll, October 22, 2012
1. Boston College (27) 962
2. Minnesota (12) 908
3. Miami (4) 831
4. North Dakota (1) 828
5. Denver (3) 800
6. Michigan 769
7. Cornell (1) 666
8. Union (1) 635
9. Notre Dame 587
10. Western Michigan 519
11. Massachusetts-Lowell 473
12. New Hampshire (1) 466
13. Boston University 357
14. Minnesota-Duluth 267
15. Northeastern 267
16. Northern Michigan 210
17. Harvard 185
18. Ferris State 178
19. Colorado College 147
20. Quinnipiac 116

In Gaudreaubey Baker news, sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau was named Hockey East Athletic Republic Player of the Week.

Gaudreau recorded four points (2g,2a) in the four-point weekend for the Eagles. He tallied two points (1g,1a) in each win at UMass and vs. NU. He netted the overtime game-winner in the team's 5-4 win over the Minutemen on Friday. He finished the weekend with 11 shots on goal and a +3 rating.

The Eagles were also named Hockey East Team of the Week for their four point performance, which included going 10-for-11 on the penalty kill.

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