The first weekend of College Hockey America games are in the books, and with that comes updates to the Pucks and Probabilities Power Ranks.
There have been very few games in general. Some teams have only played once while others have played twice. I don’t account for quality of competition – Penn State going against defending champions Wisconsin is a bit different than RIT facing UVM. Basically, it’s early in the season. Things will change.
Robert Morris continues to be good and as such remained in the top spot heading into Week 2.
Mercyhurst played well against Colgate, but ultimately suffered a loss and tie – keeping them within the 2/3 spot.
Syracuse fell in the rankings after losing three straight to start the season.
RIT moved from 6 all the way to 2, largely on the stellar goaltending from Lanteigne who made 71 total saves this weekend.
Lindenwood had tough competition but was able to get good goaltending from Asplundh who made 40 saves on against Bemidji on Saturday.
I definitely need to figure out how to adjust for goaltending and/or quality of competition. Penn State was always going to get worked by the defending National Champions. They shouldn’t be pushed to last in the rankings simply because that happened.