Rankings roundup: How the top 20 NCAA hockey teams fared, Dec. 15-Jan. 1 – College Hockey

Penn State players celebrate a goal during their weekend sweep over RIT (photo: Penn State Athletics).

Here is a rundown of how the top 20 teams in the DCU/USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll of Dec. 12 fared in games since that last poll was conducted.

No. 1 Denver (16-4-0)
12/16/2022 – Lindenwood 0 at No. 1 Denver 5
12/17/2022 – Lindenwood 4 at No. 1 Denver 5

No. 2 Quinnipiac (15-1-3)
12/30/2022 – No. 2 Quinnipiac 4 at Holy Cross 1

No. 3 Minnesota (15-5-0)
12/29/2022 – U.S. NTDP* 2 at No. 3 Minnesota 3
12/31/2022 – No. 3 Minnesota 2 at Bemidji State 1

No. 4 St. Cloud State (14-4-0)
12/30/2022 – Manitoba* 2 at No. 4 St. Cloud State 5

No. 5 Penn State (17-5-0)
12/30/2022 – No. 5 Penn State 6 at No. 20 RIT 1
12/31/2022 – No. 20 RIT 1 at No. 5 Penn State 3

No. 6 Merrimack (14-5-0)
12/30/2022 – No. 6 Merrimack 3 at Dartmouth 2 (OT, Ledyard Bank Classic)
12/31/2022 – No. 6 Merrimack 1 vs No. 12 Providence 6 (Ledyard Bank Classic championship)

No. 7 Michigan (12-7-1)
Did not play.

No. 8 Boston University (12-5-0)
12/30/2022 – No. 9 Harvard 1 at No. 8 Boston University 2 (OT)

No. 9 Harvard (9-3-1)
12/30/2022 – No. 9 Harvard 1 at No. 8 Boston University 2 (OT)
01/01/2023 – RV Northeastern 4 at No. 9 Harvard 8

No. 10 Connecticut (13-5-3)
12/29/2022 – No. 10 Connecticut 2 at LIU 1 (OT)
12/31/2022 – LIU 3 at No. 10 Connecticut 5

No. 11 Michigan State (12-9-1)
12/27/2022 – No. 11 Michigan State 2 at Ferris State 4 (Great Lakes Invitational)
12/28/2022 – No. 11 Michigan State 2 vs No. 17 Michigan Tech 3 (OT, Great Lakes Invitational)

No. 12 Providence (11-4-5)
12/30/2022 – No. 12 Providence 3 vs Yale 0 (Ledyard Bank Classic)
12/31/2022 – No. 6 Merrimack 1 vs No. 12 Providence 6 (Ledyard Bank Classic championship)

No. 13 UMass Lowell (10-8-1)
12/30/2022 – Alaska Anchorage 4 at No. 13 UMass Lowell 2
12/31/2022 – Alaska Anchorage 3 at No. 13 UMass Lowell 2

No. 14 Ohio State (12-7-1)
12/16/2022 – No. 14 Ohio State 5 at Bowling Green 2
12/17/2022 – Bowling Green 4 at No. 14 Ohio State 9

No. 15 Massachusetts (8-7-3)
12/28/2022 – Clarkson 6 vs No. 15 Massachusetts 3 (Kwik Trip Holiday Faceoff)
12/29/2022 – Lake Superior State 1 vs No. 15 Massachusetts 4 (Kwik Trip Holiday Faceoff third place)

No. 16 Minnesota State (10-9-1)
12/15/2022 – Bemidji State 4 at No. 16 Minnesota State 3 (OT)
12/16/2022 – Bemidji State 4 at No. 16 Minnesota State 1

No. 17 Michigan Tech (12-6-3)
12/16/2022 – No. 17 Michigan Tech 0 at Lake Superior State 3
12/17/2022 – No. 17 Michigan Tech 5 at Lake Superior State 1
12/27/2022 – No. 18 Western Michigan 8 vs No. 17 Michigan Tech 1 (Great Lakes Invitational)
12/28/2022 – No. 11 Michigan State 2 vs No. 17 Michigan Tech 3 (OT, Great Lakes Invitational)

No. 18 Western Michigan (12-9-1)
12/27/2022 – No. 18 Western Michigan 8 vs No. 17 Michigan Tech 1 (Great Lakes Invitational)
12/28/2022 – No. 18 Western Michigan 8 at Ferris State 2 (Great Lakes Invitational)

No. 19 Notre Dame (9-9-2)
12/31/2022 – Alaska 3 at No. 19 Notre Dame 2
01/01/2023 – Alaska 0 at No. 19 Notre Dame 2

No. 20 RIT (12-6-0)
12/30/2022 – No. 5 Penn State 6 at No. 20 RIT 1
12/31/2022 – No. 20 RIT 1 at No. 5 Penn State 3

RV = Received votes
* = Not eligible for poll

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