College hockey polls: Irish land at No. 13/No. 14

Gayle Bell
ND Insider

JAN. 17, 2022

USA TODAY/USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE (COACHES)

1. Quinnipiac (ECAC) (19 first-place votes) (16-1-3) 477 points (2 Last Week); 2. Minnesota State (CCHA) (9 firsts) (21-5-0) 472 (1 LW); 3. Western Michigan (NCHC) (14-5-0) 419 (3 LW); 4. Michigan (Big Ten) (4 firsts) (18-6-1) 406 (5 LW); 5. St. Cloud State (NCHC) (12-6-0) 375 (4 LW); 

6. Denver (NCHC) (2 firsts) (14-5-1) 363 (6 LW); 7. Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) (12-8-2) 277 (7 LW); 8. Cornell (ECAC) (12-3-1) 246 (10 LW); 9. UMass Lowell (Hockey East) (13-3-3) 228 (12 LW); 10. North Dakota (NCHC) (13-8-0) 189 (11 LW); 

11. Minnesota (Big Ten) (13-9-0) 163 (8 LW); 12. Massachusetts (Hockey East) (10-6-2) 132 (14 LW); 13. Northeastern (Hockey East) (15-5-1) 119 (9 LW); 14. Notre Dame (Big Ten) (16-7-0) 102 (13 LW); 15. Ohio State (Big Ten) (16-7-1) 52 (15 LW).

Others receiving votes: Michigan Tech (CCHA) (12-8-1) 27, Omaha (NCHC) (14-8-0) 15, Harvard (ECAC) (8-5-1) 10, Boston University (Hockey East) (10-9-3) 4, Bemidji State (CCHA) (13-11-0) 2, Arizona State (Independent) (15-12-0) 1, Providence (Hockey East) (15-9-1) 1.

DCU/USCHO.com (MEDIA)

1. Quinnipiac (ECAC) (30 first-place votes) (16-1-3) 967 points (2 Last Week); 2. Minnesota State (CCHA) (15 firsts) (21-5-0) 944 (1 LW); 3. Michigan (Big Ten) (4 firsts) (18-6-1) 882 (4 LW); 4. Western Michigan (NCHC) (14-5-0) 858 (3 LW); 5. Denver (NCHC) (1 first) (14-5-1) 786 (6 LW); 

6. St. Cloud State (NCHC) (12-6-0) 776 (5 LW); 7. Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) (12-8-2) 681 (7 LW); 8. Cornell (ECAC) (12-3-1) 616 (9 LW); 9. North Dakota (NCHC) (13-8-0) 554 (10 LW); 10. UMass Lowell (Hockey East) (13-3-3) 545 (12 LW); 

11. Minnesota (Big Ten) (13-9-0) 521 (8 LW); 12. Northeastern (Hockey East) (15-5-1) 408 (11 LW); 13. Notre Dame (Big Ten) (16-7-0) 386 (13 LW); 14. Massachusetts (Hockey East) (10-6-2) 384 (14 LW); 15. Ohio State (Big Ten) (16-7-1) 327 (16 LW); 

16. Omaha (NCHC) (14-8-0) 210 (15 LW); 17. Michigan Tech (CCHA) (12-8-1) 208 (19 LW); 18. Providence (Hockey East) (15-9-1) 104 (17 LW); 19. Northern Michigan (CCHA) (13-9-1) 85 (RV); 20. Harvard (ECAC) (8-5-1) 62 (18 LW).

Others receiving votes: Bemidji State (CCHA) (13-11-0) 42, Clarkson (ECAC) (11-7-4) 42, American International (Atlantic) (11-9-1) 34, Boston University (Hockey East) (10-9-3) 23, Arizona State (Ind.) (15-12-0) 21,Boston College (Hockey East) (10-8-3) 11, Connecticut (Hockey East) (9-9-0) 9, Bowling Green (CCHA) (12-9-3) 5, Merrimack (Hockey East) (10-10-1) 5, Canisius (Atlantic) (11-9-3) 2, Bentley (Atlantic) (11-9-0) 1, New Hampshire (Hockey East) (11-10-1) 1.

BIG TEN STANDINGS

(Conference)

Pts, GP, W-L-T, OW-OL, SOW, GF-GA

Michigan 29, 14, 9-5-0, 0-2, 0, 52-39

Ohio State 27, 14, 8-5-1, 0-1, 1, 45-33

Minnesota 25, 12, 8-4-0, 0-1, 0, 43-30

Notre Dame 24, 14, 9-5-0, 4-1, 0, 42-34

Wisconsin 16, 14, 5-8-1, 1-1, 0, 35-45

Michigan State 14, 14, 5-9-0, 1-0, 0, 32-48

Penn State 9, 14, 3-11-0, 1-1, 0, 37-57

(Overall, W-L-T, .Pct, GF-GA)

Michigan 18-6-1, .740, 96-59; Ohio State 16-7-1, .686, 87-53; Minnesota 13-9-0, .591, 77-57; Notre Dame 16-7-0, .696, 77-48; Wisconsin 8-13-3, .396, 51-73; Michigan State 11-12-1, .479, 56-68; Penn State 12-12-0, .500, 81-77.

Friday, Jan. 14 results

Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 2 (OT)

Michigan 3, Penn State 2

Wisconsin 5, Michigan State 2

Minnesota 4, Alaska 1

Saturday, Jan. 15 results

Ohio State 4, Notre Dame 1

Michigan 4, Penn State 3

Wisconsin 3, Michigan State 2

Alaska 3, Minnesota 2

Wednesday, Jan. 19 schedule

Boston College at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 21 schedule

Ohio State at Michigan State, 7 p.m.

Wisconsin at Penn State, 7 p.m.

Michigan at Minnesota, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22 schedule

Ohio State at Michigan State, 6 p.m.

Wisconsin at Penn State, 6 p.m.

Michigan at Minnesota, 7 p.m.