College hockey rankings 2012: Denver Pioneers slip after two-loss weekend

Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The Denver Pioneers fell from the No. 2 spot after dropping two weekend games, while the Colorado College

The Denver Pioneers lost twice this weekend to end a five-game winning streak, and the losses also dropped them in the USCHO collegiate hockey rankings. Sitting in second place last week, the Pioneers fell to No. 5 in the Division I rankings.

Denver (9-3) fell 2-1 on Friday in overtime to Yale before losing 6-4 to New Hampshire on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Colorado College Tigers (7-6-1) tied New Hampshire, 4-4, and lost in overtime to Yale with a 6-5 score. The Tigers are No. 18 in this week's poll after falling four spots from the last rankings.

The Boston College Eagles maintained the top overall spot and earned 49 of 50 possible first-place votes. With wins against the two Colorado schools, New Hampshire moved to the No. 2 spot and earned the other first-place vote. The top-five was filled out by Minnesota, Miami and Denver.

In order, Notre Dame, North Dakota, Union, Boston University and Western Michigan round out the top-10.

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