Colorado College slipped out of the USCHO.com poll Monday, and it’s still not included in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, coming off a season-ending sweep at the hands of Michigan Tech in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.
Boston College remained the unanimous No. 1 in both rankings, with Minnesota-Duluth up to second, Michigan third, Minnesota fourth, Boston University fifth and Union sixth. Both polls still have Denver at ninth and North Dakota at 12th. Air Force rose two spots to 17th in the USCHO.com poll, and it again received votes in the USA Today poll.
The Tigers (18-16-2) lose six seniors in Ted Behrend, Arthur Bidwill, David Civitarese, Nick Dineen, Gabe Guentzel and Tim Hall, and they lose their top point producer, Jaden Schwartz, a sophomore who signed a contract Monday with the St. Louis Blues. Jaden’s older brother, Rylan, might wait until the summer to decide whether he’s returning for his senior season, while Scott Winkler (above) is expected to stick around for his senior year at CC.
Contact Brian Gomez: 719-636-0256 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: Brian Gomez. Twitter: @gazettehockey. Google+: Brian Gomez. YouTube: Colorado College Hockey, Covered by The Gazette. For the CC homepage, visit www.gazette.com/sections/sports/collegehockey. For the CC blog, visit http://collegehockey.freedomblogging.com.