ALBANY, NY - For the second consecutive week, Clarkson, Cornell, and Princeton each earned spots in the top-10 in the USCHO.com national poll released Monday, November 16 and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll released Tuesday, November 17.
The Golden Knights (12-2-1) mainted its No. 2 spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll with 160 points and fell on position to the No. 3 spot (122 points) in this week's USCHO.com poll. Clarkson earned a weekend split in league action last weekend dropping a 2-0 contest at No. 7 Cornell Friday and rebounding Saturday with a 4-1 win at Colgate.
Cornell, winners of five of six games, held the No. 7 spot in the USCHO.com poll after a weekend split of its own garnering 63 points and jumped from the No. 10 position to the No. 7 ranking in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll earning 66 points. The Big Red used a solid defensive effort and a pair of third-period goals to claim a 2-0 victory over then second-ranked Clarkson Golden Knights Friday night at Lynah Rink and watched St. Lawrence rally to take home a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon.
Princeton, winners of five of six games itself, held the No. 10 spot in this week's USCHO.com poll earning 23 points and fell from the No. 9 spot to the No. 10 position in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. The Tigers recorded a weekend split in league action last weekend, dropping a 4-1 game at Dartmouth Friday and rebounding Saturday to score a 2-1 overtime win at Harvard.
ABOUT THE POLLS:
The USCHO.com Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, including 12 coaches of Division I programs and three women's hockey writers. USCHO.com provides in-depth coverage of college sports, including hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and others.
The 13th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.