The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team received its highest ranking in program history, as announced on Monday.
In addition to being the top team in the PairWise Rankings, Quinnipiac is ranked 2nd in the USCHO.com Division I Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Polls. The Bobcats are also the only other team - besides top-ranked Minnesota - to receive first place votes, with three in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and two in the USCHO.com Division I poll.
Quinnipiac's No. 2 ranking in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll is its highest in program history. Entering this season, the Bobcats' highest ranking fell on Nov. 30, 2009 when they were fourth in the USCHO.com Poll and sixth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll.
Quinnipiac is currently 17-3-3 overall and 11-0-1 in ECAC Hockey play - placing the Bobcats in first place in the league standings with eight more points than the second place team. On Saturday, the nationally-ranked Bobcats, currently on a NCAA-leading 16 game unbeaten streak (14-0-2), jumped to first in the PairWise Rankings. Quinnipiac is currently a NCAA Division I-best 10-2-2 against teams under consideration. It is the second time in program history that the Bobcats have held down the top spot in the PWR's. In 2009, Quinnipiac moved into the top spot after opening the season at 12-1-0.
The Bobcats are back in action tonight when it hosts the University of Connecticut at 7 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The game can be seen live on WCCT-TV, where available.