Week 15: USCHO Poll, RPI, and Big Ten Standings

Submitted by Sac Fly on January 14th, 2014 at 4:08 PM

All information can be found at USCHO.com

 

 

USCHO Poll

# Team Votes W-L Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota (48) 14- 2-3 997 1
2 Ferris State ( 1) 17- 3-3 935 3
3 St. Cloud State ( 1) 12- 3-3 865 2
4 Boston College   14- 4-3 853 5
5 Quinnipiac   17- 3-5 819 7
6 Union   13- 4-3 760 4
7 Providence   13- 5-4 642 6
8 Yale   8- 3-4 613 10
9 Wisconsin   13- 6-1 559 14
10 Massachusetts-Lowell   14- 6-1 546 9
11 Northeastern   13- 6-3 496 16
12 Cornell   8- 4-3 436 12
13 Michigan   10- 6-2 428 8
14 Clarkson   13- 7-2 352 11
15 Notre Dame   12- 8-1 345 15
16 Denver   11- 7-4 208 17
17 New Hampshire   13-10-1 148 20
18 Vermont   11- 7-3 143 18
19 Maine   11- 7-2 89 NR
20 North Dakota   11- 7-2 81 NR

Michigan drops five spots after another disaster of a weekend.

Past opponent Boston College moves up to #4; New Hampshire gains three spots, up to #17. UMass-Lowell drops one spot to #10.

The Big Ten still only has three teams in the Top-20. Ohio State is the only other Big Ten team receiving votes.

 

RPI

# Team RPI W-L-T Win% Win% Rank SOS SOS Rank
1 Minnesota .5998 15-2-3 .8144 1 .5283 4
2 Boston College .5812 14-4-3 .7549 4 .5233 6
3 Ferris State .5851 17-3-3 .8087 2 .5105 28
4 Quinnipiac .5759 17-3-5 .7773 3 .5088 30
5 St. Cloud State .5780 12-3-3 .7423 5 .5232 7
6 Union .5626 13-4-3 .7184 6 .5106 27
7 Northeastern .5563 13-6-3 .6712 9 .5179 13
8 Providence .5571 13-5-4 .6776 8 .5169 16
9 Massachusetts-Lowell .5500 14-6-1 .6792 7 .5070 35
10 Wisconsin .5540 13-6-1 .6588 10 .5191 12
11 Cornell .5451 8-4-3 .6370 14 .5145 19
12 New Hampshire .5394 13-10-1 .5630 26 .5315 2
13 Yale .5384 8-3-4 .6575 11 .4987 46
14 Clarkson .5414 13-7-2 .6422 13 .5079 31
15 Michigan .5379 10-6-2 .6163 15 .5117 25
16 Maine .5369 11-7-2 .5988 17 .5162 18
17 Notre Dame .5383 12-8-1 .5714 23 .5272 5
18 Vermont .5348 11-7-3 .5728 22 .5221 8
19 North Dakota .5349 11-7-2 .5816 20 .5194 11
20 Colgate .5218 9-9-3 .4909 34 .5321 1
21 Minnesota-Duluth .5259 9-8-1 .5376 29 .5220 9
22 Bowling Green .5249 12-9-5 .5691 25 .5102 29
23 Minnesota State .5258 12-10-0 .5800 21 .5078 32
24 Denver .5196 11-7-4 .5701 24 .5028 42
25 Brown .5182 6-6-3 .5211 31 .5172 15
26 Western Michigan .5188 11-8-3 .5561 27 .5063 36
27 Miami .5131 9-9-2 .5106 33 .5139 20
28 Alaska-Anchorage .5109 11-9-2 .5306 30 .5044 39
29 Ohio State .5135 11-6-1 .5926 19 .4871 47
30 St. Lawrence .5059 8-10-2 .4706 36 .5177 14
31 Lake Superior .5056 11-10-1 .5135 32 .5029 41
32 Air Force .5026 12-6-4 .6542 12 .4521 52
33 Northern Michigan .4960 8-10-2 .4787 35 .5018 43
34 Rensselaer .4950 8-10-4 .4571 37 .5077 33
35 Mercyhurst .4965 13-9-2 .6068 16 .4598 48
36 Bemidji State .4924 7-11-6 .4048 41 .5216 10
37 Alaska .4919 8-10-4 .4537 39 .5047 38
38 Nebraska-Omaha .4890 8-11-1 .4059 40 .5167 17
39 Harvard .4851 5-8-3 .4000 43 .5135 22
40 Massachusetts .4832 6-14-3 .3440 48 .5296 3
41 Bentley .4838 11-8-2 .5941 18 .4470 56
42 Michigan Tech .4833 7-13-6 .4008 42 .5108 26
43 Boston University .4701 7-11-2 .3587 47 .5072 34
44 Michigan State .4700 6-10-3 .3693 45 .5035 40
45 Merrimack .4660 5-10-3 .3675 46 .4988 45
46 Connecticut .4643 10-7-2 .5465 28 .4369 58
47 Canisius .4535 8-11-1 .4565 38 .4525 51
48 Dartmouth .4456 3-12-2 .2414 54t .5137 21
49 RIT .4404 6-11-3 .3918 44 .4566 49
50 Princeton .4350 4-15-0 .2021 56 .5126 23
51 Penn State .4364 4-12-1 .2414 54t .5014 44
52 Colorado College .4247 2-15-3 .1613 58 .5125 24
53 Niagara .4238 5-12-3 .3407 49 .4515 53
54 Robert Morris .4149 5-13-2 .3163 50 .4478 55
55 American International .4066 5-14-0 .2826 52 .4480 54
56 Holy Cross .4029 4-15-2 .2430 53 .4562 50
57 Sacred Heart .3986 6-16-0 .2936 51 .4336 59
58 Alabama-Huntsville .3923 1-23-0 .0504 59 .5063 37
59 Army .3694 3-16-0 .1633 57 .4381 57

Another big drop in the RPI puts Michigan right on the edge of the tournament cutoff. 15 is not a good spot to be in; we're going to need to put some wins together and get off the bubble.

There is some change in the state of Michigan. Ferris stays near the top and Michigan Tech and Michigan State stay at the bottom; Northern and Western are right in the middle.

Lake Superior State is struggling since their series against Ferris State, going 2-6-0 in their last eight games and falling out of the Top-20.

 

Big Ten Standings

Team Big Ten W L T SO Win% Pts GF-GA Overall W L T Win% GF-GA
Minnesota   5 0 1 0 .917 16 21-12   15 2 3 .825 79-42
Wisconsin   4 2 0 0 .667 12 23-15   13 6 1 .675 71-54
Michigan   2 2 0 0 .500 6 12-15   10 6 2 .611 50-43
Michigan State   0 2 2 2 .250 4 8-11   6 10 3 .395 44-47
Ohio State   1 2 1 0 .375 4 13-13   11 6 1 .639 69-51
Penn State   0 4 0 0 .000 0 8-19   4 12 1 .265 41-67

Our worst case scenario last weekend put us in freefall. With MSU and Wisconsin next on the schedule, Michigan needs to be perfect to avoid falling out of the Big Ten standings.

Ohio State is getting better; enough to challenge for 3rd in the Big Ten. Penn State is not good.

 

Hobey Baker voting has started. Andrew Copp is the lone Wolverine making the list. Vote Here.

 

Comments

saveferris

January 15th, 2014 at 12:59 PM ^

Is that 10 of our remaining 16 games come against Sparty, Ohio, and Penn State.  If you go 8-2 amongst that bunch plus split our remaining 6 games against Wisconsin and Minnesota, that gets you to 21 wins on the season, which, given the quality of our OOC wins, should be good enough to get us in.