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Here’s this week’s WCHA Power Rankings. This season, I will be doing the WCHA Power Rankings with Taylor Seibel who is a contributor of College Hockey Weekly.
1. Denver University – (7-1-0, WCHA 5-1-0) – This weekend, the Denver Pioneers swept (4-3 W – 3-2 W) the Minnesota State University Mavericks in Mankato. This weekend, the Pioneers have a home and home series with their cross-state rival the Colorado College Tigers.
2. Saint Cloud State – (6-4-0, WCHA 4-2-0) – This past weekend, the Huskies split their series (0-3 L – 5-2 W) with the University of North Dakota at the National Hockey Center. This weekend, the Huskies are idle.
3. University of North Dakota – (4-3-1, WCHA 2-1-1) – This past weekend, UND split their series (3-0 W – 2-5 L) with the with the Saint Cloud State Huskies at the National Hockey Center. This weekend, UND entertains the last place University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs.
4. Minnesota Gophers – (6-2-1, WCHA 3-2-1) – This past weekend, the Minnesota Gophers took three points (4-0 W – 2-2 T) from UAA Seawolves in Anchorage, Alaska. This weekend, the Minnesota Gophers entertain the Wisconsin Badgers.
5. Colorado College – (7-3-0, WCHA 4-0-0) – This past weekend, the Colorado College Tigers swept the Bemidji State Beavers (3-2 W – 6-3 W) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This weekend, the Tigers have a home and home series with their cross-state rivals the Denver Pioneers.
6. Nebraska Omaha – (6-3-1, WCHA 4-1-1) – This past weekend, the Red Mavericks swept (2-1 W – 5-3 W) the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in Omaha, Nebraska. This weekend, the Mavericks are off.
7. Bemidji State – (2-3-1, WCHA 1-2-1) – This past weekend, the Bemidji State Beavers were swept (2-3 L – 3-6 W) by the Colorado College Tigers in Colorado Springs. This weekend, the Beavers entertain the Michigan Tech Huskies at the Sanford Center.
8. Wisconsin – (1-4-1, WCHA 1-2-1) – This past weekend, the Badgers were idle. This weekend the Badgers travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to play the Minnesota Gophers in the Border Battle.
9. Michigan Tech – (2-6-0, WCHA 1-5-0) – This past weekend, the Huskies were idle. This weekend, the Huskies travel to Bemidji to play the Beavers.
10. Alaska Anchorage – (2-3-3, WCHA 0-2-2) – This past weekend, the Seawolves were able to salvage a point (0-4 L – 2-2 T) against the Minnesota Gophers at Sullivan Arena. This weekend the Seawolves are again idle.
11. Minnesota State Mankato – (3-5-2, WCHA 1-5-0) – This past weekend, the Purple Mavericks were swept (2-3 L – 3-4 L) by the Denver Pioneers. This weekend, the Mavericks are off.
12. Minnesota Duluth – (2-5-1, WCHA 0-3-1) – This past weekend, the UMD Bulldogs were swept (2-3 L – 3-6 L) by the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks. This weekend the Bulldogs travel down highway 2, to play the University of North Dakota.
Taylor Seibel's WCHA Power Rankings
1. Denver – (7-1-0, 5-1-0 WCHA) – The Pioneers took care of business in Mankato this past weekend, and they stay atop my WCHA Power Rankings. While the games were close (both were 1-goal games), the Pioneers did what they needed to do in order to get the sweep. Next weekend, the Pioneers play a home and home with arch-rival Colorado College.