Monday is a big rankings release day around the NCAA and instead of having three separate posts that you probably won’t click on, we are putting them all into one handy post that you will click on because we care about your time wasting at work. Gotta be efficient when wasting time.
Another week, another poll released with the Badgers at No. 1. A dominant weekend series on Long Island, in which the Badgers scored no fewer than 1,000 goals, kept UW on top of the USCHO.com/Coaches Poll this week.
New #NCAAWHockey poll— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) October 21, 2019
1 - @BadgerWHockey
2 - @GopherWHockey
3 - @GoNUwhockey
4 - @CUknights
5 - @CornellWHockey
6 - @BC_WHockey
7 - @PWIH
8 - @RMUWHockey
9 - @OhioStateWHKY
10 - @TerrierWHockey pic.twitter.com/9JDDbovKy1
I don’t know how, but the Badgers lost another first place vote this week to the Minnesota Golden Gophers and I am about to demand a full FBI probe into why this is. Wisconsin scored 22 goals on the weekend and pitched a shutout in their second game and somehow voters don’t think they’re good enough to be No. 1.
Coming off of a sweep of the former No. 3 team, and defending national champion, in the country, the men’s hockey team jumped all the way up to No. 6 in the USCHO poll.
.@DU_Hockey remains the top team in this week’s https://t.co/2QgdyNoa0Z Division I Men’s Poll, garnering 47 of 50 first-place votes.— USCHO.com (@USCHO) October 21, 2019
No. 2 @MavHockey nabs the other three first-place votes in this week’s rankings. pic.twitter.com/06Cj0KacAh
The Badgers jumped an amazing 11 spots in the rankings which, you may have guessed, is a record for the team.
The largest week-over-week climb for the #Badgers in more than 22 years of the @USCHO Division I men's poll is six spots, near the end of the 2012-13 season. Will UW, No. 17 last week, have a bigger jump this week after sweeping then-No. 3 Minnesota Duluth?— Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) October 21, 2019
Fellow B1G teams Notre Dame (No. 5), Penn State (No. 12), Ohio State (No. 15) and Minnesota (No. 20) are in the rankings as well. In more important rankings news, Bucci has the Badgers all the way up at No. 3! CAWLIDGE HAWKEY!
NEW 2019 BucciMane #CawlidgeHawkey Top 16— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) October 21, 2019
2 Minnesota St
5 Boston College
6 Minnesota Duluth
10 Notre Dame
11 Bowling Green
12 Western Michigan
13 Ohio St
15 North Dakota
16 Northeastern pic.twitter.com/FHEObf84Wf
The volleyball team is undefeated (8-0) in B1G play and held onto their No. 6 spot in the rankings. They now have a week where they won’t play a ranked team, although Michigan is amongst the teams receiving votes, to hopefully push their record to 10-0 in conference.
#AVCA Top-25:— AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) October 21, 2019
8. Penn St
14. Colorado St
24. Wash St
The RPI has the Badgers near the top at No. 3, which is a big deal because the top-four seeds in these rankings have home court advantage all the way until the Final Four. Nebraska and Washington are right behind the Badgers, though, so they’ll have to keep up the high level of play to maintain their ranking.