NCAA Hockey Power Rankings: UMD Bulldogs Remain on Top

Joe WatsonCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 11: Carl Hagelin #12 of the Michigan Wolverines controls the puck in front of Luke Glendening #23 of the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on December 11, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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It is finals time at many colleges and universities around the country.  As a result, few teams were in action last weekend.

There were two big games on Saturday.  Union topped Merrimack 3-1 and St. Cloud State rebounded from their loss Friday, defeating Denver 5-1.

The teams below were idle, if there is no paragraph underneath their name.


First Five Out: Denver, Lake Superior State, Quinnipiac, Michigan, North Dakota

15. Cornell (7-3-1)

14. Michigan State (10-6-2)

13. Massachusetts-Lowell (10-5-0)

12. Boston University (10-5-1)

The Terriers dropped two spots to number 12, because Corey Trevino was dismissed from the team after being arrested last weekend.  BU also lost Charlie Coyle, who is leaving to play for the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

11. Colgate (11-4-2)

10. Ferris State (11-6-1)

9. Western Michigan (9-4-5)

8. Ohio State (13-4-1)


7. Notre Dame (11-6-3)

6. Minnesota (14-5-1)

5. Merrimack (10-3-2)

The Warriors lost to Union 3-1.  Merrimack is 1-2-1 in its last four games.

4. Colorado College (11-5-0)

The Tigers swept the Minnesota State Mavericks, winning 2-1 and 6-2.

3. Union (9-3-5)

The Dutchmen knocked off Merrimack 3-1.

2. Boston College (12-6-0)

1. Minnesota-Duluth (12-3-3)