Boston College remained first in both rankings, this time the unanimous No. 1, and Ferris State is second and Minnesota-Duluth is third. Minnesota is fourth in the USA Today poll and fifth in the USCHO.com poll, and both polls have Denver at ninth and North Dakota at 12th. Air Force also jumped one spot in the USCHO.com poll, to 19th, and like CC, it got votes in the USA Today poll. The Inside College Hockey rankings have CC at 16th.
CC (18-14-2, 15-12-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) hosts Michigan Tech (14-18-4, 11-13-4) again this weekend in the best-of-three first round of the WCHA playoffs, with Game 1 on Friday, Game 2 on Saturday and Game 3, if necessary, on Sunday. The winner gets a ticket to the WCHA Final Five in St. Paul, Minn., and to make the NCAA Tournament, CC needs to get past Michigan Tech, then win once or twice in St. Paul.
WCHA PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
No. 8 Michigan Tech at No. 5 Colorado College
Game 2: Saturday, 7:07 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, 7:07 p.m. (if necessary)
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