SUNY Oswego’s men’s hockey team is the new number 1 Division III team in the nation.Ã‚Â And so is Plattsburgh State, their arch-rivals.
The new poll, reported by USCHO.com, shows the effects of former #1 St. Norbert’s shocking shutout loss.
Says writer Nicholas Jon Wood:
“…those who are tasked to rank its teams were divided in their response, voting conference brethren Oswego and Plattsburgh as co-top teams.
“The Cardinals, however, earned one more first place vote: eight to the LakersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ seven.”
Here’s the full top 15.
Oswego State battered Plattsburgh in November in the first meeting between the two teams, 5-2.Ã‚Â The Cardinals come to Oswego Jan. 30 for the rematch.
The Lakers’ only loss was a 2-1 defeat against Elmira, which is currently ranked #6 in the Division III poll.
Oswego State will host Brockport on Friday and Geneseo on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m.