Reposting: Falcons climb to 11th in USCHO poll, increase point total in USA Today poll

By January 7, 2015Other News

(Editor’s Note: The following story was reposted due to technical issues.)

Bowling Green moved up two places to 11th in this week’s U.S. College Hockey Online Top 20.

The Falcons totaled 452 points, an increase from the 430 they received in the last poll on Dec. 15 when they were 13th.

The 11th-place ranking is BG’s highest since the poll began in 1997.

BG is 12-3-3 overall after posting a win and a tie against Robert Morris in a nonleague series. RMU (12-4-4) is 20th this week.

Two other Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams joined BG in the top 20 — Minnesota State was fourth and Michigan Tech was eighth.

In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15, the Falcons fell one spot to 14th, even though its point total increased from 94 to 105. The last USA Today poll also was on Dec. 15.

Providence moved ahead of the Falcons into the 13th spot by winning four games over the holidays. One of the Friars’ wins was a 3-0 victory at Vermont, ranked No. 9 prior to Christmas.

Providence was among the team’s receiving votes in the final USA Today poll before the holidays.

Minnesota State also was fourth and Michigan Tech was eighth in the USA Today poll.

The Falcons host Alaska Friday and Saturday nights at 7:07 in a WCHA series.

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