No Surprise, Yale No. 1 in Both Polls
Bulldogs Have Top Spot for 8th Straight Week
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's hockey team has been Division I's top ranked squad the last two months. The Bulldogs, coming off a weekend ECAC Hockey sweep, made it an eighth straight week today when the USCHO.com and USA Today/American Hockey Magazine polls were released.
The Blue earned 46 of 50 USCHO.com first-place votes, while No. 2 Boston College had the other four. Yale, one of five ECAC teams in the Top 20 poll, became No. 1 in December, the first time in program history.
Yale was the unanimous choice in the USA Today poll, taking all 34 first-place votes. RPI and Union are the other ECAC squads on that top 15 list.
Boston College was No. 2 in both polls, while Denver jumped over North Dakota for No. 3 in the rankings.
The Elis travel to No. 12/13 Union and No. 10/10 RPI this weekend.